Thursday, December 29, 2011

Healing Requests

http://www.facebook.com/HealingRequests
A friend of mine started this page :D if you need some help or can send some energy to others in need please go here :D

Monday, December 26, 2011

xmas

Nostradamus lays at my feet on our bed, when I'm working with my crafts :D every day he just kicks back for a while


He didn't really want his picture taken at first, when I asked again and he did look at the camera for me that got him a big hug and belly rub :D


I love this shot the way they are laying Nostradamus looks smaller than Phoebe he's got about 50 lbs and 2 feet in height on her lol

The last few years we have as a family agreed to only get gifts from the dollar store, everyone buys one gift for each person, as we only have 10 people it keeps things affordable and fun, we spent a good hour picking out gifts....

My guys know me pretty well I got a new calculator, bungee cords for the gate, the missing color of yarn I wanted ( I needed 2 of each color no clue why yet lol ) a replacement flashlight :D AND a Real Christmas tree, we haven't dared to bring one in the house in years......
no one got ill from it, Reiki is Great :D Last Xmas we were given a tree friends had used as their Christmas tree, cute tree bigger than this one, but by the time we got it here to plant, it was too late to save it :( we tried for weeks we had to admit it was a lost cause when it kind of fell apart, poor thing was so brown.....Brent decided we do need a tree there and got this little guy :D

Mom got me a Democrat pez key chain lol

This year the guys and I decided to get some movies for our gifts to each other, we have been missing our copy of the Simpson's movie for months, tore this place apart looking for it more times than I can count, we ordered a new better copy from Amazon wide screen and no skips :D It even made it here before Xmas, almost everything we ordered did come before, not bad considering we ordered about a week before on one order and only a few days on the other :D what didn't come yet ( haven't checked yet today ) was the first Sherk movie, got all the others but not the first one lol well something to still look forward too :D

We also got a lot of music this year, downloaded some older Xmas songs Dino, Franky, Tony and Nat :D We had to get Randy Granger's Winter Colors too :D


Dinner wasn't what I would have liked, I needed to get a pair of wrist warmers done fast.....turned the food over to Brent, who is a good cook most of the time.....unless he's talking with Dad.....yeah crispy enchiladas all 4 of them :( had to pry them out lol everyone just grabbed more rice beans and chips....nachos :) .... took me a bit to get over that as I had spent a lot of time making them, a two beers at least ;) lol

hope you all got what you wanted :D

Life is Good

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wrist Warmers 3



Wrist Warmers 3
Size 8 US needles dpns or cable needles
Gauge 6 stitches by 6 rows per 1 inch done in stocking stitch
62 yards of bulky weight ( Yarn Bee’s Italia in Sienna )
A few inches of scrape yarn in contrasting color
k = knit
knit = knit to end of row
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
m1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
 
Cast on 28 stitches, join in the round
1 - 9 ) knit
10 ) ( k2tog, k5 )x 4
11 - 20 ) knit
21 ) kf/b, k22, kf/b
22 ) k1, kf/b, k22, kf/b, k1
23 ) k2, kf/b, k22, kf/b, k2, k3 from first needle
24 ) k24, k6 onto scrape yarn, slide stitches back onto left hand needle, k6
25 ) k24, k2tog x 3
26 ) k23, k2tog x 2
27 ) k23, k2tog
28 - 37 ) knit
Bind off.
 
Thumb
Pick up the stitches for the thumb by carefully removing the scrap yarn and placing the stitches on dpns as you do so. It’s easiest to use 2 dpns one for the top and one for the bottom rows. Rearranging onto 3 needles as you knit the first row.
1 ) Knit to the end of the bottom row of the thumb stitches, m1, knit to the end of the top row, m1, join in the round
2 - 3 ) knit
Bind off, weave in ends

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wrist Warmers 2

These are made by holding two strains of yarn together. I used Simply Soft in black and Yarn Bee's Playful also in black. The Simply Soft is just a bit warmer of a color, added a lot of depth. They are quick knits but very warm and soft :D




