Sunday, January 24, 2010

Chilly weather

True, the weather here has been cold and damp. Evidenced by this sudden hail storm with round chunks of ice, some almost the size of golf balls, pummeling the ground. But when I get pictures like the one below, from my son in law, pictures of true winter in Anchorage, I am very glad to be back in "Cally", my grandson Jack's favorite word for Sunny California.

This is the frozen mouth of Ressurection Creek, around 50 miles south of Anchorage, Alaska.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Table Runner

I was pleased with the way my daughters table runner turned out. I made it while I was in Anchorage for the holidays. Zaynab opened her studio space for us to felt, and we had the pleasure of working together. It was a great day, enhanced even further with a break in the middle for lunch at Sacks.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Snowy New Year

I had a wonderful white Christmas in Alaska. In fact, I'm still here. My daughter and her family have a sweet cabin in the woods of Hope, Alaska, population about 120, and it is there that we welcomed in the new year. Monty loves to visit because he can run and play with his little nephew, Duncan. Here is my brave husband taking the boys out for a bit of fresh air.

Monty and Duncan stand watch at the window and alert us to holiday visitors and that includes of course the local moose contingent. Seeing them in the window totally cracks us up. One little white poodle is cute enough, but two are a humorous site to behold!

I have been knitting away and hope to get some felting in before I leave in a week. I'll post pictures of my efforts and more of this beautiful landscape. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and wish for us all a peaceful, healthy, and joyful new year.