Thursday, September 29, 2011

Eating, Beading, Knitting, Sleeping 228/365

Stash busting. It feels so good with no headache. I made two more bracelets and finished the skully hat I started yesterday. Whoooooooop! I will go to bed somewhat near my regular time (midnight) after I watch project Runway. Anybody want some toast and jam?

Mood for the Day 227/365


Mood = crappy. Headache, spent 5 hours of my afternoon in bed. Still feeling bad. Hope tomorrow is better.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bonus Post for Dude on Wordsquared

Did you notice I cut you some slack? You should thank me. I am an aggressive player and you invaded my turf. You called me a dumb broad. I could block you again easily, you know that right? I will haunt your every move. maybe you should teleport far far away from me.

Up in Cripple Creek 226/365

Did you know you could get breakfast for $.49 at Bronco Billy's? Neither did I!

Cheryl and I went up early and saw some beautiful Aspen trees. We ate breakfast, shopped, got a free snack and left without gambling. Yay us...we're cheap dates!


I shopped today. I needed stuff for my cratf show Oct 8. I couldn't help it. More on that tomorrow.

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Fine Coca-Cola Collection 225/365

On Monday nights I usually go to a Bible study group at my friend Linda's house. I got a call that it was cancelled tonight so I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you Linda's way cool collection in her kitchen.









We're not allowed to buy her anything lol! I made the potholders and gave her the puzzle over the door already HA!)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pirating is Fun 224/365

We fought the fine fight. Carol had a lowly paintbrush but she held us off.



And then we made up lol


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Revealing the Masterpiece at Quilt Guild 222/365

I finished up the 2012 Crazy Quilt Challenge quilt! Or rather... I thought I did :|

I showed it at quilt guild and about 5 women told me I needed to do more with the border. As in quilt it. Uh yeah, no I don't think so. Not now at least. I just can't it's too much to think about. Maybe I'll use buttons and bring a little of the embroidery into two opposite corners. But seriously...quilt it? all of it?!? Vintage CQs weren't quilted. I side with Freddie and Gwen on this whole perfect quilt thing. Why does it have to fit someone else's idea of perfect?

Yes, it needs a sleeve and a label. Yes, the brown satin border paired with the backing didn't quite work but if I hadn't quilted in the ditch to satisfy some would-be quilt show rules it might have looked a little better. But no, I don't think I need to quilt the whole dang border. Now if someone had volunteered to do it.. for Free... maybe.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rock On at The Ogden 221/365

Went to a concert Sunday up in Denver. Hadn't heard of either band really but they rocked. The Script and Safetysuit, if you care.





Sunday, September 18, 2011

Roller Derby Steampunk? 220/365

Can those things go together? Short answer...YES! Missile Mountain Roller Derby put on a Steampunk Party and Cheryl and I went. I dressed her in my blue skirt and even let her wear my fancy belt. What are friends for?







Saturday, September 17, 2011

Crossing the Wool Quilt Off My List 219/365

Wooooot! I got the big-fat-heavy wool quilt totally finished this morning.





Now I can cross it off my virtual list.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sailor's Prayer PANDORA CELTICA 217/365

I worked and worked on this video but couldn't get the audio to work. It kept telling me the file was corrupted. My friend Mike told me to open it in Audacity and save as a .WAV file instead of MP3. SUCCESS!

I met this band at AnomalyCon last year and got to hear this song in the elevator lol

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

God's Public Servants 216/365

It's sad that things don't always go as planned in your life. A year ago we thought perhaps our money troubles were behind us but, noooooooooooo. The economy picked up just enough to give construction a false hope then tanked again. This past week we had to apply for Public Assistance again in the form of food stamps and even Cash help. Wow. Who knew it could happen? I mean here is what I heard from several people .... "They won't help, so and so tried and they only got like $12" "Good luck with that, they won't help" "You'll be sitting there forever and you won't get anywhere"

I beg to differ. I applied online last Sunday, got phone interview Wednesday, had $400 in food stamps Saturday, got  a packet of paperwork to fill out at home and a face to face interview today with a very nice case worker that took about 10 minutes....and ended up with $500 to help with overdue bills.

At some point in my life I would have felt bad about getting this help. But that's why we pay taxes. Even the Bible brings this out in the 13th chapter of Romans.


13 Let every soul be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God. 2 Therefore he who opposes the authority has taken a stand against the arrangement of God; those who have taken a stand against it will receive judgment to themselves. 3 For those ruling are an object of fear, not to the good deed, but to the bad. Do you, then, want to have no fear of the authority? Keep doing good, and you will have praise from it; 4 for it is God’s minister to you for your good. But if you are doing what is bad, be in fear: for it is not without purpose that it bears the sword; for it is God’s minister, an avenger to express wrath upon the one practicing what is bad.
5 There is therefore compelling reason for YOU people to be in subjection, not only on account of that wrath but also on account of [YOUR] conscience. 6 For that is why YOU are also paying taxes; for they are God’s public servants constantly serving this very purpose. 7 Render to all their dues, to him who [calls for] the tax, the tax; to him who [calls for] the tribute, the tribute; to him who [calls for] fear, such fear; to him who [calls for] honor, such honor.

