Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Princess & the Dancing Cowboy

Here she is... Princess Havarti!

I've been knitting along thinking she looks like Havarti cheese. Got near the end of the 8th repeat of the center & decided it was photo time. I think there are 13 repeats in all.

What a difference a photo makes. Even after I pin blocked it, I couldn't see her Highness... now I sure can. It's given me the 'oof' to happily give her the attention she needs.

I love the Laurel Leaf pattern, even though it was tedious. The Center even looks nice. I'm glad the stitches stayed on the needle during Her photo session. ;)

Tuesday = Date Day

Wooly & I go on a date every Tuesday.
Yesterday, we decided to go to my favorite Nursery to look at the flowers.

Look what we found! A Princess Plant! I never knew there was such a thing. And it's purple, patio plant. The leaves are kinda fuzzy. It would look great on our patio. We didn't get it because it's not frost friendly & we still have frost in the morning.

These Orchids always make me happy too. I want to try growing one of these. The lady said they bloom for 4 months. That makes it worth the money for me. They remind me of my Grandpa. He had Orchids in his garden in Kona Hawaii. He was a Kona Coffee Farmer. That's probably why I can't give up coffee. :) I'm going to get one as a reward for finishing the Princess.

Wooly wanted to go look at the motorcycles...

Here he is on a Ducati. He loves Italians. This is as close as he's getting if I have any say in the matter! Check out his new cowboy boot. They're African Antelope. Kamati wasn't thrilled. He doesn't think it was a Gemsbok though. Just think of how many different antelope there are.

What's Blooming at my house?

These pink flox are blooming. They brighten up the neighborhood. Wooly asked if they smell. I said, "No, why do you ask?" He said that he saw a guy walking by, cross the street to smell & look at them. A GUY!

Speaking of guys/cowboys. I've just got to say that I'm thrilled that Ty Murray is still on Dancing with the Stars! He's so cute! Just seeing him crack a smile makes me happy.

That's the one show that makes me really happy. I love watching the professionals dance with each other. They're so good & really able to present emotions. I do believe that your emotions affect those around you... but that's another post.

When they interviewed Ty he said that he's been determined from the start to do good.

Yay! Me too! Do good! Git er done!

I'm talking about my Princess... Git er done!

Do good! Peace out! :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

American Beauty Rose

"A little rose that laughs upon its stem,
one of the sweets with which the gardens teem,
in value soars above an eastern gem - if tendered as a token of esteem."
Allan Cunningham - poet

American Beauty Shawl - by BadCat
JaggerSpun Zephyr - Cassis
S/L Gold AB beads & heart beads size 8/0
3.25mm or US3 Turbo lace needles
65" X 35"

I joined BadCat's KAL for her birthday. She wanted American Beauty Roses for her garden. The real color is a dark magenta. I made mine pink. (Top photo is closest pink)

So, what do I love best about this shawl?

The knit on front side edging?

The rose motif with heart beads?
There's also roses on the shoulders (top photo), where my wings would be.

The lacy bottom edge & shiny beads?

If I had to choose, it would be the last. It's hard to photograph (the human eye is really irreplaceable). It's really lacey & the beads shine & I can't stop touching or looking at it.

You know growing roses takes a lot of effort. This shawl is much easier & you'll have roses all year long.

Thanks BadCat! Another beautiful design! :)

Asian Beauty

Spring has arrived.

The skies are blue, the cherry blossoms & tulips & daffodils are coming out.
Wooly is coming out too.

Saturday morning we were drinking coffee & he jumps up and says,

"OH! I have to tell you what happened at the grocery store!

I was pushing my cart out to the car, when I looked up, and there was the most beautiful Asian woman I've ever seen! She had long flowy black hair... red tube top... and she was STACKED... white short shorts... and the most beautiful, perfect legs I've ever seen! Not a blemish anywhere! OH! and high heels... not too high, but you know, 2 inches. I looked around and everyone in the parking lot was staring at her too. She was with a real normal looking guy, kinda scruffy... I swear, she was an Asian model, you know, the kind in the Asian magazines! I wanted to tell her to wait there, while I go home & get my camera so I could take a photo of her! She's a REAL ASIAN BEAUTY!"

As you can imagine, he was really animated, and so excited about his Asian Beauty sighting.

You all know I'm Asian, right? It's a good thing I was able to laugh at him being so silly.

I went upstairs to get ready for my day, then went back down & found him making breakfast. I put on my pouty face & said, "OH! UGH! I'm no longer your Asian Beauty. Oh! I'm so old. I don't have perfect legs, boohoo..." He consoled me & told me I'm still hot... especially when I'm not wearing my pajamas.

So I went to lunch with my mom. You know my mom... lots of fun & animated too. I told her the whole story, just like I told it here. She was screaming with laughter. At the end, she says, "Michele, you missed your chance! You should have put on your short shorts & come back down the stairs!"

I told her, "I don't have perfect legs... you have better legs than me!" which lead to more screaming with laughter.

I came home & Wooly asked how it went with Mom. I told him I told her about his Asian Beauty sighting. He put his hands on his head & said, "OH NO! You didn't!!!"

So, now I've told the whole world. Neener neener!

He told me who she looked like... I'm not impressed. But, now I'm not cutting my flowy black hair... it's all I've got. :D

Easter Bunny Sighting

What happens when Smoothie sees the Easter Bunny on tv...

"OH! Easter Bunny! What a beauty! *Faint*"

"Bunny! Get up! You're on my leg! Dad! Put that camera down & get bunny off me!"

"Wow, what a beauty! Those long white ears... pink nose..."

"Whatever. You hurt my leg."

Beauty is subjective.
Physical beauty doesn't last... neither do roses.
Enjoy it while it last! :)
Or make yourself a shawl!