Saturday, June 20, 2009


Recently I have become a big fan of audiobook podcasts. I'm very addicted to one called Antithesis right now - a scifi adventure with lots of stories all tangled together. Through that I found a site called podiobooks - a whole site of podcast books. It's amazing. The books are free but donations are accepted and go to the author. My ipod is full of books and podcasts now - I barely have room for music!
Listening to great writing reminds me that I, long ago, wanted to be a writer. I used to spend alot of time writing stories and poems about anything. It's been a long time since I've done any, though. When I was younger I was so much smarter than I am now. I'm not sure what happened - is it talking to children, chemical dependency (caffeine and nutrasweet), television - I just don't have the language skills that I used to. The kids are shocked at how high my ACT score was because I guess I don't seem like much to them now. I should read more, actually see words rather than listen to them. Any advice?
I'm in love with the new phones. I dream of an Envy 3 or Touch - able to Tweet, blog, surf, keep in touch whereever I am. Unfortunately I don't have much reason to go anywhere since I'm not working. I'm also not in a position to need the constant communication with people. I would love to think that everyone wants to talk to me alot - the truth is that two people call me regularly. When I had a cell it barely got used. It made me sad, actually. When I start working again I will get a super new phone with as many bells and whistles as possible. Just don't be surprised if I ask for your number to text you - just to get my money's worth out of it!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I don't have much to talk about in the knitting world - my hands are acting up again. I have done a bit of spinning and will show it to you when it's done. We all got our summer haircuts yesterday and I thought I'd share my curly, messy style. Of course, I'm a bit shiny - that's what humidity does to me.
That's all for now. See you again soon!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Crafty Khloe

The other day Khloe was upset because the boys - Kerry and his friend Jacob - wouldn't play with her. I tried everything to settle her down. Nothing worked until I asked if she wanted to do some sewing. I thought we'd do some tee shirt recons but she, of course, had another idea: a tee shirt pillow for Grandma. It's kind of big and a bit lumpy but very squishy - perfect for Grandma to nap on!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bartering? Anyone?

Happy Saturday everyone! It's cool and damp here, not very June-like at all. I hope it's nice where you are - or at least you're having a wonderful day.

I have a favorite zinester who writes the Thrifty Vegan series. No, I'm not vegan - right now - but the zines have alot of great information, recipies, tips... all kinds of goodies. She talks in one issue about bartering. I really love the idea. In fact, she and I have discussed a trade - she enjoys handknit washcloths and she makes soap. Well, I can knit cloths for her - any style she wants. I believe I've mentioned that I love handmade soap. She's on vacation right now so talks are on hold but I'm rather excited about it.

Here's a proposal for any of you - I would love to trade or barter. You all know what I do - knit, crochet, a bit of sewing, make cookies...make me an offer. What do you do? Leather working, metal, wood, music, anything? If you're close-ish we can discuss haircuts, tattoos, piercing, get the idea. If you're interested, if you've seen something that you like, if you have something that you know I'd be interested in - let me know! Comment here, email, call, come over. I'm bobbilicious on ravelry and MsBobbilicious on twitter. I'm serious! Let's start a barter/trade/swap network of sorts.
I'll go for now. I really need to get to work on my House Cup assignments and the OWL that may be a bit of a stretch - oh, and quiddich. I'll have some pictures of various things soon - promise!