Thursday, August 24, 2006


Well, my wonderful friend has sent me far more roving than I had hoped for, considering she was giving it to me!! It arrived today, and I cannot wait to give spinning my own yarn a "whirl" (the pun wasn't originally intended, but I left it there!)!

Sooo...I better get some work done, get the house tidied up (I am getting company this weekend, dear friends from our old home are coming to visit!) and then I can spin with no worries! Well, no worries except learning a new craft! lol

Off to take some before/after pictures and get some work done...


Sunday, August 20, 2006

It's our First Anniversary!!

We made it to one year!! LOL It's been such a stressful first year, it just shows that we really do have the perseverance for the long haul. :-) He also became an "instant Dad" to a 13 year old boy, so for everyone it's been quite the adjustment.

In addition to all my other projects, I hit a thrift store yesterday and picked up enough yarn to make a cat tunnel for my kitties. It will be a turquoise and white (2 strands white to 1 strand turqouise, crocheted 3 strands throughout.

I also picked up some supplies to make a drop spindle out of a dowel and 2 CDs to try my hand at spinning. I'm very fortunate that Isela is sending me some roving so I can try to spin some yarn! Just in searching eBay I've found so many colors and textures of roving to spin into yarn, including buffalo down!! We'll see, though, I may simply not like the process of spinning. But if I do, here's hoping my brother will be nice enough to make me a spinning wheel! LOL


Saturday, August 12, 2006

I couldn't resist!! :-)

Thank you Kat for having this on your site..and when I found out how I will be described, well, I couldn't resist letting the world know! LOL

Heather --


Sexually stunning

'How will you be defined in the dictionary?' at

Friday, August 11, 2006


I hope everyone is planning on a wonderful and safe weekend. We have no plans, my DH works Sunday, but is off Saturday, so we will spend the day relaxing and trying to stay cool.

I just finished re-reading the Earth's Children series of books by Jean M. Auel. Most people are familiar with "Clan of the Cave Bear", which was made into a movie starring Daryl Hannah. The movie is good, considering they had to take so much and condense it into so little. It was also re-vamped a lot to make it more understandable to anyone who has not read the book. However, if you have read the book, you probably won't like the movie. There is so much that is left out in the movie, it makes it difficult to watch, almost. I am anxiously awaiting the next in the series!

I'm also re-reading "Cry to Heaven" by Anne Rice. It is about the castrati singers of Italy, and I found the story fascinating. It's, to me, historical fiction, in that the story itself is fiction but based on the events of the time. I then found an audio file of the last of the Castrati, Alessandro Moreschi. He was about 46 at the time the recording was made in 1902. Even though the audio is not the best, given the recording technology of the time, it still demonstrates why the Castrati were revered. While I by no means condone the practice, I do understand why people enjoyed hearing them perform.

I have taken up a new hobby, knitting on round or rectangle looms. I have never been able to grasp knitting with needles, but I love this technique! I have several projects on board, and am also working on 3 crochet projects and I have at least 4 cross stitch projects scattered around the house. LOL I also have some beaded jewelry to make for Christmas gifts, so perhaps those will be my plans for the weekend?

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 03, 2006

Working Late Nights

Well, I haven't posted in far too long, and I am sorry for any readers who missed me! I'm scrounging around trying to get caught up on bills, and so right now I'm working late nights. I'm a work-at-home Mom, and I love it. And hopefully working late nights will get us caught up!

It's been an interesting change. I'm not used to sleeping until 11AM, but when you don't get off the phone until 4AM...what do I expect? I think I'm adapting well, though, and as long as it's lucrative, I'm going to continue to do so.

Does anyone have any suggestions for "transplanting" from a daytime person to a nighttime person??