Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mardi Party Animals

Check out these Beauties! I was lucky enough to sell these two sweet party animals a couple of Jazzy Mardi Gras Tie Dyes and guess what? They sent a photo of their day at the parade. So Cool. If you read this girls...Thanks! You are fabulous models ;0)

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Birthday to me! I turn 40 years old today and I can't believe it. I still feel 25 inside but that isn't possible because my son will soon be 19. Ack! Would someone please slow down this crazy little thing called life!
No?! Oh well...time to have some fun... if only this blasted snow would stop falling.
Happy Birthday to me...

Friday, March 25, 2011

Diggin' out

I am beginning to dig out this morning, slowly. Rugby is the only reason I have started as early as this...she needs to go out in the morning and I can't convince her otherwise. ;0)Yesterday I showed you this photo of my neighbor's buried window...
This is what it looks like this morning.
Looks like my front door wreath had a rough time of it last night.

I look down and there is my front porch...somewhere down there...
I look down the driveway...Oh Boy!

See those little twigs sticking out of the snow? That is where the edge of the porch is, it might be easier to swim! I am going back in, to work on this...
and this...
Hope you all get some sun today! J

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Help!!! We are buried. Actually this is my neighbor's house, the view out my front door.Our house looks even worse. Under that tiny peak of roof is my neighbor's window, obviously he can't see through it now.Just to the left of my neighbor's house is our parking area, my Hubby is on the left there schlepping the snow out of the way and on the right of the photo in the background you can see an apartment building. The next time the roof of that building sheds they will not be able to see out of their windows. We really are buried and guess what? It is snowing right now...
and this is a bit of what the weatherman said today...
"It continues to appear that we will break a 40+ year record for snowfall by weeks end as the last three storms of March dump more snow upon Mammoth Mt. By mid week…..April certainly looks much kinder with some very nice periods of warn weather expected!
As of this morning, Mammoth Mt reported 555.5 inches of snow this season. The prospects for another 4 to 5 feet by Sunday night look pretty good at this point. So the possibility of hitting 600 inches is still in the cards! For the record, we have never had a 600 inch snow year on Mammoth Mountain. Earlier reports were revised downward. Unfortunately, records were not kept for the great winters of 1969 or the fab year of 1952."
I need some sun!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Crochet Crazy

The weather here has been cold and snowy but my crochet hook has been burning up. I have finished another three lap/baby afghans and I will have them up for sale in my shop by the end of the day. This first one started out green and white but I decided to add some red and make it a Christmas blanket.
I am so pleased with the way it turned out.
This one has taken me forever to finish because I used small bits of different colored yarn left over from other projects. When the balls of yarn would get too small for the afghan I was working on I would just switch over to "Candy Stripes" and add a couple rows.
Candy Stripes has a weight to it, so warm.
Whew, looking at that photo is making my eyes hurt. ;0)

This last one I am calling "color block" because, is made up with a rainbow of granny squares.
I surrounded each square with black and also connected them with black
to set off the amazing color.

Then the sweet thing started screaming for a rainbow border and I complied, what else could I do? ;0)

I get an enormous sense of accomplishment every time I finish an afghan and now that two of my cozy creations have sold, I have a new found drive to keep stitching and stocking my shop.
The moment I finished "color block" I started two more afghans. Two so when I get bored with one color scheme I can switch to the other. I need to change things up now and then or my fun becomes work and who likes work?
We won't be seeing the sun for several days and the bright yarn I use helps to cheer me up so maybe I will go get busy now.;0)
Hope you are getting a bit of sun.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green is Beautiful

Green is beautiful isn't it?
I wish we had some green showing around here...but that won't be happening for awhile so I will be immersing myself in lush, damp, verdant Irish films today (thanks to TCM and Netflix) while I cook the annual corned beef and cabbage, potatoes and soda bread.

This little leprechaun is dancing a jig across my latest pillow creation...

and it is now for sale in the shop.
The sashing and backing is a wonderful rainbow background with green shamrocks scattered all over and there is a metallic speckle to it. LOVE!

I wanna jump right in!

Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone...
I wish you Love and Luck and lots of Green! J

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bah Humbug !

Bah Humbug ! is the inspiration for a creation from the fabulous mind of Tonya over at UnRuly Quilter. Anyone who wanted to participate just needed to piece some Bah's and Humbugs (emphasis on the Bug) together in Christmas reds and greens with some yellow and send them to her by April 1st. I can't get enough of Tonya's quilt projects she has some great ideas. So I picked out these fabrics and went to town.
I made the Bah quickly enough but it ended up much bigger than I intended, like usual. When I started my "!" I decided that is where I would create a bug.

So here is my "Bah Humbug!"
You can read about the quilt top and how it is coming together here. Tonya has received more blocks than she can fit in one quilt top so I am not going to do the word Humbug...just a Bah and a humbuggy "!". I am sending it off to sunny Florida tomorrow and you know... that little Humbug put me in a cheery Yuletide mood and as a result I am almost done with another Christmas project for the shop. A Christmas lap afghan.
I do believe I enjoy working on Christmas projects in the Spring...Bad weather doesn't bother me when it feels like Christmas, maybe I should just put on Christmas carols and go with it because we have snow coming for the next 5+ days. Who knows what I will come up with! ;0)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Recent Rugby

Rugby has learned a few tricks. She has learned to "sit pretty"and "shake" and she now knows if she does either of these adorable things I will squeal with joy and give her a treat. Smart girl.
Rugby even dressed for Mardi Gras!

She has me wrapped around her little paw. :0)

Global Juice

A little something of interest I found in my fridge.
My juice is Global. Hmmm. Not sure how I feel about this,
I mean... we grow apples in Washington right? J