I obey the law and I pay my taxes and now I am getting help. Think about it.

So I got some breathing room, now to finish those quilts.

Monday, September 12, 2011

What If 215/365

What If I didn't have a chance to see or do cool things? Why I'd shrivel up and die, that's what!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Yarn Bombing A Geek Squad Car 214/365

Yeah, you heard me right LOL! I got wind of Videoknitter's latest yarn bomb and decided to go check it out. Turns out it was part of a festival downtown called the What If Festival. Lot's of kids, families and cool stuff.



To see more pictures "Like" her Facebook Page at:  Yarn-Bomb-Colorado-Springs

Friday, September 9, 2011

Return to Madness 213/365

So I'm officially bonkers again. After the Steampunk meetup I was sitting here in the computer room and I kept hearing these strange bumping noises. I got up a couple of times and peeked in at Dakota asleep in his recliner in the living room and at Jack in the bed. I decided it must be Jack tossing and turning again so I let it go.

Fast forward to midnight. Jack's phone rang. I looked at the number. Jennifer/Dalton...whatever... let it ring...Five minutes later it ran again so I answered it thinking maybe it was something serious. Yeah right. It was Dalton wanting to know where Dakota was. Uh, school night, he's in bed. He said "He was supposed to meet me and he didn't and his window isn't open so I know he didn't leave but he's not there" WHAT!?! Yes, he IS here. He insisted I go check, because he didn't believe me. I did...I knew he was back there because he had just got up and went to bed after I turned all the lights on and turned the TV loud to Project Runway (HA!). I told Dalton he was indeed in bed asleep then told him not to call here at midnight anymore. Then I walked my happy ass out to check the window...yep open just a crack. Hmmmm...could it be that Dalton was the one making  the noise earlier?

Dang...now I had to pee. I went to the bathroom and about peed straight down my leg. The freaking screen to the window had been punched all the way in towards the shower stall. We had the window open since it was so nice out. I saw RED!!! The little bastard attempted to come in the bathroom window! I am so gonna pop a cork to Jack tomorrow.....

Calmed down, sat back down, picked up knitting, settled in to watch the cat fights between designers.

Saw Dakota's light come on, his door open and him standing there looking at me. he turned and went into the bathroom and came right back out. As soon as he shut his door I hopped up and went in...Yep he "Fixed" the screen. No way Jose. I "RE-FIXED" it the way it was and woke Jack up. I went back outside and behold, the window is now WIDE OPEN! I knew Dalton was in the room with Dakota. Too many coincidences. Jack didn't want to get up but I told him (very loudly) GET UP OR I'M CALLING THE POLICE! I showed him the window, told my story of weird noises and phone calls and he tried to get into Dakota's room. Locked...hmmmm interesting. Popped the lock and wow Dakota had gone soundly back to sleep in the course of two minutes with me shouting right next to his room. Unlikely.

A few minutes later the neighbor's dog went nuts so we figured Dalton had made his escape. Once again I kicked myself for not moving the cactus over in front of the window to give him a little surprise when he fled. Evidently I don't think well at 1 AM under stress.

Jack jumped Dakota's case again this morning. After he left for school (yeah right...whole other rant there per the calls from counselling saying he has been absent most of the week) we proceeded to lock his windows and take the window cranks off just like we did when Marena still lived here and she was pulling her crap. It was satisfying even though we know it will be for naught sooner or later. Jack already has a new plan up his sleeve involving camouflage clothing and shadows and blah blah blah...I can't divulge too much ya understand...

If you are wondering why we don't just make Dakota go live with his mom, we need him here to keep our state benefits until Jack gets back to work again. After that I foresee a long and quite life without him.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Steampunk Meetup @ Montegue's 212/365

Any reason to dress  up!


Jack called me d'Artagnan when I tricked out my new hat. All for one and one for all! The new Three Musketeers movie seems suspiciously Steampunky to me.


Mary Beth came over and put together her outfit here. Too much fun, I say.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Getting Jack Involved 211/365

I broke down and asked Jack to help on the wool utility quilt I am making him for camping. The sucker is HEAVY! It's wool 9 patch on top, vintage army blankets for batting and denim on the back. I dare ya to get cold sleeping under this monster.



We got about 1/2 of it tied.

All materials for this were in my stash. YAY!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rockin' My New Steampunk Hat 210/365

$5 hat at Walmart- MINE! Add three brooches and two red feathers and rock that thang!


I will wear it to the meeting at montegue's Thirsday with my brown crinkly shirt and skirt. I am working on a purple outfit for Galaxy fest and AnomolyCon next year woooot!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Laboring on Labor Day 209/365

In honor of Labor Day Jack and I worked our butts off today. I know it's supposed to be a day off but since we seem to have too many days off we cleaned instead. Here's Jack's toys all dust free and in a new place so he can see them. (They were on the window sill but we keep the blinds closed.)

I call this next picture "How to know you been Drilling too Hard"


Yep it's a bent drill bit. Quality...it never lets you down!