Other types of books for yarn along.

Happy Wednesday! It’s time to share what we are reading and making  with Ginny from small things for Yarn Along.Mystery of David's Bridge.
I have been rereading David’s Bridge this week by Pamela June Kimmel.(I love this book)and I finished attaching the crochet collar to my cardigan.  I have a few books on my kindle now and find it a convenient way to transport books particularly when I am on public transport. Have you embraced virtual books or do you prefer hard copy?

Story Time.

I have written and made up stories and read stories  since I can remember. I have never read one out loud before so when Bacon suggested we do just that. I thought “what a fun idea” and “why not?” Well,this marks my foray into video taking. It was so much fun and I have a lot to learn but thank you Bacon for giving me the gentle push to get it happening. Without further ado, I give you “Dearie Ewe of Tall Trees farm” I will also link the other stories as they come in. Make yourself a drink, take a break for approximately 3 minutes and get ready for a smile of a time.😀

three items,itemized.

amigurumi golden lamb

Item one. My “Golden Lambkin” another amigurumi lamb which will be part of my story on the 15th June poses beside a ball of yarn destined to become “Lawrence the Ramcrochet rope stitch with eyelash yarn” (who will also be in the story) and the lamb pattern will follow.

Item two. A close up of a new stitch I learned from Karin from amilovesgurumi who used this stitch to make these dog beds for the amigurumi dogs. Click on the link to be transported to “The crazy universe behind the horizon”

Item 3. My dogs Jack and Tricky went to a party and went totally wild! Read about it here. Thanks Easy and Easy’s staff and thanks too for fozziemum and Dad for manning the bar and serving up “the rough end of the pineapple!” How come my critters get to go to more exciting parties than I do?Easy's party partall.
If there is weekend left where ever you are enjoy! and if not there is another coming soon.

 

 

 

Pigs & Parlour Games for Modern Families

This week for yarn along with Ginny from small things I introduce”Parlour Games for Modern Families.” This book was written by Myfanwy Jones and Spiri Tsintziras. Written locally, it is a must have for school holidays or a games evening. If you are looking for a fun way to entertain children that doesn’t involve a screen, this is the book!amigurumi pig with Myf Jones book Parlour Games for modern families.My own story about sheep and aussie animals would not be complete without a wee pig or two (or three or four).  This is Miss Petty Pig who proudly displays two of her litter, Fiddly and Wriggles. See you on the 15th June to share a story right here and around the blogosphere.

More lambs at end of CAL.

2016-cal-participants-finished-pillows.jpThe CAL from Squirrel Picnic is over and I hope you have fun watching the Pillows being built. The pattern is available through The Big Acorn Race book . Dearie Ewe and amigurumi lambsDearie Ewe has some new spring lambs to watch and this week  I am giving yarnit a bit of a plug. A new invention and made in America, as soon as I saw it I knew I HAD to have one. The yarn goes in the dome and eliminates all yarn spills making projects cleaner and more mobile. Really worth having a look as they conduct a launch through kickstarter.yarnit.com
Enjoy the variety of pillows. I love how they are all the same pattern but all different.

Introducing Dearie Ewe.

Dearie Ewe and Lamb
Joining Ginny for yarn along this week I would like to introduce to you a mature Ewe called Dearie. Dearie Ewe is a character from a story I wrote for my son and the lamb beside her is not her lamb but one she is watching for another sheep. I plan to tell the whole story on the 15th June and I would love for you to stop by and check it out. There will be other stories from other people on that day too and you might even like to share one yourself. More information about the storytelling day here. This week I am still reading the Manuel Rivas book and enjoying it.  Manuel Rivas writing style reminds me of John Steinbeck. I think it is how his characters are so much larger than life ,how they manage to shine through gloom and how they stay with you after the book is put away. Now it is back to my own story and I am looking forward to hearing the others.

 

Tall N Fast Flower Pillow gets ZZZs

Jack tries out Tall N Fast Flower Pillow.
My contribution to the Squirrel Picnic CAL has been tried and tested by Jack.
He gives it a dog snore of approval. Looks like I will have to make another one for myself!Sherbet and tall N Fast Pillow.
Meanwhile, perhaps you will consider joining me on the 15th June with a piece of your writing? I Would LOVE to hear it. More information HERE!