Sunday, March 2, 2014

Podium

Well the dust has settled from the Olympics and the Ravellenic Games. I hope everyone enjoyed them both! They were both exciting. And congratulations to everyone who participated in both!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Getting it Down!

Hi,

How is everyone handling this weather, especially here in the south east? They are calling for more than 10 inches of snow in some places, we haven't had that much snow here since 1979-1980 and then we got 26 inches. I loved it! Of course, I didn't have to work back then so I was under no obligation to go anywhere and do anything other than snow cream, snow forts, and snow angels.

This time may be a different matter.

But, fingers crossed for a snow day and I can stay home and do some knitting and writing. And as I love my Evernote for storing patterns and making notes for a future project, (knitting or writing) I do enjoy the act of writing with pen and paper.

Today I received the most awesome paper in the form a handmade leather bound journal.
Check this out!
I ordered it online at Etsy I can't say enough good things about the service I received and the quality of the work. Please go check out her other items. She has some really nice bags! It is money well spent. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

All Souls

So who here is waiting a little impatiently for the next installment of the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness? Show of hands.
So there are a few of you out there, tapping your foot and clinging to the edge of your seat in anticipation of the third book, The Book of Life? I loved the first two so much!  I may have to re-read them before July.

And if you have read the first two, The Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night, there is still time. What are you waiting for? Quick download it, buy it, check it out from the library or something, but you have to read this series!


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Festivus!

Dearest Reader, 

The festivus season is upon us in full force, many take this time to reflect on another year past; books read and written, stash busted, mittens, hats, scarves, sweaters etc. knitted or crocheted. Miles jogged, pounds lost or gained. But I'd like to look to the next year, goals, aspirations and things to come. 

Books to be read and written: Rescue My Love to be finalized, The Gamble's first draft to be rewritten/edited. Looking forward to new books by J.R. Ward, Michael Scott, Laura Adrian, Laurell K. Hamliton and many others. 

Knitting projects: Will have to remain a mystery as I know want to spoil it for the future recipients. But, lots of socks, shawls and a sweater are two are planned. And lets not forget the Ravellenic Games are coming up!!!! So lets warm up those needles and hooks after a small holiday break and bust out some great fiber projects! 

And I want to give a shout out to a new member over at Ravelry, screen name Traciene! Look her up and give her a warm welcome, she is a crocheter and awesome paper crafter! 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September. Seriously?

Okay who stole my summer? But it's fall, I have a new job, with the best group of people ever. I mean that! It is like I died and went to work heaven. It is challenging without being frustrating. Okay some days I feel like a dork, but then you learn something new and it is all good.
These folks do not believe in unnecessary stress, gotta love that. So hooray me.

Another new thing I wanted to try was gaming. You hear people talk about it in the elevator or on blogs. But I don't own a gaming console, when I was in my teens gaming meant going to the arcade and playing on bing honking machines. I did have a game console when I was a teen, but I can't tell you which one without totally relieving my age and as you know that is something a lady never does.

So how does one get started in gaming when this is your background, well like any good writer, I decided to do some research. I went to the store, looked at consoles, looked at games. Okay, which is better? Personal choice there I think. Came home didn't have too many answers so I googled xbox vs. ps3. Okay helpful, but still had questions. Time to go to the source. I got on G+ Communities found the "Gaming" community and said "hey gamers I want to get into this gaming thing, how do I start." I got some great if not at times funny advice from a very supportive group who were just as amused by me as I was some of their answers. So finally decided to try PC gaming as we have more than a few extra PC's around and a few Macs. So I downloaded BioShock, brace yourself that takes a few hours, onto my iMac and am so hooked! Why should all the twenty-somethings have all the fun!

So check out that community on G+ if you need gaming advice in a judgement free zone.

In knitting news. I finished a sock at lunch yesterday. Woot! Time to get back to the needles.!