"Properly practiced, knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." ~ Elizabeth Zimmerman


Mashed Potatoes and Popcorn

That's what I had for dinner last night. Dear hubby is away on business. When it's just me and the furry kids I tend to eat kind of weird. I enjoyed every bite too.

The weather yesterday was outstanding! Sunny, blue skies, 82 degrees F. The flowering plum in the front yard is in bloom and filling the house with the wonderful sweet smell of it's flowers. Can't ask for better than that.

The rumor of yesterday turned out to be untrue. Sarah was not able to come to bead group. Something came up and she had to work on school stuff. Phooey. Next week for sure.

At bead group I again attempted to do some bead crochet and I was SUCCESSFUL! Whoo-hoo! There's a great animated tutorial for slip-stitch bead crochet. It really helped me understand what to do. It's pretty easy, and fun. Anyway, here's the proof that I can do it:

I'm using size 11 beads in silver lined deep amethyst, clear, and lavender lined clear and size 12 DMC perle cotton in pale lavender. I'm lovin' it!

This next photo is a DNA spiral rope necklace that I've just finished for a bead swap I joined on Yahoo Groups. It's 19 inches long, made with silver lined matte pink and silver coated size 11 seed beads and some pink drops I had leftover from a previous project. The photo does not do this thing justice. The drops catch the light so nicely and sparkle like crazy. They look kind of dull in the photo.

Clearly I'm not knitting right now. I'm feeling very anxious about the coming weekend--moving both daughters from Moscow to here, and attending Sarah's awards ceremonies and graduation, have me filled with excitement anxiety. I can't knit when I feel this way. But for some odd reason I can bead, and I just found out I can bead crochet too. I'm sure I'll be able to knit next week when all this excitement is over.

Oh, and I mustn't forget the lesson I learned yesterday morning whilst trying to get ready to go to bead group. The lesson is this:

If you don't want your boy Iggy joyfully running around the house with your bra on his head, don't leave it on the couch. Lets just say, Tommy was being a pill.

Have a great day.


  1. You should make yourself a light box for photography purposes. There are lots of instructions all over the internet on making them. Like this website.

  2. Been there, done that. But thanks for the suggestion sweetie. Mom