Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Answers To Those Burning Questions.......

I guess its time to answer all those burning questions you have ...


First there is Julie....

I started crocheting a long time ago... my sisters will attest my mom made us make lots of christmas bells.. and I didnt want to crochet for a long time after that !.. LOL .. but I have always been crafty and creative and also try to be frugal .. so I like making nice things for people .. and I guess that is where it all really comes from.. seeing the look on peoples faces when they get something really nice that you took the time to make just for them....

A favourite day for me ... most of my days lately have been my favourite kind.. get up .. go to my yoga/tai chi class... come home have some tea and breakfast.. crochet most of the day .. walk the dogs.. just very relaxed.. that is what I like relaxed days...


The last one is a toughy they each have their attributes.. Jude Law or Brad Pitt.....oh the agony of deciding...do I really have to decide? ... ok ok ok .. it would have to be Brad.. there is just something about him that I have always been attracted to ...

On to Andrea...

I have already seen Ever After .. loved it... as for the books if I can find them at the library .. sure I will check them out.. and I am sure I will have to hunt down the music .. but its worth a shot.. I like different

I used to drink them more often than I do now.. I like vodka martinis.. slightly dirty with of course three olives.. or for after dinner a raspberry chocolate martini... I would say right now I probably have one a week ... I actually know how to make about 200 different kinds....

My favourite yarn.. hmm that is almost as tough as picking between Jude and Brad.. I will say this.. anything that is soft and feels nice when you work with it .. and doesnt try my patience as I work with it..



Ok Marvie...


my least favourite thing to do .. besides shopping would be...being forced to get up very early to do something I really dont want to do....


My favourite thing besides crochet is walking my dogs.. its nice.. you get fresh air.. see new things daily and meet nice people...

Goals for next year... lose 30 more pounds.. like I did last year... expand my business.. maybe learn to spin... and try some new techiques in crochet... maybe try to relearn knitting....


I think the next person is Kitten.. judging from the Slipknot comment....and if not here are my answers anyway ....

Brutus is 6.. I bought him and Cupcake from the same little pet shop in tennessee... at the same time.. they were born a week apart so they have been raised as brothers really ...

I have been married and been close a few times too LOL .......

The crochet project I am most proud of at the moment would be the doily I did for my mom for Christmas.. even though she hasnt gotten it yet..



Burfica.....

Eeyore.. you know I LOVE him.. he is just soo.. well you know Eeyore

Wow another pick your favourite.. I love most animals but If I had to choose.. Giraffe.. they are so beautiful and awesome to me ..

for Christmas.. I received.. some tea... a nice picture of some good friends.. a silver handbag.. an ornament....3 pair of black knee high boots.. and 10 hand turned corchet hooks from turn of the century ...



I received money from my mom and will get money from my dad when I go home...

and Melissa.....

My favourite white wine is Kendall Jackson Chardonnay Vinters Reserve and my favourite red is Columbia Crest Merlot Estate Reserve

Well .. I love both coffee and tea.. but drink more tea these days...

In my purse.. there is ... an ATM card.. a tube of Burts Bees Lipbalm.. a few receipts.. a little money and if I an out and about my cell phone..






posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Tuesday, December 28, 2004   6 martinis shaken not stirred




Sunday, December 26, 2004

Lets See How Much Fun We Can Have.....

First...

Recommend...

1...a movie

2...a book

3...a musical artist, album or song


Second...

Ask me any three questions you want.. I Swear I will answer them


Third....

Copy and past to your blog and see how much fun we can have!!


posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Sunday, December 26, 2004   7 martinis shaken not stirred




Friday, December 24, 2004

Christmas Eve....

SO after yesterday's maddness in the wind.. just call me Dorothy.. I came home and relaxed for the evening.. I didnt even want to work on anything I really needed to work on so I spent my evening making Brutus a little sweater..

Here is the result ....



