Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas was THE BEST....

The VERY best present that was opened was the gift to Jackson from Charlotte...a REAL hockey puck...he kept saying "is this mine? my own?"...Charlotte and Christopher enjoyed this emotional reaction so much....we all enjoyed it.
Charlotte bought each of us a present with her very own money....thank you Charlotte.
Thanks to my family for one of the best Christmases ever.

My family gave me a 40" Toshiba t.v. for Christmas...OMG...I was so excited. I have it sitting on a small bookcase until I figure out where to mount it on the wall...AFTER giving away the big old t.v. stand and big huge OLD t.v....they also gave me a smaller t.v. cabinet for the stereo and to hold the CD's etc. It's going to make such a difference to my living room.

Notice the peace lily blooming on the front right of this picture (Henri's birthday present to me!)
A new lily every two weeks...it's amazing.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I read your blog

was trying to figure out how to attach this picture to Marilyn's blog....can't add pictures with comments to other people's blogs...oh darn..... this picture is so sweet....
Merry Christmas to All.....

Monday, December 20, 2010

Xmas sweater finished (for Christopher)

It's finally finished...A HUGE lesson in knitting learned doing this project....I didn't do a swatched...I assumed my pattern was calling for metric sized needles...oh no it didn't....It turned out to be a HUGE sweater ...so had to knit another one to fit a size 10 boys size....this picture is the right size...it's nice.
Merry Christmas to everyone.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jackson's First Christmas Concert at Playschool 12-10-2010

see other blogs below for the videos of the concert.

Ho Ho Ho and Row Row Row

Shepherd Boy

A still frame taken from the video below..

Jackson's Christmas Concert at PlaySchool....
it was adorable...A live baby was in the manger..

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Jingle Bells

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Jingle Bells HEY HEY!!

Jackson's First Christmas Concert at his PlaySchool....these little ones were adorable.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Around The Salish Sea ..Marilyn's Pattern on Ravelry

Marilyn's First Published Pattern that she named
Around The Salish Sea
My first time knitting beads into a stitch.
Marilyn's pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Craft Fair... my first time to have a table

Yesterday was my first craft fair. Heather helped me ALOT.
We worked well together and made it a very very
successful sale for me.
Thanks Heather!

Heather kept the table display looking sharp throughout the entire fair.
She worked so hard to make this sale so successful.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

recycled sweaters and felted hats

pink wrist warmers in the making..using the front of the felted recycled pink cashmere sweater

RED hat (not finished) and the matching wrist warmers..these turned out perfectly..
using the button from the cashmere sweater I shrunk.

Felted hat ...3 colours..this one is sold.
Black felted hat with elastic crown...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

recycled sweater

This ONE large felted (on purpose) man's sweater
made leg warmers,legs cuffs and two hats.
...on hat (using neck line) is just about done!

used the caps of the sleeves to make this hat with flower...it is adorable
If anyone has pure wool sweaters that they are NOT ever going to use again, please send them my way!..thanks.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

my daughters

My daughters...1973 or 1974...so beautiful.

Friday, November 19, 2010

hats for Dec. 4th Craft Fair

my latest felted hat...

My friend Heather showing the above hat before it is felted.

She was at my place drooling over some new spun yarn for

the next hat I'm make....see the hat at the top!!
Dec. 4th at RoyalOakMiddleSchool on West Saanich Rd. Victoria BC Canada
10am-3pm.... come and see us.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

hats hats and more hats RoyalOakMiddleSchool Craft Fair Dec. 4

Chenille and silk

raw wool and 2 yarns

hat before it was felted

Buffalo Wool

just a few of the hats that will be modelled at the craft fair
Dec. 4th at Royal Oak Middle School on West Saanich Road in Victoria BC
10-3pm..... hope to see you there!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Felted hat

Hand knit ..then machine felted..finished it today!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

baby hats for Victoria GenHospital nursery for Xmas week

Knitting at SeriousCoffee yesterday...when a VERY pregnant
customer's water broke!! Wish I had had a non Xmas baby hat with me!
Wonder what she had...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baby Hat for local hospital for Christmas babies

my girlfriend in Regina,Sask. sent me BAGS of yarn...among all the yarn was this Xmasy yarn...
this is the first of many baby hats I'll be taking up to the General Hospital for their December babies. Have been making baby hats for many years...and I did see a baby wearing one while shopping in Sears! Each newborn is given a homemade hat before leaving the hospital.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Visiting Grammer

..........................LOVE this blanket that is going to Community Knitters Charity Knitting in Victoria/for Victoria... Grammer puts these squares together for people that are less fortunate than we are.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Felted Hat and Sculpted Angels History

Today I had a great visit with my friend Lynn from Edmonton.
Lynn owned Cottage Creations on Broughton Street, Victoria BC ...many years ago...1994??
The concept of her business was that we artists rented wall space from her.. paying monthly rent..****and we received 100% of all sales *** unbelievable!!
I made hundreds of felted hats and also the angels that I sculpt using fabric mache'... Today she told me that I was the top seller in her business along with another artist who made angels out of seashells (I have one of her angels..I think she is from Saltspring..not positive)...

The felted hats were the first sold in Victoria...I found 'the pattern' while on a winter stay in hot hot Mesa, Arizona...I can't handle hot weather and I needed a cold place to hide and happened to walk into an air-conditioned yarn store and was VERY impressed with the felted hat in their window display...I asked to buy the hat..."Not for sale..but you can buy the kit and knit/machine felt one for yourself"...the rest is history. Hundreds of hats later..and still making them..
I have Lynn to thank for giving me that extra push to believe in myself and sell my products. What a friend she is. Thanks Lynn!!