Welcome dear friends to the last
Friday in February!
I have some exciting "Bee~u~tee~ful" news to share...
Several names have been chosen for the main series
title, which I'm having a hard time deciding on!
Spring is such an exciting time of the year, especially
the buzzing of the humble, busy little bees!
I love displaying bee skeps on my back porch, and
watching the little bees land on one flower to the next!
I'm so "un~bee~lievably" excited about getting this
series up and running!
So, if you love bees & skeps, flowers & beekeeping,
houses & alphabets...the first sampler is
scheduled to be released hopefully in
This is NOT going to be a club, but a series
of samplars that will be released to my three
Distributors and also available through
my little Etsy Shoppe.
I'll bee posting updates over the next few months
as the times draws nearer!
Just back from the print shop earlier today...
Hope to have Humble Hare Handwork Club kits
all kitted and ready to ship on Monday & Tuesday.
The Early Workbasket ~ French Knitters...
Busy little hands are happy little hands!
Did you love working with your hands at a very young age?
I sure did, my lifelong passion starting as far back as I
Anything tedious made me so happy!
Coloring (always making sure I stayed within the lines),
jigsaw puzzles, drawing, making pot holders for my relatives,
crocheting (made a full size bedspread in Granny Squares at the age of 8),
embroidery, making barbie doll clothes...my list could go on and on!
French knitters are a perfect tool to
inspire creativity in a young girls childhood...
Early French Knitters were often embellished
as little folk with simply faces!
Bright colored paints were used...
Just the perfect size for a little child's hand to hold onto!
Typically from Europe, Germany and Poland...
Later ones were also available in America.
These are getting harder and harder to find...
They are very desirable and sought after by collectors!
Typically a French Knitter will have four pegs...
Original pegs would be either metal or wood, some have
been replaced over the years with nails or screws.
They were also made in "Bakelite"...
What endless hours of fun I had as a child knitting these long
snake shaped coils, and then sewing them into useful
things like coasters, rugs for my doll house, etc.
If you don't have one of these little tools,
you can easily make one out of an old wooden spool...
Simply tap into the top four nice smooth rounded
brass nails, and ta~dah you have one!
Any blunt pointed needle or stick will work for
turning the thread/yarn over the nails...
I'm hoping to get my little granddaughter Rachel
interested in trying this the next time she visits!
Hope you enjoyed today's feature on French Knitters!
The primitive one on the far left had 8 pegs...I gifted
this one to my friend Lori Brechlin from Notforgotten Farm
last year for her birthday.
Weekend Soul Food...
She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.
Wishing you a Bee~u~tee~ful weekend!