Monday, December 8, 2008

I'm a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin... and you?

You Are a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

You are smart, sophisticated, and savvy.
You love taking risks, and you are the first to know about new trends.

You are curious about the world and tend to have many interests.
You also are very talented. It sometimes seems like you are good at everything.

You are very social and inclusive. You'll be friends with anyone.
Even though you're very cultured, you're not a snob.

Go to the link below to find out what kind of muffin you are... Who knew?

Monday, October 27, 2008

What are you?

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

I've been remiss in posting, but life has me on the run.... At last I can tell you that I'm in the final stages of a kitchen remodel and my hands feel like they have been in battle. I have so many nicks, cuts and scratches.... not to mention my sore muscles, neck and aching back... so have fun with the quiz and tell me what you came up with...


more later

Friday, June 6, 2008

Long Time No See....

I went to a 2nd annual event this year, SheepiePalooza in St Louis. This event is put on lovingly by the local OES club and they did a remarkable job. A woo hoo for the St Louis OES Club, they are a remarkable bunch!

Above is a bunch of running sheepdogs. I love this photos and so glad I was able to take it. I have it as my desk top at work and love looking at it every day.

Here is a sheepie looking for his mom or dad. They are such sweet dogs, even though I couldn't travel with my babies I was not lacking any sheepie love.... They are truly Velcro dogs and give lots of love.

I just loved this bright red door. The front door was off set from the center of the house. I also loved the distressed exposed brick.

I also got a little artsy. We were in the West End and had a rained out lunch. After it dried up a bit, I was able to take some great photos of some front doors on the stately homes we found. These homes were just beautiful, and the fact that the light was so soft, it helped make such nice photos.

The federal blue with the red brick here is what attracted me

Another bright red door, I loved the columns and the flower pots. Really a lovely home.

I'm partial to black doors and grey shutters.

On with the art!

this is one of our party walking down a little ally that was so perfect, as if it was posed, it was not!

We went to the Arch and this is the view as we were walking up from the parking structure, just so beautiful. I love St Louis!

Here is one of my online friends who I had just met for the first time the day before. She is in a paddle boat with her two babies, Beauregard and Genvieve


Saturday, March 1, 2008

WHO is Daisy or is Daisy a WHO?

This is my mom's dog Daisy. She is the funniest dog ever and the most patient too. I took a scruchi band and put her ears up. She looked just like a Who from Whoville. I wanted to share with all my knitting buddies the crazy things I manage to do when I'm not knitting.

In this one, she looks like she is smirking at me.

Today was the MKGSFBA meeting, it was fun and informative. We had a speaker who showed us lots of different skills on the knitting machine... Who knew that you could whip out Icord on a machine? It is so beyond simple. Also, did you know that you can needle felt your fairisle knitting and it will felt the floats on the back and not disturb the design on the front. Great idea for a fairisle scarf and needle felt it so the floats are stuck down.

Short but sweet!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Stitches West!

I belong to the Machine Knitters Guild of San Francisco Bay Area, along with a bunch of really talented knitters. Above is our Booth (#946) at Stitches West. I was responsible for all things Stitches for our guild this year. While it was a lot of work, my best knitting buddy and I had a ball designing the booth and setting it up. The garments above were all knit on knitting machines and designed by the knitters from our guild.

This is a two piece garment made by one of our members, this outfit is well designed, knit and is just plain old stunning!

Really some beautiful garments and they really made the booth look good. This is a membership drive for our guild. You have no idea how many knitters have knitting machines under the bed at home and have no idea how to use them. I know this because I was one of those knitters. I bought knitting machines, I had 2 before I even knew how to use one. So this is a demo booth to let other knitters know that we have a local guild and it is for the express purpose of teaching machine knitting.

This is my best knitting buddy, she is demonstrating a knitting machine that is on loan to the guild from Newtons Yarn Country. We had so many garments volunteered for the booth, we tried to pick one from each of the knitters to highlight.

Above is a wedding dress that one of our newest members knit. The amazing thing is that she knit it on the Ultimate Knitting Machine and hand manipulated all the lace in the dress. Her knitting machine has no ablity to auto pattern and if you want a pattern in your knit, you have to hand manipulate every stitch. It was a daunting undertaking, she finished her dress and wore it when she got married, I will bet she was a beautiful bride.

Our knitting guild is an amazing cross section of knitters and designers. I feel blessed to have found this group of amazing people. The talent is one thing, but the sharing of knowledge and experience is priceless. The green sweater above was also knit by the same member who knit the wedding dress. This green sweater has leather details that she designed and incorporated into the sweater.

Monday, January 21, 2008

A Hat for Me!

I got busy this holiday season and knit my self at hat. I used some yarn that I bought huge amounts of. I was invited to take a dyeing class with Nancy Roberts and so in my preparation for the class I wound off some hanks and used some yellows, greens and teals to over dye the bland original green. The very expensive model I used for this photo essay is none other than the top model, Taggart James!

Don’t you just love my hat model? This is my sweet Taggart. He always poses so I asked him to model my hat. I frankly think it looks better on him than on me, but I’m the dork who wears it to keep my head warm and dry and it works great!

Now here is a side view!

And now the other side!