Saturday, April 22, 2017

Sebastian found this lovely piece of wood while we were walking in the garden. He carried it around for quite a while and then found something else that got his attention. I will add it to his outdoor pen for him to discover again. Check out Sebastians board on Pinterest.

I wanted a shawl that was light and airy for summer. I combined our Organic Cotton with our Cotton Rayon Twist Lace and was very happy with the result. There is a 12" beaded border at both ends.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sebastian first day outside after spending the winter inside. Change is not easy for a small box turtle. He spent most of the beautiful 78 degree day hiding under his house.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I Knit this vest for the pin. I love the little cat! I wanted a warm and cozy scarf to pin her on.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Well, it's winter again and the leaves that came out during the 75 degree days are not happy. The peas that I took a chance on are ok, and my collards from last year have made it through worse. The butterfly bushes and the beauty bush are paying for coming out five weeks early. The beauty bush is supposed to have its blossoms before the leaves. So far no sign of blossoms. For the last two years there have been no bees and this 12 foot bush usually hums with thousands.

Tabards are great. They're so easy to wear and you can dress them up or throw them on over a bathing suit.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Spring is not far away. We had a 75 degree day so I rushed out and planted some peas. I had a great time in the dirt and if they don't make it I'll plant some more.

I also played with a spring version of the Rainbow Scarf idea. Different yarns and a small change in the look.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I added a new yarn for this scarf, our Wool Metallic.
I also made it larger. It's a very elegant look. I'm working on another one in bright warm reds.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

 I started making hats for the folks at Standing Rock. Winter was coming and that means "COLD" in North Dakota so I felted them for extra warmth. I had so much fun I just kept on going. I will post more.

Two new Rainbow Scarves. "Blue Bird" was sold before I got a chance to post it. "Forest" was just completed and is on the Gallery page.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Come visit us at our new space. Blue Heron Yarns - 8727 Brooks Drive - Easton, Maryland 

One of my kitchen planters and a delicious vegan dish with collards from my indoor garden, baby peppers, millet, and Tofurky Italian sausage. Rosemary olive bread with my homegrown basil, raw
pumpkin seed pesto made this one of my favorite meals. I had 2 under cabinet grow lights installed for this 30" planter and also for the 48" one at the other end of my counter. The plants were a bit leggy under just one light each.

The thought of going all winter without fresh pesto and other greens was my motivation to set up for indoor gardening. I purchased some lights and set about to give it a try. There were some challenges and setbacks, searches made, and solutions found. I'm sure there will be more ahead. I have two growing areas at this time. A nursery at my bedroom window where the babies get direct southern light most of the day. I cover them at night to keep them warm. The main area is in my studio. I have two shelves of plants on a chrome shelving unit under lights. The upper 4' light has 8 bulbs and the lower one has 2 -24"/12 bulb lights. I am researching Bokachi composting and will write more about that as soon as I get under way with it. There is lots of info on my Farm/Garden board on Pinterest. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sebastian is three now. He weighs 1 1/4lbs and is 6" long. He is spending the winter inside. I made him a new habitat in a bookcase and for some reason he didn't like it so he is back in his cozy one from last year. He seems active and happy now!