Saturday, June 25, 2011

ChildFund Progress Report, Nisansala in Sri Lanka

I love report card time! Once a year i receive report cards from ChildFund, on the progress of my sponsored children.

The wonderful thing about getting a report card is, there is always a new photo tucked inside!

Just LOOK at how Nisansala has grown! She is 9 years old now and her favorite things are playing net ball and reading books! She is in grade 4, and doing very well at school.

This time i got 2 pictures! This is Nisan with her big brother and her Mother standing outside their home.

Nisansala is a gifted artist. This is the picture she drew for me. The title(upside down) is: "My Future Dream"... It is of a woman walking in a garden with a book in her hand, and an animal companion beside her. It sounds like my dream too....
I love you my little Daughter...

Thursday, June 23, 2011

For the Big Man

Around this same time i went to see Bruce Springsteen for the first time at RPI Field house. It was electrifying...Since then i have seen him many times, and it is still amazing. Just watching this injects about 10 years of life back into my body! Rest in Peace Big Man

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Little Lilac

Here's Lila, named after the Lilacs that were blooming in the garden when she was "born". She's relaxing on her Adirondack chair...
She sure knows how to make herself comfortable!
She is a sweet little flat faced bunny hand knit with love out of some vintage yarn i got at the Washington County Fiber Festival last Fall .

She is available for sale in my Etsy shop for now, and may be traveling to Artcentric in downtown Troy, NY soon...
The End

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Johnny, a Teddy Bear Buddy

Meet Johnny! He is a Teddy Bear Buddy, and brand new in my Etsy shop!

He's hand knit and one of a kind...

Super soft and snuggly
(Oh don't worry about his claws...we keep them manicured! :)

and he's waiting for his new forever home.... Come visit him here....

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Haircut

So, here i am with my new haircut! It's been years since i've had my hair this short. I had to cut it for various reasons, but now that it is cut.....i think i like it this way!
Since i'm the only one here who can take my picture i started out in the mirror, with Lola looking on as my "director". It was supposed to be a serious photo session but she always makes me laugh.
Big Thanks to Taryn at Mariposa Studio for such an easy to care for cut. It's a no muss, no fuss, wash and go folks! Just like me!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Homemade bread...

Also known as "Gumma Bread"
My old sourdough recipe i have been working on for a few years now. I wish you could smell it....

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hoppiness is.....

Hoppiness is....
A kitchen table full of knitted bunnies
being sewn, stuffed and embellished!
I am always surprised how they seem to take on their own little personalities.
I love making these little guys....

Thursday, June 9, 2011


What do you get when you have some local artists, generous hearts, and bicycles?

Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Bouquet for my Mother

Peonies, fresh cut from my garden.
These flowers bring back memories from my childhood...The look of them, the scent, the softness...
They bloom all at once and suddenly they are gone for another year. That just makes me appreciate them all the more... Have a Lovely weekend!