Saturday, February 28, 2009

Catching Up

Howdy All! Sorry that posts have been thin on the ground. I have had some motivation issues and didn't want to (leave the house) whine about it. Right now I am back in the world and sending out resumes. Woot! I also made it to another soap show this weekend (3 for 3 weekends) and am desperate to get into the one next weekend.

But sometimes I do get out. A smattering of pictures:

Snowdrops that I thought were toast

Picture of lace from the Winter Lace Conference.
Progress being made on That Scottish Stole. This is the knitted-on border.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Snap on Saturday

I found this unlikely sight in the garden last week. I didn't even know I was expecting!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

High Octane

"What Valentine's Candy?"

It has been one heck of a week. When I come out from under my rock, I come OUT. I joined an online social networking site this week and have found some long lost friends. Suddenly I crave updates about everyone ("no phone calls, please"). I want to put my best face forward on the site (much like I try to do on the blog)(no, really) and focus on the happy positive things, but as I read about friends who have grown up, created careers, marriages, kids and everything else I am left feeling inadequate and sad-sad-sad. I feel left out and left behind. Can I grieve for the loss of the images I had of these friends as they were in high school? college? Are they putting their best face forward too?

I have been at the Winter Lace Conference this weekend and am having a good time. A spot opened up in the class I would have wanted to attend and I found myself winding bobbins until 1am last night. The project is well underway and going swimmingly. It is nice to visit with friends, but I was really ready for some quite time at the end of the day. The commute is a killer but worth it to relax with the furry family and bring the rabbit inside (it has been freezing the last few nights). I will take pictures of my lacy progress tomorrow when I have something to show!
I thought I had more, exciting news, but I was apparently deluding myself. Hope you all have a great V-Day / Black Saturday and stay warm and dry.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Soapy Valentine's Day!

The frost and snow from this past weekend nonwithstanding, it is time to announce our seasonal Valentine's Day soap! We have our cute little soapy "conversation hearts" ready in plenty of time for the big day. This year our two scents are Almond (white) and Vanilla-Cinnamon (pink). You can mix and match colors and sayings. The five messages are:
  • Love
  • Kiss Me
  • Hugs
  • I'm Yours
  • Be Mine

How cute is that? We have made them in our fabulous goat's milk soap, so they make for a soft, creamy, dreamy time in the bath or shower. They are a generous 2 oz each and are $2.50 each (2 for $5)(plus tax) and I can deliver or ship to you.

For more information or to order, please drop me an email at or leave a comment on this post. Thank You! And whatever your V-day plans, I hope you have a fun and loving day. You can find me at the Winter Lace Conference in Costa Mesa, enjoying some bobbin lace and offering an excellent selection of soap, lotion and body wash.