Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A New Business?

So I have been thinking about doing some Old Time Photography with props n stuff (Heavy on the Steampunk of course) I have been busy gathering goodies for people to wear, props to hold, scouring ebay for photography items, talking with people who actually do this sort of stuff. I think it would be fun and I wouldn't charge an arm and a leg like the tourist traps do.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Playing With Pictures

Gotta love a good photo editing software. I use Gimp . It's free you should try it!

This was my original photo.

Here's what I did with it.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Collecting Keys

I thought I was going to collect scissors but I am switching gears. Now I want keys. if you have any keys send them my way. They don't have to be skeleton keys either.  Any key, any shape, any age. Email me or leave me a comment for an address.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

CQJP January Submission

Sometimes I can't think outside the box very well. I found a blank journal one of the vendors was giving away up at the energy conference and I decided it would make a great place to start the CQJP thingy....too bad I forgot to take a picture of the blank journal. (My brain still isn't functioning too well after the wreck. I am not physically hurt but mentally I am in shambles.)

Anyways.......... I covered the journal and now I think I will add all my upcoming blocks into it. I can glue a few pages together to make them stronger (something I learned from a book called Altered Art by Terry Taylor I checked out of the library). I can also keep a diary if I so choose. Wow.... a plan. Plans are good.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Why I was at The Fancy Hotel

Whoops I guess I forgot to explain about the fancy hotel. I was up there working the registration desk at a NetZero conference. Too much fun and money in the bank!

Fancy Hotel Videos Facebook Wouldn't Let Me Upload

Stupid Facebook. I have been trying for two days to get these videos uploaded there. No go. I wanted everyone to see the good time I had at the Conrad Hilton in Chicago.

I will try to get these in the order I made them.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Now Working On...

Two doilies, a cable luxe sweater in aubergine (that's purple for those of you not in the know), some embroidery on a weird hat I did and two pairs of socks (no pictures sorry).

 The furry hat is a blend of crewel wool all tied together and fun fur. It's cold, snowy and blowy out I should go try it on for size!

Monday, January 9, 2012

It Just keeps getting Better...That's sarcasm in case you didn't realize

So just when I think things couldn't get any worse....they do. Thursday Jan 5 I was a passenger in a car that got hit going 55 mph by a teenager who dropped her cell phone. Yeah, really.

Exhibit 1

 This is the car I was in. The seat belt locked when Sharie hit the brakes and the seat was scooted back so the airbag didn't get me. I am sore and angry but otherwise unharmed.

Exhibit 2

This is the car that hit us. Did I mention I am angry?

I'm glad to be alive. I'm glad to be uninjured. I'm still upset over the stupidity of this wreck though. Please don't say "It wasn't your time to go". I don't buy in to that. Time and unforeseen circumstances befall us all.... Eccl 9:11

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


So about that new library card....to get TO the library....go down that one road until you see the plane and turn right...

Monday, January 2, 2012

And The Weatherman Lied Again

Imagine that.

We woke up to bitter cold, wind and the dreaded white stuff, which was NOT in the forecast. I needed to go to get some double fiber bread but I just stayed home, drank coffee, knit an ugly hat and chillaxed.

It's cuter on Miss Sadie but still not pretty LOL! The good news is Deanna got to witness the miracle of felting!

We're waiting on Deanna to buy batteries for this:

Should be tons of fun!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 Please Be Kind

Yeah it was a long hard year. I'm hoping 2012 is kinder, gentler. At least I got some awesome knitting done these past few days.

I had a friend tell me not to buy yarn as she has a BIG container full....yay!

More good news. I got a library card yesterday. Let the borrowing begin.