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Aug. 23rd, 2016

Day 23 of the #CTMonthInTheLife challenge...

Today's prompt is "why"...

Today's #prompt is why, for the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive    This is a perfect example of why I do what I do- my husband thoroughly pleased with his 4th Doctor-esque #handwoven #scarf .  It's roughly 12 feet long and he proclaim

This is a perfect example of why I do what I do- my husband thoroughly pleased with his 4th Doctor-esque handwoven #scarf . It's roughly 12 feet long and he proclaimed it perfect. Creating things that make others happy, makes me happy.



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Aug. 19th, 2016

Day 19- Tools

Day 19 of the #ctmonthinthelife Instagram challenge that I am now several days behind one has a prompt of "tools"


Day 19 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #if that I am now several days behind one has a #prompt of #tools    These are just a few of the tools I use to create my pieces.   There's no way I'd be able to photograph everything in one shot. :)  #nofilter #weaving #r

These are just a few of the tools I use to create my pieces.
There's no way I'd be able to photograph everything in one shot. :)



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Aug. 17th, 2016

Day 17

Day 17 of the #ctmonthinthelife Instagram challenge by Create & Thrive has a prompt of "photography" ...

Day 17 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive  has a prompt of #photography ... I tend to keep it simple in my photo set ups. Much of the time, I use my surroundings and since we've moved, #fiveoaks  has been an absolutely wonderful p

I tend to keep it simple in my photo set ups. Much of the time, I use my surroundings and since we've moved, Five Oaks has been an absolutely wonderful place to photograph my pieces. Currently I'm using the lovely pines out back as a backdrop for my woven pieces, such as this handwoven #shawl , "Water". For my #jewelry pieces, I have an antique slate roofing tile in a lovely dark grey that I use, as well as the cool grey cement of the front porch. I find simpler backgrounds make my pieces stand out more, allowing details to shine.



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Aug. 14th, 2016

#CTMonthInTheLife, Day 14

Nearly halfway there! So far, so good...

The prompt for today is " Vignette"

Day 14 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge @createandthrive , the #prompt is #vignette... This is a #workinprogress  look at a future #artquilt , combining #weaving with #fabric  The #layout is a general idea of what it may end up eventually looking li

This is a work in progress look at a future artquilt , combining weaving with fabric. The layout is a general idea of what it may end up eventually looking like as a wall hanging. Currently, I have finished the edge on the yellow woven square and have all but two of the woven green squares attached to each other, then need to finish the inside and outside edges. Then I'll figure out how exactly it'll look on the fabric, placement wise. Bright, funky colors that are out of my norm, I'm liking it.



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Aug. 12th, 2016

Day 12 , #CtMonthInTheLife challenge...

Today's prompt is "Favorite"...

The #prompt for day 12 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive  is #favorite  I've has several pieces I absolutely adore over the years. The most recent one is this one- Gaia, a #handmade #kumihimo #necklace with a handmade #stoneware

I've had several pieces I absolutely adore over the years. The most recent one is this one- Gaia, a handmade kumihimo necklace with a handmade stoneware raku fired focalbead by Lisa Peters ART and handbeaded by me. The cord itself is made from recycled sari silk yarn and is so soft and colorful.

It is for sale in my Big Cartel shop. :)



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Aug. 11th, 2016

Day 11 of the #CTMonthInTHeLife Instagram Challenge

Today's prompt is "Assistant"

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA..... *ahem*

Day 11 of the #ctmonthinthelife #igchallenge  presented by @createandthrive , today's #prompt is #assistant... Technically, I don't have an actual assistant. What I do have are two #cats who love to 'help'. Morrigan loves to 'quality control' the yarn whe

Technically, I don't have an actual assistant. What I do have are two cats who love to 'help'. Morrigan loves to 'quality control' the yarn when I'm weaving and Miss Sassy loves to be so helpful by laying *in* the rigid heddle loom, sometimes *in* the warp itself. Heh. Both are excellent at holding down my desk and keeping watch out the window for intruders, aka, birds, chipmunks, squirrels, bugs...

Yeah.}:P



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Aug. 9th, 2016

Day 9 of the #ctMonthInTheLife challenge...

Today's prompt is "You", as in me.

