Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I signed up for that ATC swap on Craftster (on the theme of Crafts/Craftster) ~ here's the card I sent my partner, which she's received. It's a pic of some of my mosaic supplies. I got this little chicken in a batch of ebay tiles.... he's like my mascot now. :D
Also signed up for an alphabet swap for the letters M, N, and O, which I will be mailing out on Friday.
Craftster has a brand new ATC board! Hurray!
Got an email that my holiday cards are en route for delivery ~ woo!
Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! :)
Monday, November 20, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Yet more ‘learning Spanish’ sketches. How cute is it that the Spanish word for fox is zorro! Of course, it makes perfect sense when you think about it….
I always associate foxes with grapes, but in my version of the fable the fox always gets the grapes. ;) And the four seasons….
This week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Topic”. And I actually have an idea for that, as soon as I double-check a translation…. EDIT: just got a second email notification that the topic is actually 'smoke'. Hmm... I don't want to do that one ... unless ... dragon???
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Here’s another one of several sketches I’ve been making to help me with the Spanish. This is quite an enjoyable way to learn vocabulary, I highly recommend it. :)
"Muchas gracias" to Alexiev, who left me a comment for my Illustration Friday picture in Spanish! That was very exciting.
Leah… I left you a comment about your Clapotis on that October post. I did get to see it on your blog but couldn’t leave a comment for some reason… I will try again. You’re making me want to start another Clapotis. Well, maybe you’re just making me want to buy pretty variegated yarn… heh.
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006
*dusts off blog*
There was a dip of cold weather the other day and I grabbed my white Clapotis out of the closet before going outside. I was thinking how cool the pattern was. No matter how many hours you've spent staring at a Clapotis, it's always cool. I may be knitting again soon.
My recent obsession has been Spanish. Como esta? I went to the bookstore yesterday and bought a book, plus a dictionary. The dictionary was only $2.50 - which was an unexpected bargain! Que cosa! I took a year of Spanish in high school, still remember some of it, but that was a long time ago. The last couple of weeks I've been watching this little 'learn Spanish' educational program on TV, it's kind of like a soap opera where everyone speaks slowly and in short phrases... lol.... I'm really enjoying it. (and not just for the Spanish ... will Rachel return to Arturo? Will she solve the mystery of Fernando's relatives? l ol)
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Friday, June 30, 2006
OK ~ my picture for Project Spectrum this month! Blue things! My copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the 4 skeins of Lana Grossa's "India" that I bought a while ago on ebay. I bought the yarn specifically to match that book cover, in fact, because I plan to make a shawl with it to wear to the movie in 2007. :)
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
And Leah ~ you rock! How did you ever find out the paper pull tab on a Hershey's kiss is called a PLUME!? You must have serious search skills. ;)
Friday, June 09, 2006
Thursday, June 08, 2006
And here is the Letter Meme! I was assigned the letter F by Sachi, and here is a list of the ten things I could think of that started with it that were relevant to my life. (if anybody wants to be assigned a letter, leave me a comment!)
Fish: Since I’ve been thinking about them a lot recently. Bettas all the way, baby! If I had the wherewithal for a big filtered aquarium, I would also love to have goldfish and catfish. Sachi mentioned albino corydoras in her comment yesterday, I had a pair of those in a ten gallon aquarium when I was a kid and I loved those little guys so much! They were so much fun to watch. I’m also always enthralled by the big tank of little feeder goldfish every time I go in the pet store, but I know they need filtered water, so I have to just admire them at the store. But they are so mesmerizing. (now I want an aquarium)
French Vanilla: Favorite flavor of coffee. Preferably with a Milano to dip in it. :)
Flowers: Gardening is very important to me.
Frogs: I like frogs and toads…. they’re on my calendar this year.
Fairy Tales: Beauty and the Beast is my favorite one in literature, The Little Mermaid is my favorite Disney version because of the artwork.
Fantasy: my favorite genre of fiction.
Forest: favored environment.
Felines: I’ve had four furry felines in my life, all fabulous friends.
Sox ~ My first cat, he was a black and white tuxedo cat, very big and strong.
Plum ~ Our Siamese, she was a tiny little cat with a great big personality!
Middy ~ A motherly black and white cat who got on great with the dogs and mice.
Lily ~ our sweet orange tabby cat, big kitty with a tiny voice, nicknamed “Squeaky”.
Flamingos: I just like ‘em. (I don’t have any plastic ones in the yard, though!)
Florida: Where I live.
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Their names are
Fisher ~ turquoise (you can see him in the big tank in the first pic)
Sunny ~ yellow
Mango ~ orange (second pic)
Oberon ~ red ... the new boy on the block :)
I get all their water from a PUR filter on my tap, which seems to be working really well for us, plus the usual additives (AmQuell and Stress Coat) and we use Hikari Betta BioGold for food.
I'm glad I live near a really good fish-oriented pet store, all the bettas I've bought from there have been really healthy.
(Oh, and Sachi sounds like she's much more versed in the fish hobby world than me, but if anybody else wanders by who wants to know about bettas, there's a link in my sidebar under "Animals" to Betta Talk, which is a great site. )
So Sachi... what kind of fish do you keep?
Monday, June 05, 2006
Still here, still knitting... Meanwhile, a picture of Oberon. Isn't he grand? I've had him about three months now.
I see my one year Blog-iversay will be on the 20th of this month. I will have to make some cupcakes or something and post a picture of them, heh. (I'm thinking strawberry...)