Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
People sharing their talents and skills with others.....
People having a REALLY good time with fiber!
And practicing new skills...
This year was the sixth annual FFI. This is my fifth year, and I am already looking forward to next year! (as is the case every year after the event ends...) This year it was right here in my area, Sarasota Florida. In past years it has been in St Augustine, Orlando, and Cocoa Beach.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I am working with my Tuesday B.A.M. ladies to make scarves and hats for our Appalachian project for kids, in conjunction with a Fort Lauderdale group (did you see the 20/20 show?). Anyhow, my personal goal is for three scarves and three hats by September (in between Christmas knitting and finishing a few personal projects). This is my first finished scarf. I finished it yesterday and sewed in my ends at our Tuesday night meeting. I got Helen to model it for me so I could take a picture.
So, ONE DOWN - TWO TO GO! Will update as I finish more. :)
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Vacation Bible School is happening at my church this coming week! Are we ready? I sure hope so! I am in charge, and from what I can tell, we have it all together. Here's hoping!
I have been crazy busy trying to get it all together, and woefully neglecting my blog. So I thought I would add a picture that I love. It's a plaque on my bedroom wall. And yes, there is a story....
My DH has an obsession with flamingos. For years he has threatened to fill the front yard with those tacky plastic flamingos as soon as we moved to Florida. Soon after we moved here, he waited until I was out of town, and bought a small (1ft) resin one (on the phone he just said "Yep, bought a plastic flamingo for the front yard, you'll like it") that sat by the door for awhile - until it succumbed to the heat. DD bought him a singing and dancing one that was 2 ft high at Spencer's for Christmas in '07, but it gave up the ghost too (plastic doesn't last as long as it used too!). This one we picked up at Sea World in Orlando, (or was it Busch Garden's in Tampa? anyhow...) it is suppose to be the three of us! We have very interesting family portraits!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
DD Modeled for me, with some groceries from the cupboard. Lighting not so good, but you can still see the bag.
Monday, July 6, 2009
But, I decided this year that I am getting too old for this. (Or sick of the hassle, or...whatever) Drive downtown, find a place to park, set up lawn chairs, sit in the parking lot, spray down for bugs, sweat for a few hours to OOOOH and AAHHHHH for 1/2 hour, then get back in the car and fight with 400 others to get out and on the road to get home.
Maybe I will feel different when we have grandchildren someday, but next year... I say we stay at the in-laws, have a barbecue, play in the pool, and listen to the firecrackers the neighbors set off!
Monday, June 29, 2009
One of the other ladies, Rita, made this thoughtful gift for Nellie. She let her unwrap it, and examine it for awhile before offering up this info on it:
It is of the softest fake fur. Rita made a robe out of it for her son, 35 years ago! (So it is well aged.) And no, it isn't a strange looking hat like was Nellie's first guess. It is a mitt for her ICE SCRAPER. "Because, honey - you are gonna need one of those up there!" You just slip your ice scraper handle through that hole, and your hand will stay dry and warm this winter! Modeled after ones she has seen in catalogs. ;)
To which Nellie informed us all, she has already requested NO SNOW in Connecticut this winter! Let's see how well that works! ;)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
I have been talking with DH about re-doing the counters in our pop up camper in a similar manner, only minus the pictures. But I think I like the black and white pictures and the newspaper clippings they put in this too.
It's a plywood base with sand spread over it all. Small shells, flat shells (like sand dollars and star fish) and some cut conch shells. All scattered between black and white photo's and newspaper clippings. Then Lacquer is poured on about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick. Those are napkins to the left, sort of a 3D effect.
Don't you just love it?!?!
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I am sad that they couldn't find a way for it to continue, as the same 360 we have grown to love. But . . . . such is life.
I hope my 360* friends will stay connected to me at my other addy:
I spent the last month transfering all my old posts over there, and I am now on to new things. For those of you who don't connect with me over there, I will miss hearing from you.
360* has been a big part of my life the past 4 years ( being my first blog), and so have all of you. I've enjoyed "getting to know" all of you.
Been working on a couple of things, this afghan for my niece for one. A shawl for myself is another, will try to get a pic of that up soon.
The afghan is close to being finished (this is an older picture), just a couple more stripes to finish and then have to crochet and attach the stars.
It's going to be awesome, if I do say so myself.
Update on Study Group
One of the ladies blended and spun up all her dyed roving to make her color wheel, including the shading and toning with the white and black blended in.
I think this is so cool! What a clever idea! She said she used EZ's Pi Are Squared pattern.
My part of a study group on color
Some of the members from my Spinning Guild decided to pursue a Master Spinning Certificate. The number of participants grew, and it changed to just completing the requirements but not pursuing the certificate. (Don't ask me why, I'm still confused on that point)
Anyhow, we purchased three pounds of roving apiece, and proceeded to start dying- leaving one pound plain. Each person taking on one of three primary colors (mine was red). Then the idea is to split the colors between the 7 members, so each of us can blend with cards to get our own color wheel. (seventh member dyes black for tones - to be blended later)
This is a picture from my dye day with my friend Laura, we decided to dye together - more fun that way. Have pics of the dividing day too, but only know how to add one at a time on 360. Will do a blog and add a few pics on blogger later.