Friday, September 24, 2010

more than words...

Finally a 2 day weekend, can't wait!

Have a great weekend : )

Thursday, September 23, 2010

endless source of joy

The thing with our dog Sheba is that she is an "Endless Source of Joy"...

She is a happy ditsy blond, willing to give you love, kisses and attention at all times...

No matter what mood you are one, Sheba is there to remind you that happiness exist every single second and what matter is living in the now...

Another thing about her is that she is super playful, has so much energy and loves all of her toys...

the tennis ball

the plastic bone

her favorite, the bamboo stick
Although her official name is Sheba she has many others like "girlie girl", "gigi", "chunky kong", "shebaca", and even "the root of all evil" (named by my husband), she is still very lovable, silly and crazy at times, she can also be a very girlie "proper" dog...

and she can still wiggle like a "wiggly worm"... LOL!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

new hobby

A few months ago, I stumbled upon a blog about an amigurumi pattern of a lobster. At the time I had never heard of "amigurumi" at all, but as soon as I saw the picture of the adorable lobster I have to admit that it was love @ first sight.


Now let me explain a little; Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Amigurumi are typically animals, but can include artistic renderings or inanimate objects endowed with anthropomorphic features.

After doing some research and finding even more amazing patterns of Amigurumi all over the internet, there was only one little detail about this new possible hobby, I don't know how to crochet! 

So, I started finding out about some local crochet lessons but being that I live in a very small island with less that 35,000 people it was super difficult to find somebody that will give lessons. I found a lady that give a basic lesson one day, but she is a full time teacher at a school so then she didn't have the time to meet me again, but oh well, at least I got the basics explained. 

So private lessons were out, and that when I realized that now a days most of us have access to the most complete and endless resource of information in the world, the internet, and pretty much anything can be found there, right?

And right I was, so I made up my mind and decided to learn how to crochet on the internet. Thank God for YouTube and their user (which include some very good people that are willing to share their crochet expertise with me!)

Now I've being working somewhat hard for a few months and finally 2 weeks ago I ordered two books on Amigurumi subject and the books arrived early this week, you can imagine my excitement on getting those books, but specially to realized that in fact I did made enough progress through my "online studying" that yesterday I managed to finish my first Amigurumi.

I am proud to present Mr. Orange!!!

The pattern I used was from one of the book and the original one is for an apple, but I didn't have any red yarn so I had to change it and it became an orange, I think this is the beginning of a wonderful new hobby!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

taking life slow...

Oh beautiful Snail 
you are so swell
moving so slow
looks like you're
not moving at all

With your pace
and such grace
seems like you flow
taking life so slow

So dear Snail
show me the way
to take life slow
and make my patience grow!

Yesterday I found this beautiful snail which is something you don't encounter every day, I took some pictures of it and thought it deserved a spot on my blog and a little poem!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

'bout blogging

Lately I've been reading on a few random posts about how difficult blogging can sometimes be, about how hard it could be to find inspiration and share enough material from your every day life.

Well, I guess it's like everything in life, some people are good at certain things and not so much at others.

But I think that no matter whether you are good at blogging or not, blogging is something that you need to be committed to do mainly for your own purpose and personal gain. Of course at some point we all feel we like there's nobody out there reading and sharing your experiences, we wait for comments but they don't show up, or our stats show that we are almost invisible to the "cyber world", still having a own blog should make a difference first and always in our own life and then maybe in others.

Our blog should bring us enjoyment and as much as possible be an activity that fulfill our own life, so if that is not happening then nothing else really matters and perhaps it's time to find ourselves another activity, right?

It is a tough world out there and to survive we need to always be ourselves, otherwise just do as follows...

Happy Blogging!


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