Thursday, April 18, 2019

I Agree - No Pebble Mine in Alaska! See A Video!!

Ruth Sandra Sperling
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I have been reading about the proposed "Pebble Mine" in Alaska for years now.  Right away I was against it, but then I heard about it from Conservation Photographer, Robert Glenn Ketchum -- and have seen a number of his stunning photographs of the area in which they are proposing to put such a Mine.

See Robert Glenn Ketchum's Blog Series about Stopping the Pebble Mine here: http://rbtglennketchum.blogspot.com/search/label/BLOG%20%27No%20Pebble%20Mine%27

I have never made it to Alaska - though I thought about it years ago, but Robert Glenn Ketchum has spent time in Alaska - I first got his book about the Tongass National Forest and his activism there years ago - see his blog series on that here:  http://rbtglennketchum.blogspot.com/search/label/BLOG%20%27Tongass%20National%20Forest%27


Here is a Video from the NRDC - National Resource Defense Council - an effective environmental group I really got familiar with during the Sierra Nevada Forest Protection Campaign (now Sierra Forest Legacy ) back in the late 1990's - early 2000's in California - as they were a major legal force in that campaign - including the Giant Sequoia National Monument Public Process, which I blogged about years ago .

But This is a Video about another major issue the NRDC is a major legal force on - the proposed "Pebble Mine" - and this Video deals with a major problem with the proposed "Pebble Mine" in Alaska - major Earthquake Problems, as the area in which they propose to put the mine has high seismic activity, which I read about somewhere years ago.  I, personally, totally agree with the NRDC and Robert Glenn Ketchum on stopping the "Pebble Mine" totally - as I think it would be total folly to create such a mine - for a whole lot of reasons at this point - and reading what the NRDC and Robert Glenn Ketchum have to say about it the best thing you can do (I am not going to try to re-say what they have said much better than I ever could). 

You also might want to follow Robert Glenn Ketchum's Facebook Page, "No Pebble Mine":  https://www.facebook.com/pg/NoPebbleMine.photos/posts/


But right now, I recommend you watch this video for some accurate information about this major problem with the proposed "Pebble Mine" - get a good idea why it should not be done from this video - and If you feel like doing some Activism - there is a link at the end of the description of the video to a page at NRDC for sending a comment letter. -- I already sent a comment letter there myself.

I think the already existing, high successful Alaskan Salmon Fishery, which is where the "Pebble Mine" is proposed, is much more important than the proposed damaging open pit mine for more Gold and Copper, which I think we can live without.

Watch this Video!!!









Sunday, March 31, 2019

Love Animals! See Wild Eagle Nest Live Cam from Big Bear in California

Ruth Sandra Sperling
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With my Love of Animals - Both Wildlife and Pets - if you have read anything I have written about that online, you will understand how much I LOVE this Live Cam of a Wild Bald Eagle Nest in Big Bear, California!!!





It is on You Tube:  https://youtu.be/5b2dUgK6VV4  

I have watched it several times since discovering it - with the Eagles doing different things.

You can check it at any time!

I live in the Antelope Valley - southwest of Big Bear and on the southern side / slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains - and a few times, when walking in the fields in Pearblossom - I was sure that I saw either an Eagle or Falcon or other such large bird way up in the sky - I figured that those large birds probably lived in caverns or trees in the Mountains.

But this is the first confirmation I got of Eagles living in and nesting in the Mountains of Southern California - Big Bear, California, where this Eagle Nest is - is in the San Bernadino Mountains - east of the San Gabriel Mountains, where I live.  I spent a week one December winter years and years ago in Big Bear - nice any time of year with a very nice drive up to there - but in mid-winter, like December, it is often covered in snow -- it was that week I was there.  

Apparently, if it is snowing, you can sometimes see it snowing on this Eagles Nest - since it is Live.


I tend to reflect the things I love in Life in my Arts and Crafts - here is a White Eagle I crocheted years ago in Filet Crochet (it sold, too)!




And here are a few more Filet Crochet pieces of Animals that I have made:

 Filet Crochet of 2 Birds Nesting - Handmade by Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber




Filet Crochet "Desert Rabbit In A Bush" - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber




 Filet Crochet of a Rooster - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Coral Red and Yellow Rose Doily - Bright and Bold Handmade Irish 3D Rose Crochet For Spring

Ruth Sandra Sperling
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 Bold and Bright Red and Coral Irish Rose Doily


Do you like Bold and Bright??? ~~~ Here is my newest RSS Designs In Fiber Handmade Irish Crochet Doily with 3-dimensional, multi-layer Crochet Roses in Coral Reds and Bold Yellows - Great for Bright and Bold Decor!

A Round Doily with 12 multi-layer Crochet Roses - each one having 5 layers of 6 petals with the bottom layer being Green (to look like leaves on a Rose Flower) -- Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling of RSS Designs In Fiber.

Brighten up any Table - or Dresser - or Shelf with this Coral Red and Yellow Floral Design Decor Accent -- 11 1/2 Inches Wide!

