Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pink Snow

Well, after much snow that didn't stick and melted almost immediately, we did get enough of the white stuff to justify me staying in all day Sunday and working on my afghan.  When we went out Monday morning to hit the gym (notice the sweatband) the trees were heavy with snow, and the sunrise was making it's presence known...

The camera sometimes just cannot capture the real beauty of nature, but I kept trying.  Here is another shot of the sunrise coloring the snow pink...

The temperature increased rapidly and by the time we came back from the gym, the snow was almost completely melted in these trees.  It was a heavy snow that knocked out our cable for almost 24 hours.  Twenty four hours with out telephone and cablevision, gave me plenty of time to work on the afghan I have been crocheting for the past three weeks.  I finally put the finishing touches on it today and....

I am really pleased with the results.  I used a cherished heirloom afghan that Peri, my sister, made me way back when, as a pattern.  I was looking for a way to use up some of the yarns left over from the famous owl hats and what originally was going to be a stripped scarf quickly morphed into a small afghan or lap rug.  It measures about 42"x 36" plus fringe.  It is a simple double crochet with a chain between each stitch.  I did vary the pattern in several rows by doing a single crochet.  The yarn that makes the plaid was done by weaving a double strand of yarn in the traditional over/under method using the double crochet foundation as the base.  Simple.  I did wonder why hubby ask me point blank "are you going to finish that today?".  I thought, at first, that he was feeling neglected, but soon realized that was not the case.  When I finished it and held it up to show him how nice it was, he immediately said "please drape it over my shoulders".  So now it's Tim's afghan. Who knew?  I had no idea that he was literally waiting for me to finish this project because he wanted it for himself.  How sweet is that?

I am also working on a embroidery/applique piece that will most likely be a wall hanging, but it is evolving so quickly that who knows what might happen?  Sissy also sent me a box of mysteries, so I'm filling my days with crafts and reading and going to the gym.  Hubby is working in his recording studio learning a new digital mixing program, so we are warm and happy and staying out of trouble.  What more could you ask for at this stage of the game.

That's it for now. Stay happy and don't forget to be creative. Ciao.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Danger, Will Robinson....Danger...

I can't help but feel jittery when I hear the Emergency Alert System break into my television program.  I'm still breathing rapidly.  The Alert System just scared/alerted us to the fact that a snow storm is definite in our area starting around midnight, starting as rain (scarrrrry rain) and changing over to wet snow possibly causing significant (?) accumulation in some areas, tapering off Monday morning.

The local weather gals and guys have been getting us ready for snow since Wednesday.  Everyone should have had ample time to get in extra supplies.

We keep enough water and food in the house to keep us safe for several days (probably ten), we have candles and plenty of blankets if we lose power.  With all this being said, why do I still feel scared?  I think it must be the sound of that dang alert system taking over my television. That is unnerving.

Well, that's it for me for now. Off to make sure the hubby puts the car in the garage. I'll keep you posted. Stay safe and warm and don't go out if you don't need to.

Friday, February 10, 2012

It doesn't happen often...

But every now and then, a movie comes along that you are invested in. Totally committed to. That movie just may be The Artist.  If you are a lover of Silent Movies, I mean the "real deal" silent movies, from way back when...then you will be in awe. Hopefully you will be able to avoid spoilers until you see the film, but if not, it really wont matter.  It's that good.

I, for one, love a movie that I connect with emotionally and since I couldn't stop the tears (the good kind) from flowing even after the credits were done...I'd say it fits the bill.

If  you aren't a movie goer but still love this genre, (i.e. silent and awesome) bide your time and I'm sure it will be out on DVD soon.  This will translate beautifully to the small screen. I certainly plan on adding it to my library of movies.

Well, that's it for me for today.  Hopefully, I'll be back soon with some of the nifty projects that I'm working on.  Until then, enjoy the movie review.

Love ya!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Picture, finally

Here I am trying to take a photo in the mirror.

Here is the close up....

I made these earrings of silver polymer (Premo) clay, conditioned and rolled on a 4 or 5 on the pasta machine.  Applied silver leaf (the kind in sheets that goes everywhere) and added some Pearl EX powders.  Looks just like metal, but oh, so light weight.

That's it for today, gots to go get my teefers cleaned. See ya later!