Thursday, October 2, 2008

When Did the Leaves Started Changing Colors?

Seriously, where did the time go? I would have sworn it was just summer...

So here's the scoop, as if it isn't already obvious - I'm really bad at updating. But the good news is , I usually do get to it...eventually.

Which is why I'm just now posting picture for markers that I received back in May during the Spring Swap. And to add insult to injury, I don't remember who send them to me (hanging my head in shame). So my sincerest thanks to the lovely partner who sent these beauties to me. You gotta love these beads!

And because I'm on a roll for addressing my tardiness, here is a sample of the markers that the wonderful Angel Taryn send to me, along with a lovely pen and note pad set. Taryn has the most amazing collection of beads. I love these speckled ones . To me, these beads invoke images of exotic birds and their eggs.

Now I move us in time to more current events, and here we find the beautiful works of Melissa and Mona.

This set is from Melissa. You can't see it (remember what I said about my pathetic picture taking ability...?), but the large bead has this cut glass surface at the bottom that catches the light and makes everything sparkle oh so nicely. Thanks bunches, Melissa. She also included a delicious tea that did not make it into the photo before it was consumed.

The second set I received in the Fall 08 Exchange is from Mona. I try to catch the beautiful color of these beads by setting them against a darker background. They are wonderful. Thank you so much, Mona.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I've Got Markers!

I hip-hop to my mailbox everyday, looking for potential treasures. Thus far I've hit the jackpot three times! Aren't they lovely and drool-able?

This pink number came from GeorgeAnne. Presently, I'm fighting with my daughter for them. According to her, pink is one of her favorite colors and so she needs them to make her Christmas tree look even prettier (she has her own little 18" tree that she leaves up year round). Thanks bunches, GeorgeAnne. They'll be put to good use, one way or another.

I got this wonderful set from Karen L. Karen tells me that this is the first time she's done markers. I say, keep going - you're doing great! Thank you for the pretties, Karen.

And this is what I got from Jean. I love the stars on the markers. And she made a really cool knitted doily, too. Thank you, Jean! {r = 1 - sinθ} it.

Here's a close up on those star markers.

Friday, May 9, 2008

That's how they get you!

So, my friend Alla and I have been going on this knit-along binge. It started real nice and simple with me mentioning that I signed up for the Mystic Light shawl KAL and would she be interested in joining. The KAL was going along swimmingly - the clues were clear and concise and the shawl was revealing itself very nicely. We were feeling no pain, having fun and thrilled with our results. Then we saw that there was another shawl KAL just starting up and thought: hey, why not, we could use another hit. So we joined. Then there was another, and another, and... This doesn't even include my Fairy Tale Socks KAL that is about to begin. So now I'm signed up for 5 shawl KALs, 1 sock KAL, and the designer who did the Mystic Light KAL is going to start another KAL soon so I'll probably sign up for that one too. These KALs are taking over my life!

But on the happy side, I've finished my stitch markers and have mailed out all but one set. I'm waiting to hear from Kena (our moderator) to clear up some confusion regarding the last set. Hopefully my partners will get their markers, without breakage, soon.

I've received two sets of markers, thus far. One set with pretty pink beads from GeorgeAnne, and another set with lovely blue beads from Karen L.. I'll post pictures soon (yes, I'm on the wrong computer, again).

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I've got pictures (and a Title)

Well, here goes nothing...

During the Winter 2007 Stitch Marker Exchange, I received five sets of fantastic markers from some amazing people. My photo taking skill is on par to my blogging skill - pathetic - so please forgive the blur. The markers are much nicer in real life.

Kelly sent these beauties

I got these gems from Leah, who also sent some wonderful soap and peppermint lip balm. The soaps smelled soooo nice. Thank you so much Leah!

The Yarn Sniper Leta shot these over to me

These red beauties were sent by Lisa

and Taryn sent these. Love those stone.

Thank you so much everybody! I love my markers. I'm already using Leah's and Taryn's on a top-down sweater that I'm half way finished (but had to put down until I finish the baby sweater, NOW, before the baby outgrows the thing). The other markers have been earmarked for the Fairy Tale Sock KAL that starts later this month. Can't wait.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

I still don't get this "Title" thing

My conscience has been prodding me to actual work on this blog. The Spring Stitch Marker Exchange is about to kick off and our wonderful Moderator suggests that the participants update the team blog or even their personal blog as they receive their markers. I personally love scrolling through the blogs to see the gorgeous markers that the other members made, as well as to see what pretties they might be knitting.

Which leads me back to my need to update my blog. Why is it that an Exchange can get me to do something that otherwise would be ignored like the dust bunnies that have been breeding under my couch? Because I'm worse at posting to the SME team blog page than I'm at updating my own (which I know makes no sense since a blog is a blog no matter who owns it, but this illogic just typifies my life).

So I had this great idea to post pictures of the wonderful stitch markers that I'd received from the Winter SME. It would be great practice for the up-coming Exchange. But then reality sets in because I realize (as I'm typing this) that I'm on the wrong computer. Pretty pictures are stored on hubby's computer, not on mine. If I was on my daughter's computer I probably can get to them through file sharing, but alas...(and what does it say when my young child has a better computer than me? Actually, it says that my husband has free reign to play and update on my daughter's computer but is banned from doing the same on mine. "Honey, they've released new updates" are words to be dreaded if your computer is as old as mine). And so, this great idea will probably cower under the couch with the other ignored residents. I hope it won't be too traumatized, seeing as how those dust bunnies have mutated from being small and fuzzy to something resembling Yetis.

Friday, April 4, 2008

I need a "Title" for this Title Bar?

So this is my test page that I will probably ignore for weeks on end. But I figured I should at least try my hand at Blogging and get a feel for what it involves.