Friday, April 24, 2015

Something Unexpected

A few weeks ago my awesome friend Sarah from spinning introduced me to something new - Jamberry nail wraps.  I stopped getting my nails done at the salon simply because I didn't have the time and didn't feel like spending the money.  I kept seeing Sarah with these cool wraps on her nails. When I was visiting with her she told me to try them.  I didn't think I would like them.  I had visions of them getting caught on my yarn and lifting up.  I was SO wrong.  They stayed on perfectly.  No snags, they lasted for weeks (the only reason I took them off was to try the new ones I ordered) and they kept my nails from breaking.  And they are a lot cheaper than a manicure - around $4 each time (you can get 2 manicures and 2 pedicures from one sheet).  It takes me about 30 mins. to apply them.  Not bad at all.

I was hooked.  I had an online party (my kind of party - I could stay home and knit and chat on Facebook with my friends).  We played games, the consultant sent people samples, we shared ideas. We had a really good time.  

So I figured I would join them.  I became a consultant. Now those of you who know me - I am NOT a salesperson.  It's not my personality.  But these pretty much sell themselves.  And I love the idea of meeting so many new people. It has been so much fun so far.  And hey, there's nothing wrong with a little more money to spend on yarn, huh?

Speaking of yarn and spending - tomorrow is CT Sheep and Wool! I have my list and I'm ready to go. If you are going let me know - I would love to meet up with some more friends. And if you want a Jamberry sample let me know - I would be happy to send one to you to try.  You can check out my website too.

Have a great weekend everybody!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Promise of Spring

So close yet so far.  The weather was beautiful this past weekend and I finally got some time to take pictures around the yard.  I keep seeing pictures of everyone's crocus' and daffodils.  We still have lots of green.  Even my friend who lives in the same town has blooming daffodils!  The difference is that we are so close to the water that it's just colder near us.  The water is still around 40 degrees and for as much as the bay was frozen this winter, I don't think it will be warming up too fast. And that's OK.

Because in July when everyone is hot and sweaty, we will have a nice cool breeze blowing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yarn Along

My yarn is complete.  280 yards of polwarth from Blue Moon Fiber Arts.  I started out with 8 oz. of fiber and navajo plied it.  And..... I am short 80 yards for the project I wanted to use it for.  I was sure 8 oz. would have been enough to make over 300 yards of a bulky yarn.  

Oh well.  It's a good thing CT Sheep and Wool is this weekend.  

No reading for me this week - I have a cold and have had a head ache every day.  After staring at a computer all day the last thing to help my head is to read some more.

So what are you doing with fiber lately?  Come and share with all of us at Ginny's.  

Monday, April 20, 2015


Lots of fiber fun this weekend!
The weather was almost perfect although Sunday was a bit cooler
I spent a good deal of Saturday outside
I finished one of my many knitting projects
Had some well loved alone time
Sunday was spinning at Mt. Hope Farm for the end of the Great Rhody Yarn Crawl
I didn't crawl much - I didn't even purchase anything (don't fall down from shock)
I have so many projects in mind for the yarn that I already have that I just couldn't get more
I enjoyed sitting and spinning and chatting with my friends and made some new ones
Last night was Game of Thrones and getting ready for the week

How was your weekend?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Yarn Along

The Less is More is slowly knitting along. It's my stay at home project because it's just too darn heavy to drag around. I'm starting to think it's going to be too darn heavy to even wear.  I'm still playing yarn chicken. It's going to be close for sure. 

My reading time has been spent watching Outlander and trying to catch up to the current episode. I'm at 105 right now. 

Join Ginny and inspire us with your fiber fun!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ten On Tuesday

How do I keep this down to 10 things?  I guess it's a good challenge to have because today it's all about 10 Everyday Things That Delight You.

1.  Water.  I see lots of it during my day.  When I wake up I see the bay, when I bring Mowgli outside I see (and hear) the stream, when I go to work I cross two bridges.  There's water everywhere.  
2.  My breakfast bar.  It was my brother's and I love that I sit there in the morning (looking at the view above) and drink my coffee.  It's a high top table with two chairs that are real comfy.  And the top is butcher block.  And the shelves are filled with......
3.  My yarn.  I can seriously just look at some of it and smile.  
4.  My nails.  I've been using Jamberry nail wraps and I love how they look.  And how they still look perfect after two weeks.
5.  I Love You.  We always say that to each other when we walk out the door each day and when we get off the phone.  My hubby's family always did that and we do it with our daughter.  
6.  Body spray.  Victoria's Secret to be exact.  I love the clean fresh smell. Love Addict seems to be the scent of choice lately.
7.   My cameras.  I have a collection now although the Nikon 1 is the one I grab most frequently.  
8.  My iced pumpkin coffee from Dunkin Donuts.  They still have it!  I know the day is coming real soon where I will be out of luck until October.  
9.  Alone time.  Does that sound weird?  I usually have about an hour to myself when I get home after work and I more often than not spend that time cleaning up, but I just love to have some "me" time.
10.  My headphones,  They are usually what I have on my head during alone time so I can catch up on audio books or just listen to music.  And they are bluetooth so I'm not dragging the cord around and getting caught on everything. 

Joining up with Carole.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


Another weekend in the books. And it was a fast one (aren't they all?). But the nice part was that we FINALLY got some seasonal weather. 

There was some shopping. Bass Pro Shops was one destination. 
I did a wee bit of knitting while watching Outlander (I caved in and subscribed to Starz). 
My husband was the confirmation sponsor to our best friends son. More celebrating!
The nice weather lent itself to some Spring cleaning (not much-lets not get carried away!)
I decided to participate in the Game of Thrones Mystery KAL. It doesn't start until the first weekend in May, but GoT starts tonight!  So I pulled out the stash that I plan to use (pictured above) and will be spinning through the first couple of episodes. 

How was your weekend?


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