Monday, March 31, 2008

when we saw pirates

The coolest thing about the Woodinville Fool's Day event that we witnessed. We missed the parade, I imagine that was pretty good. The booths, miserable, with the exception of a woman who made real soap (not the melt and pour stuff) and a couple who made wonderful glass and driftwood sculptures.

Puppy love I've been making lately. Been inspired to make some art that would be wonderful for the nursery. Not sure if the puppy's are a good idea though...just how early will our little man start asking for one?

Blocked and ready for the nursery! Lots of leftover yarn. I'm going to make a hat and use the remaining wool in the scrap blanket (coming along nicely).
ArtFest in 2 days!! I've pawed through my boxes a bit and found some of the supplies, hoping for the kindness of classmates on some of the tools because I don't want to buy second sets just because I cannot find mine. See you there! (now back to trade making)

A little more about my fabulous denomination.

Monday, March 24, 2008

a blessed weekend

Saturday's sky was *gorgeous* - would have been the perfect day for our Easter Egg Hunt. (pictures follow, it was on Sunday between services, and it rained *a*lot* before, during and after church, so we had the egg hunt inside, for the most part, though we did have some eggs in rain proof outside areas too.
I love these sculptures on one of our favorite walks.

A tradition at our church is for the youth to colour a butterfly during service and then placing the colourful butterflies full of love and transformation onto another cross at the end of service. It's great, all the children who've grown up in the church line up to be included too, college kids home for the weekend too!
A very talented, musical church. Who doesn't love a children's choir. Precious. In front of them, the flower filled cross.

I spied 4 eggs in this photo. You?

Baby's first hat. Our little pumpkin.

I think I'll do an F, fish to complete the pyramid.
A requested closer up shot. Though, you can click on any of these photos for a closer up shot of any photo.

Gotta get back to making trades for ArtFest!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

an afternoon by the fire....

...and i got it done! cleaned out the photos, freed up some space and
we have photos again! yippee.

Scrap Happy Blanket. As seen on looseends flickr site. I loved the look. And decided this would be the perfect scrap knitting project for me. Her specs were 350 stitches, size 9 needles. As I do the long tail cast on I decided that the 334 stitches I got to were enough. I love this project. If you have any little bits of yarn you'd like to share with our little guy, I'd really appreciate it. I'm hoping to have it completed by the time he's in his big boy bed. (smiles)

Inspired by the felted blocks in Nature Babies. Made from the silk tie remnants -- perfect for a little boy I'm thinking. They haven't been stuffed yet. I'm trying to decide, bells inside or no. Comments? Any suggestions for the E block. (No elephants in our household, it's too associative with the party for me to have in the house)
I love, love this! And have been wanting to knit it for ages. Finally ordered the yarn (Eco wool, is *so*soft*) Planned for his christening blanket. I'm on round 103 for those of you in the know....I think it's nearly done (with the knitting, this is clearly really about the blocking).

Yeah, photographs!!
Artfest is fast approaching. Gotta get more trades done, so the knitting will be a bit slower for a while. Though my goal is to get the Hemlock Ring done before I head out so that I can block it and it'll dry while I'm away.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

no pictures, frustration

our laptop is *full*
neither of us is computer savvy
i've been trying to delete unused stuff in hopes that i'll be able to download my full camera to insert new photos here.

i'm quite certain the computer is full due to my enourmous files of photos,
however, i *cannot* for the life of me figure out how to get those photos out of 'my documents' and onto the stack of writable CDs that i have ready for them.


new photos of new projects as soon as i figure this out.
those photos include:
silk baby blocks
scrap toddler blanket, knit
hemlock ring blanket for baby
more daily collages


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hi, How are you? What's your Middle Name?

Exile's Return tagged me for this middle name meme. Here are the rules:
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name or your mother's maiden name).
3. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged.)

Quickly, quickly this is what came to mind -

Eclectic~all over the place with interests, beliefs, opinions
Insired by nature, God, friends & family
Zebra (isn't that always the Z word?)
Baby Mama
Ephemera Collector
Tone Deaf~maybe not completely, however, I don't sing well, just often

I tag (even though some may have already been tagged and at least one of you, i think, doesn't do memes, no worries, i just feel like meeting the request to list y'all here):
Cordelia Knits
Two Moms
Dispatch from LA

More later, including some photos some of you are requesting of latest projects.
In the meantime - so much going on: house hunting, house offer, bidding, inspection, follow-up, posting new things on etsy, applying for shows, meeting with the artists, church auction planning, baby necessity research (crib, stroller, car seat - yes; glider, video monitor, changing table - no, for now, any suggestions to the contrary?)

be back soon with some photos and more news