Thursday, January 28, 2010

Winter storm is coming our way

Just a few words here.
We are prepared to stay warm and I have stocked up on food, but in case we lose power and be offline over the weekend, then you will know why you don't receive an answer to emails or orders.
Did I already say that I hate winter?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Jamaica -- part 2

Without many was all the cliches you would expect, breath taking landscapes, the blue-turquoise ocean, the white beach and the sunsets. It was just so much sweeter to see and feel it with my own eyes and capture it with my own little camera.
It was a typical tourist vacation, but for me it was my first island trip ever. I am sure there is so much more to Jamaica...

Overcast sunset, a very surreal beautiful sight.

Beach fun -- what a way to relax in January

Not a post card, but a "point and shoot" snapshot...

Not really a "back-packer" place -- amazing resort in Montego Bay, I am not the luxury type girl, but I can enjoy a beautiful place:)
Wearing a crochet tam that I bought from a fellow Jamaican crocheter:)

Balcony with ocean view, the aqua blue water and white beach were literally only yards away. Sid is enjoying a reggae cd.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hearts For Haiti, a way to help

Not sure where to donate or how?
Hearts for Haiti, a charity authorized etsy shop makes it easy, donate or buy one of the donated items and the proceeds will go to
"doctors without borders".
I purchased 2 art prints. Their selection of offered goods is huge and I am sure you will find something as well.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Jamaica vacation part 1

The most memorable event during our 5 day stay (mainly vacationing):
the tour to the Indigenous Rastafari village.
This eco village has their own website and one of the spiritual leaders was kind enough to pose in pictures with visiting tourists.

The "lightness of being" was overshadowed by the earthquake catastrophe in Haiti on our 3rd day of enjoying a ressort in Montego Bay. The tropical beauty of the Caribbean comes with the price of forceful destructive nature forces. And nothing is ever granted.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Power of Doing

I believe in it.
And even though the power of positive thinking seems to be the rage these days, my focus is on the following action. Think as you please, if you don't do it, it is not happening.

I had time to realize a lot of the projects that I have always wanted to do:
Reorganize the craft room (not finished yet but 50% is done, it's still ugly but getting functional)
Try new patterns and some of the YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAArn (well, not all of it, but I have dug through my totes and found a lot of hidden treasures, the Colorways yarn in the pictures is one example, more to come)
I learned cable crochet
Joined 2 Etsy online teams
I ordered books on my list and I read them before sleepy time
Adding more teas to my collection and enjoying them every day
Finally cooking with Miso paste

Pretty much random, but very enjoyable to look back on "things done".
It's a start, a new beginning which looks very promising.

Friday, January 1, 2010


I have updated both my Etsy shop and website with new goodies!
Happy New Year from a nerd who chose to work on New Year's Day!
O well:)