Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Southerners .. Explained

I received this in my email today .. Thought I would share it with all my readers.. Maybe it will explain some things to my Yankee readers (I say that in the nicest possible way )...

Only a Southerner knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't"HAVE" them, you "PITCH" them.

Only a Southerner knows how many fish, collard greens, turnip greens,peas, beans, etc., make up "a mess."

Only a Southerner can show or point out to you the general direction of "yonder."

Only a Southerner knows exactly how long "directly" is as in: "Going to town, be back directly."

Even Southern babies know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table.

All Southerners know exactly when "by and by" is. They might not use the term, but they know the concept well.

Only a Southerner knows instinctively that the best gesture of solace for a neighbor who's got trouble is a plate of hot fried chicken and a big bowl of cold potato salad. If the neighbor's trouble is a real crisis, they also know to add a large banana puddin!(made with the pudding you cook. not the instant stuff)

Only Southerners grow up knowing the difference between "right near" and "a right far piece." They also know that "just down the road" can be 1 mile or 20

Only a Southerner, both knows and understands, the difference between a redneck, a good ol' boy, and po' white trash (if you dont know and want to just let me know .. i will explain it the best i can )

No true Southerner would ever assume that the car with the flashing turn signal is actually going to make a turn

A Southerner knows that "fixin" can be used as a noun,a verb, or an adverb.

Only Southerners make friends while standing in lines.We don't do "queues," we do "lines"; and when we're"in line," we talk to everybody!

Put 100 Southerners in a room and half of them will discover they're related, even if only by marriage.

Southerners NEVER refer to one person as "ya'll."

Southerners know grits come from corn and how to eat them.(That's with butter salt and pepper NEVER sugar and milk.. for all my Yankee readers)


Every Southerner knows tomatoes with eggs, bacon, grits, and coffee are perfectly wonderful; that redeye gravy is also a breakfast food; and that fried green tomatoes are not a breakfast food.

When you hear someone say, "Well, I caught myself lookin'," you know you are in the presence of a genuine Southerner!

Only true Southerners say "sweet tea" and "sweetmilk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. "Sweetmilk" means you don't want buttermilk.

And a true Southerner knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 MPH on the freeway.You just say, "Bless her heart" and go your own way.("Bless their heart" is also a lead in for saying something nicely that most likely isnt)

To those of you who're still a little embarrassed by your Southerness:Take two tent revivals and a dose of sausage gravy(I sure do miss this on sunday mornings) and call me in the morning. Bless your heart!

And to those of you who are still having a hard time understanding all this Southern stuff, bless your hearts, I hear they are fixin' to have classes on Southernness as a third language, right after Mexican!

And for those that are not from the South but have lived here for a long time, ya'll need a sign to hang on ya'lls front porch that reads "I aint from the South but I got here as fast as I could."Bless your hearts, ya'll have a blessed day.


Now.. a couple things to straighten out ..I added the stuff in parenthesis.. I dont say Ya'll.. nor Fixin.. but I know plently of people that do .. I am proud to be Southern .. I am glad I was taught manners .. and also taught not to be in a damned hurry all the time..

Ok every one.. I am out of here for at least a week .. I might update while I am gone but dont count on that.. I will check my ebay stuff every day but not necessarily anything else.. cause you know .. business is busines and I am taking that with me!!

See you all SOON!!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Wednesday, June 29, 2005   10 martinis shaken not stirred




Frazzled

Hmm .. Did I mention I have made myself crazier by deciding to leave TOMORROW?!! I thought about the weekend and holiday traffic and since I have the luxury of leaving sooner.. I decided I would.. to make it easier on me and Brutus of course.. He is going with me.. I hope Cuppy isnt too sad with out him..

So I have about a third of what there is to do .. done.. It's amazing the days I dont need any extra energy I am bounching off walls.. and today.. DRAINED.. what the hell is up with that ?

Plus.. I treated myself to a couple goodies at Bella Filati yesterday .. and I so want to start using my new circs (size 15.. 29" clover bamboo) .. but of course.. have no time to do so ..UGH UGH UGH.. I have some projects I want to complete too but I guess I will have to wait til I get home to work on them .. Its not a huge deal I will have time while I am there to do those things.. Sitting with my dad will afford me time to work on stuff I should have done already LOL.. how bad am I ?