Wrist Warmers 2
Size 9 US needles dpns or cable needles
Gauge 4 stitches by 4 rows per 1 inch done in stocking stitch
78 yards of worsted weight and bulky weight approximately ( I used Simply Soft and Yarn Bee’s playful )
A few inches of scrape yarn in contrasting color
 
k = knit
knit = knit to end of row
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
m1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
2 by 2 ribbing = knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, repeat. Always purling the purl stitches and knitting the knit stitches. Continue in this manner
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated


Both gloves are made the same


Cast on 32 stitches, join in the round
1 -8 ) 2 by 2
9 ) ( k2tog, k14 )x 2
10 ) knit
11 ) ( k2tog, k13 )x 2
12 - 17 ) knit
18 ) ( k2tog, k12 )x 2
19 - 23 ) knit
24 ) kf/b, k24, kf/b
25 ) k1, kf/b, k24, kf/b, k1, knit 2 stitches off of needle 1
26 ) knit
27 ) k26, k4 onto scrap yarn, slide those 4 stitches back onto last needle, k4
28 ) k26, k2tog x 2
29 ) k26, k2tog
30 ) k25, k2tog
31 - 36 ) knit
Bind off.


Thumb
Pick up the stitches for the thumb by carefully removing the scrap yarn and placing the stitches on dpns as you do so. It’s easiest to use 2 dpns one for the top and one for the bottom rows. Rearranging onto 3 needles as you knit the first row.
1 ) Knit to the end of the bottom row of the thumb stitches, m1, knit to the end of the top row, m1, join in the round
2 - 3 ) knit
Bind off, weave in ends.

Wrist Warmers 1


 
Wrist Warmers 1
Size 6, 7 and 8 US needles dpns or cable needles
Fits medium sized hand
Gauge 4 stitches by 5 rows per 1 inch, done in straight stitch using size 8
86 yds worsted weight ( shown in Caron’s Forest Green )
A few inches of scrape yarn in contrasting color
k = knit
knit = knit to end of row
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
k3tog = knit 3 stitches together
k3tog tbl = knit 3 stitches together through the back loop
m1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
psso = pass slid stitch over
yo = yarn over needle
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
 
Cast on 34 stitches, join in the round using size 8 needles
1 ) ( k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p5, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 )x 2
2 ) ( k6, p5, k6 )x 2
3 ) ( k2, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p3, k2tog, k3, yo, k2 )x 2
4 ) ( k7, p3, k7 )x 2
5 ) ( k3, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k3, yo, k3 )x 2
6 ) ( k8, p1, k8 )x 2
7 ) ( k4, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k4 )x 2
8 ) knit
 
Change to size 7 needles
9 - 16 ) repeat rows 1 - 8
 
Change to size 6 needles
17 - 23 ) repeat rows 1 - 7
24 ) kf/b, knit to last stitch, kf/b
25 ) kf/b, ( k1, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p5, k2tog, k3, yo, k1 )x 2, kf/b
26 ) k1, kf/b, ( k6, p5, k6 )x 2, kf/b, k1
27 ) k2, kf/b, ( k2, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p3, k2tog, k3, yo, k2 )x 2, kf/b, k2, k4 off of needle 1
28 ) ( k7, p3, k7 )x 2, k8 onto scrap yarn, slide back onto last needle, k8
29 ) ( k3, yo, k3, sl 1, k1, psso, p1, k2tog, k3, yo, k3 )x 2, k3tog tbl, k2tog, k3tog
30 ) ( k8, p1, k8 )x 2, k3tog tbl
31 ) k4, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k8, yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k3, k2tog
32 ) knit
33 - 40 ) repeat rows 1 - 8
Bind off.


