Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow and more snow

Wow - I woke up to snow this morning.  We got about double what was expected - close to 20".  We are running out of places to put it and more is on the way.  Somewhere behind the snow is the house.

It's also quite pretty when it's undisturbed.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blogging as a dog

I feel that I do a much better job blogging as a dog than I do blogging as me!  Belle's blog is much more entertaining than mine and I enjoy writing it more.  I guess I am channeling my inner dog.  Woof!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Pictures on the wall

My pictures are starting to tell me where they want to be hung in my room. 

I have my cross stitched towns - mostly Charles Wysocki scenes..

my homey cross stitches
and my piggy pictures - featuring Olivia - which I can't seem to get to go the right way so you'll just have to turn sideways to see them...

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Yarn show

Today I went to the Vogue Knitting Live show at the Hilton.  I've never been to a knitting show before.  I only went to the vendors in the marketplace because all the classes were sold out.  I hadn't expected to even be here for the show but since we haven't gotten to Florida yet....this was some consolation.

There were a lot of hand dyed yarns and many unique fibers.  I got alpaca, yak and quivit (musk ox) yarns as well as a nice cotton silk blend.
So, from left to right they are alpaca, qiviut/silk blend, merino silk blend (loved the purple) yak and the cotton silk blend.  When I was buying the cotton silk blend the woman on line behind me asked what I'd be making from it.  I said "I don't know" and she chuckled.  We all buy yarns we love and have no idea what we're going to use them for and our stashes grow and grow.  At least Lion Brand Yarn gave out this giant freebie bag to put some of my growing stash in.

The bag is at least two feet tall.  Even Mark was impressed.

Monday, January 3, 2011

My room, etc.

My room is finally starting to look like something.  Too bad I never took any before pictures.

My desk and my chair.

The organized closet done with lots of help from the Container Store.
And finally, my new wastepaper basket - crafted with help from Mod Podge.