Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Pets

I couldn't find any digital images of Holly and Zeke dressed for Halloween but I did find tons of cute photos on the internet. Some were just so creative!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Costume

I just can't decide on a costume for this year.
Something like this would probabaly be appropriate. HA HA
What do you think? :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Quarai, Abo & Gran Quivira


These three sites are part of the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

And if you get an early start, it's possible to visit them all in one day.
Gran Quivira

You might want to bring a picnic and have lunch at one of the missions.

Gran Quivira

The mission churches were mostly constructed in the early 17th century by Native American people after the arrival of European missionaries. They were abandoned in the 1670's due to a devastating drought. While Abo and Gran Quivira are larger, I think I liked Quarai best. The grounds were beautiful to walk through and when we visited there was a slight breeze and the cottonwoods sounded like water. It's possible to have the grounds nearly to yourself especially at Quarai, even in summer.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

You Yellow Bellied Sapsucker :)

I used to think this was just an insult. But it turns out there really is such a thing! See these photos I took in my backyard a few months ago. (you can click on the images to see a bigger shot). I had no idea what they were at the time. I'd never seen them before. But they were pretty and after I photographed and watched them pecking away at the power pole, I did some research.
As near as I can tell from looking at photos (and none that I found looked exactly like these birds) they are sapsuckers and look most like the Yellow Bellied to me. I'm not sure what they were doing in this part of the country (New Mexico) and I have not seen them since so perhaps they were blown a bit off course. If anyone out there knows for sure what they are let me know :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Hat

I've just listed a new hat on my website. This warm beret in denim blue with green accents, includes 2 leaves which may be attched to the ribbon or pinned on. Use my ribbon or your own. Made from 80%Acrylic/20% Wool blend yarn. Visit the hats page for more info.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Yes, I Changed It Again! layout that is. I can't help it. And this is a creative blog after all. :) I'll probably keep changing them for holidays, seasons, moods, etc. So far, I don't have time to design my own (maybe someday) but I've been finding really nice ones at Allie Browns Layouts. If you have blog on Blogger or Blogspot, and want to change your look, give her a visit for some ideas. Her blog has instructions for changing your layout too. (But if you need any help let me know).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Don't Forget to Click!

The Breast Cancer Site has a goal to provide 500 mammograms to women in need for the month of October. Each click this month counts twice! But, with the campaign at it's halfway mark, they are only at 36%of their goal at this moment. They need more clicks! Don't forget to visit here daily and "click" each time. (I have a pink button on my sidebar). And tell your friends to come visit and help out with their clicks too. Do you have your own website or blog? Why not put a button on your site and encourage your visitors to participate? Please look here for click-able buttons and banners. What a great way to support Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Cutie Looking for a Home

This bear is lightly felted with 2 strands of yarn held together. One yarn is Oatmeal color in 85% Wool / 15% Mohair. The second is Pebble color in 76.5% Mohair / 17.5% Wool / 6% Nylon. The Mohair gives a gossamer fuzziness to the fur. The bear is fully cotter pin jointed with wobble jointing to the head which makes the bear feel a bit like a newborn when picked up. The face and toes are sculpted and the paws have hand embroidered claws. The seated measurement is 10 3/4" & 15 1/2 " standing (must be propped to stand).
This teddy is for sale on my website on the Felted Crochet Teddy Bears page.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Holly!

It was my Akita pup Holly's birthday this weekend. She's 12! Every year she gets to go out on her birthday for gelato. She loves the stuff!

Afterward she got to go for a hike in the mountains. I'm not sure whether she enjoyed the hike or the gelato more.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Here He Is!

My first OOAK sewn fur bear made from my own pattern.
Meet Dubby, a rich chocolate-brown teddy made from a synthetic fur. (These photos don't do the rich color justice!)He stands 17" tall. The fur and denim paw pads are fully lined and double stitched. He is bolt and lock nut jointed. Stuffed with poly-fil and poly pellets in the body for weight. The nose and mouth have been hand-embroidered with black Perle cotton and he has black safety eyes (though he is not suitable for children). He comes with a sewn in tag and COA (Certificate of Authenticity).He is listed for purchase on my website on the Bequest Bears page. If you would like to purchase Dubby please visit my website. Please review the Store Policies for all purchasing, payment, shipping, return and other policies before making an offer to purchase.
If you have any questions, need more photos, etc. please let me know.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Another Felted Crochet Teddy Bear looking for a Home

This medium brown teddy has stitches that are lightly visible. The body is made with 100% wool and the muzzle is 85% Wool / 15 % Mohair. The bear is 5 way thread jointed and has hand embroidered facial features. The seated measurement is just shy of 4" & 5 3/4" standing (must be propped to stand).
This teddy bear can be viewed on my website on the Felted Crochet Teddy Bears page.

Monday, October 5, 2009


I've always loved hiking. One of the first things we began doing when we moved back to New Mexico was re explore some of our favorite areas. And anytime I could find a place a little off the beaten path with very little to no human activity I was even more happy. And believe it or not there are even areas in Jemez that I had not seen and it looked like a lot of other people didn't even know these areas existed...
But of course even the more well known areas are beautiful

Friday, October 2, 2009

Hat Sale

Visit my website for a sale on these (while they last) and other in stock crochet hats. This sale is running through October 12th and you will find savings of over 25% on some items. All hats are handmade and one of a kind. Don't forget I love custom orders!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Click Every Day for Mammograms!

The Breast Cancer Site was founded to help fund free mammograms for women in need — women for whom early detection would not otherwise be possible. Since its launch in October 2000, the site has established itself as a leader in online activism and in the fight to prevent breast cancer deaths.

The issue of breast cancer is painfully close to many people's hearts. Each year, 211,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and 43,300 die. Almost everyone knows someone whose life has been affected by a breast cancer diagnosis or that of a loved one. The Breast Cancer Site provides a feel-good way to help promote awareness and prevent breast cancer deaths every day — through easy online activities.

With a simple daily click of the pink button on my sidebar, or the banner at the end of this post, visitors help provide mammograms to those in need. Visitors pay nothing. Mammograms are paid for by the The Breast Cancer Site's sponsors and distributed by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

Access to mammography is a critical issue. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women ages 40 - 55. Early detection is the key to survival and better treatment options, and mammography is among the best-known methods of early detection, yet 13 million women in the U.S. over 40 have never had a mammogram.

In addition to clicking the pink "Click Every Day!" button, visitors can make early detection and survival of breast cancer possible by shopping in The Breast Cancer Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers generate funds for free mammograms for women in need. The store offers a wide array of items to show your support, including pink ribbon jewelry and apparel.

In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness month I plan to keep the "Click Every Day!" button on my sidebar through October so be sure to check back and click every day! :)

Want your own button to place on your blog or website? Go here!

If you would like to copy & paste the verbiage from this post on to your own blog or website feel free. (Although most of it can be found at The Breast Cancer Site).
The Breast Cancer Site