Buttercups and Bluebells!

Buttercups and Bluebells
Buttercups and Bluebells Gallery

We have been included in another treasury.  Actually this is the second one recently but I was seriously lax and didn’t do anything about copying the last treasury so it is gone already.  Anyhoo, the new treasury is live and it is called Buttercups and Bluebells!  Lovely sound that title is.  It just slides off your tongue and makes you want to lie down in the woods and watch the clouds puff on by.  The colours are gorgeous with all those yummy blues and stunning yellows.  Hmmm…what do you think?  like it?  if so, while it is hot and live, go to HERE, and comment on what you think.  Remember the treasury is only there for 2 days and than it is gone to make way for new material keeping things fresh and new.

Of particular note I think is the “Gate to the Bluebells” by consumedbynature.  I think this is a stunning photograph. 🙂  kudos to you!!

On another note, we have rehomed the last of the sheep, sold off more than half the dairy goat herd, sold off half the chickens and are getting down to a more manageable size.  I plan on having a handful of dairy goats for our own milk, some chickens for our own eggs, dogs, cats, and our new bunnies.  I have both French Angora rabbits, which are my first love, and some Silver Fox and white New Zealand rabbits.  The Silver Foxes and New Zealands are for meat.  That is an experiment that I am not sure on.  We will see.  If it turns out that they are not for us, than it will only mean more rabbit cages free for more of my baby Fur bunnies (ie. the French Angoras!)

For the Love of Green….

Charlie has been included in a treasury.  It is titled “For the Love of Green” and it is his 5×7 photograph of Bluebells at Duff House, in Scotland.  The Treasury will only last for about another day or so…see it here

After it expires, you will only be able to see it below in this snapshot that I saved.

For the Love of Green
For the Love of Green Gallery

The colours are lovely, and the items are very Unique.  Enjoy!! isn’t it grand?

This is the first time that Charlie has been home when either I or someone else has included something of his in a treasury.  When he is offshore, the company server blocks it so that he can not display any treasuries.  See his entry here.  He got to see his treasury finally!  Brilliant!!

We have been extremely busy on the ranch doing all sorts of small odd jobs and some larger ones trying to get ready for winter.  Charlie has to leave soon, they are calling him back early, and other than perhaps 10 days in December he won’t be here for the rest of the year.

On a fantastic note, he hooked up our British washing machine and it was colossal failure!  We than ordered a cheap bog standard top loading USA washing machine.  It was duly delivered, installed and on went the water.  A fantastic explosion and spew of water sky rocketed in the well pump house to rival Old Faithful.  Blew a pipe fitting apart, temporary made the delivery man unable to see, sprayed Charlie’s oil paintings on the walls, and soaked the GFI so that we had no electricity in the well pump sockets.   THERE IS A LIMIT TO WHAT CAN GO WRONG WITH A BIT OF HOME PLUMBING!!

He had to get a new GFI, installed that and than we did one load of laundry, all is well.  Than half way through the second load, everything blew again except this time I didn’t know it for 2.5 days.  so the washing machine, hot water heater, small heater to keep the temp up so the pipes don’t freeze, and the freezer were off for 2.5 days!  YIKES!!!  Good to say that it was more or less colder during those days so the freezer did NOT de thaw, and he found the problem.  Rewired to a larger breaker, and separated off the hot water heater to its own dedicated socket and breaker.  In the process of doing that, he decided to unwrap, and install my British dryer.  This appliance DID work, so I now have a washing machine, hot water electric heater for a small bit of water, and a dryer for drying my clothes as well as the air drying clothes dryer.  WAhoo!!  I am living!

September…songs and harvest!

I did a new treasury yesterday.  First one that I have done in ages!!  This one is made up of all sorts of Etsy FAST members with their September Challenge projects from all over the place.  The challenge seems to be two things this month, songs or harvest themes.

September...Songs and Harvest
September Songs and Harvest

I have included a snapshot photo of it here so that you can see it with all the alternates included and visible in a slightly lighter shade.  It is only live on Etsy.com for another day and a half but if you are looking in the mean time, you can see it here .  After the day and a half, you will just get a message that says the treasury is expired..so the above snapshot will be its only record other than our memory of it!

Of particular note, is the Fairy Tale Hooded Capelet by LazyTcrochet.  I really like it a lot! Isn’t it gorgeous?

Talk about funky yarns, than check out Falling Leaves by Jazzturtle or Grapevine Autumn Harvest by dramfiber. How do they do it??

Feel free to leave your comments here on the blog and tell me what you think of my picks.

Fall…a hint is in the air!

My DH (dear hubby) has suggested perhaps I am addicted to treasuries?  Whaaaat?  How could he think that?

Falla Hint is in the Air Gallery

Anyhoo, my newest treasury can be see here for the next 48 hours or so.  And you can view this small snap shot of the treasury right now.  Again, I struggled to decide which to make alternates and which to keep as main ones.

I had such fun picking these out that I think Esty.com should allow my treasury to have SIXTEEN items in it rather than the standard 12!  I have said that before, but I don’t think they take me seriously.

I will mix them up during the short time the treasury is alive, but you can see them ALL in this snap shot to the left.

I really do enjoy CricketsCreations and this is one of her pieces that I truly do enjoy. you can see her listing  here complete with numerous photos!

fullenstar is a new artist to me and I can not get over how lovely her item is. you can see her listing here.

I included a picture of her lovely item to the right to show you how glorious her colours are in the picture.  I love how she has dyed the colours, how they blend together, the fullness of her felting and well just a lovely unique design.

SplitRockRanch lives just “around the corner” from me out here in the sticks!  I do like her fleeces and her dyed locks.  check out her fleece in the treasury here.

Well I am off now to go finish the chores here on Alba Ranch and feed my critters so they can produce more of that lovely long wool, fine wool, and mohair you are getting accustomed to seeing in my shop.

If you feed them, they will GROW!