Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Sale at Knitting Lagniappe

Wait - these aren't knitting items - that's because we are adding a holiday section for shopping.

Yes, it's a sale too,  at Knitting Lagniappe = and for the holidays we have added some "non-knitting" items for gifts and holiday specials. So come visit our site -  . You will find some special items  and with your purchase comes a free gift!!! Yes, a free gift - a bag of our special scented stones. We will also include either a handcrafted button, a handpainted notecard or one of our own patterns for your knitting fun.

If you are a knitter, crocheter or just a shopper - there's sure to be something fun for yourself or for a unique and fun gift. Remember that all of our handthrown stoneware items are dishwasher, microwave and oven safe. 

If you see any item you like but would like it in another glaze color that you see anywhere on our site, please let me know in the comment section and we can do that for you.
Here are a few pics of some of our holiday gift items:
soup bowls -

Berry bowls - great for a pint of strawberries, blueberries or even pasta.
Watch for more fun gift items on the website.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

WooHoo - made the top 20 list

Check out this webpage - seems Knitting Lagniappe is listed at #19 in the top 20 knitting sites on the web. Not sure how that happened but love it.  If you get a chance, visit the site and vote for us. Who knows maybe one day we will break into the top 10.

Our Knitting Lagnaippe site is . Here is a picture of some of the products we carry there:

These are some of the yarn carousels and yarn bowls. We also have patterns, buttons, cups, scented stones, and more.                                 It's been fun setting up the website and we've been really lucky to have several national magazines pick up some of our products for review. Knitting Today featured one of our carousels in the Aug/Sept issue and in the Jan/Feb issue of another magazine (can't say yet til it comes out) but you will see another one of products featured.
Misty is working on getting her jewelry for knitters and crocheters on the site along with her beautiful shawl pins. They have been very popular at the Fiber Fests and at Yarntopia here in Katy.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Well....... Oct surprise

Yep, October ended with a big surprise. Instead of heading off to Boerne, Tx for the big Kid-n-Ewe Fiber Fest, I was in the emergency room having a 5 hour surgery for a ruptured colon. So life has taken a dramatic change. I'll be heading back to surgery in a couple of months to put me all back together. Thank goodness for modern medicine. So, no more shows for awhile, no more pottery for awhile, no more running around like a crazy woman (well, the crazy part  and the woman part will never leave) but not together for awhile.
Instead, I'll be in my easy chair knitting, designing , writing and plotting. I'll be playing with the new ceramic spindles I made. I kinda like them.... Will have to put in a picture later.

Also, I'll be busy catching up on paperwork (YUCK), organizing (bleah!) and things like that. Learning to let go has been hard, a few tears, a few down moments, but I remember that the Good Lord saved me for something, so I will be stronger in the long run.

So now, my mind gets to wander, dream new dreams, plan new projects and look forward to the day when I get back into my mud and fire in the studio.

My body and mind will never be the same - but guess that's what life is all about. I have an awesome family and group of friends that  have surrounded me with love and support - what greater October gift could I have :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Oct - watch out

Looks like Oct is going to be a crazy month. Will be in Plano,TX for the Heart of Plano Show Oct 7 &8th, mailing off yarn bowls and carousels to a knitting store in Oxford Miss for their big fall show at the end of the month, a couple of  gallery shows with several pieces in them, orders for Agave rolling in, fun classes at Yarntopia, getting ready for Kid-n-Ewe in Boerne, Tx in Nov and a new idea......
Can't say just yet, but will be posting a few pics as I go along . I'll be looking for accomplices in this adventure.  So watch out if you get a call from me :)
Yes, it does involve yarn and needles -

Meanwhile here are a couple of pics of the pieces I submitted to a fiber art show: will find out later this week if any were accepted. I hate waiting!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Funeral urns, stockings and dinnerware.....

Life is crazy since I got back from vacation = what a vacation. Jeremy and Natasha and of course Izzy, treated me to the best two weeks ever with a 3 day trip through Yellowstone, 2 days spent in Cody, Wy seeing our name in the Buffalo Bill Museum in the family registry (yes , we are related). Then lots of adventures, good food and Izzy time til I left.
Sadly, 3 days after getting back, my wonderful mother-in-law, Habie Landry, passed away. She had been bedridden lately and going down hill so fast. We knew it was close but still it hurts. She will be greatly missed. I learned a lot about being a "mother-in-law" from her. We've been to La to help with arrangements and will return for the memorial and internment.

So now I"m busy working on two urns for her ashes. Something I never thought I would be doing. Hard at times, joyous at others and a great honor. Here is a picture of the urns right after throwing and trimming.
I've been carving Mardi Gras images on them - her favorite thing in
life next to her family. One will go in the Hartley vault and one in the Boudreax vault.
In the meantime, I'm also throwing like crazy for Agave orders for the wedding registries and knitting samples for Yarntopia, including a cute snowflake stocking. I think going in different directions gives me peace and comfort.  Now back to the studio to throw some more.
Oh, did I mention, Knitting Lagniappe - going good. :) God truly has blessed us lately -

Saturday, July 30, 2011

On Vacation

Yep, I'm on a real vacation - no work, just play, relaxing and enjoying my son, daughter-in-law and of course, little Izzy. Hard to believe she is 2 years old now. Wow, how time has flown. Last time I was up here in Idaho, yes , Idaho, she was only 4 weeks old.  So tonight she and I are "hanging out " while mom and dad are off to dinner and a show with friends. I love it.
We went to the Farmer's Market this morning, horse races last night and tomorrow to the Mesa Falls. It'll be a busy two weeks. As you can see, Izzy is a stylish dresser.  I'll be recharging my batteries, doing some fun knitting while relaxing, and getting my exercise in with lots of walking. 
Today after the market, Jeremy and I made some Louisiana Cherry Bounce. He has an awesome cherry tree filled with beautiful red cherries that are a bit sour. So , some sugar, some vodka and voila - cherry bounce that will be ready for Christmas.  Now off to make dinner for Izzy and I.....

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Coupon Days

July savings coupon

25% off one item from the Knitting Lagniappe corner
@ Yarntopia on Mason Rd.
expires July 31, 2011

Yep, here is a coupon just for you - it can be redeemed for any item on the Knitting Lagniappe shelf there at Yarntopia on Mason Rd.  It's my way of saying "Thank You" to all those who have supported me in my adventure as a knitting potter or is it a potting knitter..... hmmm.... hard to say. Now I'm moving into the bead market as well with bead trunk shows here in Houston and in Dallas this month. Funny how one thing leads to another. Well, happy knitting my friends and stay cool.