Thumb
Pick up the stitches, using size 6 needles, for the thumb by carefully removing the scrap yarn and placing the stitches on dpns as you do so. It’s easiest to use 2 dpns one for the top and one for the bottom rows. Rearranging onto 3 needles as you knit the first row.
1 ) Knit to the end of the bottom row of the thumb stitches, m1, knit to the end of the top row, m1, join in the round
2 ) k9, k2tog x 5
Bind off, weave in ends.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Quick Zig Zag Fingerless Mitts

The repeat is so quick and easy one afternoon and you got it :D

They are also very hard to get a good photo of not that it had anything to do with the mitts.......I had the hardest time trying to get a shot with the camera ( nothing new lol )........it was dark weather the whole week, so the cell phones even with lights on them were only so so but better than what I had so......




Zig Zag Fingerless Mitt
Size 8 and 6 US needles dpns or cable needles
Gauge 4 stitches by 5 ½ rows per 1 inch done in stocking stitch
58 yards of bulky weight ( Yarn Bee’s Icelandic Jewels in Marbled Onyx )
A few inches of scrape yarn in contrasting color

k = knit
knit = knit to end of row
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
m1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
psso = pass slid stitch over
p = purl
sl 1 = slide one stitch ( purl wise )
yo = yarn over needle
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated

Both mitts made the same

Cast on 31 stitches, join in the round
1 -2 ) knit
3 ) ( sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k2 )x 5, k1
4 ) knit
5 - 8 ) repeat rows 3 and 4 twice
9 ) k3, ( yo, k2, k2tog, k2 )x 4, yo, k2, k2tog
10 ) knit
11 - 12 ) repeat rows 9 and 10
13 ) repeat row 9

Change to size 6 needles
14 ) kf/b, knit to last stitch, kf/b
15 ) kf/b, ( sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k2 )x 4, k1, kf/b
16 ) k2, kf/b, knit to 3 last stitches, kf/b, k2, knit the first 3 stitches off of the first needle onto the last
17 ) ( sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k2 )x 5, k1, k6 onto scrap yarn, slide stitches back onto the first needle, k6
18 ) knit to last 6 stitches, k2tog x 3
19 ) ( sl 1, k1, psso, k2, yo, k2 )x 5, k2tog x 2
20 ) knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog
21 ) k3, ( yo, k2, k2tog, k2 )x 4, yo, k2, k2tog
22 ) knit
23 - 26 ) repeat rows 21 and 22 twice
27 ) knit
Bind off.


Thumb

Using size 6 needles
Pick up the stitches for the thumb by carefully removing the scrap yarn and placing the stitches on dpns as you do so. It’s easiest to use 2 dpns one for the top and one for the bottom rows. Rearranging onto 3 needles as you knit the first row.
1 ) Knit to the end of the bottom row of the thumb stitches, m1, knit to the end of the top row, m1, join in the round
2 - 3 ) knit
Bind off, weave in ends.

Winter

It's Winter yippee, now we can start our way to SPRING :D
I am not a fan of cold.....don't like snow if I have to be near it, photos are fine ;) The only good thing about it are all the knits I get to wear and make :D

I've been playing with wrist warmers, fingerless gloves and mitts, so just different coverage of the same thing lol
It's fun to see how just changing one or two things can really make a big difference. A few of the patterns use needle sizing for decreasing in size as you get closer to the wrist. I have so been loving my Knit Picks Harmony set :D mine are a few years old now and still holding up Great. I see the dpns some time in my future ;)

Okay I did think of another good thing in cold weather, cooking......I like cooking anytime but winter brings about more in house cooking, we are still using the grill too wouldn't want it to feel unloved ;) More soups and stews and baking :D

Have a warm safe Great Winter .........
Seasonal Greetings to you and yours

Monday, December 19, 2011

Lace Fingerless Gloves with after though



Lace fingerless gloves
Size 6 and 8 US dpns or circular
4 stitches by 6 rows per inch done in straight stitch with size 8 needles
82 yds worsted weight
Both gloves made the same
k = knit
kf/b
k2tog tbl = knit 2 stitches going through the back loop
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
yo = yarn over needle
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
 

knit pattern $1.00
on Ravelry
on Craftsy

Wrist warmers by request and other stuff

At one of our Reiki workshops a week or two ago a friend saw the wrist warmers I had on http://barbsz-lifeisgood.blogspot.com/2009/10/fan-lace-wrist-warmers.html She asked me to make her a pair .... I could pick the style.....
This Lady is the type who just lights up a room, loves glitter and fun things....but has another side, very down to Earth, caring, giving.....

