Monday, October 26, 2009

Monogramed Coasters

Here is a pile of monogramed coaster sets I made on commission this year.  Fun project.  When I can't come up with anything new to add to my blog, I'm going to go through my photos and add something from there.  Now if I could just find a way to organize my photos (and the time, because I think it just might take years to do that) and remember to take photos of the things I've made.  All too often they leave here before I remember to document them, sigh.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A Little Knitted Postcard

I made this little knitted postcard to send as a Thank You note to a very special person.  It arrived safe and sound in Maryland.  Fun little project.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Question about Elephants

Such is Life:  sometimes things just CAN'T happen because there is an elephant in the way.  (from "how to fail a test with dignity" email)
next question:  How do you move an elephant?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

More Wildlife

I caught this little guy sunning himself on the window ledge.  The privacy fence around my patio has "windows" just like an indoor room to provide a view of the garden.  I'm just not sure which side of the "wall" this guy lives on as he enjoys the patio as well as the garden.  Personally, I prefer him in the garden where he is less likely to startle me.  I call him Lizzy.
The windows are here, right behind the pampas grass and the climbing rosebush.  Pretty good disguise eh?  Since the patio is uphill from the road we were feeling like we were on a stage for all to see without the fencing.  Now we can look out but looking in is nearly impossible. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


We have had quite a summer here in the Appalachians. Bear sightings in several neighborhoods, copperheads nesting in waterfalls and gardens. Hawks and Owls shopping for dinner in our yard. Some of it has been a little scarey, some of it very enjoyable, and some of it has been downright funny.
I made this little toady as a gift for a friend following an especially funny story about not being able to get back in the house one evening because there was a "huge" toad sitting by the door just waiting to jump into the house if she opened the door. So just how do you get a toad to jump out of your way without touching it?
I filled him with rice so he is quite poseable. His eyes are 4 beads (the black ones fit just perfectly inside the clear ones (how lucky is that?).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Go Dragons

I had a little trouble getting a willing model.

Reviving the blog

I've been thinking about reviving this blog thing for awhile not. Seems I spend too much time blog hopping to do any blog writing. But I'm going to try.

first up........ GO DRAGONS!!!

I found some red and white eyelash yarn in my stash and asked my dd if she would like a furry school spirit scarf. This is what she requested instead.... something about "Where's Waldo" stripes and "Thing one and Thing two" furry heads.