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...Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things...

Sunday, July 30, 2006

new tags.


more kreativity from the kraft kave. (denise got the tag. i'll have another drawing soon!)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

one year anniversary...sort of.

oh what a genius i am! i was feeling so on top of things. thought i had the 1 year anniv of the blog here accurately in the scope---july 29th. well, i did not realize that the archives go backwards and i started the blog on july 2, 2005. only 25 or so days off. oh well, g-d knows there are worse things. so here's the deal...i am having a drawing for this fab tag made by well, you know...me. if you would like it, drop me a line in the comments and i will put your name in a hat. kelly is going to draw the winning name because she is the most supportive youngster i know when it comes to activities and goings on in the kraft kave. here's what the little darling said to me tonight- in her sweetest voice and completely out of the blue... "mom, sis and i are going to have a field day burning all this stuff when you croak!" kids say the darndest things! remember. if i don't know you, or if you don't have a blog, leave me a place or a way to contact you in case you win!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

felted totes.



the little one i made from the yarn given to me by my oneskein buddy. too cute, wouldn't you say? and the big one, all i can say is- this exemplifies the true joy of knitting and felting- you start off making something and you end up pulling something out of the washing machine that is even better than you imagined. i would have never thought that the giant tube i knitted would turn out to be this great and unexpected shape. now this is something that makes my heart sing.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

back in business.

got our electric back last nite at about 10 pm. thanks for all your hard work ameren ue. thanks lesley, bill and jack for hosting a delightful dinner party- complete with domino crafting al fresco. kelly made this beaut.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

from across the pond-

but more importantly from a lovely person i met thru blogworld- wendy! visit her blog and you will see that she is a great mother, gardener, knitter and she can use power tools! this envelope was so packed with fun stuff...including a dishcloth, ala mason-dixon, a business card from her daughter Lucy who is also a knitter or rather a textile designer, a big wooden button from loop- a knitting store in london- well just look at the pic! silly me...so wendy, thank you very much. this is so terrific. and btw, i love saying that across the pond- i love saying the ducks are on the pond too- and y'all know what a baseball hound i am.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

i keep making the same thing...

can't figure out if this is a comfort thing or what, but i just like making these cabinet cards with the crowns and the paint...oh well, i suppose i'll get jolted into another realm here sometime. this is something i made for my parents for their 54th anniv. i sort of always wonder what the heck they do with this stuff and what they are thinking when their 51 year old child sends this kind of thing their way...i did have fun making it. i have to say that.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

atc bonanza!


that angelica she knows how to make a girl's day. i got all these goodies in an envelope the other day and i was really praying for that one with the kids and the party hats- i love it- a lot. thanks angelica. and denise just fyi- i copied your idea of twisting the wire thingies. i just loved how you did that. oh yeah and ted- you are muy macho. way to go with the fridge action...

just in case you're interested...and i guess even if you aren't

Life's To-Do List
Borrowed from nutmeg knitter (as everyone else, the ones in bold are what I've done.)
01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with wild dolphins
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a tarantula
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said 'I love you' and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby's diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 10 provinces
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your cds
57. Pretended to be a superhero I do this everyday!
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Had a one-night stand
89. Gone to Thailand
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Performed in Rocky Horror.
96. Raised children.
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Created and named your own constellation of stars
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an illness that you shouldn't have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone's heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad - and the Odyssey
135. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146: Dyed your hair
147: Been a DJ
148: Shaved your head
149: Caused a car accident
150: Saved someone's life

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

menagerie of tails


here's my first fatbook from the fatbook yahoo group. came out really nice. these are my pages front and back...love ya ted!

Saturday, July 08, 2006

one woman's trash is another woman's...

me and the heidi girl who btw is not only queen for one day but is also the queen of garage sales went on a lttle adventure this AM. so, i am obv not a g.s. person as anyone could plainly tell by the deer in the headlights look in my eyes as i stepped onto lesley's grass at 8:05 AM. i got some good stuff including that printer's drawer and all the faux leaves and pearl thingies and a flower holder that i left in heidi's car. i got some other good stuff like a kraft cheese box which coincidentally was what my brothers lovingly called my first car- the carefree cheese box... and this metal three tiered stand that i think heidi really wanted but i must have had that jewish american princess, sad, my life is a living hell look in my eyes- so she let me have it. what a great day!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

the usual suspects.





thanks to colleen for guilting me into yet another year of unadulterated, incredible fun. thanks to the construction workers for filling up the hole very quickly and adding to the guilt. thanks to kelly and the wghs marching band for great music. and thanks to the o'neals and the schmidts for hauling away the heavier than heck tables that we will never have to schlepp out of the cellar again. thanks to the o'brocks and the wallaces for coming and hope you'll come again next year. (btw, it will be exactly the same-there will just be new tables.) it was great and it is nice to be reminded now and then that we have wonderful friends and we live in a great free country. nice to remember not to take any of that for granted. xxxxxbecky
oh and ps> kelly is on the other side of the really tall guy with the black baseball hat. goooooo kelly.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

hooray for the red, white and blue-

Saturday, July 01, 2006

first parade!



look who's marching in the vp fair parade! go kELly!

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