Spider in it’s Web

Wonderful sight

This was so great I was able to go to one inch up to this Spider that had made this awesome web between two Junipers in our backyard, every day we, the kids and I had a chance to see what this amazing Spider was up to.  Sometimes it was hiding in the Juniper waiting for some action.  This time it was I believe feeding on a bug.  It was interesting depends from what side I approached this Spider it would see me and move back to its hiding spot.  If I came toward it from his top it would not move so I can only think it did not see me and I was so happy to get these beautiful pictures so close up.

“Spider, Spider what do you see

Not me………

Come closer so I see you

Let me look at you ……ohhhh so beautiful what a delicate web

Just look, don’t touch,

 I will take care of you…..just look

I’ll be good to you”

By Jacqueline Grice

A Visit to Kingston, Ontario

Several Year ago…let’s say four Years  to be exact, over the Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend my Husband and I had this great opportunity to have  a few days to ourselves.  We had a wonderful cottage in the woods available to us and the weather was ok.  Not the very best but just to be together and having time with each other was nice. 

We went on an Artist open house tour all though the nearby area and came across several very neat places and Artists.  It is fantastic to see what some very Creative people come up with and what they call Art.  Each has their own style and ideas.  We visited some very interesting styles of homes….just amazing.  My eyes just took it all in.

On our walks in the forest we found some other wonderful places as well and took some beautiful pictures.  Just have a look and see for yourself.

Zig-Zag Bead Bracelet with Swarovsky Crystals

Zigzag Peyote Stitch Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals

A fun way of creating some zigzag into your daily jewellery.  I have made it with a few beads added on. It will be wider than the pattern ask for to add on some lengths for a more dramatic bigger look it will then also fit wider writs.  At the same time string on less beads and the same Bracelet will become less wide and shorter for a smaller writs.  The Zigzag will work out to a finished look for you to add on the clasp.  This pattern is available at “That Bead Lady”.

Parasitoid Wasp

Parasitoid Wasp

This Wasp decided to take a rest on our house wall this summer.  What a site that was, no idea what this insect was.  Will it sting us with his big long tail?  Get the camera quickly…..take a picture and lets find out what it is?!

          Luckily we have a great book that showed exactly that Insect “Parasitoid Wasp”

          From what we read this Wasp is one of the most beneficial species that inhabit our gardens.  The females walk along tree trunks until they sense a vibration of a boring beetle within. Then, with extreme precision, the females acrobatically curl their abdomen, coil their long ovipositor and drive it through the bark and the inner wood, directly into the unsuspecting larva.  After laying an egg, the females pull out their ovipositor and continue hunting.

The weakened caterpillars become a buffet for the hunting wasp larva, which grows and feeds on the non-vital tissues first, saving the organs far last. 

Ribwarmer for your Winter Days or Skiing

This Ribwarmer is a wonderful addition to have for under a Ski jacket or if you are going for a walk in the Forest.   I love to wear it around the home. Great with a light long sleeve t-shirt top or with a blouse.  It keeps my back nice and warm.  It is not as heavy as a sweater that is sometimes too much for wearing in the home.  The pattern can be modified to make it smaller or bigger if needed.

Scarf in White with Gorgeous Knit Ruffles

Scarf in White with Gorgeous Ruffles;

I have come across this pattern at one of the Vogue Knitting Magazines.  I fell in Love with it and purchased this ohhhh…… so nice and soft yarn.

 For the Office Party with and evening gown this will locks stunning.   Perhaps you love Jeans, this will keep you warm and looks great too even if you dress it down.

Lace Knit and Croched Shrug

A wonderful Lace Knit and Crochet Shrug for dressing up to go out on the town.  Looks great with a thin or strap less dress for a Cocktail Party or the coming Christmas Events.  I am sure lots of us are looking now to see what we are going to wear this coming Festive Season.  Again…this could be knit with a nice silk yarn.  It would be possible to add-on some stunning Beads at the Ruffle.

