Monday, December 19, 2011


My oldest grandson, Michael. I'm so proud of him!

#1. Michael

#2. Michael, his full brother Austin, and two younger half-brothers Lukas & Connor.

#3. Melody, with all four of her boys, for the first time in 10 years.

#4. And me with the five of them.

#5. Michael and I.

#6. Michael & his 'battle brother' Mommer.

#7. Michael with Lukas (dark hair) and Connor (blond).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Electric Spindle

Mike & I spent the evening messing around with my old sewing machine. The bobbin case inside broke, so it can no longer function as a sewing machine. However, it now has a new life ... as an electric spindle! Thanks mostly to my husband's knowledge of things mechanical .....
The finished product (for tonight) - about 14 grams of Welsh Black Mountain sheep, in about 2 hours - far more than I could have done on my hand spindle.

And a couple pictures of the electric spindle in use:

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Kittens new playhouse

Actually intended as a 'protection house' for the plants I hope to keep alive over the winter, my two kittens, Gryffindor & George, have decided that Mommy & Daddy *must* have really meant this as a place for them to be able to play ....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cream of cat??

The two in the bowl are otherwise known as Gryff. The other one is George - otherwise known as 'Yeah, Mouth?' 'cause he never shuts up!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Some of my beaded jewelry - going up for sale

Crafted of size 11 beads, in a mixture of blues & greens with a mixed-brown accent spiral. Pendant is ocean jasper with an accent cabachon of carnelian.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

You're not my mom!

My sister sent me this ........ I'm just not sure who was eavesdropping on my cats!

Saturday, September 24, 2011