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Bright and Bold seem to be popular this year, so I am going to share several more colorful Handmade Fiber Designs items from my "RSS Designs In Fiber Etsy Shop" - with Bright and Bold coloring!!



 Bright Orange and Yellow Round Table Topper - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber

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 Yellow Star Dangle Earrings - Handmade Crochet Lace By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


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 Coasters Set of 4 in Fiesta Red Orange Yellow Blue - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


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 California Poppy Crochet Tapestry - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


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Red Flowers in White Lace Doily - Diamond or Square - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


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 Red Cardinal Crochet Tapestry - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


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 Bright Orange and Browns Potholder Set of 2 - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber


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 Tree Tapestry Crochet with Bright Greens - Handmade Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling - RSS Designs In Fiber



Sunday, January 20, 2019

Bright Fiesta Red Flowers in White Lace Doily By RSS Designs In Fiber - In "Handmade Finds Painting The Town Red" By On Fire for Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
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 Bright Fiesta Red Flowers in White Lace - Square Doily - Handmade Thread Crochet By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber

This Hand-Crocheted Square Lace Doily has Bright Fiesta Red Flowers in the center of 4 Square White Lace motifs
 - Each Motif has a Bright Fiesta Red Border
 - and they are joined together to make a Square
 - with a White Lace Cluster Doily Border.


If you display it as a Diamond Shape - it is 13 1/2 Inches high and wide - Corner-to-Corner.

 Bright Fiesta Red Flowers in White Lace Doily - By RSS Designs In Fiber - Displayed as a Diamond Shape in "Handmade Finds Painting The Town Red"


Bright Fiesta Red is an exciting Red that cheers up a space when used in Decor Accents such as this Doily!!!


On Fire For Handmade has done a Handmade Finds:  "Painting the Town Red" - including my Doily above in it - click on the heart in the upper Red corner there to vote for it!


On Fire For Handmade Finds - Painting The Town Red 2019-01

Take a look at the Collection of Handmade in "Painting The Town Red" for a variety of Handmade goods!

I use various shades of Red crochet threads and yarns to make Handmade products.  Here are a few more of them with cheerful Bright Red in them - click on photos to find them online!

My RSS Designs In Fiber Handmade Hats and Bags and Accessories with Bright Red!




 Bright Red and White Cotton Sun Hat with 3D Rose Decoration - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber






 Bright Red and White Shoulder Bag - Shopping Tote or Beach Bag!  Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber






 Bright Red and Green and White Pouch Bag - Jewelry Bag or Gift Bag - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber





 Bright Red and Green Reusable Cup Cozies - Set of 3 - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




Handmade RSS Designs In Fiber Decor Accents with Bright Red!


 Holly Doily with Green Holly Leaves and Bright Red Holly Berries - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber





 Bright Red and Green and White Table Runner - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




 Red Cardinal Crochet Tapestry Tile - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber






 Poinsettia Crochet Coasters in Bright Red and Green - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




 Oval Coasters - Silver Flowers in Green with Bright Red Border - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber





Coasters Set in Fiesta Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Green - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber






 Star Shaped Doily - Festive Bright Red, Yellow, Blue, Green - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber


Friday, December 21, 2018

Ladies Cloche Hat - Navy Blue with Blue Tweed - Handmade By RSS Designs In Fiber - with Matching Scarf

Ruth Sandra Sperling
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 Blue Tweed Ladies Cloche Hat - Handmade By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber




~~~ A Brand New Ladies Hat ~~~
 ~~ A Hand-Crocheted Cloche Hat - Afghan Crochet Tweed in Navy Blue and Multi-Color Ombre Yarns ~~

~~~ Chunky Warm, Soft Yarn Hat! ~~~

~~ and there is a Matching 86 Inch Long Scarf made with the same yarns and the same Afghan Crochet Tweed design! ~~ Also Chunky, Warm and Soft!



 Blue Tweed 86 Inch Long Scarf - Handmade Afghan Crochet Tweed By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber



~~~ Here is a Photo of the Matching Hat and Scarf:



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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New! Holly Leaves and Berries Crochet Round - Table Topper or Wall Art - By RSS Designs In Fiber

Ruth Sandra Sperling
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 Holly Leaves and Berries Crochet Round - Table Topper or Wall Art - By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber



A delightful, vibrant Red and Green Winter Nature Decoration for Home / Office Decor:

Hand-Crocheted in Fashion-Weight Cotton Threads:
~~ Emerald Green ~~
~~ Bright Red ~~
~~ White ~~
~~ Christmas Berry Ombre in Red, Green and White ~~


For the Winter Season - Green Holly Leaves with Red Berries is a rather popular decorating item - so I decided to make this so it would be large enough to be a Table Topper (or Wall Hanging)!  It is 17 Inches in Diameter - and would be nice on bare furniture, on a tablecloth or hung up.

There is a Ring of 18 Green Crocheted Holly Leaves with each one having a Red Crocheted Berry - here is a closeup of part of that Ring:


 Closeup of Green Holly Leaves with Red Berries - Holly Leaves and Berries Crochet Round By Ruth Sandra Sperling at RSS Designs In Fiber


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