Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pyra's Done!!

I finished the last of her beads tonight! Of course, she still needs a strap and some fringe at the bottom, but the little tiny seed beads are done!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Freecycle Report

I've been freecycling lately in an effort to get some things out of the house. I had 9 lots on offer this weekend to those who'd come to my place and pick them up. The items on offer included a desk, clothes, coats, games/puzzles, books, an air mattress, cookie cutters and some cookbooks. I've now had everything picked up except the desk, and I half suspected that I'd end up tossing that, as it's from IKEA, and not really the best quality. I'm glad the items have a new life and a new home - I could have organized a garage sale, but I'd still likely be left with something left-over, and I'd have to go to all of the trouble to organize and advertise the garage sale. Somehow it's just nice that something in the world are still free too - even if you have to go collect them.

Monday, July 21, 2008

My Rant of the Day

I've noticed the following disclaimer show up on my bottled water within the last couple of weeks:

"Not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, fibre, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C or iron"

It's water - just plain water.... how much fat did you expect to be in there?

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Egypt Garden Update

I managed to get a little bit more done on Egypt garden - here is the progress on this one.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

There and back again...

I've been travelling again - it was nice to get out of town for a little while, and I got to see a dear friend who's moved. It was nice to catch up with her again, and we managed to catch a yoga class, which was interesting given that it was extremely hot and humid where we were. I don't think I've been that sweaty in a long long time.

I've been working on "decorating" a couple of bags for a local organization. The bags were knitted and crocheted by others, but needed a little something to help them out, so they asked me to add some embelishment to them. I used a form of japanese fabric folding, called tsumami, to make the flowers, and added some beads on to other bags. They will be sold in the fall to raise money for African AIDS victim's families.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

And I'm back....

The Calgary Stampede takes over the city this time of year - 10 days of rodeo, chuckwagon races, fair food, and western wear. I love that the whole city gets into the Stampede, and puts on their best cowboy boots and western hat to enjoy the fair. There's also fireworks each night, which I can see from my balcony. Someday, I will not live here, and will miss this.

I've also been working away at a few things. I joined a "candy" exchange on one of the glass BB's, and created little glass gummy bears to exchange. I started St. Petersburg mandala from Chatelaine (I just couldn't stay away from this one), and I managed to get a little bit more done on Pyra.