Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My first attempt at knitting lace

It's fun to do but something tells me I need a lot more practice at it.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Murphy's Laws updated

1- The husband has found a job. YEAH!
2- He sprang for a new computer for me so I can sell stuff online (windows 7 is so much nicer than windows 2000). YEAH!
3- The microwave is fixed. YEAH!



Friday, December 9, 2011

I have met Murphy and he has laws.

I think he's taken up residents in my house.

A few weeks ago, on Ravelry, while we were posting things that we were thankful for, I posted that I was thankful for having a roof over my head and a bed under it.
Shortly after that, my husband lost his job and with it, our only source of income.

To try to help ends meet, I decided to open an Etsy shop and sell fiber. I downloaded the USPS shipping helper program but it didn't work. I tried upgrading Firefox in the hopes it would work, and, it killed my 12 year old operating systems ability to access the internet.

And the icing on the cake? We had a tiny, non-programmable microwave. It was the size meant for a coffee cup and it only had an on/off feature. My mother took pity on us and bought the family a huge one for Christmas. I just tried baking a potato with the 'potato' feature and I set the potato on fire and broke the turn table plate for the microwave.

I think I'm going to start charging Murphy rent. Maybe he'll buy me a computer so I don't have to borrow one to to make money. Or a new microwave. I get the feeling he won't be helping DH get a job.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My birthday cakes

I'm not quite sure why she made two cakes, but my daughter was hard at work last night making our dessert for tonight.

Spice cake with cream cheese frosting.

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

The flowers are made from chocolate and caramel candies. I love both cakes. They remind me of the 70's.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

When does your 'workplace' become your 'studio'?

Why do I love drum carders?

Because they take a compressed mass of mess and turn it into something soft and fluffy.

I was working in my workplace/studio..thing all day today and had to stare at this.
I've been hungry for peas, carrots, and red bell peppers all day now. Thank goodness I got out of there before I set the blue up to dry or I would have had to run out and get blueberries too!