Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Gifts, Swaps & Thrills-Glenda Howell



This beautiful scarf was made by Glenda Howell of Peppercorn Minis. She gave it to me for no  reason other than that I had commented on her post that this scarf is "right up my alley".


Glenda had written that she made this scarf using Noro silk and wool mix for yarn . Although the yarn for this scarf was store bought, she had once spun these yarn herself after shearing the sheep , also by her. She then made rectangles using a hand held 6" x 4" weavette loom and then  crocheted each piece together. The sheep was  probably fed by Glenda too. I now own this scarf that is made by the multi- talented Glenda's hands.   Can you imagine how in awe I am of her? Or maybe you can't. By the way, not only was weaving a big part of her life before miniatures, Glenda was also a lace maker and an embroiderer. I remembered how  overwhelmed (and over the moon) I was when I found out that this super talented woman wanted a pair of my shoes.


I received her parcel on 8th July 2010 but did not post about it because I was waiting for the right occasion.  Today is the right occasion  and you will find out why when I complete my post on my other mini blog at The Maharajah's Palace

Needless to say. this is now my all time favourite scarf. I place it near where I work on my minis so that I can use it , see it and appreciate it often. It also serves a reminder of the wonderful people I have met on blogland. 

Thank you Glenda, very very much!

7 comments:

  1. Isn't she talented ? I'm in awe. And it's so so pretty as well.
    If you don't really need the books I'd welcome them into my library. I'd love them. Thank you very very much, Rosanna

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  2. Beautiful scarf! Lucky you Sans! :D

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  3. Sans - I have to confess, this Noro yarn was store bought! My hand-spun-sheep-shearing days were decades ago!!

    I'm pleased you like it, and I'm very happy it's getting more attention than being stored away in my weaving boxes :)

    Glenda

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  4. Beautiful colors and design. I'll bet it is soft.

    Victoria :)

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  5. Hehe Glenda, I must insist you take that sheep now and spun me some wool ..haha , strictly just kidding! Ok I will see if I can amend this post.

    Gals, I know I am a lucky and I love it! :):):)
    It's soft alright :).

    Rosanna, I will be ashamed (very very) to give you my sun bleached books. They are truly bad. I will give you the soft copies? Let me go and find them.

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  6. It's really beautiful, Glenda's one special lady in so many ways :)

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