Tuesday, February 02, 2010

This is a test

Trying to post from my phone

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My sweet girl is gone

She died at home in my arms on July 15.

Sun Girl

My lap is too too empty, and cold
the soft resting head no longer there to warm it.
No comfort to be found, no furry body to stroke
my quiet companion gone . . . .

My heart is broken, there are no other words
to write it - this empty ache, this space
you filled, loving always, never judging . . .
My friend has left, and my hands, arms, all
helpless to stop it.

Little one, fly free, where the fields are green
and filled with friends gone before. I will
carry you always, your pawprints ever beating,
running joyously to greet me whenever I call
and memory stirs in my heart...

(from http://www.petmemorialjewelry.com/cat-memorial-jewelry.html)


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's time for Le Tour de Fleece 2009!

Tour de Fleece 2009

It's that time of year again--time to think about Le Tour de Fleece! I have two relatively simple goals:

1) Finish spinning the alpaca from Donna at Indian Meridian Weavery. I've been working on this for almost a year, and I'm almost done! This will not take very long; in fact, I may actually finish it before the Tour starts. If so, I'll add a new goal.

2) Spin the Wensleydale I bought from Louder Colours Farm at last year's Rendezvous event. This has been washed and dyed, and I hope to use it in a future weaving project.

I'll have more later as we get closer to the Tour's start date. I'll also have a completed knitting project and a new one to show!

Stay cool!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Happy Bobmas, everybody!

On this, the great eve of Bobmas, Maggie and I would like to wish you a terrific holiday weekend, no matter what holiday you celebrate:

Happy Bobmas! from Ravelry on Vimeo


Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hello there . . .

I'm still here. What can I say? The last several months have been trying, to say the least, and I just haven't had the inclination to write. Sorry for that. This year seems to have it in for me, that's all I can say.

I won't go into the past except to say that things have been very stressful the last few months, and I've had a hard time keeping my chin up. At times like these, I tend to retreat into myself even more than normal, so please forgive me for not being around. Right now being at home and in the quiet is the thing I want most.

I have been doing fiberly things, though. I did finish the Undulating Waves Scarf; unfortunately, it's still sitting around, waiting to be blocked (I really need to buy some blocking wires). I'm very proud of that scarf--it's lace, my first knitting with beads and from a graph. I also knit a couple of cute short scarves with my handspun--one from fiber from Jesse's A Piece of Vermont and the other from some fiber I dyed a few years ago at the OkieFiber Retreat. At some point I'll get some photos up, I promise--I absolutely LOVE them (too bad the weather here lately has been way too warm to wear much in the way of outerwear). I finished a pair of plain vanilla socks and have almost finished a second pair. (I had a week off at Christmas, I got a lot done!)

I'm spinning quite a bit, as well. I'm over halfway finished with all the alpaca I bought from Donna at the Indian Meridian Weavery. My original plan had been to knit a shawl, but my Christmas gift this year was a 24" Kromski rigid heddle loom, so I've now decided to weave it instead. I have a "sort of" goal to get this all finished by the end of the summer and enter it in the State Fair, but we'll see. I'm not very good much with goals any more.

I love the loom--I've woven a few things and, of course, bought a lot of yarn for projects (my stash has not been suffering at all, believe me). In fact, I hope to get another project started today. I've voluntered to help with a rigid heddle loom demo at this year's Rendezvous; that should be fun.

Speaking of Rendezvous, if you're in the area, please join us:

15th Annual Route 66 Rendezvous
Saturday, May 9, 2009
9 am to 4 pm
American Legion Hall, 5th and Littler, Edmond, Oklahoma
Lunch will be potluck, and there are restaurants in the area as well

I will be back soon, I promise, with photos to share. Bye!

(PS--Maggie sends greetings as well . . . .)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I just have one thing to say . . . .

Have you voted yet?


Get out there today and VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

On a chilly fall evening, who knows what you may see . . . .


Monday, October 20, 2008

Wow, almost three whole months--

time flies when life sucks . . . .

Yes, I'm still here--not very happy, but I'm still here. Life, mostly work life, has sucked so much of the life out of me that I'm just about done. If I wasn't so afraid about finding a job in a piss-poor economy like we have now, I would have quit weeks ago.

Anyway, enough about that. I have had some fiber success, finished a scarf and am working on spinning some alpaca for my shawl. Nothing huge, but it's better that nothing at all.

I'll try to get some photos up in the next few days or so, I just need to get motivated.

BTW--Tuesday is Missy's birthday--go over and wish her a Happy!