Last Monday was my *cough*st birthday so R and I took a trip up to Maine to visit friends and do some touring along the touristy spots – here are a few photos from our trip:
As you can see, I overdose on lobster rolls. It’s a good thing we only do it once a year! ;o) My favorite? The one I get on the first night. Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster makes a wicked good lobstah roll!
…I’ve survived another trip around the sun. For me, that’s cause for celebration SO, since I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve, in the tradition of the Hobbits, instead of you all giving me gifts, I shall give you a gift on my birthday! (it’s not my eleventy-first birthday though, even if it feels that way on some days, hehe)
Yes, I said gift, but first, let me catch you up with my TdF spinning:
Spun up: ‘Champagne’ from Spunky Club December 2008, waiting to be plied: ‘New Day’ from Spunky Club February 2009 and being spun: ‘Myrtle’ from Spunky Club March 2009. (because I have readers who skim: THESE ARE NOT THE PRIZES! I’m keeping these babies all to myself! muahahaha!) ETA: All my singles for TdF are being spun on my Canadian Production Wheel, Mabelle. Then, I’m winding off the singles from the CPW and plying on my Sonata with the Wooly Winder
My birthday gift to you?
A bucket bag – of your choice – from the stock in the shop. The winner is welcome to look at what I have and then ask if I can make a bucket from a box listing. What do you have to do to win this lovely prize?
- Leave a comment! (and feel free to tell your friends!)
- Tweet about it! (no more than 1 tweet per hour, please – up to 5 tweets total. If you include my twitter name @jessalu and a link to this post, you get an entry for each tweet!)
If we get more than 50 comments? I’ll add a skein of handspun to the bucket! ;o) (handspun of my choice & it’ll be a separate prize from the bucket) ETA: Holy carp! It only took 3.5 hours to hit 50 comments! Okay, if we hit 100? I’ll throw a third prize in – another bucket bag!
ETA again!: Holy carp on a cracker! We’re up to 100+ – I guess this means if we hit 150 I’ll add a FOURTH prize, another skein of handspun! See? I love you guys! ;o)
This contest ends Friday night at Midnight – so you can spread the word via twitter, facebook and blogs until then! Good luck!
Comments are now closed! I’ll be pulling the winners over the weekend and posting them on Monday – thanks to everyone who commented and good luck!
…a recent email convo with a certain knitter got me to thinking about old WIPs so I began the search for photos. While hunting through the (rather large) picture folder on my hard drive, I found this lovely photo of R holding my knitting while I ripped it. Actually, I think it was a ripping party that involved our friend B and his (now gf) also B taking turns running the ball winder. Fun times. ;o)
The TV is different, the chair now resides in the ‘craft room’ (known forever as ‘Dave’s Room’), the buffet under the TV now resides in the porch and the horrible pink yarn is long gone but…
…RR will forever be a goofball. Two seconds before this pic was shot he was pretending it was a miniskirt. Then a bikini top…
On second thought, he won’t kill me for that picture. Why? Because I’ve posted this one a couple of times and he’s fine with it:
Wait. It wasn’t that one…it was this one:
That’s the ‘fairy godroger’ shot right there. (and the one I will never, ever misplace *evil grin* notice the fetching bracelet – there are earrings behind the lace, too) I particularly love the gleam in his eye – he’s actually having fun, hehe ;o) By the way, the young lady responsible for that look turned 10 on the 21st – go wish her a happy for me, wouldja? ;o)
p.s. Thanks for being such a good sport, honey. Love you! xoxo
So, today is my Mother’s birthday. And as usual, I get to take over the blog and post about it!
Here is this year’s top 5 reasons as to why she’s a great mom and why she deserves this special day:
5. I am 18 and have already graduated and she has yet to kick me out.
4. She likes and gets along with Whipping Boy!!
3. She’s my mom but she is also my friend.
2. She’s trusting me to stay home alone for a whole week and a half. Not that I’m going to be partying. lol. It’s a small town, everybody knows everyone and trust me, word gets around. Plus, we have people who stop by and check up on me to see how I’m doing.
1. She helps me out and is there for me when I need her.
SOOO…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!! I HOPE THAT IT’S AN AWESOME ONE FOR YOU!!!