Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Does anyone else see the irony of Eli dressed as a butcher??
The shepard boy in the back is our neighbor Nathaniel.

Alex as Clark Kent.
I think one of the customers at Grinny Possum Fiber Arts took too long, and this is what became of her husband!

A yard a few blocks from our house.

The baby is really creepy.
I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Tuesday night Knitting

We had a new person at knitting tonight. He was the hit of the evening, in his wonderful hand knits. Everyone, this is Sam, he is three weeks old.

Loretta had a cute little dishcloth to show us (sorry no pic). A little red school house.

Holly finished her awesome sweaterRuth joined us again after a long absence. It was nice to have her back. Look it's Sam's mommy

Lora, here is your mom holding another baby.

I will be out of town for FO Friday so here is one for you. The Chic knits felted bucket hat
Yarn: Debbie Bliss SoHo
Cast on Friday evening 10/26/07
Finished Sunday afternoon 10/28/07 came out of the washer Sunday night. It is still damp. Before felting (of course).

Monday, October 29, 2007

7 random things

Vivian tagged me with the "7 things" meme. It has been some time since I did this one, so I have 7 more things for you.

  1. I can change my own tire.
  2. I have terrible handwriting, I mean really awful.
  3. I still have books from my childhood. Some are over 30 years old.
  4. I am a Monty Python fan. My hubby does not get it at all.
  5. I have always had dogs, but only one cat.
  6. I am one of four kids. An older sister, me, brother and youngest sister.
  7. I hate to fly!

We have all done these, so if you want to be tagged.......You're Tagged!

Happy Birthday Olivia!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

How many have you seen?

I found this over on Wendy's blog

SUPPOSEDLY if you’ve seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own facebook account blog, paste this as a note. Then, put x’s next to the films you’ve seen, add them up.Have fun!
(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
( )Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
(X ) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
( X) Blazing Saddles
( X) Airplane Total: 7
(X) The Princess Bride
( ) AnchorMan
( )Napoleon Dynamite
( X) Labyrinth
(X ) Saw ( X) Saw II
( X) White Noise
( X) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management(
x) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Total so far: 16
(x) Scream ( X) Scream 2 ( ) Scream 3
( ) Scary Movie ( ) Scary Movie 2( ) Scary Movie 3( ) Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie (x) American Pie 2 ( X) American Wedding ( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 20
() Harry Potter 1() Harry Potter 2( ) Harry Potter 3( ) Harry Potter 4
(X) Resident Evil 1(X) Resident Evil 2
(X) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(X) The Village
( X) Lilo & Stitch Total so far: 24
(X) Finding Nemo
(X) Finding Neverland
(X) Signs
() The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
( ) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
( X) 13 Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
(x) Robots Total so far: 31
( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
(X ) Universal Soldier
() Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
() Along Came Polly
( X) Deep Impact
(X) KingPin
(X) Never Been Kissed
(X) Meet The Parents
(X) Meet the Fockers
) Eight Crazy Nights( ) Joe Dirt
( X) KING KONG Total so far: 38
(X) A Cinderella Story
( X) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( X) Final Destination( X) Final Destination 2(X )Final Destination 3
(X ) Halloween
(X) The Ring (X ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
( ) Flubber Total so far: 46
(X) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(X) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
(X ) Ghost Ship
( X) From Hell
( X) Hellboy
(X)Secret Window
(X ) I Am Sam
(X) The Whole Nine Yards (X ) The Whole Ten Yards Total so far: 55
(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(X ) Child’s Play
( X) Seed of Chucky( ) Bride of Chuck
() Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( X) Gothika
(X) Nightmare on Elm Street
(X) Sixteen Candles
(X) Remember the Titans
( X) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge ( ) The Grudge 2
() The Mask ( ) Son Of The Mask Total so far: 63
( ) Bad Boys ( ) Bad Boys 2( ) Joy Ride
(X) Lucky Number Sleven
(X) Ocean’s Eleven (X ) Ocean’s Twelve
(X) Bourne Identity (X) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
() Bedazzled
( X) Predator I ( X) Predator II
(X) The Fog
(X) Ice Age(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown ( ) Curious George Total so far: 73
(X) Independence Day
( X) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( X) Darkness Falls
( X) Christine
(X) ET
( X) Children of the Corn
(X) My Bosses Daughter
(X) Maid in Manhattan
() War of the Worlds
( ) Rush Hour ( ) Rush Hour 2 Total so far: 81
( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
() She’s All That
( X) Calendar Girls
( X) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( X) Event Horizon
(X ) Ever After
(X) Wizard of Oz
(X) Forrest Gump
( X) Big Trouble in Little China
(X) The Terminator ( X) The Terminator 2( X) The Terminator 3 Total so far: 92
(X) X-Men(X ) X-2( X) X-3
(X) Spider-Man (X) Spider-Man 2
(X) Sky High
(X ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(X) Catch Me If You Can
(X) The Little Mermaid
(X) Freaky Friday
( X) Reign of Fire
(X ) The Skulls
(X) Cruel Intentions(X ) Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(X) Shrek (X) Shrek 2 Total so far: 108
( ) Swimfan
(X) Miracle on 34th stree
t( ) Old School(X) The Notebook
( X) K-Pax
( X) Krippendorf’s Tribe
( X) A Walk to Remember
( X) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
( ) The 40-year-old Virgin Total so far: 114
( X) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring (X ) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(X ) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Total so far: 120
( ) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
( X) Highlande
r( X) Mothman Prophecies
( X) American History X Total so Far: 124
( X) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(X ) Shaun Of the Dead
( X) Willard Total so far: 129
( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( X) Hulk
( X) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
( ) Chronicles Of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
(X ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( X) Phantasm
(X ) Waterworld Total so far: 135
( ) Kill Bill vol 1 ( ) Kill Bill vol 2
( X) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( X) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( X) Re-Animator (x) Army of Darkness Total so far: 139
(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace( X) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
( X) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage( X) Ewoks The Battle For Endor Total so far: 146
(x) The Matrix () The Matrix Reloaded ( ) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
() Evil Dead (x Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( X) Red Dragon( X) Silence of the Lambs( X) Hannibal Total: 149

