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Monday, February 23, 2009


For several years I've noticed a surge of foul cursing during the first quarter of the calender year (as mildly exhibited in yesterday's blog entry). Today, I made notice of the pattern and realized the connections. It was a true "duh! moment."

Today I completed what I hatefully call phase two of 1st quarter tax prep. With both me and The Boy being self-employed, all the hoops and foolish tracking and reporting that the government requires can really get to ya, especially in this season, when quarterly and annual efforts overlap. In any event progress was made, and I can now focus on pulling together all the foolishness that our CPA needs to work her magic so we may file the annual income tax. Even a little piece of that was tackled today. So all-in-all I feel pretty good about these hateful things. And I even now know why the cursing flares. I figure I'll just be creative with it and enjoy it - the foul language that is!

And I'll do my best to keep it out of this blog.

On a happier note, I finished the dish rags that I made with cotton yarn that I found in perfectly fitting colors for my "new" kitchen. 

Ann Wilkinson left a comment the other day asking for a close-up of the clock face that my mom embroidered, so here it is:
It really is charming, isn't it?

And last year I was contacted by an Online Community Specialist in Switzerland about using one of the images I shared on for the World Conservation Congress in Barcelona. It was a photo of balls of plarn that I had made. Needless to say I consented with delight. I was promised a copy of the poster ... and I received two copies of it yesterday:

How freakin' cool is that? 

And today I received a copy of Artful Blogging and I'm gonna grab a cold home brew and page through this stunning magazine now. Ciao!



LiPeony said...

Wow number one congrats!! The poster looks really awesome! And number two.. yeah tax seasons makes every a bit crazy. =D

rockcreekcreations said...

that poster is really neat!!

Anonymous said...

That photo is awesome. Way to go!!!
And I'm really glad you posted a close up of the clock. I was wondering what it looked like but then got distracted and forgot to ask.


LillyShayStyle said...

Thankyou! I do plan on going to a knitting shop tomorrow (I hope) for some advice.
Jealous of your rags.. :)

Kim said...

I'm so glad I'm not a tax accountant.
The wash clothes look great. Luckily my mom keeps me in supply. I've even sold a few for her. She thought that was cool.
The poster is awesome! How exciting.
And the embroidery is so charming.
Have a great day!

Parallax said...

Goodluck with the tax craziness, never a fun process to go through.

But the colors of the dish clothes are beautiful.

Anonymous said...

The clock is truly lovely, what a wonderful heirloom.

Are the dishcloths double crochet? One strand or two, and what size hook? I want to make some!


rose of Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

Oh patricia, I laughed reading your comment, because I've never learned proper crochet definitions. Needless too say I can't read a pattern, but I can look at certain stitches and then figure it out.

In any event I do believe the stitch is a "dc" and I used a single strand ... and my crochet hook in numberless, but the diameter is about 3/8". I hope that helps in some small way!

Laura Rose said...

very cool

tarabu said...

Wow that's great - you accomplished something, received acknowledgement, have ready access to homebrews . . . . I am starting to envy your life more and more each day.

Except for the walking up hill ten miles both ways in the snow, part.

rose of Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

LOL tarabu!!! "...up hill ten miles both ways in the snow..." Did I really paint such a picture? Just for the record ... it was a scant 1/2 mile, one-way ... though it was uphill in snow!

Anonymous said...

Love the dish cloths! I've been wanting to try some. And this is my first year to file taxes as self will be fun won't it? I'm imagining it as some nightmarish circus. Hmmm, I suppose setting my own hours and going 'to work' in my PJ's may help offset the tax stress.

rose of Walk in the Woods - she/her said...

I love these dish cloths too and I've been making and using them for many, many years now - in one form or another. My mom originally taught me the classic knitted pattern, but I like the crochet better, 'cause I don't have to count!

They last and last! Even if you buy them from someone who makes them they are worth every penny and then some!

Melo said...

The tax season...I can relate. Since last year I've been on a mission to get the tax situation updated. I still am missing lots and lots of bookkeeping.

The selling online and Paypal has scared me for years b/c I didn't know how to even look at a spreadsheet. Last year someone taught me to import PP history to Google Docs (I am still too scared of Excel), so I am about to start all over for 2008 records. Yup, haven't began yet! Ouch!

Now I'll go see what cursing you done did. I loves some's my fave technique for venting! :D

tarabu said...

ugh taxes - my mother is very successfully self-employed and she and a girlfriend run away to the beach for four days to process them with excesses of mutual support.

Anonymous said...

thanks, Rose! I hear ya! I don't read patterns well-my crocheting is limited to scarves, placemats, etc. I can make a mean granny square though.

I'm a terrible knitter...

Buying some cotton later today, I'm in need of new dishcloths.

thanks again!