Hey there, so glad you popped by! I've moved to a new address, however, and you can find my new blog at: The Weaver's Apprentice as of Monday, January 26, 2015. I hope you'll come visit me there! See you soon! XOXO

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Almost Party Time! =D

I get off of work in 45 minutes... then to the store for DayQuil for the missus & then home to finish up fun things for a certain, spectacular party later today. ^____^ Yay!

Also will be keeping an eye on the youngest kitty, Vash, who was rather sick earlier this evening... scared the shit out of Britt & me... PTSD from suddenly losing Kyo a few years ago methinks. I'm still having a hard time shaking the feeling of icy dread that lodged itself inside me earlier when Britt called, near tears... But he's not throwing up any more, and has been playing a bit & is now snuggled up in bed with Britt. But I'm paranoid... so I'll keep a close eyeball on him for the next several hours. Little weenie, scaring us like that... ^_~

Anywho... back to work & then home to party prep! See  you soon!!! =D


Saturday, October 20, 2012

As if I could resist...

Or as if I'd ever want to resist! =D

It's almost time for Vanessa Valencia's annual Halloween Party! Yay!!!

So come join in all the fun & spooky shenanigans. ^-^

See you there! =D


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Aunties Bzzz & Blblblbl

Life has been busy these past ten days... I can't believe it's only been about a week and a half since the Carnival... it feels like much longer. ^-^

We've been busy as can be, helping Britt's younger sister get ready for her baby. She had an easy birth this time around (YAY!!!) and now has a precious baby girl. Haylee Danae was born on October 13 at 9:36 in the morning... Good luck numbers all around. ^-^

Triston, her big brother, doesn't quite know what to make of her... he loves babies & kids, but is so, SO jealous. Poor kiddo... We're going to take him trick or treating this year if his mom & dad don't already have plans. ^-^

Auntie B (Britt) & Auntie Anna... times two! =D

And this November, it will be times three! My younger sister is also having a baby... her first! It's super exciting and I'm flying out to Iowa for two weeks to stay with her, be her Doula (unless the baby is early...) and help take care of her & the Mister while they get used to never sleeping again. ^-^

I'm really excited, as I haven't been with my family for Thanksgiving for more than 10 years... but also really sad because Britt couldn't get the time off of work to come with me. Meh... But we'll survive & I'll come home and never be allowed to leave for that long again... ^___~

Back to Triston for a moment though... He's almost two, and is finally talking up a storm. ^-^ We've always been Aunti B & Auntie Anna, but now he has his own way of saying our names... and it's so cute, I melt & giggle whenever he does it. 

He calls Britt 'Auntie Bzzzzz', because that's the sound a bee makes... lolz...

And I'm 'Auntie Blblblbl', which is how he says 'banana'... XD (stick your tongue out & move it side to side while say this to get the full effect...)

Anywho... next time we go visit I'll get some pictures of my two cuties... 

Until then, I'm off to do some grocery shopping for dinner tonight. =D

Spaghetti squash & meatballs! The new favorite meal in this neck of the woods. ^-^

Hope you all are enjoying some nice Fall weather! See you soon!!!


PS... The only reason I'll torment you with this is that at 1:58, they make the sound that Triston does when trying to say my name o_O

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Le Mysterieux Carnival

It's time! The gates are open & visitors are being welcomed into Le Mysterieux Carnival. Come with me!!!

Just through the graveyard...

With her stones dark...

...and grey...

There is a path.

That will lead you to a wood where the spirits linger...

If you travel through that wood for a bit, you will find another path...

And if you walk for a bit longer...

And a bit further...

You will find a place that started out, long ago, for the living...

But has now become a place where the dead can ease into their new existence. 

But once a year, for one night in October, the living are invited to come mingle (if they dare) with those whose physical bodies no longer burden them.

So... come with me into the Haunted Wood?

Come join in the merriment this special night? For this night alone, we are promised safe passage in (and then out again)

As long as we keep our silver tickets in hand...

Look at this exotic beauty... she dances as if she's made of serpents...

And if we give the Lady Luna a visit, she'll tell our fortunes. Ask her a question... her cards never lie...

And the resident siamese twins... they're musically inclined...

The Captain is a fan of fire...

...and stilts.

Last, but not least, Ursula, the Mustachioed Lady. A great beauty... 

Time's running short... we need to be back out the gates by midnight... 

or else our tickets expire & we become a... permanent... addition to the carnival. We'd best be off!


Many thanks to our wonderful hostesses Anna & Marfi! Make sure you've stopped at their carnivals over at Frosted Petunias & Incipient Wings!

*NOTE* For any pics that aren't mine, I've linked back to where I found them. If they are yours & you'd like me to take them down, please let me know & I'll promptly remove them. No copyright infringement intended. ^-^

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Come play...

When darkness falls, the Carnival begins... See you tonight, my lovelies!


Friday, October 05, 2012

Do you have your ticket???