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Here's the rest of the story (day)

I found a basket weaving class.
Here it is later that day.
Rows and rows of fiber for wet felting, needle felting or spinning.
Look at that wonderful yarn just hanging there waiting for the right person to come along, and turn it into something amazing.
Here she is spinning the wonderful bunny fur that you saw in yesterday's post

I just love the wet felted white wine cozies. Wet it, ring it out and shape over wine bottle then put in freezer. After it is frozen put it over your opened bottle of white wine. Your wine will stay chilled.

The Circular Sock Machine was very cool. This was the first time I had seen one. By the end of the day he had an almost completed sock.

I did not go too crazy because I am heading to New Hampshire in two weeks and I will need a few dollars to spend there.

This mound of softness is 100% Alpaca. I have about 400 yards. It can be hard to find alpaca in manly colors. I hope to get two scarves out of this, for Christmas presents.

I have bought my first lace weight yarn. 630 yards of Zephyr (JaggerSpun) 50% Merino Wool, 50% Chinese Tussah Silk in Violet and 630 yards of the same in Ice blue. I also got 560 yards of JaggerSpun Heather 100% Wool in Dewberry. I am looking forward to making some lace scarves from Wrapped in Comfort.

When you come in there is an information booth with maps and activity times. You can also fill out a ticket for a raffle. They will pull tickets throughout the day and write the winning names on a large board. Towards the end of the day I went to take a look. I saw the name Sonya Baldwin up there. I must have had a strange look on my face because the lady asked if i was a winner. I said I'm not sure, that is my first name and that is my maiden name. Could there be someone here with my same name? I preceded to say stuff like, well that would be crazy, I wonder who it could be, I can't believe someone is here with my name. Or you know I could be crazy and wrote the wrong name down. The lady dug the names out of the trash, luckily they were laying right on top. Yep, that is what I had done. Wrote the wrong name. She smiled and kinda laughed and asked me how long I had been married. I did that kid thing, looked down a little, shuffled my feet and mumbled, almost 12 years. They all had a big laugh. The booths were close to each other, so I was the afternoon entertainment for about 6-8 people. The Mohair/Shetland wool blend yarn was my prize.

I should have stuck this with yesterday's post. The lady told me that all this fleece came from just one little ole' sheep. WOW!

I probably have little more but it will have to wait for another day.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bunnies, sheep and dogs oh my!

I had a wonderful day at the Southern Indiana Fiber Festival, in historic Corydon, Indiana. Which,by the way was the original capital of Indiana. There was so much to see and do. I will tell you about part of it now and save the rest for tomorrow. The first thing that made it such a wonderful day was the weather. Sunny and breezy with highs in the low 70's.

It was a perfect day for all the animals.

I love the angora bunnies.
They are so soft and cuddly. I wanted one. And I just happened to turn the corner and there was one for $35. I will admit that I contemplated it just for a moment.

This beautiful guy is getting combed and later she began to spin his bunny fur.

Just look at those faces.

But I came back to my senses, and stopped petting the bunnies.


The Border Collies put on a great show. It truly amazes me to see them go through the paces. I could have watched them all day.

This guy can hardly wait for his turn with the sheep.
Tomorrow I will show you the yarn and fiber goodies that were to be had, and what I brought home.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Dogs on Thursday

One of John's least favorite jobs is to scoop the yard. But it has to be done, so the kids can play outside without a mess. I do it once in a blue moon. I told him I had already dealt with all of the poop I was ever gonna. All the diapers I had changed and butts I have had to wipe.

Starsky make the job a little easier for John this week.

This week Starsky had colorful poop. It seems that he had eaten quite a few crayons, possibly half a box. It was only one of the small 16 count boxes. Don't worry I did not take any pictures of the colorful poop.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007