Sunday, January 24, 2010


The problem with having a craft blog is that you have to be constantly crafting. My crafting is coming to a slow down because I am studying for my ARE exam to become an Architect. The first of 7 tests is on February 22nd. I will still be posting, but not quite as often, I imagine. But I am huge procrastinator, so who knows.

I just ordered some new yarn online (because the weather is too nasty to actually go shopping), I have been waiting for it, so I can finish some projects that have been stashed for too long. Kelly if you're reading, one of those is yours.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Olive Scarf

This my latest and greatest. When I finish it, I will have to block it. There are some imperfections, but I am going with it this time because sometimes you just have to let things go. And it's green!!!! Green is one of my favorite colors.

I have to create something multi-colored soon because I am feeling overly monochromatic these days.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catalan Names

Because this is my blog and I can write whatever I want in the world wide web....I've decided to post my knowledge of Catalan names. I lived in Barcelona for a bit and learned that people don't have Spanish names there. So here we go, this should be fun. I will write in English, Spanish, and then Catalan. Pronunciations will be in parenthesis.

James, Jaime (High-May), Jaume (Jow-Ma)

Anna, Ana (Ah-Na) , Aina (Eye-Na)

Xavier, Javier (Ha-Vi-Air), Xavier (Shavi-Ay) or (Shavi-Air)...will have to check with the Catalans on that one. I know they call them "Xavi" (Shavi) for short

George, Jorge (Hor-Hay), Jordi (Jor-Dee)

John, Juan (Whan), Joan (Jo-On) or with accent (Zsho-On)

And a couple of Catalan names that don't translate are: Mireia (Me-Ray-Ya) and Montserrat (Mohnt-Ser-Aht). Montserrat is a name of a mountain there.

Ok your turn. Give me some names from other countries. Or your favorite names in general.


Sending my thoughts and prayers to those in Haiti today.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Memory FAIL

I realized when I jumped out the shower this morning that I already blogged about Winter, before I blogged about Fall. Silly Eliza! Well that Winter shot was only the first snow. I will photograph Narnia (as promised) when its safe to leave my apartment again!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Fall Behind

Awhile back before the cold weather set in, I took a long walk with Mona at Lincoln Park. I photographed the end of Autumn and I meant to share it, but forgot. I plan on showing you Narnia (my alley) soon, but I wanted to share the season of Autumn before the season of Winter.


ps...In the first column, 2nd photo down, you will find a squirrel gazing at you.

A new blog favorite

I found this blog by reading an article on my flight back to Chicago. I really love it so I just wanted to share it with you.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

City Livin'

We kept looking at the weather forecast trying to find the warmest day to go grocery shopping since its a 15-20 minute walk from our place and we don't have a car. We have officially become city folk this evening by purchasing our first round of groceries online. I had no idea they deliver all sorts of stuff such as: school/office supplies, healthcare/beauty items, petcare items, you name it. And their organic selection is bigger than Jewel's. I might never leave my apartment again!!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

New Year, New Beginning

It is 2010 everyone! This year I made a resolution to be happier and I am already off to a good start. Spending time with friends and family has truly been wonderful. I am also feeling all 'gung ho' about crafting. For your viewing pleasure I will post the beginnings of a hat that I started last night. My sister in law gave me this yarn for Christmas. Yay!

Happy New Year!!!!!