Monday, November 29, 2010

MUSIC- BOX PHATFIBER SAMPLES - CHIP OR DALE?

A sassy Jay selecting some sunflower seeds from the railing.

This could be Chip or is it Dale? Either way, they are cute little devil's. The bird's aren't too happy about him stealing their seed and tell him so.


I had fun carding lots of wool and sparkle yesterday. I will divide them into sample size for the December - Phatfiber Box, today. The theme this month is the Music Box. I chose "I'll be Home for Christmas" by Rascal Flatt's. Fitting for December and the time of year. The song and video bring back many memories of trips back home for the Holidays. Kid's bundled up, suitcases packed, presents loaded and on the way we would go.

A week back home over the Holiday's.



Lot's of Memories.



I carded enough for the December-Phatfiber box samples, the shop, and some for me to spin.









Saturday, November 27, 2010

HOLIDAY SPINNING-BIRD WATCHING

Brrr.... it's cold out! The birds are really enjoying the seed that I put out on the railing for them to eat this time of year. These are just a few of the many that come to eat. I had some cardinals, sassy jay's, red headed woodpecker's, nuthatch's, and tufted tit mouse's, today. I really enjoy watching them from my window as I spin.


It was a great day to cozy in and spin.
I really felt like spinning something sparkly today. So I decided to spin some merino that I dyed in HOLIDAY colors. I grabbed sparkles and added them as I spun.


Hope everyone is enjoying this long Holiday Weekend.

Friday, November 26, 2010

READY-SET-GO!!!!

I was tempted.... for a second after seeing all those deals they keep talking about on the TV,

but....


Decided I would rather enjoy a relaxing day at home after the holiday.


Nice big cuppa of hot tea, good movie and the spinning wheel.




Hope everyone who braves the crowds today, finds lot's of good deals and has fun shopping.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

HAPPY TURKEY DAY !

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GETTING IN THE SPIRIT

View from my deck last year. Suppose to snow on Friday and I'm getting in the holiday mood.

AND THE CIRCLE CONTINUES





I first saw this video on TV as a commercial for the show -Family Guy- a few weeks ago and it just cracked me up.


Thought I would share it.


I think the reason it is so funny is that it is sooo...true. I can remember way...back ...when, I did the same thing to my mom, and my kids did it to me.
And so the circle continues.
Note: Scroll down to bottom of page, hit pause on player to listen to video without music.

Monday, November 22, 2010

LONG...WINTER'S NAP AND PHATFIBER

SEASON'S OF LIGHT- NOVEMBER PHATFIBER BOX
Just look at all the goodies!
more below

A chill is in the air and the boy's are curled up for a nap together. They know winter is on the way and have started spending more and more time indoors snoozing.


Our old grey Smokey is a normal sized cat and I think he huddles close to Spook- my gentle giant - to keep warm.




HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY'SFrosty Icelandic fleece, wrapped in ribbons of ruby red, and emerald green shetland/rambouillet lamb fleece. Topped with fluffs of white cotton drifts, and glittery ruby red, emerald green, and vintage gold angelina.
A fun Holiday spin.


MusicBox is the theme for the December Phatfiber box and I'm busy washing, dyeing, and carding fleece for the box. I've got a pretty good head start.




COLOR TOUR

Silky Bfl roving




All the leaves were bright and light when I decided on my contribution to the November Phatfiber box, one of my favorite times of year. I just listed a few in the shop http://www.giffordables.etsy.com/









Season's of Light - November Phatfiber box. I finally found some time to post photos of my box.

Yummy fiber, yarns, patterns, and stitch-markers. Love it all as usual.





Now to find some time to spin the fiber and knit the yarn.


Busy... busy... busy... hope to find some time during the holiday to enjoy some of the wonderful boxes that I have.
Remember to click on the photo to enlarge for a good look at all the goodies.






Here is a shout out to all the wonderful contributor's in the


SEASON'S OF LIGHT- PHATFIBER BOX



http://www.skyloomweavers.com/ - Harvest-merino roving






http://www.mamajudes.etsy.com/- O CHRISTMAS TREE- lot's of yummy fiber's in this one. All plant dyed and cute tree lights included.



http://spinfusion.etsy.com/ - Aneira - Welsh-meaning Snow. Falkland wool, and angelina



http://catawampus.etsy.com/ - Main Harvest Moon-kid mohair, romney, alpaca, angelina



http://www.fleecemakers.etsy.com/ - REFLECTIONS- A beautiful blend of fibers- to name a few finn, merino, cormo. Very yummy.



http://thedyeingarts.com/ - Aurora Borealis- Oh....so....soft...Baby camel, and tussah silk sliver



http://www.hippiepenguinfibers.etsy.com/ - Diwali-hand pulled roving-merino,firestar, silk, and more....



http://www.knittink.etsy.com/ - League of Extraordinary Gentlemen-Faux Cashmere, and Firestar, and a key charm. Soft..



http://rockymountaindyeworks.com/ - Mt.Sparrowhawk Sock- superwash merino



http://www.fiberfancy.etsy.com/ - Twinkling Teal Lights-extrafine Merino



http://www.rebelyarn.etsy.com/ - Light of Day -Silk noil fine yarn- beautiful!



http://www.dyetyarns.com/ - Sockolate Mousse-merino/cashmere/nylon-fingering wt yarn



http://www.atreehuggerswife.etsy.com/ - Aurora Borealis-merino-fingering yarn



http://www.taddiebeeknitting.etsy.com/ - Brooks brothers-luxury upcycled yarn



http://www.lampyridae.etsy.com/ - beautiful stitch marker with a shiny butterfly



http://www.4stitchmeknot.artfire.com/ - smooth stitch marker rings



http://www.bitsyknits.com/ - Evening Star-Beaded Wristlets pattern









Thanks to everyone in the Season's of Light - November Phatfiber box.



For more information about the box or latest news go to http://phatfiber.blogspot.com/

























Monday, November 15, 2010

WINTER and the WOOLLY CATERIPILLAR

Hubby found this WOOLLY CATERPILLAR outside tonight and it looks like it has quite a bit of black fuzz. You know what they say about the ratio of black to brown fuzz, don't you? More black means a harsh winter. Maybe I'll hunt for another one and see what it looks like. One that predicts a mild winter would be better, don't you agree?

Friday, November 12, 2010

WHAT'S SPINNING - LEMMING'S

Fine wool blended into shades of soft buttery mellow yellow swirled with rich wine glide on to the bobbin today. Needed a little de-stress time after all... this... painting.What's this? A reminder as to why I will not follow the current trend and use plenty of color on my walls. I tried to paint them brown, then yellow , then finally back to what they are meant to be.

Soothing Parchment White.

I decided to take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and THREE days later... I am finally done! Let's just say I will really try not to go against my gut feeling again and jump off the cliff like a lemming.


Monday, November 1, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN - FINAL LANDING

Love Halloween !
Crisp leaves, bonfires, pumpkins, glowing lights, and candy. What's not to like;) Soon it will be Thanksgiving before we know it.

Cool morning air causes steam to rise off the still warm lake as a flock of geese come in to rest before flying south. These might be the last, til spring.