Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Above, is another project I have been working on. This was commissioned to be spun and made into a hat and matching accessory. I am almost done with the hat which, will then be embellished. I will make sure to post a pic after it is done;)
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 07, 2008
Hand made brads to replace old worn ones.
Leather straps to hold the spindle on the maiden-head.
Wooden washer to save original wood from damage by original nut and bolt.
These are pictures of Ace doing the dirty deed. Ok, so it's really not dirty, but it sure is odd. Guess we can chalk this up to how we found the little guy and his bro on the side of the road. You know, that little lost kitty syndrome that we are attributing to his being dumped at too young an age in the middle of no where............
Ace Sucking his toe...
Proof that, YES, he does suck his toe.
Oh, he also had his first sip of beer tonight and erm...... Well, he doesn't really like it at all....hahahaha See, it goes like this. I was watching 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. Next thing I know, I look up and there he is licking the rim of my brewskie! He stepped back, shook his head, went in for a second round, shook his head, and tried it a third time and took leave of my lap....lol Silly kitty! Beer if for Big Kiddies!
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
The winner is ..... Crochetgurl with " Sour Apple Bubblegum".
I want to thank everyone who participated. All of your suggestions and ideas were much appreciated:) Thank you one and all for helping to make this contest a success!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Anyone interested? Let me know in the comments section and I will fire out the pattern you are interested in.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Yes, we love our little kitty;) Bill has finally started to enjoy having Ace around. It took a little warming up on his part, but he is having tons of fun watching and playing with Ace...lol.. It really is quite funny to watch Bill chase Ace around...hehehe Sorry no pics of that, but I took quite a few this morning!
Friday, November 07, 2008
LOL.... Things really are beginning to shape up and look normal. Well normal for us.
This brings a great sigh of relief to me because it means I can now buckle down and get to some long awaited tasks at hand. I have been lax on really sitting down and spinning, so this week end I am devoting myself to some much needed therapy of spinning yarn. I have a few pounds of alpaca fiber left to spin for Chris before I go for my next batch, so my goal is to finish up Belle's last bit of fleece and hopefully spin up a pound of Fudge's fleece this week end.
Chris if you do not know has some absolutely fabulous and wonderfully soft alpacas. If you have a chance check her out at: CRW Alpaca Farm.
This winder from The Wooden Spinner has a counter off all things, making it much easier to keep track of your yardage! This comes in so handy when winding from a cone. The wood (I chose walnut) is smooth and snag free, not to leave out stunning! Unlike those little fishing line measuring devices (you know what I mean), this can go fast or slow regardless of the tension to count the yards wound on. If you are using, selling or dying yarn in bulk, this comes in so dang handy!!
I am simply in heaven and you should be too! So head on over to The Wooden Spinner and get your own!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
The new member of the house of hair.......
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
OK, I have a new contest going. Last night i was at the dye pot and thought using red purple and brown would look beautiful together. I know sounds like a funky combination, but hey I'm a fun and funky gal....lol
Any how, I am running a contest to see who can come up with the name I like best to call this colorway. The rules are:
1. If you can't say it to a second grader, in church or to your Granny, don't use it in the name.
2. To enter you can submit your name idea in the comments section to this post.
3. In the event of a duplicate entry, the person who first submitted the name has the valid entry.
4. Contest runs until the end of October 2008!
Prize is $20 worth of fiber or yarn from my Etsy shop http://lunabudknits.etsy.com !
Sunday, October 05, 2008
I entered a few skeins of yarn into the handspun competition. Happy to say I had a few ribbon winners:) And here they are! Drum roll please.................
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This week end while at the creek, there was a pile of bags and plastic from where some one had been stripping electrical cables for the copper. Standing right behind the bags were two kittens who seemed shocked to see me. The first kitten was an easy catch as it was a bit more bold and fearless than the smaller kitten. The second kitten, well, lets just say it wasn't that the little runt was a fast mover, but rather the brush was over my head and hard for me to plow through in flip-flops, took another 30-45 minutes to catch.
