Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My New Pins

Etsy strikes again!!! My friend Mary makes the most awesome sewing supplies. She is the one that created all my wonderful knitting hooks and crochet needles. I just purchased these sewing pins from her....and these could be very deadly for me. I can see hundreds of them in my future.

http://scary2merry.etsy.com/ for her pin kits & http://scarymerry.etsy.com/ for knitting/crochet supplies.

Friday, September 19, 2008

NEW!!! Cross Stitch Freebie Cake

Here is the beautiful September Cake from Brooke's Books. It can be found exclusively on my Yahoo Group. Click the little witchy poo on the left to join!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I was just walking home from the neighbors, AKA Mom & Dad, and noticed my wisteria had bloomed. It's just this one flower and it's rare because it hasn't had flowers on it since July.

I also was intreaged by this vine...I love the way they wind all over everything. If you click to enlarge it..it's even more beauiful.

And...yet another sunflower. This one is very inusual in color, but I don't think I captured it well. It's very tall and in an odd place.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

More Sunflowers

My sunflowers were so beautiful this morning I had to go out and take pictures of them. We are still enjoying the most beautiful Indian Summer here in North Idaho. It is supposed to be around 85 today and 90 tomorrow! YIKES!!! Just as we all take the A/C out of our houses. I'm not complaining! I love it...and since I'm not ready for fall yet...I'm going to take what I can get!

Miss Hermione Jean is enjoying the day as well....of course she's looking for something to munch on.

More sunflowers

Friday, September 12, 2008

Etsy is the worst thing that has ever happened to me!!!!!!!!

So...I have some serious issues when it comes to collecting...luckly I plan on living for quite a few more years so I can put a dent in all this stash of mine.

I have been knitting and am ready to make my first project. I spend quite a bit of time on my machine and my hands get cold. So I thought I would make some arm cozies...but then most of you know that I couldn't just make plain ones! (I probably will later) So I went to my favorite place http://www.etsy.com/ and found this wonderful lady Shelby with her beautiful hand dyed Harry Potter (of course) inspired yarn. Well since I am fairly new at the knitting business I asked her about it and she was very friendly and helpful and this is what I got. It is so beautiful, soft, and luxurious. I LOVE IT!!!! So out came Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hedwig, & the Sorting Hat to help me make this pattern from Lions Brand (they have a ton of wonderful free patterns..BTW!)

I'm a little scared so this might take me a bit to finish...I'll keep you posted! Thank you Shelby! I will be back for more!!!

My Beloved Needles were made by Mary - http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=31348

PS...I'm working on the picture taking skills..they're not that great..sorry =)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Calm before the BRRRR!!!

We have been having an absolutely beautiful Indian Summer here in North Idaho. It's been in the mid to upper 70's with blue skies as far as the eye can see. After the brutal winter we had last year this is very welcome. Though I am not looking forward to winter at this moment ... and still wishing I could jump back in the water...(too cold now) it is a nice place to be and I remind myself daily to just be one with it all in this moment. As Einstein says "Space and time are not conditions in which we live, but modes in which we think" I try and keep that close to me and live in the Now! Have a great day!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thread Holders

So, my new friend Monique makes this awesome thread holders. I bought one for Stitching with Jane Austen and thought I would have her make some for Brooke's Books. So here it is. They are available on her Etsy Store and are very handy!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Just as I always thought....LOL!!!

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Harry Potter

You like a guy who's not afraid to fight evil when evil picks a fight. There's a lot to say for bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, even if it does come with a prejudice against people who don't fit into his conception of "good guy" and a penchant for hurling objects across rooms when he gets angry. But in fairness, for an orphan who's spent the better part of his life being hunted by the most evil wizard in existence, he's turned out pretty well. Just be prepared to name your kids after everyone he's ever lost, because he's got a bit of an obsession about the past.

(Fanart by hito 76 http://hito76.deviantart.com/ Used with permission.)

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Sweet Treats

Well, I've just been a blogging fool today! This is my current WIP! I plan on making it a big beautiful pillow.

HP Swap....DONE!!!!

Well I have finally finished it all. Unfortunatly, my lovely children damaged one of the eggs for the dragons beyond repair. I am so pleased...right! Anyway, I do not have time to redo them so it will have to go as is...I still think it's a pretty good swap. So here they are...what do you think???

Spirit Angels

Miss Brooke has finished all of the Spirit Angels for this Christmas Season. Introducing: The Spirit of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Christmas Stitching, & Holiday Baking. Aren't they wonderful! I can't wait to add them to my tree!!!

My Garden

I was out in the yard today taking photos. I'm trying to be better about documenting my life in print and photographs. These are some of my sunflowers. The unopened one is huge. I am 5'9 and this baby has got to be 7'5 feet tall. I can't wait to see it when it opens. I also have photos of my wisteria, which is one of my most favorite things. I love the way it winds all threw my fence. Another picture of my garden gate, and my old mile post sign in the raspberries. I truly love North Idaho. I feel so blessed to be surrounded in such beauty.


Here is another part of the swap...the dragon beds. The G is for Gryffindor and the H is for Hufflepuff. I have made these into iron-ons and will be placed in the center of each bed. I'll have these whipped out in no time. I will post again when I have these all put together. All the other items are done and in place. I can't wait to send it out.