Well.. I will update tonight.. and be on the road in the morning.. BUT.. I will have sporadic internet access through my trip so small updates and maybe even a few pictures while I am gone .. who knows.. and if not .. You all have a bunch to look forward to upon my return.. so.. til tonight.. I am off.. to get the other part of my stuff done and find some lunch

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Wednesday, June 29, 2005   7 martinis shaken not stirred




Tuesday, June 28, 2005

For Ms.Peggy

Dear Alekx and Burfica,

Do you think your mom will like this for her birthday ?




I hope so cause I packed it up and it will be on its way tomorrow!!

Its really soft and fluffy.. and I made one end taper a bit to be easier to wrap..

so girls.. if she hates it.. let me know.. I will make another ..

Love
Elizabeth

PS.. I only listed Alekx first cause she is oldest.. wanted to make that clear before I started some silly sibling war.. seems you two never need much LOL

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Tuesday, June 28, 2005   3 martinis shaken not stirred




Monday, June 27, 2005

Happy Monday !!

Wow.. Monday already.. where is my time going.. I swear to you I could host the yarn channel at the rate I am going .. all yarn all the time 24/7.. I have been dreaming in yarn.. its a sickeness madness .. I cant seem to find enough hours..

I have my nieces coming home with me .. I leave friday.. not panicked yet.. but if I dont get some of the 1465431486541 things I need to do done.. Thursday night will be all she wrote for me.. I may have amelt down..

Never fear.. I am taking yarn on the road.. So I dont have a gap in selling.. nothing like a working vacay .. but you know.. Its nice I can take it and make some of the money I will be spending while I am gone.. That would be nice.. Make the money I spend .. then I wouldnt be "in the hole" when I get back.. which I really wouldnt be anyway .. but you know what I am talking about.. I wouldnt have to play catch up ..

The city wide yardsale will be on for saturday when I get there.. that will be nice.. to see every one in town .. in one fell swoop.. and let all the old biddies gossip about me early on in my visit LOL..

I have actually finished something else ..

Behold!..The Amazing Technicolour Dream Shawl....



SO .. this is what it took ..

One Turn of the Century K Hook in Tulip Wood

300 yds.. silk rayon blend .. I have for sale in my ebay store..

150 yds each ... lime, purple, periwinkle chenille

140 yds coral Cashcotton from Debbie Bliss

125 yds Aqua Tahki Egyptian cotton

and Holly's Butterfly Wing Shawl Pattern

OK .. I think that is all I have to say for now.. who knows I am hyped up on a quadruple cappucino.. (yeah yeah yeah I know I am not supposed to ) ..

oh.. yeah listed new blends in my store.. go check them out!





posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Monday, June 27, 2005   5 martinis shaken not stirred




Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Summer .. It's "Official"

So its officially summer.. whatever.. been hot here for a month already .. I guess its the consequence of living in the South.. I dont mind it though.. I get all four seasons and none are too extreme.. so I am happy with that ..

Happy late Summer Solstice to all my pagan friends!

Saying I was busy today would be like saying Donald Trump has a little money. I have been crazy busy all day ..listing some auctions to drive ppl to my store.. rearranging my office.. my work space.. my yarn.. winding .. measuring and putting away said yarn.. I even knitted and crocheted a little today .. I couldnt believe I had time.. and I FINISHED something.. LOL

Here it is .. asymmetrical...done in a seeded boucle in Denim colour way ..with a large tunisian hook .. and the tassles are a little of the boucle and some cotton chenille in periwinkle.. .. sorry for lack of subject.. its for my youngest niece and of course she isnt here so the office chair had to do.. looks a little lifeless now that I am looking at the picture.. oh well at least its finished.. and will definately look better on ..




