Thursday, May 26, 2011

Serendipity's Fiber Festival Schedule 2011

Another year of fiber events are upon us again (squee!!!). The following are the shows Serendipity will be vending at:

Please be sure to stop by and say Hi!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Spring, please??

While futzing around on Etsy this afternoon I decided to make a treasury, full of daisies!! Go check it out, let me know what you think!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cute giveaway!

Really cute giveaway over at . Of course, I'm biased because I have babies on the brain. More on that to come! ;)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday Stealing....on monday....

A is for Age: 28

B is for Beer of choice: Heineken or Yuengling

C is for Career: Hand-dye and hand-paint yarn and roving which I sell online on Etsy and at the fiber shows in the NE. But mostly Mommy, I get to be stay at home mommy.

D is for favourite Drink: water

E is for Essential item you use everyday: laptop(!) or my Droid (yeah, I know it's not essential to LIVING or something like that but I do find myself using it daily without fail)!

F is for Favourite song at the moment: always a hard question for me since music is so essential to my life. I usually have to go with things that are symbolic for what's going on at the moment.

G is for favourite Game: Right now it would have to be Just Dance 2 on the Wii. I got this (technically after) Christmas this year and the kids and I love playing it. I do NOT like video games but this is different and everybody really gets involved and is laughing and having a good time and no one's ever bored.

H is for Home town: Peekskill, NY but really Fishkill, NY too.

I is for Instruments you play: none (pathetic, I know). I used to play the clarinet in school but it got broken in the band closet in HS and I never bothered to pick it up again. I have always wanted to learn how to play the piano ever since I was little but we couldn't afford it and I have had an acoustic guitar in my closet since I was 4 that I have yet to learn how to play. hmmm...maybe I'll get lessons this year!

J is for favourite Juice: Orange juice

K is for Kids: what about them??? I have them.

L is for Last kiss: is a great song!

M is for marriage: let's just skip over this one for now!

N is for full Name: I have one!

O is for Overnight hospital stays: When I had my daughter

P is for phobias: spiders! oh, and flying, I HATE flying as in, I don't do it anymore!

Q is for quote: "Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." -Louisa May Alcott
oh and, "I knit so I don't kill people!"

R is for biggest Regret: Not finishing college before I went and became committed and "settled down." Being too afraid to go off and see more of the world before becoming set in where I had always really been.

S is for sports: they're all right. I play them on the Wii!

T is for Time you wake up: always too early! Especially for someone like me who has a hard time going to bed at night. I always seem to get my energy when I should be climbing into bed!

U is for colour of underwear: seriously??? they couldn't come up with a better one here??

V is for Vegetable you love:carrots and salad and cucumbers. I could sit down and eat a whole cucumber sliced with or without dressing.

W is for Worst Habit: buying more yarn when I have too much! no, I'm sure there's worse....oh, I know! Forgetting to eat and then eating junk because it's handy and I'm starving!

X is for X-rays you've had: lower back, neck, right knee, both hands numerous times (my mom had an'86 camaro when I was a kid and the doors were really heavy!).

Y is for Yummy food you make: that I make???? ok, if you say so.....chicken pot pie, chili, beef stew in the crock pot, mashed potatoes, that's about it but I can make you the best damn chocolate chip cookies you ever had (and no I'm not sharing the recipe!)

Z is for zodiac sign: I'm a bull!

Monday, November 8, 2010

sunday stealing, a day usual....

1. What do you consider your hometown to be? peekskill, even though i moved away when i was 10, i still say i'm from there. Just feels right. it's where i'm from.
2. What’s the hardest part of your average day? getting up in the morning and going to bed at night have it tied. in the am, my body usually hurts and I have a hard time getting myself moving, it takes awhile. at night, i can't fall asleep. i'm a night person, by nature, and have always had a hard time relaxing enough to fall out (even when i'm exhausted!).
3. The easiest? Why? having to stop what i'm doing because my daughter wants me to do something with her like read a book or snuggle. because i know those that don't have the opportunity to do that with their child anymore and nothing is more important than those minutes.
4. What beverage do you reach for to quench your thirst? water
5. What is one not-so-secret goal you have for your life? I’ll let you keep your secret ones to yourself. to finish my college degree.
6. What physical pain do you fear most? For example, I’m trying to decide how bad my jaw pain needs to get before I risk a potential needle from my dentist. So, for me, throbbing is preferable to jabbing. lupus.
7. Where do you find solace? the lake. and in music.
8. What makes you the saddest when you read/see the news? when children are hurt or suffering. when they show the people that have lost and seeing their pain is unbearable to watch.
9. What do you eat for a favorite snack?cereal.
10. What movie could you/would you watch more than two or three times and still enjoy just as much as the first time? HA! there's a list! in the interest of going to bed tonight i'll just say: oh, i don't know.....breakfast club, ferris buellers day off, stand by me, the princess bride, scarface, goodfellas, say anything, cool hand luke, dazed and confused, serendipity, high fidelity, brown sugar, love and basketball, the notebook, breakfast at tiffanys pretty woman, dirty dancing, hello, dolly!, groundhog day, you've got mail, roman holiday, pride & prejudice. WOW, if that's not a list that should be analyzed by a professional, not sure what is!
11. What boy/girl first made you cry? i'm assuming they mean in an emotionally attached kind of way so i'm gonna go with shane. betcha wanna a story here? yea, you're not gonna get it, this is a blog, not a novel!
12. What brand of coffee/tea do you drink most often? recently the pumpkin spice lattes from starbucks but usually i brew lavazza espresso at home and i drink republic of tea most often with a bit of tazo sprinkled in for good measure.
13. Dig in the dirt with or without garden gloves? usually start with gloves and then rip them off and throw them to the side because they're hindering, then go looking for said gloves the next time and can't find them, go out and buy new gloves. nasty cycle. a groundhog somewhere has a very nice collection.
14. James Taylor or Carly Simon? james taylor.

