Archive for December, 2008

Spinning a Yarn has moved!

I’ve decided to move Spinning a Yarn to Blogger, which is more user friendly for my limited Design skills. Things have been languising a bit here, and I want to make it a more welcoming place to come and visit!

I hope you will join me at

See you there!


Christmas Ornament Swap

I participated in the Christmas Ornament Swap organised by Louise. These are the ornaments I made- not really traditional or Christmassy- except they remind me of summer, the sun and long hots days (we’re having planty of them!) Also, I’m a little obsessed with this fabric. What can I say?

And this is the cherry tree in our new garden. I’m watching them like a hawk, ready to get to them before the birds. I may have to climb a tree, something I haven’t done in a while!!

Embroidery Threads

I had fun choosing all the matching threads for a piece of fabric I’m using as part of a gift, and winding them onto the little cards, even if I won’t use all the colours in the finished piece!

A quick gift for friends with chilly hands.

My friend Penny is on her O.E. in Scotland, experiencing the coldest winter of her life.

A little freezer paper, some scraps of black merino, and an hour.

The great thing about merino knit is you can get away with just using a zig-zag stitch, and not finishing the raw edges!

Because you are craft bloggers too I know you can appreciate how hard it is to take a photo of both your hands. Yes, that is the top of the t.v.

Hopefully these will keep Penny’s hands snuggly warm through the winter.

Jam II

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