Archive for October, 2007

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This Is Halloween

October 31, 2007

Yay! time for everyone to let out their inner ghoul, ghost, goblin or fairy (whatever). I love Halloween. I love the costumes, the candy, the spectical of it all. I like werewolves, vampires, witches, dancing skeletons and ghosts made of sheets or plastic bags. The sound of crunching leaves, trick or treat, giggles and squeels. I always wanted to dress up as something scary or gross but my mom always put the kibosh on that and I had to choose something like a genie, a bum, a cat, an old lady. My sister was a mouse and a belly dancer. As a grown up I get to pick and I usually dress as a vampire (occationally a witch, but mostly a vampire).

We’ve carved our pumpkins and bought our treats and are going to patiently wait for the 25 trick or treaters that find there way to our doorstep. Our neighborhood gets more than that but apparently our rather large driveway looks more daunting than adventurous and most little ones opt out for shorter foot paths.

Hope you have a spooktacular Halloween!!
Boo!! ~Dawn
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Sacred Life Sunday: We Must Laugh

October 28, 2007

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“What do you get when you goose a ghost?”
–A hand full of sheet.

I laugh. I laugh a lot. There have probably been only a few days in my life that I haven’t had a laugh. I could probably count them in single digits. Laughter IS the best medicine. It has a way of putting you in the now. You are brought into your body as you chuckle or cackle or laugh so hard you cry (that is the best laughter in my opinion, I love laughing so hard I cry). It is even better when there are two of you laughing and crying. Now that is sharing a moment. Oh, and hearing a baby laugh (I’m talking a little baby who first discovers this sacred gift). When they start to giggle and laugh it always breaks me up, it is so contagious.

Why do vampires need mouthwash?
They have bat breath…

*visit more sacred lives here*

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Invitation to Poetry “6”: Beauty of Broken Things

October 25, 2007

Invitation to Poetry “6”: Beauty of Broken Things

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From every darkness
illumination can be seen.
From every shadow
a light is over head.
From every sorrow
tears wash clean.
From unmarked paths
a new direction is led.

~Dawn

What to make for Norovember? hmmmm, I have given it some thought and have these few things on the list.
1. Noro Hat
2. Silk Garden Socks
3. Noro Scarf from Brooklyn Tweed
4. Simply Seamless Pouch
There are a pair of mitts in the Stitch n Bitch book that use Noro, too. I will diffenately make the above hat. I hope that gives you all some ideas if you are so inclined to join in. I am trying to find patterns that don’t take too much Noro. I have to budget myself! If you have any other ideas, feel free to share.
Have a great day!

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“Noro”vember

October 23, 2007

Well, thanks to KnottyMouse I am now going to go broke in the month on November so I can join this KAL:

norovember.jpg The link is on the sidebar in case anyone else is interested in joining.  How could you not?   Well, I know some people have an aversion to Noro yarn because it contains surprises or because it splits sometimes but really, for me, the colorways and the way they blend into one another so outways all that other stuff.  So let the enabling begin.

 Great Tuesday, everyone!!

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“You Don’t Know Our Women” Hat

October 22, 2007

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Pattern: You Don’t Know Our Women
Yarn: HandPainted Yarn in Miranda
Needles: Size 8 (circulars and dpn’s)
Mods: the yarn I choose was not quite a chunky yarn so I used a smaller size needle and I CO 90 stitches. I also did a 1 x 1 ribbing to make it come out even. Otherwise it is as written.
Great pattern, easy, quick and it fits so well. Make one for yourself or a friend this winter. Besides being a great pattern how can you go wrong with a name like that!! it is Awesome. If you haven’t seen the movie “300” you should. It kicks butt (and is chuck full of eyecandy for the ladies, uh-um.).
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the sun got in my eyes in this one, but my son loved it and told me I had to include it in the blog post. So, here you go.

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Let’s Play Wheel!!!

October 20, 2007

You are The Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success

The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Hmm, I guess it is all about balance in the end, no?
What is in your cards?

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I Like A Cookie

October 18, 2007

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These are Autumn Oatmeal cookiesl. I made them on Tuesday and they are already gone. GONE!! I don’t like raisins so this is my solution (feel free to add some if they are your thing).

2 sticks of Butter!
1 1/2 c. sugar
1T Vanilla
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. cinnimon
1 t. baking soda
1 t. pumpkin pie spice
2 c. oatmeal
1 bag of white chocolate chips
(you can also add 1/2 c. walnuts and 1/4 c. ground flaxseed–which I did to mine, hehe)

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, soda and spices; set aside. Cream butter and sugar until creamy. Add vanilla and eggs, beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat until smooth.

Stir in oats, chips, nuts, flaxseed and what ever else screams Autumn to you.

Drop by big ‘ol spoonfuls onto a grease cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or till slightly browned on top.

Makes about 4 dozen.

I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do.
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I usually let the spooks make my cookies around Halloween. They enjoy the warmth from the oven.