Monday, December 28, 2009

Sanity Check

Every year, in mid winter, we question our sanity for living in a big tent in the mountains. And then we talk about getting an apartment in the city for a couple of months until the worst of the cold has passed. But we're hanging in there!! The woodstove is blazing, and we've had to crack out our back up propane heater for the nights that are bitter. This morning I woke up and my water glass next to the bed held solid ice...Aurora looked up at me plaintively from her water dish, which was also frozen solid. Brrrrr!!! We're concerned that maybe as we get older, we're losing our sense of adventure or that maybe roughing it is losing it's romance....No, that can't happen!! Never Say Die!!

I'm back to working on artwork for the spring show. I have 2 and 1/2 months until the show, and that may sound like enough time, but I have my doubts!! So I'm back in the studio in high gear!!

And here's another thing that's keeping me warm!! Check out this yummy goodness that I got from Twilight!! I got four beautiful skeins of her homespun beauty!! She's such a sneak...she bought these gorgeous rovings at the Taos Wool Festival while I wasn't looking!! She's a Goddess in disguise, I'm sure of it!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


This is taken from the LFA newsletter I got today. Hopefully they won't mind that I'm cutting and pasting the information here!!

Download LUCY from iTunes and Support Finding a Cure for Lupus

Musicians James Scott Cook and Julian Lennon are doing their part in the search for a cure for Lupus. For both men – this is personal. James’ 92-year-old grandmother, Lucy Cook, has lived with lupus for many years, and Julian’s childhood friend, Lucy Vodden, recently passed away at the age of 46 after a long battle with the disease.

You may already have heard the story that one day four-year old Julian brought home a watercolor painting of his friend and classmate, Lucy Vodden. Julian told his dad that the drawing was “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” which inspired his father, the legendary John Lennon, to write one of his most famous songs of the same name.

To honor both of these women James and Julian have partnered to release the song, “LUCY.” A portion of the proceeds will be donated equally to the Lupus Foundation of America and the St. Thomas Lupus Trust in Great Britain to support lupus research.Download LUCY Today!From now until March 15, 2010, 100 percent of the proceeds from each download of the “LUCY” from iTunes will be donated to lupus research.

Don't have iTunes on your computer? Download the software here.Let’s keep the momentum going! Help us spread the word and invite others to support raising awareness of and funds for lupus research. By taking just a few minutes you can honor someone in your life who lives with lupus, just like James and Julian are doing.

Send an e-card (up to 10 per day) to your friends and family, and ask them to join you and “band together” to support lupus research by downloading “LUCY” from iTunes.Learn MoreLearn more about the story behind LUCY on the LFA website.

Twilight's Gift

It's gift exchange time again!! I do love gifts!! I love making them....and I love getting them!!
I made Twilight a pair of legwarmers! She said she wanted some, and she's been talking about knitting some for a long time, but I saw no sign of her casting on, so here they are!!
I knit them with Mountain Colors wool/mohair blend. The stitch is a twisted rib, knit TBL. The best part is that she loves them and they look awesome on her!!! This is her, walking her dog Sieben in front of their house. Look at that view!!! Great legs too!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's Still Lupus

Hey there! This is short Lupus Diary entry.

I've been down for a bit. Last week, we went to Santa Fe, Thursday was great, went out with friends for dinner and had a wonderful time!! But I woke up in the middle of the night hallucinating that the hotel was on fire. I could smell acrid an electrical fire. I ran around checking every device and outlet...I checked the hallways...and Daniel reassured me that it was in my head and I went back to sleep. Big D of course checked online...and found out that this is a sign of brain damage. LOL, thank God for the internet!!
Friday was rough, I woke up still smelling fire. I was tired and emotional all day.
Saturday I woke up in a full blast flare. Headache, nasuea, aches and pains, exhastion, couldn't stand up....very dizzy. Had to have help to pee. So I spent a few days in bed. Didn't get as much knitting done as you'd think. My hands and head hurt. It hurt to look at things.
Daniel really is my greatest treasure. He waited on me hand and foot, and played a book on disc to entertain me while I lay around.

BUT, now I'm feeling better. I'm up!! I'm going again!! YEA