Monday, July 21, 2008

The Other Flock

I just thought I'd show you this picture of our smaller, quieter flock of sheep. As you can see it's a fair sized flock. Truth be known there are actually a few more larger sheep around the house in many guises, ............plates, cups, teapot, mugs, stuffed ones and several pairs of pyjamas, to name a few. Next thing we'll be overflowing with rabbits too, I just know it's only a matter of time.
I took this picture of our cute bobbing bird the first day we got the camera. Isn't he sweet ? He sits on his perch and the breeze moves the sail at the back which in turn makes his head bob ! I bought him from my friend Jackie in Coombs, who sells other birds like him on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. You can read about what they do here,
So, from bobbing to bobbins,
I've been doing a bit of spinning. Thought I'd just show you these two.

We had a Periwinkle jaunt out to Saltery Bay this afternoon, so here are a couple of shots.
We found this smaller, secluded beach and spent a pleasant time down here.
That's it for today, I'm off to wash MORE fleece !

Friday, July 18, 2008

First Shots

...........with our new Canon camera.
Just curious to see how the novice photos will look.

A hydranga in our garden. The lovely PomPom. Always our poster sheep !
Saffy Sally
And the dynamic duo.

I really like it so far. Now off to read the tome that poses as a manual, double tome coz it's in french too.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Camping Critters

Despite the fact that we have been particularly busy lately, we managed to sneak in an overnight camping trip last Friday.

We went up to Okeover, a provincial park. Here's a link, in case you want to have a look.

Here are The Buns. Depsite being the smallest members of our family, somehow they require the most stuff to bring. I think they are just contemplating what to say on their holiday postcards... oh no, they are eating the local Okeover bushes instead.

Here is Tika, doing what she does best. She's had years of practice.

Of course the spinning wheel had to come too ! (As yet I don't have a name for her, my other wheel generally goes by "the contraption") . Anyhow, she's very pretty, and spins like a dream.This is the wheel that our friend Dave found and bought for me at a garage sale in North Van. for $10. Amazing !

Here's a pic of what I did while we were there. I spun up the light singles and plied it with the reddish/pinky yarn for a 2 ply. The light one has some angora and llama mixed with some soft romney, so the whole thing is very soft.

And just to continue with the red theme, here is a patch of flowers I found that had this vibrant coloured foliage. Not sure what the flowers are but the colour is lovely.As always, it's good to be home again.