September 2010 - Page 2 of 10 - Trails of Hats'n Hospitalitea

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Today I’d like to take you to a little spot close to Murry River, PEI.

Called Spit’n Image where Sheila and her alpaca spin the way to some wonderful yarn to make knitwear, socks, scarves, toques, mittens and wouldn’t you know it, spun balls alpaca wool to purchase as well.

My grandmother made braided rugs as I stood by her rocking chair. It fascinated me that I’d come home from sch0ol and step in the front door onto a rug that I had seen her sitting making long strips only what seemed like days ago.

I purchased alpaca yarn on my visit.  I needed to try a new product for my drip catchers.

Drip Catchers

Braided Rugs

About 15 years ago I took a notion to make a braided rug.  I have put it together and taken it apart a number of times.  Never knowing the secret to a turn, or a braid, or the how to finish the rug.  So I have about 2.5 miles in my possession of braid and I have moved this large bin from house to house over the years and a couple of moves.

I visited Sheila while working in her shop and I told her about my miles of braids.  She took out this piece she was working on and  showed me the secret to putting together the braids.  This Winter I will finish my braided rug and it will be another blog.

Make sure to put the Spit’n Image on your map of places to go while visiting PEI.



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Hi and welcome to my Mellow Yellow Monday.  I happened along and decided this would be fun for a Monday,besides yellow is bright, cheery, Fall’ish, and just yellow.

Mellow Yellow Monday #1

Tea pots don’t drip

This is a new tea pot drip catcher that sits onto this little yellow tea pot.

I got the idea to use alpaca yarn to make new drip catchers.  It would be perfect for a drip catcher because  alpaca yarn is water proof and therefore my drip catchers won’t stain.  Ya, no… the tea runs off onto the table cloth.

This yellow tea pot is my favourite. When placed on the table it seems to glow and the tea variety of Lemon Ginger Rose tastes so much better in this yellow tea pot then say in the black one.

Hosted by Mellow Yellow Monday, stop by and link up.

Thanks for dropping by my Mellow Yellow Monday I hope to meet new friends in blog land. Next Monday should be interesting with our Fall closely approaching.

Till Monday,



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