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Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Monday, December 31, 2007

Presents from down under

I received my long awaited present package from Sascha my Australian epal. She fought with this pattern till she got it. I'm very VERY happy with them! She also sent the most beautiful pale aqua Samoyed dog hair yarn. If she hadn't told me I would have never guessed.. it looks like mohair.
And, yes Victoria, she sent Magazines. Your gonna love these! I better put my name in them so they don't just joking.
She also sent deep purple roving and some of her lavender oil scented wooden balls (I think they're wooden) that smell ..Ahhhhhhhh....wonderful. The kitties will love the felted balls she sent for them too.

It is also my 34th Wedding Anniversary today. This is what Bill got me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Merry Christmas again

Merry Christmas Everyone. We had the whole family here. Well, all our kids and their kids and my brother! It was loud and hectic and I loved every second. We teased about sending them home but it was snowing and we worried about them getting home safe.
Here are a few pictures of the day.
#1 ~is the Tree with SOME of the prezzies before the mayhem hit.

#2 ~Trysten, Eryka, Jayda and Bryce. They look so innocent don't they?
Rather like Deer in

#3~ is of Jayda in her baby alpaca tam (wonder if she'll ever wear it correctly) and the sweet little bolero she picked the yarn for and the pattern. Oh and the "dress" she's wearing? Is her Dora Nightgown that I bought her. She tried very hard to wear everything all at once. For awhile she had on all this and pink fairy wings also. Wish we got a pic of that!
Hope you had a wonderful Holiday......Hugs to All......Annie

Monday, December 17, 2007

Oh what a Weekend!

Let me first say... Bless me for I AM DONE SHOPPING!!

Next.. All weekend we've been kept awake by this crunch crunch crunch..gnaw gnaw gnaw in the ceiling of our bedroom. Its been driving us both crazy.
THEN I come down to make coffee Sunday morning and notice alot of bits and pieces of ??? on the counter and on top of the canisters. Oh Geez, what now?? AND..there is a little hole in the ceiling where something has been trying to get in! I look outside puzzling it over and see Squirrels chasing each other around our big maple tree. As I turn to continue making coffee something hits the house with a huge thud and scrabbling up the side of the HOUSE!! WTF was THAT!! I turn to tell my husband about the hole in the ceiling and that I'd just heard the loudest noise.. thinking a squirrel had scaled the wall again (I've seen them do this plenty of times) when what drops down onto the deck but the BIGGEST Raccoon I've ever seen! Now, I don't normally worry about them. They're cute and they don't live in our yard. Its not possible that it was the one gnawing on the ceiling..can't get in there (to fat). Bill points out that Crystal is in the back yard not 6 ft away from the Raccoon. I've heard they will kill cats. Bill takes off out the back door. OH MY GOD.. you should have seen that Raccoon. It wasn't afraid of anything. It stood up on its hind legs with its arms out stretched.. like "Bring it Buddy.. ya want a piece of me?"
I thought we were gonna have an incident but he at the last second it backed down and ran when Bill started yelling and I never saw Crystal run for the house so fast!

As he was searching the garage to see how the "squirrel" was getting into the kitchen ceiling he discovers a broken hot water pipe spraying water all over the wall next to my kiln! Wonder how long thats been going on!

So, I delay my grocery shopping to stay to call the para-medics if Bill falls off the ladder putting up thick metal screens on all the soffits to keep the lil tree rats out. We'll finish the soffits in the spring when its not so windy and wet.
And, It worked like a charm.. slept like babies. The water pipe is fixed and so is the hole in the ceiling. That was more excitement then we usually have around here.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

More Beads beads beads

Since my camera couldn't or wouldn't take decent pictures of my beads. I asked some fellow displayers, Emma and Jen, to try and get decent pictures. These are a few of the ones Emma took! Thanks Emma, they are beautiful!!

Click on Photo to see other Pictures Emma took.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Beads beads beads

I know its a blurry picture but what your looking at is a bunch of shiny new beads. To be sold at the Open house at Village yarn and tea..
Ad below

Holiday Open House

Saturday, December 8, 2007
Doors open at 10:00 AM

11:00 - 12:30:
Free Make 'n Take, Session 1
1:00 - 3:00:
Vendor's Corner
3:30 - 5:00:
Free Make 'n Take, Session 2

Our free Make 'n Take project this year is a knitting-themed holiday card sponsored by Close To My Heart. We provide the supplies and inspiration, you supply your enthusiasm and talent!

In Our Vendor's Corner:

Amy Allen, Good to be Girl Stitch Markers and Gifts
Emma Kidd, Dragonfibers Hand-dyed Roving
Anne Turner, Handmade Beads
Terri Shea, Sellbuvoter demonstration and book signing

Live music and a food sampling from Christopher Brooks - holiday puddings and chutneys - round out the day. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

So in love with these

From The Anti-craft
The more I see of this site the more I like it. I started some fingerless mitts in black and green..would look awesome in this pattern!!