Saturday, 8 December 2007

Saturday Update

We are on our way to Victor Harbor today to see some Christmas tree display DH read about and to walk Granite Island... and of course- see the train if we can find it at the station, but wanted to share a few things before we set sail...
Here is my latest F.O. :
a dish scrubbie- my own design. Thanks to my friend Crystal who sends me/us cotton yarn at intervals through out the year.. I SO LOVE all these colours together - not sure if I will be able to use this one- do you think I should just hang it on the Christmas tree?? giggle....

The next thing I have to share- OMG! I have not fully understood wanting to "get nekkid and roll" in a pile of fibre before now- but *now*- NOW I understand! Maybe it was a weird morning ( a good morning compared to the one before), or just a moment of weakness- I don't know....but yesterday my (700g) package of handdyed carded into three (3) colours and a bit of glitz ALPACA tops arrived. It took all my might to pull out the bag of fluff- Dawnni of Tiz Teazles
( Note: the website is down for the moment- once it is back up- I will post the link again....)
had jammed so much fluff into that post satchel... I couldn't even have guessed how much was in there. Ohhhh my gosh- 'like butta'!- this is soooooo soft- SO freakin' beautiful and SOFT! I could nearly imagine myself rolling in it!

I can hardly wait to show it to you......
( Above: a bag full! Below: closer- can you see the sparkle? )

(Above: the whole package! Below: close up of samples- I want it ALL! )

and of course, the photos do no justice and you can't feeeeeeeeeeeel it for yourself.... but you will have to believe me- if you have not felt alpacafleece is so darn soft you can barely feel it when you touch it! ohhh wish I could describe it. Alas, for you, it is ALLL MINE!
lol She was much too kind and generous and sent me the unsold remainder of the "Candy" coloured fleece- with samples of the other colours she has. THIS is going to be an expensive week or next- whenever I can get ahold of her again...
because I am going to get SO MUCH more from her......I think Santa's sleigh will be very light but very FULL when he arrives here this year and has my wish list goodies on it. giggle.
Seriously- if you want any- you might end up having to get it from me- as I fully intend to buy ALOT of this from Dawnni. What can I say?- "Hello- my name is Sharon and I am a fibre-a-holic..."...
She has a farm where they keep abused and abandoned animals and the money from the sales goes to help them- and being an animal person and *so wishing* i had the property and the emotional strength to do what she does....(and the finances to do it as well)- this way my money will help another beautiful soul do what I simply cannot- and I get to have some fluff to play with and enjoy as well. Please go and check out her website and purchase some of her beautiful items if you are so inclined. As for the fluff- well..... I'll race ya! ;)

On the garden front- my zucchini's are doing fabulous- and get this- I have 3 different varieties growing! Reg. green, a stripey one that looks like a marrow, and YELLOW! They are so gorgeous. Those and the tomatoes look to be the only real 'crops' that are going to work out this year.... keep intending to get the American pumpkin style pumpkin seeds ( for jack o lanterns) in - and a few of the cantaloupe/rockmelon seeds I saved..... and also some replacement cucumber seeds- as the ones in the front soil just couldn't survive (*sigh* back to the drawing board on how to make that soil arable!)....even the pumpkin plant is struggling... despite lots of mulch and watering- the soil there is just so dry (and we added in lots of compost before we planted this year...) - I guess I am going to have to stick with flowers that love dry hot arid soil. ( I am not a cactus person! ) OK- off to get the day going-

hope you are well!

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