Jul 20, 2009

My corner

This is my little corner of the universe. The neat corner. I've got lots of other corners. My family would probably say "too many"... full of yarn, looms, spindles etc. I was sitting there this morning thinking how much I love my little corner. I think one of the best things about it is that some of my pictures are there. They sit on the shelves next to me and I put my morning coffee there and my warping hook there, while I weave in the mornings.

This is my favorite picture in the whole world. This was taken in the hospital when Che was born. Bridget is looking at her new sister. I look at this every morning and it really helps me get through my days and reminds me of how blessed I am.

Went to the beach yesterday. It was so incredibly hot! I practically ran to the water and got in right away before I combusted. Waves were small but I managed to do a little bodysurfing. It felt sort of like swimming in your own saliva, it was so hot. But it was better than nothing.

Later on got a call from my mom. My oldest brother in Texas had a heart attack. He is not doing too good. I feel awful about it. I will pray for him.

Jul 10, 2009

On the loom

Latest piece on the loom. The yarn on the shuttle is a cotton / silk blend. I love the colors. I was originally going to use it in a shawl, but it would have cost a fortune in materials. So a scarf. The warp is Lion Woolease in mushroom. For some reason the scarf reminds me of Toll House cookies. But what doesn't.

Going up to Fort Pierce inlet tomorrow. Went last Saturday and the waves were small but fun and glassy. Hope it's good tomorrow!

Jul 3, 2009

Cameras and frogs

Cameras and computers can be the biggest pain in the butt. I'm not a photographer. I know nothing about cameras. But I do know frogs and this one was a cutie. The first picture I took of him he was sitting in his little bird house, elbow propped on the sill, happy as a little frog can be. I ran for my camera. The first picture came out bad, because my camera always thinks it's in a dungeon, so the flash always goes off, no matter what. When I went back to take this picture, the poor little guy was cowering in his house, blind and confused. So I took advantage of his blurred state and got this picture. Ran in the house and went to upload the pictures and the cable was fried. So, ran to Target. I wasn't even sure what was wrong or what I needed. Luckily, the nice guy was there and he gave me this little thingy that looks like a jump drive that you can put your picture card into and upload without using the cable.

My new fun thing to play with is the potholder loom...yes, like the ones we all played with as kids with those loopy things. But I used yarn instead of the loopy things and they came out really cool. I didn't even realize it was like 12:30 in the morning; I was getting so into it. I learned about this from the Weavolution (http://www.weavolution.com/) group, the magic of potholder looms. Noreen Crone-Findlay's website tells you how to use these looms with yarn (http://www.blisstree.com/hankeringforyarn/how-to-weave-with-yarn-on-potholder-loom/)
I think I'll make a bunch of these little guys and turn them into a bath mat.

Jul 2, 2009

Happy Anniversary, baby

...got you on my mind.

Last night was the big 3 years. And people said it wouldn't last. Gerry took me out to dinner. He made me wear a blindfold in the car so I wouldn't know where I was going. That was weird and a little car sicky. I was going to claw at the window and pretend I was being abducted to freak out the people next to us, but with my luck, the ppl next to us would have probably been a cop.

I knew where he was going for about half way there, so he distracted me by talking about the girls and their new boy people. I won't call them boy friends yet. They're both too new. Then I lost track of direction. Tricky little man. Anyway, we wound up at Joseph's on the Water...the place we'd had our reception. I was surprised and very pleased. The food there is off the chain! I had the shrimp scampi and Ger had the scallops. Had a glass of wine at home and then two at the restaurant. Wish I hadn't done that. Feeling it big time today.

After dinner, we went to the beach where we got married, on Charleston St. It was nice. There was a big storm coming in off the ocean. Major lightening. So we didn't stay long. As soon as we got in the car it started to pour. Then we went home and did what people do on their anniversary...we watched South Park. Just kidding.