Friday, November 24, 2006


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Just a simple doodle...still trying to learn the Spanish.

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!
There are several swaps on ATC Exchange that I'm considering, too, for next year.

Got an email that my holiday cards are en route for delivery ~ woo!

Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! :)

Monday, November 20, 2006


Still pondering the Thanksgiving menu. Part of me wants to tie on an apron and start making sweet potato pies and ginger cookies and part of me just wants to lay in a supply of frozen pizzas and oreos. We'll see. :)
They are selling Christmas themed tea at the store, I didn't buy any but they looked interesting. I've also found two really good Green Teas - pre-made in bottles - I really should brew my own, since these have sugar added, but they are delicious chilled. We Southeners do love a sweet iced tea.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Now It Feels Likes the Holidays

I just ordered my holiday cards and THEY'RE ADORABLE. I got them from here:Humane Society Holiday Cards. I almost wasn't going to do cards this year, but who can resist the Humane Society???

Oh, and I bought some peppermints.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Deer Dish II

Another vintage item I have with a deer on it. It's a plate or server of some sort. I really love the sweet deer.

Deer Dish I

I don't know what it is about this little dish, but I really like it. It's only 3 and 1/2 inches wide, and just has a sort of vintage charm.

"Lizard on the Inside"

Lizard on the Inside

Closeup of lizard

I did this quick pen sketch for Illo Friday's theme 'clear', but it was too light to show up on my scanner, and barely showed up on the web cam. But I'm posting it anyhow, because I was happy with it, and how often do you get to draw the undersides of a lizard's little sticky toes?

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Key Lime Pie, 50's style

Image from an old postcard, we're guessing from the 1950's. I keep it in the cover of my green recipe notebook. I think it's time to make a pie.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Paper Leaf Doilies

Today's Impulse Purchase. Yeah, I don't know what I'm gonna do with them, either, but if the need ever arises for cute litte green 4 inch high paper leaves I'm covered.
There are some ATC swaps I want to be in, but the idea of actually signing up is stressing me out for some reason. Maybe I will try to make the cards today since I know the themes already, and if I like them, I'll sign up. We'll see how it goes.

Friday, November 03, 2006

"No Smoking, Please"

No Smoking, Please

For Illustration Friday's topic: 'smoke'. Yet another of the quick little sketches I've been doing to help myself learn Spanish, tailored to fit today's topic. In all honesty, I'm not even sure if the sign is supposed to say 'no fumar' or 'no fumas'... I'm not far enough along in the book to conjugate verbs with any confidence... lol...but I think it's right from the quick internet search I did. I basically just like to draw dragons. Usually I don't draw them standing up and carrying suitcases, but I couldn't resist! :D

Enjoy the meal!

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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….

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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

What Time Is It?

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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

How's The Weather?

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For Illustration Friday's theme "Wind".

Sunday, October 29, 2006

October is Good Knittin' Weather


*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)

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

August Post

Just making sure there's a post for August. Why? Um... so the Archive list stays neat?
Still resting on the knitting, but I found a Jean Greenhowe book while cleaning up and ... ooh. Mice in aprons. *glances towards stash*

Saturday, July 29, 2006

On Hiatus

Well, I guess I may as well declare Squirrel's Worlds on hiatus. I'm not doing much knitting right now and my attention is elsewhere. But I'll still be visiting y'all now and then on your blogs.
And since this space should be good for something.... let's make it a hatchery and see who pops up. :)

This egg hatches on 08/20/06! Adopt an egg today! This egg hatches on 08/20/06! Adopt an egg today!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Stitch the Bear

Here's Stitch... he's a very sunny yellow bear, I started him on Monday and finished by Friday. He was made from this fabulous pattern from Magknits ~
Laura Jane Bear
Stitch the Bear
Stitch's Face
Stitch's Ear
Stitch's Foot
Stitch's Tummy

Monday, July 10, 2006


Friday, June 30, 2006



blue yarn

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

Blogiversary of Squirrel's Worlds!

Wow, it's been a year since I started this blog. I'm so glad I decided to try it, it's been so much fun, and it's made crafting even more fun than it already was. Much gratitude to anyone who's come by to visit, and of course those who've left comments and made my day brighter. :)

Friday, June 16, 2006

Ron Bear!

I finished Ron Bear today! Woo! The little sweater turned out good, I think, the body of the sweater is actually the body of the bear, I just knitted little cuffs, hem, and collar and stitched them on after. (sneaky but effective!) I don't know if it shows up in the photo, but he IS red.

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

A Very Long Kiss

Lookit what I found in a Hershey's Kiss. An 18 inch long paper thingy. (is there an official name for that little paper pull tab thingy?) I was quite amused. :D

Thursday, June 08, 2006

“Sunny” and “Letter Meme”

I found another betta pic in my gallery file, this is Sunny:


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

Betta World

Sachi asked in the comments the other day about my fish tanks. Well, I have three 1-gallon tanks for the youngest bettas, and one 2-gallon tank for the oldest and largest betta who's over two years old. I have file-folders between all the tanks so they can't see each other.
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 :)

Fish Tanks

Kind of gives the effect of a longer tank, but much easier for me to manage. I change their water about once a week.

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...)