Monday, June 20, 2011

your kindness made my day!

what a beautiful job you all did on my shawl. you all are so creative. i wish i could thank you in a big enough way to show my true appreciation. my words are just not enough. i will be giving this shawl to my maeve as a gift. she will be twelve very soon and will love it for a lifetime.
thank you so very much, linda

Monday, June 6, 2011

Another One is Home

Oh, my shawl is so sweet with little touches of embroidery on it! Thank you! I will post a picture soon!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Shawl is home...

Hi everyone. My beautiful shawl is Home. Thank You everyone who added their special touch to it. I also appreciate the extras that were sent Thank you. I was as guility as anyone about holding on to Shawls/Sweaters to long. I want to thank Lulu for coming up with the idea and maybe we can try it again sometime now that we have had a trial run..... I hope everyone has a fun summer. Smiles and BIG Hugs, Karen

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Send all Sweaters home, Please!!

Calling ALL (Girls) Sweaters Home, please... our project is done.

- it's simply time to hang it up and send all of these lovely shawls and sweaters home- Puh- lease don't delay a day longer, and package them up, pop them in the mail this week. I have everyone's addresses if anyone needs them, or simply message the person whose garment you have.

Please continue to share your thoughts, images, tutorials on our blog. xoxo with love.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Finally Finished

Ok, so it has taken a long time to finish my addition to this beautiful green sweater. All of the work is so lovely. I added a beaded butterfly broach,
so it can flutter around all of the flowers.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Where did the time go?????

I received Kathy's sweater in December. I had high hopes of adding to it and sending on it's way by January. Well guess what, that didn't happen and now it is March. March? What happened to January and February? I can't believe I have been such a slacker on this project. I truly apologize and I buckled down this week and finished my additions of the green monkey in the pocket and a little cuff embroidery. The package is now ready to be sent on it's way.
So what have you all been up to. I know that I have been collecting projects again and have a pile of WIPs to prove it. I hope to get a few things tackeled this weekend, but you just never know because I keep finding more and more things that I would love to make.
I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend---d

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I don't look ready for prime time here- but it sure was a happy moment I wanted to have documented. Amelia sleeping beside me while I knit with some of my all time favorite hot pink yarn, soft and custom handspun from Shannon at SunriseLodgeFiberStudio, on a recent weekend morning.

I have three pair of hugs-handmade socks from friends: one striped pair from Lori, one ladylike pinky-purple pair from my friend Kusi, and one from long ago from my friend Paul. The socks I've knit in the past have been fat, dr. seuss-y and appropriate for wearing in hiking boots or galoshes. However, just like the magical 'someday' when I only use vintage and handmade dishes, I would love to live happily in the future wearing only handknit socks. That day sure feels far away because I'm a slow knitter.

bees, hive, live...

well, since our blog has been neglected...and no sweaters seem to be flying about this winter, I thought I'd take a little tangent to share some photos of what's on my mind.

Here are a few of my ceramic cups, which are all over our home. When we have a dinner party, we fill the dining table with an army of large, medium, small and in btwn sized vessels to tempt guests with drinks, appetizers, condiments, candies or dessert. When people ask why I don't sell them, I simply tell them that I'm getting there...but for now I enjoy the growing army.

I have always loved personified and 'creatured' functional objects- maybe so I don't ever get lonely. My dear friends Larry and Daniel sometimes indulge this fascination of mine, as they are likely some of the cause of it! :)

sending love...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

hi everyone. i hope the weather is clearing for you. we are having an early spring which is not good either since the cold weather will just ruin the plants but what to do. i am having a hard time posting my pictures from flickr. i don't like the way it works at all. i wanted to share with you my first colorwork bag. a beautiful bag at that. as usual i try to make my own directions, and guess what? i now have a huge felted fruit bowl. will try to share it with you. it looks good filled with apples and oranges but not so much for my bag. anyway, hope all is well. i don't have a project so i might try another bag. xoxo linda

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lulu's Shawl

Hi Bees.... I finished Lulu's shawl finally. I thought I was finished before but it just looked like it needed more.... I added a big L in the top middle surrounded by leaves and flowers. Apparantly my L is off kilter a wee bit so I am so happy Lulu will love it anyway. Here is a pic while it was still a WIP. The only thing missing is 2 more flowers.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Photo, you say?
I picked up a little last gift from an old friend yesterday....
She filled the little backpack with fat quarters!
Definitely not going to school to be used by small children.
And I'm certain that will be my expression when I have to go back to work next Monday. Ready to jump off a cliff.