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Okay, so I’ve been MIA……With good reason I promise. WORK, WORK…..and WORK!

I’ve got to give a shout out to my secret pals…..now that SP11 is coming to an end I find I am getting more comfortable doing the pal thing. My secret to me pal always e-mails or leaves comments. And she sends the bestest packages. My not secret to me pal is equally as awesome. She’s warm and friendly. She’s been very patient as I try and figure out how secret palling actually works. Not that I’m a slacker pal but I wasn’t real sure how friendly to be, that’s so not the right word friendly, hmmmm. But my previous experience on a well known crochet forum was horrid. I emailed weekly, sent e-cards several times a week, sent rocking packages and cards and little to no response. And that being my only taste of Sp-ing, thought I must be doing something wrong, especially when I was publicly criticized by she who shall remain un-named for not trying to connect more, HELLO! Anywho sour grapes, sorry! But the point is I think I am getting into the spirit of Sp now that the end is drawing near and hope I am allowed to participate again. Robyn my hostess has been a great handholder as well. If I lacked blog post, all my days meld into one, ahem, she’d e-mail and remind me to post more. For a newbie to Sp it was nice to be so monitored. Anyone thinking about trying SP, should at least once.

I was very productive yesterday, I got several packages mailed off. One for my fat quarter swap, one for my swap-bot towel swap, one to Swapna, and other little thingies. All of you peeps on the India mail watch, Swapna did in fact get her first test package from me to her new address. So pkg two has been sent. Hoping #1 wasn’t a fluke.

I have loads of pictures to share but will have to feed them into post over several days. But I do have some linkage for you!

My fam and our friend Carole spent a fabu day at Worldfest 2007. Granted it could totally be bigger, but it will grow. We had a blast. We met all sorts of unique people, learned about cultures and was free to ask questions to the different countries reps. One of the booths we hang out at the most was India. Emily and I have decided she and I must have been residence of India in a past life. Stop laughing, for reals!

We ate some pakora. YUMMY! Ours had soft cheese and green onions. And there was this fabulous dipping sauce. I could taste pepper and cumin. Emily and Amy also got henna dyed hands. Mehendi is the correct term, I think. You can see an article here, sitting at the table is Em, Amy is standing in the background as is The Old Man and thats the back of Carole’s blonde head. We were leaving when Emily heard Indian music start from a stage somewhere away from where we were and she sprinted off like a cheetah, the words streaming from her as she ran was “Hurry Mama, move faster.” Then she was gone. We later joked that we’ve never seen her move so fast and perhaps we should purchase Indian Cds to get her moving. I did catch up and we watched and clapped for an hour or more. Got a ton of pictures. Will share, sparingly later.

We also saw a beautiful presentation of Capoeria. Oh my goodness! Wonderful! I could get down with that I think. Okay, wishful thinking but still….. Also have pictures of this. Gotta upload them before I can post them.

Alrighty then, I am off to work.

Be well y’all!

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So I gots me an invite to Ravelry. HEART IT! Who knew? Ummm, I guess those of you already in the know. Been adding projects, books, in queues and joining groups when time allows. Now what I can’t remember is how one gets an invite. I thought I had put in for one ages ago, but then I began to wander if someone I knew sent it….hmmmmm, not sure. Any help in unraveling (no pun intended) this mystery would be appreciated.

My Secret to me pal sent an e-mail again I enjoy getting them. It’s very nice to be remembered. I am hoping my downline is enjoying herself as well. One crappy thing about secret palling is ordering things online and then awaiting them to send to your pal. Then after planning, find the item(s) is on backorder. OY! Back-up plans are needed for sure.

Anyhoo, just making a quick post as I leave for work in like 15 minutes and want to down one more cuppa java before taking off.

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I Heart You!

So I only have like literally 2 minutes to blog! But I did want to share this Etsy shop with y’all. I totally heart it.

Also I want to shout out to Deneen. I removed the thingy.

Melissa, no problem girlie, we all have lives away from the devil box, I hope! LOL. I think I have some pics over at photobucket, so when I get off work tonight I will check.

Jo….. flickr is so fun. I LOVE IT! Basically, you post your photos on your online album. You choose who gets to see them. PLUS, I love love love the groups. You can click on any user name and see what groups they belong too. Super fun. It’s free unless you want a pro account. I have the free one although Emily has a pro account and finds it “better”.

Off to make some Earth Monies…….

Be well y’all!

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