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...)