10/30/15

Supernatural Mystery Shawl - Clue 3

October 30, 2015 -  Here is my Supernatural Mystery Shawl.  I am only on Clue 3, so a little behind the rest of the group.  This section is going smoothly but I have paused on Row 99 to add a lifeline.  I like the design.  I kind of wish I had used a little better yarn.  This one is soft but seems to have a tendency to pill - you know, get those fuzz balls.

Also shown are some houseplants I have had for years....... since the 80's!!?????

I am just about ready to call a stop to dragging them indoors for the winter.  I do have a place to hang one of the ferns, but the other plants just have to set around on the floor and take up valuable space in my little house.  I have a few more above freezing days to make a decision.




 

Also, my doctor appointment went ok.  I have surgery scheduled for November 19.  It is  a procedure called a cold knife cone biopsy with dilation & curettage.  Sounds like I will only be down for about 4 days unless something additional is found.  I can handle that.

10/28/15

White Light Dream

On Octoer 22 I experienced my second White Light Dream.   This dream was not as explosive or bright as the one I had years before.  That dream woke me up and left me rubbing my eyes, feeling like I had been blinded.  I probably have it documented somewhere but the quick summary is this:  within a week after having THAT dream  I learned through a really explosive event that my  husband of 20 years was having an affair.  Needless to say many life changes followed. I believe it was a warning that something important was coming to light, I would receive illumination.  I also feel like it was a message from my angel.

Now, in THIS dream, the light was not as blinding.  It also kind of broke off into other white light exploding orbs.  One of which contained the number 36.   I will give it all a little time to come to light so I can understand.  In the meantime I will assume I am being protected by my angel during the changes to come.  As far as the number 36, one explanation I found on the internet was:  Angel Number 36 is a message to shift your focus from the financial and monetary aspects of the physical world to your inner spirituality and a place of unconditional love.  It is a message that your prayers and positive affirmations regarding your material wants and needs (eg money, home, food etc) are being answered and responded to.  Have faith and trust that your needs will be met and you and your loved ones will have all that you require in your lives. 
Thirty - six could also be a time period: days, months.  Thirty-six hours have passed.  I will see what happens around November 27.  I guess time will tell.

10/26/15

It started out so good....................

On Thursday, Oct 22, I attended a Jackpot party at the local casino.  The party consisted of drawing 10 names every hour from 6 - 10 pm.  Drawing winners were allowed to select a bottle of champagne which would then reveal a prize amount for "casino cash" to be used for slot play.  I didn't even get there until 8 pm so only 2 drawings remained for the evening.  First drawing, not me.  Second, and last drawing, they had gone through 9 names, not me.  But, the very last name drawn...............Christine ME!  That's right.  I got selected to pick a bottle.  I was kind of happy to be last because that meant I would receive the last bottle and there would be no picking necessary.  However, 3 people chosen in my group were "no shows" so that left 4 bottles on the table for me to pick from of which one contained $1,200 in slot play.  I selected that bottle.  Now, the rest of the story: I made exactly 0.00 dollars on that casino cash!  I did have $218 ahead at one time but continued to play and lost everything.  Reminds me of a movie I saw that contained the quote, "Las Vegas is full of LOSERS who thought they could do better."  

On a different note.................................

In the lapsed time from my last few postings, I met up with the old Markleville group.  Attending was one of my old classmates from back in the sixties.  He lives in California so it is rare to visit with him.  A friend sent a picture of the two of us which reminded me of previous pictures taken together.  Just thought I would attach a couple photos to show how the years of changed us. Ha!

10/16/15

Resting..................

10/15/15 - Here is a picture of what I have done on my Supernatural Shawl.  It is resting at the end of row 42, waiting for my new 40" Interchangeable needles to arrive.  I've gone this far using DPN's, then 2 circular needles.  I think I will have a neater piece if I use nice flexible 40" needles as called for by the pattern.  And, yes, that yellow thread is a lifeline.  I started over so many times I just don't want to go all the way  back to the beginning again.  I am not that good at correcting all those YO and Knit-togethers and SSK stitches. 
 I chose grey because it represents Spirit.  A mixture of black and white.  At least I remember a discussion of something like that from the days when I made my Sacred Woman Quilt.  At that time we were told to use Grey as the border and backing "because it represents Spirit".  I will dig out my notes on that class to see if there is more to that explanation. - I checked.  The instructions under materials needed were: Silver or grey for border and backing.  After the quilt is completed, sew a silver or grey strip of cloth completely around the edges of your quilt as a border.  You then may choose to applique' a patch of silver or grey on all the other sections/colors to represent the overarching of Divine Spirit.  As I work on this shawl, I'm thinking this is going to be a boring color.  I'm getting some thoughts that beads could be added or maybe some contrasting color of embroidery thread ???????  Here is a link to one of my blog postings with a picture of my completed quilt.  You can see the grey border.  Harder to distinguish from this photo is an appliqued Raven in the same grey material on each square.

Also resting is the garage apartment here at the farm.  After pressure washing 2 barns, I notice the pump is running a lot.  The problem?  An underground water line somewhere from the house to the outbuildings is broken.  Another major repair is looming.  My decision?  Shut off the water, winterize the apartment and deal with it next spring!

Also resting is me.....................I have a health problem to deal with.  Just how much rest I need will be determined after Oct 27.  Don't Worry, Be Happy!