Day 9 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive , prompting is #you ... Well, technically me.  This was taken by my husband at this year's #mysticon .  In other words, 90% of the photos that get taken, are taken by me, so I'm rarely in t


This was taken by my husband at this year's Mysticon . In other words, 90% of the photos that get taken, are taken by me, so I'm rarely in them. Which is absolutely fine by me. :p



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Aug. 7th, 2016

Day 7 of the #CTMonthInTheLife Instagram Challenge

Couldn't post Day 6 because, well, it's a video and Flickr doesn't allow videos to be uploaded, but you can see it here if you're so inclined.

So the prompt for day 7 was "Packaging"-

Day 7 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  presented by @createandthrive  is #packaging    I like to keep my packaging simple- clean, white boxes with acid free tissue paper for the scarves, silk and woven, and fiber cushioning for the jewelry.  A clea

I like to keep my packaging simple- clean, white boxes with acid free tissue paper for the scarves, silk and woven, and fiber cushioning for the jewelry. A clean, simple label with my Dante's profile, shop name and Facebook link go on the front.

This way, the pieces themselves are allowed to be the focal point when you open them up.




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Aug. 4th, 2016

CTMonthInTheLife Day 4

Day 4 of the ‪#‎ctmonthinthelife‬ ‪instagram challenge is ‪‎raw materials‬ .


Day 4 of the #ctmonthinthelife #igchallenge  is #rawmaterials   Obviously I can't show off *everything* I work with, but you'll get the idea with the main items- various #handdyed #yarns , #beads , #roving , even a #kumihimo cord with the gorgeous #handma
Obviously I can't show off *everything* I work with, but you'll get the idea with the main items- various ‪‎hand dyed‬ ‪‎yarns‬ , ‪‎beads‬ , ‪‎roving‬ , even a ‪‎kumihimo‬ cord with the gorgeous ‪‎handmade‬ flower shaped cab that'll eventually be attached to it when it's made into something.
What isn't pictured are the silk scarf blanks, the fabric for quilting and dyeing, other quilting materials, the powdered dyes and other materials, the embroidery floss, the sewing threads, the chainmaille rings and other jewelry making stuffs... ‪




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Aug. 3rd, 2016

#CTmonthinthelife day 3

Today's promt was 'Work In Progress'. I actually have three different projects in various stages of completion, so I did one for each.

#ctmonthinthelife  day 3- #workinprogress , part 1, since I actually have 3 projects going right now...  Playing around with some pin loom squares, eventually this will either become a light weight throw or a wall hanging.  @wildharefiber 100% merino #han

The first is a bunch of pin loom squares I'm working on. This will either become a wall hanging or maybe a lightweight throw if I decide I want to make lots more.}:P


#ctmonthinthelife  day 3, #workinprogress  part 3, since I actually have three projects in various stages of work... This one is a 7' shawl in progress on my large adjustable #triloom .  #handdyedyarn  by me, in 100% #merino. It's becoming decidedly plaid

The second is a 7' shawl on the big adjustable triangleloom. I'm using my own handdyed 100% merino wool yarn for this one. It's turning out decidedly plaid in patterning.


#ctmonthinthelife  day 3, part 2 of #workinprogress , since I actually have 3 projects going right now... This one is triple basketweave on my #rigidheddleloom . Eventually it should become an infinity scarf. @unplannedpeacock  #handdyedyarn Shimmer 50/50

The third is a triple basket weave on my rigidheddle. Eventually it will hopefully become an infinity scarf. 50/50 silk/merino blend yarn, it's so stupid silky soft.




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Aug. 2nd, 2016

#CTmonthinthelife day 2

So day 2 of the Create & Thrive Month in the life is Hands. I'm actually hoping this challenge helps me get back into the habit of taking time to post here. Heh.

#2 Hands of #ctmonthinthelife  This one was a little more difficult, because it's just me. So you get my left hand.  Which is ironic because it's the one with the most character-scars from when Dante and Max tangled and I stuck my hand in between, many ye

This one was a little more difficult since, well, it's just me. So you get my left hand. Which is ironic because it's the one with the most character- scars from when Dante and Max tangled and I stuck my hand between them, many many years ago. It's the hand that I broke my only bone in- the middle finger, no less. It's the hand I write with, weave with, bead with, sew with... obviously I'm left handed. LOL.




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Aug. 1st, 2016

#CTmonthinthelife

So a friend over on Facebook, posted an Instagram challenge with daily prompts for photos you take of your creative life. So I'm trying it out...

Day 1 is Work Space

So a friend, @xiane_threeravens , posted think #ctmonthinthelife challenge over on Facebook. I decided to give it a go. Today's prompt is #workspace , so you get about half of my studio in this shot, complete with the current #workinprogress  on the big #

This is actually only half of my actual work space. The room is 12' x 13' so rather hard to get the entirety into one shot. But I lurves it.