So many possibilities......too many for just one pair....
As this is gift season and many knitters are in need of quick knits, I decided to go with the quicker patterns that came to mind first
The first pair, posted a few days ago...
http://barbsz-lifeisgood.blogspot.com/2011/12/quick-fingerless-gloves.html
That got another friend wanting a pair lol......just finished up with those ( will be posting in a day or so )

So far I have made a few pairs for first friend..... will be posting another of those in a few minutes :) but haven't finished yet..... I've been having so much fun with these patterns :D
It has been a bit hard at times.... as Nostradamus keeps trying to steal them lol I have a hard enough time taking a good photo of my knits without his help ;)

Oh I get to make a pair of leggings too :D :D :D the ideas.....sweet


Check this out Kelly my friend who now lives in Maine made this and sent us the photo with seasonal wishes.....very pretty :D Sending you big hugs Kelly, Bill and Abbie :D

Okay now back to my knitting :D

Doggie Sweater

Little dog is kind of picky about what she will wear. She can't have her paws going through anything at all, her last sweater had sleeves....once on it was all good but the getting on part was always a issue, hates to have her paws touched.....
She likes to have her back, belly and lower neck covered.....nothing else. Oh and the neck needs to be a pull over style.
So this is what I came up with.....
The belly flap fits a wide range of sizes, and can easily be adjusted, as every part can be.




Doggie Sweater
The body of the pattern is knit flat starting from the tail end working up to the belly flap with button holes.
The neck is low set on shoulders, made in pull over ( turtle neck style) 2 by 2 ribbing, done in the round. The legs are left “open” for ease of walking and getting on doggie :D





16 inches long by 23 inches wide ( with belly flap )
Size 9 US needles dpns or cable needles
Gauge 4 stitches by 5 ½ rows per one inch done in straight stitch
Parts of this pattern knit both flat and in the round
3 one inch buttons
210 yards of worsted weight
 
k = knit
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k1 tbl = knit 1 stitch through the back loop
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
2 by 2 ribbing = knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, repeat, continue in this manner
 
 
Tail end of the body
Cast on 46 stitches
Knit 10 rows
1 ) k1, kf/b, knit to last 2 stitches, kf/b, k1
2 ) knit
3 - 4 ) repeat rows 1 and 2
5 - 6 ) knit
Repeat rows 1 - 6 until you have 60 stitches on your needles
 
Belly flap
Knit to end, increase 20 stitches using single cast on method.
K20 tbl ( to tighten new stitches ), knit to end
Knit 2 rows
 
Button holes
Knit to last 5 stitches, bind off 3 stitches, k2
K3, increase 3 stitches, knit to end
Knit to last 8 stitches, k6 tbl, k2
Knit 11 rows
Knit to last 5 stitches, bind off 3 stitches, k2
K3, increase 3 stitches, knit to end
Knit to last 8 stitches, k6 tbl, k2
Knit 11 rows
Knit to last 5 stitches, bind off 3 stitches, k2
K3, increase 3 stitches, knit to end
Knit to last 8 stitches, k6 tbl, k2
Knit 2 rows
Bind off 20 stitches, knit to end
 
Front legs portion
Knit 8 rows
K1, k2tog, knit to last 3 stitches, k2tog, k1
Knit
Repeat last 2 rows until you have 50 stitches ( this creates a curve going up to the neck )
Knit 4 rows
 
Neck
Knit to end increase by 20 stitches and join in the round
Knit to last 10 stitches k10 tbl
Knit
2 by 2 ribbing for 4 inches
Bind off in pattern.
Weave in ends and sew on buttons.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Moon light



Quick Fingerless Gloves

This pattern is very basic, a little bit of 2 by 2 ribbing for the wrist, straight stitch body of glove topped with a simple yarn over edge. The thumb stitches are knit onto scrap yarn and worked after the rest of the glove. Both gloves are done the same.
The ribbon in this yarn gives them a bit of sparkle. The bulky yarn makes this a very quick knit.



