I've moved

What can I say? I'm fickle.

You will now find me here:


I am also going to only maintain the one blog . . . two was too much work. I'm done here. See ya there!


Contrary to popular belief

I have not disappeared from the face of the planet, either by natural or supernatural means. Neither have I disappeared from the face of the internet, not that you could tell that from the state of my poor, neglected blog.

I've been fairly busy . . . not as busy as I'd like to say I've been, but busy enough. The biggest problem is that I haven't been good about taking pictures of things that I've been busy doing.

There's the sweater of which I'm quite proud . . .

. . . because it actually fits! And I loves it, it's soft and squishy and warm!

There's also been spinning, which I will go into more detail about some other day.

I've also been working on a website: SJGrayStudio. It's still a work in progress, but it's coming along nicely I think. Go check out the cool stuff in the gallery - and tell Curly how much you love it!

In other web related news, I'm now part of the committee (yeah, there's three of us) working on the church website. We're aiming to revamp it by this fall . . . so I'll give you the address when we're done.

There was other knitting, some of which has been gifted away, other of which isn't finished yet (and I'm shaming myself into getting it all done), so no pictures there.

We made a trip up to Maryland for their sheep and wool festival. Many sheep were appreciated . . .

and much fiber was purchased, including a half Bluefaced Leicester cross fleece I bought, that I sent off to be processed in order to spare our kitchen sink all of the lanolin.

Two years of the sheep and wool fest and I have yet to buy yarn there. It's not the yarn's fault; there's a lot of gorgeous yarn. I just seem to go into the festival with fiber on the brain.

And if the Sheep and Wool Festival has come and gone, then it must be time for vegetable gardening! Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! And we have a new planting box on the fire escape, which we are filling with herbs.

It has been a fun spring. We even taught middle/high school Sunday school on a couple occasions - that was a trip! I made soap - and it actually cleans stuff. I found a bread recipe that I just love. We almost moved to Alaska (well, almost might be an exaggeration). I'll have to talk about those things in more depth later.

Meanwhile, there's more knitting going on, even more knitting that I want to do, even more books I want to read, more movies to see, more things to see and do, more stuff to write about . . . eventually.


I got tagged!

Cheryl just tagged me on this one, so here are my answers to the current meme:

The Rules - Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
Since I don't do this very often, here goes:

1. What I was doing 10 years ago:

I was finishing up my sophomore year of high school, starting another summer of swim team practices and lifeguarding.

2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):

Coffee, breakfast, feed the kitten, pack my dinner, go to work

3. Snacks I enjoy:

Snap peas, sun chips, oatmeal cookies, cheese, fruit

4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:

Go and find a small development of McMansions somewhere in farming country, buy them all along with some more land, knock them all down and build a smaller house and a barn and start raising sheep and goats. Might even build the mostly in ground "hobbit" house I've always wanted.

5. Places I have lived:

Norfolk, VA; Wilmore, KY; Los Angeles, CA . . . lather rinse repeat

I'm not going to tag anyone with this - if you wanted a chance to do it and no-one's tagged you yet - consider yourself invited.

And yes Cheryl, I have another post coming, but I need a few more pictures. So maybe tomorrow, when I have a day off, I'll get that knocked out.