Monday, February 14, 2011

yearly post

i can't believe iM still here

Sunday, January 3, 2010

my, it's been a while

happy 2010!!!

after a rough 2009, i'm looking forward to a 2010 that rocks, and we're off to an excellent start thus far. decrapifying the house and throwing out junk i just don't need/want.

also looking forward to new soap products in the coming year and getting back into the groove of some of my larger fairs.

have also picked up the knitting bug (altho not of late). managed to squeak out a couple of afghans, a few neckwarmers, and a baby sweater this past year. have a rather large stash of yarn already and need to get working on new projects, soon. now that decrapification is done on the inside of the house, i'll have time this winter. the rest of decrapification will happen during the spring/summer when it's warmer in the barn and i can stay out there for more than an hour.

still doing the vegetarian thing, altho i've added fish back into my diet.

hope to post more than once in a blue moon!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

chuggin' along

mid-november...nothing exciting going on. making it thru the craft fair season and sliding into the holidays.

did a craft fair this past weekend. excuse me...holistic fair. i'm pretty accepting of all sorts of folks but there were some interesting characters at this one! quite interesting. i'd never met a "Gong Master" before or met people for whom "gaming" is a way of social life.

eh. whatever. different strokes, man.

made new soaps a few weeks back -- including lime margarita, cranberry oats, and a dupe of clarins' tonic, which i renamed "soylent green." added some soybean oil and some soy flour/milk and got a little cheeky. :)

have two more fairs to go and then production for spring/summer starts again. i also need to find a boatload of fairs for the spring.

oh. and yes.we.did.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

election day 2008

it's finally here!!!!!!!

get out and vote for barack obama!!! he's the only politician in my lifetime that has provided inspiration and hope. let's change the world today. :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


trying to update and i've gone and mucked it up!

only 18 of 56 squares done...i need to get shaking on that afghan.

new job started nearly a month ago. love the position, love the people, love the company. it could all go tits up in this wacky economy and i'll have to figure out what to do then.'s better to be using my brain than as bored as i was at old position. altho having a hard time adjusting to new schedules and finding a rhythm in my daily life!

have been trying to keep up with craft fairs and the like and doing well with the soap biz. it's a little much this fall, what with new job, but i suspect the funds will help pay bills around january or february. it's always been my mad money. kind of depressing it's needed to pay for stuff this year. :(

last weekend we went to the flat track races in brockton, MA, and damn near froze to death. was good to see the gang. :)

have a bunch of craft fairs in november/december and because i've been so busy with other stuff, i'm a little behind in having product ready. i'm going to have to make soap this weekend (i rarely make it in the fall...but that's how crazy i've been!)

my gardens haven't been touched since mid-august. i'm going to have a mess back there and hope to work one or two days (soon) to button them up!

Monday, July 21, 2008

have to get better about updating :)

figure i should post updates on my mundane life. :)

working on finishing a few little projects around the house (like finishing the dining room project i started in february). it was too hot to work in the gardens this past weekend (and honestly, i was too afraid there'd be a snake making it's presence known to me) so i did a little painting, a little housework, a little knitting (five squares done for the afghan i started last weekend...only 58 to go).

have to start thinking about making some soap for the fall and adding some fragrances to the list. i think i pared back a wee bit too much and need some scents that are dazzling! thinking about getting into EO blending but i'm so incompetent with the complex blends i prefer that it might be safer to stay with the lovely fragrances i adore. (call me a scent slut, it's okay...and true).

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

finally finished...

it's only been a year or so and she's finally off the needles! this is a pretty mercerized cotton sweater with one of the funkiest lace stitches...took me HOURS to figure it out.

i've already started an afghan - two nephews are getting married next year and i need to give them something from the heart. :)

lots and lots of flowers coming from the gardens. life is good!