29 December 2008

One Fish, Two Fish

Red Fish.

Blue Fish.

Pattern: Fish Hat (Dead or Alive?) by Thelma Egberts

Can I just tell you how much I love this pattern? These hats were so much fun to make! I think they're adorable. :)


28 December 2008

Monday's Musing

Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.
- Adam Lindsay Gordon

Have a wonderful week, everyone!


22 December 2008

Monday's Musing

Everyone I know is rushing around with a dozen or two last minute items to do! Including me. So here's the thought for today.

"Is everything as urgent as your stress would imply?" - Carrie Latet

Have a wonderful week, everyone! Let's all try to take a few moments to enjoy. :)


16 December 2008

Winter in Wine Country

Scene with snow and palm tree:

Shoveling the walk:

Building graham cracker houses at the Grange:

It's supposed to get down to 27 degrees F tonight!
Don't forget to check out the stops on my blog book tour!

Monday, Dec 13: Scout
Tuesday, Dec 14: Art Bead Scene
Wednesday, Dec 15: ...and she knits, too
Thursday, Dec 16: Sweater Surgery
Friday, Dec 17: Turtlegirl's Bloggy Thing


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14 December 2008

Blog Tour! and a little Musing

First I want to thank all of you who have been leaving comments and writing to me about Bijouterie. A lot of you have never tried knitting with wire before, and I am SO excited that you are making these earrings! I am really enjoying seeing them all!

This week my book and I are making the rounds!

We've got some great stops planned!

First up is my girl Scout on Monday, December 15th. She is a huge inspiration to me and I just think she is the best! And have you seen her photography? And her yarn? :swoon:

Tuesday I will be over at the Art Bead Scene blog. You must check out this blog. It is full of fascinating studio visits, tutorials, and great jewelry. I've been a reader for some time now!

Wednesday, I'm visiting Steph at ...and she knits, too! Steph, for those who don't already know, completely rocks! And one of these days, I will meet her in person (and probably have a nice long philosophical discussion). Mwah to you, Steph!

Thursday, I'm off to Sweater Surgery. This is a completely wild and crafty blog! Wait 'til you check out the recycled sweater turkey a few entries ago! Really. You must see. :)

And Friday, I'll be TurtleGirl's guest on her special pr0nny Fridays. Can I just say? TurtleGirl is teh awesome. She makes me smile every time I read her blog or correspond with her. :)

A big and giant thank you to all of my hosts! I hope you'll stop by, check out the projects and Q&A, and then stay awhile and look over the rest of these great blogs!


And a little musing for Monday:

"If you don't try, you've already failed." - me, every day, to my kids :)

Have a great week, everyone!!!

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11 December 2008

Join Me!

I'll be at Knitterly in Petaluma CA this Saturday, December 13th, at 11 am to chat, share projects from my new book and sign books! My friend Susan Mall of Eastside Farm and Zin fame is providing munchies! I'll be there from 11 to 12:30 and then teaching a workshop in the afternoon from 2-5! We'll be swatching wire and experimenting, and then making the swatches into a necklace from my book! The workshop fee is $60, and materials (wire, rubber cord) are provided. BYO needles and hooks. :)

If you like Bijouterie, then my guess is you'll like my book, Elements of Style! I hope you can join me!

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10 December 2008

Knitty, she is up!

It's up, it's up! The winter issue of Knitty!

And with it, Bijouterie, a fun little pattern of mine for a trio of pearl and wire earrings.


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07 December 2008

Monday's Musing

"Life is sweet and sour. You have to experience the sour to appreciate the sweetness." - checker at Trader Joe's

Sometimes inspiration comes from unexpected places. The trick is grabbing it whenever you see it! :)

Have a great week everyone!


04 December 2008

Better Late than Never?

Fall has officially come to my little corner of the world. (Finally!)

The Japanese Maple is celebrating the onset of cold weather.

Isn't it lovely?

Although a bit disconcerting to have fall in December.