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.
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.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
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
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.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
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
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.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
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
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!!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!!