Thursday, October 30, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014

Knitting Project

In preparation for winter and chillier weather in general I made another scarf. The yarn that I used for this project was spun and dyed by my friend Elena.

 I could have made the scarf longer, but I ran out of yarn before I could. So it could work for a smaller child, though Julie makes a wonderful model for the scarf.

 Or, as I decided the other night after I finished making the scarf, you could use it under your coat without having to deal with a longer scarf.

 Now that I am done with this project I can go back to working on the blanket that I have been knitting since last year.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Theme Thursday: Nice Job

Theme Thursday is back again over at Clan Donaldson if you want to join in. This week the theme is nice job and here is my picture.

Monday, October 20, 2014


This past Friday I finally got around to taking some new fall/leave pictures. I would have taken them sooner then that but it was raining a lot last week.

This one looks like it should be the cover of a book

Friday, October 17, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday

Since I haven't done a 7 Quick Takes in a while I thought that now would be a good time since I wanted to post some thing this week but couldn't think of anything else to post and this week is almost over anyhow.
On Sunday we went to the Byzantine church for mass and then went out to brunch afterwards. When we came home my dad and some of my siblings cleaned up the bushes and gutters outside and then we went and watched the rest of the Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons game. The Bears won. After dinner me, my mom, Yavi, Amanda and her boyfriend watched this weeks episode of Once Upon a Time. "Mummy on the Orient Express", followed after OUAT's episode in our afternoon/evening of staring at the TV screen.
Centipedes occasionally like to crawl around either on the wall or the floor and yesterday there was one hanging out on the wall by the computer that my siblings use. Since my brother, who we usually make kill the centipedes, was busy washing breakfast dishes I decided to go see where it was. The centipede had decided to move right as I walked into the room and since it had stopped on the wall at the top of the doorway I grabbed a chair and a shoe and went to go kill it, but it dropped to the floor. Once I found it crawling around in the tan carpeting I went to go it it with the shoe, which I did, I managed to hurt one of the fingers on my right hand, which is my dominate hand. Boy did that hurt, and now I just have to deal with a sore finger.
Since math and I don't mix very well and I hadn't done so well on the three tests that we had done in the class, I talked about it with my parents and they had suggested that I drop the class instead of dealing with an F. I did that this week and since I only had English class on Monday, for the rest of this week I just had my marketing class on two days. Which was nice because it meant that I got to save on gas.
Yesterday I found out that the college that I go to is having a kick-off party on November 1st for NaNoWriMo, and I really want to go, but I can't, because I will be at a wedding. My college is also having a writing night on November 12th and NaNo participants can meet up for a couple hours that night to write and work on other ideas for their stories. So I really hope that I can make it to that.
This is the reserved slot for my usual complaining, which usually ends up being the same as the time before. So instead of doing my usual complaining about not knowing what else to write/post about I will leave you with this picture from Facebook instead.

Here are some autumn/ fall signatures that I made to be used on The Fairy Tale Novels Fan Forum.

This one is my favorite

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Mein Liebster

Amanda from Books, Roses and Wine...(oh my!) nominated me for the Liebster award. Since I don't remember what this particular award is, so here are the questions that were given to me that I had to answer.

1. If you had a sitcombased on your life, what would it be called? It would most likely be called "My Boring Life."
2. What food is on the top of your list of things you will never, ever, in a million years eat, and why? Mushrooms, because they sound gross, slimy, and disgusting, so I wouldn't eat them.
3. It's your wedding and your maid-of-honor got appendicitis at the last minute and can't fill in.  Who would you pick to replace her?  (Does not have to be a real person) Benedict Cumberbatch, which would make for a very interesting and funny reception.
4. A fairy pops up and says that you will be cursed to live in a musical for the rest of your life.  She's nice though, and allows you to choose which musical.  What one would you pick? I would pick"The Sound of Music." 
5. If you go trick-or-treating/go to a Halloween party this year, who are you going to dress up as? Unless I thought of something creative I would just be boring and go as myself.
6. You're at a concert, and your favorite singer ever pulls you up on stage for a duet. What concert are you at and what song do you sing? I would be at a Lindsey Sterling and it would have to be a violin duet instead of an actual song diet.
7. What currently running TV show would you love to be a guest star in? What would your character be? Doctor Who and my character would be a guest companion for that episode.
8. What was your favorite song to sing/listen to when you were little? (as in, younger than 10) Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
9. What is the homeschooling stereotype that you hate the most? The ankle length denim skirts.
10. Where do you like to sing more, in the shower or driving in the car? When I'm driving the car and I am alone so no one can hear how bad I probably sound. 

I nominate:

Grace @ My Spare Oom
Samantha Joan @ Heavenly Aspirations
Mikayla @ Mikayla's Musings
Allison @ Faint Hue of Grace

And the questions for the nominees to answer and then tag whoever they wish after that:
  1. If you were stuck in another dimension, what would you do?
  2. What is your favorite breed of dog?
  3. Name one thing that has inspired you.
  4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
  5. What is your favorite country song and what makes it your favorite?
  6. Do you have a favorite movie from when you were younger? If so what is it?
  7. If you created a country what would it be called?
  8. What is the most creative thing that you have written?
  9. What is your dream job?
  10. How would you describe yourself using one word?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Writing Prompts and NaNoWriMo

This probably the time where I usually go a little more in-depth about what I am thinking about doing for NaNoWriMo, I haven't decided if I actually want to do it this year or not, while doing school. On Pinterest I started a board just for writing prompts and here are a few that I like and would probable use in my writing.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Today Is....

Today is one of those fall days where you just want to stay inside and drink tea. Especially fall flavored tea.

Today's 58 degree weather and 19 to 20 mile an hour winds makes it one of the best days to wear a sweater. 

The sweater is from Kohl's
It is also one of those days where you just want to sit inside all day and read books.