Friday, March 29, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy 3/52

Once each week for a year I will post something that made me happy that week.  This will give inspiration to me to blog more.

I love spinning this Falkland fiber.
Split Rock Ranch - Falkland 02
Sheep from the Falkland Islands.
Falkland Sheep 2

I love my garden. I planted lettuce and some herbs. I also planted a branch of raspberry that I will train to go up the tomato spirals.
Charlie Cat 2 1:2 yrs. 04

I love my kitties.  Above is Coraline and Charlie.
Below is Charlie.  He was sick for 10 days with a cold. But he is feeling better this week.
Charlie Cat 2 1:2 yrs. 03

He is a handsome kitty. I call him my sweet Baboo.
Charlie Cat 2 1:2 yrs. 01

Finally (after all the kitty love) A new fiber arrived this week.  It is from Germany.  The sheep are called Weisses Alpenschaf (WAS). It's semi-soft. I think I will like spinning it. 
CMF Alpenschaf Mystery fiber 04
Weisses Alpenschaf (WAS) Sheep

I haven't been posting every week like I wanted to but at least I am blogging again.  

Happy Easter Sunday to everyone.  The Lord is Good.
Praise the Lord.
Luv ya, Carol

Monday, March 18, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy 2/52

I missed a couple weeks but here I am.  
Something that makes me happy is sunsets. I love to see them and I love to take photos of them.

Here is a sunset in Highland.  I only walked to the corner where I wouldn't have a house in my way.  Nature is the frame.  What I mean is the dark area above are the black clouds. The trees frame the sides and the hills frame the bottom.  It was an amazing night.
This is a December 2012 sunset.
Night sky Highland west towards San Bernardino 12/2012

Here is a sunset from January 2012.  We were on our way to church. This is in Highland looking towards Redlands.
Highland Night Sky 01

Here is a sunset that I painted.
IVTB-4-Sunset with blue 01

Here is an almost sunset at Redondo Beach. I am saying:
Praise the LORD

Again here I am at Redondo Beach in April 2010. This is why I have on a sweatshirt.
End of a wonderful day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

52 Weeks of Happy 1/52

I saw this on Irish Girlie Knits blog.  Once each week for a year I will post something that made me happy that week.  This will give inspiration to me to blog more.  I have been very lazy in my posting.

Spinning with friends makes me happy. I went to the spinning group and started this braid of Falkland wool.  Is is so pretty spun up.  I am about 1/3 of the way into this. I am trying to spin thin so that I can get a sport weight yarn.
Split Rock Ranch - Falkland Violet

Last week we got more snow.  This photo is from a few weeks ago but the mountains look the same.
I try to enjoy the green color on our mountains because in a few months they will be dry and brown.
In the lower mid-section of the photo is a large orange grove. I live to the right of the grove.  My backyard is next to this grove.  In April when the trees begin to bloom the air is so sweet.
Highland snow 2-20-2013 3

And lastly here is a knitting project that is making me very happy.  This is lace.  I am knitting with lace weight yarn. It is like knitting with string.  My yarn is 50% merino wool and %50 silk.  It is so soft and beautiful.  I have knit shawls before but nothing so detailed.  So this is my first lace shawl in lace weight.  I am loving it.  I did start and rip out 3 times. But now it is going very good.
The red thread is my life line.  That is incase I make a mistake or drop a stitch and can't fix it. Then I can undo the shawl back to the red thread and go from there.
Bee Fields Shawl to row 20

So there is week one of Happy.
Join in if you like.
God Bless,  Carol