Friday, May 20, 2011

May I rant for a moment?

I hate to go down a negative road in public but I just want to share my experiences of the last year...not in too much gory detail but enough to make a point.

In the last year I have had my both atm cards used without my permission, and a few thousand dollars stolen from my accounts. It turned out the same person also stole the box of antique coins that my father had been saving for me since I was a little girl, my husband's bicycle, my daughter's really nice camera, my other daughter's ipod, my husband's prescription medicine, my daughter's prescription vicodin and worst of all the trust and innocence of a really nice family.

Then my purse was stolen out of my car a few months ago while our family was out hiking. I shouldn't have left my purse in my car but I did, stupid me. The evil creeps then went and used my atm cards for gas & groceries. And I cancelled those cards and thought ok end of that. BUT guess what? Not true!

This person some how took my driver's license and was able to open a Visa account and charged money on it! And do you know how I found out? Guitar Center (a music store) called me to thank me for my business. I first went and asked my husband if he had recently bought anything from Guitar Center on my card. I didn't think he did but it was possible. He said no. So we called Guitar Center and found that someone had indeed purchased goods from them in my name on a card I don't have!

Here's what I want to share with you in case you wallet is ever stolen. If you loose any important docs like your driver's license or passport, AFTER filing a police report, you had better go to the FTC website and report that it was stolen AND you have to request a block on your credit so that people have to prove they are you before they open accounts. You also have to request credit reports from all 3 agencies Trans Union, Experian, Equifax because if you only request from 1 (like I just did), the fraudulent accounts may not be on that particular report. Yes all 3! Ok so I can't do anything else until I get the other 2 reports.
Just think if someone had thought to tell me this when my purse was stolen. All the grief I'm going through now could be avoided. I hope this is all straightened out soon. I'm so tired of people taking advantage of me...I'm a nice person, I help people. I don't deserve this! I'm going to be much more careful now and unfortunately am a lot less innocent and trusting.

Rant over.

Shannon's Red Good Karma Cover Up

Well Miss Shannon snapped up the red cover up before it was done and she is wearing it at Tribal Fest this weekend! I hope people love it since it's representing for me at TF. Anyway here are pictures of the cover up....

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I'm learning to maneuver online selling...finally

Notice to your right you will see a buy now button for the pattern to the Silky Bamboo Tribal Panel Skirt. It's $5 if you would like to buy it.


Also this week I finally posted my Good Karma Cover ups for sale on Etsy! yay! Originally my friend Karma asked me to make her a pair of pantaloons, she bought this really expensive fabric (which I hated sewing btw) and too much of it. So I looked at the left over fabric and thought there was enough to make her a cover up.
Since then I have tweeked the design a bit and finally have it up for sale.It's a wrap around, you see it here modeled by my daughter Jillian in a lace fabric, which is one of a kind since I don't have any more of that particular fabric. Last week while downtown I found some really lovely stretchy thicker fabric in a variety of colors and bought a few home to test out. I hope people like this design...I guess they do since I have already sold the red one and I still have to put one sleeve on it. I'm happy!
These are some of the fabrics available at the moment.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Silky Bamboo Tribal Skirts

I've actually been making these for a while now for my troupe mates in She'enedra. Now I have some available for sale on Etsy and I'm going to be making the pattern available for sale as well.

They are really soft and silky and move beautifully while dancing. If I can find some video I will post it but for now here is the eye candy.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Caddy Shack

I've never seen the movie but apparently some people think I need to see it. Why? Because some one has a gopher issue, and I have gopher issues...almost every year!! I have been working hard on my vegetable garden this year and watching the little seedlings come up and also watching the signs of gophers. What do other people do about this?

This is where there used to be an artichoke's neighbor appears to be safe as I planted it inside a large pot that I dropped into the ground.

I even saw a gopher creeping along above ground one day when I came upon it unawares! I suppose I should have caught it, but I spent my time trying to get the new cat Jenny Linsky (who was supposedly quite a mouser) to come and catch it...she didn't seem interested AT all! The dog was interested but she digs gigantic holes and steps on seedlings. What am I to do?
Here are some snow peas that I also planted in a large pot above the ground safe from the gopher's notice...

I have added Caddy Shack to my netflix list...I wonder if I will be amused.

May Day again

I should go back and check how many times I've blogged about May Day events here! This year our party was lovely. I was a bit worried it was such a windy morning. Fortunately it died down before our guests arrived.

Here are pictures from the party...

Friday, May 6, 2011

Rachel Brice at Cues & Tattoos in Seattle

Mostly I'm posting this for my own reference...spend a lovely minute watching Rachel Brice

Thursday, May 5, 2011

‎"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."
--Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Renate Hiller - "On Handwork"

Renate Hiller's words and thoughts express so deeply and well what I want to say.