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!


  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

  2. Beautiful scarf! Lucky you Sans! :D

  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 :)


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

    Victoria :)

  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.

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