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Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Leaves are Falling

My local Stitch & Bitch was such a lovely good time last night. There was lots of laughter and funny ladies and I learned still more about the blogging adventure from fellow stitch & bitchers/bloggers Jody and Cari. I got home at 11PM and I felt very naughty indeed.

There was a time in my past when sitting in a well-lit dessert house, drinking nothing stronger than Earl Grey tea, knitting little striped earflaps would not constitute a night of wild revelry. Things have changed.

Is Autumn upon us? I keep hoping so. Autumn is my favorite season and I'm sitting here, a little overheated in my favorite brown cashmere sweater. I have a habit of wearing clothes that are not season appropriate in an attempt to will the weather to change.

Part of what I love about this season is that my birthday falls in October. My birthday always puts me in a shopping mood and in that spirit I have pledged to 5,4,3,2...Etsy. 3 months of buying teeny, handcrafted treasures on Etsy for $5 or less. Such a fun challenge. Such a sweet way for mommy to find an occasional teeny, tiny treasure just for her. Happy Birthday to me.

In knitting news: I've begun another Luggy Bonnet for the baby. This time it will fit and will feature red stars. It's going quickly and should be finished for his BIG 1st birthday.

I also have plans to make some very special cupcakes for the occasion. Picured above are some real beauties posted (and crafted?) by What the Harry.

The first Luggy Bonnet went to a gorgeous little baby Colin (two months old, sweet enough to eat). His mommy - a fellow knitter and all-around fabulous babe, was delighted and so gracious (as always!)

Cool find of the day: this visual thesaurus.

Also, I LOVED this post i found on Old School Acres.
Nobody tagged me to participate in this book meme diversion, I just happened upon it and thanks to my very literate husband, my results were too fabulous not to share.

Here are the rules:
1. Grab the book closest to you...NO cheating!
2. Open to page 123.
3. Scroll down to 5th sentence.
4. Post text of next 3 sentences on blog-and name of book and author Tag 3 people.

Here is what I found:

You must not deny the body.

Now you shall see the Temple completed:
After much striving, after many obstacles;
For the work of creation is never without trevail;
The formed stone, the visible crucifix,
The Dressed altar, the lifting light


The visible reminder of Invisible Light.

From Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot.

I won't tag anyone, but I would like to hear about it if anyone feels moved to read page 123 of their nearest book.
Aw, I miss our ABQ EVAH!
I'm so sorry I have had to miss the last couple of weeks!
Okay so I passed up the Electronics for Dummies book that is right next to me. So I went to the next room and grabbed the first book I saw (okay, I bypassed What to Expect the First Year but only because there was mostly an inset on that page). "Doggy eyes peep from shopping bags and inside overcoats. What appears to be a duster on that woman's office desk is more likely her little toutou. And it's nothing to look under the table at a restaurant and see a Jack Russell or Yorkshire Terrier lounging at its mistress's feet, nibbling on scraps-if the restaurateur hasn't provided a bowl for the little rascal." From We'll Always Have Paris by John Baxter. loves and kisses-Christine
Great to meet you the other night! I'm totally urging on the autumn too--all summer I miss my sweaters.
I still have 'nt made it to SnB yet, my son has soccer practice on Tuesday until 7pm. I grabbed the first book I saw, its amazing I have so many books and the one I grabbed I had'nt even read.
"Again, returning to a place she loved so much after thinking she would never see it again, moved her immeasurably. Grateful for dawn, Maine, her family farm, her beautiful son, she opened her arms. But she was'nt alone." From CLOUD NINE by Luanne Rice.
A word from the blogger's husband: To clarify--"literate" here means "able to read and write." My wife chose Eliot from among titles such as The Complete Encyclopedia of Beer and Monty Python's Big Red Book. Eliot is a mystery to me, but I do have a handle on most of the concepts in the beer book. --J
Hey Lady. I found you, tag, you're it. Yup, I'm on the Internuts now. It was so good to talk to someone who's maybe as rabid about sewing as I am. Check me out! P.S. The Grampa/Nascar thing is hilarious, as some of my most near and dear are similarly afflicted. I've been to Daytona, I've drunk the beer, but between the buzz and the sunburn I still don't get it.

See you Tuesday!
OK I am at my husband's desk as well (he has high speed internet acess). He is a closet Christian...
"The rings are to be close to the rim to hold the poles used in carrying the table. make the poles of acacia wood, overlay them with gold and carry the table with them. And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for pouring out offerings. Put the bread of the Presence on this table to be before me at all times."

I love Fall too. My favorite season. Does it get any better then fleece footed pj's on a little guy?
Well, DD & I stumbled upon your post, and are enjoying it very much. You "don't want to see" what are the next three sentences after scrolling down to the 5th sentence on page 123 of the book closest to us. I promise. (the book is the Amplified Bible, expanded edition, Leviticus 4 verses 3, 4, and 5.) Taken out of context (or even IN context) it is gruesome. So, anyone can look it up, but I'm not posting it here. But it is an interesting idea for a blog. Tag you're it, and I'll tag 2 more to start it all over again. : ) Anyway, we didn't "cheat". It's the book that was closest to us.
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