Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Another beautiful morning but oh so cold. It's now -9 but an hour ago it was at -19. Just eleven days to spring and hopefully it will warm up.
A group of crafters on the Bonavista Peninsula have been working together to develop and design more "Cultural Craft" products that are representative of our historic sites. We have developed as a group motifs that we unveiled at a workshop in Bonavista in February. We had a wonderful two days with Shawn O'Hagan leading us. An article in "The Packet" last week (March 5) talks about the project.

Not sure is you will be able to read this. If not Google The Packet and March 5, 2015th issue and you will find it.

The Cultural Craft Group of Partners include: 

v      The Factory - Sir William Ford Coaker Heritage Foundation Inc. - Port Union

v      John C. Crosbie Sealers Interpretation Centre - Home from the Sea Foundation Inc. - Elliston

v      Trinity Crafts - Bonaventure English Harbour Development Association - Trinity

v      Green Family Forge & Cooperage - Trinity Historical Society - Trinity

v      Random Passage Site - Cape Random Trust Inc. - New Bonaventure

It's a wonderful project and the workshops that we have participated in shows the high level of work being produced by people of the area. I look forward to the next gathering. always so much fun.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

I can't believe that I have not posted to this blog since 2012. Had difficulty in even accessing it. It's another thing I will have to try and be better at keeping updated.
It's March, the sun is shining and cold, -10 at the moment.
It's selfie Saturday, will you be posting a selfie to Twitter today. It's one thing I have tried to do each Saturday in this Year of Craft 2015.
These are my children's Ringed and Buttoned Hats. Made to compliment the adult hats I introduced a couple of years ago. These I knit with acrylics the choice of many parents for their children.
Happy knitting and crafting. Enjoy this beautiful day.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

One of Those Days!

Well for me it's one of those days when you would rather do most anything then what you should be doing! The weather doesn't help, rain, drizzle, fog, windy, cold, damp, I could go on but I am sure you all get the picture. I hate to complain about the weather because for the most part it has been wonderful, sunny, above average temperatures etc. but I guess it's human nature to complain. We will soon forget this bad spurt once the sun shines again, Newfoundlanders are like that.
It's Craft Fair season and many crafts people have been very busy at one fair or another. I just do the Craft Council Christmas Craft Fair at the Arts and Culture Centre. It's next week so I am busy tagging, sorting, making sure I have all that I need to set up the booth, sending Tweets and Facebook messages to remind folks to visit and buy, there doesn't seem to be any end to the prep work. In the end it will be all worth it. One of the best things is seeing friends, past customers and especially new customers who visit the fair.

Mark you calendars folks and come see me, I will be in the Pinafore Room Booth 107. See you at the fair.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I have the picture!

While on my way to attend to something this morning, my dear friend Lisa stopped and said,"I have something for you". This is what she passed me
Looking good in the navy seed stitch guernsey of Briggs & Little wool.
My project is now complete. Hopefully before the shoot of the Grand Seduction is complete I will get to meet this man (Brendan Gleeson).

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


The second sweater for "The Grand Seduction" is completed and delivered. If I do say so myself the pattern looked great in Briggs & Little washed white. Would have liked to have had more pictures but couldn't find the right hanger or place to get some good shots before the sweater was picked up. Oh well! Now on to other projects, more stash busting and a little project for my "son"-in-law.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Second Sweater Complete.

The second sweater is complete.

 I need someone to try it on so I can take a good picture or a very large hanger. Stay tuned for more pictures.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Stash Busting Continues

It has been a great week of stash busting. My stash has gotten oven a dozen balls of yarn smaller, if I continue maybe in two years or so I will be able to notice a considerable difference in the amount of yarn I have, that is if I don't buy any more!
I have completed five pairs of fingerless mitts, two LA Grand Scarves and one hat. I have the yarn selected for La Grand Scarf number three.
Here is a picture of the second La Grand Scarf with matching hat.