Monthly Archives: April 2012

Curly Lilys and Trilliums – West Coast Wild Flowers of Spring

Every Spring, right around Easter I start to look for the Curly Lily’s and Trilliums. They grow wild in the Parks and woodlands around Nanaimo.  They were a favorite with my mother-in-law and Tom and I would take walks to find the … Continue reading

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The Shining Colour of Spring!

Has to be yellow!  It glows in the garden on those grey Spring days that have us all longing for the sun. It is the colour of the sun and of the Daffodils, Forsythia, Crocus, Winter Aconite, and the lowly buttercup.  … Continue reading

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All my Ducks……

…Are ready to go! I have just organized my thoughts and my projects for the next month or two.  The yarns, buttons, and beads are purchased or ordered, yarn is wound and a couple of preliminary sketches are complete!  I feel so organized! Time to … Continue reading

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My First Attempt!

This weekend I was playing with Nuno Felting – getting ready for a Summer Workshop that I will be teaching! Nuno Felting is felting from the fiber – no knitting.  It involves Bubble Wrap, soapy water and the fiber!  What a lot of fun! You start from some kind … Continue reading

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An Unprecedented Opportunity!

This last week we at Mad About Ewe had a visit from one of our avid knitters.  This is not unusual, what was unusual is what Carrie brought to share!  Five stunning, Estonian Lace Shawls. Carrie, like the rest of us is an … Continue reading

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Knit Frolic and Tidal Pools!

Remember last year?  When the post office lost my Tidal Pools Shawl?  It was on its way to Knit East and arrived about 6 days after it was supposed to arrive – too late for Knit East. Well, Tidal Pools has spent the Winter at … Continue reading

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Spring is in the Air!

And on the trees and hidden in the bushes!  Flowers are blooming on the shrubs and trees – The Dogwood and Flowering Cherry Tree’s in particular, berry bushes are starting to bloom – the world around me is a hive of activity. … Continue reading

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