Archive for August 12th, 2008

2nd try on new theme

different theme.  still not sure i like this one either.  will keep experimenting, but not now: now it’s time to get joe showered and then go hang out and watch some olympics.


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Ordinarily, I don’t visit my blog the way a reader might, but today I happened to do so and was more than a little bit surprised to see that my lovely quilty blog header was gone and all that was there was the NABLOMO participant badge.  Weird.  Don’t know where it went, but decided this was a good opportunity for a change of theme and a new header.

Not sure I’m crazy about the new theme, seeing all of the stuff in the sidebar in CAPS seems wrong.  But, I’ll try it.  And as I said, I don’t actually look at it that way much anyway…and most of you probably read my blog through a Reader anyway, so you might not notice it yourselves.

Speaking of Blog Readers, for the last little while I’ve been browsing through blogs via Google Reader, but haven’t really had time to actually COMMENT except for rare occasions.  I feel like I’m missing something in the whole blog-conversation and promise that y’all will actually see me comment on your blogs again as much as I can.  And maybe even actually RESPOND to comments made on my blog.  I do get them (and love it when I do, please Comment!  It makes me feel less self-conscious about blabbing…).

In other bloggy-news, my friend Carla is having a blog contest.  The deal is, you have to put a link to her blog on your blog in order to sign up.  Frankly, I think that  is WRONG, because it lessens MY chances of winning the prize, but oh well.  I’m game.

So, click the image, go see her really cool freeform crochet scarves, and consider signing up yourself!

I noticed this morning that I’m approaching 600 published posts, I htink it might be time for a blog contest of my own to celebrate!  Stay tuned, I’ll think of something….


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Much better

No wardrobe malfunctions today.   At least, none that I’ve noticed so far.  Oh, I did manage to stick on a skort that has no pockets, but I do know where my cell phone is, so it’s not that big a deal.  Ran right over to get my glasses adjusted and she took one look at me and laughed.  “You do have a problem,” she said.

Luckily, she was able to get them straightened out and tightened back up with no trouble.  Phew.

You can’t really see the stripes on the bag in this light, but I did get another stripe done while watching an episode of Lost plus a little bit of the Olympics last night.  (Go Team USA Swimming!  Woohoo!  Isn’t it funny?  I don’t really care about swimming any other time except the Olympics.  I love watching them fly through the water…)

Plus, I decided to see how hard the flowers that came with the pattern were.  Have got 3 petals almost done, the answer is that they are not hard at all!  At least…not yet…

See that metal ant in the background?  A friend gave that to me last Friday with a note that says “May the whole community catch the knitting and quilting BUG.”

Busy day so far today.  It’s weird, I’m at “work” but I still feel a bit like I’m playing.  Mostly, I feel grateful that the shop is actually open, and that even though there is a lot to do, it’s not the same pressure of a deadline.  I feel like I can breathe again.  That I can sit and watch an episode of Lost and not feel like I ought to be doing a million other things.  That has been part of the goal of opening the shop — separating my business from my home.  Going to WORK and then leaving and going HOME.  And being home and not having everything calling my name.

One of the things I did this morning was teach my sister-in-law how to knit.  She’s got her swatch of garter stitch going and will work on that for a day or two before she comes back for more information.

Back to work!  Or is it play?  It must be play, because I sure enjoy it.


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