The kittens were so skinny you could feel every rib in their bodies and did not have much energy at all. Once home they snarfed down some of Miss Kitty's softened food and proceeded to hide behind the commode and sleep hard. For two days that was pretty much all they did except for shred the toilet paper. Today, was a whole different story....lol
Thing One (caught first) and Thing Two (caught second) are now very excited to see everyone. They are playing hard and doing very good with the litter pan thing.
Thing One will walk right up to you and plop down for a belly rub, where as Thing Two is a real climber preferring not to sit still. Thing One loves sitting in your lap for some good scratching and Thing Two is a real climber.......lol
It just really ticks me off that someone dropped these two kittens off along the side of the road thinking they could care for themselves! What the H*LL is wrong with people?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
What a jerk I am. In my whirlwind of fixing the new home and moving all at once, I completely forgot to mail the yarn I had spun for Chris's sister. Chris, here it is. I still have the address and hopefully I can get it mailed out tomorrow. I do hope she likes it and enjoy using it. Am finishing up Dodger hopefully this week and then on to the next critter.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
The Foyer....still in need of cutting into the ceiling. It was a tan/peachy color.
The Kitchen... It is finished now and has black whirlpool range, fridge and under-cabinet microwave. Previous color was an almost hunter green (like in the living room). Finished color is Lyndhurst Mushroom.
The Living Room... Here you can see the green that was in the kitchen. This room is finished with Lyndhurst Mushroom tinted paint. Originally, where the dry walled shelf was there was a wall with a cut out for a pre-fab electric fireplace (what a waste of money). Anyhow, we crawled in and looked up to see that it was completely hollow inside. So, we opened it up, leveled the sides as it was extremely crooked, and added a shelf to use for display.
Ah... The Dining Room... When I first saw this room, I thought baby poo yellow. I don't know what they were thinking when they chose the color for this room, but follow the yellow brick road came to mind. The room is now a Wedgewood Green color. It is a huge room and we are thinking that 1/2 of it can be a dining room and the other 1/2 my spinning wheel area.
Bad Yellow Brick Road..... Good Wedgewood
The Half Bath... Not a bad color, but definitely not the best either. This will be painted Lyndhurst Timber.
The Second Floor Hall...... Was the same color as the foyer, half bath and stairway. It is being changed by Painter Don to a lighter and less peachy Oatmeal.
The Shared Bath.... When you first gazed upon this room you had to put a hand up to shield the glare from what could only be described as a neon yellow color. I don't like being shocked first thing in the morning, and I assume any overnight guests would feel the same, so the color is now Oatmeal like the hallway:)
The Pink Bed Room.... Honestly this color was not bad. In fact, it would be perfect if we had a little girl, but we do not, so it got a coat of left over paint from the Master bedroom Lyndhurst Timber tinted. This will either be my stash room or a guest bedroom.
The Kermit Bed Room.... Just a wee bit on the froggy green color for our tastes. We actually think it verges on being neon green. This room got two coats of Oatmeal. Will be either my stash room or a guest bedroom.
The Master Bedroom.... The original colonial blue was not bad at all. Unfortunately it did not mesh well with the other colors we chose for the house. You can see where it has already been painted Lyndhurst Timber.
The Master Bath.... I can only say I dislike improperly installed sliding shower doors that are the incorrect size almost as much as I dispize the hideous roman column wall paper topped off with a cheap bath tub border. This room will probably be the last one to be done as I hate stripping wallpaper. Might use the Wedgewood green in here, but that might change depending on what left over paint we have.
The Basement (AKA The Boy Room).... Not a bad color, but again, it has to go. The new color is rolling on much darker than the paint sample is and looks almost like slate, but we like it and have decided to do two accent walls in Oatmeal (because the 3 gallons of the slate just are not going to cut it).
The Basement...... This section of the basement leads to the steps.
The 'Unfinished' Basement..... This is Bill's little project room. It is water proofed already, but we decided another coat of a water proof sealer would not hurt anything. See Bill hard at work! Isn't he a cutie:)
Other Fun Facts..................
I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.
I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)
'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)