Isnt he the cutest little thing you have ever seen .. You should have seen his little disgruntled face when I first put it on him... too funny.. now at the moment he is all curled up in front of the fire glad to have a sweater.. the cats are giving him envious looks.. maybe I should make one for Tiger
but something tells me that he wouldnt really appreciate it and all the other cats would just make fun of him.. you know how kids can be .. LOL

For some strange and really fucked up reason.. I decided it wouldnt be so bad to venture into town and pick up a few groceries today.. tell me.. what was I thinking?.. and I also thought I should get a few stocking stuffers at WalMart.. I drove up to WalMart and looked in the parking lot and kept on driving.. I dont think there was an empty space in the whole place.. Harris Teeter wasnt quite as bad.. but of course there were the ladies in the aisles you needed to be in blocking the path because they wanted to catch up on the whole past year they had not seen each other and by chance they met in the grocery store today.. ATTENTION SHOPPERS.. USE THE DAMNED PHONE AND GET THE HELL OUT OF MY WAY !! and of course they see you need to get by and dont make the first move to let you .. so after a couple times just butting carts to get through.. I think I got my message to these people.. because at that point .. I was getting real close to panic atttack and needed out of the throng of people.. so I got my baking supplies .. dog treats.. cat treats .. and extras so I dont have to go out of the house for a week.. and I headed home.. getting out of the parking lot was almost as fun as the grocery store itself..times like this I wish I had a huge 4X4 Suburban that looked really ratty so people would be scared of me instead of my cute little non intimidating Mini that people think they can just push down the road..I did however score a cherry parking place at the one store I stopped at for pastry.. because I have a tiny car for tiny spaces.. and I couldnt do that in the aformentioned Suburban...








posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Friday, December 24, 2004   4 martinis shaken not stirred




Thursday, December 23, 2004

Frustration

that is the only way to describe today.. I got up this morning.. pissing down rain.. wait it out.. slacked off by market time.. throw my stuff in the truck to take to the market.. get there.. the wind is blowing so hard it takes me almost an hour to get my pavillion set up and then the wind just demolished it.. by the time 11 had rolled around I was packing it in to come home.. no one was gonna buy anything today .. so it was useless.. I should have just stayed home in the first place and I would at least still have a tent to use .. now I am tentless and in the hole... dammit! the whole point was to try to MAKE money .. not spend more .. I swear to you I felt like Dorothy must have today.. the wind was whipping and tossing my little tent every where.. I even had it tied down to my bumper and the bumper of the truck next to me to no avail... snapped those little aluminum cross bars like they were twigs I tell you .....so tonight I am tired and sore from wrestling the tent...it seriously kicked my ass.. and didnt make a dime today .. merry christmas to me huh?

On the bright side.. I will be getting a better sturdier tent.. I have some orders to do I can concentrate on .. and I have had a nice day even after all that.. I came home .. started work on a sweater for Brutus..(lookie I just taught myself something new that text thingy .. i mean i knew how to do it but I figured the short way woohooo ) .. its cute.. burnt orange chenille with a little boa trim.. so as soon as I get the rest of the boa on.. I will have him model it for you .. in all his disgusted glory.. you should have seen him while I was trying it on for size tonight.. he acted like I was killing him.. then wouldnt move while it was on.. I tell you .. he WILL be thankful when he realizes the damned thing will keep him warm AND make him look stylish..all the other dogs on our walking route are gonna be jealous and want one becuase he looks so good! ....


Talked to my sister today.. there is snow at home.. maybe some will blow my way .. that sure figures.. it was 66 degrees here today .. UGH and its almost christmas.. I am told its supposed to only be about 15 on christmas day though.. we will see.. I want snow not cold weather!!


I am going to get a picture up of all the ponchos I have done for my nieces .. and a few other things that have been done for Christmas.. but it will have to wait for a more energetic day!

I hope you all have a great night .. more later !!


posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Thursday, December 23, 2004   4 martinis shaken not stirred




Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Its Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

Well.. I am finally almost my self again .. this thing is still lingering a little but the pain I can deal with .. its at a level of just being irritating instead of down right painful..

I got my tree together and in a spot that looks nice so now I will show you what I can do with a bag full of pine cones.. a hot glue gun.. spray adhesive.. clear glitter and buffalo snow.. the result is this ...



