The Maritimes survived the much dreaded Hurricane Kyle on Sunday night. In fact, it was downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached land. I took some pictures of the fall colours on Sunday, just in case the winds blew off all the leaves, but luckily our trees were strong and most of the leaves remain! Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Just released today....East Coast Mittens! These are an absolute must for me when I'm walking. I'm what I call a "ground walker" because my head in always down looking for treasures. Treasure to me can be rocks, flowers, leaves, bugs, feathers, any sort of interesting tidbit! Fold back the flap, release fingers, pick up the treasure, put into my pocket and home I take it!
Friday, September 26, 2008
Well who would have thought making treasuries would be so much fun! As I have previously mentioned, pink is my absolute favorite colour, and I just couldn't resist making a treasury devoted to pink! I was also able to include some good friends and fellow New Brunswickers in my colour scheme as well! It can be found at http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=26971. Enjoy!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
My Mother-in-Law found this button on a coat ages ago and thought it would look great as a prop for some of my crocheted items. I think it is just too nice to stay in the background and deserves a place all of its own! We can't decide just what kind of animal it is though. Lion, Tiger, something mythical? Whatever it is, it is just beautiful! Thanks MB!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
We have been seeing a lot of deer lately. This is a group of four (one is out of the picture) that frequent to local golf course. They come out to these apple trees the same time every night for a quick bit to eat.
This little spike horn comes to the fields below our house, but, as you can see, he was being adventurous and this was taken right below our back deck. You can see where the velvet has rubbed off, but a long piece is still hanging down his head.
This is the fourth deer from the first pictures.
Finally, a picture of all four of them. This was taken in the parking lot of the golf course! Notice how the two does are darker than the two kids. They are starting to put on their winter coats.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I managed to snag my first treasury today and quickly put this together. To see the real thing go to: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=26469.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I found this fantastic Hunter's Orange Briggs and Little yarn that was just screaming to be made into a pumpkin. This is what I came up with so far and I have most of the pattern written, but I'm sure it will be the end of the week before I can put it on my Etsy site!
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I just finished my latest pattern, which is a two piece set, that is made from only 1 ball of yarn! I hate having to buy more than one ball of yarn for a project, so here is my solution! Of course you all know where to find the pattern, right? Just in case you don't remember, it is www.bellamcbride.etsy.com!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Hurricane Hanna reached the East Coast of Canada late Saturday night and ended on Sunday. Saint John, New Brunswick received the most rain with 143 mm. This picture is my view of the fields below my place with the creek running through the middle. As you can see, the creek turned chocolate brown and the water slowly crept through the field throughout the day. The next morning the water in the field was gone, but the creek was/is still muddy and high. We got off very lucky!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
I was asked by a fellow Etsian (www.yarnfreak.etsy.com) to come up with a cool and funky pattern for some wristwarmers for her teenage daughters. This is what we came up with and I'm told they are "way cool"! My niece, also a teen, agrees as well! I thought my days of being "way cool" were way over! Thanks girls!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
They are ready! For one price you get all three versions of my newest Neckwarmer!
The Battle Between Neckwarmers and Scarves Rages On:
Why Neckwarmers are better than Scarves (in this crocheter’s opinion):
1. If you get hot, you can put your Neckwarmer in your purse
2. They are smaller so you could make one in every colour to match all your outfits
3. They stay in place and don’t mysteriously become longer on one side
4. You can show off your favorite vintage buttons on them
5. And because they are just so darn cute!