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Apr. 1st, 2016

Working with cats can be so amusing...



So I warped up the rigid heddle loom for a lovely houndstooth patterned wrap. Today, Miss Sassy, definitely feeling much better , decided to 'help'.



First she thought laying under the actual working area was a great idea. Since, you know, laying on my desk *next* to the loom is so passe- besides, Morrigan is also currently on my desk (the window is open). Of course, she simply had to make herself right at home, ensuring that I could do nothing, as moving the heddle would result in squishing her. Then she decided she needed a drink, whereupon I took advantage of her absence to toss the shuttle through and move the heddle down.



That of course was completely unacceptable to her. She immediately returned and squeezed herself under the back warp. She literally twisted and contorted to get in there. And then stretched out again. Which meant, I had to loosen the warp so she wouldn't stretch it out and move the heddle back up. At this point, I'm resigned to getting very little done.



Of course, a loose warp leads to other issues. Such as when she tries to turn around and has the heddle fall over on her.



Which leads to such Diva looks. It's a good thing you're cute, Miss Sassy.



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Mar. 29th, 2016

Changes are afoot.

Yes, I've been slack at keeping up the blog. It's been a rather busy couple of weeks. Toward the beginning of March, we decided to house hunt. It was an exhausting experience and wasn't fun at all. Looking at house you know aren't near large enough, or have too close of neighbors. Six houses in and I was ready to give up.

You note I said *was*.

We are currently in the process of buying a house.

House inspection was last Friday, the house is structurally sound and has very minor things that the seller shouldn't have any issues with correcting. And even if they won't, they're not deal breakers, we'll just do them ourselves. To that end, the tentative closing date is the end of April.

No matter what the house hunting/buying TV shows may show you, buying a house is not a straight forward process. They cut *a lot* out in the name of time and expediency.

After 9/11, they passed a series of laws regarding the transfer of funds. Since we are being gifted the 20% down for the house, we have to show *exactly* where that money is coming from- both from the person who is giving it to us, via their bank statements showing the funds are/were available at the time, copies of the check(s) sent to us, statements from our bank showing that it had been deposited AND the deposit slips.

Loan companies want to know where *anything* over $500.00 came from. They also want 2-3 months worth of banking logs- not statements, *logs* from the bank itself, showing every transaction. They also want a month's worth of pay stubs to compare against the bank logs. Obstensively, this is to prove that yes, you get paid what you say you do and no, you have no liens, or other debts, aside from utilities and rent or credit card bills, coming out (like child support, IRS payments, etc). If you can't give them the documentation they want, it's a red flag and the loan may not get approved. After you get them all the paperwork, hopefully in a timely manner, it can still take anywhere from 30 to 40 DAYS for the loan to process.

That is where we are right now.

We have been told by both the loan officer and our realtor, we are unusual home buyers. I guess because not only did we know exactly what we were looking for and what we would and would not compromise on, but in the terms of knowing in exactly what we want to pay per month, regardless of the fact that we actually qualified for $90,000 MORE than the house we are buying. We simply didn't want a $1,000+ house payment. We wanted to be house rich AND comfortable money wise as well. But also because we've gotten them every bit of paperwork they asked for in a very timely manner, as in, within 24-48 hours. Apparently, some people take weeks. Hrm.

So as a result, we are *well* within the limits of our debt to income ratio. Most people apparently go for a house at the very top of what they are prequalified for, which is what leads to problems. We didn't want to go that route, having been there, done that, once already 20+ years ago.

I'll talk more about the house at a later date, but suffice it to say- it has nearly everything we wanted, especially in terms of land, with the exception of only being one bathroom instead of a minimum of one and a half. We did good.

The best part, besides the nearly 2 acres of relatively flat yard? The house is named. And it's a wonderful, wonderful name.


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In other news, after Mysticon, I bought myself a 7ft adjustable triloom. It finally arrived a little over a week ago and I went to work immediately making a 6ft shawl using Unplanned Peacock Morphic Peacock Sock in the Fountain colorway, dark to light.



Unlike the 3ft triloom and my rigid heddle loom, this one requires a lot of standing, bending and walking back and forth. This was 3 hours worth of work right there. Mainly because Miss Sassy kept laying right in front of where I was working (that should have been our first hint that she wasn't well).



