Dec 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

They are here

Dec 17, 2010


Dec 16, 2010

Musée du Louvre

Dec 15, 2010

Hilton Head

Dec 12, 2010

46 years young

Dec 11, 2010


Dec 10, 2010

Fat Jeans

Dec 9, 2010

25 days of Christmas

Everything from Christmas Joy by Mary Pop designs

Dec 8, 2010

Party time

Dec 7, 2010

Telemark pullover

I don’t wish my ordeal on anybody, not even on my worst enemy. Suddenly I grew abundantly in wisdom and serenity.
I realized this is not about me. There are neither invisible nor visible forces working to knock me out. I always lived my life within a good sense of fulfilled duty towards life. My mother didn’t live a long life, but during the time she spent here, in this world, she always taught me a very deep sense of work ethics, honesty, integrity and principles. She believed no matter how dark the circumstances are, you retain peace of mind if you do the right thing. Despite the fact she came from a family of alcoholics, she fought strongly against the generics, although at one point of her life, it got to her. She never lost her soul and her core to addiction. She pulled her inner power and never took anybody down with her in her struggles.
My point is: and I have one; everybody falls into hard times but I never believed in this world of doggy-doggy, where people got to throw people under the bus to get ahead. I always paid my people on time, never skipped a week of payment, even when business was not doing well. Unfortunately ripping people off is an easy road. Right-doing is a hard path but peace of mind cannot be bought. I sleep soundly, thank you very much!
I love my life, I love my life, I love my life, I love my life, love my life……………….

Here are the pictures from the telemark and the stripe knit baby cap.
I am planning to knit the baby “Uggs” booties to complete the set.

I fixed color change jog using this technique
More Telemark pics: Mademoiselle,Trico e mais Trico, Little Gray Dog, Stricken & Spinnen,
Siempre Tejiendo,Lia e suas Artes, KnitSpringsEternal

Dec 5, 2010

Turning 1

I was not totally happy how the second from the top layout turned out, I had to create another
one. The telemark and the hat are almost off the needle and I found cute babies Uggs to go with
the set right here. There are adorable!

Dec 3, 2010


Nov 30, 2010

Love my UGGs...

Nov 27, 2010

Asymmetric one-button scarf

My brother and sister-in-law are coming for the holidays. They’re going to stay 3 weeks and since money is a little tight this year, I am knitting small pieces to give to them. God knows how I can make use of economy-minded-gift this year. This project is a one-skein project and it’s very easy and fast. I bought a pretty button that talked to my heart and here I have one more scarf… I have some yarn leftover and I might knit a hat to go with it. There is no schematic for the button placement but it’s not hard to figure it out.
Pattern: Here
Yarn used: Twisted Fiber: Terrain
Time of completion: 2 evenings
Other knitters who knitted this scarf

Nov 25, 2010


Nov 21, 2010

Sasha and Meggie

Autumn Leaves

picture taken from here
Jr. holding Sasha & Meggy

Nov 18, 2010


I just finished subtitling Hachiko, a sweet story of this amazing dog that waits 10 years for his master. I was brought to serious tears, actually, I had to stop bawling like a baby couple of times.
It might have been hormonal... drama, drama but very touching story and it is based on a true story! In reality ,only dogs can be this loyal!
I am knitting this scarf with a button, a good Xmas gift for my sister-in-law. My brother is arriving on the 20th. I am very excited and looking forward to it.

Nov 17, 2010

More layouts

Nov 16, 2010

Telemark pullover

Finally I feel better and out of pain. I am back to my knitting and everything else that keeps me sane, except going back to work. I am going broke by the minute now. Only God knows!
Digital Scrapbook has helped me a lot through my ordeal, but my real passion is knitting.
The Telemark pullover is knitted from neck to bottom, first you knit the collar, then place markers at the four points (these will be increased at each row).I did moss stitch at collar, lower edge and sleeves instead of garter stitch. Next step is to separate for the sleeves on some scrap yarn, they are going to be on hold. Join to work in the round and keep on knitting until the whole body has measured about 12”from center back (without including collar in this measurement). Go back to the sleeves and finish them up, follow the pattern and decrease 10 stitches on the sleeves. Voilá!
The telemark is ready and going to wrap little Nicholas who is going to be here pretty soon!
pattern: here

Nov 13, 2010

Autumn symphony

kits from: Shades of Autumn gg rainy days

I decided to do this scrap on Autumn. I just can't believe the fall is upon us. The leaves have finally changed after the later rain. The shades of browns, yellows and rustic reds change the landscape of our streets and subdivisions. The temperature is also getting cooler, reminding us the winter is just around the corner.

