Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Still working on that purple vest. I thought it would be done by the weekend of May 20th, but no such luck. I was busy helping hubby and crocheting was minimal. Anyhow, there is another problem: the vest is too tight for me, so now I need to add another row of those minuscule pieces. Fortunately I have extras, since I want to make a bag, too. I have too many bags, and one pattern that isn't finished here yet. I take that one with me every day, to see how I did the top.
I appreciate the patience everyone has regarding the free pattern, it will be done, I promise.
While you are waiting I want to finish the purple vest and my Irish Crochet top, which is getting there rapidly, because I am obsessed with crocheting freeform Irish Crochet. How does that sound?
That reminds me about the "Clones Lace" book that I have mentioned several times before.
So, I could not find it, and I ordered a new one from Amazon.com. The price at Amazon.ca was almost $150, but com amazon was still selling it for under $20 (US). The delivery was supposed to be around May 2nd. I waited, and then checked, the delivery was now from May 10th to June something. I also checked the listing for the book, and whooops, the price was now from $99.00 (US), mine was still the same under 20.
I got anxious, and ordered a new one from an Irish book store, for $19.99 plus shipping, of course. This store was in N.Y. Everything looked good, so I went and cancelled the order from Amazon.com (idiot), and started waiting for the book from the Irish book store. Two days later my other book, that I had ordered with "Clones Lace" from Amazon.com arrived. Strange!!!
There is no under 20 dollar copies now listed.
On Monday I received an e-mail from someone regarding the Irish Book store, they had joined with someone else, and my order had been cancelled, since there were no copies in stock. Strange.
Lacis still has the book priced at $50.00. I am truly happy that I have found my copy and some other IC books that I had. I have everything now, and I am not going to misplace them ever again.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Some time ago I told you that I could not find my book "Clones Lace"
Well, in desperation I ordered the book from Amazon, and the delivery time was from 4-6 weeks. I finally got tired, and ordered it from an Irish Book store, but have not received it yet.
Two days later, I found my book. Nicely residing in a container with my other Irish Crochet books.
I cancelled my Amazon order, but not the other one.
Today I received the "Irish Crochet Lace" book, which I had ordered from Amazon with "Clones Lace".
I peeked (I am at work) inside the book and got goosebumps. There are so many exciting pictures and patterns that I don't know if I will sleep tonight. I started a rose this morning, and one of the motifs can be worked to what I have started.
How can anyone get excited aobut crocheting and or knitting. Just ask me!
TGIF tomorrow and my first summer hours half Friday. I think I will be crocheting little Irish motifs this weekend. And the icing on the cake is that Monday is a holiday here.
I was standing in the line-up when a bank employee came to ask if I wanted water. I stopped to think for a second, why did she ask that? Did I look sick? Then I hesitantly replied that 'no thank you'. After a few seconds she turned back to me and the gentleman in front of me and told us that there was also coffee and cookies, if we wanted any. I again said 'no thank you', since I was not about to lose my place in the line-up, or didn't want her to start serving me.
She then proceeded to take a blue Frisbee from the counter and gave us a free Frisbee. Wow.
When I was finished with my banking, nosy as I am, I went to look where the coffee was (not that I am a coffeeholic....which I am) and took some cookies for later and a cup of coffee.
I walked back to work with an open coffee cup in my hand, and the coffee was perfect for drinking when I arrived at my desk.
Well, I think I will go to the bank in the afternoon, just to get another coffee. heheh. NOT.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Brad/Don is much, much better looking in real life than on TV. He even looks much younger, too. I swear he looked like a teenager. He is a good looking chap.
While I was sitting with my hubby I crocheted some paisleys for a paisley exchange group. I need to make 15 paisleys and I have half of them done.
That's all for now.
Monday, May 07, 2007
Why do I think the way I do? Why do I call myself me? When I die, is there going to be another person thinking of who I am? Looking at herself in the mirror wondering who is that person? Does this new person know this era, or is she in a distant future? Is she going to be worried about the future for her children, if she has any?
Back to me. When I work on a project for a long period, as in three weeks or more, every day, I start staring at it, and get numb. The brain has frozen from over-processing. There is no inspiration left. The work seems to have a purpose for never ending bliss. I feel guilty starting anything new, because I have promised myself to have this project done in no time. The "no time" has developed into an unexplainable and frustrating eternity.
I made the promise to myself, so any excuses are not going to work for me. I cannot tell myself that I have had a busy day at work, I have had a headache so I couldn't work. This is not going to work, even when I stand in front of the mirror and ask the person in front of me "what happened" the person is not going to be kind and forgiving, the person is going to tell me to get back to the project and stop thinking of why we are what we are.