Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Howlaween!

Happy Howlaweeeeeen!
Aren't these some cool pumpkins? Such sweet faces!
Tomorrow is the last day to enter the contest....don't forget to post the Wolfe Farms button on your blog for a chance to win some yummy soaps!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

"Whew...the last Dogs on Thursday post before Halloween!
Although I think I saw Mom bring home some more costumes from the store...maybe they're for the cats!"
"I'm really trying to escape..."

"I'm learning to just sit here and let her keep snapping those photos...I'm just not gonna smile!"

"If this was a video you could here my're next Trouble! I'm getting into character and going to be witchy to the kitty! This fits me perfectly right now!"

Have a great Halloween and Happy DOT!

Don't forget the blog contest ends this weekend!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This past weekend we (James) put up our greenhouse. This will be so nice so my herbs don't freeze to death this winter and other less hardy plants won't die. Also got all the panels on and it looked so nice. Wellllll, today we had some wind. Not just any wind but 60-70 mph wind. I could not even see the plants on my porch there was so much dirt from the wind. Then I started hearing plastic flopping and when it died down a bit saw it flying ten acres away from my house. Jimmy and I bundled up, put safety glasses on, gloves, face masks and headed out to pick up the panels of my greenhouse that were on there way to Kansas! Not easy picking up six foot plastic panels in a wind storm! We were so tired and covered in dirt...ears filled with dirt, face covered in dirt, dirt everywhere.....haha guess I should of used my dirt soap to clean with huh?:) We decided to call a "wind day" like they have "snow days." I made some yummy Smore mix to snack on and going to have fresh, homemade chicken noodle soup for dinner (been making so much soap almost said chicken noodle soap)!:) Going to knit tonight while watching "So You Think You Can Dance!" Have a great evening guys!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

"Uuuuh one more Dogs on Thursday post before Halloween. At least
Mom doesn't dress me up all the time!"

"Look at me! I look like I like this costume? Yes, red's my color but Mommmmmm!"

"Hmmm, here kitty, kitty, I have something for you to try on!"

"I'm such sweet, little angel...this just doesn't fit me! wink, wink"

"The End"
Happy Dogs on Thursday!
Don't forget about entering the blog contest!
Also come join the Wolfe Farms Ravelry group...lots of "clean" fun!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blog Button Contest!!!

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

Can Crusher!

James and Jimmy were watching a show called Time Warp the other night where they crushed cans with steam and ice water.....well my boys had to try it!

They filled a pot with ice and water...then they put water in the kettle, heated it up until it was steaming....they then put a diet coke can opening near the steam and let it fill with it until it was almost too hot to hold with a hot pad glove....then you hurry and put it opening down into the ice cold pot of water and it crushes the can down! Pretty cool.... Jimmy had soooo much fun that I think he did over 24 cans! Of course they couldn't stop with a can, they had to try a couple of different bottles which didn't work and even cut the top part off a can to see if it'd work, which it didn't. Awesome, fun, and exciting experiment! Big squeals every time it worked!:)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

"It must be Thursday...Mom's grabbing the camera and putting me in clothes..."

"Maybe she'll take the hint that I'm ignoring her..."

"Fine, I'll pose pretty so she'll get this dang hat off me..."

"Well that didn't work, she's still taking pics of me!"

Have a cowabunga great day!
Check out all the other great doggy posts by clicking the bone in the sidebar!
All the new scents are listed in the etsy store...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2009 Fiber...

Crazy Zauberbal sock yarn 450 g.

RedFish Dyeworks 20/2 silk 450yds.
Going to make a Sunflower shawl out of this.

RedFish Dyeworks 50% silk; 50% super fine exquisite!
Elff is such an amazing dyer...soooo saturated and awesome colorways! It was so awesome hanging out with Elff and Sandy all day long!

FreckleFaceFibers Kimono Sock Yarn.
Superwash Merino/Bamboo/Nylon; 430 yards
Tehachapi in Fall colorway...dyed for the Cogknitive Retreat!

FreckleFaceFibers Sundance Sock Yarn - Superwash Merino
Enchanted Meadow...430 yards. Nicole always does an awesome job! So much fun seeing her, we always have a great time together!

