Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Starting from fluff balls:
Ladies from our class with our finished products:
My finished bracelet and leftover wool beads:
My new stash of angelina fibers (sparklies) and wool roving:
My new stash of fat quarters:
Val and I also were able to meet up with one of my childhood friends, Judith, who recently moved back to Gainsville, and in the process we discovered the Talbot's outlet and a wonderful little French place, the Georgia French Bakery. I got away with a straw hat, velveteen jacket, ballet flats, and two belts for about $30 at the Talbot's outlet, and had delicious French onion soup, roast beef panini, and chocolate eclair from the bakery. Both are highly recommended!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
First of all, Happy Early Bday to my MIL - it's tomorrow, but just in case I don't post...
I am really looking forward to a class that I will be taking this weekend with my friend Val at the Georgia Quilt Show. It's a wool beads class. Aren't they cool?? This will blend my beading and knitting interests together, so I am quite excited about that. You all might just get a wool beads bracelet or necklace from me for Christmas this year...
Saturday, October 11, 2008
First let me say that an *entire* tree did not fall on our driveway, but more like 1/3 of a tree - a very large branch. Secondly, I did hear it fall, because I was up after getting home from the Thrashers game uploading photos from our Seattle trip back in July because Snapfish has a 50-prints-for-50-cents sale going on, and I wanted to get some printed. This was probably around 2 am. I heard something large and heavy sounding fall down in our front yard - like the sound of a large log being dropped on the ground. Being so dark out and sorta freaking out like somebody might be outside, I just stopped typing and listened, and didn't hear anything further, so figured we would check it out in the morning. The cat did wake from a dead sleep and ran to the window to look out. I don't know that he could actually see anything, since it was actually in the driveway on the side of our house, not in the front yard. This is what we saw when we looked out of our upstairs hall bathroom window this morning:
I think it's manageable...we just need to give ourselves some time to cut some smaller branches off and maybe drag it parallel to the bushes to get our cars out today.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Sidebar - my friend John sent me a fun little animated clip today. Take a peek if you've got 10 minutes and decent bandwidth to watch this cute short: http://www.vimeo.com/1084537.
Back to the books and sort of half paying attention to the VP debate...