NEWBORN HARBOR SEAL PUPS IN LA JOLLA

HARBOR SEAL PUPPING SEASON IS IN FULL SWING IN LA JOLLA NOW.  As of today we have 14 pups.  The pups a day old show off their tiny pink umbilical cord announcing their arrival.  Mom immediately takes the pups swimming.  Today the pups were practicing swimming in rough surf.  As soon as the pup got frightened, mom gave the pup a backwards kiss & let the pup ride on her back!  I carry this beauty in my heart.

WOVEN BASKET VALENTINES!

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!  These woven valentine “baskets” have been around for ages.  They are a design fron Denmark and I remember making them as a child.  This year I made them with printed paper & red paper to give them a different look.  They have to be woven in a loop method – put one loop thru another loop and then put the loop around the next loop.  If you do it just right, you get a basket that opens & you can tuck a little note in!  Add a handmade envelope with 2 hearts stitched on & loop some embroidery floss around the hearts to close the envelope.  Voila!  Sweet little Valentines for those you love!

HARBOR SEAL PUPPING SEASON IN LA JOLLA – WELCOME PEONY!

PEONY, A HARBOR SEAL PUP WAS BORN LAST WEEK IN LA JOLLA.  Her mom is very attentive giving Peony lots of seal kisses.  I love Peony’s little heart-shaped nose!