I wish I could say I was close to finished with my knit bags (one I am actually writing up the pattern can you believe it? watch out Deneen hell just might freeze over a little more ) .. or the tube.. but .. no.. I am not.. oh well .. drive on .. they will be done soon.. I am doing a bit of a scramble.. I want to do a few special things to take home with me for friends I havent seen in a while.. so I have that on my plate too .. then there is the temptation of THIS yarn .. begging me to do something with it(yeah.. i kept 1000 yards for me ..wouldnt you ? ) .. and so is Deneen.. LOL .. she wants to see what I do with it .. I cant blame her.. I want to see too .. but you know if I forsake my other projects for the lure of the other pretty yarn.. wont it be like cheating..? it might be fun while you do it but when you go back and look the other projects in the face.. you feel regret for leaving them .. ok.. well it sounds good in theory.. but.. you know.. I will be starting a new shawl tomorrow.. I justify this by saying I need a new fabulous item to wear while I am at home and of course to advertise!! ..


I was awake today at 8 am .. was it a good thing.. not so much.. I woke up to the painters crawling all over my house and talking about getting too drunk last night and the ugly women they woke up with this morning.. dontcha hate beer goggles? .. it was funny .. but would have been more so had it been a "decent" hour.. like..ummm .. NOON!.. two days in a row up early.. I might die soon .. LOL.. or give some one a heart attack by being up .. I was careful not to venture into the sun for fear of burning up.. they let me know .. they would be back tomorrow.. same bat time.. same bat station.. FUCK.. I am gonna be a bigger bitch by the end of the week.. cause they said they probably wouldnt be through until friday .. I am seriously not a morning person.. the house does look better already and it just has the primer coat on it .. I will show and tell when its all done... since the new owner bought it.. its been night and day difference.. he actually has interest in making it better... I will show before and afters of the fireplace too .. its looking nice not quite done but you will get the gist..

OK.. off to do a little more work and get my salad ready for tomorrow.. Its spinach and believe it or not its better when it gets to sit in the vinegairette over night and its a little wilted.. unlike lettuce which is totally gross that way ..

See you crazy kids tomorrow !!



posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Tuesday, June 21, 2005   8 martinis shaken not stirred




Monday, June 20, 2005

Busy.. Busy.. did I mention .. Busy ?

So today was spent.. inventorying.. setting up my new eBay store ( link over on the side bar.. seriously too late and lazy to make the hyper link.. so just go press the big fat Ebay store thing over there ok ? ) .. got some stuff listed.. need to do more.. tomorrow is blend day .. took the dogs for a walk .. did my pilates on the ball .. wound yarn .. packed some packages.. cleaned my house.. made a run to the market.. watched a little movie.. worked on my two bags and a poncho.. uploaded pictures .. checked the 'ville..chatted for about an hour.. read some blogs.. and answered 39 emails.. that was my day.. and I am not joking about one minute of it .. I was up at 7.45 .. and those that know me.. know that this is tres early for me .. so its now 1 am .. I am getting ready for that last wind to hit.. for th enext two hours.. then blissful sleep..

tomorrow.. I have yarns to blend.. more to list .. and high hopes of making a shit load of money before I go home so I dont have to have a working vacay .. but even IF I do .. I wont care.. I will be home.. in my house.. doing what I love.. seeing my family and my DAD.. working in my yard and winding yarn while I am gone LOL.. not too much different than here .. but it will be HOME.. I cant wait to get back there next year.. I miss it bad.. I miss the space.. I miss the safety net my family provides.. I miss my best friend.. yeah .. its time for that 12 days home.. I need it.. I have only been trying since Christmas.. I also have market to prepare for tomorrow.. and decisions about if I want to list some finished product in my store .. I think I will .. I can list them at the price I want.. and if I get it .. then I do .. and if I dont .. well it wont have cost me much to put it there.. Just a few bracelet bags.. and a choker ot two to start.. maybe a shawl or poncho or something.. who knows..I just dont want to put too much up there.. so I have nothing for market.. I also have some dyeing to do tomorrow.. I love dyeing .. its so fun.. I need a bigger kitchen here..


OK kids.. time for sleep.. you can see who already is ..




posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Monday, June 20, 2005   6 martinis shaken not stirred




Sunday, June 19, 2005

Happy Father's Day

Happy Fathers Day.. that is what I wanted to tell my dad when I called his hospital room.. instead.. I got no answer.. what the hell.. then I started to panic.. just ever so slightly .. all kinds of crazy thoughts went through my head.. most of them where things I didnt want to think ..

