Thursday, May 31, 2007


I was going through some old photos and came across these. I thought I'd share them. This is my high school and college gang of friends.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

My New Baby

Yes, I have a new baby. Her name is Elmindra Rose - Min for short. Isn't she beautiful? and she even matches the floor!

She is my b-day present to myself. I turn 40 next month and I thought I'd treat myself. I've been saving my tax return until I picked a wheel. It was a tough call. There are lots of beautiful, functional wheels out there, but Min just called my name. I'm learning to spin on her now - she's a bit different from the HitchHiker wheel I currently have rented from The Naked Sheep Knits.

I'm thinking it's getting close to time to "flash my stash". I'll have to think about that. Maybe this weekend!

Dakota has a puppy!!

Well, she's had a puppy for about 2 weeks now - just took me forever to get a pic. Her puppy's name is Scrapper. Isn't she cute???

Ok... she is another stray, but she is a Sheltie puppy and although she seems to tower over Dakota, they are within a pound of each other weight wise. Plus Dakota lets Scrapper know that this is HER house, HER doghouse, and I am HER person. hehe.. Dakota is a little feisty fireball! and very jealous. I can't even pet Scrapper without a "fight" ensuing. Ok.. they don't really fight... they just snap at each other and jump on each other. Dakota is definitely the dominate though.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Secret Pal 10 - WOW!!

Not only my favorite fiber to spin (BFL) but also presents for my Dakota! She's still getting use to the lamb, but she LOVES the treats! BFL is a dream to spin and I've been debating on buying some "natural" color. I'm wanting to spin up some sock yarn and use natural for the heels and toes! now I can!!!!

And don't miss the Chocolate, and notepads, and ribbon - OH MY!!! *HUGS MY SECRET PAL*

Oh.. if you guys want to see some of my spinning:

This is the FIRST (and second) skein of yarn I ever spun on a wheel (a little Hitchhiker I rented from here. The bottom skein is majorly underplyed, but the top one is much better. This is my fiber from Spunky - my first shipment from the club.

I didn't get a pic of my 3rd skein - it's a mystery wool in blue. I gave it to a friend of mine.

My 4th skein turned out very nicely! Here it is:
It's superwash BFL I got from Dyeabolical Yarns. I LOVE the way it turned out!

Well, besides making a presentation at a conference on "The Reference Interview", I haven't been up to much. I'm trying to get a few things off the needles, but as of yet, have not been successful. Well, at least I got around to posted here!!

Friday, May 04, 2007

secret pal 10 challenge

It's May, and time to think about all things SPRING! The Secret Pal challenge is to post our favorite flower and color combo Hmm... I'd have to say that I love bluebells. Unfortunately I don't have any around to take a picture of, so you'll have to use your imagination. Second would be Sweet Peas. They are lovely also! I have a brown thumb, so I prefer to spin/knit those colors rather than trying to grow the flowers *GRIN*

In case you aren't sure what the flowers look like, here are some links I found:

Sweet Peas

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Seems I'm on the fence doesn't it???

You Are 50% Left Brained, 50% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Your Brain is 53% Female, 47% Male

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
You are both sensitive and savvy
Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve