Thursday, July 14, 2011

I Want A Watch!

That's Right!

I want a watch.
                 I don't use one.
                                  And I hate to wear one. 
                                                          But I want one. 
                                                                                A very, very special one.

This watch would do Dr. Who proud.

This watch would have that wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey feel to it.

It would not show the local time.

It would not show minutes, or hours, or days.

It would not have an alarm.

It would however show moments.
But not just any moments.
These are frozen moments.
Moments of your happiest times.
Moments of peace.
Moments of excitement.
Moments full of love.
Moments of life lived to the fullest.
The moment when you first held someone you love.
The moment when your first saw your sons and daughters.
Only the most special moments of your life.
Yes, that's the watch I want.
The Moments Watch..

Thursday, July 7, 2011

More Celebrations!

Aaacck!  It's already Thursday!  It has been an eventful and celebrationful week.  Monday was Independence Day and a wonderful day it is!  In addition to being the day we celebrate the birth of our nation it has several more personal aspects.  Our son Daniel was born on June 17 so when we were deciding on a day to have him baptized July 4th seemed very natural.  After all, it is a day to celebrate your freedom from sin and becoming a member of God's family.  Twenty seven years after his baptism, Daniel decided to turn July 4 into another major celebration in his life when he took Melissa as his wife.  And now they have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary.

We spent Tuesday in a continued wedding anniversary celebration by going to Harry Potter World with the family.  First thing on my agenda was to get some Butterbeer.  After exploring Hogsmeade for a while we went on to lunch at the fabulous Mythos.  Fabulous!  You get to eat a delightful meal in an almost mystical setting.

 It was a long day at the park and then a long drive home.  Fortunately I arrived home with just barely enough time to get in a little spinning for the Tour de Fleece.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Celebrate Sunday, Silver Sun Alpacas and TDF

My second day to celebrate life and all things in it.  Today is Sunday which is a celebration in itself.  After all this is the day the Lord gave us to pray, praise and give thanks for our lives and all things in them.

I also want to celebrate having the opportunity to start spinning the 2011 Tour De Fleece with some absolutely gorgeous fiber from Silver Sun Alpacas.  You have to touch this fabulous batt and see the depth of the color to believe it.

I didn't get started spinning until late in the day, but I did get started and this is a spectacular yarn:

Have a wonderful Independence Day, Everyone!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrating Electric Carnation and TDF

I made a decision today!  Life should be a celebration and I am going to try and celebrate it every day.  The hard part is going to be remembering to do this every day.

Today is a triple celebration!  First part of the celebration will be making a trip to the airport to pick up my daughter who is coming to visit for a week.  We only get to see her a couple of times each year so this makes today a great day to celebrate.

The next thing to celebrate is some more beautiful fibers from Electric Carnation.  Not long ago I received some glorious fiber batts that came in the mail all the way from South Africa.  They were made with some of the softest merino wool that I have ever touched.  The first batt was Nebulae which was a very rich looking black with touches of brown and accented with the most glorious magenta and lots of silver sparkle hologram Angelina.  It was so beautiful and so soft that I had to order some more of it.  You know it has to be good when I am willing to pay the shipping all the way from South Africa.

The other batt was Sunrise on Titan, a luxurious creation running from a tangerine orange on one edge to a beautiful deep lime green on the other edge.I can hardly wait to spin these.  I am hoping te rest of the fiber is waiting at the post office for me to pick up this morning.  I wasn't home yesterday when our mailwoman came by and left me a note that said that a package was awaiting my signature.

The third thing to celebrate is the chance to spin all this beautiful fiber for the 2011 Tour De Fleece which starts today.  For those of you who do not know what the Tour De Fleece is:  for the last few years during the Tour De France bicycle race, hand spinners all around the world spin the wheels and twirl their spindles while the bicyclists spin the wheels of their bicycles.  What better way to start out a life celebration!