Thursday, June 30, 2011

Oh Blogger....

Maybe it was just me, yesterday, my dashboard wasn't working for the longest time. Not like the post needed to be up right away or anything, but when you want to blog, that's annoying!

Anyway, since everyone has been posting pictures of the lovely scenery that surrounds them in the summer, I thought I'd share some pictures of the lush rainforest that surrounds me here. This is a regular drive that we take, and not even out of the way of people. 

I'll try to capture more of the essence of the desert, these didn't quite do the trick. Imagine lots of sand, spiky bushes, lizards, tarantulas (the disgusting bony kind, not the furry ones), scorpions (The poisonous ones), and 115 degree weather.

My grampa once said "The devil came here to create a personal paradise. He filled it with dangerous and hideous creatures, bone dry land, and weather as hot as could be. He stood back and looked at what he did and said 'This is too much, I'm going home'"

All that aside, it is nice here, don't get me wrong, but only in the winter.

So, the post got deleted, but I had to do another giveaway for the shuttles. It's really lame, I know! I accidentally deleted all the comments from about 15 blog posts and that was one. It was a devastating moment. To make up for that, I'm going to do a 4th of July giveaway. I'm going to be giving away two hanks of this.

Patriotic thread! I wanted some, so decided to do it myself. Of course, you can't just dye one skein, so I dyed three. They're size 20, about 50 yards. It'll be random choice I guess. So, if I've never sent you anything, make sure to comment!

My mom said the blue isn't right, but I like it, I don't know. I got a lot of new dye and am using a new thread base, it's reallyyyy nice. SO, more is a'coming!

It for today,
thanks for stopping by!


  1. Yeah I was saddened about not getting one of your awesome shuttles but i would love to be entered in your contest! thanks!

  2. Beautiful thread...I would love to try some out...actually I want to try dyeing some too so have been very interested in how you are proceeding :-) Please enter me in your give away...

  3. Anika, yesterday's mail brought me your shuttle from your last give away. Love the way it feels in my hand. It just feels so natural! And the thread that you included is one of my favorite colors. Can't wait to tat something "special" using both. I'm searching for "that just right item" to tat once I load up the shuttle with the purple and white thread. Many, many thanks!

  4. I love the scenery - but I'm glad I don't live there because I love to garden and I'm thinking that it might be difficult there! I think the thread is lovely! Don't enter me in the giveaway as I've already won something from you!

  5. I've been having problems with blogger for months so I understand your frustration. Your drive is beautiful. I was recently in North Dakota and saw the huge wind turbin things, I saw the blades being carted in one at a time on semi trucks. They are huge! Lovely thread, thank you for the opportunity to win a skien. Happy July 4th

  6. We have wind farms here too, in fact the bus company just set 3 up downtown. Most are out in farmland. They are sooo soothing to watch but I guess they can be pretty noisy too if you live by them.

  7. Pretty thread. I'd like to enter. :)

  8. Anika- beautiful thread (don't enter me though because I just got some of yours and I should let others enjoy it too).
    I grew up in North Dakota and can really appreciate the open sky and horizon in your pictures. I do like to garden though so I think I'll stay here. : )

  9. Beautiful thread. I'd love to win some. Please enter me in your giveaway.

  10. Giveaway..........for hand-dyed thread.........OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH count me in please!
    My favourite!