As you all can see I even have most of my gifts wrapped.. any one that really knows me will think this is a miracle.. since last year I was wrapping presents literally 5 minutes before I was due someplace.. so I am ahead of the game....

I was also greeted this week by a nice package on my door step.. one I knew was coming.. just not this quickly and boy was I happy.. it was the one splurge I made on myself this season .... its recycled silk yarn from india... for those of you not in the know.. the recycled part means.. its is made from the left over threads when they are finished weaving sari silk fabric.. they then take the fibers and spin them into yarn.. its very nice and colourful....



This bunch of yarn will be made into a shawl for myself... *gasp* I know .. I know.. I am going to make something for me ...Its absolutely amazing isnt it? .. I am going to make my shawl to look like a butterfly.. and of course there will be pictures when I am finished..

Market is tomorrow.... and wouldnt you know it supposed to rain.. and wouldnt you also know older rich ladies dont like getting out in the rain.. so not trying to be negative... but .. I know tomorrow isnt going to be as great as I was hoping for.. on the bright side.. I went out tonight and bought some clear shower curtains to fashion sides to my pavillion so I wont get so wet this week.. and another good thing.. its supposed to be 66 tomorrow so at least I wont be wet AND cold.. so here is hoping I have brave shoppers tomorrow that NEED some last minute gifts...


I am so proud of me on this point too.. I have all the stockings up for he animals and I have the stuffers to go in them .. not like they know about Santa.. but I am not gonna give it away .. I think Cupcake still believes!!

I felt good enough yesterday to venture into Fayetteville to do a little shopping.. I passed a Target on the way in and thought I might stop there on the way back .. did I ? HELL NO.. on the way back the parking lot was FULL.. I mean people were parking what seemed to be a half mile from the place.. any where there is that many people.. I am staying away .. its not like I needed anything and couldnt wait.. I have just missed Target alot and wanted to visit .. but not under those circumstances.. noway!! The places I did venture to werent bad at all but I think it was partly because I got to them before noon.. I was up early and in town early .. and got home fairly early .. traffic wasnt bad.. and the worst thing that happened to me is I had to wait in line at Barnes and Noble.. for a little over 5 minutes.. so I should say it wasnt a bad day after all ..

Well.. I must leave you all for now.. I know.. you miss me bad when I am not here.. but there are things I have to get done by tomorrow.. like a dog sweater.. so .. with that .. I leave you til tomorrow !!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Wednesday, December 22, 2004   9 martinis shaken not stirred




Monday, December 20, 2004

UGHHHHHHH

I have been suffering from a kidney infection for the past four days.. movement has been painful to say the least.. this one was /still is a humdinger!.. I am not sure how many of you want the details or even know what it feels like here is my best attempt to tell you .. this feels like.. if you move just the right way.. some one is taking a dagger and stabbing you in your lower back ..so needless to say .. I havent done much of anything since thursday evening when this thing hit me ...still hurts but not near as much as it did friday morning.. I felt it coming thursday night and thought "it will be ok I will drink some juice and water and nip it in the bud" ... which usually works.. but not this time.. NOOOOOOOOO.. this one has knocked me on my ass....

I have too much to do to be laid up.. so I have been taking my meds like a good little girl..drinking my juice and water.. no coffee.. tea.. or citrus..of course I am still in pain.. and that is just that.. I just do things in small doses.. and bringing in wood for the fireplace has been funny .. one stick at a time LOL.......god how pathetic....I am just thankful this didnt happen on Market day .. .


My exchanges and swaps have been going well at Crchetville.. I have recieved many nice things this season .. this is what was sent to me by my holiday gift exchange pal Rebecca....it shows me that people actually DO listen to what I like and dont like



Remember click the pic to make it bigger.. I am so in love with this.. I screamed when I opened the package.. the dogs thought I was insane..

That is what I am leaving you with... I need to go rest.. I will write more later ..


posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Monday, December 20, 2004   9 martinis shaken not stirred




Thursday, December 16, 2004

Who Has.....

the best secret pal?

that would be me












Click th epicture to see the bigger one!!!!

