Sunday, June 25, 2006

Rough week

The following was sent out Friday in email to friends and I realized that I forgot to blog about it:

For folks who remember me knitting on a Christening gown for my nephew....

Monday I did a sanity check on it and determined that there was NO WAY it would fit (Too small). So I called my brother, apologized and told him I'd see him on Friday.

Well it's Friday night and I'm still here in PGH. Seems my SO(Robin) had a second bout with diverticulitis and is now scheduled for surgery on Monday (The day I would have returned).

So keep him in your prayers, he's cooped up at the hospital bored outta his skull and won't be back for several DAYS after the surgery.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Attention AT&T Wireless customers

Ok, I don't often bring up potential flame war material in this blog. But the following caught my attention. I just hope that other wireless carriers don't decide to do the same.

The meat of the article is that AT&T is changing their privacy policy and requiring you to agree to it if you want to continue using their service. Ok, that's fair. Here's the kicker in the policy:

"While your account information may be personal to you, these records constitute business records that are owned by AT&T," the new policy declares. "As such, AT&T may disclose such records to protect its legitimate business interests, safeguard others, or respond to legal process."

So, legitimate business practices such as selling your calling habits to anyone willing to pay for them....

Then there is this quote about their new video services:
"The policy also indicates that AT&T will track the viewing habits of customers of its new video service -- something that cable and satellite providers are prohibited from doing."

Wow. Can we say Big Brother is watching what you watch?!?!!

*sigh* I'm glad I don't use AT&T for anything.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

SP8 Goodies!!!!

I got a lovely box of goodies today from my Secret Pal 8.

Here’s the box on my bed. It’s pretty big!

I’ve laid out all the goodies. In the card my SP wrote that the theme was blue. You can see Buddy in the background taking stock.

Here is what was in the packages. A wonderful roving (Note says it’s superwash, can you say SOCKS!), yarn that was hand dyed by my SP and roommate, some lovely chocolates, some really pretty blue beads, cool stitch markers & case(SP, did you make these?), and a neat book I can’t wait to investigate. (Probably whilst eating the chocolates!) And you can see Buddy again, ignore what he’s doing.

And a close up (sorta) of the goodies. I recently got a new tripod and I’m having much fun learning how to use it.

Thank you soooo much SP8!!!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Life got expensive....

Ok, just my newest hobby. I found five wonderful leaves to paint with PMC+ slip and turn into pure silver. Then I discovered that I ran out of PMC+ slip! So, I’ve made a quick order of lots (10!) more PMC+, but I’ll have to use the PMC3 I have on hand because the leaves need to be done rather quickly or they get ruined.

Here are some photos of recent stuff:

Before firing:

After firing:

BTW, those two leaves are the same leaf. First one I pressed it into a rolled out slab of clay. Second one was painted with ~10-15 layers of slip, that's why it's green - that's the real leaf there.
A big THANK YOU to my SO for getting much better pictures for me after seeing the crummy ones I managed.