Winter, Summer Days…

Well done to Tammy http://laughlivelearnlove.blogspot.com/for winning my Midnight Mare knitted Horse Giveaway! Thanks so much to everyone who entered and for all your wonderful and kind comments 🙂

Our weather has been so unpredictable lately, last weekend was like summer and today it is cold again, we have had a taste of summer and I can’t wait for the warm weather to be back again. This weekend it was glorious and warm so off we went to visit Lory Bird Park and Zoo, we saw some beautiful animals there… This zoo is a rehabilitation centre for injured animals, it is a really amazing place…

This Vulture had such beautiful colouring…

A sleeping Puma

Tiger

Caiden with an Umbrella Cockatoo, their birds are all so tame.

We even got to see them taking a Honey Badger for a walk, he was so playful and decided to climb up the wall.

I have been spinning up a storm again this week and I spun this Alpapca and Merino Tensil, I called it Graphite Pearl… I have added it to my yarn shop http://www.mamma4earthyarns.etsy.com/

This is Jenna’s handspun, she is doing so well, I definately think we will be needing a second spinningwheel… LOL

Our weekend was so lovely and we all worked in the garden, here is Kye…

Erin is planting the Pansies she chose…

The chickens all came out to help…

This is our new chicken, called Puddles, she is quite a character and so friendly, if we sit down outside, she hops on our laps and goes to sleep… Erin with her knitting and Puddles on her lap…

New in the Mamma4earth shop… Pearl Unicorn

I have started spinning my own yarn to knit some of my toys, for me it just makes the creation process of my toys so much more special and really personal because they are knitted with my handspun yarn and will be one of a kind toys. This one of a kind Unicorn called Pearl, is knitted with white Alpaca that I spun up and plied with an Aquamarine Merino Tensel. She is so soft because of the Alpaca. The Aquamarine tensel gives her a shimmering magical quality, just like a Unicorn…

I am also having a Sale on my shop because of my shop’s birthday…

www.mamma4earth.etsy.com

Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂

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10 Responses to Winter, Summer Days…

  1. K August 13, 2009 at 7:00 pm #

    Well, I’m very sorry about not winning the midnight mare. But I’m still getting a prize – just looking at the images of your life. The chicken in the lap – isn’t that the kind of thing that all the fantasy in the world really wants to add up to? And I look at your wools and marvel – how you can DO that. I thought only stores and factories and places inaccessible to real people could do things like that, but I had it the wrong way round.

    Lovely.

  2. goldenbird August 13, 2009 at 7:05 pm #

    I really enjoyed looking at the photos from the zoo. Wow, to see a puma that close up is so cool.

    The yarn that you and Jenna spun is gorgeous. I’ve always wanted to try that but I’ve heard it’s difficult. I love the texture and colors.

  3. Linda August 13, 2009 at 8:06 pm #

    K
    Thanks so much for your very kind words, I really appreciate it 🙂

    Goldenbird
    The zoo was amazing, thanks about the spinning, you must give it a try, it takes a little getting used to, but once you know how, it is like riding a bike 🙂

  4. Dawn August 13, 2009 at 8:52 pm #

    Those big cats at the zoo look so soft and cuddly. 🙂 I love the unicorn you made.

  5. suzanne August 13, 2009 at 8:57 pm #

    Hi Linds and Jen

    Your wool is looking super. I know you have worked at it until you succeeded. Well done.

    Quite an adventurous afternoony hey….

    Have a great weekend
    XX
    Suez

  6. Magical Mom August 14, 2009 at 5:08 am #

    Those cats were amazing! Great pics. That unicorn is wonderful and I know a little girl of Tammy’s that is going to be thrilled with the winning prize!

  7. Lisa August 14, 2009 at 6:23 am #

    What great photos! We visited a similar place in Oregon a few years ago and I got to hold a 7 week old brown bear!!! It was definitely one of the coolest things I’ve ever done! That is one happy hen!!!! Your unicorn is quite pretty!

  8. Jen August 14, 2009 at 7:54 pm #

    I love Puddles 🙂 That is so sweet that she sits in your lap and falls asleep. And I loved the pictures of the rescue facility. The animals look very healthy and relaxed.

    I finally am starting to join some blogs, so I’m linked to you – yeah! And of course, I’m off to check out your shop again. Like a kid in a candy store there!

  9. Tammy August 14, 2009 at 8:08 pm #

    Oh thank you so much Linda! You do such beautiful work, and the mare will have a happy life in our home. 😉

    Puddles…a darling name for a chicken.

  10. Kelly August 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm #

    Dear Linda
    So many happy pictures to enjoy! You certainly will need another spinning wheel in your home! Your yarn is looking so beautiful. I have been spinning in very intermittently of late. I must get round to spinning more and showing you some of what I have spun. Beautfiul unicorn. Such talent as always.

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