THANKS SECRET PAL...

I love every thing and even started something with the yarn last night after snapping my picture...more later .. off to market!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Thursday, December 16, 2004   2 martinis shaken not stirred




Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Serious Neglect

I really didnt realize how long I had been away from the land of blog til I got an email today from a friend asking if I was ever gonna blog again.. MAN..I have the crappiest concept of time.. and when I get really busy .. the concept of times gets even more thrown off.. Its that time if year also when I feel as if time suddenly fast forwards and I find myself saying....it's the 14th ALREADY? So forgive me guys for I have been busy ...


Saturday was the Annual Christmas Carriage Parade here.. it went right in front of the house.. I was invited across the street to a party .. It was really nice .. the parade was awesome.. there were many carriages all decorated for the season.. there was one even made to look like a unicorn pegasus.. white horse.. golden horn..huge white feathered wings..driven by angels... my favourite however was the little carriage that was pulled by two miniature horses looking like something right out of the English country side... red plaid blankets on the horses and covering the occupants of the carriage... holly and ribbons in the spokes if the wheels...a pole holding a lantern.. the riders in the carriage in red jackets and black helmets.. it was very quaint.. they also had bells braided into the horses manes and tails....the the last carriage was pulled by morgan horses and it was pulling santas carriage complete with a couple of elves and whimsical candy land decorations...it was really nice...

The party was pleasant as well.. I met some nice people and I was invited to participate in a knitting and crochet group..kind of like a Stitch-n-Bitch..I was told it was very social .. what ever that means.. there was hot cider, a bloody mary bar, and chili in the bag.. something new to me.. you take a small bag of doritos ..smash them up before opening the bag...cut the top off the bag.. ladle your chili in and top it.. then eat it right out of the bag.. it was really good......


I have been busy as a bee getting Christmas gifts done to send out.. Christmas things done to give to friends here.. Winter Swap items for my Crochetville swap....my gift exchange item for my swap....items for my booth at the market.. not to mention the orders I have had for Christmas gifts.. and trying to get my yarn swap things done.. I have carried crochet with me all week in case I had to stand in line some where .. or if I got a few extra minutes some where that I could stitch.. and then there is also the regular stuff I do.. like clean my house.. do my laundry .. wash the dogs... eat.. you know those little things that get in the way of production..

The guy at the post office is going to hide when I get there tomorrow.. I have exactly 23 boxes to send off...I guess that can be my contribution to my parents' salaries.. they both work at the post office and well as my step mom......

I have also been avoiding the public as much as possible.. I know this sounds crazy but at this time of year people truly go insane.. I am not kidding you .. and over 10 years in retail work (I am so glad I dont do that any more) has taught me that the Christmas season is full of insane stupid people that get mad at you when they cant find what they want because they waited til the week before Christmas to start looking for that "hot" item of the year.. I am so glad I make my stuff.. I am so glad the only place I go that might cause me stress is the post office.. and that usually isnt bad.. when I go to do my grocery shopping its usually really late at night since the grocer I go to is open 24/7... unless its one of those times I need deli meat then I get there at 6 am so I can be the first person there to get the meat cut and I move on.....

I am still even after all these years.. amazed at the amount of non holiday spirit that fills these shoppers ....instead of being happy they have the money to go shop and live in a free country and arent starving.. they are upset because its crowded..they have to wait.. they cant find what they want... when I do venture out into the madness.. I try my best to be in the best possible mood when I go.. I am super nice to the person or people that help me because I know in my heart their day ..hell their whole month ... has been hellish....I am nice to the cashier .. and I am even nice to the grumpy person behind me in line..hoping some holiday cheer rubs off on them....