DEEP BREATH.....DEEP BREATHS....

I picked the phone back up to call his house.. I held my breath as it rang..

"Hello"

"Hey Faye.. Its Me.. Ummm .. I called my dads room and there was no answer"

"Thats because he is sitting in his recliner"

OMG.. MY DAD IS HOME!!

How much better can today get.. seriously .. my dad is home .. when they said hospital for 5 to 7 days.. they said he was a good boy and did all the things he should.. he probably nagged them enough they wanted to get rid of him .. LOL ..


We talked for half and hour.. He sounded way drunk.. but carried on a lucid conversation with me.. for the record.. my dad doesnt drink .. ever.. so it was kind of funny to hear him all fucked up...

AND he tried to convince me he was taking hydorcortisone for his pain.. umm Dad that is for itching.. LOL.. he laughs .. I laughed then I hear my step mom say .. LORTAB RICHARD! .. i figured he was on some heavy stuff ..

I am just sooooooooooo happy he is home.. hell by the time I get home he just might be able to take me on that 27 minute ride!!..

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Sunday, June 19, 2005   9 martinis shaken not stirred




Yarn Hauling

I am always amazed at the yarns Melanie has when I visit.. I am also always amazed at how much I comes home with me.. I bought some truly amazing things while I was there yesterday .. I also got to bring home a few "one of a kind" items.. before I stun you with the whole haul .. here are my top picks



On the far left and the far right.. those are loopy boucle .. acrylics.. but they feel like mohair.. vrey beautiful with lots of sheen .. the next one in on the left is a loopy mohair acrylic boucle.. gorgeous.. I can honestly say the picture doesnt do it justice.. the next one.. the bright circus coloured one.. is my favourite.. its a rayon silk blend that is HEAVEN i tell you .. HEAVEN!! had she had more than one of these I would have gladly paid the price for it.. this was my most expensive cone.. Next to that is one simply called Citron.. its a mohair acrylic blend .. I swear to you its the softest yarn I have ever touched.. its gorgeous as well.. it has some green .. gold.. cream and a touch of lilac.. beautiful.. the one next to that is called Tranquility.. its a loopy.. very loopy.. mohair blend and also heavenly ..

now.. here is the porn.. serious yarn porn..(I am imagining the hits I will be getting for that later.. oh well )




This is my complete haul.. and there is nothing in the pile that is less than fabulous!!.. I am not kidding.. I cant believe how much I brought home.. and how fabulous it all is.. She had more good stuff but I ran out of money and room .. cause I am on that serious budget.. for my trip.. and I spent some hopeing to make some .. that is the plan anyway .. and you all know me .. I couldnt settle for less than beautiful stuff.. I couldnt possibly sell you something I wouldnt want to use myself.. that is the down right truth of the matter..

so be on the look out.. I have opened an eBay store.. and I am filling it up tonight.. and dont worry .. there is plenty !!

Happy Father's Day every one .. I am off to call my dad..

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Sunday, June 19, 2005   4 martinis shaken not stirred




Sea of Yarn

ok quickie girls and boys..

i went to see Melanie today..

got bunches of new stuff..

be on the look out for new auctions tomorrow..

its too dang late tonight.. and I am beat .. the traffic and the weather today were terrible..

so more tomorrow.. but think about this..

i have 200 pounds of new yarns !!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Sunday, June 19, 2005   2 martinis shaken not stirred




Thursday, June 16, 2005

Elated

Please let me tell you .. when my phone rang at 3.42 this afternoon.. I was anxious ..nervous.. and some what relieved to know .. at least .. my dad was out of surgery .. and I would have a status report.. I looked at caller ID.. nope .. not my sister.. my step mom..it took a second for the number to register in my brain..

We talked for about 30 minutes.. and in that time I found out.. first.. and the best news.. My Dad got to keep about half of his stomach.. they were saying he would be lucky to have a third left when it was done... secondly.. the surgery took less than the hour they alotted.. VERY GOOD SIGN.. that means it was all in one place and they are fairly confident they got it all .. *insert big sigh of relief HERE*....no results from the lab yet .. so treatment is still up in the air.. but if he does have to have it.. I am told it would be a short session not some long drawn out ordeal....

