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Friday, December 31, 2010

I didn't get a chance to do another post today looking back on 2010. I'll try to get to that in the next day or two. Today was a busy day that flew by. I cannot believe 2010 is over already!

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year filled with many blessings!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year - Reflecting on 2010 - Foster Kittens

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 Where has 2010 gone to? It seems we just celebrated Christmas 2009 not that long ago.
Looking back on 2010:
We fostered 15 kittens from the Teller County Regional Animal Shelter - that is a record for us! We were blessed with some adorable kittens this year. First (in February) were Thelma & Louise (rescued from the helipad in Victor) who had new homes even before we took them back to the shelter in late April, followed shortly thereafter by the nekked as a jay bird bottle fed kitten, Jellybean (found in a trash can at a gas station). Then came Barbie and Kenny and a week later their sister Krissy (all rescued from a trailer park in Woodland Park - Krissy was found almost dead in a trash can). Immediately after Jellybean, Barbie, Ken & Krissy went back to the shelter in July we got Magpie & Raven (found outside at the Children's ARK in Ute Pass - Magpie was a "special needs" kitten). In August we got Black Jack, Blackberry, Inky (who we called Blueberry or "Boo") and Soot (who we called Ace of Spaced or "Ace") all slender little short haired black Oriental kittens. When I picked Ace and Boo up from the vet's office, it turns out Ace had been switched with Espresso (another black kitten who had been at the vet's for neutering that same day - also from the shelter). We kept Espresso because he needed some socialization work. He went back to the shelter in mid December and I was bereft without kittens in the house! Two days later the shelter called and asked if I could take in two more kittens - of course I could!! So we picked up Mickey and Mack and they are still here. I am in love with Mickey but hubby says we already have enough cats and don't "need" another one. is so hard sometimes to foster these little love bugs and then take them back to the shelter when the time comes!
Tomorrow I'll reflect more on what we did in 2010.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas Filled with Peace, Joy and Love

This is an old photo - it looks like we won't have a white Christmas this year. At least we'll be able to make it over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house!!

Stay warm and safe - enjoy the holiday with family and friends. I'm so happy we have a wood stove to keep us warm!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

No rest for the weary - or is that no rest for the wicked?!

Sorry I haven't been very good lately about keeping up with the blog or visiting my favorite blogs! I've been really busy trying to get these scarves done in time for the holiday shopping season.

Recently I posted photos of my "Herb Garden" shawl and my "Autumn Splendor" long skinny scarf. Both of these sold last Friday! I was so excited when I opened my email and saw that they had sold.

The yesterday I posted a photo of my "Summer Meadow" scarf for Wordless Wednesday. That scarf is also sold and on its way to the new owner.

I finished another scarf in the series - this one is called "Spiced Curry" - very warm and spicy!

This scarf has a 52% wool/48% silk base which has incredible luster and drape to it. The fringe is Wensleydale locks tailspun and crocheted along one edge of the scarf. The scarf is available for sale in my ArtFire store. You do not have to be an ArtFire member to purchase on Artfire! I have several other hand knitted and hand crocheted scarves, cowls, etc. available in the ArtFire store so please take a look around if you visit.

And this morning I finished up another long skinny scarf - this one is called "Mermaid". It isn't listed yet but will also be available in the ArtFire store. So, whether you like it hot - or cool - we have something for you!

I have three skeins left of the tailspun yarn so I am currently spinning a merino wool roving for the base of one scarf and am debating on the yarn to use in the last scarf. I have two matching skeins of dark rainbow colored tailspun yarn and was thinking of running the fringe down both sides of the scarf but don't think the wool/silk yarn I chose is sturdy enough to support two rows of fringe, unless I modify the scarf and make it skinnier. I'll probably do a skinnier scarf and put one skein on before making my final decision.