Quick Fingerless Gloves
Size 8 US needles dpns or cable needles
Gauge 4 stitches by 5 ½ rows per 1 inch done in stocking stitch
58 yards of bulky weight ( Yarn Bee’s Icelandic Jewels in garnet )
A few inches of scrape yarn in contrasting color
k = knit
knit = knit to end of row
kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
m1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
yo = yarn over needle
2 by 2 ribbing = knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches, repeat. Always purling the purl stitches and knitting the knit stitches.
 
 
0n craftsy

Monday, December 5, 2011

Nostradamus loves it

Today is the first time our guy has seen snow....he doesn't want to come in lol

We don't see a lot of snow around these parts.....or at least we didn't used to. I've seen more snow down here in the last two years that the 20 before that....but it is still a pretty sight and photos are a must, so I sent André out to get a better shot with the real camera lol...

Nostradamus saw him go out the door and went with him....André on the outside of the fence......André went around to the other side, so did doggie......well André came back to the front door, doggie must not have seen this.......I go to call him in and he's gone......went out of the fenced in part of the yard ( stayed in the bigger yard ) running around looking for André....He heard me call and came right away but was still very upset running around looking for him....ran right to the other door when he didn't see him right away, wanting to go back out looking for him... he even opened the door..... André had call him back in.....he was so happy to see him safe inside lol This doggie has great heart :D



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

My doggies



Our little doggie Phoebe, she has no issues with having her photo taken :D


I love this shot. Nostradamus came right up to me to get his picture taken....and looked away lol
he came right back though :D


We got rain last week, André got this shot of the mts. it was a great week :D

Thanksgiving

This year my uncle and aunt came to visit, we haven't seen them in about 17 years, it was GREAT :D

I learned so much from them........about many different things, from great web sites, to moving computer files with ease and really good cooking tips :D I LOVE GETTING COOKING TIPS :D
They made us cheese cake, margaritas and the best salsa....they showed us how to made them, even wrote it down for us :D

They are big fans of Mexican food so for the first time ever our whole family agreed to let me make an all Mexican Thanksgiving dinner :D I've wanted to do this for years :D

My uncle and aunt are cool people, however the star guest was Maddie their little doggie.....I have never met such a cute, polite and over the top SWEET doggie before :D



This shot was taken just after my uncle and aunt left her in our care for a few hours....she was a bit sad at first......Jorden took care of that with some brisket and 7 or 8 walks :D
She is so adorable, can't help but fall for her :D


Nostradamus was so good about staying outside, never gave us a issue :D it helps that he loves the cooler weather :D
Phoebe was a bit upset at first.....got over in in a few days time :D


The cats yeah well .....not so happy about guests on four legs that bark ;)


Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween

Well I didn't get much knitting done for Halloween this year :( so many other things to do I ran out of time.......

However I did do a few Halloween inspired pins Wishing you all a happy safe Halloween :D

Sunday, October 30, 2011

cloth # 11

This is a known older stitch pattern. I just added a simple knit border, it is a fun, quick easy knit. The off set placement of the cables really gives it good texture, great for a washcloth. The cables are easy enough to do without a cable needle :D


unblocked in photo, using P&C's lemon


cloth # 11

7 1/2" by 7 1/2" unblocked
Size 8 US needles & Cable needle
50 yards worsted weight cotton yarn
exact gauge is not essential to this project

k = knit
P = purl
C4b = slide 2 stitches onto cable needle hold on back side of work, knit 2 stitches from left hand needle, then knit the 2 stitches off of the cable needle
( )x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated

