Archive for June, 2011


January 20 – February 18

Get your favorite music out of the closet today, Aquarius. Have a dance party in your living room and liven things up with some freshly cut flowers on your table. This is a great day to direct your energies outward into the world. Go on a radical adventure that you didn’t think was possible. Plow headfirst into new projects and let your good luck carry you through. Don’t worry about the details.


I was just reading about this on the discovery web-site,

“This may sound like late notice, but astronomers have just spotted a rather chunky asteroid heading our way, set to narrowly miss us on Monday.

In fact, it will be such a narrow miss that astronomers in the Southern Hemisphere should be able to spot the flyby with fairly modest telescopes.”

Whoa, that sounds a little scary… What with all the satellite tracking thingy-s out there in outer space they’re just now spotting it…? REALLY!  You can read more here "DOOMSDAY"


The Results are in…”Lash-Food” does it really work?”

DSCN4811 I won this on "Beauty Undercover" several months ago.  I’ve been using it as the directions instructed and I am here to say I did see a difference in my lashes.  They were thicker and longer and it also seem that my mascara went on much smoother…it was not clumpy.  I’ve been using the same mascara for over 12 months, I have to give a good word to Mally Roncal, I first was her on QVC and she was showcasing her eyeliners and mascaras. I bought the volumizing mascara and its simply wonderful! So that being said ever since I began using the Lash Food my Mally mascara really is the beautifying finishing touch that my lashes deserve.


Basket Making


I had my basket making class last Sunday, it was so fun.  Everyone made a lovely basket.

DSCN4992I have been using my basket daily, I carry my lunch and 3 bottles of water in it and then when I leave work and stop by the grocery store I use my basket to carry my purchases back home in.

DSCN5007This basket pattern was for an intermediate weaver, but Pam King, the instructor, is so good and so helpful that we ,”all beginners” got through the entire process and are all eager to tackle another basketry project!

DSCN4996Its been several years since I’d taken a class under Pam’s instruction, I can’t remember what life event occurred that got me waylaid fro weaving…but that’s in the past.  I have bought my supplies on line at V.I. Reed & Cane they have wonderful beginner kits and the quality is great.


My other favorite on-line basketry supply site is JB-Designs they’ve got the cutest “free” basketry patterns.


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I took a bit of a vacation from my blog.  I suddenly had more on my “Plate of Life” then I was accustomed to and the blog had to take a back seat for a few weeks.



January 20 – February 18

Today may start out frustrating, Aquarius. Be prepared! Some equipment might go on the blink and it could take a while to get it fixed. A temporary separation from your partner could also be disappointing. You may have a lot of physical energy for which you have little immediate outlet. Take a long walk. This would not only provide an energy outlet but also clear your head.

Well this is an interesting horoscope…as long as the “equipment failure”  isn’t the air-conditioner.  A temporary separation form my husband really isn’t such a bad thing either…  =) 

have a GREAT day!!


Basket Weaving Class

This Sunday I am having a basket weaving class at my home. Pam King is the instructor and I have taken several basket weaving classes with her. 

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this is the first basket I made. 


this is the second basket I made.

On Sunday we will be making this basket, we will have other colors to choose from when working the colored weaver and the handles of the basket.

basket tote I am so excited!  I love baskets…but I really love making them!! The cost is  $45 and includes all the supplies.  I will be providing drinks and snacks, non alcoholic drinks…=)


Knit-Picks Neck Shawl


My shawl is knit with knit Picks "Shadow" lace yarn  the cost per skein is only $2.99.  Its 100% merino wool and it very nice against the skin. 

DSC_0046My head mannequin got the honors of displaying the shawl and my coveted “Pony-Tail Hat”.   You can see here that a portion of the shawls edge is in a different color…. well, this is what happened…I knit this shawl without a pattern and I had 2 skeins of the Knit Picks Shadow lace yarn in my possession So I had an idea of what I wanted to accomplish regarding the size and complexity of the lace pattern…when I got to the point where I began to work the saw-tooth edge I then discovered that I was not going to have enough yarn…I needed about 3 yds. of yarn, So I searched my stash of yarn and I did find more of the Shadow yarn but it was in a slightly different color way…


In the photos the color change is more evident but in “real-life” its much more muted…

The shawl was knit in the round and is designed to be folded in half and worn around the neck and secured with a shawl pin.

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