But after a few days of working on it for a couple hours at a time, I finished the shawl now known as Water. On the loom, itself was gorgeous as is, and I couldn't wait to remove it and finish the top edge.



Needless to say, it's stunning off the loom. I will have a very hard time parting with this one, methinks, but that is why I create things like this- if I love them, I know someone else will love them as well. This was before the ends were woven in and the top edge finished off. The drape and flow was quite lovely. I plan to get more of the UPP Morphic yarns in the other colors and create more like this.



I even had enough of each color to weave a 3ft version, but light to dark, which will go to my mom as a Mother's Day gift this year. I also had enough to do 2 more 3ft shawls, one in light to medium, the other in dark to medium. They, and the large Water, will be available at the Olde Liberty Fiber Faire the 3rd week of April.


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Speaking of Miss Sassy, last Thursday morning, we had to take her to the vet. Turns out, her red blood count was extremely low. Normally cats have a count of 40-45, her's was TEN. The vet said, and I quote, "It was not enough to sustain life." She was literally dying in front of us and we didn't know why.

They had to do a blood transfusion and tests. Ruled out a stroke (which is what we thought was going on), diabetes, kidney issues, thyroid issues and leukemia. That left a flea/tick/mosquitoe/biting fly borne disaese- hemobartella.

I blame the neighbors next door for throwing *bread* out into not only their back yard, but over the fence into ours (when I find it, it gets disposed of immediately), the result of which has attracted rats, whom have taken up residence next door but come under the fence to my side for the bird seed I no longer put out. Rats carry fleas. We've had a bad flea issue for the last year, when we hadn't had hardly *any* in the many years prior. So I blame the neighbors.

Miss Sassy is recovering quite nicely. Still a bit skinnier than we'd prefer, but she is 17 yrs old, so never really was a big Siamese. She's fighting the meds when dosed, which is always a good sign, very mouthy when we're getting dinner or lunch or really, *any* food in the kitchen. Needles us for her breakfast, then finishes Morrigan's when she walks away. And she's purring again. Almost normal.

Speaking of blood transfusion- feline blood only lasts 60 days, so most vets do not keep any on hand. Most feline blood types are compatible, I believe, with the others, but the need for feline donors is great. If you have a cat that is of a good size (over 10 lbs) and is healthy, do yourself, your friends with cats and your neighbors with cats, a favor and go get your cat blood typed and registered as a donor.

We almost lost Miss Sassy because we almost did not have a donor nearby. Thankfully, we got lucky and found one. But you simply never know when your cat or someone else's cat might suddenly need blood.

So go get your cat registered as a blood donor.}:)



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Mar. 8th, 2016

Did you know...

House hunting actually really *sucks*? So tired of being told I can't have what I want at the price we're looking in. Yes, I can and yes, I will. We will not simply 'settle' for something we'll want to move out of in 5 years and if we can't find something that's *larger* than here (which is just over 700 sq ft itself) and that doesn't mean almost all the extra square footage is just another bedroom that's smaller than what we currently have, as well as the other 2 being smaller than what we have, then we will simply stay put for another year. Even though, we really don't want to and we're really tired of stupid close neighbors and traffic and city living...

Yeah.

In other news, 2 weekends ago, this happened-

Last day of #mysticon , we're here until 3pm, do stop on by!  #nofilter  #dantesspirit


I set up a table at our little local sci-fi, pop culture, etc Con to try my hand at selling in person. I had at least one person tell me they recognised my stuff from *Tumblr*. Tumblr!, of all places. It was rather fun, honestly and I did quite well. I gave out almost 100 business cards- so glad I ordered 200 from Moo. Well enough that I was able to restock quite a bit of gorgous locally dyed yarn and order a new 7ft adjustable triangle loom- which I'm still waiting for the shipping notice on, sigh.

Next up is the Olde Liberty Fiber Faire, where I was also asked to demonstrate my rigid heddle loom.

Meanwhile, I need to weave up a bunch of wraps and shawls and restock. Heh.


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Feb. 16th, 2016

The world ends in ice & the idiots come out to play...

We got 8" of snow Sunday night into Monday. Then, we got a coating of sleet. Then, as if *that* wasn't enough, it started raining.

Freezing rain, no less. All Monday evening through Tuesday morning. It was a mess. Thankfully we went out and shoveled the driveway before it started raining and put a crust of thick ice on everything.



The Birch Tree at 3 am. Insomnia sucks sometimes. Heh.



