Sunday, March 27, 2011

Its my birthday and i'll cry if i want to...

Well today is my birthday. I am 26 years old. So I thought on this occasion i would want to do this meme....Even though it is already started and I didn't do it. But hey! its my birthday and i can do what i want to least as far as the Internet...

Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?

my sister has randomly broke out into birthday song 20 times (or it feels like it) today. It really made me feel loved.

27. Do you have a lot to learn?

of course.. who doesn't?

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?

probably bobbin lace. I am struggling with it something awful.

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?

what other people do. actions speak louder than words.

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?

trust, and attraction. EMPATHY (something Anthony is missing a great deal of. :( )

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?

a) cross country trip
b) learn bucks point lace
c) actually make it to a lace guild meeting.

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?

a) living with my brother
b) owing people an insurmountable amount of money
c) no idea.

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?

Use, abuse and legalization of marijuana. I don't like how it makes people act...don't worry I feel this way about all drugs, just more strongly about pot.

34. What does each decade make you think of:


35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?

90's baby. that decade was awesome. specially the last part. So much happened and i cherish all my memories of that time.

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?

??? I don't listen to oldies, or classic rock

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?

United States of America and Barack Obama (i think that's how you spell his name).

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?

tell your wife to stop thinking she knows best for people she doesn't even know!

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?

netflix, dead like me.

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?

Hmm. i have no clue. let you know when i find out.

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?

YEP Brownies!

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?

hmm. fly i think.

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?

because it is. and that's that

43. What does your name mean?

I was named 26 years ago to the day.....after a hot chick my "dad" saw in the waiting room. Apparently he was hitting on her while my mom was in labor. Nut my name is a river in Ireland

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?


45. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: air

Meat: hamburger

Different: same

Pink: breast cancer awareness

Deserve: sleep

White: wedding dress

Elvis: lilo and stitch


Heart: attack

Clash: at the demon

Pulp: orange juice

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?

probably riego. so that i can be the only person to know FOR SURE how they tatted.

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?

no clue...

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?

I have. I use to watch : X-Men, Moulin Rouge, terminator 3, big fish, and many more movies every single night. Not so much now because my kids prefer to watch things they like.

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?

why a week.?

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?

I have had my life saved by god or pick. One day me and anthony decided to go to Reno. On our way back i was having severe trouble seeing the road and it was night. Everyday I think about how many times and ways we could've died that night and how thankful i am to be alive.

I have saved a toe... I didn't know that my son, Atreyu had a hair around his toe. 9-11-06, I went to pick up anthony from work. Atreyu would not stop crying. We got to our destination and i was able to get out and inspect him. We found the hair and took it off. His poor pinky toe was dark purple and the next day it blistered up. stayed that way for a while. And he still has his little toe.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Burnt Toast Meme, Part Two

Cheers to all of us thieves!

17. Who would you like to show up at your door to say they love you?

my mom. I would love for her to show up on my doorstep and say "I love you shannon, i love you more than weed, I have been clean for a month now! I love you so much!"

18. Last furry thing you touched?

my leg...hahaha winter joke. no it was a couple weeks ago, anthony's dog MINNIE

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?

none, proud to be drug free!

20. Do you miss film or does digital work for you?

Digital works perfect for me.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?

I think 17 was the best.

22. Your worst enemy?

Right now? I don't know if i have an enemy... I suppose i look upon marijuana as an thats that!

23. What is your current desktop picture?

24. What was the last thing you said that was funny?

it was in bad taste. My family watches PONYO and in the movie there is an old woman and she worries about Tsunamis. So i had my little toy and i was making my hand do waves, while in her voice saying TSUNAMI...its in real bad taste with what has happened to Japan, but that is what pops to my mind when i hear about it.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?

million bucks easy.

26. Who can't you say “no” to?

I suppose that would be anthonys mom. or maybe my sister. I have no impulse control when it comes to her. She asks if she can come over and i just blurt out YES, even though my apartment is a mess and little food and everything is going wrong... and then upon realizing that i did indeed say yes, I get my but into gear to make it nice over here for her.

27. The last song you bought or downloaded?

Can't remember.

28. What time of day were you born?

7:42am I believe

29. What’s your favorite number? Why?

5. its my favorite because its like the perfect tatting number. Its always the first number in the guess the number game...its kinda rounded but sassy. its half of 10.

