Friday, March 30, 2012

Signs of Spring

Tagish post office is still closed so we have to go to Carcross to pick up parcels. It is a 66 km. round trip. I had hooks for an order, scarves for dyeing and another package of furs waiting for me. Of course the PO isn't open the same days as my pottery classes so have to make an extra trip. GRR..
Today was +6, calm and bright Spring sunshine. We walked over to where the river exits the lake and saw about 30 swans in the open water. The wild Trumpeter swans are the first waterfowl to arrive back in the North. These guys nest from this area all the way into interior Alaska. Next month there will be thousands of them passing through along with Whistling (Tundra) swans, geese and lots of ducks. These are big, beautiful birds and always a pleasure to see.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Pike Flies

Time to stop with the baby clothes and get back to work. Made some pots yesterday and started flies today. Going to be sending this sample board of pike flies so thought I'd share it.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Silk Scarf Dyeing

I have spent the past 6 weeks knitting baby clothes. 8 babies coming this Spring! Seems everyone wants a 'dragon' baby. Took a break today to dye some wool to finish a blanket, thought I'd experiment with some scarves I bought. Fun with the shop microwave! Very happy with them.