Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
James getting his pictures and photo equipment ready for his trip!
I'm going to make some strawberry jam today, work on a birthday present :) and take a long nap since I've been up since 3:30am, then to take Jimmy to swim team practice where I'll go to Sagebrush Cafe and get a yummy tea while I wait in the horrible heat for him!:)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
I've said many times...I have the best hubby in the world...and I do. He's been seeing me spin and ply and take off the bobbins and do it all over again and has mentioned I needed bigger bobbins to hold more yarn. Of course I agreed....well yesterday he was going to do something about that. He spent all day designing and making me a bigger flyer and eight bigger bobbins! So cool! They're huge compared to the ones that come with my Julia! Louet doesn't even make a bigger flyer for my model???? He hasn't clear coated it yet because he knows how impatient I am and that I wanted to get to playing with it....when he gets back from NM he can do that! Guess what I'll be doing today...you got it...plying!:)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Jimmy and I went to the movies yesterday with my mom and saw G Force. It was a really cute Disney movie but the theatre was so packed with kids under five whining and fussing. Jimmy kept hushing this one little bratty boy that was sitting next to us. My favorite part of the movie was the part you see in the commercial of the mice saying "poop in his hand!" I'm easily entertained!:)
I'm still knitting on the Landscape shawl, knitting a washcloth, monkey socks are still traveling in my purse and cast on a new scarf (drop stitch scarf)...crocheting washcloths for the etsy store...spinning for the Tour de Fleece. My hand has been giving me lots of problems and have been in a lot of pain from it that I'm not getting much done. Can only spin/knit for a little bit before I'm about crying...advil helps when I remember to take it!
Quite exciting to hear on Dr. Gemma's podcast, CogKnitive, to hear her mentioning my soaps and wanting me to be a vendor at the fiber retreat in October. Very cool! Shocked me to hear my name mentioned on a podcast! Yeah!Today I've gotta clean bathrooms, change beds, etc.....hope you all have a great weekend!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you don't and you may even decide you need one!Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy... Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing.
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body f felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned! While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life.He had covered her with his love. Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day. It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free. Lucky He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.
I was emailed this the other day and thought what a great way to spread it would be on a dogs on Thursday post. I don't know who Lucky is but I'm sure there are tons of Lucky's out there. It's been researched how animals are beneficial for healing and longer life. That is one reason there are therapy dogs out there that visit hospitals and assisted living facilities. The unconditional love of an animal is one of God's greatest gifts!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Nicole and I took a few pics before we put all our stuff in the locker so were nice and dry in the photos. The bad thing is Juanita wasn't there yet to be in the pics with the rest of the kids. The above picture has Nicole (FreckleFaceFibers) and her son Simon...her daughter Lily was with Juanita and her granddaughter. Juanita's son Dan and girlfriend, Julian also came. We were all so tired afterwards that we were walking very slowly to the cars! I thought I'd be a lot more burnt today but the 50 spf held up well...lips were quite chapped though! Jimmy is already asking when are we going again?
Monday, July 20, 2009
If you are a praying person please lift them all up...
Today I'm going out to lunch with an old high school buddy of mine...should be fun catching up and hanging out. Went to my knitting meeting yesterday and had a great time. It's always so much fun seeing what everyone is working on, touching all the different fibers, and chatting away! So looking forward to the Cogknitive Retreat in October...fun hearing Dr. Gemma talk about it and the vendors who are going to be there...going to be loads of fun! Was such a busy weekend that I went to bed early last night so didn't get more soaps made...probably tomorrow night. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I found fiberphiles through twittering with Sarah (limejuicy)...and these lovely fibers found their way to my home! Above is called Pacifica and it is a superwash merino top in these dynamic blues!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
You guessed it...Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince!
It was really good but a lot of important things were left out....ug!
Fuji was ready to go as you can see, but no dogs are allowed at the movie theatre!
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
She is the one that taught me to crochet so for her birthday wanted to design and make her something special for her ninetieth!
This design is called Wrapped in Hugs and Kisses because there are X's and O's within the pattern repeats. I crocheted it out of Caron Simply Soft so she can put it in the washer and dryer and be able to really use it. She said it was perfect because she likes something on her shoulders! She also had to show me the perfect blouse she is going to wear it with to church!:)
Saturday, July 11, 2009
She brought me this adorable bag which will be a terrific project bag for my knitting and this cute little plaque. It's therapy angels!!! The one angel is the therapist taking notes and the other is the patient on the couch...too cute. She picked this up at St. Andrew's Abbey which is a Benedictine monastery in the high desert of Southern California.
Friday, July 10, 2009
I'm in a charity group on Ravelry that knits/cro's chemo hats...a lady contacted the moderator and asked her if she knew anyone who spins and would like some raw alpaca fiber...she thought of me and had the lady contact me and she sent me this awesome alpaca fiber! I'll need to process it and then card it before I use it. So with some of my birthday money I'm going to get some hand carders to card it with. Then I can knit some warm, lovely hats with it!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 4th through Sunday July 26th. Days of rest: Monday July 13th, Monday July 20th. (Just like the actual tour)
Spin something challenging Wednesday July 22nd. (The Tour’s densest mountain stage with 5 mountain passes)
After separating the ounces into manageable quantities this is what I spun last night after swim team practice. It's so soft and smooshy!
Monday, July 6, 2009
...Look at these totally adorable stitch markers she sent me....sunflowers my favorite but look at the little Fuji dog one's...so glad the close up pic showed them up so good because they are just toooooo cute!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Jimmy recorded Fuji playing with him with his Nerf! He's even got her retrieving the bullets! He has to shut his playroom door because she'll go in there and nudge his guns around the room trying to play with them!!
Happy Dogs on Thursday!
Hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July!
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
As I was hula hooping on the Wii yesterday...Jimmy started laughing at me (so NO Jen you can't hire him to videotape):) and said "wow Mom, you really like to spin..." We had the biggest laugh out of that...get it... I'm spinning the hula hoop...I like to spin yarn....ha ha!!