Sunday, August 30, 2009


Just opened a shop on a new site called Zibbet.
Wish I could spread my body as thin as I'm spreading my name/buttons/knitting/clocks etc. But I thought I'd give this a try. Clean, easy to work with and the owners actually respond to questions within 24 hours. Even though I'm staying, I'm just not so thrilled with etsy lately. Bad vibes and so much attitude. For $.20 people just want the moon and back! Go peddle your things on the street!
Anyway, I have gotten a nice order from a shop in town and another wants a meeting so as I'm crossing my fingers as I'm gluing and laminating. Except for a big special order, my magnetic bookmarks are not selling online. Off-line, I'm blowing them out. I don't know why since touch and texture aren't a factor. Who knows? Maybe people who shop on line don't read? Well, they're missing out on alot!!! Here are a few.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Needle Arts

I can knit. I'm not an expert but maybe an advanced intermediate. I do needlepoint & bargello and I must say I do it well! I can embroider. I can sew a hem and attach a button. I even know how (or knew how)to do tatting and hoop lace. But crochet is old/new to me. My maternal grandmother crocheted with a needle as fine as a hair and thread the same but crocheting was never my thing. I can do the stitches but cannot follow/read directions. Under expert instruction I was able to create many pieces eons ago but with no one around these days I'm left to my own devices. I bought a book called "Crochet for Kids" and it is a huge help so I've ventured into a few pieces and am generally pleased. Now I have embarked on an afghan for my home, not for sale. It took 4 tries to get the squares correct and I am enjoying the portability of it. I'm not sure of the best way to put it together but I have time to seek out help. I have about 20 more squares to complete and I will show it off IF I like it. If not, well, anyone who needs a dog blanket may apply!
Here is a trio of my basic stitch endeavors.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Beach

I grew up one street off a beautiful beach in the New York City area. I spent tons of great summers as an adult on Cape Cod in Massachussetts. I moved to South Carolina, 4+ hours from the beach with my DH who doesn't give a hoot about sand between his toes. How did this happen?! Last week, we went to visit friends who live outside of Hilton Head and we finally got to the beach. Honestly,after 2 1/2 hours I was ready to leave since I'm not used to it and it was 96 BUT it was fabulous. I had to take a picture to prove I was there! Those are my feet below and our friends above. And yes, I did knit on the beach! It was glorious....♥