Monday, December 28, 2009

Back at It

Took a little smidgen of a break over the Christmas break. It was a wonderful Holiday season with my Brother and Sister-in-law in from Japan. They are expecting a little boy in March and let me tell you..... We can barely contain my Mom. This will be her first Grandson and is she ever excite, elated and over flowing with Of course we are all looking forward to welcoming our 'Little Bear' into the world:)

Mr Bill got me the one thing I have been wanting for a long, long time... An Ottlite! I love it, Love It, LOVE IT!

Outside of that, it's time to get back to the grind and share the fruit of my labor with fiber fanatics near and far. Here are two new 'Spin me Batts' , fresh off the drum carder and waiting for you at LunabudKnits.

A walk down memory lane and based on the colors of the American Kestrel.

-Mermaid Surprise -
Full of Fluffy Merino, Bamboo Goodness, Sparkling Firestar and a smidgen of Glitz!

Friday, December 18, 2009

My Boyfriends Back!

Shay-Nah! Shay-Nay! My Boyfriends BACK!!!!

I don't know why I did it, or what gave me the urge to go stand out on the back deck tonight. But I am thanking God that I did! See I heard a meow coming from the field behind our house. Well, I started calling for Little Kitty and saying 'Meow, Meow' which is our kitty speak for 'Where you at?'

I thought he might be coming from between the two neighbor's houses so I grabbed a flash light lickety split and ran for the front door! But, once I was between the two houses the meow was fainter. So I ran back in the house and through the basement. Kicking at Bill to wake up as I went. In to the back yard I went and I realized he had made it into the neighbor's back yard!

We meowed at each other through the fence until we came to a spot large enough for him to squeeze through. At which point I snatched my Little Kitty up and ran for the back door! That was an hour ago and outside of taking a little break to eat, Little Kitty has not left my lap:)

Little Kitty in my lap!

Little Kitty eating a smidgen of food. Don't want to over do it as he wasn't chewing the kibble and I don't want to hurt his little belly. Right now, I can feel every little bone in his body:(

This pic was taken right before Little Kitty had his mishap with a stray dog that chased him to lord knows where on 11/30/09 (yes, I know the date my little bud disappeared). As you can see, he has quite a bit of catching up to do. But, I'm sure we will get him there and soon!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Very Very ....

Busy week. And is that ever a good thing:)

Busy at the carder and busy at the dye pot, making for a Busy week. And, is that ever a good thing!

I'm very excited about the 'Spin Me Batts', a new batt collection in the shop. Spin Me Batts are a little step down from the Wacky Batty. Lovely Wool based batts with none to just a couple mix-ins. To top that off, they are all repeatable! Above is pictured the Iced Cranberries, Spin Me Batt.

Hanging from the chandelier are some very loved semi-solid Wool Lace and Silky Wool skeins. They are simply calling out to be knit up lickety split!

The Cinnamon Chai, Spin Me Batt ;)

Monday, December 07, 2009

Shop Updates

Have a few new batts, spindles, and handmade ornaments up in LunabudKnits. Haven't uploaded all of the ornaments as the bulk of them are at the Artwalk in E-town.

I love these spindles, they aren't overly fancy, but are very good little spinners

This one is almost beyond temptation for me. Reminds me of chocolate chip cookies that have a delightfully crispy burnt edge.

One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor!

Wet felted and embellished with satin ribbon and vintage beads.

PS: Still no sign of Little Kitty:( Still depressed over this which explains the lack of blogging.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Little Kitty

It is with a very sad heart that we think our Little Kitty, Ace is dead..

Monday morning, he darted out the door when Bill opened it and would not come back in. Bill went to put on his shoes and heard a ruckus at the front door. When he got to the door, Little Kitty was no where to be seen and the mulch was dug up as if there had been a fight. The neighbor across the street saw what happened, she has been very ill for the past year, so needless to say, there is nothing she could have done. Apparently some jerk was to lazy to walk their dog decided it would be a good idea to just open the door to let it out. This dog while roaming the neighborhood happened upon my little kitty on the front porch, proceeded to chase him and we have not see Little Kitty since Monday morning. We have searched the neighborhood for our little furry buddy, but have come up empty handed. Last night we plastered the neighborhood stop signs with fliers, so we still have not given up hope.

I am heart broken and Bill is too. I spent most of Monday and part of yesterday crying over my Little Cuddle Bug Kitty. He would curl up in my lap and suck his toes while I typed away at the keyboard. Just Sunday night, he was begging for a smidgen of turkey salad which he got. He had a little bit of eggs and bacon for breakfast on Sunday and helped me put up the tree on Friday. We curled up on the couch and slept all night together in the basking glow of the trees lights.

This is a video I was lucky enough to capture of Little Kitty and Miss Kitty playing in the kitchen/ dining room and then careening through the living room. I'm sure they would have come around the corner playing like crazy except one of the kitties slid on the tile floor and must have whacked into the hall door.

A few pics of Ace, aka. Little Kitty, Little Stinker........

Little Kitty never could figure out that we could see him while he was 'hiding':)

Hanging out w/ Miss Kitty.

Sucking his back toes. He did this as he supervised me at the computer.

Waiting for me to sit down at the computer.

Begging for scraps.

Attacking Miss Kitty.

Hiding a week or so after we found him on the side of the road.

Helping me with the laundry.

Keeping an eye on the fish.

Funny story here. Little Kitty and Bill would play a game where Bill would push kitty around on the floor and kitty would slide across the floor. One day, he accidentally pushed kitty into the water dish. Little Kitty shook his head, looked at the water dish, dipped his paw in it and drank. Luckily, he kept it up long enough for me to grab the camera.

Waiting for Bill to come home.

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 Luckily the beads were simply tied on.

Saying here I am.... Pet me! Pet me!

He was well loved and greatly missed.

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:)