Blue Silk Shrug

Wonderful for around the house.  Love to wear it over a nice light top or going out to a Restaurant. Sometimes you  never know if you are sitting under any vents.  I do like to be comfortable and enjoy my company and not have to be cool.  So this shrug is perfect for keeping me warm.  You can close it at the front as much or as little as you like.  It has a nice relaxed feel to it.   Any type of Yarn could be use for this depends on the look you would like.  The pattern then has to be modified to adjust for the needle size and yarn thickness used.   I have use a “Baby Bamboo” Yarn by Sirdar Snuggly.

Sleeping Squirrel on the Fence

Sleeping Squirrel on the Fence

This was so sweet to see.  My Husband and I where just sitting in the backyard, enjoying a nice day, this past Summer in our Backyard.  When I spotted something sitting on the Fence tucked into the bushes.  As I looked closer….to my surprise it was a young Squirrel sleeping.  I grabbed our camera and snuck up to it as close as I could.  Again ….I was amazed that I was able to get to almost one meter to the Fence till the Squirrel got a little nervous.  This cute little Squirrel only then started to move.  I was able to take a lot of pictures and one even with it still sleeping.

Purple Jacket / Cardigan

Purple Jacket / Cardigan

This is a great

to wear for the upcoming cooler days.  Can be worn over a Tank-Top half buttoned up or just leave it open.  Another option would be to button it up all the way. 

I have knit it with a yarn that has Mohair in it and for some this particular yarn may be too itchy to wear with no Top underneath. 

Any other type of yarn can be use to knit this cardigan, as long as you make sure the gauges are correct.

Foursquare Bracelet

This Foursquare Bracelet was a fun project.  The pattern asked for Swarovski Crystal to add-on by the Clasp.  I chose to use up some of my black beads instead.  Enjoy wearing it as it is lose almost more a Bangle Bracelet.   You could wear two at a time or make the clasp more dramatic.   Add it on with another one of your favourite Bracelet as I am wearing it.

Just a few of my “Clapotis” Scarfs to Show

“Clapotis Scarf”

This particular scarf pattern has really grabbed my interested to knit several of them.  It is so much fun to knit with all the fun Yarns.   Fleece Artist,  Hand Dyed Yarns and some variegated Yarns can make a unique one of a kind pattern. http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

You decrease on one side and increase on the other side of the Scarf.  As you knit along you drop stitches in the appropriate places and the fun begins.  One always gets this great surprise in how different each scarf looks at the end.  I have not knit one that turned out the same. For fun I have added some  Seedbeads to the ends that the stitch gets dropped down.  looks nice too.   You can add as many repeats of the pattern to make it the width you like.  I am tempted to knit a blanket in this pattern with some of my stashed wool.  I will see how my free time will be over this winter.

Amazing Clouds before the Storm

This was a really windy afternoon on August 21st.2009. Clouds

The weather forecast called for tornado watch in our area and there was a Cloudetouchdown at a Horse Stable just outside our Town that day.

                                        Clouds                                                Thunder clouds roared south and east  turning blue skies black in minutes, then lightning and torrents of rain. And just as suddenly, the rain moved on and left sun filtering through fire-red clouds.

Beadwork Bracelets in Multi Color Tones

Beaded BraceletsJust a few of some of my latest Bracelets.

One “Lattice Cube Bracelet” in green tones and one  in blue and pink tones. I have used 4mm Japanese cube beads and size 11mm seed beads that I have mixed up tLattice Cube Bracelteo achieve a multi color tone  for the Lattice Cube Bracelets.Lattice Cube BraceletLattice Cube BraceletLattice CUbe Bracelet

 

 

 

 

For the “Patchwork Peyote Bracelet” in silver and blue tones I have use Delica beads  in size 8 and 12, cube beads  3mm and #1 bugles.  All have magnetic clasp for easy on and off,  the magnets are strong enoPatchwork Braceletugh to hold and not be pulled apart easily.Patchwork Bracelet

What kind of a Ladybug are you?

All in Black
Quiz.....What is my Name?

Wow…..! Sometimes in the month of August out in our backyard I was surprised to see this wonderful black Ladybug with no spots on it.   It was just flying onto our Standard Willow Tree where I was sitting close by.  It is so unique in its colors that I still have not found out if this is norma027l to see a black Ladybug or if I was just lucky to spot it.

Ladybug in Black?
What is my Name?