Sunday, January 30, 2011
I am thrilled for the third year in a row to participate in One World One Heart! The delightful brain child of Lisa @ the Whimsical Bohemian!!. I so love being part of this wonderful world wide giveaway. I have met soooo many wonderful folks here of the last three years...I look forward to meeting so many more this year..and welcoming many of you back to my blog again!
So...here is my treat for this year..to go to one lucky winner. This sweet 18" Gund Bear. I have gotten him all dressed for the winter season..yup all hand knitted by me. He is adorned lovingly with a scarf, paw less gloves and leg warmers. He is going to bring with him this matching coffee cozy for your travel mug (Mug not included). I may even add another sweet hand knitted treat for a second winner if enough folks pop by for a visit!! Good luck all...this sweet bear is eagerly awaiting his new home!!
So here are the rules...all you have to do is add a comment here and let me know you would like to have a chance to win this sweet bear. You must leave an email address if you do not have a blog where I can leave information that you have won. I will leave a message for the winner..you will have 24 hours to respond before I send it off to the second place winner! I will accept entries until 9am on February 17th..after that no more will be accepted!!A winner or two will be announced by 9:30am Feb. 17th!! Good luck all :)
I would like to thank Lisa for all of the wonderful years she has done this wonderful worldwide giveaway!! What a joy..what hard work! This will be her last year hosting it!! I have been honored to participate!! Thank you Lisa!!!
If you would like to visit all of the wonderful folks that are also participating...as many as 1000 or more...please pop by Lisa's blog and follow the list of links! Click HERE~
Hugs and good luck all, Sarah
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Our subject this week is "F"...things around your town that start with F! So here we go....I actually got out this week and took pictures..whooot!! No archives for me! It is a bit frozen here...or frosty..or freezing..you get the idea. Above a view up Garden Ave. with that wonderful morning frosty delicious golden light!
A few frozen bubbles..and maple seeds...
Misty frosty clouds..
Do ya see the little bird about to land...??
some frozen pine trees..so pretty in the golden light!!
So there are a couple of my shots for this week! If you would like to see some more wonderful photographs by this fun group...go here!! Then follow the links!!
Have a wonderful day all!!
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tink....the above pictured kit..Maine Coon to be exact... was the first critter welcomed into our home during the first year we were here. She was a stray, thin, young and very happy to have a warm cozy home. She was content to be the "one". Then.....
this one arrived! Sweet Lucy Lu. After several homes where she just did not fit..she found a house full of daycare children and a busy noisy family (yeah we really are) was the prefect place for her. The above pictured cat....not so happy. Lucy would adore a furry friend..but Tink is generally not interested.
Then.....yesterday this one came to visit..only for a bit..but still...Tink's expression was priceless. This is Bookey..pronounced Boo-key..my daughter's bunny.
Can't you just hear Tink...
"OMG what is this..another one...bounder, interloper!! What is it anyway..not a dog..certainly not a cat..what next a zebra!! Maybe if I stare at it in an intimidating way it will go away."
Hmmmm... not so much. As Bookey gave a good leg stamp and a nice warning that she would not be messed with by some....some ...what is that anyway..certainly not a rabbit..or a dog? What's next a monkey??
Happy Wednesday all...hugs, Sarah
Friday, January 21, 2011
I love a good black and white shot...lots of contrast. So one of my favorite black and white subjects are flowers...lots of pop!! The above marigold I featured last week in color..here is the B&W version.
Water droplets....I love water shots...
Mums are perfection in black and white..
New Cone Flowers...wonderful...
Of course a good person shot is great in black and white..but ya have to get just the right contrast...
Here is a wonderful family I found in the woods..they posed for me:)
I let a bit of color seep back into this shot..
Oh and fog...I adore fog in black and white!!
Even blurry fog...love it!!
Being a pen and ink artist..I couldn't let black and white pass without a little artwork:)
Happy Weekend all!!! Hugs, Sarah
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Here a two new sets of fingerless glove/coffee cozy sets available in my Etsy shop. I loooooove, love this yarn..soft and the colors..to die for. I went and bought another skein just for me. Deep blues and turquoise..they remind me of the sea. They have been created to fit adult hands and the cozy has been done in a basket weave stitch. The gloves are finished with an abalone button. You can find them here!
