Monday, December 05, 2005

Beaded portrait almost done

This is the portrait on November 21st--the new deadline was November 22--an emergency photo shoot for other items, not just mine. I managed to finish it in time--just by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin. (Actually, just one hair on my chin--it is more like a migrating eyebrow--who called them that? Some comedian. . . such a perfect description.) November was such a long time ago--it is already well into December. Hannah is already 6 months old! How did that happen? In the meantime, I've almost finished her onesie (I just have to add buttons and figure out how finish the leg holes), worked on the heart-shaped pin cushion (see below), thought about my Dad's brown sweater (I even looked at it in the basement for it--I've been working on it every Christmas for about 7 years now), started and finished one Christmas stocking out of beautiful handknit sweaters that I smelted (fulled accidentally) in the washer a long, long time ago but never threw out because I knew I'd use them for something like this eventually. (Note: I must pay homage to my mom, the collector of egg cartons, orange juice cans, empty thread spools, toilet paper rolls, holey socks, underwear, etc. for just such occassions--you'd be amazed at what she can do with these things.) I taught my niece and nephew how to stitch the felted bits together using a button hole stitch. My 6-year-old nephew thought I said butt hole stitch--imagine the fits of laughter. Actually, I think it is what captured and held his attention long enough to finish his heart ornament for his teacher. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 13, 2005

SOAR 2005

Hannah and Kelly at SOAR 2005! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Glacial green silk/Merino calling my name

Posted by Picasa This is the onesie (the green thing between the bags of fiber from Louet on my wheel) I started knitting for Hannah from yarn I spun last year from a bit of Glacial Green fiber from Louet. I had tried to make a spiral novelty yarn--but it just looks, well, poorly spun. Oh well. It is still soft and a great color of green. I'm knitting Hannah's onesie in a K2P2 ribbing for extra stretchiness for her belly--it is the most kissable belly you can imagine.

I dumped out my spinning basket to "pack for SOAR" (not to spin, no, I'm not looking for my oil bottle, I'm getting ready for SOAR--really).

I'm ignoring the little voice in my head that is saying, "you can't show up to SOAR without something handspun--even a little onesie" so that I can get some work done. Honestly.
Heebeejeebees (my ancient, I-can-get-everything-but-the-important-end-in-the litter-box-cat) needed to sit on all my spindles.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Hannah's newest handspuns from Carol--just in time for pumpkin season! Posted by Picasa

Friday, October 28, 2005

Beaded portrait of Hannah

This is the piece that is due November 15th--fortunately I did make some progress on it during a 5-hour meeting last week. It is highly unlikely that I'm going to finish it on time. Highly unlikely. Posted by Picasa

Making stitches

What I really need to be working on is the beaded portrait of Hannah--as it is due for photography November 15th for the Beadwork article I wrote--but instead, I have a burning desire to make little stitches on bits fulled cloth. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Maryland Sheep and Wool Onesie

Hannah finally fits into her Maryland Sheep and Wool Onesie! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, October 01, 2005

This is the best hat--it was a gift for Hannah from Allison--it is handspun angora and it sits on her head perfectly. She likes it even! Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 30, 2005

Hannah and Heebs hanging out on the couch. Heebs is actually trying to sit on top of the baby--he thinks she's warm, I guess. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 19, 2005

See--she likes handwovens! Posted by Picasa

A new blanket

Hannah's trying out the new blanket from Gisela--I think she likes it! Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 16, 2005

Happy Baby

Hannah loves the Shetland handspun sweater from Deborah--as well as the blanket behind her--made by Judy. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 12, 2005

Isn't she adorable! My happy baby--modeling the booties I made when I didn't know if she was a boy or a girl. I donated these to the Interweave Auction benefitting the American Red Cross--an eBay auction and they raised a bit of money for the hurricane survivors.
It kind of looks like she's playing the air guitar--must have learned that from her daddy. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Hannah Rose Moore

Hannah Rose Moore was born on June 1, 2005--6 weeks early due to my rupturing appendix. We're both fine now and she's growing by leaps and bounds.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Our baby! She's 28 weeks old (in utero) in this photo taken on April 19th. Posted by Hello