This brings me to all the good hearted people at Crochetville... we did a wish list thing there like I had on my blog.. every one has been great at granting wishes.. from the smaller ones like me .. burt's bees lip balm.. I have recieved 3 tubes and a tin so far.. and if I have more coming I will be glad.. to larger things.. gift cards for favourite stores.. yarns.. hand turned crochet hooks etc... this place has kept me in the spirit this year.. I have granted several wishes and I have had some granted to me.. the act of giving seflessly is a great and wonderful feeling ... and this place has definately had that feeling going on the past few weeks.. Its almost like magic to me... its a great feeling also to see the response to doing things just for the sake of doing them.. giving and not expecting any thing in return.. the thank yous I have gotten have been more than enough.. had I not had one wish granted.. I would have been fine because I know there are people there that deserve far more than I do .. I have a nice comfortable life .. I know that not every one does.. I just like doing nice stuff.. especially for people I think deserve it....


I hope this catches me up a bit.. tomorrow there will be pictures of the Christmas gifts I have been slaving over... and maybe a couple bonus ... have a great night every one !!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Tuesday, December 14, 2004   7 martinis shaken not stirred




Thursday, December 09, 2004

Rain Rain Go Away

After a terribly disappointing day at market I can say this.. I am tired.. I am cold.. I am wet.. or was when I got here anyway .. Dried out a bit now.. and after my hot shower feel a slight bit better.. It sucks being out in the grey and rain all day especially when it doesnt get above 50.... trust me.. and if you want to know what its like... let me know .. I will call you on the next miserable market day to come keep me company ..


On a Happier note.. My niece turned 17 yesterday.. and she made her dear old auntie feel good by telling me she missed me a bunch and wished that I could be at her party on Sunday.. I wish I could be there too!! I will be next year .. that is a promise .. If I have to beg borrow or steal to get there I will be.. I would never miss her 18th birthday for the world!!


I have been loving the post man this week .. boxes and boxes have been arriving here .. I have loved every one ! I still need to take a few pics of my swap things from my pals over at Crochetville.. so I will save that for another day .. except .. I just have to show this beautiful yarn I received from Deneen .. it was 9 WHOLE skeins of this beautiful vintage pink wool with silver threads in it ..




I cant wait to use it.. Not too sure what I am going to make with it .. I did do a swatch and I fulled that last night.. it turned out nice.. so I will think on it and let it tell me what it wants to be.. I am thinking a nice fulled cloche hat and matching bag....

I have been a busy bee this week.. I have been working on scarves because last week that was the request.. scarves .. scarves.. and more scarves... so here is what I had for sale today and of course didnt sell a single one!



I worked very hard on this wrap as well .. its made out of a nice glamorous chenille that is off white with flecks of gold.. very nice.. I loved the way it turned out.. even though it was supposed to be a triagle to begin with and turned out to be a rectangle when I finished.. I dont mind .. I think the result is striking..



Lastly I leave you with my cute little face.. in a poncho and hat set I made for myself.. I am not sure If I will keep it.. but I think its nice for the time being.. I am sure if someone wanted it bad enough I would give it up... that is just the way I am ...





posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Thursday, December 09, 2004   7 martinis shaken not stirred




Monday, December 06, 2004

Monday Monday

Right.. so after my kick about carbs last night.. what did I do this evening? Make an apple pie from scratch.. I am so terrible.. not really.. Its for a friend not me .. and there are very few smells I like better than apple pie in the oven .. so delicious...

As much as I hate to say this.. I wish it felt more like Christmas here.. today it was 60 degrees and tomorrow is supposed to be 72.. I think there might have been about 2 nights so far that have dipped below 30.. I know I shouldnt say anything and be glad the weather is so mild.. because I know that soon .. I will be so cold I will be complaining and all of you will remind me of how I really wished for it..then I will have to quit being a pain in the ass.. LOL.....

I swear there must be something in the water .. the moon phase or whatever.. My animals were bound and determined to irritate the living shit out of me today ....It all started when Tiger got up in my face this morning and started sniffing.. I opened my mouth and breathed out.. my morning dragon breath sent him running for the hills.. I giggled to myself and thought " Thats right dont mess with the Dragon breath" I am sick.. I know.. I dont think that cat recovered the rest of the day.. when I rolled out of bed he wanted out and he hasnt come back in yet...

