Tuesday, August 18, 2009
We had a great day and a great party at home afterwards!!! Congratulations Larissa!!!
Thanks to all our wonderful Family and Friends, the day was a great success. We did miss Nichole and John they could not be here to join in the fun :-( We are looking forward to seeing them in October when Larissa and I take a vacation to visit them in New Haven..
Another big change at our house is the size of our "puppy" Gus.
He loves to chew anything in sight and Loves to eat my plants. I have since given all my plants to my mom and she brought them back to health. I go visit them!! My garden hose is now is 2 pieces instead of one? I thought it got ran over with the mower, nope it was the handy work of Gus!
I haven't gotten alot of knitting or weaving done. I have started a blanket to send along to college with Larissa. I'm only about 1/2 done.
A quick catch up on life at the Milk Ranch!! Yea, we are milking cows too!!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
First off, I have exciting news from my youngest daughter. She will graduate this year and she has won a state essay contest and received $3000 cash. Yes I said CASH!!! All I have to say is I'm not sure her feet have hit the ground yet. She is one happy camper. Mom and Dad of course instantly said it goes towards college. The only thing she wants to buy is a set of golf clubs. What a way to end your senior year. Way to go Riss!!!
I've been cleaning out some stuff. I sold my spinning wheel this week. It's been sitting in a corner frowning at me for a year, wondering why I made it sit there unused. So I knew that my friends daughter wanted one. I contacted her and made the drop on Saturday. They both (the wheel and Miraha) were smiling ear to ear. She will give her a good home.
I have been weaving some. I put a warp for 2 scarves on. The first is done and the second started. I find the weaving very relaxing. I do however think the knitting machine (matilda)is throwing the loom (Lucy) dirty looks!
Till Next Time
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Go here to register for the giveaway as well..... Good luck but you already know that I'm going to win!!!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I've been crocheting on the Oat Coutoure, Seaside blouse. I'll try to get pictures up soon. I have the back done and starting the front. It's the first thing I've ever crocheted to wear. I've crocheted for years, doilys, dolls, etc but never clothing. So we'll see if it fits when I'm done!!
We had an addition to our "farm family". Our new to us black lab (she came to live with us about 1 1/2 mo ago.) Had puppies in the last two days. We found her last night and sadly only 1 puppy survived. She is pretty young so feel lucky to even have 1 survivor. He is a pretty golden pup. when he gets a little bigger I'll take pictures of him too. Hmmm. I'm thinking a good name would be artic, since he was born during the coldest time of the year!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
And the gentle breezes blow
Seventy miles an hour
At twenty-five below.
Oh, how I love South Dakota
When the snow's up to your butt
You take a breath of winter
And your nose gets frozen shut!
Yes, the weather here is wonderful
So I guess I'll hang around
I could never leave South Dakota
'Cause I'm frozen to the ground!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I've been making hats for charity. I joined a group called Save the Children, and have been crocheting baby hats. I have been using the ends of skeins. I also made a scarf for the special olympics but forgot to take a picture of it, what a wonderful feeling that was to send it off. I would love to see a picture of the athlete's and their scarves!
Happy New Year Everyone!!!!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I sewed all the pieces twice so hopefully he can't pull anthing apart!! Instead of bead eyes I used yarn and french knots.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I think I better stick to knitting and crocheting......... :-)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
What this does, is bring back memories of the ice storm of 2005. We were without power for 8 days. Now that's not alot of fun considering we live on a dairy farm. Being the weenie that I am I went to town the first chance I got and stayed with a friend and went to work!!! I did send home groceries and whiskey, so I got extra points for that!!! We have quite a few milkers in the neighborhood so they would start at one farm help that person milk, move the generator to the next farm and help that person and so on, and so on. The men were totally exhausted but that's what neighbors do for each other in the Dakota's.
So tomorrow morning if it's white here, I'll post a few pictures...... From the inside out of course!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
When the new addition to our family arrives I'll post pictures!!! Hmm now to name the new addition. I have Stella the garter carriage, Sophia the loom, Doodle (current machine) maybe Tillie for the new machine? :-)
Decisions, Decisions. I'm not sure I had this much trouble naming my kids!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Have a good day all
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
What a long day........ but wow, I had this package to greet me when I got home!!!
My warping board came!!! Now to figure out how to use it!!
So I opened the box and put it together. Next thought.... I have to clean my fiber room so I can fit another toy into it.... I pushed, shoved, threw away, packed on shelves all the "stuff" laying around and I can at least walk into the room now. Here is a picture of the warping board put together.
Here is my loom. I've had it since July. I have dishtowels on it right now but hope to get them done in the near future!! Guess that's all for tonight.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I was able to attend a week end dyeing party!! It was a great learning experience. I didn't realize how much work went into the preparation of the yarns and materials that are hand dyed. Let alone the different ways to make the designs in fabric. I dyed some cotton yarn, and other yarns that I had a home that were mixtures of cotton and wool. I bought some wool fabric and dyed it and hope to cut it into strips and use it to weave a rug or two.
Friday, September 26, 2008
I'm off to a session on Dyeing. When I've told people that they ask me if I'm going to be a hospice helper!! NO I'm going to learn a new skill today. The art of dyeing fabric, yarn etc. I can't wait, It's going to be a wild ride. Just hope I don't come home looking like a smurf :-)