Monday, June 29, 2009

Felting workshop!

Oh good grief Debbe! Could you find a hobby and stick with it??!! Well, actually, no I can't! lol! I LOVE fibres!! And since I have discovered felting I have just fallen in love with, fast forward, "get to the point Debbe"( as my 'ex' used to say...hmmm, maybe that is why he is my 'ex',lol!) sister Elaine told me about this GORGEOUS scarf she saw at Neilson Park in Etobicoke, sort of airy and feathery and light as a feather and FELTED! So, now I was on a mission to find out how to make this wonderful creature...I "Googled" nuno felting courses and came up with Dreamspin Fibres in Campbellford, just outside Peterborough where I used to off I go.

What a great class!! Great teacher, great facility...Maureen was terrific, very giving and sharing of her time, expertise and now I can Nuno felt, and here are some snaps of the scarf I made, and the autumnal piece is a sample which we made first to get the 'feel' of things...think I will make it into a journal cover...
I am going to think about not buying ANY Christmas gifts this year and just making them all, well, it sounds good in theory anyway...and after buying our new home, I may not be able to AFFORD to buy gifts, lol, but just being in Coldwater is going to be my gift...I am so excited...but check out site!
Enjoy...Warm hugs, Debbe

Monday, June 15, 2009

Weddings Everywhere

Oh, geez, here I am going on and on about the new house, and I forgot to mention that both my son, Matthew, and Peter's daughter,Brittany, were married in April and May respectively! My Matthew married Lauren and Brittany married Nathan and both weddings were lovely and special and made both Peter and I realize how quickly time is going by...I will get some photos on here soon...thanks for reading...Debbe

We have a new home

Well, I am ashamed at how long it has been since I have added to this blog, but the GREAT news is that we have a NEW HOME! It is a teeny town called Coldwater, Ontario and I just adore it! There is a lovely knitting shop, antiques shop, tea room, library, post office, grocery store and that is about it! I can walk to anywhere in town and after being in a very isolated area for 4.5 years, I was just about going out of my mind! My 'hunny' listened to me when I started making noises about moving, and although he has been here for over 40 years, he was willing to "up sticks and move"! What a guy! The house has plenty of room for guests, has a rug hooking room, and a large front porch which is covered and where I can sit and knit and hook and make penny rugs and listen to music and watch the world go by! It is close to the Coldwater River, where we can toss in our kayaks and go down the river out to a huge bay, called Georgian Bay which is stunning. It is close to my sister in Toronto( 90 minutes) and just everything I need is within 15 now, I will be able to garden(too many blackflies here-UGH!), to walk and x-country ski, to kayak and to sit outside...all of this makes my heart sing! So, to those of you who have heard me moan and groan for the past year, I will now shut up and start packing!! Warm hugs to you all, Debbe