Then there is the Boston Terrier , Brutus... I turn my back for less than 15 minutes today.. come back in the living room.. kitty litter every where and he has half his body in the stinking cat box! So I walked up right behind him.. kicked him the rest of the way in.. shook the box up really well .. and let him out.. I dont think the little turd burglar will be going any where near a cat box any time soon..

So I vacuum up the mess.. and no sooner did I get the machine put away and go into the bedroom for my slippers than Winston the littlest cat climbed up on my 1920's radio and gotten into the bowl that has sand in it to hold candles and made a mess .. sand every where.. what the hell was she trying to do .. build a MFin' sandcastle.. I dragged the vacuum back out.. sucked up the sand.. threw the dogs outside and Winston went and hid under the bed.. I was ready to just throw them all out today and never let them back in the house..

Its worse than little kids I tell ya! Cause you cant say .. You better clean that up or I will beat you ....you just have to deal with it and wonder why in the world they would do something like that to begin with ..

Tomorrow has to be better right ?


posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Monday, December 06, 2004   5 martinis shaken not stirred




Sunday, December 05, 2004

Knowing Better

Yeah yeah yeah.. here I sit.. 11.30 pm.. hyped on coffee..I guess I really should have known better than to actually brew a pot at 8.30 and drink the WHOLE thing.. the thing is .. I am so dilusional about time.. since punching a time clock hasnt been in the daily routine ....I just dont bother to keep up with it .. I supposed maybe I should keep up with the time and day so I dont say.. show up at Michael's at 11 am on Sunday thinking it should be open..because I seriously think maybe its Monday..

Have I mentioned lately how much I love pudding.. I might well be the perfect solution to the sweet tooth I have.. I just tried the Jell-o brand fat free sugar free kind.. I know you are all groaning at this.. but I had to try it.. and I have to say .. its not bad.. I usually have this thing with artificial sweetners and no fat stuff.. but seriously its not bad... I am trying to readjust my eating again since I hit this plateau .. so I started using Splenda.. which is also not a bad compromise.. and I am doing a closer watch on my fat and carb intake.. I am a carb junkie.. there is no way I could do Atkins ( well more reasons than that but I digress) ..I dont believe in cutting out one single aspect of ones diet anyway.. I try to eat right.. go to the gym etc but sometimes you just have to cut a little more.. I just want 30 more pounds.. a feasible goal by any means.. unless of course you have the metabolism of a snail like I do and could eat celery til I died and gain weight..at any rate.. more cuts in the eating.. I wont say I am on a diet because this is a total life change not just some temporary thing to get this weight off then go binge eat.. I also dont say diet because IF I want cheesecake I will have some.. I just try to make better choices for myself..

At any rate I seriously need to try to get back on some sort of sleep schedule because I also need to get back to going to the gym on some sort of regular basis..and since the classes I like are at 9.45 am seems to me the wise choice would be to go to bed early enough to get up and be half human by the time I need to go.. but staying up til 4 am is not condusive to that.. how did I get so fucked up ? wait ..I have always been like that so its really no surprise to me.. trying to get organized to me is the hardest thing ever.. I am just not wired to be on some strict schedule.. I wish I were.. life would be easier.. maybe I am afraid life would just be boring if suddenly I was some sort of organized on a schedule neat and tidy kind of person.. maybe I am scared it would take my "fly by the seat of my pants" essence away .. who the hell knows.. I can say this and truly mean it

MY LIFE WILL NEVER BE BORING.. and my friends will attest to that .. because I would like to think to some degree because I am around their lives are a little more interesting.. or maybe I am just a huge pain in the ass.. I like my reasoning better !

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Sunday, December 05, 2004   4 martinis shaken not stirred




Friday, December 03, 2004

Wish List.......

I saw this at Kari's Blog.. and thought I would join in the fun.. maybe some of us can make things happen for others.. in the spirit of the season ..

Step One:

Make a post to your weblog/journal. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.


Step Two:

Surf around your blogroll (or friend's blogrolls, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.


So there are the rules guys.. lets see what we can do for others.. its better to give than recieve right ??

