Monday, April 24, 2006

Buttercream Icing

I've been craving buttercream icing since September 2005. I've been on a mission to find the holy grail of buttercream for over six months now. I even made a batch of a Martha Stewart's boiled buttercream. Took 45 minutes to whip (45 minutes people) only to find that it wasn't what I've been craving. Its still frozen in a huge tub in my freezer. I want the real deal. I want something like this...



Damnit I want to eat my screen this looks so yummy. The stuff made from butter. Good quality wedding cake icing. Not the crap you can buy at Kroger or Food Lion on a cake. That stuff is 100% whipped shortening and it leaves your tongue basted in oil for weeks. No, I want the kind that you should apply liberally to your love handles, hips, thighs and boobs because that's where its going to land after you've eaten it. Real sugar and real butter and a delicious pound cake or cupcake too. Is that too much to ask? I guess so since I have yet to find a bakery in town that has some. I've tried to find some at the beach and in Richmond too with no luck though I KNOW that those areas have to have some. They're simply hiding it from me. Damn youse, damn youse all to hell. That whimpering you hear in the corner is just me. I'm slightly hormonal (okay, seriously hormonal) and am close to a nervous buttercream breakdown. Pardon the bitchiness and no stitchiness. I hope to return tomorrow with my regularly scheduled blog.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Spring Bada Bing - April 22nd!



Saturday, April 22nd is the 1st Annual Spring Bada Bing craft show that the Richmond Craft mafia is hosting (For more info, click the logo above). Like a crazy woman, I submitted an app and was accepted a little over a month ago. Now you do the math, that doesn't leave much time to crank out hand knit goodies -which is why I've been AWOL as of late. What was I thinking? Overacheiver that I tend to be, I don't have nearly as much as I wanted for the show but I think I'll have a decent booth. Anyhoo, if you're in the Richmond area, stop by and say "hi" (I'm FiberEvolution in booth #48). Or come by to mock me :)

And yes I'm a little late reporting on the Spring Fiber Festival. I met some of the most incredible people. The rain held off and there were some of the cutest animals all around. I met up with some of my "peeps" but forgot to take a picture. But I manage to remember to snap just a few festival pictures.

Sister Knitter, Jane, in her beautiful sweater.



We both snapped shots of each other. To see me, visit her blog. I managed to forget to snap a picture of Emmy but it was wonderful to see her again.

Cute little sheep who just wagged his little tail the entire time I pet him.



Loverly and very soft llamas. Or were they alpaca. I wish I could keep them straight in my head...



Hand spun sample of some gorgeous llama that I scored. A five pound bag for $5!!!! This stuff is beyond words. Its.So.Soft!




A demo of wet felting.




Last weekend, me and The Things hit Busch Gardens in Williamsburg. One word - CHURRO. Yum!!!! Busch Gardens was one of the first trips that King Thing and I took together when we first started dating (it was a school trip and we were all of 15 yrs old - that was 21 years ago).

This is King Thing and Thing 1 (with a rarely photographed smile) on the skyride to England. Yes, the chucklehead wore that wool hat around the park all day. In 80 degree weather. For the sake of being "cool". Go figure. I'll think twice about getting on the skyride again especially after the problems with the one in New York this week and especially because I'm afraid of heights.



This is the view of Busch Gardens from a bazillion feet up in the air. BG is presumably the most beautiful theme park in the world.



On Sunday, we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary and Easter sunrise service (had to get up at 5 am - yikes!) on the beach with my parents. Check out the sunrise that we were treated to. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is in the background.



Been reading y'all's blogs and trying to catch up. After all of the craft show knitting is over, I hope to resume a more normal life. I have some patterns running around my head and some prototypes that I'm working on. Might need some test knitters in the coming weeks and I hope to have some finished projects to reveal too. So much to do, so little time. Catch ya later.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Spring Fiber Festival

Hello all. Man I've been busy. So much fun with friends, family and fiber fiends. I'll post more of my escapades next week. Just a quick note with regard to the Spring Fiber Festival that's tomorrow at the Sedalia Center in Bedford Virginia. If you're out there, please say "Hi." I'll have Rogue on if its chilly and Kermit the Frog lace bitters on my tennis shoes :) Have a great weekend!