i would like to add a a little note here to say that any mis puncuation, misspelling, or non capitalization of a word in this post is not going to be corrected or checked on purpose today. this is for a special reader who keeps telling me how boring my blog is (thanks ma!). there, that oughta keep your "should have been an english teacher/librarian" mind occupied for awhile. hang on, i think my phone is ringing........ oh, and :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ten on Tuesday!

Ten on Tuesday this week is 10 Ways to Enjoy Halloween!
I'm more into the Fall/Harvest stuff than the Halloween stuff but in keeping with the theme, here goes:
1- carving pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns (pictures to be posted)
2- get a chance to wear my pink wig. Though I should try pulling it off on other days of the year, just for the heck of it. :)
3- bake cupcakes and cookies for my daughter to decorate.
4- eating candy (I always go through the kids candy and separate their favorites, they can keep what can fit in a sandwich baggie, some may not make it there though!) :)
5- Halloween costume parades at school, big around here.
6- costume parties and dances, also big this year, it seems.
7- Getting dressed up,
8- painting faces, and..
9- trick or treating, of course!!
10- Start Christmas shopping (LOVE!)

My daughter's favorite fairy tale is Little Red Riding Hood and we have been reading it in both English and Spanish. She had planned to be a butterfly for trick or treating and a witch for handing out candy later on in the night, until we were at the store and she screamed (a good one!) and saw IT! So this year for Halloween she has decided to be Caperucita Roja. The oldest won't decide. He plays this game every year, never deciding which costume he wants until it's time to actually trick or treat and then he sends me scrambling! Any suggestions, maybe we can actually be prepared this year?!?!?!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Late Sunday Stealing

Fall in New England.....
football and knitting come to mind:
Wrapped in blankets, of course!

I'm still playing catch up here so, Fall in New England (LOVE):
1. Have you turned the heat on in your house yet this fall? Absolutely!
2. Do you allow your pets on the furniture? Absolutely NOT!
3. What were your final words for September? I need to dye more yarn!
4. What are your first words for October? How can it be October already???? I have to dye more yarn!!!
5. Do you think you’ve ever seen a ghost? Possibly but I was a kid so who knows???
6. What is the one color that represents this time of year? Orange
7. Which of your senses do you think is most sensitive this time of year? smell
8. What is your favorite thing to do at the county fair? Avoid it! too crowded, hot, expensive, etc. The only time I go near the fairgrounds is for Sheep & Wool Festival!
9. What do you like when you have a cold? tea and for everyone to be QUIET!
10. Are you willing to spend over $100 for a piece of winter clothing, like boots or a coat? For the kids, yes. For me, only if it's on sale for much, much less! Purses on the other hand........
12. What do you have too much of in your kitchen? stuff! Oh, like one item in particular......right now, candy but it's all for Halloween.
13. What gripes do you have about this time of year? Usually that it's cold and rainy and everything dies off but this year it's been pretty and warm and I'm actually enjoying it. :)
14. Other than yourself, are you responsible for getting anyone ready in the morning? My daughter. The 14yo is on his own. I avoid teenagers in the morning!

Horses at the farm while we were apple picking!

15. When was the last time you cleaned your gutters? um, what, clean, what? I'm gonna go with never. I am vertically challenged and would therefore need a ladder on a chair on a table to reach my very low eaves. I have those cage things over them though so they keep pretty clean on their own.
16. So, it’s after Labor Day. Will you still be wearing white? probably.
17. What shows are you most looking forward to this Fall? I wouldn't say I'm "looking forward" but Burn notice comes back in November so that's cool and I like that show Parenthood that's on right now.
18. What three things have you just not gotten around to from the summer, but probably should do before snow flies? Pick up my yard, clean out my basement and have a yard sale. Put away the A/C's and fans, too!

Love this parting shot, my daughter off on a mission to find the perfect pumpkin! :)

Got anything??