Wednesday, July 08, 2009


Anyone still there?

I have to admit I've mostly forgotten about this poor blog. With twitter, flickr, and real life gatherings, my poor blag has been really neglected. I know a few bloggers who recently shut down their blogs because they no longer had anything to say or they created the blog in hopes of meeting new people and now they are so busy with friends and life they no longer need the blog.

I'm on the fence. I have been so busy lately with work (both the day job and dyeing) and life (anyone ever plan a wedding? OMG it's time consuming!) that I rarely ever think about posting - this is quite obvious considering the last post was in September of 2008! But I am not ready to just dismantle and walk away.

I think I'll just start off small - here are some pics of recent FO's

Knitting: I made this pattern us as I went along it's basically 5 cables staggered and I'm thinking about writing up a pattern for it - what do you think is it worthy of a pattern? Any suggested names? I've got another design in the works as well - maybe I'll give this designing thing a shot!

New Sock

Jewelry Making: Many moons ago I made jewelry, a lot of it, and did a decent job making a little cash from selling it. I really enjoyed it but then knitting, spinning, yarn and fiber came into my life and Brooklyn Handspun was created so I had very little time to fabricate jewelry. This past weekend I was cleaning out some supplies and came across some stones which NEEDED to become pendants, and once the torch and other supplies came out I have been a jewelry making fool. The pendants then needed hand linked and beaded necklaces to dangle are the first two:

Carnelian Necklace Carnelian and Silver

Geode necklace Geode Slice, Moonstone, and Smokey Quartz

Oh and I've been dyeing fiber - I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep it all for myself or put it up in the store - we'll see.

Alright - maybe with some positive reinforcement I'll keep this blogging up! wink wink

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ahoy Mateys

There ain't be no better time to come back to this here blog than on talk(Blog) like a pirate day! I've been sailing some rough seas over the past few months, but I am finally sailing smooth with many a treasure found and islands visited.

Me first treasure be the furry little land lubber Benny - he was a wee little thing when we broke him out of the brig. He be turnin' into a real fine lad - although his mateys (Gina, Divino and Gary) sometimes thinks he be a scurvy dog!

He is a mite bigger now but ye can see the mischief in his eyes.

As fer the island adventure, me wench Courtney and I found our way to the pirate haven of Aruba. It be hot and breezy at that port, but we had ourselves a grand time with other Buccaneers while we swam in the lazy river and ate good grub!

Here be some pictures of that fine time.

That be all fer now me hearties - I'll be weighing the anchor but will be back soon!

Long live the pirates - ARRRRRRRRRR! Where's my rum????

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Doug will be missed...

I just want to say thank you to everyone for sending well wishes to Doug and keeping all of us in your thoughts. On July 9th we made the tough decision to put Doug to sleep. We both took the day off and spent all day with him giving him as much love as we could, wondering if we were making the right choice. Right as we were putting him into his carrier to go to the Vet - after being home all day - he had a seizure and died quickly in our arms. Even with his last act he was a good cat who knew how to take care of us, and now we don't have to wonder if it was the right choice.

Thank you all for being there for us.

Marie, Court, and Doug

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Kitty in Crisis

It's been so long since I blogged I almost forgot how!

So, life has been busy and rather insane - hopefully I can go over all that has occurred in May and June but right now my only concern is over Doug.

This is Doug - he came into my life when Court did (along with the lovable Devino)- and I am so glad to have them. A few weeks ago we noticed that the svelt Doug was getting skinnier so we brought him to the Vet, as any concerned kitty parents would do, and found out that his kidneys were failing - despite only being 5 years old.

For the past two weeks he's been shuffled from home to his Vet and also to the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan. He's been poked and prodded, had to stay in the hospital for 6 days getting fluids, and now he most likely will have to have surgery since they finally figured out a stone is obstructing his ureter. We'll find out today if that surgery will be here or if we'll have to go to the Veterinary hospital at the University of PA where they do a special sort of surgery.

He is such a trooper, you know, with all of the above and getting subcutaneous fluids at home, he hasn't scratched or bit anyone?!?!?! He was always a mellow loving cat but I probably would have taken a chunk out of someone if I had to go through all of that.

I love it if you can send good wishes and get well vibes to little Doug to help us get through this tough time. and hopefully he'll be getting into trouble and weaseling his way into the craft room (where is is certainly not allowed) to hide among the undyed yarn !