Sunday, August 28, 2011

Putting Things on Hold for a Few Days 205/365

I will be going up to Loveland, CO to visit with my BFF Sharie for a few days. I don't know if I will have internet up there and while usually I am able to have some auto posts to keep you amused, this time I don't.

I have been working on pulling half dead flowers, finishing my masterpiece quilt and wrapping up some knitting projects but I haven't been taking any pictures to prove any of this. Perhaps I will do better after this much needed vacation.

Friday, August 26, 2011

RIP Knitter's KOve (or why I had a Yarn Fail) 204/365

I had a yarn fail due to the fact my LYS, Knitter's Kove, is closing for good tomorrow. 60% off. I couldn't help it.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gutsy Smurf 202/365

I scored Gutsy, the Smurf-in-a-Kilt today at McNasty's weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Robin Hood Coincidence 201/365

Oh those lovely coincidences. I get such a thrill when it happens.

Today I present for you "The Robin Hood Coincidence". It happened at the old Penrose Hospital which is now an Urgent Care facility. Dakota had a boil that needed lanced (gross!) and his regular doctors couldn't fit him in so after a two hour search we landed at this place.

I  was looking at a magazine in between rows of knitting and found this:


Ahhhhhhh Russel Crowe as Robin Hood, my very fav movie at the moment. I even bought it, something I rarely do.

So what's the coincidence you may ask?

I was knitting with yarn from NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND!!!! I kid you not. My friend, Jaine, who lives there now, sent it to me a few months back.



Here's the shawl at the Tea house for the Steampunk meeting a couple of weeks ago.


Jaine insists that Robin Hood is a myth. We all know better don't we? (Wow, I think I've said that before)


This is the yarn (and candy) as it came to me. I am making Elizabeth Zimmerman's Pi Shawl.  (Note, my shawl is not round and it's not lace. I got my pattern from an old Vogue knitting mag.)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Scenes from a Wedding 199/365

No, this time it was not a "Wedding Wake" (long story lol)...

It was a real wedding and quite lovely indeed.


The players: Erin, the bride, Guy, the groom and Curtis, the cool dude in the kilt who led the ceremony.


Megan, the flower girl.



The onlookers.


Leslie, the mother of the bride.




Beautiful lighting and decorations.


Cakes and cookies!!!

And making a surprise appearance.... Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

video

A good time was had by all. Except for the storms on the way home. Just saying.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Things I Want to Make 197/365

I get recommendations from StumbleUpon in my email every week. This week they gave me a Pinterest site with tons of cool things someone wants to make. I want to make a few of them myself. Ok maybe a few dozen. Here are my favs.

Feathers from old books or sheet music


Tutorial here... http://todolwen.blogspot.com/2011/03/new-tutorial-hymn-page-feathers.html

A T-Shirt shrug


Great How to here ....  http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/tshirt_shrug

Felt Ornament


Easy as pie here ...http://blog.betzwhite.com/2009/12/felt-ogee-ornament-tutorial.html

If you want to see the entire awesome set of things to make go here...http://pinterest.com/jenniferpebbles/stuff-to-make-in-my-old-age/

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mary Beth's Steampunk Bracelet 196/365

After I posted my blog last night Mary Beth asked for a Steampunk themed bracelet. Ask and ye shall receive.


I'm actually using up stash weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

One Funky Bracelet 195/365

Take some beads...


Add some headpins...


Twist up some charms...


String on stretch cord... and behold the FUNKY Bracelet!


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Any Excuse to Dress Up 193/365

This time it was Founder's day in Old Colorado City. Yippppeeeee!!!!!!!!!!! I hung out with a saloon girl...good cop bad cop kinda thing lol. I also went to a needlework store and was right next to a bead store and refrained from buying. Go me.