Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve... family member, Bonsai.

February....learned to drop spindle and also intarsia. Rob and Vicki came to visit from IL.

March....James turned my Louet Julia spinning wheel.

April...James' dad passed away...went to MT....our 15th wedding anniversary.

May...we got iphones which we are addicted to and love!

June....Lila and Mike came to visit....Jimmy turned 12

July....Grandma Wilma turns 90.....James went to NM....addiction to beer butt chicken started. Sold my samba green honda del sol.

August....Uncle Richard passed away.....Jimmy got glasses....James, Dad, Jimmy fishing.

September....started belly dancing

October.....making lots of soap for the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat...greenhouse up then wind came and blew it was started! Started Rav group too!

November....Fun in Tehachapi....AVC Craft Fair.....Awesome Torrance Fiber had surgery.

December....Who'ville Christmas Event... Grandma in nursing facility...
A quick year in review....hoping that 2010 will be a better year.......

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve!

Merry Christmas Eve!
Have a wonderful holiday season!
James, Dawn, Jimmy and Fuji too!:)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Received this awesome award from Cat...thank you so much! It totally brightened my day!
"Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!
Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog."
I'll bestow this award to: Dawn, Courtney, Channon, Coggie, Gnat...too hard to pick just five!

Got some wonderful books from Amazon in the mail today..whoohoo. I need to quit looking at Courtney's bookshelf on her blog!:)

Finished James' felted to felt them!:)
Working on Jimmy's mini felted clogs...

Gonna go make some fresh blueberry muffins...yummy!
NH Knitting Mama is having a contest on her blog...go check it out and her lovely yarns!
Merry Christmas Eve Eve!!:)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Wee Tiny Sock Club!

I got the Wee Tiny Sock Club first club shipment today!
Dream in Color blocker key chain...stitch markers...bells..and candy!
Fabulous wee fun!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Knitter's Night Before Christmas...

Knitter's Night Before Christmas
'Twas the night before Christmas and all around me
There was unfinished knitting not under the tree,
The stockings weren't hung by the chimney with care
'Cause the heels and the toes had not a stitch there.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
But I had not finished the caps for their heads.
Dad was asleep---he was no help at all.
And the sweater for him was 6" too small.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I put down my needles to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash.
Tripped over my yarn and fell down in my stash.
The tangle of yarn that lay deep as the snow
Reminded me how far I still had to go.
When out on the lawn I heard such a noise,
I was sure it would wake up both Dad and the boys.
And although I was tired--my brain a bit thick,
I knew in a moment that it must be St Nick.
Yet what I heard left me very perplex-ed
For nothing I heard was what I expect-ed.
"Move Rowan! Move Patons! Move Koigu and Clover!
Move Shelridge! Move Starmore! Move Spinrite!Move over!
Lopi, don't circle around, just stand there in line.
Pay attention you sheep and you'll work out just fine!
I know this is hard as it's just your first year
But I'd hate to go back to 8 tiny reindeer."
I peered over the sill. What I saw was amazing:
Eight wooly sheep on my lawn all a-grazing!
And then in a twinkle, I heard at the door
Santa's big boots stomping on the porch floor.
I rose from my knees and got back on my feet.
As I turned around, St Nick I did meet.
He was dressed all in wool from his heat to his toe
And his clothes were hand knit from above to below.
A bright Fair Isle sweater he wore on his back.
And his toys were all stuffed in an Aran knit sack.
His hat was a wonder of bobbles and lace
A beautiful frame for his rosey red face.
The scarf on his neck could have stretched for a mile,
And the socks peeking over his boots were Argyle.
On the back of his mitts was an intricate cable.
And suddenly on one I spotted a small label:"S.C." in duplicate on the cuff.
So I asked, "Hey, Nick, did YOU knit all this stuff?"
He proudly replied, "Ho, ho, ho, yes I did.I learned how to knit when I was just a kid."
He was chubby and plump, a well dressed old man,
And I laughed to myself, for I'd thought up a plan.
I flashed him a grin and jumped up in the air,
And the next thing he knew, he was tied to a chair.
He spoke not a word, but looked down in his lap
Where I had laid my needles and yarn for a cap.
He began then to knit, first one cap then 2--
For the first time I thought I might really get through.
He put heels in the stockings and toes in some socks,
While I sat back drinking a scotch on the rocks.
Quickly like magic his needles they flew,Good Grief!
He was finished by two!
He sprang for his sleigh when I let him go free,
And over his shoulder he looked back at me.
I heard him explain as he sailed past the moon,
"Next year, start your knitting sometime around JUNE!"

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

"Ooooooh Grandma got me an ornament for our Christmas tree, and it even says my name on it!"

"I'm looking at it more closely..."

Strike a pose!

"Thinking how much I love my Grandma...thank you Grandma!"
Happy Dogs on Thursday! Almost the weekend....:)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Present from TN!!!