The two bird feeders out front were completely coated.}:/


Thanks to the thick coating of ice, power went out at 437am, for about 10 seconds. Then again around 630am, for another 10 seconds. Now that the sun has come up, the ice is crashing down from everything.



Everything had a 'shell' of ice this morning, as the snow melted out from under it.



Caena wasn't too keen on the ice and snow suddenly collapsing beneath her, but she got her sniffing on.



The back hill was very shiny. Heh.


Dear people-

How stupid are you? No, really, just how stupid are you?

You have a roof leak *right over valuable computer equipment*. It drips *right on said equipment*.

So. Do you do the smart thing and put a bucket directly under said leak? No! Of course not! You're morons who put buckets *everywhere but*!

Yeah.

Mark said there was a quarter inch of water in the bottom of the computer equipment cabinet. Buckets all around said cabinet, not a one on top where it was really leaking.

He works with some real winners.

Anyway, back to work. Almost finished with this silk scarf-

Clockwork handembroidered silk scarf, in progress.  One end finished, on to the other.  #silk #embroidery #handmade #handembroidered #clockwork #steampunk #silkscarf #scarf #handdyed #dantesspirit

Once it's finished, I have a couple ideas for some handwoven scarves I want to finish for Mysticon. So, back to work I go!


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Jan. 26th, 2016

So tired of this.

You know, I really cannot wait until we have our own house. One that's not 10-15 ft from the neighbors whom I swear, are crazy. Whom I won't have to watch open their curtains, make strange faces out the window and yank them shut again. Whom I won't have to go have words with because I found *bread* in my yard again- and you know she does it deliberately because there's no way she's not aiming for throwing it over the fence. And I know it's her, because *we don't eat that type of bread, let alone throw it in our own backyard.*


I'm also really, really tired of this cold. It's on the tail end, but the hacking, nonproductive cough is really annoying. And makes my head hurt. And disrupts my sleep. Ugh.



In other news, we got snow. 13" of the 18-30" they were predicting. The birds left me lovely tracks on the porch...

The birds are looking for seed...  #nofilter #snow #birdtracksinthesnow #birdtracks #winterstormjonas2016 #winterstormjonas #birds #swva #dantesspirit


The feeders on the back hill actually stayed filled for longer than a day. Until the squirrels ventured out again. There are now piles of bird seed under the feeders. *sigh*

While it snowed, I made things, the latest of which is this charm style clockwork bracelet-
Clockwork charm bracelet, finished.  #nofilter #clockwork #steampunk #bracelet #handmade #jewelry #charmbracelet #dantesspirit


And I finished the embroidered tentacle silk scarf, only to realise that the jars I use to dye in are currently buried under a foot plus of snow... whoops.

I'm sure I have a jar inside, upstairs, somewhere. Heh. The best part is, this particular scarf may already be sold, as long as the buyer likes the overdyeing.}:) If not, well, that's what custom orders are for!

Meanwhile, I have a very special order to finish packing to ship tomorrow and the loom warped up for more gaming bag shells.

Packing a very special order today.   #nofilter #silk #handdyed #scarf #silkscarf #habotai #dantesspirit



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Jan. 12th, 2016

Tentacle silk scarf progress



One end is completed. This will be the main focal point of the the scarf itself. The other end won't have a full tentacle on it, but only a portion. It also should only take a day or two. (This was actually finished last week, but well, stuff happened and I'm only now getting around to posting it.)

Couple of close up photos-




It'll look a lot better once its completely finished with the hand embroidery, washed and ironed. This is a 8" wide x 54" long silk scarf, the tentacle itself is roughly 10.5" long, the other end will be roughly 3.5-4" long.


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Jan. 4th, 2016

Hullo, 2016

I'll try to do better on the blogging front, I promise.

I've already decided that Facebook makes me angry too much, sometimes daily, and as a result, my whole day gets thrown out of whack. So, cutting back on Facebook is a definite thing. Which means, more gets posted here instead, even if it's just a random thought, scatter shot type of posting, its still a posting, yes? Heh.

Christmas was fun. And I mean that sarcastically.

We woke up to a completely flat tire on Christmas day. Then we found out the hard way, that all five tires- to include the spare had a locking lug nut on them. And we did not have the wheel lock key to remove them. Or the proper sized socket set and a breaking bar to force them off. Yeah.




Those 5 things right there cost us over $300.00, since we ended up having to buy two new tires instead, as the flat was not repairable and putting a new (the spare) tire on it with a worn tire, might have resulted in damage to the transfer case, which would cost over $3,000.00 to repair. Merry Christmas to us! Ugh.

