Maker Bee

We had a week long party.
March 21, 2008, 8:28 pm
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This week some of my most favorite people in the world came to visit. Jess, Cory, Joe, Dad, Josh, Brent and Allie. It was a kick ass time.

Mostly we sat around and watched the dogs play. Jess and Cory brought Baby Eden.

She had a lot of fun chasing the soccer ball while the boys kicked it around.

Eden discovered that its really easy to dig big holes in sand.

Sometimes, Hazel got caught in the sand spray.

We also ate some good food.

We are exhausted but so sad that everyone had to go home.

Baby Jane Fabric
March 12, 2008, 8:16 pm
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Dear Jane Fabric

I finally have all the fabric gathered together for my Dear Jane quilt. I joined Anina’s quilt-a-long a couple of weeks ago and have been trying to get everything together ever since. I went to three different quilt shops here in Orlando looking for that light gray fabric but nobody had any. Most of the ladies looked at me like I was crazy for wanting gray quilt fabric to begin with. I ended up ordering some online even though I was worried about the color clashing with the charcoal fabric I bought in town. I think it’s going to be okay though.

I’m really frustrated because I still haven’t received my Dear Jane book. I’m eager to get started. I ended up ordering it from a seller on amazon. I ordered Japanese Quilt Blocks to Mix and Match at the same time and it came in the mail over a week ago! Now it looks like even it I get the book in the mail tomorrow I won’t be able to start for another week because I have a ton of company coming into town next week. My dad, lil brother, Allie, Jess, Cory, Joe and possibly Brent. It’s been a long time since any of them have been down to visit so we are super stoked. Dear Jane will definitely have to wait our house is gonna be so full.

10 years ago : 10 days ago
June 9, 2006, 11:34 am
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10 years ago

10 days ago

10 years ago

Jen lives in my head : I live in Jen’s head
May 20, 2006, 11:33 am
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Further proof that jen and i are psychically connected…

jen’s new couch

my new couch

we bought the same couch – without discussing it. we don’t even have the same taste! 900 miles apart and we still do crazy shit like this.


after over 12 skeins of yarn adding up to more than 3600 yards of yarn, i’ve finished.

it feels great. it wasn’t hard, but a real test of my endurance. i can’t believe that everything i just tried on a whim actually worked.
very happy

i’m leaving for georgia in 5 days.

April 29, 2006, 11:30 am
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So imagine stepping out side to have a smoke when you’re half lit and almost planting your bare ass foot on this.

eeeehhh. pile of dead fish on my back patio. so mysterious AND fucking gross.

this happened after a girls night out with these folks

serious fun. i love how julia looks like she’s about 2 feet tall in this pic.

hmm what else? oh i made some stuff, obviously.

a slipcover for this magazine file

and this little teddy bear… yang was kinda afraid of it.

but mostly i’ve been working on this…which is no longer secret since the roamer has somehow managed to a. get internet access & b. find me on myspace. hey babe! hope you like the blanket!
serious afghan progress:

I’ve been busy ya’ll
March 24, 2006, 4:21 pm
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I know i haven’t shared some pics in a long ass time but my life has been nuts ya’ll. nuts. grape nuts.

i been knittin’ like a fiend…

klaralund sweater in noro silk garden. jaywalker socks in trekking xxl. and a huge as circular throw in lionbrand homespun. (muffin shown for scale.)

i finished up the lace leaf pullover…

it was hard to photograph…even with help from the muffin.
all it needs is a button

which should i use?

ok one more set of knits – i told you i was a fiend… i just got all this great yarn for xmas, and i was kinda excited, and …

i knat up this little shrug in one night! so cool. the
one-skein-wonder that actually took 2 1/2 skeins of yarn that i got at tuesday morning for 2.99 each. wool! $9 sweater! (to be fair the skeins were only 35yds each)
a great big 8″ x 5′ red scarf of cabley goodness i use 3 different red yarns held together and used the
irish hiking scarf pattern.

i’ve done some things besides knitting too. like move out of my einsie apartment and into my fly new house except maybe there were issues….

like gettin that muffin down and into the crate for the trip. actually moving all of my shit from the third floor hell-hole in my lil crv. and then unpacking it all. but hey! i got a new bedspread! and then my piece of shit closet collapsed. after 3 weeks the landlord fixed it and then yesterday i came home and found that (the pic on the right). its awesome.

i had dinner with these folks while they were down here for the disney vacay.

the roamer’s family. it was really nice to see them, i haven’t hung out with them all since i moved in ’03… it was sad though because of course it made me miss the roamer himself.

we had an 80’s suprise party for our friend jen at our new house, good times.

boozin’ it up. julia and me – you know i knitted those leg warmers myself. a bunch of slutty, drunk girls on a bed – i think maries bf called us ‘a single guy’s fantasy’

and last but not least my sweet jess came down to visit.

we took and 8 hour trip to st. pete (i really only should have taken about 3 or 4)

on the way back we stopped by to see jana, keith and the new puppy finn. the next day we went to animal kingdom to see some anymulls. then, a bird shat on jess – hilarious.