My dad has a long road ahead.. I know my friend Alekx probably knows exactly what he is in for.. she didnt have stomach cancer but did have gastro bypass.. and my dad's surgery was almost the same.. well actually .. the exact same.. so he has a little 5 day holiday in the hospital.. I talked to him yesterday and he said he probably wouldnt feel up to talking to any one today or tomorrow .. I will however make sure to call him on Father's Day .. My dad's youngest brother made the trip from Missouri.. I thought that was really nice.. Had I been that close I would have been home already ..

At any rate.. 5 days in the hospital.. 6 weeks of no solid food.. and a VERY VERY changed diet from what he is used to when he can eat.. I think the worst part is he has to give up sugar for the time being .. seriously.. this is where I get my sweet tooth.. I inherited it.. my dad has it .. my grandpa had it and I have it.. that is probably going to be the hardest part of my dad's recovery.. no Pepsi (which is like life blood to him) and no sweets.. which is its own food group in his world.. I think he will be just fine though.. and if that is what he has to give up to be ok .. I think its a very small price to pay .. Unfortunately this next 6 weeks.. he will lose some more weight.. he had already lost about 20 pounds.. and my dad had no extra really to give up .. I am used to seeing him flucuate between 200 and 205 my whole life.. thats it.. maybe 195 in the summer if it was real hot.. right now .. well before surgery he was 187.. and is expected to probably bottom at 165.. then he can start trying to gain back.. that will be tough .. but .. every thing works out in the end..

You just cant imagine how relieved and actually happy I was this afternoon to know my Dad did better than we all expected.. and that is fabulous in my book.. I have a kind of 6th sense about things.. and even when I got the news .. I knew things would be ok .. but this is better than I had even hoped.. I cant wait to talk to him sunday .. and see him on the 1st.. !! ..

and Op... the only reason he wants to ride in his truck is because its easier to get in and out of .. .. let me tell you this small story .. he LOVES my car..

I needed to use his truck to get some of my final things out here.. the bigger stuff that I didnt want to live with out .. but didnt really want to rent a uhaul cause it wasnt that much .. so .. I leave my Mini with my dad and haul my stuff out here.. in the weekend.. my Father .. and I dont think he thinks i know .. cause he did the stuff I used to do .. he reset the trip meter.. and filled up the tank .. in one weekend my dad put 425 miles on my car.. he asked me if i wanted to know how long it took to get to Nashville (aproximatley 50 miles from his house) in my car.. I didnt really wanna know but he informed me his BEST time (apparently he went more than once ) was 27 minutes.. AND he out ran a Mustang on the way(and flipped him off while passing him) .. My dad used to race cars.. he thought I was insane when I got my car.. until he drove it.. ... makes me laugh just thinking about it.. I dont think he really wanted to give it back when I got home ..

So for comfort's sake.. we will be in his truck.. and when he gets better.. I think I will ask for a 27 minute ride to Nashville...

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Thursday, June 16, 2005   11 martinis shaken not stirred




Just Stuff..

Well.. dad's surgery is today ( technically .. I want to say tomorrow but since its the wee hours its today ).. I called him today to see how things were.. He seemed pretty ok .. He was joking about the laxative.. and how he didnt realize how full of shit he was .. LOL.. so.. I suppose that is a good sign.. We talked more about what they are going to do to him exactly .. he told me the procedure should only last an hour.. That's not too bad if you ask me.. He has the best Doctor in Clarksville.. so I am not so worried.. I was more worried about his out look than anything else.. today .. he was in good spirits despite not having any food since midnight last night and crapping his brains out today ..

I talked to my sister today too.. She said she would call me the minute dad got settled in and let me know how things went and EXACTLY what they did to him.. which will make me feel lots better. I am still not at the freak out stage.. I doubt I will even get to that.. Freaking out is not my style.. too logical to do something like that.. My hopes are they can save as much of his stomach as possible.. He doesnt need to lose any weight.. but he said he would at first til he got an eating schedule down pat.. and figured out what worked best.. so he has planned ahead as well..giving me yet a little more comfort..

