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My new obsession…

I know I have been pretty quiet lately. Life has me incredibly busy. I can’t ever sit still and I always need to be making things. It’s been so hard to focus….I fee like I have crafty ADD.

I just started weaving. Yes, just what I need….ANOTHER hobby. I really love it though. It is super relaxing and a pretty great stash burner. Of course, now I want to bring ALL THE TOOLS into my place. I recently bought myself a small tapestry loom from Board and Bread. It’s gorgeous and great to work on. I bought myself a larger loom from Loom and Spindle on etsy, which is also a great starter loom. I ended up staining it a bright teal color.

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My new Board and Bread loom.

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Weaving with my daughter.

I had some embroidery hoops left over and, on the weekends, I’ve been helping her warp them so she can weave too.

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Passing it on…

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A larger wall hanging for my Mom.

So you can see, I just can’t get enough. I’ve already warped the looms back up and am ready to jump into some more weaving…well, as soon as the heatwave ends…

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Felt Club!!

Sunday, November 16th, 2008 | blah blah blah, crafts, fiber | No Comments

Once again it has been a busy week. No more work at the old job…I am officially done. My last day was Thursday. Of course, everyone was asking why I didn’t actually take some “real” time off in-between jobs, but I guess that wouldn’t be something I would do.

The Mystery Beret

The Mystery Beret

I really over-scheduled myself this weekend. I spent most of the weekend volunteering at the annual SCMOTC Workshop. In my down time at the workshop (like general session and lunch) I worked on my Interlocking Leaves Socks. Luckily, early Friday morning I finished the Wooly Wormhead Mystery Beret. While I was not happy with the yarn, I really like this hat. I think I may make another in a different color. I have a ton of spinning to get done too, so maybe it would look good in some handspun! It is a super quick knit too!

 

 

My friends knitting in line

My friends knitting in line

Then there was Sunday and FELT CLUB! I was so excited I was acting like a geeky little kid. I made sure that we left early ’cause I don’t play when it comes to getting in line for free goodies! We got a little lost on the way there, but met some friends in line.

I would say there were about 40 people in line in front of us and looking back the line wrapped around the building. We got there about an hour before the doors were due to open and spent our time in line knitting (of course)! The air was pretty gnarly though. The wind seemed to shift and we were getting annoyed by the ash falling on us from above. All the fires happening around Los Angeles were making the air exceptionally gross.
Once the doors opened at 11 a.m., it didn’t take long for us to get in and get down to business. Bathroom, ATM…then we hit the floor.
Now, I had been to two other Felt Club events in the past. Last year I went to the holiday event and I had been to a summer event. I have to say, the Shrine, although packed in some of the aisles, was a pretty good venue. It seemed like there were more vendors this year than last.
Shrine Auditorium

Shrine Auditorium

By lunchtime the place was packed to the gills. I was on a mission though! I was originally planning to go through the whole place first, then go back and buy the things I knew I really wanted. I had a budget, and I knew I had to pick up a couple of Christmas gifts because ::GASP:: I hadn’t started Christmas shopping yet. I got about halfway through and started to do some real shopping.
Me and Leslie Hall!

Me and Leslie Hall!

So I started my shopping and also made it to the end of one of the aisles where I got to meet Leslie Hall! She is so much fun!! I only stopped and talked to her very briefly and had our picture taken. I also saw DJ Lance Rock, but I didn’t get a chance to get my picture taken with him. My kids will be so jealous, I got to meet their Yo Gabba Gabba celebs!
My loot!

My loot!

I ended up leaving with a fair amount of loot. I did end up getting a couple of Christmas gifts, which I didn’t include in the photo. I purchased a pink shoulder bag from Rebe and some pink and brown fiber (80 Merino and 20 Tussah) from bee mice elf. I apparently had some sort of “pink” thing  happening today. I also got some stickers from Sappy Moose Tree and a cute bird necklace from Figs & Ginger. I also bought a few other things, but I can’t talk about them without letting someone know what they might be getting for Christmas! I stopped by a few other of my favorite eye candy type places that I had remembered from last year, including tsai-fi, where I purchased my jellyfish necklace last year (and that I wear all the time). She has some really cute stuff! I also got a bag full of free goodies that I haven’t even gotten the chance to look through yet!
Sadly, I won’t be able to go through all my freebies until tomorrow. It is getting late and I need to get my stuff together. I have a lot of paperwork to take to my first day of work at the new job!!

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Emergency Phone Calls…

Friday, September 12th, 2008 | blah blah blah | 2 Comments

I work in an office.

I work in a place in said office where I cannot have a ringer on. But I am a mom of toddlers, who look like someone took a cheese grater to their knees and elbows most days when I pick them up after work, so I keep my phone on my desk where I can see it. Should the kids’ school call, or my husband, I will know and call back from my office line.

This morning I was dealing with some clients and glanced over at my phone. 1 missed call. It was my mom.

So I stopped for a moment, and then my brain exploded. Is everyone ok, did someone die? Normally those are the first thoughts that go through my head when my mom calls me at any point during my workday. Before I got a chance to react, the office phone rang. It was her.

I ask if everything is ok, and what comes out of her mouth?

“I am at a wool mill in Frankenmuth and they have …” She starts rattling off descriptions of colors. Seriously, my folks…who are in Frankenmuth, MI to hang out for the day to celebrate their wedding anniversary, are at a wool mill shopping for roving for me.

My folks are the coolest. And hopefully this means I will have some fun stuff to take pictures of for this new fangled blog.

But seriously, she almost gave a me a heart attack.

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