32 is more than 23

By about two hours.  var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview(); Remember back when CMelvin intrigued me with the Mmario Mystery Shawl?  I dyed some lovely green merino lace and stash dived for some nice green beads that would go with the suggested…

Interrupted knitting

I’m trying to catch up on some lace knitting this morning because…well life got wonky for a few days (that story later).  var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview(); Chris just interrupted my deep concentration on the Mmario Mystery Shawl (photos to come…

Lovin' the tote!

The felted journal tote rocks!  Here it is after sewing on the wooden button with swirls that I bought at SWAK.  Next step is adding the strap, which won’t happen until I make it back to civilization.  var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker =…

Steaming

Today Chris bought me a new tea kettle because my old one’s valve was stuck and it no longer whistled.   The new one is pretty and shiny.  But it has problems releasing the pressure within.  Instead of a nice fine whistle, it sounds like a slow ….. fart. The tea kettle is going back…

A Birthday Read or Re-Read

Today is the birthday of one of my very favorite authors – Margaret Atwood.  var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”));var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview(); Ms. Atwood writes on issues of importance: the rights of women, patriarchal religion’s influence on women, the politics of food, and environmental…

Happy Birthday Mom!

Eighty-one years ago a wonderful thing occurred.  Melba Louise was born to Ida (Conn) and Floyd Hillary Gibson. Here’s a look at some of the great photos of my mother, Melba Louise (Gibson) Bell. This is one of my favorite photos of Mom, taken I believe when she was in High School in Sand Springs,…

Traveling Shawl Update!!

And the big knitting news — A winner for The Traveling Shawl has been chosen!!!  Sherry of Northern Minnesota was chosen at random to receive the completed Traveling Shawl.   If you’re a new reader to this blog – The Traveling Shawl is a lace shawl project that has traveled across the US being worked…

A Hoopin' Good Evening!

Last night we took a few hours off from prepping for the next few lavender events and drove into Tulsa for dinner with my daughter Hillarey and her partner Lance.  Actually one of the bands Lance plays in was the evening’s feature entertainment at one of our favorite eateries, Elote in downtown Tulsa.  Lance is…

Spreadin' the News

There’s a lovely fiber contest over on the Fiber Farm blog. Fiber, buttons, pins, project bag…. How fun is that? To top it off they’re starting someone off with a herd of angora goats!! Check it out! I’m hoping my friend Lisa at Living Kitchen wins the goats!!! var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ?…

It's World Hoop Day!!

Mother – Daughter hoop shots! var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”)); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview();