Tuesday, May 19, 2015

24th Annual Regina Humane Society Dog Jog: Gurash - Regina Humane Society

24th Annual Regina Humane Society Dog Jog: Gurash - Regina Humane Society

Our family is doing the dog jog as we strongly believe in the work the RHS does with abandoned animals.

Nine years ago we bought our dog Oliver(beagle) from a pet store. This was before we knew about 'puppy mills' and how dogs are treated by some breeders. Oliver has huge anxiety issues and I know if the wrong family would have bought him from that pet store he'd have been a shelter dog waiting for someone to put the time and energy into him. Thankfully he ended up with us and we know he's special and we love him just the same.

Four years ago we wanted another dog and we decided it had to be a rescue dog. Our first visit to RHS we met our Piper a border collie lab mix. She was three months old and was there with a brother and a sister. As soon as we met her we knew she had to join our family. We've never looked back, she is the most gentle dog you'll ever meet. She grew quite big, bigger than we thought she's a tall girl and weighs anywhere from 60-70 lbs. She's full of love!

Without a place like RHS I dread to think of what would have happened to her and her siblings!

Please join me and help support RHS and their care for animals to get them to their furever home!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012


Wow! It has been a long time since anyone post on here. I applied probably two years ago, but never got around to actually posting something.

Well, now I am moving and I will have to get rid of most of my supplies, so I am trying to finish up blankets and to sell them.

But here is I made as a winter gift for my daughter's friend. I was inspired by this work: http://neisripplealong.blogspot.com/2007/04/i-finished-it.html

I used Carron Simply Soft Brites in: Watermelon, Mango, Limelight, Blue Mint and Grape. I also used Carron Simply Soft in Lemon for the yellow.

The blanket measures roughly 4'10" X 38".

Monday, February 21, 2011

New Afghan!

I'm working on a round ripple pattern I found over at Bernat's website:

The pattern starts out a bit finicky- I've had to alter a couple of spots to keep it lying flat. I think it's going to turn out pretty though! I'm working it up in Oyster Heather and Spruce worsted weight Wool of the Andes from KnitPicks.

In other news, there's a giveaway going on at my blog! I have a set of three adorable handmade dishcloths to give away in celebration of my blogiversary. To enter, just hop over to the giveaway post on my blog and leave a comment. Easy as pie(or Chrysanthemums, in this case)! :)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A yarn sale

This is a bit off topic, but something I thought everyone here would find useful. I'm not associated with the company at all, but I happened to see this and thought it was worth sharing.

There's a sale on at Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Company's website. In case you didn't know, they're the manufacturers of Peaches & Creme, Honeysuckle, and America's Best yarns and threads. The sale is 50% off everything except for Peaches & Creme. They have sport weight cotton yarns in their honeysuckle line, as well as a ton of crochet threads, for all you doilymakers out there.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Baby Ripple

A finished ripple, for my soon-to-be baby niece. I'd had a bunch of Knitpicks Shine Worsted stashed for ages, and FINALLY it became this blanket. I love the colors, and the yarn gets amazing drape.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Ravelry: packnits' Cinnamon Ripple Afghan

Ravelry: packnits' Cinnamon Ripple Afghan
I finally finished this last week after months of occasionally working on it. Turned out big--73x46 inches, unstretched, and it's quite stretchy. So far being put to a lot of use on the couch.