Sunday, July 5, 2009

Welcome to My New Blogsite!

I am so happy to introduce my new blog for Blackwidow Stitchworks!

The idea of having a blog seemed so scary (putting my words in writing AND publishing them?!) that I was afraid to get started. As it turns out, it isn't any harder than throwing a comment out on Facebook. I laughed to myself - how many people will be reading it anyway? A few friends and some relatives maybe. Just to let you know how my business is going and keep you up on the happenings in my life in general. But that's what a blog is for, isn't it?

My projects list is ever changing. I am working on:
  • a long peasant style gown called a chemise
  • a long robe with a hood
  • a child's bookbag heavily embroidered with flowers and lace
  • a hand-painted suede bag with hand-dyed microsuede fabric and embroidery
  • 2 or 3 pair cotton sleep pants
  • a jacket with a phoenix embroidered on it
  • Lynn's promise - a gift to the first 5 people who posted a reply on my Facebook page
  • a repair to a cotton jacket where the pocket tore stright up & down
  • 2 viking style tunics for Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
  • adult booster chair to restrain an individual with DD in the car safely
Last week was my monthly Arts & Crafts class at Partners In Opportunities, Inc. We made beaded suncatchers. I was pleased when 2 of the staff told me they wanted to do many more of the beaded projects. ::giggle:: I've hooked a couple more...

************************* Of a more personal nature...*****************************

A dear friend has been allowing me to tag along on his hikes in the park with his dog to look for summer mushrooms. What a joy!! I'm learning how to identify so many new varieties and taste-testing the isn't bad either. So far we've found (of the edible types):

Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)
Small chanterelles (Cantharellus minor)
Fawn mushrooms (Pluteus cervinus)
Hygrophorus Milky (Lactarius hygrophoroides)
Yellow Cracked Bolete (Boletus subtometosus)

Phoenix is really sick as I write this. She seems to have a serious UTI and a fever. She's been on an antibiotic (Bactrin) since Thursday but it doesn't seem to have made much of a difference yet. Tomorrow may mean another trip to the clinic. Those can be several hours at a time so I'll take a sketchbook and pencils. At least Save-a-Lot is next door so I can get a little shopping done too.

Happy 4th of July everyone. Have a pleasant night.


  1. Nice, Lynn. Interesting about the mushrooms. I had no idea that oysters grew wild. I "planted" some spore on a few stumps and got several flushes of mushrooms for two years, this year only got a half dozen. They are all worn out. :(

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