21 August 2011

I feel that this is a little self indulgent - but I had a lot of fun putting it together and you might like to see - the very first picture is Poppy at 7 weeks - the day we brought her home (looking so sad to be wrenched from Mum) and all the others are our pups.

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19 August 2011

Puppies 2 & 3 and The Knitted Maze

Here are the missing two puppies from the previous batch of photo.s Numbers two and three - two is the little girl with such a sweet personality and three is the most Chihuahua like one - also very sweet - rather quiet and cuddly.

Am off to Saffron Walden later to help with the knitted maze project - below is my contribution.

14 August 2011

Spinning in the Museum Gardens (and puppy update)

We were very lucky yesterday - we had lovely weather for spinning and it's a lovely setting. A lot of people don't realise that Harlow museum has beautiful walled gardens - there's a knot garden with lavender, large lawns and paved areas with seating (where we gather to spin) and some lovely planting. I found a couple of dye plants which we may be able to use for our dyeing in October - Solidago (golden rod) and Tansy

The museum is very interesting in itself - with the Roman history of Harlow, bits on the Anglo-Saxons and a room full of exhibits for each decade of the 1900s - you will see stuff your grandma was using! The old bicycles are worth a look too.

There were only a handful of us yesterday but it was still a nice meet - we had a few newbies which was really nice and I continued to spin the yarn I started last weekend at the Sammy Rally - a blend of pink silk (from the travelling tea box) and Samoyed fur from last year's Sammy rally.

My In-laws visited the pups yesterday - they were all very good (the pups that is).

Here are number one, four and five looking much more grown up now.