I don't know about you..but anything Celtic attracts me. So when I decided it was time to create some St. Patrick's day gloves...I went in search of some Celtic Knot buttons...again..want to keep these. Created in deep green, washable wool and a coffee cozy to match again in a basket weave stitch. You can find them here!
One last little note....I finished them...sent them in ...and can now breathe...and do a tax happy dance!! I really am!!!
Have a great Tuesday evening all!!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Giggle..I just could not resist..this shot cracks me up..yes my weird cat..but she is so cute!! I had to head into my archives this week...snow days and a house full of not only my kiddos...but everyone else's kiddos too. Hope ya don't mind! Being a color outside the lines gal...the subject of weird or odd..uncommon....unusual always attracts me..so here we go....
A pair of Scotts.. seemed a bit odd..but wonderfully so!!
Personally I adore a man in a kilt...bloody brilliant. More men should wear them!!
There is juggling in the middle of town..again different but wonderful...
more juggling..on balls!! Love it!
Some very young feet on a huge ball...
I thought it was a bit odd to see a man up a tree..mid winter..but there is is..go figure!!
For some reason this sign tickled me...odd..but fun!
Ok so the llama was a bit out of town..but still...a llama..hoot!
Green hooves...very weird..but I looooved them!!
Had to get just one more Tink shot in...a floating cat..now that is weird!!
Hope y'all enjoyed this one..weird but fun!! Hugs, Sarah
Monday, January 10, 2011
This last Saturday afternoon..Nonni was invited to a skate party. I love to skate...adore skating..I used to be wicked good! Uhmmmmm...not so much anymore! I did manage to get around and not fall down...not disgrace myself and helped Nonni learn how to skate..she did awesome!!!
I was really nervous skating again..it had been over ten years. But what made me really nervous was the fact that when I had Nonni I foolishly accepted an epidural. I had had my previous four naturally and Fox was born at home with a midwife. I was told it was perfectly safe..blah blah blah..for most women that is the truth. Not so much for me...it damaged my spine. I didn't realize something was wrong until several weeks later when I found myself face first in the dirt after trying to step up a curb...a CURB!!
I spent the next year walking my backside off..trying to get my legs back under me..It was about then a friend of mine..an RN told me what had happened..the epidural had done damage. I have 90% back in my right leg...and about 65% in my left. On a general basis I don't notice it at all..but when I strapped on those skates and started skating to the left...oh boy...I FELT it. Weakness and a lot of shakiness in that leg...ackkkkkkkkkkk!
So I decided right there, on those skates that I am going to work really hard this year to get some of that strength back. Starting with yoga and weight lifting for my legs. It was a bit of a shock and really discouraging...but I am determined to skate wickedly again..cause Nonni loved it and I want to skate with her and not embarrass myself.
OK enough of that...
Here are a couple of Christmas Eve shots..thought I would finally share them. Here is my beautiful Kate...she doesn't let me get many shots of her!! I love this one!
While trying to get a few group shots...ya just know they will be goofy...especially my crew...Hanna just had to steal a kiss from Fox...giggle snort...
I am thinking Fox wasn't taking...giggle...
Lastly here is a new pair of Valentine's gloves in cardinal red..with sweet little hearts. You will find them in my Etsy shop...click here!!
Happy Monday all!! Hugs, Sarah
Friday, January 7, 2011
Our subject today is...macro photography. As in little close up worlds or close up tight shots of a subject. I don't think it is a secret that I adore a good macro shot! I love them! I love finding something to get really up close to! So here are few new ones..and some of my favorites. Happy Friday all!!
I think this is what I am taking most of my macros of these days...knitting LOL!
I am trying to do this too..not always succeeding but trying LOL!
Be still my heart baby hands..soooo sweet.
My pretty kit Tink....
Here is one of my favorite flower shots..a marigold!
Have a wonderful Friday all! If you would like to see more from this wonderful group...please click here!!!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I just had to do a few pen and inks..and some pink paper..cause it is just to delicious to work with pink now and again. Each of these pieces are about 8 1/2"x 5 1/2" and are unframed. They could be added to a card or framed for a special Valentine. You can find them here... Click on the pic to make them larger!
I also created another digital download..all hearts and more hearts. Perfect for coloring or using in scrap booking!! This download is 8 1/2" x 11" and again I suggest that they be printed on card stock. You will find these in my Etsy shop here also!!
Hoping you are having a wonderful Tuesday. Off to knit now....I need another me!!
Hugs all, Sarah