Saturday, September 3, 2011

What Guys Think About Modesty

I saw this video on Wretched TV. Even though I try to dress modestly, viewing it in this light, I have realized that I could do better. How about you? The majority of women today don't even give this a thought....or perhaps they do, and choose to dress immodestly anyway. It's popular. It's what you find in clothing stores. It's so easy to buy it, and wear it...but should you? Watch this video, and then see if it makes you think differently...even just a little bit. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Conference Pictures

A little late, since it's been nearly two months ago...but one month of that was waiting for an opportunity to upload all the pics.
Click here to see the album.
There are descriptions there for all of the pictures. :)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's Party Time!

Yes, that's right - the party is about to begin!
In celebration of the opening of her new blog, Jew Girl's Journal, Lizzy is throwing a party! Come one, come all! It's open to everyone! And yes, there will be giveaways! Is there anything else that you could possibly ask for to convince you to come and join in all the fun? :)


Friday, June 3, 2011

It's the Busiest Time of the Year!

And's not Christmas!
With garden work, keeping up with my fast-growing herbs (harvesting, drying, and crushing), helping out with the welcome bags for the CHEF conference, and preparing for the booth that I will have at the said conference in addition to all of the normal duties of life....the last month and a half or so have been pretty full. Oh, and hockey playoffs...we mustn't forget that! :) I knit during games...further down, I'll post some pictures of what I've been making!

On May 7, I set up a booth at Houston, Missouri's Spring Festival. Here are some pictures:

I should have taken pictures before I started selling. Several things are gone, especially the my display is half empty! I love my new earring display! A friend of mine bought that for me. :) Also, notice that I now have a really nice hand mirror on my table! A nice lady from church bought that for me when she found out that this very essential item in the activity of trying on jewelry was missing from my display at last year's CHEF conference. How sweet! :)
Speaking of the CHEF conference, Jewelry By Jaime will be at this year's conference! It's only 17 days away! Wow...has it been a whole year already? *time flies*

I've been trying to make a variety of new things to sell. To the right are stitch markers for knitting.

To the left is a new necklace using the diamond stitch pattern that I've used several times before and an interesting idea I had for the center dangle. Click on that one to see a bigger picture.

I'm really trying not to get stuck in the same situation that I always seem to....that is, waiting until the last minute to do everything and then end up staying up all night before the morning that we leave. Over the past few days I've completely reorganized my bead boxes (with Ahnnah's help). I didn't plan on doing this, but you know how it move one thing and then end up moving them all! Also, we're going to be very busy the week before the conference....filling 1200+ bags with 15+ different items that will be handed out to all of the conference attendees. Wow. That's a lot of bags! We don't have a final count on the number of bags yet, or the number of things being put in them. I think that we added another item to the list this morning, though. I'm glad that it has turned out so well! Anything that helps CHEF out with paying for this conference that blesses us so much is time well spent! :)

At the end of April, we had a lot of rain here. We visited a really neat waterfall nearby on the 18th, and then again on the 26th after a whole week of rain. Here are two pictures that I took, one from each visit:

Amazing, isn't it?

Here are some more pictures. You can click on them to see larger images.

Here are some knitting projects that I've finished recently. Click on the images to go to their corresponding Ravelry project pages, where you can see more information and pictures. :)

I actually just finished a second penguin. He's more rotund. :P I think I like him better, too. I don't have a picture of him yet, though.

This is one of my current projects. I love these socks!

I have several more things that I don't have pictures or pages for yet, including lots of baby booties.

I just remembered that in an older post from nearly a year ago, I mentioned a project I was working on that I would post about....and never did. Oops. Here it is. :)

Here's a link to the project page of a second one that Ahnnah and I made together.

I've recently started teaching sign language to a young girl that I know. Tuesday was my first class with her, and I was surprised to see how well she already knew the alphabet. She also learned how to do the song "I Love You Lord" very quickly. It was fun to finally be able to teach sign language to someone. I need to figure out what I'm going to teach her this coming Tuesday. I'm not the type who plans ahead very well...LOL. Lesson plans....what are those?? :P

Ahnnah also now has her very own drawing student. Yay! Speaking of which, here is her latest masterpiece.....I'm amazed. The scan doesn't do it's simply awesome.
That's Ben Barnes, a.k.a. Prince Caspian.

Ok, I think that's all I've got. Quite enough to last for a while, right? :) It's more than I planned on posting, anyway.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

What Can I Say?

Ok, much for keeping up with posting - again.

It seems that Facebook has made blogs seem almost useless. How much do I have to say that hasn't already been said there? Or how many readers do I have that don't see my Facebook posts? I always seem to think that everyone who reads my blog posts already know everything that is in them. Oh well....we'll see what I can come up with. :)

Currently, I'm working on knitting a chemo hat for a lady at church. It's a pattern from that was given to me by a friend. So far, it;s turning out quite nicely.

Speaking of Knit Picks...I got this pattern from them and made it as a Christmas gift. I absolutely love the pattern!
Pixie Child Poncho/Skirt

I've also been working on a pair of socks. Spiral Tube socks with Paton's stretchy sock yarn. I have one done, and I'm pretty happy with it. Now I need to finish the other....

One of my Christmas gifts was a graphic tablet. It has made working with graphic art in PhotoShop so much more fun! I made a couple of desktop wallpapers for my Mom with Tigger in them. Here they are:

Click the photos to go to the page where you can download full-size copies. :)

You can see all of my other recent creations in my Picasa Web Album where I upload them as I make them. :)

We've been enjoying the warmer weather we've had off and on here. I take walks with Ahnnah every day that I can. We've found that if you walk up our road and continue on to the part that's mostly unused, we pass the well and the old horse stables and end up on a gravel road...that's very squishy when it's wet. It's wet quite often, because when the well is full, the overflow runs out and down across the road. Sometimes, there's a steady stream running across the road. Eventually it ends up at a dead end where it circles around a big tree. It's perfect though, because if we walk at a good, brisk pace all the way to the end and back, it takes a full hour. :)

We had an ice storm hit our area about a month ago. I took some really neat pictures of ice-covered things. I've had my uncle's "old" camera for the past couple of months. He let me borrow it when he got a new one. Being a professional photographer, he has nice cameras. :) I LOVE this camera! It's a Nikon D80.

And we had a big snow....

Well, not bad for spur of the moment, huh? :) We'll see if I can come up with more soon...