Sunday, May 27, 2007

Best haircut of my life

Hey - this is fiber related.... Hair is fiber.

I've been growing my hair out for the last 3 or 4 years. I used to wear it very very short - about 2" all over to bring out the curl. I have serious hair envy for my sister Belinda's hair. Long thick curly hair, so I decided to see if I grew mine out - would it be even half as nice. Well it isn't. Besides not having the same hair, I am just not into taking care of it like she does.

So, last month on a visit to her in Missouri - I asked her to cut my hair down to something more manageable. She removed 6 inches, which brought it up to just above shoulder length.

I have been wearing it like that for a few weeks, but now it's too hot on my neck and just a little to short to wear pulled up. One of my my other sisters, Juanita, has been going to this salon that she loves. She takes her kids there too and has been suggesting that I come with her.

So I made the appt to get my hair cut and decided to go crazy and get some color streaks too.

I love my new hair cut - and the red streaks are fabulous. The cut is short in the back and longer at the sides. I wear my combs on the sides to pull it back away from my face and with a little wave at the top.

I don't have a pic, but will see if I can get one.

Meantime - I now love my hair, instead of being frustrated with it.

It's such a little thing in the scheme of it all, but makes a huge difference in my daily attitude.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Site meter

Ok, I am trying out a site meter that gives me some info about visitors to the blog. I love this kind of data.

Sunday, May 13, 2007


I have 4 sisters and it's a blessing in my life that we are all close. I also have 4 brothers, but that's another post.

It's two groups of two, separated by 8 or so years in age. Their names are Bonnie, Belinda, Juanita and Michelle. I'm the oldest, Bonnie and Belinda are in their 40's and Juanita and Michelle are in their 30's. Michelle is only 6 months older than my oldest son.

Belinda lives in Missouri in the same town as my mom and the other three live here in the Metro Phoenix area.

About once a year, I make the trip to Missouri to spend a week with Belinda and Mom. This year, Juanita was there for a visit right before me and we overlapped for one day. Here are a couple of pics from that day.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

AIDS Lifecycle

I can't tell you how proud I am of my friend Janisis. For the second year, she is a roadie for the AIDS Lifecycle ride. Here is the page where she describes what this entails and what it means to her.

I wanted to insert just a small quote from her description

"I want to tell you about how much fun it is, but the term 'fun' doesn't begin to cover the emotion ... it's so much more than fun... it's deeply rewarding, enormously satisifying, hugely gratifying... joyous service."

Please take a moment, go to her page and write her a note of encouragement - donate if you can to support her in this effort.

Socks for my sister

This is a chain plyed BFL dyed by Spunky Electric that I spun up last year. It knit up so nicely for these socks. I used my toe up recipe and did an interesting pattern on the instep and legs.

It's a K2P2 rib for 3 rows and then 2 rows of plain knit - repeated

This gave an interesting texture to the socks and made them very stretchy - I didn't get a close up of the pattern, but should have.