January 23, 2006, 2:16 pm
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hey i copied this survey from my little brother, who’s really cool — ya’ll should meet him…

Choose a band/or artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band: phish
Are you female or male: funky bitch
Describe yourself: slave to the traffic light
How do some people feel about you: meat
How do you feel about yourself: you enjoy myself
Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend: fluffhead
Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend: fluff’s travels
Describe where you want to be: farmhouse
Describe what you want to be: bold as love
Describe how you live: army of one
Describe how you love: split open & melt
Share a few words of wisdom: run like an antelope – outta control
Three things that scare me:
1 opinionated people
2 bugs & critters
3 the future
Three people who make me laugh:
1 j
2 j
3 j
Three Things I love:
1 yarn
2 my new bedroom
3 diet mt. dew
Three Things I hate:
1 people who hate things
Three things I don’t understand:
1 how a tv works
2 why we risked starting a nuclear winter in florida by sending a rocket to pluto
3 men
Three things on my desk:
1 landscape plans
2 several files
3 2 tins of nivea lotion
Three things I’m doing right now:
1 billing this time
2 waiting for 5 o’clock
3 risking my job
Three things I want to do before I die:
1 live closer to my friends & family
2 start a sheep farm
3 pay off my debt
Three things I can do:
1 knit
2 draft
3 dig holes
Three ways to describe my personality:
1 bing
2 bang
3 boom
Three things I can’t do:
1 climb rocks
2 eat applesauce
3 change — lord knows i can’t change… won’t you fly high freebird. yeah.

xmas in pictures
January 3, 2006, 2:13 pm
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my first day home, xmas eve was spent with jen. we had a great day driving around seeing funny shit…

spelling may not be a west virginian strong suit. dancing pizza on the side of the road. henri sleeps like that on his back. so cute.

we stopped for sushi…

when we ordered the love boat combo, we had no idea how huge it would be!

green tea ice cream for dessert…

it looks amazingly like wasabi, and doesn’t really taste like green tea, but was good none-the-less

that night i taught jen to knit…

she, of course is a natural. progress shots.

mama & daddy got all kinds of fun yarn for me for xmas. you’ll be seeing some completed projects eventually.

after xmas we headed up to montrose to visit my grandparents…

first pic is my mama’s parents and most of my cousins on that side – please note that i am by far the oldest but still the shortest. my dad’s mom taught josh to crochet. i told him if he mastered that, then i would teach him to knit.

i took a walk the next morning and took some pics of the winter scenery…

my cousin tina’s austrailian shepard was not happy to see me. view out my uncle alvin’s front door. a tree in a field.
a fence around one of my grandpa’s fields. some frosty weeds. the cemetary.
my grandpa’s barn. the hill behind the barn that we used to sled down. the old hen house.

on new years eve eve we all got together at mandee’s to exchange gifts and fabulouse prizes…

whenever we get together, there always seem to be animals…

henri. lucy. harley.

after that party jen and i headed to the local bar to see if we could run into any of the old peeps from high school…

we only found jon. but it was great to see him.

jen & i at the start of the evening. then a few beers. then everything started to look a little blurry.

that’s all of the pics that i have. i felt like i was constantly pulling out my camara but there are some obvious gaps in my documentation: my parents, cory, gretta, jess’s family, miss karen, new year’s eve, more of my family in montrose, etc.
it was great to see everybody.

xmas gift 6
December 18, 2005, 2:09 pm
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socks for dad

opal superwash on size 0 pony pearl dpns. lichen ribbed socks from knitting vintage socks. they are a 3:1 rib that doesn’t really show up in this pic.

finally i have finished these socks. remeber this yarn jess? i knit and ripped 3 socks before i got one that was the right size. after i figured it all out i knat up the second sock in under 24 hours – a new personal best. i hated this yarn by the time i finished these socks. so plain! so ruff! so i-have-knit-5-socks-with-only-2-to-show-from-this-yarn! but then a miracle happened! i put these in the washer when i finished and all the scratchy treatment on the yarn came off and they are soooooooo soft now. so nice, and the size? perfect

Self Portrait Tuesday
December 6, 2005, 2:03 pm
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spt 6

i used to live in southpark – in morgantown