Thursday, June 30, 2005


This Saturday - July 2nd is "ALL AMERICAN DAY" at the Harbor MarketPlace. Come down and join the fun with food demonstrations, live music and great local produce.
Stop in and say "HI" at our booth. Look for the 'Stranded Sisters' sign.
The weather is going to be outstanding!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Pocketbook with Posies

Here is the latest needle felting bag!!

It started out as a simple little blue pocketbook and became a blank canvas that really needed some summery flowers to compliment it all around. After I felted it I shaped it over 2 wicker plate holders until it dried. Then I got out my trusty needlefelting tool and some roving to accent the background. It has a sweet little vine growing up the side and perky blossoms popping all about. My garden is the inspiration behind this little bag. Hope you enjoy it too!

Another silk bag

I finished this silk bag this past weekend. The pattern cames to me as I went along. The strap is adjustable and it is lined with batiked fabric. The handmade button closure is from a small shop in Gatlinburg, TN. I am glad I finally found the right bag for it. The yarn (silk) is from The Wool Peddler I just received a replacement shipment in fabulous pinks and another in purple and blue hues. This yarn is so dramaric in effect! I think the next silk bag will either be done in triangles or some sort of circular pattern. This particular yarn mught bt too fussy for a pattern I have been anxious to try. The pattern is from Frugal Knitting Haus... the Snail Shell Beach Purse. I will try to post a link to the pattern and you can let me know what you think.
Here is a link to the Snail Shell Beach Purse. Cross your fingers ~~~
Lining is essential to the success of this bag. Thanks to a 'stranded sister' I work with, I used her suggestion and included 2 small pockets in the lining.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Clapotis comes to visit

The first glimpse of the completed Clapotis. The other stranded sister was visiting this past weekend and brought this to share. The first Clapotis! It's a shawl, no's a scarf,'s a wrap, no... it's whatever you want it to be. The bias drop stitch pattern gives an otherwise uninspired yarn a fabulous effect. Check out the Clapotis link on the left with pattern to see more versions.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Greetings from Baltimore!

It has been a long knitless week here in Baltimore. Big sigh! One Stranded Sister has been held captive in this city for a mandatory week long conference that has to do strictly with my other life. The last knitting I was able to do was on the plane here. Almost, almost finished a very fun recycled silk sari bag. There is always the plane ride home tomorrow! It really has been pretty lovely here. Parked right on the Inner Harbor close to Camden Yards. I had the honor of watching the Oriole's win against the Astros. Grueling sessions have hammered my brain during the day and the ballgame was a nice respite. Knitting would have been good too, however. I wasn't even able to explore yarn shops, but have been able to consume a years worth of crabcakes in just 4 days.
So we will be back at the Harbor MarketPlace on Saturday and the weather forecast is for absolutely PERFECT weather. There will also be a great fun festival going on at the Lake, so please come and join us if you're able. Will let you know how it goes.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Thank you to all!

Thank you to everyone who visited us today at the Harbor Marketplace. The weather began threateningly enough, but turned into a gorgeous day by 9:00. We had a great day visiting all the people who stopped at our stand. There was music, fresh produce, some good food and a charity walk with a special appearance from Kenosha's own Daniel J. Travanti to boot! All went real well, we packed up to come home and BANG! the thunder and rain began. Actually, it was a nice shower to get caught in. Weather in Wisconsin~gotta love it.
We will be down at the Harbor again on the 18th of this month-- hope to see you there!

The maiden voyage of the Stranded Sisters at Kenosha's Harbor Marketplace- June 4th, 2005

Welcome to Stranded Sisters... Day One! Posted by Hello

The success of the day would not have been possible without my wonderful husband, Kim!

"The Man" behind the scenes Posted by Hello

Harbor Marketplace... Come and visit! Posted by Hello

Bags, bags, and more bags Posted by Hello

Felted Wine Bags and wine glass feet Posted by Hello

The Catch of the Day included these beautiful, handknit & felted fish. The eyes are specially made glass buttons that make them fabulous.

Gefelted Fish Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Beth's needle felting Posted by Hello

Lopi bag Posted by Hello

Recycled Silk Sari Posted by Hello

Felted Bag and Fish (check out the lashes) Posted by Hello