LIVE!

30 12 2008

I’ve still got some work to do on it but I’ve moved all my previous posts over to the new blog and won’t post anything else here.  Please remember to update your bookmark.  🙂

www.virtuousthreads.wordpress.com





A Quick Update

5 07 2008

Hey all, as much as I’d love to show you my progress on my shawl or my spinning or my dye-stained hands….. I can’t.   We are in the process of packing and everything else that goes with that.   Wrote the check today for the deposit and first month’s rent so away we go! If I don’t get to update you again before the deed is done, I’ll see you sometime around the 21st of the month.

P.S.  I have a whole room for my dye studio!!! Leave me a comment and let me know what color I should paint it. The landlord says we are free to paint and spruce up the almost 100 year old house as we please.  We are gonna be busy!





A Superior Rating after 11 Years

23 06 2008

Last saturday my best friend and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary.  The kids were at a friends house for an overnighter, so we planned on going out to the lake for a picnic and trail ride with the bikes but sadly my sugars were too low and I felt lousy.  Sooo… we ended up eating our “picnic” at home along with a few cocktails and played Canasta while watching House on dvd.  But we had a great time just being together and didn’t feel let down at all.   Now I know I am far from being a perfect wife but after 11 years I do think hubby would agree with this little quiz I took!

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As a 1930s wife, I am
Superior

Take the test!

I’m working on getting some pics of recent spinning and my progress on the Pi shawl for next post, so stay tuned.   😉





Remarkably accurate and creepy…

25 03 2008

What Rebecca Means


You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You’re always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can’t handle you. You’re very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you’re likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are full of energy. You are spirited and boisterous.

You are bold and daring. You are willing to do some pretty outrageous things.

Your high energy sometimes gets you in trouble. You can have a pretty bad temper at times.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are usually the best at everything … you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic “Type A” personality.





Life is crazy good.

11 10 2007

I promise I haven’t forgotten the blog but I guess it just hasn’t been very high on the priority list lately. Here is some proof that I’m still here. I hadn’t posted any new pics of myself since I got new glasses and chopped my hair so here you go. The picture above is with my hubby and below is with my sister. Two of my most favorite people in the world. My best friends. I don’t get to see my sister as much as I would like since she is an hour and a half away in her sophomore year at OSU. I miss you sissy. She must be psyhic since she just called me after I typed that.

pretty girls at a wedding

I need to take some pics of recent stash enhancements, fall projects and such but until I get that done here are a few to tide you over.

These are Lacy Scallop socks. Pattern is by Sockbug and the yarn is Jojoland Melody Superwash purchased at LittleKnits.com

Here is what’s happening with the leftover yarn….little lacy socks for my joygirl.

This was the July SpunkyClub fiber, a yummy shetland wool in the colorway Celebration. It was my first time spinning Shetland but it won’t be my last. This is one third of the fiber chain-plied, when it’s all done it will become the yoke on a top-down raglan hoodie for the joygirl.

And there’s plenty more where that came from! Stay tuned!

 

P.S. For some odd reason I, (the small project knitter) have found myself in the midst of knitting not one but 3 sweaters!!!  Is the sky still blue?

 





Tap, tap…”Is this thing on?”

7 09 2007

Believe or not I haven’t died, moved out of the country, or been kidnapped.  I’ve just been very busy and mentally preoccupied.

Going from being a homeschooling household where pretty much anything goes and the schedule is all loosey-goosey to being a public school household with all the necessary structure that implies has thrown me for a loop.  Not that I’m complaining, I really like it and the order it gives to my day; it’s just that it’s taking awhile for our family to settle in and adjust to the fact that our schedule is not flexible anymore.  Set-in-stone bedtimes during the week are not a temporary situation.  The kids are loving their teachers and doing fine at keeping up with the class.

Tabitha may be starting speech therapy to help retrain her to pronunciate correctly now that her front teeth have come down fully.  She was without them for so long she developed some really bad habits that we have to tackle now.   She is so excited about finishing her 100 math facts in 5 minutes to get her name in the class hall of fame.

Teddy is a star pupil having received only excellent daily behavior reports since the first day.   He is reading way beyond his grade level and just soaking up every little piece of knowledge presented to him.

Trinity is loving spending time with me, getting to be the “special” helper and run errands all over town.  She is becoming an excellent baker and towel-folder!  She is very excited to be starting ballet & tap class this month as well.

I am slowly becoming accustomed to having a quieter house during the day, actually getting housework done without too much hassle and having a much-needed rhythm to my week.  The house looks better than it has in a long time and we know where things are!!  I’ve been working on organizing my stash, frogging old ufo’s, and getting ready for fall.

The mums have been planted, the wreath is on the door and I’m shopping for yummy scented candles.  I am sooooo ready for the cooler weather!  Bring on the wind, bring on the bonfires and s’mores.  Bring on the maple leaves swirling thru the air and on the lawn.  Bring on sweater weather and baskets and bushels of apples for pie.  Bring on the wool Baby!

Next: Project updates & spinning!





Just a quick one!

18 08 2007

Hi everybody!

I’ve been absent from my blog for multiple perfectly good reasons. School started yesterday for my family for the very first time. We went from being a homeschooling family to being a public school family. Everyone is very pleased with the change so far.   🙂 Hubby and I are working hard on our business and that takes time and concentration. The most irritating and valid reason though is that I’m covered with poison sumac. Apparently although I’m not allergic to poison ivy, sumac is another subject entirely. Not fun and I do not feel good.

On the fiber front I have not finished any projects while you weren’t looking but I did start another pair of socks for yours truly. Sockbug’s Lacy Scallops Sock in one of my new favorite yarns, Jojoland Melody. Pics will be forthcoming within a week. Also my sockapalooza package arrived! I’ll post that picture and details next time too.

I also want to breathe an audible sigh of relief that Lolly and Kris are okay. Thank you Lord! They were the first thing to cross my mind when I heard the reports of the earthquake in Peru on the news.

And I’m sorry but I’m not linking today, all I want to do is take more Benedryl and climb into a cool oatmeal bath!