Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shame on hipocrites -- Things that I cannot leave unsaid today

: a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion
2 : a person who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings

My blog usually is not politically faceted and I mainly state my liberal views in privacy, but today I feel compelled to write this post about issues that deeply anger me.

The so-called defenders of life turn to threaten the lives of democratic politicians, their children and grand children. Shame on you...and to mask your hate with religious reasoning or conservative views is just a plain blasphemy.

And as a born and raised Catholic I feel ashamed about actions of the official church: covering up the crimes of a child molester. Hasn't there been enough wrong-doing in the name of the church?

No wonder many Non-Christians state : I like your Jesus, but I don't like your Christians.

The pictures and headlines:

Pope failed to defrock U.S. sex abuse priest

Vatican halted trial after cleric’s plea for leniency to future pontiff

Democrats face death threats and vandalism over healthcare reform bill

Bricks thrown amid calls to violence on web forum as Senate wrangling continues

(Guardian article)

Cotton or wool, that's the question?

It's officially spring, but the weather can't make up its mind seems like.
After we were covered in a blanket of snow on the weekend (seriously, a winter storm in March) we enjoyed one sunny warm day at the beginning of the week just to drift back into semi winter/spring mix with clouds, chills and some sunshine in the evening.

The new hippie tams listed reflect the mix of the seasons:
cotton and open weave and some chill chasers aka warm dread tams.
(listed on Etsy and on my website, links on the right menu bar if you want to check them out:)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

German Deli Surprise

My son and daughter in law had a great way to surprise me the other day...with a package from a German Deli.
Many goodies that I have missed for quite some time. And as often it is the very basic simple things that give the most joy:
bread rolls with poppy seeds, Mohnbroetchen:)
candy, Haribo:)
natural mineral water, Gerolsteiner
(There were more goodies in my box..Wurst, Salami, desserts....and they are disappearing pretty fast, too)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hippie retro crochet from the 70s

is such an inspiration.
Mainly for entertainment I ordered craft magazines from that era on Etsy, but I think I will actually attempt to make some similar designs for the shop, or myself.
Enjoy the cult of outrageous crochet designs:)