Thursday, December 24, 2009


Saturday, December 05, 2009

*bounces and squees*

I can't believe it but I just learned I won some lovely Hufflepuffy sock yarn here

Thursday, December 03, 2009

I was tagged in the seven things meme:

List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself. Tag seven people to do the same. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it.

1) I cannot drive without music on. Not news, not talk but music.
2) I take my crochet everywhere
3) I love watching James Bond movies
4) People terrify me...
5) I collect thimbles
6) 75% of my wardrobe is black and half of the rest involves red
7) I love curries

I tag:

Download Paul McCartney's song for Support Meat Free Mondays!

Download Paul McCartney's song for Support Meat Free Mondays!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Memphis Layover

Several weeks ago, I made a trip to mum's to see my son play soccer for his Senior Night at college (*still wonders when she became the mum of a college senior*). On the way there, I had the chance to spend a couple of hours at 's where she made a wonderful dinner and joined us! Be jealous, very jealous as you view the picspam :D

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Wordless Wednesday


Monday, November 23, 2009

SqueeMail PicSpam This Time

Over the past few weeks have received some wonderful squeemail. You've already seen the awesome Halloween Swap goodies from craftylilthing, but there's more :D

First off,
found out I couldn't get freezerpaper easily where I live and sent me an entire roll!! :D not only that but she sent me an awesome Starknuts button and chocolate frogs


Participated in a swap at HLBOE on Ravelry and my spoiler was Staarkatt!


Well, not only was she my spoiler in that but in Reducio #6 as well!!!!!!!!!!!


Another friend from Ravelry sent this just because


Also was in the Reducio #7 swap and received these goodies

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Back on HLBOE, received this most awesome RAOK from PandoraPhelps who I'm hoping I can meet up with one weekend soon as she's only 2 hours from me


Can't forget the Weasley Wizarding Wisecrack I received in HSKS 8 Summer camp

Not done yet!!!!!!!!!!!! Along with the swaps, I also had just plain surprise squeemail at random times:D

for my birthday

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was kind enough to share some tartan scraps she brought back from Scotland and sent me this piece with lovely bookmarks as well. It's going to be a kilt for Lady Macbeth


Also from


Another Episode of Crafty Pic Spam

I really haven't gotten a lot of crochet or crafting done since my last post with having some projects to deal with at work and Joe's being sick but there is some :D

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Music Monday

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Merlin: Yes Tardis Blue :D






Finally Saturday!

Some weeks you wonder just how you got through it. This has been one of them

Joe and Pneumonia: Never expected it was that. Flu maybe but fortunately, as the doctor said, we caught it early and the antibiotics are working. He's still coughing a lot and has pulled a muscle from doing so much of it but he's definitely improved some since Tuesday.

Work: Sometimes, deadlines collide. That has been the case this week and with a bit of help Thursday and Friday mornings from two wonderful ladies in the congregation, I managed to get published,copied, collated, folded and addressed and mailed:
  • 225 monthly newletters
  • 115 stewardship campaign packets
  • 20 meeting reminder cards
as well as completing regular duties of:
  • copying, folding, collating 60 bulletins
  • folding 14 more
  • prepping sanctuary for service Sunday
  • checks and bookkeeping
  • and other sundry duties as required
Taz: Those of you who follow (should be all of you LOL) know I usually drive our black 2002 Grand Prix SE lovingly named Taz. You also recall Taz has been rather ornery on some occasions with repairs. Recently, it seems the transmission is having trouble and considering this was already rebuilt once, we did some looking around and found Merlin.

Merlin is a 2007 Mercury Milan dealer leftover. With only 75 miiles on him, he'll come with 34 months of a bumper to bumper warranty so that if anything happens I can take him to any Ford/Lincoln/Mercury dealer for service. 5 speed manual, a/c, heater, cd/am/fm and I believe he also has the plug in for mp3 (they made 2 versions and pretty sure this one has the connection). Tardis Blue with Beige interior. We trade in in a couple of hours. Photos will follow

Excited but a bit bummed as not having had any car payments for 10 years now, that part is so gonna take some getting used to.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ita M. Breslin 1925-2009

Halloween, derived from Samhain, is the time of year when the veil between two worlds is the thinnest. In my history, was my godmother/aunt, Ita Marie Breslin, who crocheted ever since I can remember. She never used patterns, she just saw in her mind what she wanted and set to work. The gold hat is one she made for my mother years ago. Wednesday, 7 October 2009, 'Aunt' Ita crossed over to the otherside of the veil.


In the past couple of nights since learning this, I sat down and reconstructed the hat as a tribute to her ability, crafting and love.

So I present Breslin's Beret orginally designed by Ita M. Breslin in the 70's. Pattern available here