Lir's ugly daughter.....or Swan lake only Green-

Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Beads.. beads..beads

Really hard to take pictures of these but here are some of the Spinning Wheel Threading hooks I've been making and 1 of the pottery beads I've been making for Village Yarn and Tea.

Terri Shea's new book is coming out soon. Can't wait to see it! I actually made mittens for this book. They were not as hard as they look and extremely beautiful. First time I saw them I burst into tears because they were just so overwhelmingly beautiful!!
I love the cover....thats her charming daughter Heather...and her dining table and cat. He's very fond of wool.

Friday, February 16, 2007

My Valentine Presents

I received some beautiful flowers and a sweet card from my husband. BUT, I also received the package from my Epal Sascha who lives in Australia. I really look forward to getting the boxes from her. Besides the Licorice she always includes, she always sends the neatest made gifts and Roving/yarn. This year she sent both. I'll try to get pictures.. My camera doesn't love me anymore so I have to use Bills.
She sent me a few ounces of roving in a fuschia/blue/purple colorway called sassperilla. Some GORGEOUS boucle yarn in a black/purple/green colorway. Felted clogs with (must be) triple thick sole. Felted balls for my kitties...which Mystic fished out of the corners with her paws before I had a chance to give them to her. And, a felted Head warmer..for one of the grandkids..tho it fits me and I'm tempted to keep it. Looks like bart Simpsons hair..or a crown thas seen better days. Which is giving me ideas to make crowns with jewels on them for the kids.
I also finished 2 commissions for Village yarn and tea. Handmade beads for Victoria and another batch of Threading hooks. Again.. Pictures when I can. Running the beads threw the kiln one more time this morning.
Also been knitting more fingerless mitts out of the dark blue/orange that I spun.
Rebecca got her present around Valentines day with the finished Fraternal mitts that look really nice.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Marshall's new ride


It made me a bit nervous but I finally hit the Blogger upgrade button. So far I don't see any difference.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

I'm an Empress..I thought I was a Princess.. who are you?

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Keeping warm

I'm definately on a Mitt making frenzy! Heres a few of the ones I've made in the last 2 weeks.
#1 Purple Lambs pride with multi homespun from the post down a couple with the roving sitting in the chair.
#2 inexpensive Acrylic for a favorite Counter person who has been really sweet.
#3 I wish you could see them better. The wrists are knit of Rebecca's homespun. Its in a soft yellow with pink overtones. The colored is Vero-my new favorite. I worked from both ends of the same ball so I'm getting a totally different color combo. As someone said, "They are fraternal twins. Not identical." I like patchwork looking things so its great with me!
I am also working on another shawl for my longtime friend Judy. I've made her a Gold and Red one already. Now it Black..longer and wider. I think she sleeps with them. I'm making it out of Lyon Brand Homespun.
Its been a busy week. Monday I went with Ginger to look at a spinning wheel that she found on Craig's list. It turned out to be an old well loved wheel which I encouraged her to buy. The price was right. It only needed some oiling and a peg for the Scottish tension. It only has one Whorl but she's a new spinner so I think its perfect. I won't post a picture here..she's got plenty of them on her blog.
We helped Marshall buy a new car (to him) a 99 Cougar. The poor probe was just to beat up to keep fixing. Maybe some kid who likes to tinker will buy it for a couple hundred.
And if that wasn't enough Marshall's living room ceiling, in his apt, is leaking and its been 6 weeks and no one has fixed it. He's had it with the complex. It has rusty water..dumpsters that are always overflowing and a crime problem. Oh and asbestos in the ceiling ..thats leaking. Anyway, we looked at another smaller complex thats privately owned just a few blocks from my house. He's put down his money and has a nice 3rd floor .. quiet apt. He can move in at the end of Feb. I hope for the last time for awhile. Once a year is to often.
Guess thats it for now. I have a dr. appt on Monday to see what meds she's gonna take me off of or not......sigh. I think I'm doing pretty well. My blood sugar is staying around 90-110 which is good..right? Wish me luck.