02 December 2016

Weaving Pillows

Ok.....so I'm not new to weaving, but I'm new to making pillows with my weaving.  These are made with a black cotton warp and a handspun weft.  The fibre was from Spinning Moon Farm and a little paper included.  They turned out better than imagined.

28 November 2016

Spinning Suri

Ok....so I walk into Heritage Spinning and Weaving in Lake Orion, MI thinking..."I just have to pick up my yarn and go"....seriously?  I walked out with this lovely suri alpaca from Fisher Farm...beautiful and soft spin.

23 November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to each of you....safe travels as you come together with your family, enjoy each precious moment and of course......I hope you all find a moment to knit, stitch, crochet, weave, or spin.

18 November 2016

Visiting the Apples

Ok....so a trip to Michigan in the fall is not complete without visiting the apples....ahhhhhh......

14 November 2016

Walloon Lake

Ok...Hemingway summered on Walloon Lake...I can see why.

10 November 2016


Ok....no matter how many times I cross the Mackinaw bridge or just look at it....I'm amazed.  Stunning and strong.  This is where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan.

Just had to pay a visit to Wienerlicious...done.

07 November 2016

Lake Charlevoix

Ok....just this.

02 November 2016

Driving the Leelanau Penninsula

Ok....so just a lovely day hitting all the little towns I haven't visited in years.

Finally heading home on the ferry....and a bit of knitting.

31 October 2016

Alabama Stitching

Ok....so, as my friend Jan would say....there is another squirrel in my house....  I have for a long time done embroidery work, but more recently have been drawn to the Alabama Chanin model for clothing, stitching and rustic simplicity.  So...off I go...  What fun!!  This is a small sampler I purchased to play a bit.  Needed to learn a little different style from the usual embroidery work I have done.

27 October 2016

Spreading Vines for Knitting

Ok....so I actually knitted something from my Ravelry queue.  The yarn was purchased in France at La Droguerie, however I did wait to return before starting the knitting.  This is Fingering weight with 6 needle so it's loose and so very soft.  I think it would be lovely worsted weight.  The pattern is Spreading Vines by Jennifer Weissman.  Love it.  Here we go with the colour business again....the yarn is a deep blue...I have to shoot these again sometime.

24 October 2016

Capelet Knitting

Ok....this was an unexpected and quick knit.  I used handspun yarn and added an additional repeat to meet gauge.  My version is large and the colour is actually the very dark blue green....having lighting issues today.  This is the Capelet of Good Hope by Lynne Vogel.  Give it a go.

20 October 2016

Knitting in France

Ok...so a single hank shawlette pattern...Wildheart...knit in Seven Sisters Arts Apex Karasu.  Was a fun knit and love the result.