I have mine... Come join in Le Mysterieux Carnival this Saturday... See you there.


Thursday, October 04, 2012

30 Days of Get Your Art On - Day 4

Howdy folks! Today I lounged around my house and did nothing but knit and read. It was glorious. I stayed up until 4am watching Game of Thrones, so I got up later than usual this afternoon. ^-^

That's the first show I've actually sat down to watch since Warehouse 13's first episode in July... which I haven't watched any more of & need to catch up on. Anyways! Back to crafty type things!

I love to crochet. It makes me happy. Up until recently, I did not love to knit. I couldn't stop accidentally adding or dropping stitches & my tension was, well, deplorable. 
Then I found the most beautiful needles I'd ever seen. I told Britt I absolutely had to have them, or else I would simply shrivel up & die. 

Ok, I wan't really that dramatic, but you get my drift. They were gorgeous.

She told me I couldn't have them unless I was going to knit with them, and since I hated knitting, what was I going to do with them?

I promised I would learn to knit, and true to my word, I have. ^-^ I am so proud. I am no longer intimidated by using two needles at once. Someday, I will graduate to using several needles, and then knit socks. 

For now, however, I am knitting a scarf for Britt. ^-^ Since she was nice enough to get me the pretty needles & help me find good beginning yarn (that was waaaaaaaayyy brighter & more colorful than anything I would ever have picked...lolz), I decided to make her a scarf. ^-^

So here it is... It's about a quarter of the way done, and I'm going to have to go buy another two balls of yarn I think... we like our scarves long in this house... short scarves just won't do. ^_~

It's an accidentally striped scarf, as I forgot whether I needed to knit or purl next & then picked the wrong one... and proceeded to spaz out... Britt told me to chill my pants and just pretend I'd meant to do it... and then keep doing it & it would look intentional. 

I love my honey... she knows just what to say ^-^ 

Pictures!!! Here ya go...

The good news is that I found my camera (yay!)

The bad news is, my apartment has... challenged... lighting, so the colors aren't quite as bright here as in person. Oh well... At least I found my camera! =D

Alrighty... Everyone have a glorious night, I'm off to knit some more. 


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

30 Days of Get Your Art On

Technically, this is Day 3, but since I joined late (story of my life, right? XD) it's my Day 1... But we'll still pretend it's Day 3, mmmmkay?

So! Here we are...

Forgive the less than fantastic photo quality... my camera is MIA, so my iPod is standing in. =P

This is the biggest thing I've ever done... 16"x20". Collaged, painted & inked.

It's still going to get some painted marigolds... I'm just not quite sure where yet. ^-^
I'm also debating whether or not to outline in black the red & aqua dots...

Anywho... I finished outlining the skull & flowers today, and as soon as I figure out what the heck I'm making for dinner, I'll be free to paint marigolds to my little heart's content. =D


Hope everyone's having a riot today, whatever you're up to!


Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Two posts in one day? Please, no one fall over and die of shock...

Ahem. At any rate, after poking around blogland for a bit this evening, I'm joining in the mess making over at Traci Bunker's blog and am going to give the 30 Days of Get Your Art On a go. =D

I've been trying really hard to make time for myself and time for the things I love to do... Whether I'm knitting or painting or cooking or whatever, I am happier when I'm doing something creative. ^-^

I think this challenge will be a good way to keep myself in line... I still forget for days on end to just sit and BE and then maybe dabble in something I enjoy. Especially on days I work... I usually work, do whatever absolutely must be done, and then occasionally I'll sleep...

In my desire for balance in my life, I think intentionally setting aside a half hour (at least) every day for me to be creative will help. ^-^

So... go peak at all the other people who are participating and then join in too, won't you? =D



Feeling kind of stomped on today... People are being snappish and I seem to be walking right into the line of fire... o_O

So I'm safely tucked away in my office, sipping my coffee & trying to stay out of everyone's way... Maybe there's something in the water? Who knows...

I really can't wait to get home tonight, curl up with a nice cup of tea and snuggle a cat or two... or three or four. ^-^

On the bright side, it's now OCTOBER!!! =D

I love Halloween... I love the Fall... Everything about them. Pumpkins, glitter, costumes, skeletons, bats, spiders, witches (naturally...), black cats... you get my drift. ^-^

There's so many blog parties going on this month! I can't wait to see what everyone is going to be doing. It'll be great fun.

Listening to Uriah Heep's album Sea of Light. I found it on youtube, in its entirety, along with a bunch of other music... yay! ^-^

In other news, everyone that I know is now obsessed with Game of Thrones. I've just barely begun the first book in the series, and haven't seen any of the show... So I think that I'll be starting that tomorrow perhaps... I've heard it's amazing and even people who don't usually like that type of fantasy are liking it. Sooooo... I'm way behind again. =P

Anyone here seen/read Game of Thrones? Are you as obsessed as everyone I know? =D

Alrighty then... back to work...

Happy Autumn!