Wednesday, May 27, 2009
letter from Mensa or something huh? No way!
Instead I got lucky when I visited Riley Coyote Creations and saw a drawing being offered. I signed up and didn't win. That's right, I didn't have my name picked by Riley (that's the weimeraner). But, there were only two of us who signed up for the drawing so Deirdre sent me
one of her domino pendants also.
Isn't it pretty? I can't believe the glass-like finish she got on her piece. It's cute that she uses a decorated card (and clever too, I might add) for her pendant holder.
Anyhow, I want to say thank you very much. It's wonderful.
Friday, May 22, 2009
actually used a stamp on my inchy this week! Isn't this little bird a happy one. Singing his heart out because:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
And now on the March. If I'm not too careful, I might actually catch up! Well, sometime anyhow.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
two of them but they ended up a little off with one being about a half an inch longer in the leg length than the other and that doesn't sit well with me. Unlike the last time (out of many, many pairs this has happened only the last two times I've knit socks), this time I am not unravelling one of them. I have enough yarn to make a third and we'll see which it matches. THEN I will unravel one of them.
This yarn was called You Ugly and was what Perfect Day Yarns thought was a bad die job. I've written about that before when I started these socks and you can see that post here. I don't think the yarn turned out ugly knitted up
into socks with a lace pattern. The pattern broke up the stripiness that occurred on the sole of the sock. I don't mind it there but I like how the bits of broken up color add sparkle to the sock which makes up for the lack of the lace stitch showing up clearly.
I like them and will finish the third shortly. I have learned to knit while we watch the morning news. I actually get something done besided chewing off my fingernails now.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Everyday we are given a quote and a prompt to help us with ideas for our journaling. That's one big reason I joined as it's sometimes hard to think of what you want to put on a journal page.
The prompt for today was to think about whether you've buried your dreams. The quote was "A sobering thought; what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?" by Jane Wagner. My first thought as an answer to that was "and even more sobering is if I'm not and I don't!
I am also doing a mini retreat type of thing at a blog called The Alternate Path. Cassie the blog owner is helping people think about how to balance their lives to live more fully. Try it out - it's a short read for each of 12 days and it may give you something to think about.
Anyhow, because of the new group's prompt plus thinking about my path versus the "Alternate Path", I made a page in my journal. It took on a life of it's own so doesn't really match either the group or the blog but this is what they made me think of:
I used Photoshop Elements to bring in my own photos of where I live and to turn them into a journal spread in my moleskine journal. I printed it out and glued it into my journal. And like so many things I do - I glued it in upside down!! As Cassie says in her blog, be ready to forgive yourself often. I told her I know how to do this very well as I have to do it a lot!
Then I added the remainder of the path with colored pencils and added some writing in case the pictures didn't quite tell the story clearly enough!
I will probably post a journal page now and then. If I start doing too many compared to my other posts I'll probably start a new blog for it.
need to work these under my magnifying lamp sometimes. I might have seen the sand paper scratching to far into the face. Ah, well. Life goes on! Kids are so full of life we'd do well to have some around or go to a place where you can see them play and wonder. Then we can reabsorb some of that energy that we lose as we get older.
Please try an inchy or two yourself. You can join in at Inchybyinch for one inchy or lots of them. They are a tiny bit of fun between bigger projects.