Wednesday, August 31, 2011

watcha doin' wednesday?!!!

I am still looking
with chin on table
at the photos and videos of the destruction
caused by that
now to add insult to injury
I got an e-mail from a friend
whose husband is a linesman
(he works on the power lines)
who has come up to the area to help get the power back on
and he and his co-workers are running into trouble with the locals
and having to stay in flea bag motels and pay the tolls on the way up
and now the men are
not sending them out on jobs or being very co-operative
the unions are stopping the jobs from being shared or given out
and the power isn't being turned on
I don't know what state he is in
or I would say
so if you were there you'd know
and maybe do something about it
what a way to treat people who have come to help
the power companies here are the pits
not ours...ours is the best ever
but the big ones further north
always down always making excuses and always late
it's a shame and a disgrace

I had all those plans to make doilies while the wind roared
but it didn't turn out that way
something was off and I coudn't do it
one of them was tiny and completely useless so
it got frogged
and the other one I showed you
maybe had a mistake in the pattern because no matter how many times I tried a certain row
it was off
 so I
frogged it
and turned to this  new block that  I showed  the link to
much easier

and I found some extra balls of white cotton
so I whipped up a new table mat
like one I made a while ago and sent to someone
which I had forgotten about
 and searched hi and lo for
isn't it nice to be able to just make something you want
and not have to wait to go out to buy it
or order it online and wait
I think it is!!!

and this is to say that I got a note from someone today asking me to stop identifying them or saying how they are made
as this person wants to sell a pattern for them
I don't understand this
 as this is a stitch
that has existed for a long time and no one knows the first maker of it
and if you make it in a certain way
you get a
we all know this
we all can make this
and if you string them all together
all sorts of things can be made with them
so why should I not say what they are

it's still a matter of who owns what I guess and I don't want to get into a mess over it
so the fact that my description was removed
is all that I'll say about it
but I can show you them and tell you what they are
on my blog
if I want to
and if you want to know what they are and know how to make them
ask me
and I'll tell you and show you
for free.

don't you find this pattern interesting and think it would make a great pillow or blanket or hat
:) :) :)

I do and I bought it because I saw the pattern in yarn
wonder how one would go about figuring it out
neat huh!!!???

I cleaned the kitchen yesterday and sorted things out and washed them all
some by hand and some in the
dishwasher...I changed the table cloth and djzzujjed up the planter
found the fake berries and stuck them in there

sister how do you spell it?

while I was browsing through
and yes wasting time because I didn't want to put the big mess I had made back
and I was waiting for the dryer to finish and the dishwasher
you know the feeling
I came across a beautiful turquoise lamp base that has been
drawn on so I just happened to have my sharpie's handy because the husband needed one the other day
and grabbed a jar
and doodled
I didn't know you could draw on glass with
did you 
well now we do
so if you have a sharpie and an old jar hanging around
give it a try
it's really neat
all the same


Teresa said...

That sounds really silly... as if you didn't have the right to publish a pattern in your own blog if you wish to! Some people...
I hope the storm didn't cause too much havoc--I was up north in Portugal and barely got to see the news, no net, no phone... almost paradise but at the same time it makes me feel a bit off the map when there are important things going on in the world!
I love your jar! And I remember someone calling those first hexagons kaleidoscope hexagons, did you find them too?
It's good to be back :) and I brought a few acorns along too!

Teresa said...

By the way... will you teach me to make the flowers? Please, pretty please with sugar on top? :)

Teresa said...

Found it, it was the Bunny Mummy :)


The Garden Bell said...

Oh, clever one. I'm sitting here looking at my Pear Jar from lunch today and oh, what's that a Sharpie too. Fun, fun, doodle - fun. I'm going to have to give this a try. Gr888 crochet too.

Valeria said...

thats just silly and you should be able to post what you whant even if its a stitch that nobody owns ,whos to say that you cant do that piffff

i would not let sombody tell me what to do and hey i would like to know how you make those pretty flowers :) pweeseee

Allyson said...

Your hexies look great...but i'm it my pattern that's got an error?! It's quite possible!

Andi said... all your projects! I like the hexies alot, I loved Allyson's when I saw it. That jar your created with the Sharpie, looks lovely! XO

Anonymous said...

What a great idea with the jar and the marker! You are quite the artist and I mean that sincerely!! Love it! It would look great with a candle inside as it would really show up the detailing. :)

Lynn40 said...

I am so glad you made the comment about some one wanting to sell a pattern that has been around forevery!! I am still a beginner but do you know how many times I have come across a pattern that some one wants to SELL just because they have changed the color in the pattern and it is a completely free pattern on one of the bigger yarn company sites. Wont mention the yarn companies but they have been around forever so you can guess. But that frustrates me when some one is trying to claim a pattern as their own just to make a buck! I understand in this world today money is so tight every one is trying to find away to make an extra dollar me included as we live or a extremely tight budget. I am so thrilled you called it out and in a respectful way as you did not mentioning any ones name as to not step on their toes. You would have thought they would have been happy just to have you mention them in your blog. Congrates to you for saying what alot of us have been thinking!!

un arc-en-ciel dans le lavabo said...

all these are on my japanese sample pattern books !!! no comment !
i've been witnessing some silly things like this several times this year.
for example, there's a big fight over crocheted stones as well but the one fighting for them as their own trademark is not the one who invented them first place... !
it has become ridiculous how people want to teach you what to write or not in your own space !
i don't shut up in my today's post either...
i love you for your free spirit, i love the way you write tutorials, i love your big heart... and may you & this blog continue to touch others' lives like you do !
((((big hugs))))