Wednesday, September 06, 2006

GIFTIES

One of the great reasons for commenting on other blogs is that you sometimes get to know the person behind the blog and that sometimes leads to the exchange of GIFTS! I've been having a great time emailing and commenting on Valerie's blog. She wrote recently that she had made Mission Fig preserves and Satsuma Plum preserves. Valerie agreed to swap for a bottle of my "Omar the Magnificent" Plum wine and a pint of my pickle relish. Done she said! Along with the jams I received some very cool stitch markers. Yea for exchanges and thank you Valerie!

On the knitting front I have frogged the second hubby sock back to just before the toe decrease begins. I have all the stitches hunky dory on the needles and even think I have figured out what I did wrong. As to my knitted person - it has been felted. I will now work on it with tapestry needle and yarns for a bit (till inspiration hits me) probably while I listen to the YARN HARLOT. I'm heading down to the bay area tomorrow for some girlfriend visiting and a visit on Friday to the Legion of Honor to see the Monet in Normandy show then over to the new de Young museum to see an incredible quilt show, The Quilts of Gee's Bend. YH is on Sat. It's going to be a very full weekend.

I sent an email to the person who made the very wonderful, "Self Portrait to Wear" but no reply. Could be the wrong person (though sculptor/fiber artist makes me think it is), email could have been dumped in her spam folder. Who knows.
Animal integration has been occurring at Chez Earin's. Otis, being a rescued kitten was never weaned. He has a HUGE thing for licking ears. Here Omar enjoys the attention. Notice to the left of the photo something that looks suspiciously like yarn possibly attached to knitting. Nothing is safe around here. Just in the last few days Opie has allowed Otis to lick him. He even licked him back. That was very unusual. Right after these photos were taken things reverted back to the more usual hissing and swatting.

RANDOM GARDEN PHOTOS COMBINED WITH EYE CANDY FRIDAY

There was a covey of quail as I huffed and puffed up my hill after walking Omar.
Million bells in a hanging planter.Fourth of July climbing rose.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Details about the Yarn Harlot on Monday.

2 Comments:

At 2:55 PM, Anonymous Suzy said...

No Fair! No Fair! You get to see the Gee's Bend quilts. No Fair! I am soooo jealous. I'll swap you one Judith Lieber handbag viewing for a Gee's Bend quilt visitation?

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger Valerie said...

My jams are enjoying their 15 minutes of fame :-)

Can't wait to see your knitted person!

Love the pix of the animals as always.. they are endlessly entertaining, no?

Have fun this weekend.. look forward to hearing all about it.

 

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