Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Friday, January 21, 2011

Photo Friday :)

Storm 1 which blew through last Wed dumping over a foot of snow but making a good base.

Day after Storm 2 which was an ugly combo of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and rain...

...then froze everything up.

This morning, Storm 3...

This afternoon, still snowing, but starting to clear on the horizon.
Welcome to stormy weather in Maine!  Today is the perfect example.  It started snowing about 3am and is still going on now with a hint of clearing skies and sun peeking out on the horizon.  We've got about 8" on top of what was dumped during the other two storms during this week!  Plus school has been canceled twice and released early for those of us moms who aren't quite as nifty or creative with things to do or patient in general, we aren't quite as excited by the prospect of the lovely little ones being home for so long!  And I say that with all the love in my heart because my little wild man is most precious to me - but I appreciate him more when he's had a productive morning at preschool!  LOL!
Here's a few more pics of a new hobby I've just I need another one of those!

Drop spinning!

With some gorgeous natural fibers like alpaca, llama, wool and a beautiful wool/silk blend :)

Just look at that roving!

I'm sure I have some type of attention deficit because I jump from one thing to another.  Learning how to knit was supposed to offer a measure of patience and discipline so what the heck was I thinking when I signed up for a spinning class of all things!!!  I knew I was doomed when I walked in and saw this handsome hunk of an angora rabbit being groomed of his lovely silver gray fur.  Then I noticed all the batts and raw wool lying all over the room just begging to be touched!  Then when the instructor said all we were going to do was handle this luscious fiber and spin?  After the first hour I seemed to pick it right up.  And carry it through to today where I'm still improving...!  Wow!  Now I'm dreaming about when I'm good enough to make my own hanks and D Y E them!  My poor hubby just rolls his eyes at me when I mention maybe we should think about getting an angora bunny or maybe angora or cash goats!  What can I say?  Feed the fiber frenzy!  And, I'm very lucky to know a lady who's been spinning and teaching spinning for over 20 years and she's offered her time and roving and wheels to teach me how to do it properly!  I'll be visiting her next Friday for a couple hours of tutoring and playing :) 

Next up, will I finally give in and learn to sew?  That question will have to wait for another day!

All right, I've dallied long enough.  Time to get back to spinning and more knitting!

Stay safe everyone and happy fiber-ing!


PS - Pardon the photo at the top of my seems I've lost all my formatting and can't get it to center properly or stay behind my blog title :(  I really should check out Wordpress or invest in my own design!

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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris