Wednesday, July 30, 2008

summer art making

knitting in the HEAT

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Yes, I'm still around.
It's summer and I'm lazy and there isn't much knitting or art going on.

I have a plan to move the machine to the second floor, my studio has just been too hot.

I'm trying to get my first pair of toe up socks going. 2 at once. but with the weather I haven't been able to wrap my mind around it.

Smudge/Billie/Daisy update:

She doing well and my Mom loves her. It's a good focus for her attention. yea!!

all for now friends.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

I didn't think that I would fall in, but I have.
Dr. Horrible's sing-a-long blog
this link no longer works
Thanks Joanna

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What happened to the knitting?

I'm busy, with life, it's boring to write about. There is a little bit of knitting going on. I'm working on the moustache.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Stupid Ugly Irma

This on Fabulon made me laugh today.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Sunday, July 06, 2008

More on the dog

So we went to my Mom's and sister's for the 4th and we brought smudge/billie/evie. My sister had told my Mom that we were bringing her so she was waiting outside when we arrived.

At first she wasn't so sure, The dog wanted to run around, check stuff out, and it was new so she was focused on the familiar (i.e. Chet), but by the time we were leaving little evie was in her lap getting all of the attention.

I haven't talked about the whole story on the blog, so I thought I should fill everyone in. -----

My mom has memory loss and depression associated with aging. It's been going on for about 2+ years I think. It's part of the reason we moved to Philadelphia, to be closer and to help out my sister. When we first moved here we brought Chet to the house for a visit, and my Mom fell in love, she could remember his name, she'd walk in the neighborhood with him, it was a very good thing, and my sister kept hinting that maybe we should give them Chet....but there is a problem with that, Chet is getting better but he is still a nippy dog. He has bitten a few people, with out warning, other people he just loves, so we thought (my sister, Fran, and I) that it would be a good thing to find a very loving dog to help my mom , something to get her involved and active. It's been about 6 months, and we finally found this dog. the rescue we got her from was interested in our story and also believes this might help.

So far so good. Just over the past 2 nights my Mom hasn't gotten out of bed at 3 am and dressed and wandered, she's been staying in bed until the dog wakes up. You guys, really, this is major.

So it looks like it'll be working out. We will be keeping an eye on things and we love "Evie" too so if something we don't foresee occurs we'll happily add her to the Philly family (she been good for Chet , his dominance is in check with a female around). So it's a good thing.... except for

my brother,
I just realized I'm not quite ready to talk about that yet.
I'll say this.... He has been ignoring the situation with my mom and suddenly he and his wife have realized how bad it is. And they think that everyone else has just had the revelation too, but we've been involved all along , Look we moved here. But now he thinks, and his wife thinks, they should be in charge. grrr.

yep, too angry to talk about it.

Friday, July 04, 2008

The New Dog

BillieBillie's going to my Mom's today, I think it should help a bit with the depression. Mom's been talking about getting a dog for months.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Sometimes I'm afraid that I'm going to drop a knitting needle on the chair and later sit on it. YOW. It happened to a friend of mine once, her husband sat on a #1 needle. They took him to the emergency room. That's one reason I mostly use circs.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I am the hunter

It had to happen.

This morning I decided that I just had to go after them. I was merciless.

The millions of dust bunnies roaming wild in the studio are no more.