Kits from: Dennin and Daisis Alpha:SBG -Impressions of Adventure

Nov 11, 2010

Love Birds

Kits from: BGD My happy home paper: Shanmonto4_Happy Day Papers

Kits from: Dennin and Daisis - paper: Natali_design, Shades Of Autumn, Alpha: sbg Impressions of

Nov 9, 2010

Black Eye Pea

Nov 2, 2010

Memories Depot

Oct 28, 2010

Baby shower

Last week it was Janine's baby shower. It was fun to see friends I haven't seen lately. We had a good time and talked ourselves to death.
Here there are more two layouts:

Oct 26, 2010


Everything from scrapbookgraphics: shades of autumn

Oct 14, 2010


This week I’ve been blessed with positive thoughts, good friends, working out, some walking, fun reading and two bags of tinsel.
That tinsel made me feel energized and ready for my next week, relaxed and stress free. It seems that Christmas has just arrived in our house. A calm and peaceful one!
Here are two more layouts:

Sep 28, 2010


Credits: MissVivi-Love generation- Scrapbookgraphycs

Credits: everything from scrapbookgraphycs Juicy Morning
Impressions of adventure
Newsworthy Alpha

Sep 23, 2010

A cute boy

Past Sunday I finally went to visit Fernanda and gave her the Baby Surprise Jacket. Khalil almost outgrew one more outfit I knitted. First was the owl vest and matching hat, now the jacket, I tell ya, that baby is nine-month-old but he probably wears 2 or 3 (toddlers size). Silly me, I thought knitting a 9-month outfit would fit him.
The garment fit but the hat ran a little on a small side.
I got kinda of disappointed, the yarn I used was not cheap and I thought this time I would have caught up with his growing. Not at my knitting pace though!
Khalil is an adorable baby. He smiles all the time, he sleeps all night long and is almost too perfect to be true.
I really wanted to give him something made by me but at same time, something he would get the most wear out of it. Maybe he might be able to wear it tightly in the winter, babies seem to grow upwards faster than outwards.

Sep 20, 2010

50 days of pain

Credits: everything from denin & daisies
I’ve been in bed for about a month and 20 days. My knitting has slowed down because in part, I am not 100% back into my physical shape and not out of pain yet. Sitting down has been challenging and I cannot knit lying down in bed.
Besides, the pain gets on my nerve and irritates me to a point I want to throw my knitting needles and all my 500 skeins out of the window.
I have never been incarcerated, but people like Marta Stewart got in-home incarcerated, she had to wear those GPS bracelets. You got green you’re in safe zone, if you accidentally
go beyond the perimeter, red light flashes and you have to get your butt back inside the safe zone.
Well, in my case, I try to move around, to do the resistance band, do my abs, my walking, but when it starts hurting, I’ve got to get my butt back in bed and take it easy.
So, the only thing that distracts me and takes my mind away from all this misery is my computer. I am glued to him 25/7 and it keeps me so busy I don’t see where time goes to.
I have learned a lot about Photoshop and I embedded the subtitles to my first translated movie. It is not perfect yet, I’ll get better by practicing. The process is long and sometimes I get tired and go back to my Photoshop tutorials. I love doing both.
I am posting 2 new layouts today.

Credits: I learned and created the tape technique from an online tutorial.

Estou de cama em torno de um mês e 20 dias. Meu tricô está devagar porque em parte, não estou fisicamente 100% e sem dor. Sentar é ainda um desafio e eu não posso tricotar deitada na cama.
Além disso, a dor começa a dar nos nervos e me irrita a ponto de querer jogar meu tricô e todos os meus 500 e tantos novelos pela janela afora.
Eu nunca fui presa, mas pessoas como Marta Stewart ja passaram por isso, e sabem como usar aquelas tornozeleiras eletrônicas. Se está verde você está em zona segura, se você acidentalmente vai além do perímetro, a luz vermelha pisca e você tem que trazer o rabinho pra trás de volta para a zona segura.
Bem, no meu caso, eu tento dar caminhadas, fazer a faixa de resistência, fazer meus abdominais, mas quando começa a doer, eu tenho que deitar meu rabinho na cama e sossegar.
Assim, a única coisa que me distrai e faz minha mente voar para longe de toda esta merda é o meu computador. Vivo colada nele o tempo todo. Ele me mantém ocupada e não vejo nem o tempo passar.
Eu tenho aprendido Photoshop aos montes e já traduzi e incorpororei legendas em inglês pela primeira vez num filme. Não está perfeito ainda, eu vou melhorar com a prática. O processo é longo e às vezes eu me canso e volto para as minhas aulas de Photoshop. Eu amo fazer as duas coisas.
Hoje estou postando dois novos layouts.

Sep 15, 2010

Finished projects

hat and scarf: Handmade by Gi
jacket: Pamela McCoy
pants: Shape FX
shoes: Marc Jacobs
bracelet: Bcbg

“the imagination is ceaselessly imagining and enriching itself with new images”.
Gaston Bachelard