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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Ghosts On The Move!

This is an update to our 'Haunted House Saga.'  There are two previous blog posts regarding our this, the first being found here (with a link to the second on that page).

Yesterday, I was in my yarn room getting some more yarn for a project I was about to start.  This room is found at the end of the hallway.  I was just about to come out of the room when I saw a shadow coming from my daughter's room. So, I hid back a little and only 'peeked' out the door, thinking I was going to spy on her.  My daughter is just like me, she is a little bit creepy and sneaky and we love to hide from each other.  The light coming from her room was really bright, as the sun was shining through her windows, so I didn't think much of the 'shadow' and I just thought it was my daughter.  It hung on the door jamb a little, as if it were realizing I was in the yarn room and then it moved backwards in one smooth motion-almost like floating.  Again, I was still thinking this was my daughter, because she is a creepy little sneaker.  I figured she would be waiting for me at the stairway (which was down the hall in the direction the shadow floated)....

I silently tiptoed past my son's room and as I tiptoed past my daughter's room I realized she WAS IN HER STINKING BEAD WATCHING NETFLIX ON HER LAPTOP!  I instantly started shaking and crying and howling.  She looked at me like I was nuts.  I told her what happened, and she said she saw nothing but reminded me that things in her room get moved around all the time.  That was the first time I ever SAW anything or felt any presence outside of our 'Haunted Room,' which is the downstairs family room.  Anyhow, I took my yarn and furiously began crocheting in my Haunted Room. 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Mother Of Dragons: The Making Of A Dragon

I have long wanted to make a really long paper mache project.  I have been silently obsession over making a dragon since last Halloween, when I saw a huge robotic dragon at Home Depot for like $500.  Of course I couldn't justify that purchase so ever since then I KNEW I needed to make a dragon.  Only problem was that I had only made some juvenile pinatas in the past and I was nowhere near good enough to  make anything like my visions.  

Then, my favorite rooster, Jar Jar Beaks passed away, suddenly.  I was devastated.  He was such a sweet and snuggly guy, he was the model in many of my photo shoots with chicken hats.  I was pretty bummed, and my hubby and I were sitting on the couch as I sat in a stupor of sadness.  According to my husband, I stood up, with my eyes glazed over, and walked away.  He didn't see me for a few hours and he came looking.  He found me in the basement working on a giant dragon.  He was really annoyed because the mess was even greater than the dragon, and I had set it up smack dab in front of the washer/dryer.  He was also mad because this would mean we will now have a giant dragon in our house.  I tried to tell him that I wanted it for a shop mascot and that I needed to make this because I was obsessing over it!  He couldn't get over it......UNTIL....it started coming along, and he realized it was actually going to be quite magnificent.  

I have finished enough of it to be obvious that it is going to be pretty spectacular, although I still have a lot more work to go.  In the end, I'd like to paint it blues and purples but I am a long way from the painting process.  She has helped pick me up from my sadness and has shown me to have faith that I can figure things out.  I really had no idea what I was doing when I started.  I did lots of research and experimentation and darnit, it has paid off!

My dragon's name is Kermesia.  She is the dragon who has inspired two knitting patterns-
Dragon to Butterfly: Kermesia's Story Shawl
Eye Of The Dragon:  Kermesia's Entrelac Shawl

Her story appears in the Story shawl pattern, it is just a short story, but it talks about Kermesia. :) 

I needed to make Kermesia.  I've had a lot of things on my mind, not just Jar Jar Beaks, but my dad's health and other things that are just black sad walls.  Creativity is my outlet, and something new is always what I need to really cure myself of the major demons. I'll post more images when she is finished, but for now, meet Kermesia: the Dragon of my Dragonbird.