Jobo Designs

Letting the crafty creative juices flow. Knitting, spinning, crafting, dyeing, rabbits, sheep and more!

5. October 2011 12:43
by Jobo
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Still here... just hiding out!

5. October 2011 12:43 by Jobo | 0 Comments

Hi Folks,

I'm still around... still knitting... and still hiding out waiting for the little Jellybean to make an official appearance.  The lack of working camera has seriously been killing my Blogging Mojo lately!  I've been making all kinds of things, and working on baby goodies, but somehow it doesn't seem right to just describe them to you when there aren't bright happy clear photos to go along with the writeup in the end.

Well - I ordered a new camera MONDAY.  Apparently the extra awesome shipping confirmation says that the camera should be here TOMORROW!  This means that hopefully on the weekend (pending the learning period and reading the new users manual... which I will most likely require, in detail) I should be able to start photographing some fun things over the weekend!  This is exciting news to me... on so many levels!  Hubby and I decided on buying a Nikon D7000 - for several reasons... including hi-def video and a bunch of other cool features.  Now I just need to learn how to use it when it gets here!

In the mean time... the baby is growing and doing well.  I can't believe I'm 29 weeks now... which means the baby will be coming very very soon!  I need to get that quilt finished, and a bunch of other projects, but mostly I think the Babe itself is my most wonderful and challenging "project" to date.  Momma is getting impatient to meet you, little Monster!

14. September 2009 09:18
by Jobo
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Somebody sent me Chocolates!

14. September 2009 09:18 by Jobo | 2 Comments

How cool is that?  Especially for a serious Chocoholic like me!

I've been nominated for a Blog Award... by Sonja over at Stringplay.  I've only recently found her site, but am really enjoying reading her articles and checking out her amazing lace work too.

"Life is Like a Box of Chocolates"

 

Pam (the person who started this award) says:

In my best southern accent, I would like to say that I have been thinking about a new award and what I would like it to say. People are like Forrest said ” Life is like a box of chocolates and you never know what you’re gonna get." You can see this box of chocolates Gump is filled with different and unique candies and just like the chocolates we are all different and unique people. We are the same in that we all have common ingredients that make us more a like than not. Except for the frosting, which represents our personalities, we are indeed very similar on the inside.”

And of course there are rules:
1. That you must pass this award to others.
2. Link back to me when you have passed them forward.
3. Write a nice post about this award.
4. You must read this award with a southern accent. I call it southern day where we all have to speak with a southern accent.
I know that will be hard for some of you, but for the rest of us, we will be fine. So now, ya’ll just enjoy this little ’ award and have fun with it.
5. And of course let your folks know that they have a nice award waiting for them.

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Well - I was really surprised to be nominated for an award like this!  Sometimes being a blogger, you write and write, and pour out your heart, never really knowing for sure if there is anyone out there reading or not.  It was a pleasant surprise for a Monday Morning to see that maybe at least one person besides my Mom is checking it out!  Thank you very much Sonja for thinking of me :P

I have learned many interesting things over the years reading online blogs.  Like Sonja mentionned in her post, I also found out about Ravelry and Knitty while reading other people's blogs, and admired the creativity and talent of other crafters.  The internet is a wealth of tutorials and patterns, and inspiration for an artist.  By reading about the experiences of other spinners and knitters, I have been able to refine my own skills, rejoice with them during their fibery successes and also learn from some of their less-successful experiences.

Every day I take the time to read articles posted by my colleagues... maybe too much time *blush*

In Particular I would like to recognize a few:

Yarn Harlot - You always make my day with your quirky sense of humour, a mix of humour/knitting/family/general quips and stories!  I check in every day hoping that you posted a new tidbit for us to read, and usually make whatever I am drinking come out my nose :)

Bowerbird Knits - I really love to see your exquisite spinning and beautiful knit work.  I try and model my own spinning against yours, striving for work as lovely as yours... someday with a whole lot more practice. Haven't seen ya around in a while?  Whatcha been up to?

PA Knit/Wit- You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful spinning and knitting!  I am so excited for You and the soon to arrive new addition to your family.  Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

Otrembarific - I love reading about all of your adventures Keri! from gardening to travelling, I check back to your blog often just to see what's new.  I really enjoyed reading about your Sock Summit experiences this year.  (P.S.  I got the book in the mail too, it's fantastic!

KnittingPharm  - I still can't believe that I *know* a Canadian Knitting Rock Star!  So proud of you Deb!  I really wish I could have attended your class at the Summit... but I did the next best thing, I went out and got "Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarn" as soon as it came out just so I could make your Socks!  (still searching for that perfect yarn, then ready to cast on!)  You inspire me :)

Now this award is supposed to be read with a Southern Accent... keep in mind I am a French Canadian, so this may sound a little funny... erm and might have a couple of "Eh"s in it too!

Pam also talks about us each being unique little chocolates.... well If I was incarnated as a candy, I think I'd be a Dark Chocolate, with a creamy lemony or orangey filling, and some sort of polka dot or swirly pattern on top.  Oh yeah... and I wouldn't be that normal tiny chocolate shape... I'd be the size of a Baseball!  (the only thing better than some chocolate is More chocolate!

Thanks again to Sonja for letting me in on this! 

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