Monday, December 28, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Shay-Nah! Shay-Nay! My Boyfriends BACK!!!!
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Busy week. And is that ever a good thing:)
Monday, December 07, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Tugging on my zipper. No zippers or buttons were safe from Little Kitty. He once de-beaded a hand knit shawl I made. did not realize it until I picked up the shawl and beads scattered every where....lol Luckily the beads were simply tied on.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
There are a few hand painted yarns and felted ornaments being offered by Lunabudknits at the Artwalk in downtown Elizabethtown this year. I learned about it through my friend Luna of Blueball Mountain Spindle and Needleworks who was gracious enough to let me add a few of my items to her display through the month of December:)
Friday, November 27, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I'm at the end of my spring cleaning and have put a good sized dent into the mound of washing waiting to be put through the washing machine.... And all I can say is 'YAHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!'.
I think the issue that really started this massive 'Spring Cleaning' mission is the simple fact that I have a tendency to be a hoarder. You see, when I was growing up, we moved at the very least once every year and some of my precious junk would magically disappear. This was compounded by the fact that once we stopped moving, Dad and I started collecting. We didn't really collect anything special, just stuff other people did not want. See, if someone would say, I'm throwing such and such away, one of us would run right over and bring it home. Not that I went over board with hoarding, but I'm putting a stop to it before it becomes a problem. Honestly, I think this trait was passed down to us from my Granny (Dad's Mom)....lol She is a tidy little hoarder as well....lol I think hers stems from growing up in Liverpool during WWII.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Everywhere you go in this house of hair....lol
Twice a year I go psycho on the house to prevent any creepy crawlies from getting into my stash. All of my skeins are line up in a row and spend about an hour each in a steam bath regardless of whether they are protein (ie. wool, mohair, etc) or plant (ie. cotton, linen, etc) fibers. Any ball of yarn that enters this house is immediately put into a skein for just this occasion. As the skeins lay out waiting for their bath, other wild and crazy things are going on too....
You see, it started last night at around 9:30, continued until 3 am, and will probably continue until Sunday or Monday when I have my buddy with his steam cleaning team come to suck any vestige of dirt remaining in the carpets. Every single drawer, shelf and closet will be opened and emptied of it's contents, vacuumed, wiped down with Spic'n'Span, oiled if it is wood, and finally refilled with my precious junk that I decide to keep.
I'm up to my eye balls in precious junk, so I am being rather harsh on myself and have created a monster size 'Good Will' mound and have completely filled one garbage bin. I'm being a very good girl and sticking to my resolution that if I haven't used it, worn it or looked at it in the past year, well, it's probably time for that little treasure to move on to a new home.
Seriously, I have enough junk to fill several peoples homes, drawers and closets. And all that junk has been weighing on my mind, shoulders and not to mention my drawers, closets and shelves for quite some time. Pretty much the only type of precious junk that is safe in my house from this cleaning cycle are books. It's not really that the books have lucked out, but rather that I went through them like a mad woman this summer so that I could put more books on the shelves. Light bulbs and power tools are safe as well....lol The only way I could be parted from my power tools would be over my cold, dead body. Even then, I'm pretty tenacious about them!
I think what really prompted the massive cleaning was receiving a 40 lb box from a supplier full of yarns and roving and I had not a single inch of space to put them. Time to get back at it.....
Sorry no pictures of my manic cleaning:)
Oh..OK... Just one picture, but please excuse the MESS!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
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:)