Showing posts from October, 2007

Happy Halloween! I'm A Prize Fighter!

(Warning: This episode contains a graphic medical mishap that may not be suitable for all readers. Parental Guidance is advised.)

I just had to document this here, because I'm not convinced that this weird-ass crap happens to anyone but me. I'm like that old Bad Luck Schleprock cartoon guy these days; the little cloud of doom never far from directly over my head.

I just went to the dentist to have an old filling replaced. While he's in there working (if you're squeamish, this is the part where you may want to look away) he gets the inside of my upper lip wrapped around the high speed drill. That's right. You read it correctly. Apparently it got too close to my lip, just grabbed it and twisted it around there until it tore open. I was oblivious except for a slight tugging since my head is so full of Novocaine it may never truly thaw again. I was clued into the fact that something was amiss when he jumped back, exclaimed 'Uh Oh' and grabbed lots of gauze to st…

All The News That's Fit To Print

Things have been pretty busy around Casade Bee. We've been on the hop with a lot of social stuff. Friend-D took me out for a birthday lunch at Casa De Laura...flautas YUM! Then Friend-E took me to a new Mexican place the next day for lunch. I think it's called La Taquero or something. It was a pretty authentic place. Good food. Lots of it. Cheap. Went out with friends D&T to Clauggagh, my favorite Irish Pub, and then to a movie which was so raunchy that we snuck out and into another one-giggling all the way. I felt like I was in high school again! Except back then we would have been trying to sneak into the raunchy one. We also spent time with friends E and A and their kids and pup at the dog park. Big Ben do like the dog park, yessir he do! Only problem is, other dogs and people don't understand that every tennis ball in the world is his so if someone else is playing with one, they must mean for him to play too! He's not aggressive or possessive, he just has a …

Lace, Flowers and Pet Grooming Supplies

I am just having the worst time of it, Y'all! I've felt lower than a snake's belly for the last several days although nothing seems to be 'wrong'. I did get a migraine yesterday and the medicine for it made me stagger around like a tranquilized rhino all day. Bleck! I'll be glad when whatever this is goes away! Through it all, I did manage to get caught up on my Secret of the Stole. This is it through hint # 3. Hint # 4 comes on Friday. Lace is really, really, really hard for me...especially in my current less-than-enthusiastic-woozy-rhino-on-a-bad-acid-trip state, but I'm getting the hang of it, slowly but surely. Not that you can tell by these photos!

Mr. Bee gifted me with one more birthday surprise this week. He ordered me Tammi Bowser's 3.0 Quilted Photos Express Quilt program and her latest book! He really loves me....or he really screwed up and I just haven't found out about it yet! I'm going to try to get to the workshop and work some on …

Something Is Afoot

Not much to report. I've been working diligently on my Secret of the Stole project. I have to get the second clue done by Thursday night. I knit and frogged, knit and frogged, knit and frogged until I thought I would lose my mind. Then I figured out that after I do the right side, there is always 99 stitches. So if I count the darn things at the end of every row I knit, I can find the mistakes easier and sooner. Duh! Now it's going a lot smoother although as carefully as I pay attention, I still seem to miss a yarn over the first time around EVERY ROW! Maybe I'm not smart enough for this project!

Other than that, I've been babying my foot. I went to the doctor on Monday and learned that I have tendonitis and a cyst in my Achilles tendon of my left foot. Apparently my self diagnosis of a 'heel goiter' was not accurate. The doctor didn't even crack a smile when I called it that. Geez, tough room. If I don't take care of it (wear the special fashion state…

Molly Bee's BirthdayPaloozah!

What a wonderful weekend! Mr. Bee treated me like a queen and managed to squire me all over the countryside to celebrate the upcoming completion of my forty-second successful mission completely around the sun. My plan to live forever is coming along nicely.