Then, yesterday, we took down the Christmas lights and discovered that half the new net lights we bought (and ended up actually hating the colors on) no longer work, half had gone out a couple days ago, but it was wet and rainy and we weren't messing with them in the rain, - good thing we got them at half price. They went into the trash. New Year's Day, discovered that a portion of our strand of white lights we use on the porch was out. Closer examination after taking them down, it was discovered that an entire bulb had been removed- read, chewed completely out by the wildlife. Found the bulb section on the ground when we went to look for it. Yeah.



The first quarter or so works, then there's about 50-75 lights that don't, then the rest work. It's a 250 bulb strand. Yeah. Might end up using it for the dwarf alberta spruce, then using the unlit section to cross to the porch, then the rest on the porch, assuming we're here next holiday season to put lights up. *After* we electrical tape the cut section off. Otherwise, the plan is to try to find a white LED strand instead.

We set a house hunting goal line. And that's October-November of this year, with an eye towards hopefully being in a new home by Christmas if not New Year's. So, between now and then, that means figuring out what we absolutely can cut out (going out to eat so much, for starters) and instead put towards savings to build up that nest egg faster, as well as pay the credit cards down and potentially off completely, and figuring out how to build the husband's credit record up more. He's got a reasonably good credit score right now, but ideally, we'd like it to be a lot higher and a great score instead.

We've been narrowing down areas we're interested in potentially looking at houses in, as well as styles of house, size of both house and land, number of bedrooms, etc. We also have a 'theoretical' price range - well, what *we* would be interested in paying per month towards a house, if it's less, awesome, if it ends up being more than we'd ideally like to pay, well, we'll cross that bridge when we get there. Research is your friend.}:P Still a long way to go though.

In the mean time, I have just under two months to finish the hand embroidered silk scarves I've got planned, the steampunk/clockwork jewelry pieces in the works and the last few themed gaming bags, all for Mysticon. Which is another reason I've decided to drastically cut back on Facebook time. Heh. Distractions are very distracting and time consuming.

To that end, these are in various stages of progress...



Habotai silk scarf, hand dyed and being hand embroidered with an octopus tentacle. Have another ready to go when this is finished that will be hand embroidered with clockwork gears.



The third steampunk/clockwork brooch in the process of being beaded. Also have plans for a steampunk/clockwork charm style bracelet and a couple necklaces.


Need to weave the shells for at least 5 more themed gaming bags and then, do a couple dry runs and see which display set up works best. And put price tags on everything still. Heh.

And as a heads up, sometime over the next few weeks, all gaming bags will be moved to the Square shop. Each will be an individual listing with multiple photos. It'll free up space in the Big Cartel shop and better display the bags themselves.

Fun times. Guess I better go get started, eh?



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Nov. 30th, 2015

Finished things, for sale and not...

So several years ago, I started the embroidery on this quilt and never finished it until recently. Not only did I finish the broidery, I then put the blocks together and made it into a quilt top. Then I managed to actually quilt it.

It's not perfect, there are wonky parts, but it's finished and the cats, who have taken it over the moment I tossed it across the end of the couch, don't care and love it.

Cat of the month throw quilt, finished.   #nofilter  #catofthemonthblock #quilt #quilting #handsewing #handsewn  #machinesewn #embroidery #embroidered #stitchery #quiltblocks #quiltblock #throwquilt #lapquilt #dantesspirit


After I finished the embroidery of the above throw quilt, I designed and embroidered a quick, small art quilt hanging, along with several hand designed Akita embroidery blocks.

Clockwork, Artquilt


This particular piece is currently for sale here.

I needed more steampunk/clockwork themed pieces for Mysticon next February, so that's what's being worked on now. This is the first of a dozen or so pieces in the works.

Clockwork Compass brooches, in progress   Needs a pinback and the suede cover, then this one is finished.   #clockwork #steampunk #beadwork #handbeaded #pin #brooch #handmade #mysticon #dantesspirit


I'll post photos of each as they're finished, but these won't be put in the shop until March 2016, whatever doesn't sell at Mysticon.

Speaking of the shop, it's Cyber Monday and a great day to help support small Handmade busineses. You'll find lots of items in my shop marked down and on sale, so come check them out!

Such as this lovely 100% Silk Noil handwoven scarf or wrap-

Barfight Aftermath


Barfight Aftermath is available here. There are lots more items, so definitely take a look!


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