Here is my wish list...

1. pure wool for trying my hand at felting..

2. new hooks from Turn Of The Century...

3. Elton John Dream Ticket cds

4. cashmere yarn as long as we are wishing right?

5. an hour of deep tissue massage...

6. new teas...

7. the Band of Brothers set on DVD

8. some Burt's Bees lipbalm (i am a complete addict)

9. I would love some personalized stationery

10.. My ultimate wish would be a week long vacation at the beach .. Cape Hatteras perhaps..

So Santa.. and your elves.. you may contact me at:

3-Olives{at}earthlink{dot}net


I had a pretty good day today .. I received another package in the mail AND the newest issue of Crochet! today .. THANKS Suzanne .. I will post pics of your stuff with the others.. I am going to make a group post when I receive all of my gifts...

Had a relaxed day.. been fighting sleep hangover all day.. UGH.. I dont get enough sleep.. I get too much sleep.. the troubles I have LOL ..

I finished my little lamb.. I have a few other things I want to take pics of before I post them so you all will have to wait.. he is a little smaller than the magazine calls for because I didnt use Jiffy .. I just used some simply soft I had laying around.. he is still cute!

I hope all of you have the best weekend ever.. some how today feels like monday to me.. I have been confused all day.. this whole sleep thing is making me crazy! ok ok ok .. not really .. I am already crazy but that sure sounded good didnt it !?

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Friday, December 03, 2004   2 martinis shaken not stirred




Thursday, December 02, 2004

December ALREADY???

I cant believe its already december.. where did my year go? seriously .. just the other day it was like july 4th or something.. I swear the older I get the faster the days go .. hell by the time i hit 50 the days will just feel like minutes going by.. I will never get anything done... UGH

Today at market was good... if I had 50 scarves I would have been able to sell them all.. people were serious scarf buyers today .. I sold 7.. 7 scarves.. a shawl.. a wrap.. and a baby blanket.. YaY me ! .. not so shabby.. but I guess you all know what I am gonna be doing this week.. thats right .. I am gonna be making scarves like a mo' fo' .. the people that stopped by today said they would be back next week If I would make some scarves.. I guess they are down to getting those last minute small gifts.. and that is fine with me as long as they buy them from me .. I dont want to make 20 scarves this week only to haul back 19 next thursday evening..

So tonight when I got home I started that cute little lamb in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine for my nephew.. I have gotten quite a bit done already .. I think he will like it.. that is the last present I have to finish and I am DONE! SO.. this week .. one lamb.. 5,000 scarves.. that is my goal.. ok really only about 25.. but I am sure it will seem like 5K when I am finished and I wont want to do another scarf any time soon.. on the bright side..the ones I dont sell .. can be reserve gifts.. you know .. those gifts you keep just in case some one shows up at your house, party , etc with a gift for you and you dont have one for them.. every one wears scarves and if they dont they arent going to tell you that as you give them a hand made one.. they just let the dog wear it when they get home...


I am getting excited about going home for Christmas.. I have to call my dad tomorrow and finalize some stuff.. it should be a nice trip .. I havent been home since October.. I know that doesnt sound like long but I was used to seeing my sister at least every other day before I left and now its months in between .. I also like to see the kid's faces when they get excited aobut the gifts they get at Christmas.. that is so fun! ..

I am just all over the place tonight .. I think its sleep dep.. I did my usual insomnia thing last night.. always the night before market.. never ever a night where I dont have to get up the next day .. ALWAYS wednesday... the last time I looked at the clock it was 4. 37... thats right.. I got about 2 hours sleep.. I have been wired on espresso and tea all day .. I have a small espresso pot (the old kind that is silver and comes apart in the middle) and a little camp propane burner ... man I was set today .. brewed up coffee that would eat a spoon and had a great caffeine fueled day .. I am sure my last customers of the day thought I was on speed.. I was talking so fast a lady asked me if I was a Yankee !! LOL.. imagine that .. too funny ..


posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Thursday, December 02, 2004   2 martinis shaken not stirred




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