Friday, August 28, 2009

Onions and Hats????

Not to sure what the onions and hats thing is all about but it seems to be the subjects I have chosen for the blog. Well for three weeks know I have been working on orders for these hats, it first started out as me knitting a sample for people to see what the hand dyed yarn would look like knit up and has know turned into a full time job!! I have knit about a dozen of them since the first one. My advice would be never place a little hat on a cute baby if you are not prepared to make anymore. Don't get me wrong it has been fun, I am just surprised at the interest in theses little fellows. Now the onions that you see in the picture along with my shadow (cool picture completely by accident) I had to harvest just after the storm as the tomato plants got flattened by the rain and in turn flattened the onions, It is all good though everything is still growing well just more at ground level now
Well today is a day of adventure I am hooking off again (two days in one month) and traveling to the south shore with a friend, we are hoping to get inspired by all the colors of nature and come back all ready to produce some wonderful textiles. (bye bye Hats) on to bigger and better things.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Playing hookie for the day!

On Sunday my grandson Owen and I went on a road trip to visit a friend who has a farm in the Gaspereau Valley, way up the mountain. She mostly raises ducks and turkeys, she has a few other farm animals, goats and a few sheep. She also has three guard geese that comb the yard for intruders, they are pretty funny running around hissing as you if to say "I am the boss here and you will not cross the line while I'm in charge", (they are to funny). The first thing Owen had to do was get in with the sheep and goats, there is not an animal that he will not try and make friends with, he is truly a little farm boy. Any animal that will stay still long enough get a big hug and kiss on the head, he is such a card. The past two weeks have been a bit of a descision making time for me, and it felt good just to leave the farm for a few hours. I have got to get busy this week and start to think about gettting ready for the winter craft fairs, I really do not want to have to do that but I will wrap my head around a couple for this year, but that's it. I am enjoying the Endield market, after all it is my social event for the week. That's pretty sad when one only has one social event a week and it is selling at a farm market how sad does that sound. OK I think I just found something else that I need to rethink, I best get on it talk soon. Ps Aydin is doing great he is getting really big but remains a gentle giant, we just love him.