Bee Mice Elf - superwash merino, cashmere, nylon - 575 yards
Cypress colorway....going to make the multnomah shawl out of this because I want to snuggle with the yummy cashmere softness! Laurs was so awesome to meet too and can't wait to hang out with her at the Weaving & Fiber Festival in November!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cogknitive Fiber Retreat 2009

Me spinning and drooling over RedFish fibers that were set up right next to our booth!

Modular knitting class...helping Susan out who was tardy to class! Shouldn't teachers know better than that!:)

My friend Robin and me...the two redheads!

My buddy Nicole also known as FreckleFaceFibers!

This was our setup....did great!

Some of the market....

Finally got to meet my friend Kris whom I've been talking to on Ravelry/Facebook!
Had a blast!

Me shopping/hanging out with the Knitmore Girls from the Knitmore Girls podcast.....Gigi and Jasmin! Awesome!!
Tika from the Gives Good Knit podcast was also there but didn't get a pic with her...
Hanging out with the peeps for a bit! Knitters/Crocheters/Spinners/Weavers were every where! By the pool, in the hallways, in the corner of the conference room, on the awesome! Every where you turned was fun to be had!

Inside the goodie bags....whoohoo look at the loot!
Had a blast and can't wait for next year!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Wolfe Farms Herbal Body Soap

So excited....tomorrow is the Cogknitive Fiber Retreat! Whoohoo!
We've been getting ready for this for months now! 26 yummy scents, cloth/soap kits, relaxation gift baskets of goodies, shawl pins, bath salts, and mini soaps! The mini soaps are perfect for goodie bags for events, weddings, baby showers, any special occasion they can be personalized for your event...they're so cute too!

Baked Goods

Apple Crisp; Blueberry Cobbler; Carrot Cake; Cinnamon Spice; Chocolate Chip Cookie; Cupcake; Fudge Brownie; Sugar Cookie; Warm Brown Sugar Oatmeal


Cafe Vienna; Coffee Bean; Hot Cocoa; World's Best Coffee


Lavender; Sunflower; Fresh Cut Roses


Cucumber Melon; Fresh Melon; Fresh Strawberry; Juicy Peach; Pomegranate


Dirt; Torrential Rain; Unscented


Candy Cane; Pumpkin Spice

I'll be stocking the etsy store when we get back from the retreat!

We also designed T-shirts with our logo for the retreat...which also has a link in the sidebar!

create custom t-shirts at Zazzle

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Brrrrr....cold evenings and mornings!
Fuji warming herself by the fire. Looks a little possessed from the flash in her eyes!:)

Received this in the mail yesterday. I won this from Namaste, Inc. by donating some dog sweaters for their contest they were having on Ravelry. Its an awesome little black bag, perfect for an evening out or when you don't want to carry much. I love all my Namaste bags, they're the best!

Two more days before the Cogknitive Retreat....I'll try to post all the herbal soap scents I'm taking's a whole menu of yummy fragrances. Will update my etsy with them soon!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Baby Skully Hat!

A finished object!!! Made this baby hat for a friend at my hubby's work. I saw a pic of baby Ashur in a skully diaper and when I saw this pattern had to make it for him! I'm sure hoping it will fit him. If not his mommy can put it on one of his plush toys!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Belly Dance Recital!

Wednesday evening, James and I went to the Desert Dance Recital.
I wanted to see all the different styles of belly dancing and this was the perfect way to do so. We had a really great time. The MC was a dance teacher (Lia Kamminga) I'd had when I was little and ice skating. Went up to her at the end to talk to her and she remembered me! Then we saw one of the professional dancers and she used to be our old neighbor in our previous house. Such a small world!

There was Egptian style, tribal style, gothic style, cabaret style, Hiplash.....even one gal belly danced with a huge sword balanced on her head!

Above front left is my knitting friend, Mindy (HeyMindy on Ravelry) performing the tribal style of belly dancing. The girl on the back right is only 14 too and is a real sweetie! It was a very entertaining night! Maybe next year I'll be in it.....hmmmm!:)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Fuji says, "Whatcha doin' Momma?"

"Wow, Momma has a minty bone?!!"

"I'll just give it a sniff..."

"Momma said she'd share it with me..."

"Momma loves minty things, and she's not letting go....isn't this a dog bone? She must not of ate much for lunch..."

Tug-o-war with Fuji!!
Happy DOT!
Pictures provided by Jimmy Wolfe!