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
Come closer so I see you
Let me look at you ……ohhhh so beautiful what a delicate web
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 to achieve a multi color tone for the Lattice Cube Bracelets.
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 enough to hold and not be pulled apart easily.
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 normal to see a black Ladybug or if I was just lucky to spot it.