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


Fridays Feast 7/20/07

Rathdrum Days today. Thankfully, it's cooled off for the weekend. It should be quite comfortable. I've got all my offerings priced and ready.

I got my bead swap items yesterday. They are all so beautiful. I'm quite pleased with them. You will have to wait until after Rathdrum Days to see pics of them though. If you want to see everything that was made for the swap, you can see them here:
Spiral Swap 2007

This is my first swap ever. Basically, the way it works is everyone could make up to 4 jewelry items with a spiral theme. When we finished our items, we sent them to the swap organizer, Pamy, along with postage for the things to be sent back, and a note telling her if there's a particular color you hate. We had a deadline of June 15. After all the items arrive at Pamy's, she mixes things up and sends back like for like. In other words, if, like me, you send in 3 necklaces and a pair of earrings, she sends you back 3 necklaces and a pair of earrings-but they're made by other folks participating in the swap. This way you get to share your bead work, see other people's bead work, and end up with something in the jewelry box you may not have otherwise made. Of course, you run the risk of getting something you don't like, but that's part of the adventure of it. There wasn't a single item in this one that I didn't like. All in all, my first swap has been great fun!

On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being highest) how much do enjoy watching sports on television?
1 she says as she watches the Tour de France. Sigh.......

If you could completely memorize any one work of fiction, which one would you pick?
Today I would say The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. I love the way the words are put together. Might be something else tomorrow though. There's so many cool ones, it's hard to choose.

What is your favorite breakfast food?
Cheesecake. Is there any other?

Main Course
Name something fun you can do for less than $10.00.
Bead weaving. Five bucks for beads+one buck for nymo thread+79 cents for a package of needles=hours of fun.

How long does it usually take you to fall asleep?
About half an hour.

Have a great day.


  1. I'm so impressed that you're ready to go to an art sale and take time to blog before leaving.

    Are you putting up a canopy and all that fun stuff?

  2. Your bead work is amazing. what patience and a steady hand you must have. The baby sweeter is a treat, what a lucky babe. Sometimes instructions are so poorly written you wonder who was editing the book and who in the world knit the pattern! I too hope the fawn found Mom what a sweet little deer.