Saturday, July 19, 2014

Garden in bloom

Here are a few pictures of our garden blooms.
The first is a watermelon bloom, followed by a jalapeño bloom, a yellow squash bloom and finally a contender green bean bloom.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Date Night

We had a wonderful mini date at Shiki last Wednesday. The kids did really well. My sister-in-law and her boyfriend invited us to come out with them, kids and all.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Books, books and more books!

Mom and I spent this past Friday with my girls at the local library.  We enjoyed a puppet show starring my DDs. They also made the most of the puzzle and exploration center. Then we went home with an arm load of books.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Knitting and Doctor Who

I love the BBC show Doctor Who and I love knitting so here are some pictures that I've found that combine both of those things.
Doctor Who Theme Stitch Holders...

(Crocheted) All the Doctors

Even the Doctor himself is interested in knitting. ;)

Beautiful Shawl.... Tardis blue of course.

One of my favorites.

Hope you all enjoyed my Doctor Who Them post.  Have a Blessed Day!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Little Surprises....

Here is what I found when I went to check on my Shamrock plant, whom I thought was going to die earlier this year so I set it outside and voila it came back again.
I found a tiny little yellow mushroom growing then after the mushroom died the Shamrock plant flowered for the second time in two years. 

While we were checking on some fields; we came across some milk weed in bloom.

I also took some pictures of the storm clouds that were left after the rain we have on Wednesday.

I hope everyone has a blessed weekend.  Happy Friday!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Double flyer spinning wheel

I was looking up videos of Finnsheep and came up with this.  I've never seen anything like it.  My DH said it looks like this person is "milking" the flax that they are spinning.

I hope you all enjoy this video and God Bless you!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mary Had a Little Glove...

Hello everyone,
Today is going to be a short post.   I've figured out a fingerless glove pattern for my DD.  She has very small hands for her age.  The original pattern was from trumped duck for a four year old but was too big for her so I cut it down to make it fit. I've included a link to that pattern. Below is a picture of one that is finished.  I knit it from some of my hand spun BFL. Also pictured is the scarf to match that was knit with the hand spun BFL as well.

My DH and I have been talking about getting some sheep that I can raise organically for both meat and wool.  I have been doing a lot of research on the matter and we have settled on Finnsheep. Below is a picture of some.

From all I've read about they are lovely creatures. I like that they are very friendly, docile and a smaller breed.  If you have or have heard about them please feel free to leave comments below.  I would like to know what are the most common sicknesses they have.

Friday, May 30, 2014

A New Yarn

Hello everyone,
I'm super excited to show you some of my yarn that I've finished spinning.
It is 50/50 llama and Suffolk wool.  It was given to me by my DGIL (dear grandmother in-law) she had her llama and sheep sheared about 15 years ago and it has been in storage since then.  When I took up spinning she graciously gave it to me.  So here are some pictures of  before it was spun.

Here it is spun up into singles.

Washing and rinsing after being Navajo plied.

Then finally drying and I can't wait to start knitting it up into something.

Right now I'm working on a pair of fingerless gloves for my DD using some of my hand spun BFL.  I've finished her scarf and I'll post some pictures of that next time.
These next pictures are some flowers from a plant called vetch.  You can buy it to plant but we have it growing wild here.  The cows love it and it is really good for them too.

So I believe I will leave you with those and I hope you have a blessed day.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Messed up Pictures!

Hello everyone,
I'm sorry about the pictures in today's post.  Some how they were messed up when I put them on the post hopefully these will load better.

I don't know if these are in the correct order or not but here they are.
Thank you for understanding and sorry about the pictures.
Have a blessed day.