More lambs at end of CAL.

2016-cal-participants-finished-pillows.jpThe CAL from Squirrel Picnic is over and I hope you have fun watching the Pillows being built. The pattern is available through The Big Acorn Race book . Dearie Ewe and amigurumi lambsDearie Ewe has some new spring lambs to watch and this week  I am giving yarnit a bit of a plug. A new invention and made in America, as soon as I saw it I knew I HAD to have one. The yarn goes in the dome and eliminates all yarn spills making projects cleaner and more mobile. Really worth having a look as they conduct a launch through kickstarter.yarnit.com
Enjoy the variety of pillows. I love how they are all the same pattern but all different.

Tall N Fast Flower Pillow gets ZZZs

Jack tries out Tall N Fast Flower Pillow.
My contribution to the Squirrel Picnic CAL has been tried and tested by Jack.
He gives it a dog snore of approval. Looks like I will have to make another one for myself!Sherbet and tall N Fast Pillow.
Meanwhile, perhaps you will consider joining me on the 15th June with a piece of your writing? I Would LOVE to hear it. More information HERE!  

Yarn Along Seed Case.

Yarn Along Seed Case and Books Burn Badly by Manuel Rivas
Joining Ginny this week for yarn along where we show what we are making and reading, I took a break from making sheep for “Read me a Story” which will be on the 15th June, and made a Seed Packet, Phone Case from Jennifer Olivarez book “The Big Acorn Race” available HERE!

Galician Literature Day was 17th May and as I was unfamiliar with Galician Literature, I decided to read “Books Burn Badly” by Manuel Rivas. This book has been translated into English by Jonathan Dunne.  It is a book that has an almost fairy tale style of writing in a really absorbing, hard to put down, way. I love what is becoming Jennifer’s signature spiral. Next yarn along I hope to have some signature sheep and of course, don’t forget the nativity cows.

Tall N Fast Flower Pillow gets AWARD!

Week five squirrel picnic CAL gentlestitches contribution
Above are some of the examples of week 4 Squirrel Picnic Crochet along and underneath is my week 5 back of the pillow held by Shane.
I also have not one BUTT two rather exciting bits of news.
News one (I will mention it again on yarn along day) is the Gauntlet Pattern is available for a sneak preview and FREE download right HERE!
News two is that The Big Acorn Race (the book) has a shiny award on it’s front cover! nieaseal-2014-winner-200.png
Congratulations Jennifer! This is the second book I have been involved in that has won an award. Everything comes in threes so who knows what will happen next!

Wrangling the Tall N Fast Flower Pillow.

squirrel-wrangler-tom-yum-soup-and-tall-n-fast-flower-pillow.Week four of the Squirrel Picnic CAL and Sherbet and I are almost finished this really fun project.  If you would like a to make a Squirrel friend of your own, checkout The Big Acorn Race for the pattern . Time for some Tom Yum soup in my favorite cup. If you would like your very own Rainbow  Unicorn Wrangling mug (and who wouldn’t!) check out Evil Squirrels Shop HERE!

Now for a rather special invitation to all you poets and storytellers out there.

 I am co-hosting a Read Me A Story day scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016 with Bacon from piglove and friends

We are asking for all of our friends to participate on this date by video taping themselves reading a story to peeps/anipals here on the blogs.  Doesn’t that sound like so much fun?  It can be a short story, the first chapter, something everyone knows or something new.  And the video doesn’t have to be long, 3-5 minutes would be awesome.  You know long enough for all of us anipals here in blogville to get involved in your reading.  And don’t worry about video taping – it can be of the book, it can be of you reading it or it can be of your anipals while you are reading.  Be creative and have fun with Read Me A Story my friends.

Please share this posting and badge with your friends on your blog.

We hope to see you reading a story next month:)

Tall n fast flower pillow, week three.

Sherbet the crocheted squirrel and week 3 of the squirrel picnic CAL.It is week three of the Squirrel Picnic CAL and this week Sherbet, a cousin of Podge helps me with my progress. If you would like to make your own Squirrely friend, you will find the pattern in the book The Big Acorn Race. Sherbet has her basket with her which is full of crocheted fruit and flowers. A FREE pattern for the basket is here. This week we added a 3D petal row and I am looking forward to seeing my fellow CAL’s progress.  People have chosen a variety of colors and yarns so no two pillows are the same. It isn’t too late either. If you want to join in , contact me on my contact page or click the cushion on my side bar. I will be available to talk you through each part of the project.  Have a great Weekend and join me on Tuesday for the “wags and waves for Forrest”day.Pam and Sammy's Forrest badge.

Tall n Fast Flower Plillow week 2.

Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic is  hosting the CAL (crochet along). If you would like to join in (IT IS FREE) please contact me or click on the cushion on the sidebar. It isn’t too late. I would love for you to join us and I am available to answer any questions or help if you get stuck. This is my contribution to our week 2 project, pictured with helper Miss Beautiful Red Squirrel, a review of last weeks spirals by some of the Squirrel Picnic Facebook CAL group and two dogs helping me find my yarn. I asked my son what he thought the caption with the dogs should be and he laughed and said “it doesn’t need one!” Bigafy  the dogs for a smile. 🙂