By the time I get home.. he will be ready to be broke out of the house.. he said today that he probably wouldnt want to try to fit in my "souped up sardine can" but I could chauffer him around in his truck.. ..fair enough.. I just know he will be going crazy by the time I get there.. 5 days in the hospital will probably be enough boredom to last him awhile.. My dad doesnt like to be down for long.. as a matter of fact I can not remember a time in my life my dad was really sick .. EVER.. my mom told me a story about him having pneumonia once.. and he went back to work after being in bed for about 2 days.. but I was small and really dont remember.. the worst I can ever remember is his sinus stuff every year.. and that bad case of food poisoning he and my step mom had a few years ago.. and that is really it..

So I got the word today .. both girls are coming home with me .. Jessica is 17.. Alexis is 10... please tell me .. what the hell was i thinking ? Just kidding ... I miss them so much .. I would have loved to have had them longer .. but school there starts like the 9th of August.. so I get them for about 3 weeks.. its gonna be fun.. GO GIRL POWER!! .. We are gonna do all kinds of cool stuff... I really cant wait.. Maybe one of them or both will want to learn to crochet or knit.. probably Alexis .. Jessica.. not so much .. I think I will have them name my Llama finger puppet.. I am kind of liking Larry .. we shall see what they think...

The best part ... Jessica and I listen to the same music.. so .. the drive wont be so bad.. I feel bad for Alexis LOL.. maybe we can work something out .. maybe she can bring her car VCR or something.. that is how we survived the last trip...

any way .. time for me to rack out.. I have been going since 8.30 and its almost 2.30.. time for sleep .. definately ..

More later !!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Thursday, June 16, 2005   4 martinis shaken not stirred




Monday, June 13, 2005

Gearing Up....

Ok guys and girls.. I have new yarns listed for all you that wanted them !!

I am trying to get geared up for my trip.. its so hectic.. and on top of getting ready.. My Nieces are coming back with me! .. I cant wait.. just means more prep time to go though.. making space for them while they are here.. ITS GONNA BE SO FUN ..

So I have been gathering a list of things we could do while they are here.. trying to decide exactly where every one is gonna sleep.. and making some space for their stuff .. cause I dont like living out of a suitcase so they shouldnt have to either..

SO .. this is a real qiuck post.. just letting every one know I am here.. busy .. and excited!! more later ..

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Monday, June 13, 2005   5 martinis shaken not stirred




Friday, June 10, 2005

Thank Yous..and WIP's...

Hey .. I am back .. you dont have to wait a week to hear from me again .. lucky you !!

I have a couple thank yous... I need to make some shout outs ...

First.. I recieved this beautiful bar of soap from Yarn Yoga.. its 100% vegan and almost too pretty to use.. and it smells heavenly.. how did you know I miss my magnolias..?? ... My letterbox smelled so good when I opened it up .. and my living room smells good having this soap just unwrapped on my coffee table.. its that nice.. I will tell you how it works when I can bring myself to actually wet it and use it LOL .. Thanks !!!





The next shout out goes to Kirsten , remember.. she did the Revlon run/walk for cancer research and held the virtual auction.. welll.. I WON!!.. and this is what i recieved in the mail from her .. its amazing.. its merino/tencel roving from Deep Color Studio and this picture cant even begin to capture the yummy goodness of this stuff.. I am going to spin it in singles .. then ply it together.. how pretty is that gonna be?





I swear I have been working on stuff... mostly knit .. I wanted to do something with the lime green wool my secret pal Rebecca sent me ... so I started this..



I know it looks like a big lime rectangle.. and it is for now.. Its going to be a great felted messenger bag when I am finished.. I have a LONG way to go.. but its going.. and I am excited about it..

I also started this knit tube type thing to just kind of warm the shoulders or be an accent for summer .. I am using THIS yarn and its totally fabulous.. its soft and the drape is to DIE for ..

I am doing a little design with purled little squares in the knit part.. I kind of winged it.. I cant wait to finish it and give it to the recipient.. she will get it when I go home.. I hope she likes it..




