Friday, February 29, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins

Friday Fill-Ins #61

1. I'm looking forward to hearing from a magazine editor next week. I submitted a bead design and the editors are suppose to meet today. I'm really hopeful to get a positive answer. Keep your fingers crossed!

2. I don't handle waiting very well. Whether it's a skein of yarn, a new tool (or toy), or book...I want it now, not someday.

3. Chocolate is something I could eat every day. I admit that I'm a choco-holic. It's the once vice I don't seem able to kick. Actually isn't it a food group? ;-P

4. Warmth and sunlight are key ingredients to my emotional well being. I suffer from the winter blues. Then feel re-energized with spring (even with my allergies).

5. San Francisco here I come! Right back where I started from......
OK, so those that's borrowed from a song. But I do have friends driving to San Francisco today.

Saturday edit: That should be California here I come! Talk about C*R*S*!! hehe

6. I have no tattoo(s). It's not that I dislike them. It's the needles involved. I hate needles.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to down time with my family, tomorrow my plans include housework and a movie, and Sunday, I want to kick back with some serious sock knitting.

Monday, February 25, 2008

I have FO to show you....

....but the pictures are stuck on my new cell (complicated Smartphone). I haven't read the info on downloading them yet. Lucky for me that hubby has! Hopefully he will have a few moments soon to show me....since I am technologically challenged. ha!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Which Lost character are you?

A little fun for all the other Lost fans that visit....

*NOT bald* lol

....while I finish with some patterns. I'm planning to update my website someday eventually soon.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day 2008

I hope everyone gets the chocolate of their choice. ;-)

And speaking of sexy (we were weren't we? hehe)

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (click for movie trailer) is going to be released in May! He just gets better with age!

P.S. Yes, this is a knitting blog. I am knitting and hope to have something I can blog about someday.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Tapestry Crochet blog

I've been so wrapped up in knit and bead designs that I've not had time to crochet. Then I visited Carol Ventura's Tapestry Crochet blog. Scroll through....look at her new afghan design....then look at her post about the mandala's. Double WOW. There must be more time in the day somewhere!!

And since I haven't had a chance to pick up a crochet hook, I'm re-cyling this photo of the kitty bag designed by Carol Ventura and available from her website.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

More Knitting Wheel Fashions... now available from Amazon. There aren't any reviews yet so if you have a moment, please stop by and review it.

It would be lovely if the reviews were positive...hint, hint. hehe

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Series of Unfortunate Events

This past week has been filled with a Series of Unfortunate Events that didn't include the Baudelaire orphans nor Count Olaf...but enough trials and tribulations to keep us wondering "why me?"

No worries....I won't bore you with the entire pitiful list. However....

Somewhere out there amidst the snow and ice of the last weekend in January is the transformer that blew...causing loss of power...and thus, no internet (among other conveniences). The folks at Southern California Edison couldn't get to it to repair until middle of last week.

I'm now back on-line but haven't read through all my email yet. If you emailed me, please hold on....I will respond.

You never realize how much you depend on your internet connection for things like reading the news, checking weather, communicating with family and friends...until it's not there. We live so far out from the city that jumping in the car to use public library's connection is a major effort (assuming that the car is in the garage instead of at the mechanics....again....oops, I didn't plan to mention that).

Holding cell phone while driving becomes illegal in the state of California later this year (yay!). While I don't use my cell phone in the car daily, there are times when I find it handy. And so, I have to upgrade my cell phone to a model that's blue tooth I have an older model (a "brick" as one of my young students calls it).

What did I choose?

The Smartphone from Verizon. Now I can easily check email whenever I'm near a WiFi connection - library, restaurant, coffee shop, school.

Through all of the Series of Unfortunate Events, I tried to keep my perspective. But the worse of it all was the loss of a dear friend and neighbor. Today was the memorial service.

RIP Chuck. We miss your wonderful sense of humor. And we'll keep an eye on Nancy for you.