Saturday, 31 January 2009

January draws to a close.

We went for our last walk of January this morning. It was a very cold wind so we wrapped up warm . We called in to see the swans , who we have named Caesar and Cleopatra . Not very original but this elegant pair deserved elegant names . They came out of the water to greet us looking for tit bits but all I had were dog treats so I gave them a few of them . Next time we'll take some thing a bit more edible for them .Here are the pair on the bank surrounded by the ducks .
Caesar let me get up really close for this one . He seems to be saying "this is my good side "

Isn't this just gorgeous. My partner at the Secret Santa we had at Christmas at S'N'B , told me I had a bit more to come when she gave me her gift . Well this is my ' bit more ' fabulous blended batts to spin of alpaca , silk , tencel and angeline . It's dyed and carded by Daniela ,who strangely enough is my partner in a spinners swap on Ravelry . How spooky is that .
Talking of carding . My darling DH has promised me a drum carder for my birthday in March ,
then I'll be able to make lovely batts as well :0).
I've bought a new toy . A three tier electric steamer buuuuuut not for steaming food . It's for...
steaming hand dyed fibre and wool. It's great . I can steam 600grms at once and while it's steaming I have time to prepare the next lot .

These are the results of my first steaming session . Close ups of the individual colours can be seen on my Shop Blog I have just upload the pics .
And today I have had the first sale from my Blog Shop . Yeh! things can only get better .
Imbolc Brigid in the blogosphere poetry slam
WHAT: A Bloggers (Silent) Poetry Reading .WHEN: Anytime February 2, 2009WHERE: Your blog .WHY: To celebrate the Feast of Brigid .HOW: Select a poem you like - by a favourite poet or one of your own - to post February 2nd.RSVP: If you plan to publish, feel free to leave a comment and link on this post. Last year when the call went out there was more than 300 blogged. So, link to whoever you hear about this from and a mighty web of poetry will be spun. Feel free to pass this invitation on to any and all bloggers.
I heard this from my friend Ambermoggie I will be posting my favourite poem on Monday to celebrate Imbolc / Candlemas Day .

1 comment:

ambermoggie said...

marvellous colours there:)