Thank You to Luanne Pontbriant and Jacquie Lober for helping to sort, write cards and package all the knit and crochet donations to the various shelters and programs we have adopted. We delivered to Help of Ojai, Project Understanding, Ojai Valley Family Shelter, Casa Serena and several shelters in Alaska and Canada.
Lots of nice fuzzy, warm knits with lots of love in every stitch!
What a great honor to be one 2014’s grant recipients from the Ojai Rotary Club.
Proud to stand side by side wonderful organizations like Help of Ojai and the Nan Talbert Foundation. “One Stitch at a Time-Knitting in Recovery” is being recognized and acknowledged for the work we do using Knitting and Crocheting as tools for healing, compassion and inspiration. We are all Women IN Recovery, Knitting FOR Recovery, and this particular project for the Ojai Valley Family Shelter is to supply all the homeless who walk into one of our shelters with a hat and scarf set. Attached is a letter from the woman who knit them with love. Planting seeds goes a long way, and you never know who might find recovery. We are also knitting Blankets the shelters get to keep……and will hopefully have enough blankets to go around for everybody……in a few years:-)
After a lot of requests……here are some photos of my Home Life in Ojai, California taken by my friend Marita……
Home starts with Scot and the little homestead we are creating, “Olson’s Sunny Meadows”, a merging of our last names……his Olson and mine Solvang which means Sunny Meadow in Norwegian. I am straight from Norway and he is of Norwegian descent. We’re always out in the garden and working the land every spare moment we have!
The front of our little cottage.
Everybody is Welcome!
Our Scarecrows who change outfits according to seasons or events throughout the year. This is their Spring outfit.
This is what happens if you stop by for breakfast on our front porch. We all Share!
Our Ducks Quackers and Quackelina just can’t get enough of themselves, each other……and our vegetable plants!
Beautiful Mjau Mjau, our 21 year old cat who adopted us after being feral for 17 years.
Josephine taking her dirtbath in privacy!
The Riverbottom is our front yard……literally! See all “our” cows?:-)
A sneak peek into our haven of a vegetable garden……more to be revealed!
Scot is a master at smoking meat and barbequing anything. Here he is smoking and barbequing Portobello Mushrooms.
Our Artichokes taste like lobster dipped in Butter……LOVE!
A Portobello Mushroom Burger with Aioli, Tomatoes, Lettuce, barbecued Anaheim Peppers, YUMMY! with Artichokes on the side!
Here is my first new design in a series of Spring and Summer Knits. Beautiful Lisa West is wearing a hand knit Lace Long Skirt that can also be worn as a Strapless Dress. An Open Knit Shrug doubles as a scarf, and the always cool crocheted Headband can be worn as a Hairband, Scarf, Belt or Wristband! All photos by the immaculate Robert McFall.