Just because …

This post is just because I can!  And – because I have a few photos to share … I’ve been a busy beading-ninja!  I’m working on bracelets and pins/pendants and wire-wrapping, OH MY!  Here are a couple of bracelets – one done and one a work-in-progress:         And, SHHHHHH – don’t tell anyone, but I’m …

Busy with baby steps …

I’m still a knitting-maniac while I wait not-so-patiently to be feeling better.  Here are my latest quick-knit projects.     And, I tried my hand at chainmaille (jewelry style, of course) … I like it.  So, I’ve been surfing for much needed supplies and equipment (cuz I have too much time on my hands)! I’m …

Knitting central …

In between narcotic-induced drooling naps, I’m a knitting maniac.  Here is my finished hat and cowl – don’t you love the model?  (Lea Cloche by C Glowik MacDonald and Drop Stitch Cowl in Sausalito by S Drucing) I had my surgery.  BTW, ‘partial mastectomy with bilateral reconstruction’ is cutter (surgery) code for PAIN.   I don’t …

Knitting, candles and wine … Oh my!

Lost heat out in the studio.  Darn too-small propane tank anyway!  I’ve talked to DH about getting a real (house sized) one out there … maybe now is the time.  It’s a balmy 44 degrees in there right now.  Without water (drained the pipes in preparation for Snowmageddon).  Of course!  I have 3 custom orders …

Stepping into the light and embracing the day

We lost power on Saturday.  Repair estimate had us getting electricity on Christmas night at 1130pm.  So, I had started to wrap my head around embracing what I would officially call the ‘Dark Christmas’ … I was excited about the prospect of ZERO cooking (watch out Taco Bell, here we come).  But, unlike many of …

Surrounded by cuteness …

News from the den:  All are doing great.  Eyes and ears are open, we’re moving into gruel, and starting to cruise around in the whelping box.  We had a photo-shoot, and while there are so many adorable pictures to choose from … I chose these.  I love the James Brown-esque-ness of the last photo.  Can’t …

Gathering as we grow …

WWU:  Someone decided it would be a good idea to have me as acting charge nurse this past weekend … WTH?!?  Such a silly notion!  But we got through, and outside of a huge THANK YOU to my co-workers, I have nothing more to report.  [My therapist thinks just a few more sessions required to …

Darn!

Darn that Pinterest, anyway … It’s devil’s-spawn, I tell you.  Stumbled on a knitting pattern that caught my eye … so, now I’m knitting it.  Here’s the creator’s pattern link, and here’s what I’ve got going so far:  If you’re an avid knitter – you’ll catch my mistake early on, but if not (like DH) …

Of Course …

Of course it’s starting now(!) … My Neapolitan Mastiff mom has started stage one of labor – on Saturday, when I have to go to work.  And – WE were going to see the new Batman movie … but now, ‘Fatty’ and I are pacing, heavy breathing, repositioning and pacing some more while the rest …

Ahhhh … Sunshine and Solitude

DH is out manning the tractor, cutting hay … The kids are in school, for a few more days before they wrap up another academic year – and Summer break begins … I can hear the bickering now. But for today, it’s just me and the dogs, as we sit, enjoying the sunshine, quiet and …