Sunday, November 30, 2008


I hope you all had a lovely, relaxing Thanksgiving. I know we did. I still have very little appetite from all of that delicious food: stuffing, rolls, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, deviled eggs, cookies, pies...mmmmmm so good. Although I didn't manage to get any pictures of the food (it was gone so fast!), I did get some photos of relaxation in the morning.

Began my morning with a coffee...
....then got right down to the ads....
...while the pup slept on and off...
...and watched the Macy's Day Parade....
...while knitting.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Black Friday Through Cyber Monday Sale!

I don't usually like to plug my shop in such a blatant way on the blog, but I just wanted to share with my readers: Ooh! Vintage is having a sale November 28 (Black Friday) through December 1 (Cyber Monday). If you spend $10 (or more!) you will receive a free gift with your purchase! So, go shop!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Flea Market Finds

Since I haven't had much to say for the past few days, I thought I'd give you some eye candy and show you some of the crafty supplies I picked up at the flea market this past weekend. I'm loving all of the bright colors...

((Blue Ric Rac))

((Red Cord))

((White Braided Cotton Rope))

Saturday, November 22, 2008

6 Things

I've been tagged by Pfeiffer Photos to share 6 quirky things about myself.

1.) I have hitchhikers thumbs. You know, when you can bend the top part of your thumb waaay back...I guess I'm missing bones there or something odd like that. I was going to include pictures, but I decided that it may send you running from my blog. And I really like my readers, I really do. So, if you're really curious, look it up under google and you'll find some lovely pictures there.

2.)I've completed 3 half-marathons. And I loved every minute of each of them.

3.) I am in love with my sharpies. I think they are the most wonderful writing utensil other than the ink pen. I love staring at my jar of sharpies and choosing which color of the rainbow to use.

(This is the only picture I deemed worthy of putting on the blog...once again, sorry for no hitchhiker thumb pictures.)

4.) I have 45 blogs on my favorites list right now. I guess that's not a lot compared to some people, but checking 45 blogs a day can take quite a bit of time. And I don't know how to use RSS feed, so I'm stuck visiting each one every day. (Doesn't RSS feed like email you the post or something?)

5.) I'm trying to become vegetarian. About a week ago, I watched this really terrible movie by a vegetarian organization and it really made me think twice about where my meat comes from. I guess for me, it's more about animal cruelty than about trying to be "healthier" or "help the environment".

6.) I have an embarrassing amount of yarn right now. I say I'm going to do all these projects, knit all these afghans, hats, scarves, name it, I bought yarn to make it. But it ends up just sitting in my yarn basket unused. Maybe over Christmas break I'll get some time to work on all these great projects.

And now I get to TAG 6 bloggers!

Puddleglum's Marsh
Runs With Scissors
Kitty Phillips/Emmasgems
Rachael Grant
Megs Creation

The rules:
* Mention the rules on your blog.
* Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
* Tag six others
* Go to each person’s blog and leave a comment that lets them know they are tagged.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

On Clouds of Yarn

With the remainder of the yarn I used to make my hat, I decided to make a scarf. I didn't want a plain scarf (knit, purl, knit, purl...boring, boring), so I decided to look for a new pattern that would hold my beginner's interest. I found this "drop stitch" pattern from Craftlog and fell in love with it.
I really love this yarn. It looks like clouds. I could just sleep in it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

From Window to Masterpiece

I began with an old window I found at the flea market for $5:Did a little painting....
And ended up with a masterpiece!I have one window left. I think I'll probably do something a little more abstract...I'm not too crazy about the whole sun/ocean thing I did with this one. I guess it's a good thing I got two!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, I Love You...

Sundays are by far my favorite day of the week: no work, no school, stress free...only relaxation and occasional knitting. Yesterday was a little cool outside so we started the fire and I began a hat. It was my first hat, so I didn't expect much, but it actually turned out better than I had hoped. Not that I would ever wear it in public...the seam is terrible....I'll have to work on that for the next hat.

The pattern was out of a book called The Yarn Girls' Guide to Beyond the Basics, available on

Friday, November 7, 2008

It's My Birthday...

It's going to be a good day...

(YUM!) I'll keep you updated and add more pics as they come in!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Treasury Alert!

Thanks to GreenEdenVintage I've been included in this lovely treasury! Can you spot my orange buttons?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Uh, Maybe Instead of Blogging...

Maybe instead of blogging, I should be READING! Yeah, this is my bedside table:

A bunch of Travel + Liesure, some Runner's World, and the occasional Elle and 'Dollhouse Miniatures' catalog.

Here's some of my bubble-gum fiction and a couple of books to get me motivated to write that "novel" I've always wanted to write...HA.