Saturday, May 31, 2008


Of course the monster known as Ladie had to make an appearance if pictures are going to be put up here.

My orange sockies finished. Still making changes to the pattern. Haven't worn them to work yet, so not sure how they will do.

My current spinning project.

My Chocolate Mint plant, can't wait to have more so I can make fresh chocolate mint iced tea!!!

Some of my flowers.

This is my bush tomato, japanese eggplant and my violets. The tomato has several flowers on it.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Some things are just WRONG!

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Random stuff.....

Plants are growing well, still haven't taken any more pictures. I hope to do pictures soon, life has just been so busy.

I started spinning the orange/yellow wool/silk/angelina blend that Meghan let me blend up on her drum carder last halloween. It is spinning up very nicely.

I finished my latest pair of sockies and started my next pair of socks.

Meghan and I traded UFO projects wednesday night. I took a pair of sleeves that she needs knit up and she took my angel cross stitch project that has been lanquishing in my stash forever. Never thought about it, but maybe I should have taken a 'before' picture.....oh well.... I will get started on Meghans sleeves this weekend. I need to frog what she has done and start over adding some different yarn.

Next weekend is the renisaince fair. I need to work on getting my things ready for it. It is also Imagine event at work. I'm thinking I will have a better time at the Ren Fair, the Imagine event will have over 30,000 people their!!!! Yuck!!!

Last weekend I had a lovely date with a guy from Omaha. Hope to have another soon ;0)

"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." ~~~ Napoleon Bonaparte

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Odds and ends....

May 25 is National Tap Dance least according to so go out there and tap dance away!!!! Or just have a cup of coffee with the morning news.

I finished my current pair of sockies yesterday, need to take pictures. Am still wanting to modify the pattern, so will make another pair. The nice thing about these is they use up small bits of leftover yarn. The just finished pair weigh 1 oz!!!! and that includes the wooly nylon i added to the cuff to help improve the elasticity.

My garden is doing well, I now have 4 pea plants coming up (i swear i saw one growing yesterday), lots of lettuce and everything else is doing well. I'll take pictures later today hopefully.

I am having a Memorial Day Sale through Monday night at midnight....20% off all regularly priced items. Just use the code......Blog Memorial when checking out and i will refund or resend the invoice from paypal.

Have a good holiday weekend!!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

hair cut!!!!

My Flowers I planted.....guess they don't show real was windy out today

One of my tomato plants....

One little pea sprout.....its kind of hard to see....


My New Hair cut.....can't tell very well from the picture, but the back is shorter than the front and it kind of frames my face....i love it!!!

And of course the Monster has to get in on the pictures.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

What a week

It has been quite a week here.

Last Monday, I had a horrible day at work, the worst I have had since I started there 4 years ago. I knew I should have done everything myself, but I didn't...I trusted someone else....and they didn't do what they were supposed to.... so we had to start over pretty much.....ggrrrr

Then the rest of the week flew by...busy at work....when it wasn't busy at work, I was trying to get my office stuff done like meeting minutes and such....

Saturday I went out to do some errands....just a few, go to the Post Office, Staples for ink, Library to drop off some books that were due, and go do a little shopping..... Well I got to the Post Office. Then I went to staples, after wandering around a while in there, I bought my ink. Went out to my wouldn't Start!

Ok now about 2 weeks ago, it started acting funny, turning over slower, but only some of the time. So I called the shop then, they had me bring it in.....and of course it started perfctly there.....ugg

So on Saturday, I called the shop and got the tow truck, they towed it in and it turned out to be my starter (which is what I had guessed) which luckily was under warranty. Thank goodness for warranties. They actually got it fixed on Saturday.

This is stuff men are supposed to take care of, I try telling Ladie that, but he just looks at me like.....cookie??? ....See....there he is agian.....

I also got my garden planted, 2 tomatoes, 2 eggplants, lettuce and snap peas....and a few flowers. I never knew that egg plants could grow in containers, but I got the book, Bountiful Containers, and they say that they can......I can't wait to see if they are right, I love Baked Eggplant! with Ranch dip.....MMMMMM

No garden pictures yet, but maybe next time.

Knitting content.....I am working on a new pattern for sockies.....kind of like you buy in the store, but hand knit and more comfortable......I have to wear some type of socks on my feet at work....

Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there!

Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms out there!

I wish I could say I took this picture. But it is a picture they let you 'play' with on Its a photo editing site that you can use kind of like photoshop, its free and you don't have to download it. If you want to you can purchase a subscription and you get more features, but I think I will play with the free features for awhile and see if I like it.

This picture actually looked very different when I started with it. Here is the begining photo. I was able to change it into the above photo with less than a half hour of playing on the site.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Stormy Weather

The weather has been stormy here today. See the cool picture of the clouds.

Spring weather at its best.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

New New New!!!!

I've been playing with the serger and it has made sewing finished seams so much easier.

I finally listed my new design on my shop. They are listed at an introductory pricing. Prices will increase on May 4, so get yours now!

I helped coerce a friend into opening an etsy shop..... She has a beautiful photo of one of her orchids listed and I am sure will list more soon. Aren't friends great.....ha ha

I have been doing some knitting though too

Heres a photo of some fingerless mitts i made for my student this semester.... She is always cold, so will hopefully be able to put these to use...

Here is a photo of my latest socks that are still in progress....

I love this pattern it is from Vogue Knitting the Ultimate Sock Book. I would say this isn't a book for an absolute new sock knitter, but it is a great resource and has some great patterns as well as helping you design your own socks.

And for those who haven't gotten to see the Monster lately....