Monday, June 14, 2010


No knitting
No sewing
Nothing creative.
Box One Packed
Many more to go
Arrangements made.
Paint chips chosen
Gallons to be purchased
Effort of painting to come.
New couch
retro inspired
Can you say light blue leather?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Oh Friendly Friday!

I'm OFF this weekend---- yay amen and say hallelujah!!! I'm also lamenting the fact that there is not a road trip to be found (sadly) and that the weather will be either stormy (again) or hotter than a monkey's butt.

A couple of recent Chicago road trip photos to make me feel better----

Deep dish pie from the Silo..................... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

The Tiffany Man outside the store on Michigan Avenue, wearing a Blackhawks jersey! :) (Yay on those Hawks!!!)

Hope your weekend is nothing short of spectacular!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Honeymoon Over?

Man, I feel like the honeymoon is over on a couple of counts. First, the honeymoon is long over and knitting is stone cold! Especially with Damson which is now DAMNson. (Insert frown here). Frogged to the beginning and re-knit after an incident involving a naughty puppy and a vacuum cleaner. I will not speak further of it. But, in a typically stubborn show of "harumph" DAMNson is back to row 50 so we're perking along, it looks great and I only lost a little bit of yarn in the process. Reading about the experience of other knitters who have taken on this shawl, yardage seems an issue. I only hope that I don't have to order more yarn for the bitter end.

The honeymoon is also over with my phone. I love my phone and have succumbed to the easy joy of googling on the run or carrying life in the palm of my hand. I have moved past the fact that such wizardry of phone-ness is an enormous time suck. Time of which I have little to spare these days. Accountability can also be a factor; if one has such a phone does it remove any excuses such as getting lost, not checking email, weather delays or even what the (hee) special value of the day is??? I may have to revert back to the dog ate my homework?

I suffered a bit of a crash and burn yesterday. Too much of Too Much and it sent me into a downward spiral. Today I'm feeling better and need to get caught up with life, perhaps I'll turn my phone OFF?

And yes, there was a bride last Saturday, a photo with the sticks was just not a happening thing, so it goes.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blogoversary Time---- what, again?

I can't believe I've been doing this since June 3, 2007, or that this statement joins the frequently uttered lament of where has the time gone.

Where HAS it gone, btw??????

Thanks for allowing me to share lots of brides, much knitting (good, bad and indifferent) and other creative pursuits---- along with some mindless blathering. It's been pretty great!

I send wishes that life is wonderful on your side of the screen, and Happy Blogoversary to the Knitting Contessa.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Post Holiday Doldrums

I admit that I'm sunk in the doldrums. The weather has been hot as blazes with humidity to match and not much has happened on the creative front.

The weekend was spent not with a bride but in an all too brief escape to Chicago.

On we plod. Hope your kickoff to the Summer Season was good!