Saturday, June 30, 2012

National Arsonists Day

I can hear you going "WHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTT is National Arsonists Day???????????"

Think of how dry the western part of the USA is right now.  Now think about Independence Day aka July 4....many people think this is a good excuse to buy and explode fireworks.  Fireworks....think about the first part of the word FIRE  yes fire and explode comes right before the word as in explode fireworks.  Explode means to spread the fire...with all the dry countryside in the western part of the USA right now exploding fireworks sounds more like arson to me.  Arson as defined by Encarta Dictionary: English (North America) arson means "crime of burning property" .  Unfortunately that will happen over this week when people become arsonists to "celebrate" July 4....Think about the irony there...burning the countryside to celebrate Independence...'nuff said.

I do hope everyone has a safe, fun, fire free week to celebrate the USA's Independence Day.

My heart goes out to all the people who lost homes (and possibly pets) to the fires in Colorado and all over the western part of the USA.

Peace, Cyn

not a pic of the earrings yet....

Sorry but I didn't get the earrings done in time for the wedding..(See previous post) But so goes life.  I also discovered that they missed getting all the security tags off my new dress (frown...sob ...cry) but that is life.  They got 2 of the 3...sheesh and the store security didn't go off either!!  so much for security....

I ended up buying a taupe/sand bolero type sweater to wear with the K-mart dress and it did ok...At least I had something to wear...

So goes life.  I will get the security tag removed on July 13 when I have to go back to OKC (Oklahoma City) for an allergy appointment.  I can't see spending a full tank of gas to get the tag removed since I won't need  the dress for awhile.

I have re designed the earrings twice...and this time added beads and it helps them a lot.  I will be posting a non-beginner pattern...It has only easy to do techniques but I don't want to spend the time writing it all out as a formal pattern at this point.  Look for the pattern later when I get the earrings done!

Peace, Cyn

Friday, June 15, 2012

new earring ideas....

My DH got 2 (awesome fitting) new suits.  No this is not an ad for them...On the way home he said he didn't like the dress I have to wear when we go out together (him in his new suit).  He said it looked like a K-Mart mark down (lol it was when I got it at K-Mart only $6 marked down from the marked down $12) he said lets see what we can find. The dress isn't bad just looks a bit less than it should when he is decked out in a new suit.   Right off you need to know some things...1 I am 62 and I do not fit in a size 14--haven't since middle school/Jr-hi school, I do not wear mini dresses...I prefer dresses that hit mid calf or lower and I do not do necks low enough to look into.  Now you know I struggle to find clothes.  I stopped into a (no it isn't an ad--ask privately if you need to know where) store and found 5 dresses that would fit my criteria--and me.  3 just did not look right on me.  Nothing wrong with them just not for me.  I found a beautiful blue quiet/background floral dress with a blue bolero type sweater. (original price out of my budget, markdown price at the top of my budget but additional markdown that I didn't know about until paying for the dress made it doable!!) Now the problem...LOL yes I still have a problem....I need to make more earrings! and maybe a anklet?? that will be if I have time.  I'm thinking of modifying the sunshine ones below to a more floral look and maybe a bit of a dangle type earring.  Look for the pattern eventually....Wedding of a dear friend (bagpipe player marrying a gal who doesn't want a tartan theme wedding--lol and she is marrying into his least she likes bagpipe music!) is Saturday at 6....I have time to get the earrings done...but must get busy.  Hope to post about them first of the week.

how to leave a I found it!!!

Dear friends, I have discovered how to add a comment to my blog...I mean how YOU can add a comment to just the bottom of each post there is a tiny message (0 comments)   just click on the word comments....It was not enabled as I obviously missed that when I started the blog--my apologies for those trying to post.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

help with adding comments bar

If anyone knows how...the nuts and bolts of adding a comments ability to my blog please let me know.  I thought I had it up but I don't see it...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

For those of you who don't know about this....I know...lots of people already do ...but this petition needs enough signatures to make a million plus to get the attention of is the link:
There are many students looking at school loans that will be the full amount of their take home pay monthly for the first 10 working years--no money left for rent/food/transportation.....  Congress can do something about it but they are dragging their feet with the election coming in November.  Please help.  Thank you

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sunshine Earrings 20120611

 I know....I know... I am a terrible blogger.  If I don't have something done then I don't have anything to write about....I am still working on hat 2...I  put rosettes all around the top edge and it looks more like a cartoon fairy hat than something to wear every day.    Off came the rosettes and back to doing just the leaves.   I digress... back to the awesome pattern above!  

In the meantime an Big thank you to Melanie Cervi a tatting friend who shared the pattern with the online tatting class (see the original pattern here: Yes I made some changes...first the thread I was using tended to snap at very inopportune times...I think I could have made 6 pair in the time it took me to do two.   I quit trying to do the join between the just wasn't happening--I even tried hiding it under a bead...still no go.  Then the last ring/chain combination I made as mirror images (not silly mirrors but not quite exact either).  I am calling these earrings Sunshine Earrings as in real life the yellow that looks a bit tan is a sunshiny bright yellow.  The beads are a sparkly brass tone.  I will be wearing them to a wedding and reception this Saturday.  

Back for a moment to hat 2....the rosettes around the top of the crown made it look a lot like a dancing fairy hat from a cartoon....not bad...just not what I had in mind.  Off came the rosettes and now I am adding more leaves so it will be wide enough to fit my head.  Then down the sides....never fear the rosettes will migrate to the sides more of a hat band kind of thing just above the brim...yes the brim will be shade!

Peace and Happy tatting to all, Cyn