so its the weekend and the bean(vincent) is heading over to his grandparents. big bean(husband) is going to Lengthwise to bring back a growler of beer and some super stinky fries(french fries with garlic and gorgonzola cheese Yummy!!). I really love stinky fries and the deep friend twinkies they serve there. So good but majorly fattening. I don't get them too often.
well here are some pictures I took of little bean today:

so theres all the pictures of the little man and one of him and i together it was a self portrait so pardon the quality.

I received two great free samples this week.
The first sample is eos. I was at first disappointed because when I was selecting my sample I chose the sweet mint flavor. I received it in the mail tried it and actually ended up loving it very much. I guess my mind already knew what I wanted. I have always like mints. I received my little eos(stands for evolution of smooth) lip balm. I was just happy to see the container. It is a little sphere that you open by turning it. It almost feels like a neoprene container and is completely gripable which I like because I am always dropping things due to my carpal tunnel. I opened it and I could smell a wonderful mint smell. I applied the balm to my lips and my lips were instantly tingly from the mint. I love it. The most wonderful light feeling on my lips . I do not like waxy balms that feel heavy and this one is heavenly. The eos is an all natural, 95% organic smooth sphere lip balm. They are sold at Rite Aid. Here are some additional web pages to check out:

My second favorite item is my new Zum Frankincense and Myrrh soap made by Indigo Wild. Last week Zum soap on twitter gave away free bars of F&M soap. I received my package on Saturday. They are fast shippers. I was so happy to see this package as well because Zum soap smells so good. When I opened up my package from some I was a little reluctant about the F&M because I thought it would be a little bit strong. I was wrong and I love this new scent. I give it an A plus. There newest catalog just came out and it it gorgeous. I love it. I also received a coupon for another free bar of soap as well. How generous is that. I cant wait to order some soap from them next month. Check out their web page here

here is my camera that i am selling. it is an Asahi pental k1000 with a 35 mm lens as well as a pentax macro lens. I am including a flash and a cable release. I am asking 150 dollars for my camera but am willing to take offers as well. If you are interested let me know and I can do up a paypal invoice. It will be 10.00 for the shipping because I was to make sure it is insured and I don't ship out of the us sorry. my camera works very well I have taken extremely good care of it over the years and I am only the second owner
here are some pictures:

so all in all a good weekend besides being under the weather. Off to make some stitch markers for november's phat fiber box.

I am so excited I just got through my first batt. One down one to go here are some pics on the drop spindle as well as skeined up. I have not set the twist yet. That will happen tomorrow when its over 100 degrees and I can set the skeins outside to dry. shouldn't take more than a couple of hours. anywho onto the pictures:

My next batt I am going to spin up some of the extra's into it. Should be fun. I am done spinning for about a day I think. My fingers just about fell off from spinning that first batt. I hand spun for four hours last night and 4 today. I am glad little man was mostly good today.:-)

here are some pictures I took of some flowers in my back yard:

well as far as getting things in the mail its a good day. Vincent and I are still sick and feeling crappy. I received my phat fiber box today and I received my SAL batts from Boho Knitter Chic happy day made me feel better since I dont feel that well.

okay here is my phat fiber box pictures:

alaskan sass princess and the pea hand dyed merino top

Extreme Spinning's The Princess Bride organic merino

Desert Garden's Bippity Boppity Boo made of merino, icicle, and angelina

It's a colorful life The Nightingale made of merino. blue faced leicester tussah silk and firestar

WC Mercantile 100% Wensleydale Wool

Serendipity's Myth and Magic Club Batt Color is Midnight Elf and I love this so much 50%mill ends wool with a touch of mohair and 50% carbonized bamboo

Plum Crazy Ranch and Fiber Art Snow White Alpaca Silk Merino Angelina

Into the Whirled colorway Minotaur Merino Wool Top

Brownie Organic Merino

Twice Sheared Sheep 100 percent mercerized cotton

Mama Judes Plant Dyed Stuff
85% wool 15% merino

Melissa's Kre8tions

Serendipitous Ewe Gray Matter 100 superwash merino wool

A Sailor's Girl 100 % merino wool worsted weight

Knit it Up Yarns
Sleeping Beauty Curvy 98% merino 2% nylon chunky weight

Sheepshape Spinning Princess's Gown Sock Yarn 20 yards 75% wool and 25% wool

Knit Witch Yarn Celestial Cloud Capricorn 100% Superwash Merino Fingering Weight

cute stitch marker

The Twice Sheared Sheep

Munchkin Punchkin

matchbook notebook with needle sizes and wpi on the back

Wine Makers Sister

so thats that I love everything it is all wonderful. I will post my SAL from Boho Knitter chic later tonight as well as post about the rest of my crazy day.

Wow what a month little mans been sick twice this month. This time it started last monday and has carried on into this week. Bad congestion and so on so some days he has been up tilll 230 am sigh so needless to say ive gotten very little sleep ugh so i am still awake in between having mosquitos munching on me in the house this one stupid big dog that always barks and vincent being up at 1240 am when ive already put him down for the night have only gotten 1 hour of really light sleep which was interrupted by afore (Is that even a word?)mentioned dog i am beat i have some new things to sharw craftwise but too tired will write a post over the course of today and will post later tonight if i finish well going to go lay in bed and pretend to sleep and maybe it will happen:-)

so I have been playing with the polymer clay as will as still knitting and spinning. I have my project for the phat fiber contest done the spinning that is i am submitting my tree frog merino from Corgi Hill Farms:

I am going to submit this for the spinning and than I am going to knit something from it maybe a mini clapotis ans submit that. should be nice.

stay tuned for more pictures in my next blog post and I will have some new products in my etsy store by mid September if everything goes as planned.
the pumpkins up top are going to be my phat fiber submission for this month if i get them all sanded and done. time to buckle down. let me know what you think please.

watermelon cover tape measure giveaway too cute check it out here at Darcy's Knotty Knitter