30. Where did you live in 1987?

No clue, i was two! I guess Texas.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?

I am jealous of anyone with a happy relationship. I would love to NOT have to yell at anthony.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?

I sure hope so...jealous of my amazing talent at being a mom, and a tatter!

33. It's been almost a decade. Where were you when 9/11 happened?

Asleep! I was in independent study at the time. Which mean i was asleep at the time. woke up and turned on the TV and it was everywhere...btw I woke up at 10. I miss those days.

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oi! oi! oi!

Well firstly. I have decided to FINALLY do some tatting i am actually going to wear. It is going to be Janes pattern HERE. And it is going to come across under my bust on a black shirt. I was contemplating edging everything, but it already has an edging on the shirt that is black and stretchy. Which is funny because the patterns picots match up to the... i suppose you could call them picots...on the shirt. but its stretchy. And i don't know how the pattern would look. and whether or not to put it facing up or down over the shirt. So I figured that I would just do the under bust first and then do a sample on the shirt.

I went to the thrift store last week...well actually a few..I found at my regular thrift store TONS OF THREAD. No shuttles, but tons of size 30. There were like 5 or 6 bags of thread. One bag had 10 balls of DMC 30 in ecru. and since i couldn't ever think of when i would use that much ecru, I went for the smaller bag of 30 that had 5 balls of variegated thread. And a treat. A new ball of LILY. its purple and yellow... i have no idea what i am going to do with that...

Last night while making dinner, I was struck with something I hadn't been struck with in a couple years. I really really wanted to turn on my music and lay on a comfortable bed and be left alone, completely alone. So I put on my mp3 and imagined myself tatting on a comfy bed while listening to my music, alone. I could see it happening in my I wish i was 17 again. just for a night...or two. But then I would remember i have kids and start to miss them...damn kids, making me love them, and crave their cuddle...DARN KIDS! lol.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Oops, forgot a title. How about PEP TALK!

You know. I started out needle tatting. I learned, then got tired of searching for needle tatting patterns. Tatting still intrigued me. So i figured i would learn shuttle tatting. You know, because there were such a plethora of patterns out there for it. This pattern needs one shuttle and a ball. this one needs two shuttles and patience. this one requires 4 shuttles! Yikes!. But I learned. And then i got a proper needle to tat with. then I kicked myself in my butt. All that time, ALL THAT TIME. I could have been making beautiful rings and chains. I could have had that confidence that i now hold having learned 2 ways of tatting. I could have felt awesome, Instead I felt like a failure. A quitter.

When I realized that all those patterns could be done with a needle, I really could have kicked myself. Now there is a new tatter out there, a needle tatter and they have just stuck with flowers. And now they are bored. Well I am here to tell you NEEDLE TATTERS. Don't give up. I have only found 1 pattern that i can't wrap my head around. Only one. Out of hundreds and hundreds!

So please! please please please! find a shuttle tatting pattern and ask a needle tatter how to do it, e-mail me and i can try to help. I guarantee that once you learn how to convert shuttle tatting patterns to needle, you will be overwhelmed by the amount you KNOW you can do. Don't quit until you HAVE to. All you need to do is to be brave. I believe that you can do this. So don't quit.

Keep on tattin'

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Glutton for punishment

I find it funny, when i come across a movie that invokes strong emotions in me, more precise, sadness and joy mixed together. I watch the movie, cry, laugh, and say that was an awesome movie. Then a couple weeks later or even the next day I watch it again. Knowing full well the outcome, whats going to lead up to the outcome and I surely know full well that i will most likely cry. So I watch the movie and tell myself, "it's ok, he's not really going to shoot himself and his son is going to live" even though i know what will happen and i prepare myself for it, I still wind up freaking crying. Its like I am glutting for punishment. But it feels so good...You know?

I just finished the movie "John Q". Now this movie came out a while back and i had never gotten around to watching it. Until about a month ago, I found it on Netflix and I figured why not?! So I watched it and at the end my heart hurt and i cried my but off. I was so happy and sad at the same time that I had actually cried out...luckily i was alone. But it was such a good movie!!!!! So i watched it again today. I didn't have any particular feelings, just kinda watchin'. So it got to the end, and BAM out of NOWHERE I start crying. I knew what was going to happen in the movie and i really didn't feel all the sadness of the first time, but i still cried. And it felt great. I just really needed to say that. And you know what, thats not the first movie. Oh NO. not the first. the other that is just too funny is "Big fish" both me and my sister. Moulin Rouge. Eye for an Eye. Last episodes of favorite tv shows (ugly betty, medium, BUFFY). All are heart pullers for me. All i enjoy.