On a really good note .. no matter what .. I am leaving here in 20 days and will be gone a couple weeks.. still trying to make money for the go home fund.. so keep checking my auctions.. new ones will be up tomorrow.. I have some hand painted stuff drying and I need to blend a few things together.. also.. this week .. instead of a feature yarn.. I have a bracelet bag up .. my gold sparkle with the detachable cell holder.. thought a change would be good.. I am also getting to stop by Melanie's before I go .. So .. I will actually be taking some yarn on the road with me to sell even while I am gone.. that is the great part of this "job" .. its very portable.. I will be doing some dyeing at home too .. lots of new nice things to come.. and my kitchen is bigger there.. so I can do bigger batches .. WOOHOOO!!

I know there have been alot of you that have supported my fund by buying yarn and I truly appreciate it.. I really do .. you all ROCK!! Thanks also for all your thoughts .. and well wishes.. .. I will keep you posted on all the good stuff..






posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Friday, June 10, 2005   8 martinis shaken not stirred




Wednesday, June 08, 2005

GOOD DAY!!

Well.. its been a while.. not going to apologize for my absence.. I think when you have a loved one going through something like my dad is... it makes you step back and think about things for a while.. so I took some Me time to do that..

I will tell you this.. I talked to my dad just the other day .. he is having surgery on the 16th of June and is in good spirits.. the Doc seems to think its the kind of cancer that is contained..I am scheduled to be home on the 30th and offered to bump it up but he said there was really no need.. honestly .. I am a little relieved .. I hate hospitals and I hate waiting.. there is only so much nervous knitting/crocheting/spinning one can do in a waiting room and only so much mindless dribble one can take because no one would really want to talk about anything but small talk ... plus there is that whole uncomfortable silence my family seems to just have.. He said besides there was nothing I could really do but sit and wait .. and why not come later when he had recovered a little and we could actually do something besides sit around the house .. which sounds like a plan to me .. They are going to do something similar to a gastric bypasss on my dad.. because the part of the stomach that is affected needs to come out.. so he will have to eat more often and high calorie and protein things to avoid losing weight.. but better that than the alternative..

We had a nice long conversation yesterday and talked about him and just stuff.. that is the part I miss the most .. just talking about stuff.. we talked about the race sunday .. and before any of you make a crack about me being a redneck cause I watch NASCAR.. you might wanna think twice about it... LOL .. I am about as far from redneck as they get.. I used to think that too until I sat down and watched and realized it went much deeper than driving in circles.. I still wont say its a sport because to me a race is a race.. and a sport is a game.. but it does involve strategy..

I have alot more to update but time is of the essence at the moment .. I will be back later with more .. pictures too !!

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Wednesday, June 08, 2005   8 martinis shaken not stirred




Wednesday, June 01, 2005

More.....

So today .. I spent doing that catch up thing.. Taking pictures.. Getting yarn dried from dyeing yesterday .. Making more display hanks .. Etc.. I pampered myself with a really good dinner.. I usually dont take pictures of my food but this was so pretty I had to ..



Its flaked grilled salmon on a bed of spinach topped with grape tomatoes and vidalia onion that had been marinated in a basalmic vinaigrette which I made from scratch.. Then I topped it with a small grating of fresh Parmesan cheese.. It was really good!!

Then there are these.. My hand painted stuff I did yesterday .. All nicely wound and twisted into little hanks..






The first is a wool mohair blend .. Its 725+ yards.. A sweater's worth .. I know this because it was unraveled from a sweater then given to me to "do something creative" with.. Well I think I did.. I am gonna sell it off.. Just havent figured a price yet...Any suggestions..

The second is already over there on my side bar.. its 350 yards of the loopy mohair and 140 yards of the straight stuff.. Hand painted.. And my feature yarn.. its so pretty .. I almost didnt put it over there... Then I realized if I started keeping every thing I dye that I think is pretty .. I wouldnt make any money .. And of course .. I wouldnt get to go home .. So that is the motivator.. And of course.. I can always get more..

I have other things to share.. But have been threatened.. I was told I must get my yarns listed.. Cause some people want to help with the travel fund and cant if I dont have listings.. soooo.. I am getting my ass to eBay .. And listing my yarn ....

posted by ThreeOliveMartini @ Wednesday, June 01, 2005   16 martinis shaken not stirred




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