Friday, January 14, 2011

Something OLD and Something New & Libby

In reversed order, something new, into the dye pot on a Friday night,  O what a life. 

Love a piece of Purple Rain wool nice deep dark purple which is now dripping dyed in the side room.

Now to the interesting part of my day,

My garage roof collapsed last night, I awoke to a terrible sounds of cracking wood and falling snow.  Poor old Betsy could not take the huge snow load from our last storm.  Photo above: is from my bedroom window view and Photo below:  front on view. All is not lost as I have insurance and no one was hurt in this disaster.   God is always looking down on me and protecting me.  Have a Great Weekend everyone.

And as always by my side - My Sweet & Loveable Libby waiting till the next game of catch.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Light the Way and Dye Yarn

New lighting at the Rug Studio this weekend.  The first photo: the four-way light fixture had two broken light bulbs right out of the box back to Home Depot this weekend to replace them. Now I'm only one light fixture short in the whole area.  Finally a little more progress. Steps are still on the un-done list. 

I've recently starting to dye yarn as a new product in the shop.  I met another rug hooker that hooks with yarn myself personally I had never dyed yarn nor hooked with yarn other than a small blotch here and there for some reason.  The lady in the photo is Mary who started to hook with yarn a few years back and now always hooks with yarn.  Mary came into the shop one day and said " Do you sell yarn?"  I had some yarn for whipping but it had not occurred to me to custom dye yarn,  I said' No, but I Can"  So we picked a few custom colors in the 6-value swatches and the rest is history.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Fishy Situation

I may never eat fish again.  Off to the local grocery store today in a storm just to get out of the house - little shack wacky -   I'm shopping around for some deals and I see this Haddock markdown down 30% off,  I thought ummm on sale as it is due today but I'm going home to fry this delicacy and treat myself.  When I got back to the truck Libby was smelling the groceries and I thought Libby is all excite to have some fresh fish tonight also.

I few hours after being home I grabbed the fish out of the fridge and cut the packaging open, OMG the smell is still in my nose!!! the odor was more than I could stand, I quickly re-packaged the fish, put it back in the fridge to stop the smell from circulating around my kitchen.  I can't believe a store would sell Old Smelly Fish.

I have since returned the fish to the store for a refund, but not sure if eating fish any time soon is in my future.