Friday, January 1, 2010

Fiber Anyone?

Less than a week ago I received an e-mail from Janice telling me she had stumbled on my blog.  She asked where I lived and as it turns we live just a short distance from each other.  We met for lunch and discovered that we had a lot in common so today we got together at her home for a "craft and chat" day.

Note:  I should have mentioned originally when I wrote this post that yes, Janice knits and spins.
Janice raises French angora rabbits.  They are gorgeous animals.  Once upon a time, I used to have rabbits so I really was thrilled to see them.  Look at all that fiber on that animal!!!

Janice prepared a fantastic lunch accompanied by her husband's homemade bread.  I think I was "spoiled" today.

Once upon a time, I also had a canary.  Janice's canary is the most beautiful singer.  Oh, it's been so many years since I have enjoyed being seranaded by a canary.  Mine always sang when I was on the phone making the person on the other end very envious.

Not a good picture as there is a screen between myself and this feeder.  Many, many chickadees were parading back and forth until I appeared in the window...dah!!!  Black-capped chickadees are my home state of Maine's state bird.

An orchid on the windowsill.  So beautiful!!

This mama will soon have babies.  She was busy preparing a nest with hay while I was there.  However, she will soon be pulling her hair out to use in her nest.

Another mama recently had babies.

And then there were the chickens!!!!

Happy Knitting! 


  1. Sounds like a bunny day (my favorite French-English pun) all around!

  2. What a great day! It's always so great when you get to make a new knitting friend. The rabbits looked so soft cuddly.

    My hubby's grandmother was from Germany & she raised canaries once she settled in the USA.

  3. The internet can be such a great place to meet people.
    Janice sounds like a great addition to fruends list.
    I met a great person on the web and now she is a part of my knitting/crochet group.

  4. What a fantastic day, all that livestock to play with and a ligit reason to fondle angora. My goodnes, you lucky bunny!

  5. And does she knit, too?
    Love the fluffy bunnies!

  6. Woohoo! It FINALLY let me post a comment!!!!

  7. Sounds like a way too fun day! Nice to meet you, Janice. Hope we see a lot of you around here!

  8. Looks and sounds like you had a great day....

  9. Great pics. How wonderful that you found a knitting buddy so close to home.

  10. Sounds like you had a wonderful day! Love the bunnehs!


  11. Joansie I am so glad for you.. A new crafty friend must be wonderful... enjoy and keep warm. temp reading here is 10* & 12* and wind chill is bad.Keep warm and enoy the new year.

  12. How cool to meet someone so close, especially someone who loves all the same things you do!!! I hope you will be spinning again soon, since you have such nice fiber so close :). (I know spinning has taken a back seat to knitting lately because you've been so busy for Christmas etc.)

  13. Enjoyed the pics and your commentary on all yu saw. Thanks for sharing and so glad you met a new, crafty friend. Stay warm!