Yesterday we headed to the shores of Green Lake to go to a most interesting bookstore. The first interesting part was trying to find it. You'd think a bookstore in a manure storage bin wouldn't be difficult to find, but you'd be wrong. There are no signs-no nothing. But with a little help from a scruffy looking local the Kwik trip we finally got there. It was well worth it. There are actually 5 buildings of books on the farm-lots of antiques etc. But the building that intrigued us the most was this one:

Yup! It's a manure bin. Castle Arkdale. I wish I had taken picture inside, but it was a little dark. It was absolutely beautiful. Wood walls and a second story balcony that went all the way around; just gorgeous! You c…

Run! Don't Walk

If you haven't yet gone to the IMAX here in Madison to see the new National Geographic 3D "Monsters of The Deep" film, go out and get in your car, grab the bus, call a cab, saddle your mule, whatever you have to do to get there, and GO! Er...unless you're one of those folks who catches up on your Bloglines at 2 AM....then wait until tomorrow, check your local listings and GO! I took nephew Ty last night and it was the best $8 I've spent in a loooooonnnnnggg time. And that includes yarn purchases, People! It's only 40 minutes long but I was amazed! The last 3D I saw was a TV dealy with red and blue lensed glasses that had been punched out of the back of a cereal box. This was a totally different deal. I was IN the shallow prehistoric sea that once divided the U.S. Sea creatures swam right up to me and then over my head. At one point one swam BETWEEN Ty and me! It was SO COOL! I think all movies should be like that. 40 minutes felt like 5 and I'm sure I loo…

Very Rough Draft!

I couldn't wait. I don't have all the pieces on the top yet, but I LOVE how this quilt is turning out. You can kinda see how big it is. When it's done it'll only be 20 by something. The further away you get the better it looks. Squinting helps too. Can't wait to see if it gets sharper when I sew it. I think I'm going to have a lot of fun with this method!

I can't show you the original photo without his parent's permission so just rough draft quilt will have to suffice for now.

8 feet away
12 feet away Can you see him?!?!?

Bits and Pieces

Gosh! I'm so far behind I think I'm first! Where to begin to catch up? Most recent and then back I guess. Yesterday Mr. Bee and I went to T&D's house to eradicate a nasty computer virus that had preyed on them . Mr. Bee did all the fancy footwork and D and I visited. While we were chatting, I finished my first Sherbet Sock. The pattern is from the Charlene Schurch book (the first one). It's in the five stitch repeat section and I think it's called slip stitch cable or something. Anyway, the blurry blob in the whole sock photo is condensation. It's October 7th and hotter than the hinges of heck and muggy-Oy! But anyway, here it is and a close up of the the stitch pattern on the leg (sideways view).

Friday night was the Grand Opening/Anniversary Extravaganza at the Ear. It was WONDERFUL. I got to meet Dale-Harriet and her daughter, Mary, and Beth (finally). Elizabeth came as did friend Anne and all of the wonderful regulars I normally visit with. There was won…

Woo Hoo! I'm IN Club Ravelry!!!

I got to the front of the line and the bouncer looked 'iffy', so I distracted him with , "Hey, look over there!" and snuck in! I'm MollyBeez! Be sure and stop in and 'friend' me!

Of course, now I have to find the time to go in and look around. I've only just set up my profile for now. Mostly the reason I wanted in was because I was out (I'm wicked contrary that way), but from just the little bit of poking around that I've done, it looks AWESOME!

I'm about 2/3 of the way through glueing billions and billions of 1 inch squares to my quilt pattern. I'm beginning to have my doubts....but we'll see. I've taken a couple of pics of the steps along the way and will post them when I get closer to completion.

For those of you in the Madison, WI area, don't forget that tomorrow night is the big Grand Opening Soiree at The Sow's Ear in Verona. I'll be the one in the red shirt, knitting the tri-sherbet colored socks and hitting the…

Giddy With Anticipation!

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I may arrive at the Ravelry velvet rope tomorrow!