Sunday, December 25, 2011

December 25 2011

well.. it was too log since I wrote.. Looks like MD sheep & wool fest was the last one... sad to say my partner decided he wanted his own booth and we had to apply as new venders after I had been in it since 1989 and brought him in..:0(
I got word that I did not get in.. so sad this has happened as I have a fiber life that I love and that was my only connection.. He does shows all over the area.. I can not do that and since I lived in MD before moving to SC.. all my friends are up there..
I have posted a Drum Carder for sale, Louet Classic for 500.00 includes UPS packing and shipping.. no takers so far..
I am spinning some merino and unknown wool blended, in colors of blues, greens, and yellows.. to knit and felt a Gator purse.. appapo to SC..
I am playing with Mandalas.. healing process - health , well more problems were found and some created worse.. so I am trying to find alternative ways to treat them along with the doctors.. Mandalas and audio books.
I got a player and am able to get audio books from the state library.. love it..listening to Debbie Macomber for a while.. just finished a trilogy by Anne Macaffery ( passed away in Nov 2011.. very sad to hear ). Excellent stories and will look for more of her books..
It has been a nice and quite Christmas Day..... Merry Merry to all for all the holidays this month..

Sunday, May 22, 2011

MD Sheep & Wool Festival 2011

3 days of my fiber world was fabulous !!!! being a vendor and setting up on friday morning leaves time to wonder around and marvel at all the creative works at the largest Wool festival in the United States... I used to live in MD and have been in the festival since 1989.. It is always the first full weekend in May - so if you ever get a chance to go- do it...:0)

To see the creativity of all the vendors is so wonderful and inspiring.. plus walking around to visit the sheep, alpacas, Llamas,Angora goat and rabbits.. and of course the food - Lamb Gyros - Huge brownies and eclairs are my favs.... So until next year...... I need to get busy spinning and writing new patterns

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Happy St. Patricks Day

I have been knitting and crocheting.. I finished another Gator scarf in Purple.. then knit 3 Irish cloths - kept 1 and the other 2 I am donating to the senior center for bingo prise.. I am crocheting a scarf now for my brother, then need to knit one for my sister Inlaw...

Last week we had storms go thru and there was this beautiful rainbow in the front of my house.... with everything popping here I took a few other pictures.. the big tree now has leaves and the white tree line is turning green.. so got them just in time..

There was a fire last night in my little trailer park , 2 doors down.. it was an old falling down wooden cabin, behind one of the trailers.. Luckily they were home in the trailer and called fire dept in time.. or their house and a lot of ours would not be here.. very scary..

I hope everyone has a fabulous week.......

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Valentines, only a little late

I wanted to post this last weekend , but my Kodak pictures hung up and I need the pictures to show you for the blog..
I knit 4 Valentines cloths for the senior centers Bingo game since it was on valentines day.. they liked them.. I need to knit or crochet or spin to keep my hands busy with mindless things..
The Heart we made for craft day at the Senior center- I hung it on my door..
I was able to go to the senior center ( internet and senior center are my social life now).. anyway I went t-w-th- then they said I could ride the van fri if I wanted too.. so I did and the hour and 1/2 ride is not worth it.. friday and mondays are bingo days so more people ride the van..
I use the equipment to help with loosing weight.. I got up to 5 min on the elliptical and 30 min on the bike plus 2 reps on the pull down - 50 lbs.. feels good.. but it is making me hungry !! I ate over 2000 calories yesterday and probably the same the day before- they serve a balanced lunch but 700+ cals yesterday and I saved the banana.. not loosing weight now.. confused on what is happening.. have 3 days at home to readjust ..

Friday, February 04, 2011

bulky scarf

I had made a beautiful bulky long wide scarf and donated it before taking a picture.. DUH.. it came out so nice I will make another an get a pic this time- I do not know how to write the pattern the way I made the open work stitches. I did a YO -front to back then brought it forward and make purl 2 tog stitch.. its a YO Purl 2 tog.. but how do I make sure people read it that way??
I donated it to the senior center for a bingo prize and I am making 3 cloths in pink with heart designs to donate for valentines day bingo..
It is cold and rainy here- so happy we did not get the ice or snow. Feel sorry for those that did get it.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

winter tent

I have been feeding 3 female cats since summer. One is the kitten of the Momma Kitty, I call her. When she had the litter she started trusting me more and brought the kittens up to eat with her.. they were about 5 weeks old. I was able to grab 3 and crate them for a week and they were so loving and wanted to be rubbed and held , so I was then able to take them to the humane society for homes. I could not catch the last one until we had the first snow at Christmas and she has been in the house ever since- I tried catching Momma Kitty but when I got her in the house she stayed under my bed for 24 hours before I got her back outside. she lets me rub and pet her move her around but can not pick her up.. The other kitty I call Ring Tail as she looks Siamese but with tan rings around her tail. She is about the same age as the kitten. I can rub, pet and move her around too- but not pick up. I thought if I could crate her like the others she would come around, so I could find her a home - but she freaked and even a box scares her to death- she is also very vocal as Siamese are, she wanted outside so bad she was tearing at the door and windows. Had to let her back out.. now I am still trying to find help to get them shots and fixed.. as I am on SSD and low income..
It was raining and cold so I tried to feed the 2 inside the door they were eating when Momma kitty took off for my room yesterday and is still in there. Ring Tail likes to come in and look around then go back out , so she is coming along very slowly..
I worry about them all the time. I made this tent out of a wicker table I had, I put a trash bag under with an old blanket and a trash bag on top with a sheet to hide and block the wind..
The males are coming around more now and the kitten is in heat so I am assuming that Ring Tail is also- I sent an e-mail to humane society for help since I did not get an answer on the phone and no gas to go that far just for an answer??? still waiting...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Other projects

I have made scrabble Charms to sell they are fun and inexpensive.. I am making paper beads to go on bracelets and necklaces I am going to make out of my handspun dyed tussah silk.. will put up pics when one is finished.. still learning about making the beads.
well thought I lost this post - but I found it, so I will publish and let it go for the night.. will try another later..

Pictures of my other projects

Ok- lets see if this works like I want it too- these are my knitting projects the Gator scarf from Morehouse Farms is a cool one to make.. Looking forward to making the Gator purse- I need the yarn for it .. I have some to spin merino.
The Next are my "Goddess Gloves" I wrote the pattern for and need to type it up for sale .. they are fun - easy too.. You can use any ribbons you like or make a cord out of yarns to match..

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2 weeks behind already

I was going to write every week and I am a little late..I have been crocheting, playing in my art journal and now trying to make paper beads for a necklace idea I have.
Here are some pictures of things I had been playing with..
well I wanted the pictures under this but they went on top?? still learning the blog- not techy .. I am playing along with very fun art group for women only.. also creative everyday, Doodle a day and we start thing-a-day in February..

Saturday, January 01, 2011

New Years Day 2011

Today starts a lot of daily art themes and health challenges.. see the side bar for just a few.. I will upload some of them as I go here, or on their flicker pages..
Lets all wish for a Happy Healthy Wealthy new year in 2011.