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Spring Break and Other Funny Stuff

Last week, it was mostly sunny and warm, reaching into the 80s. I went to the local nursery and bought some annuals. As I was checking out, the nursery worker asked, "Will you be keeping these inside for a few weeks?" as if to imply that I was buying them too soon. I think the really question is, why are they selling them if I shouldn't be buying them? I just politely told her that I was potting them up and would be able to bring them inside, should there be another snow. Because, it's April, and as we both knew, of course there will be. Over the weekend, the weather turned stormy, and today we woke up to... snow. Luckily, BFJ had brought my pots in last night. He told me there was a big branch on the ground but he moved it before I could get a good picture, so here's a bad one of the branch in two parts, under a different tree: Notice how there is lots of grass showing. It's warm enough for the snow to melt when it doesn't pile up, but I saw lots

Spring Flowers

Random Review Friday: Two Good Movies

I have been wanting to have Random Review Friday for awhile now, and here I am finally getting to it. It's not going to be every week, and it's not going to be the same topic every week, but I just want to tell you about some things I enjoy, because good things should be passed on. So without further ado: Two Good Movies: Bottle Shock BFJ picked this movie up at the rental store because of Alan Rickman, and it sounded interesting; it's also got a great cast. This movie is based on real events: the struggle of American vintners to become recognized at their craft. A great movie for the wine connoisseur, obviously, but the David vs. Goliath storyline appeals to all us "little guys", doesn't it? I've Loved You So Long I'm happy to say that the first movie I ever saw with BFJ was a small, independent film by the name of Red (Trois Coleurs: Rouge) . Don't get me wrong, I love a good movie and there's a reason why some are blockbusters, but ther

Over the Weekend

I spent all Saturday reshooting some photos. HOW FRUSTRATING. I hate it when pictures don't come out as clients expect. On the other hand, I did some pictures for Marly , who gave me complete artistic freedom, and they turned out just as planned: Marly Socks Gerri Hat ... both modeled by my lovely and helpful sister. You can get patterns on Marly's website, if you are interested. Sunday was Easter, of course, and we spent some nice time at church and with both families. I am also test knitting for Marly. Hey, I'm trusted with someone else's projects! And Marly knows my skills pretty well; I must not be too bad. I am making some Dual Cable Fingerless Gloves, companions to her Dual Cable Hat . I am knitting with some Bijou Basin yarn. It didn't occur to me until I had been working for hours just how nice it really is to knit with. No sore finger. I have one cuff done, working on the second; the rest should go pretty quick. Hey no problem, I mean, I have til n


Here's the finished project; not the best picture, but I like my string of pennants! I think I'll make a red, blue, and white one.

Good Friday to You

Little by Little

Little by little, I am trying to get stuff done. Sometimes if feels like I am just crawling along. I made so many gifts last December (which I really did enjoy), not to mention everything else I tried to do, that I just really didn't get to relish the meaningful parts of the holidays as much as I usually do. In order to keep that from happening again this year, I have decided to start on Christmas gifts now . I have one little project all done, which is just sort of an extra, but it's meaningful, and I meant to have it done last year. I also have an actual, neato gift, but you'll have to wait 'til January to see it! Then there's all the stuff that goes along with this season. I have a couple of things in mind to do for Easter (won't I get so much out of it with just three days left? On the other hand, three days can mean a lot...) And there's also the pile of seeds on my dresser, just waiting for little homes. Well, here's what I've actually man

Happy April