On to tatting! More happy frontiers.First up. Crosses. This is a tiny cross, I don't remember where i got it from,
but it is much better looking in needle tatting than in shuttle tatting. And that green really isn't that bright. its much darker and so pretty.

I don't remember if I had shown this but awhile back, while my sister was over, i did this. I really don't like it. For some reason almost all my picots twisted together. I got agitated because i didn't study the pattern for very long and came to find out that i could have made it in two passes without having to cut and tie. I was so P.O'ed.

this is like my second attempt at this small pattern i was just trying out the weaving part...i love it... LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!

And this is my incomplete circle thingy... i think i need like one or two little flowers to finish it. It is in lizbeth thread. I need to actually give my opinion on this. I really don't like lizbeth thread all that much. It does split and it seems to be way over twisted. And I know i am not the only one having troubles with it. Ok well i think thats about it!

tatting day is coming up... Any plans?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

ok. so i just wanted to talk about a couple of things... not really a rant, just observations. Did you know that people get paid for blogging? And youtube. Craziness. I am so not cut out for that. Having to produce something of originality on a weekly, sometimes daily basis. How on earth! Everyday! Most of my posts would be... well, nothing new today...sorry y'all...

So that's that. That's what i had been thinking for the past 20 minutes. the other thing was about my sister. I took her to the store today. It brought on a realization. I am so bossy. And some other words I can't grasp. Mean, grouchy, controlling. Sometimes I don't know how she puts up with me. I am so darn lucky to have her for a sister. Sometimes i forget that she isn't my little sister anymore, but a mom and an adult, and FULLY capable to make her own decisions. I just want to help her. But i almost wanted to kick myself today. I really need to stop.

Onto bigger and MUCH better things... I have stopped getting my boys up at midnight to go pee. You know just to see if they would pee the bed or not. To my wonderful surprise they don't. I am so happy that I know that for sure now. Sometimes i think that i am much to overbearing and that, that behavior is stumping them. Oi! But on the unfortunate... Azriel had his first accident. It was my fault. I forgot to ask him if he needed to go pee before we left Krystals...He was so sad and upset. I felt horrible. I could have done something to prevent him from feeling like he disappointed me. that is a horrible feeling.

Another night of having to pick Anthony up at 5 in the morning. I really wish that i didn't have to drag the kids out... but they seem to like the adventure...Go go go on an adventure... my kids love that song...and show.

Boy i think that's everything. And absolutely nothing. Well good night you guys! Tons of tatting to show you next post... ok not tons but

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Spiderman and Betty,sitting in a tree....

So i have been actually in the mood to be tatting! So here are a few things I've been doing...Jane and Terry's spider....IN PINK. My son was so excited to see me doing a spider, as he is obsessed with SPIDERMAN. With that popping into his brain, he asked if i would make him a bat...thus BATMAN. But alas, my bat sucked, and not in the good way.

Next is my kick at an all split ring star, HEY i tried. lol. i think that this would work just fine if i joined all the inner rings in the center. but i was excited about it... On the other hand it kinda looked to me that its a star jumping for joy..who knows, but something i do know is that it is really difficult finishing out something if it starts with a split ring...real difficult.

And a cross. I found it on a blog called Tatting Pattern Calender... heres the CROSS. It was done in needle tatting, not blocked and i messed up a couple time... but that was ok because fixing an error in needle tatting is SOOO much easier than in shuttle tatting.

And now i am working on a heart...i don't think that i like it so much.. but i am going to finish. Tonight while making dinner I made a big mistake that will impede my beautiful tatting. I accidentally cut my ring finger, right at the quick. That sucks so bad because i was truly in the mood to tat. I think i am going to do Mary Koniors pattern, Skipping Ropes. We'll see.

I Spent the last I don't know how many days watching Ugly Betty. I watched the last episode today and cried. I don't know why they canceled it, it was a great show. I wish that they would make an ugly Betty movie.. I know that this isn't really relevant to anything, i just wanted to tell someone. I'll talk to you guys later.