My wonderful friend, Dawn, in TN sent me this fabulous, fibery, awesome, Christmas gift!
4oz. of yummy, gorgeous roving...cute snowman candle; peppermint candy balls (yum); Christmas mitten notepad (always need these wonderful pads); a beautiful ornament frame that I'm gonna put our Christmas pic in; some yummy candy cane tea which is one of my favorites (I've also been looking for this locally and I think they only ship it to TN); also this adorable yarn doll....close up below, she is made out of cute! Thank you so much, Dawn. Love all the wonderful goodies and treasure our friendship!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Lila Pig!

Christmas knitting....a special pig for my niece, Lila!
Can't wait to see what she thinks of it....oink, oink, oink!:)

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Our candles are made from a blend of soy and paraffin wax with a waxed cotton wick. These container candles are hand crafted in classic Mason Jars for that down on the Farm charm.
I just got done using an apple crisp (made it for myself) and a lavender and boy do they fill up a room with scent. I have vaulted ceilings and the throw is still strong in it! I've also noticed that it burns cleanly too with no black soot on the side of the jar! Right now I'm starting a candy cane and each time I walk by I want to lick it!:) Also made some eucalyptus ones yesterday to burn when congested/sick/sinus problem days...can't wait to try them and of course they are in one of my favorite colors, green!:)
Made some cookies yesterday and some fudge.....did laundry/ironing...started putting up the tree (sciatic nerve started hurting too bad and had to stop) and knitting on a Christmas present for my niece. I'm really hoping I get it done, but been real addicted to playing Words with Friends on the iphone!:) Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Hugs!

Friday, December 11, 2009

FO Friday!

Been crocheting a lot of Soap Cozy's!
These are so much fun to make...Jimmy has been using one and just loves it!
I made him a neon lime green one and he put candy cane soap in it!
Also have been crocheting Cup Cozy's...
These are perfect to make your daily dose of caffeine stylish!

And crocheting washcloths for soap sets!
These all make perfect Christmas gifts!
Been doing so much crocheting had almost forgot how to knit...felt really weird to hold two sticks!:) Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Me and Fuji!

Jimmy and I bought James some light boxes for Christmas and they came early....sooooo he got to play with his new toys! We all got our pictures taken...will post more through the week because there are some really good ones of Jimmy!:) He'll also get to use them for our yearly Christmas picture!:)

Talk about perfect timing...I was acting goofy and Fuji thought she'd sneak in and clean my tonsils! Thanks Fuji I needed that!:)

Happy Dogs on Thursday!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Who-ville Christmas Event...

Got a picture of James setting up and bumping elbows with the other vendors. We were packed together like a bunch of sardines! Had to take our banner down because we had maybe two feet between us and the other vendor so people were bumping into it, knocking it and our stuff off. Plus with a bunch of school kids on a sugar high does not equal a good match!

Something really awesome was I got to meet a Ravelry friend in person!
Lorraine also brought her hubby and beautiful son! Did find out from her that she is going to have to commute down here to Palmdale so will be coming to some of the evening knitting meetings! Can't wait to hang out with her...she is a real sweetie and super duper friendly and easy to talk to!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Who-ville Christmas Fun!

Wolfe Farms Herbal Soap was asked to be a vendor at this event!

It is in the evening 4-9pm, Saturday December 5th, 2009.
Shopping, Food and Entertainment.

20% of Sales go to the fundraising event.

“Christmas Means Something More” set in the Who-ville Christmas theme (The Grinch who stole Christmas). With faux snow, carolers, snow slide, movie time etc. It is a fundraiser for Riviera Hall Lutheran School. There will even be “A Grinch”.

330 Palos Verdes Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

It's the holiday season..."Happy Holidays!"

Fuji catching some warmth from the sun!:)

Taking the snowman headband off!:)

Trouble wanted in on the action and says "meowy Christmas!"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Have you been Naughty????

A perfect gag gift for Christmas, our "You've Been Naughty" Coal Soap Set will have everyone laughing till next Christmas. It contains a 5 ounce bar of our Coal Herbal Soap packaged in a little Red Gift Bag embroidered with the phrase "You've Been Naughty". On the back of our Coal Herbal Soap Box is this unique poem:

Christmas comes only once a year
and Santa's sleigh is getting near.
It seems that you've made his list,
but the Nice one you've really missed.
You've pushed him to the end of his rope,
So all you're getting is this Coal Soap.

This is a limited edition, so once it has sold out, that is it for the year.

Poem copyright Wolfe Farms, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tehachapi Fun!

Tehachapi, CA!
Papa & Jimmy
Shooting a 22 rifle!

Jimmy loading the clip!

Trying to line up the the sight with his target...wrong eye Jimmy!:)

Scary face!:)

After Thanksgiving day fun with boys!
The three amigos...Papa, Jimmy, & James!
Poor James isn't in any of the pics because he was taking them!:(


Saturday, November 28, 2009

New to Wolfe Farms....


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