Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here are a few I've finished, only 18 more to go:
Monday, December 29, 2008
WRONG! Its actually a photo of my daughter... I found it posted on her Facebook (sigh). Why do they have to grow up so fast? Here's how I prefer to see my daughter...
I know, I know... but just wait till YOU have a teenage daughter!
Liberty's Yarns. What's so great about this site? Well, not only does she offer some amazing yarns in her Etsy shop, but her tutorials are fantastic, everything from "Drum Carder 101" to "How to make your own yogurt." I spent the better part of my morning taking in the wealth of information she's posted on her site. There are also patterns, project statuses and of course, blogging :)
I'm adding her blog to my blog list right now...
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I've got an IKEA not far from me and will be making a trip in the very near future.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I attended another funeral this week... Last night we said goodbye to baby Lauren Andrea Marie Baker (LAMB), born prematurely and surviving just 59 days in top neonatal care before her parents had to make the heart-wrenching decision to remove her from life support. Her Godfather shared with us that when she was removed from the machine that kept her vitals stable the assumption was that they'd have 5 or 6 final minutes with her before she expired, but God said, not so. Lauren's heart continued to beat for more than an hour afterwards! 112 minutes to be exact. This little fighter proved to everyone, doctors included, that she was no lamb but a roaring lion. She taught us that ALL things are in God's time and in His hands.
While I never had a chance to meet Lauren she'll always be a part of me in memory. I'll never forget the lessons of Lauren, the little lion who taught me more in 59 days than I've learned in 41 years.
Thank you Lauren Andrea Marie Baker AKA Lion.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
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Watch out world! My singles are getting thinner and thinner! I think I've finally hit laceweight! Yippee! Too bad I don't have my sock knitting machine anymore - I could make tons 2 ply of sock yarn... But then again, who has time for socks when there's so much fiber to be spun!
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
RIP Che Lee - "Well done, thou good and faithful servant." - Matthew 25:21
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I'm up *surprise* finishing up my new yar. I spun half a bobbin full of "Children's Joy", a batt I made on my new drum carder, then plied it with an army green merino roving. The result is gorgeous! The colors pop and blend and fade and return... its my best work ever :)
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Here's a pic of my home made fleece and yarn dryer:
To top a near perfect day off the postman rang with a huge box. My drum carder. I didn't realize it was so big. I am even happier now! After ripping the packaging to shreds and dealing with peanut cleanup I immediately begain carding fibers and created this lovely batt. My better half named it, "Children's Joy". I think the name fits.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I love everything about this video, this song, this concept and this guy, Juan Mann and his "Free Hugs Campaign." Do you and someone else a favor, give and get a free hug today. XOXO
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
She's too beautiful for words - so I'll just let you bask in her glow for a while. Do promise you'll try to break away to eat and use the restroom at some point today. Ok?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
After a "light snack" (calamari pizza - yes, pizza slathered in crispy calamari!), we got to work on making some "novelty" batts for spinning. Here's what we came up with:
Above, our joint production batt of mainly purples and glitz drummed and carded together - I call it, "The Little Mermaid."
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I'm so very proud of what we as a nation have accomplished tonight. Not only do we have a new
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
I got my green thumb working on a couple easy indoor houseplants. The first and probably the easiest to maintain: Bamboo. You know, the kind they sell in the dollar store by the stick, but also at expensive flower shops in asian inspired pots surrounded by polished stones? Well, I got mine at the dollar store when they were quite small. I wanted to give them lots of light and water but I opted NOT to add the stones. I've found in the past that the roots can become entangled with the stone and make the plants hard to transfer to another pot, should you decide to do so later on. So, here are my three hearty bamboo shoots in my very stylish red 7-Eleven Extreme Gulp thermal cup.
Give up? Ok, think, Mexican, think Guacomole!
Think, an avocado plant. In fact, I have three of them. I started these plants by eating the avocado fruit (is it even a fruit???), then cleaning the seed and sticking 3 or 4 toothpicks in it's side. The toothpicks hold the seed upright in a small cup of water (pointy part of the seed up). The water should cover about two-thirds of the seed at all time. Leave it alone for a couple of weeks in a sunny spot and you should start to see roots poking through the bottom of the seed, then shortly after the seed will split and a young plant will emerge. Once you see the roots touching the bottom of the cup, its time to transfer the plant to soil so it can get some real nourishment. As you can see, I'm a little late in transfering mine but I'm picking up some pots and soil today. I promise.