Saturday, May 21, 2011


I was able to get a picture of one baby robin. 

We had three hatchlings, and then this morning one of them was on the sidewalk, so we are now down to two.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Freddie's Blanket

We have a new book that is wonderful for knitting projects and reading to your child. 

There are patterns for a blanket,

Freddy Platypus and his coveralls,


 coveralls for a child,

an envelope wrap,


and May Platypus.  They all use the Serendipity Tweed and we have lots of that.

It is written and illustrated by the same folks that did Phoebe's Sweater.

They also have a group on Ravelry.

Thank you, Slate Falls Press, for the wonderful pictures.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Kauni Trunk Show

RYN Yarns, our distributor for Kauni yarns, sent us a trunk show. 

The Oakland Shawl

Beverly Cardigan

Brady Scarf

It looks much nicer in person.  We will have it until the end of May, so make sure you stop by to fondle.

Carry on

Okay, so I collect things.  And one of those things I collect and use are bags, totes, baskets.  Items to hold my knitting.  And Lantern Moon has a lot of what I like.

Rice baskets - the salt water reed is sustainably harvested, flattened by hand press, then dyed and woven by village artisans in the community center and in their homes

 Clam Shell Cases - three fit into one and zip up.  Great for notions.

Boca - twisted seagrass baskets with silk lining. Small and medium with drawstring closure.


Silk Taffeta bags - three different sizes.  I have a lady that uses them to gift wines.

Ibiza - diamond pattern palm leaf combined with natural palm inside to make a fresh summer tote. Rattan ring handles.

  Swing bucket - Roomy drawstring pouch with four outside pockets in limited edition prints.

Tilly - Folded and sewn palm leaf in perfect brights for Spring and Summer. Natural palm is woven in to create a rick rack effect. Wooden handles on this farmer's market tote.

Jewel - Taffeta silk tops the soft quilted charcoal box.

Sapa Messenger bag  

Palm Leaf Tote - braided palm leaf with wooden handle. Black cotton lining with magnetic snap. Inside zipper pocket.

Silk and velvet, I am a Victorian lady.

Maya Floral - small project bag in beautiful Vietnamese floral print silk.  Loop and shell button closure.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another sign of spring

This is what happens when a puppy meets up with a porcupine. 

Guess who won? 

She had quills in her abdomen, left front paw and face.  One is still in her nose.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New tenants

Last weekend we hosted new tenants.

Robins and their nest.

I had stopped by the shoppe last Sunday, saw this, 

and thought that the neighbors had cleaned up their yard, found the nest on the ground and gifted it to us.

 Betsy said she saw a robin sitting on the nest.  The last time I checked there were not any eggs.  Isn't it amazing what nature can do?