Saturday, April 16, 2011

Where does the time go?

Every time I write a new post and see how long it's been since the last one, I always say that I am going to post more often and then before I know it, it's 3 months down the road and I haven't posted a thing! Maybe I just ought to do quarterly posts and then I will keep up with it! I have been busy trying to keep up with everything going on and it's been a handful to say the least!

We have had a birthday here every month since January so once a month I have been busy making cake! Isaiah wanted chocolate cupcakes!
Hannah wanted a cake with Tiny from Dinosaur train and the Big Pond!
Olivia wanted a 5 layer chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cake with a pond, frogs, strawberries, a picnic basket and all 5 of us on the cake fishing and of course frogs! Well in the end she got everything but us on top! So for the rest of this year we are done with birthdays and cakes! Mine is next month, but I don't think I will be making a cake and I won't hold my breath of getting one otherwise! I think I will treat myself to a Mocha Frappe with caramel syrup and whip cream instead! No work and very yummy!

On the fiber front I have been busy adding new items to my shop and my esty shop and get re-organized from the Art Show I did the end of March! It went pretty well, but I think I ended up breaking even after I bought 2 Mocha Frappe's, ate Chinese two night's in a row and everything else I spent to do the show! It was fun, but very tiring!I did have a chance to organize a lot of my yarns though and realized that I had a lot more than I thought! I sold a few at the show and now just need to get the rest of them up and listed on my website.
I also got a bunch of new Diz Sets done with threaders and Orifice Hooks. They are fun to paint and fun to make except when you have a bag of stone beads and only one bead out of the whole bag will fit on the wire!
Well I guess this is enough for now! Do I dare say that I will post again soon! I will try!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

New yarns!

I have been working on some new hand spun yarns lately and this is what I have done so far! I have been working on coming up with some new art yarns and trying to get myself organized, which in all reality will probably never really happen!
The first yarn is spun from Kid Mohair Locks, Silk, Cotton and hand dyed Romney Wool!
The second one is from hand dyed Romney WoolI am offering a special at Just Ducky Hand Spun Yarn & More on facebook. For the first 5 people that comment I will give them a coupon code for 50% OFF any order on my website or at my etsy shop

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spiced Chocolate Torte Wrapped in Chocolate Ribbons!

When I saw this recipe, I just knew that I had to make this!! It turned out so incredibly yummy! I have had a few slivers of it and it is so very good and yes! this is one of those cakes that you don't even ask how many calories are in it! Let's just say that it will probably take me a week to burn off the calories from the little bit I had, but it was well worth it!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sears and Kmart deserve coal for Christmas!

I don't generally just complain about something, but this has really upset me! The other day my mom was going to order some Erector Sets for my son for Christmas and they had them online at Sears with Free Shipping ( or so we thought)! To make a long story short, she went to check out and it would not take the code which was SANTA! She called and the lady asked her if she had read all of it and here it turns out that toys are not included at all in free shipping! Who could not include toys at Christmas! So bah humbug to Sears!

I then looked online for them and found what she wanted at Kmart and I had a $5.00 off coupon and Free Shipping! They even had a thing that if you ordered by the 17th you could get it by Christmas! I had decided to check at the store before I ordered just in case they had any sales! They didn't so I was going to order them online when I got home from grocery shopping yesterday. It was getting late so I called my mom from the market and had her order them for me!

Everything seemed fine until I found out today that you can only get it by Christmas if you pay for expedited shipping which I didn't see, so now my son's presents should be here the 28th! on top of that it appeared on my receipt that the items were on sale, but didn't ring up on sale so I called and got possible the nastiest customer service agent that basically said to me "okay here is what I see so what is the problem" at that point I had enough and just got off the phone! She could not see what I was talking about! I finally realized that it was not sale prices but the free shipping and $5.00 off that was being called the savings even though it wasn't! It also turned out that I could have ordered them online before I went to town and picked them up at the store yesterday!

Would someone tell whether or not these items look on sale to you! Problem is that if you add up the item total it comes too $49.77 not $61.80! Why do they have to make is so confusing?

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150pc Construction Bucket
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Motorized 10 Model Set in Tub
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I am so tired of all of the fine print and mean customer service agents! Why can't stores simply say you can get it by Christmas with expedited shipping right there on the front page instead of making it look like something it's not! I think it's deceptive and misleading! Is there no more integrity or honesty left with businesses! I will tell you one thing! I will not ever shop at Sears or Kmart again! Too much of a pain! So there is my complaint!

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Finally, my first dish towel!

I got my loom last February and I finally got up the nerve to tackle it and start weaving! I had to cut off the old weaving a partially warp it again, but I got it done and made my first dish towel! I have to say that I am really happy with it and the sides also came out nice and even! I have to confess that it's harder to weave alone than it is to spin! There are a lot more terms and I am unfamiliar with most of them. I think with all of that, I still managed to pull off a decent looking towel!:)

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What else???????

This month has just been one of those months and I have to say that I am glad it's over! We are still waiting to move and at this point I honestly have no idea when it will happen! I am wondering whether or not I should start digging out Christmas decorations or if we will be moved by then! On top of that my dear hubby had two operations to repair two hernias that got worse after he had an accident on the ATV in July so I have been doing double duty on chores this month including hauling and cutting firewood with his big saw that used to intimidate me! My computer has been playing a game with me in the mornings as to whether or not it wants to turn on right and the tranny is going out on the truck! Besides that I have not had even one measly sale between either of my shops at all this month and not even anything for my big 30% off Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale! I have to say that if it was not my life I would not believe it!
I do know it could be much worse! We still have a warm roof over our head and praise God my poor little Jeep is still running and the operations both went great and hubby is recovering very nicely and I have still found time to relax with a warm cup of coffee and spin some yarn and to top it all off, today is my mom's birthday!! In the end I am still grateful and thankful that the Lord has watched over my family and that I still have a good sense of humor! I hope and pray that for those of you that may read this, that even if times have been tough that you will still be blessed and have a good sense of humor! Life really is great!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Time flies!

It's amazing how time flies! I can't believe that it has once again been months since my last post! I have been busy with so much lately. We have been working on the house until recently and it's almost done! The carpet was put in Thursday! Not much more to finish so hopefully we will be moving soon. The bad part of finally moving is that Gary is having surgery so he won't be able to do any of it!
I am still plugging away trying to sell yarn and lately things have been very slow! I opened up my own website at Just Ducky and I am still in process of listing things! Someday I would love to make enough to hire someone else to list stuff for me! I would so much rather be spinning than listing!
I have started working on lace weight yarns and while they seem to take forever, I love them! The good thing about them is when you finally get done spinning, you have 700+ yards of yarn!