Saturday, September 27, 2008


Karen and I took a fun class at Village Yarn and Tea a few weeks ago from Debbie Abrahams. She hails from Great Britain and works with Rowan. Her latest book is

She's a very charming and upbeat person who is a great instructor.

We received kits to make this little bag. Felt like a dope as I was making little mistakes all the time which slowed me down. I'm almost done with the front.

Fellow student Debbie

Thanks for helping me out Karen !!

A true friend is someone who thinks you are a good egg even though she knows you are slightly cracked

Bernard Meltzer

My first top down hat using Trendsetter "Boboli" A coworker kept after me to knit her a hat with flaps - she wore me down !

My first three ply. I love, love, love BFL !

Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind, for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.

John Wilkins

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mt Pilchuck

I was going to post about my recent beading class, handspun, trip to Whidbey Island, but that is to wait for another day. After seeing the kids pictures from their hike up Mt. Pilchuck (5,324 ft - 1,623 m)I had to share these lovely images

One touch of nature...makes all the world kin.

William Shakespeare

From left to right
Colton, Anna, Stevan, Forrester, with Marc in front.

They hiked up late afternoon on Friday and spent the night in this former fire lookout tower on the very top.

Three Fingers Mountain (6,854ft - 2,089m)
floating above the clouds.

That's one heck of a drop behind Forrester !

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.

John Muir

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Love is a fruit in season at all times, and in reach of every hand.

Mother Teresa

Joined this fleece study on Ravelry thru what else Fleecestudy !
I received 12 different 2oz. fleece samples, plus a notebook with information about the various breeds, along with sample cards to keep track of my work. Cool !!

It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.

Lewis Grizzard

The greenhouse under repair.