Friday, October 2, 2009

Seafarers Ministry

This tuesday my church gathered together all the caps we have been knitting/ crocheting for the last year. I think the final count was 209, not too shabby! Now the bulk of the work was done by one of the gals Mrs Keel, i do believe she turned out 160! This ministry started in my church about 10 years ago and was headed up by a lovley lady named Mrs. Louise Roundtree. She passed away in 2008 and as her family went through her belongings they found that she had kept records of all the caps she crocheted, i believe the final count was 1700! Amazing, all the time love and energy put into crocheting some warm comfort for sailors all over the globe! It really inspired me to keep this ministry alive in our little church. Id like to get some of our youth involved this year, its such an easy little thing to do, any beginner is capeable. I think my final count was 12 but ill try to double that this year. Happy Kniting all!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's that time of year

My kid is hacking away, a box of tissue at his side. It doesn't look like swine flu at least. Poor Kurto, he will have to stay tucked in today. Now the ever present mom delimma- what do I do with my clients?? Gha! Working for yourself is the best thing in the world, but there are no "sick days" I cant just call the girls in the shop and say " So sorry I wont be in today, Kurto is all snotty." Sick days for us mean digging up a dozen numbers, apologizing profusely ( "Yes Mrs Richtman, I know your daughters wedding is tomorrow, but there are boogie kleenex every where.." and then rebooking at a more "Convienient" time (usually sat morning at 8:00) and there is always the ones you cant reach in person, I just hate voicemail. In fact I have too much to do what am I wasting all this time blaahhging about it!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Back in school

I am back in school, taking the required hours to compleet my Cosmotology Instuctors licence. That certainly hasn't keep my knitting needles from working over time! Im involved in 5 swaps right now on Ravelry, the most anticipated one is "Love Bite's 2"
This second time around coinsides with the opening of Stephanie Meyers second novel turned in to film: NEW MOON
All the girls in the salon are eagerly awaiting opening night, scrambling to re-read the book and remember all the details.
Ive had so much fun with the $10 Dollar Amigurumi Swap. I made this cute little Manta ray for the Aug. oceanic theme. My partner sent this cute little penguin for me.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

At My Brother's

Hey everybody! I am at my brother's house in Fresno. He is showing me how to do this Blogger thing. He is really cool and is not typing this. This is totally Lora typing right now, ok?

Last night we stayed up till 3am with little Kurt and Sara (Jason's wife) watching Harry Potter and Stardust. Par-tay!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Goin Back to Cali

Oh how I love LL, that was a simpler time in rap and R&B, but I digress. Ok so I really am going home for a visit, and im super stoked. My G-pa is preparing the beach house for all our 4th of July celebrating. I am looking forward to 5 hours of flying. yes that was not a misprint, I enjoy long flights! As a knitter there is nothing greater than bieng forced to sit still for a while. I have joined two Ravelry swaps in the last week, one is for Amigurumi ( small toys) and the other is a fingerless mitten swap. I realise I only know one pattern for thease, but its time for a challenge there. While in california Id really love to scout the local LYS, there are only two within an hours driving time from my house. Now to get all my clients situated so they wont feel the need to disrupt my solace!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Theatre Pics

Today I've gone thru some of my Picassa files to sort out a few pictures of sets and make-up that I've worked on. The theatre we are invloved in is called the Barnwell Circle Theatre My husband and son are pretty active on stage and I like to keep my contributions behind the scene, if you know what I mean. No the mere thought of memorizing something ,and then getting up in front of a paying crowd to repeat it, fills me with terror. The best part of my involovment so far, is the director tells mewhat they are invisioning and then I am given creative freedom to do what ever I like! Painting without rules? I love it! The posting here is from the set of "Almost Treasure Island" This was an all kids production with a cast of 22 ( nutty if you ask me!) Nonetheless a great set to put together and a really funny script.
Perhaps there is a community theatre in your town? For the creative types, its a great way to contribute to your community and have some freedom of expression as well.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

New Tunes

On my way to work today ( 30 min commute) I heard the new single out from everyones favorite rapping rabbi Matisyahu. Its a beautiful catchy tune called "One Day" I love his stuff and I really appreciate the possitive message he is portraying thru this much mis-used medium.
im so thankfull to have satellite radio, I lviein the boonies and with out that Id NEVER hear anything new! So we have to wait untill aug for the album release, but I feel sure everyone will be singing this little tune soon enough.Photobucket