Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ta Da!

Here she is in all her glory.....

Monday, March 29, 2010

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby Right Round!

Today I am going to be blessed with a Spinning Wheel! Now I have never spun wool before and I have never used a spinning wheel...I don't even know what this wheel looks like. But I am very excited to try and hopefully succeed. How wonderful to be able to spin the yarn I use to crochet with.

This has been just an idea in my head since Christmas and I almost gave up on the idea.

Rewind to the beginning. My good friend calls me up and tells me she has a Christmas present for me, but there is a stipulation...this spinning wheel has been donated to the High School Drama Club for a stage prop. The Drama teacher is worried that the wheel will just be destroyed by the students and appears to be in very good shape. It can be mine as long as if they ever need it as a prop for a play, I would be willing to let them use it. Hmmmm a free spinning wheel and all I have to do is agree that IF they ever preform a play that needs a spinning wheel I have to let them borrow it. No, I can't do that!

Are you kidding me, of course!

Thursday, March 25, 2010


I am no longer a spring chicken.  I have stepped past the twenties and am now the big 30.  It is not really as scary as everyone makes it out to be...just a number. 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Did I actually finish something?

Yes!!! I actually finished a split skirt this weekend.

I am bringing the 80's back and going to wear with pride my "Culottes". They are much more fashionable than the one's I wore when I was eight years old and frankly, I can't believe I ever stopped wearing them. I hardly ever wear skirts anymore, the weather where I live is just too unpredictable. The wind will pick up without warning and so will your skirt....right over your head.

(Picture coming soon)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Lately I feel as though all I do is work...work...work...work. As I type this I am working, scanning tax workpapers and daydreaming about crafting. When I was young that is what I thought you do...you finish school and "go get yourself a career!" Careers are very much overrated. I work to live, and support my family, nothing more.

Though this job requires so much of my time and attention sometimes. The balance between work and play can be so hard to find when you are exhausted from work to play. As things are going it is taking me a week to finish a split skirt. It is only 4 straight seams and two curved, a hem and casting for the elastic waist band. How do you balance your work and play?

Monday, March 8, 2010

A whole month!

I can't believe I let an entire month go by without posting. Actually in a way I can....the last month has been dampened by rain. And although I don't mind rain...."whomever said happiness came with sunshine, has never danced in the rain"....it does get old after weeks of non stop rain and dark skies.

Today the sky is not grey and rainy, but white and snowing and blowing. Oh joy winter has finally hit.

As far as crafts go, not much has been happening. Hopefully soon I will have some new things to show off. Three weeks ago I did a Matryoshka Doll painting class (Russian Nesting Dolls), they are almost complete, just having a tough time with the faces....I hate faces! I am also trying to finish up my nieces Christmas present that I didn't finish in time for Christmas (I know bad auntie). I have also been working on some new skirts for work. Unfortunately all these things are unfinished, where o where did my motivation go??