Cast on 36 stitches

1 - 6 ) knit

7 ) k5, ( p1, k4, p2, k2, p1 )x 2, p1, k4, p1, k5
8 ) k6, ( p4, k2, p2, k2 )x 2, p4, k6
9 ) k5, p1, ( k4, p2, k2, p2 )x 2, k4, p1, k5
10) k6, ( p4, k2, p2, k2 )x 2, p4, k6
11 ) k5, ( p1, c4b, p2, k2, p1 )x 2, p1, c4b, p1, k5
12 ) k6, ( p4, k2, p2, k2 )x 2, p4, k6
13 ) k5, p1, ( k4, p2, k2, p2 )x 2, k4, p1, k5
14 ) k6, ( p4, k2, p2, k2 )x 2, p4, k6
15 ) k5, ( p2, k2, p2, k4 )x 2, p2, k2, p2, k5
16 ) k7, ( p2, k2, p4, k2 )x 2, p2, k7
17 ) k5, ( p2, k2, p2, k4 )x 2, p2, k2, p2, k5
18 ) k7, ( p2, k2, p4, k2 )x 2, p2, k7
19 ) k5, ( p2, k2, p2, c4b )x 2, p2, k2, p2, k5
20) k7, ( p2, k2, p4, k2 )x 2, p2, k7
21 ) k5, ( p2, k2, p2, k4 )x 2, p2, k2, p2, k5
22 ) k7, ( p2, k2, p4, k2 )x 2, p2, k7

Repeat rows 7 - 22

Knit 6 rows

Bind off and weave in ends.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Busy times

We had a great weekend. Started off with Brent coming home with a new phone for me Friday evening Sweet :D I love it.


Saturday was the Las Cruces Pagan Pride Day, it went great, so much fun but the time just flew by too fast :D They put so much work into this, it showed.... thank you all Great job :D


We sold most of the crafts we took :D so happy I wasn't wasting my time making all of those earrings lol.

We lost count of how many people we gave treatments :D


There was a really good turn out, everyone was so cool no issues at all :D

I got me some cool stuff, this carved wood alter and



cut crystal, a few books, a bell, and still came out a head :D


Sunday we were here

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.equineassistedprograms.com%2F&h=JAQD3HJf9 great place really nice people :D

Wednesday, October 12, 2011



This is my view while working on crafts lately, he falls asleep watching me lol he likes to sniff things, mostly not a issue unless I'm working with seed beads ;) Nostradamus is such a sweety

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Camping

We had been invited to go camping, we said yes....something we would normally be hesitant to do....allergies and all...


a few things came up.......our two doggies, a reminder of my problems with pine...and issues with the van


I was so happy to get the email saying they are doggie people :D... no issues with the pines, all will be good...it's a magical place

WOO HOO we were going camping SWEET

Where.. not really sure

This is where
me and Phoebe....it was not the tallest tree around just the first we stopped by



Everything was ready for us when we arrived.....this is only a small part of the campsite....it was set up with a lot of thought and planning....



We had a tent, sleeping bags, mats to sleep on, there was even a tee pee out house...all of this before we even got there :) what more could you ask for





how about a guided tour where a deer, tracks, among many other things were pointed out to us....a place to hook up the doggies....grilled chicken, burgers, hot dogs, pancakes, eggs, sausage and hot coffee....this was unbelievably Sweet
We learned so much about the plants, animals just about everything...fossils everywhere.....





all while being here, it was breath taking.........then it rained........I couldn't believe it.... really what more could you want :D


How about doggies who were loving it......no one was afraid of Nostradamus at ALL...even said let him off the leash. HE LOVE IT he was so good, he listened to everyone most of the time ;)


Both dogs loved running free they were so good :D




after one of our walks in the rain Nostradamus let us wrap a towel around him and Phoe climbed into my sweater lol ....didn't stop them from going on another walk just after this :)
Okay as if this wasn't cool enough......we could breath the whole time....even got to sit by a campfire....it rained during the night, the tent was dry and sounded so cool...only the sound of rain drops, and a deer or two....


