Monday, March 14, 2011

Signs of Spring

It's finally starting to look a bit like Spring around here. Most of the snow is gone and the first buttercups have made their appearance. The sheep are acting like Spring is here.....all playful, bouncing around the pasture. I love this time of the year. The sheep are happy and they look amazing in full fleece. Once the temps warm up a bit there will be the heavenly smell of warm lanolin to enjoy. That's when I know shearing is right around the corner.

 Here they are enjoying their breakfast al fresco under a stand of pine trees.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Paddy Bear my latest teddy bear creation. He is 10 1/2" tall when standing.....8" tall when sitting.....and 13" at his widest point.H has button-thread-joined joints which allows him to sit, stand, and enjoy countless other poses. He is knit using a hand-spun Shetland/Soy Silk blend yarn (all natural colors) and was fulled (or felted depending on which term you choose to use) just enough to create a firm fabric while still maintaining a touch of stitch definition. He has button eyes. His nose is needle-felted using very soft Suri Alpaca fiber. His facial features are also needle-felted. Doesn't he look so very happy?  :>)  He was also lovingly (yet gently) brushed to enhance the natural halo of the hand-spun yarn. This makes him very, very soft to the touch. You just want to cuddle with him.  :>)

Paddy Bear sports his favorite comfy winter sweater. This little sweater was designed just for him. It is knit from a hand-spun superwash wool. Ribbing can be found at the sweater bottom and both cuffs. The turtleneck is also ribbing. The sweater construction is rather simple with drop sleeves.

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I've always enjoyed putting together a good puzzle. It's a wonderful way to pass a rainy afternoon with those you love. When I discovered jigsaw puzzles online I was thrilled beyond belief. And then I discovered I could create my own.....Yea!!! Here is my first jigsaw puzzle. Simply click on the picture.


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