Hot Pepper Anyone?

July 25, 2007

Not bad for my first skein done up on the wheel. It turned out lovely. Now comes the hard part…what to knit? Socks, a kick-hiney hat, mittens?


Gosh Thanks Pooch!

July 24, 2007

I’ve been nominated by Pooch!


Hee, hee. Thanks!

So here are the bloggers in my life that I think sure are Rockin’ Girl Bloggers! (in no particular or preferential order)

Kelly (yep, it’s pink, deal with it)

Bonne Marie




Love you girls!

It’s Monday? Really? Are you sure?

July 23, 2007

This weekend our house was invaded by NYers! It was a whirlwind of activity. My mom and Gigi came down to visit. We crammed all kind of fun things into our weekend. Saturday morning we went to pick up the Monkey from Bible Camp. She had an awesome week there and we heard goofy camp songs all weekend:

“Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap (Bar of Soap!)”

“Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap (Bar of Soap!)”

“I’d go shiney, shiney, shiney, over everybody’s hiney!”

“Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap (Bar of Soap!)”

It just so happened that my cousin from NY happened to be playing softball in a ladies summer league right here in our backyard. So we made it a point to go watch her play for a bit. Check her out!


I also caught some Saturday sky under a tree at the ballpark.


We had a great meal provided by one of my favorite restaurants back home. The sweet woman who does the cooking sent us a pan of eggplant parmessan. Mmmm! It was soo good.

Sunday after church we went to Gettysburg to cruise the wax museum and then to the Gettysburg National Cemetery. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon and we live only a short drive away. The Monkey took a photo of us on the path there, see I was being silent and respectful, just like the signs say.


I finished a pair of socks for my Dad in the cemetery. My Dad is a big civil war nut, so that will mean a lot to him.


This is the grave site of Jenny Wade, the only civilian who died during the battle of Gettysburg. She was hit in the back by a stray bullet and killed instantly.


Apparently “Ghost Tours” are a big thing in Gettysburg. Most of them are at night. Here is one specially tailored to our dear Chris.


We finished out the afternoon with some great ice cream. A few of us got a sundae called Peanut Butter Xplosion, wow, it was amazing. Peanut butter cup ice cream, hot fudge, and peanut butter sauce. Oh yeah, it was great. And now today I am slow as dirt from all the sugar. Ack.


Have a Spunky Friday!

July 20, 2007

My birthday package from Spunky Eclectic arrived yesterday and let me just say, Amy did a fabulous job of selecting fiber. On a side note, before I show you the goods, I have to complain about the USPS. It never fails, it’s the same story every time. You order something online. You are notified of it’s tracking number. The USPS says they have been notified electronically that the shipper is planning to drop off the package…and that’s the only message you get on their “tracking info page”. Every time I have an online tracking number I actually receive the package before any of the info is updated. Same case here, got my package from Amy Thursday afternoon, Friday morning, Hey look! An email from USPS saying that my package was sent out. Government….grumble…why bother. </end rant>

On to the good stuff, the part you all want to see.

Isn’t it glorious? Starting in the center then working clockwise from the top we have: 100% Merino Superwash in the Moonflower colorway, Sparkling Triple Play Blue Face Leicester Batt in the Desert Sunrise, Romney in Burning Embers, Merino and Bamboo (60/40) in Autumn, Blue Face Leicester in Snow Grape (I love that name), Tussah Silk in Mahogany, 100% wool (not sure what kind) in Hot Pepper, and finally; Merino in Peony (that pink is amazing! I think I’ll spin it and send it to Kelly as I know how much she adores pink). Woo Hoo! Great birthday stuff.

I started spinning the Hot Pepper on my lunch. Wow! It spins like a dream! I so want socks out of it. Hot Dang! Thanks for the awesome package Amy, it’s just perfect.

Postcards from home

July 18, 2007

The Monkey is at Bible Camp this week. I am constantly wondering what she’s doing. Did she remember to put sun screen on? Is she having fun? Will she be ready to come home on Saturday or will we have to pry her fingers away from the bunk bed to get her to leave. Did she wear her sunscreen?

She was so nervous this past Sunday as we waited in the registration line. I hugged her and told her how much fun she was going to have and to remember to wear her sunscreen. After she was registered we went up to her dorm room where she chose a top bed bunk and we made her bed. We met her counselor, who was very sweet. Then we took her to the camp store where Dad bought her a cute camp t-shirt and she got a blue Slush Puppy. When we got back to her dorm room I reminded her…again, to wear sunscreen, she looked at us and said, “OK guys…you can go.” *phew*

I have been sending her homemade postcards all week. I hope I remembered to tell her to put sun screen on. This one goes in the mail today.



Postcards from the dog…remember when you used to do that Mom? I wonder if she’ll remember to put on her sunscreen…

P.S. If you look at my new fuzzybritches logo and the postcard, I think you may agree, I did alright capturing the essence that is “JinBao”.

I’m a spinning fool!

July 16, 2007

It came, on Saturday no less. I was really surprised it got here this fast. I’m obsessed completely…I’m also dangerously close to being out of fiber. I can’t wait for my package to come from Spunky Eclectic!

A movie! Whoo Hoo! Yes Kelly, that is Star Trek in the back ground, Yes, you can say it.

I’ll have the eggs and toast…no wait, the sawmill gravy and biscuits…hmmm, no, I changed my mind…

July 13, 2007

I have a wee bit of a problem. I am terrible at choosing things from a menu/list. Now I can make important decisions lickity-split, but put a menu in front of me and forget it. By the time the hubby and the monkey are eating dessert, I might, maybe, possibly have picked out my entree…maybe. Is it too late to change my order?
This has led me to an interesting dilemma over the past few days. You see, I have birthday money which was supposed to be ferreted away for a spinning wheel, and now it will be spent on fiber, because really where is the fun in receiving a spinning wheel when you only have one bag of fiber. I have been drooling for three days strait over at Spunky Eclectic. “I love the atomic melon…oooh, Ravelry roving…wow, that Utah Sunrise is amazing…silk? I wonder what it’s like to spin silk? OH Alpaca…look at all the different kinds of wool.” I’m helpless. I was seriously considering wadding up spit balls and shooting them at my monitor with my eyes closed, then ordering what they land on. Alas, no, the lovely Amy has come to my rescue. I emailed her begging for her assistance. I asked if I could send her X amount of dollars and have her put together a surprise package of fibery goodness for me, to which she graciously agreed. Thank you Amy!

Did I also mention that I’m signing up for the Spunky Eclectic fiber club? Just $15 a month guarantees me a fibery surprise package each month…and Amy chooses the color and fiber. Phew.