as we were getting ready to leave....the issues with the van cleared up.......they were right it is a magical place


We will be going back





Thank you so much Mark you made this a great weekend for all us, we had a great time and learned so much :D Ellen you were so right this was FUN Thank you



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Reiki bags

A easy way of sending distant Reiki is also a quick knit :D If you have Reiki add when knitting this bag, if not get someone with Reiki to send some energies after you finish the bag :D
To use place a charged crystal or stone in it ( intend it to send healing Reiki energies ) add names on slips of paper of who you would like to send to.

This is a loose knit bag, and works well with hanging of herbs.

Don't worry about gauge, needle size or anything lol grab some yarn and whatever you would like to add..... beads are great ;)


Size 6 US dpns or straight either way
K = knit
Sl 1 = slide one stitch purl wise
Yb = yarn back
Yf = yard forward
Yo = yarn over the needle to make new stitch
Cast on an odd number. I used 11 stitches for the purple one and 13 for the eyelash, as long as the count is odd your good to go.
1) *K1, Yf, Sl 1, Yb* to end
2) Sl 1, * K1, Yf, Sl 1, Yb * to end
Continue in this manner until you reach the size you want.
Slide every other stitch on two dpns or stitch holders……. next place them in the proper position to begin knitting again

K1, Yo to last st. k1
Bind off, weave in ends.
Cord
I made a simple crochet chain stitch of varying lengths for each. Some I used plain yarn, just threaded through…..add some beads.....mix it up to create your own look:D

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sad times



Monday we had to say goodbye to our Boo.....yes she was old and failing in health, it was time.....then why can't I stop crying......

We were able to be with her as she passed......

She was a crazy doggie, we will miss her so much


We got her from the pound, some one had carved some letters into her belly, she was only a few weeks old.....left her with a bit of an attitude, but she would let us rub her belly :D


Buffy was the third dog we've lost in as many months......all were old and lived good happy life's......but I tell ya this sucks.....I miss my girls



Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rainy Day

Rain WOO HOO YIPPEE
we got enough to water the garden and cool things off :D......it's been a very dry couple of years, I for one have had enough of climate change...global warming whatever term you want to use........things could go back to "normal" anytime now..........
Brent got the green house done, now a few shelves and we're good to go, worked out very nicely....gives just enough shade in late afternoon that we should be able to plant that area now too :D


Our sunflowers are opening I love this shot it makes Nostradamus look so small in the background lol


He's upset that I'm on the outside of the fence and he's not poor guy.....he did get to go for a walk after this shot :) he was even playing in the rain with us :D

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Reiki in the garden

We are having the worst drought in more than 20 years of living here, got a few drops of rain yesterday..... about 10 minutes worth, almost got things wet ;) ..... yet we are having a good year with our garden



summer squash......


Sunflowers......I've never been able to keep the plants wet enough to sprout before.........

Life is Good......Reiki makes it better :D


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Playing with beads

I've always loved playing with beads, and have been doing just that:D
No patterns or set idea, just having fun.
The top is made with seed beads
this one has a few 4mm Swarovski bicone crystals added around the center.
The photos did not come out that great, it turns out taking photos of beads is about as easy as taking knitting photos ;)
I worked these free hand. Just a bit of thread needle and beads.
Now back to knitting :D





Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy July 4th

Having a great long weekend over here. Hope you all are too :D
Have a safe great day.

A very huge Thank you to all our Soldiers past and present :D

Friday, July 1, 2011

random post

Our next masters workshop is coming up quick :D I can not even begin to say how much Reiki has changed my life. I am so happy we can bring this wonderful energy to others :D



The whole garden has a wonderful smell from all the roses, rosemary and sage it's so nice. Our yellow rose bush gives off a softer scent, just enough to make things sweet without being blown away.



The sunsets are always a sight to see around here, but with all the wild fires burning there's more color than ever.......