Monday, March 30, 2009


Here's the finished socks from the hand dyed yarn that I spun up last month.
I'm happy with these socks.
I may send them to CIC for the kids, I haven't decided for sure yet.
They are toe up socks.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Owls, turtles, and gift for Jan......

This is a gift I made for my dear friend Jan. It is a family of sheep.
On the bottom it says "We are the sheep of His pasture......"
It is for Jan's 70th birthday.
Each sheep represents a member of their family.
(Mom, Dad, and three kids)

Here is a set of turtle stitch markers that I made.
They were really hard for me, but I'm pretty pleased with the finished product.

Owls.....I was scared to try these, but am happy with the way they turned
out. :) I want to make a set for me!

Tha-tha-tha-that's all folks. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March Stamping class....

Jodi has been doing the craft for me each month, and this month we did a really neat scrapbook page. :)

Since class was on March 20, (the first day of spring), I decided to do a Spring card.

Each month I try to do a Masculine Card, and this is the one we did this month.

We also did an Easter Card.

Last but not least, this is our Christmas Card for the month. It's all glittery, but you can't see that in the scan.

We have stamp class again in two weeks. (YIKES)! We've been off schedule all year so far, and I'm trying to get us back to the 1st or 2nd Friday of the month....and the 2nd Friday in April is Good Friday, so we went with the 1st Friday.
Anyway....that's what class was this month.
I've not been very faithful about posting class stuff, and will try to be better.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Hummingbirds and more.....

I made these hummingbirds yesterday and have them listed at my Etsy store.
I also listed this sheep family at my Etsy store.
There is a baby sister, a big brother, a momma, and a daddy sheep.
They make me smile! :)

I was able to spend the entire day yesterday playing with clay!
It was so much fun, but today after church I had to do some laundry and then I did
some knitting. I need to give my hands a rest, as the clay hurts my thumbs.

Brown and white sheep

Small dolphins
Tomorrow I have to go to town and mail out packages. Then I will go
to Joyce's and knit with her and Lainey, and will probably have lunch with them.
It is supposed to be cold tomorrow, and we're expecting more snow.
Can you believe that it was 75 degrees yesterday, and last night we had
thunder and lightening like you wouldn't believe. WEIRD weather!

I hope to dye some roving tomorrow after I get home. I miss spinning, and don't have
anything on my one wheel. I do have some cotton on the Lendrum wheel, and will resume working on it. Spinning cotton is way different than spinning wool.

Etsy shop and more stitch markers

I have opened an Etsy shop for my stitch markers. The last photo above is how I am sending the sets out. The tins protect the markers during shipping, plus they are a neat little container for them. The address of my shop is:
This has been fun! :)

Friday, March 13, 2009


I made some Dove stitch markers tonight.
I really like the way they turned out.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More Stitch Markers

Panda Bears

Ice Cream Cones

I've been playing with the clay again.
I made some Teddy Bears tonight and they are curing now.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Kitty markers......

Black is playing with a red ball of yarn.

Brown kitties. One is playing with a blue ball of yarn, and one has green eyes.
The 'pins' holding the markers are handmade also. :)

We are getting a blizzard today. I guess it's a good day to stay in and play with clay.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Markers....cows and pigs.

My first few cows looked like a mix of a pig, a sheep, and a cow! LOL I think I'm finally getting it though. Terry helps me critique my pieces. We really laughed over the mixed up cows! I'm happy with the way these cows turned out.

The pigs are easier than the cows because you aren't having to fool around with different colors.

I've sure had fun playing with the clay, but my sock knitting is suffering because of it. I think I got burned out making the 13 socks for the CIC kids. I'll get back to socks again soon, though.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Spinning again.....

I completed the fuchsia and purple yarn. It is 17 WPI, and is about 300 yards total. It is 75% superwash wool, and 25% nylon. It was a dream to work with, although a little difficult to dye the roving as it kept wanting to fall apart. I'm very happy with the way this yarn turned out. The details on where I got the roving is below in the February 26 message where I show it still wet from the dyeing process.

I also finished the pink and blue yarn. It is 17 WPI and about 300 yards. It is 100% merino wool. I got it from the same place as the purple and fuchsia roving.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Stitch Markers

I'm working on putting the wires onto the polyclay without having to worry about
having any joins that would snag the yarn. The first two pictures show what I came up with on the last sets of markers. No ends at all to get caught. I'll have to use them to see how I like them.