Monday, February 20, 2006

What Color Heart Do You Have?

Your Heart Is Pink

In relationships, you like to play innocent - even though you aren't.

Each time you fall in love, it's like falling for the first time.

Your flirting style: Coy

Your lucky first date: Picnic in the park

Your dream lover: Is both caring and dominant

What you bring to relationships: Romance

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Heart Day

Today is the international day of love. And being the hopeful romantic that I am, I am all for this holiday. Yes there is much consumerism associated with it...but in my mind...Rhett and Scarlett will find there way back to each other, Cathy and Heathcliff finally find happiness and Illsa comes back to Rick. Yes a true hopeful romantic!!!

I love happy endings, sentiments of love and snuggling with my hearts desire.

However my hearts desire isn't the most up on this sappy sentiment....knowing this doesn't dampen my spirit. I figure I am gooshy enough for both of us....LOL

So imagine my surprize when I opened the door this afternoon to find this waiting there for me.......

Isn't love grand?
Thanks sweetie.
I love you!!!!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

First FOs of 2006

One of my New Years Resolutions was not to add to my bulging craft room and the many projects I have either started or bought supplies to do.
With this in mind I started the new year working on a cross-stitching kit I bought only 8 months

This project is a christmas banner of a dog and cat carolling. Cute as can be and finally finished to proudly display next holiday season.

With this project proudly under my belt, I set out to find another unfinished craft lost in the abyss of my craft room. Back in December I had stumbled upon a LYS with the most heavenly selection of yarns. As I browsed the shelves I came across something so soft I knew it had to come home with me. I happily bought 5 balls of Luxury Collection Alpaca Silk in Wine and stored it for future use.

I looked thru my "hopeful" patterns and decided upon Clapotis
Deciding on the stole-size I began my journey. About 2/3 the way thru I ran out of the lovely wool and headed to the LYS to purchase more only to find out that they no longer had the color in stock. After some hyperventilating, I decided to browse e-bay and found a vender who sold the wool but had none of my lovely wine listed. My dearest hubby suggested e-mailing the person to see if they had some in stock somewhere.

The next morning I found an e-mail from this person saying they were just about to list the said color as an auction. Promptly 5 more balls were bought....I was not going to run out again. After another week of work, I can happily say that another project is done.

So now I have 2 completed forgotten projects finished. What should I do next?
Sewing, Knitting, Crocheting, Painting, Scrapbooking. Hmmmmm???

Stay tuned to find out.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Books in Review

I started the New Year promising myself that I would read atleast one book each month.

Last month's selection was given to me by my aunt. She is an aspiring author and her idea of a good time is to read a book and dissect it. This book passed her inspection and was given to me with rave reviews.

January's selection is

Dead Run by Erica Spindler

The book begins with Pastor Rachel Howard. She is panicked and we are unsure as to why but we know she is in trouble. This leads to Rachel's sister coming to Key West to find out what happened to her sister.

This book is full of twists and turns. Beyond each bend we meet another character and delve into their lives. We find that many of these lives intersect and this leads to more questions....more wonderings of "WHY". The author keeps you guessing from page to page as to what is happening and who is to blame.

And the best part is that throughout this mystery there is a hint of romance but a realistic romance.

I recommend this book to anyone. I read it in 4 days...was unable to put it down and refused to do much else during that time.

I am also part of a group that combines knitting and reading the classics.
Knit the Classics committed us to reading Mrs. Dalloway by Virgina Wolf (yes I know I am a few weeks I was thrilled when I saw this as the selected book. Ever since seeing and reading "The Hours", I have been fascinated with this book. However, I am finding this to be a true challenge.

Many on the blog are raving about the book. How great a read it was! But me...I haven't gotten past page 27. The continuous dialogue I am finding difficult to follow. Therefore this book has been set aside for a later read.

Next to come is "Memoirs of a Geisha"
A friend has loaned me the book and I am ready to dive in. Hopefully I won't be too disappointed after the movie. Usually I love the books if I read them after and the movie I found a true joy!!