Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Christmas!

In case I'm too busy to remember later. My brothers are staying with my parents, it's our first year living in the same state as them, and I just realized that Elspeth is old enough to remember Christmases from year to year, so maybe we'd better get with the tradition-making. Also, Mark's security clearance finally went through. Fortunately his supervisor is a kind, understanding soul and will not have him start working on site until the third. Yay!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The blessings of Visiting Teaching...

Mark took both littles with him to pick up Elspeth from school, because I need to be here when my VT companion picks me up. That means twenty whole minutes of being the only one in the house. Sometimes, it is little things that are most refreshing, especially after the hullabaloo that was the post office this afternoon. YIPES.

Monday, December 06, 2010

And I forgot about this blog.

Something about moving across state lines, buying a house, suddenly deciding I want to be a designer... yeah, we've been busy. Elspeth is in preschool, Sophina is way more advanced in her motor milestones than the average baby, as well. Nuts to the blog. :D But, if you care to hear me ramble about fiber-related things, you can go to my other blog, Maru Designs.

Friday, September 17, 2010

The pictures,

Flickr has them. We are BUSY... new house, things broken in house, I suddenly decided that I really and for really want to design crochet and knit patterns... it just never ends. :D

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


I have now seen my first adult variegated carpet beetle. This is not something you ever want to see. The adults are indeed fairly harmless, but their larvae eat EVERYTHING. Wool, leather, feathers, crumbs, lint, hair, everything. Those of you who follow me on facebook will know that I had a bit of a run in with them a week ago, but I had not seen any sign of them since about Friday. Curse you trojan fleece but we thought it was over. Apparently not. So now the futon is outside and has been sprayed with the "child and pet safe bugkiller" we got from home depot, and I am washing just about every article of clothing I own. You know, just to be safe. We are going to have some very clean closets. Also, if I find any in my yarn or fiber stashes, I'm going to WEEP.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Also, Sophina's hair is hilarious

Originally uploaded by Driggs family
She looks like a tiny gregorian monk, except not bald in the back. Or a tiny Romulan. Babies come out with the best haircuts.

Not much else to say.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


We went to get alpaca fleece today. I thought I was going to come home with one bag, maybe two, but man howdy did that woman cut me a screaming deal. I think I have full blankets from six shearings in the back of my van, three of which are already processed into roving. Two of the unprocessed bags are first shearings! How was I supposed to say no! The fleece lady also had a litter of tiny puppies at her house. I think they were yorkies? Anyway Elspeth wanted to take the littlest one home. Then we went to visit my cousins. Then we all went to Cabellas to look at the fish. I am one tired lady, hopefully the kids are too!

...also, I have a lot of alpaca fleece. Maybe that was not such a fabulous idea. But, come on, screaming deal. It is very soft.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lots of pictures

Originally uploaded by Driggs family
On flickr. I seem to have completely given up on tagging and labeling them, mostly because there is absolutely no time. That being said, it cuts down on the random moments of "who are these kajillionty one people looking at my pictures?" Which isn't a bad thing either.

Monday, March 15, 2010


Originally uploaded by Driggs family
We had a baby, for finally! Sophina Grace Driggs made her (overly dramatic) entry on March 9, at a whopping 9 lbs 7 oz. No stitches were involved, but the hospital and the NICU were. She gets released tomorrow, unless something weird happens. There are about a kazillion jillion pictures on Flickr.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Fears the serger

I borrowed a serger from my buddy Pam, with which to sew more baby wipes, and I think I am a little afraid of it. Something about "four thread feeds, two needles, and some weird sideways thingies that I'm not sure if I should call them needles or not" is a little intimidating. Maybe someday I will be rich, and thus be able to justify just buying the darn things.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

My sauerkraut balls disintegrated in the pan, but hey, new year! Sleeping children! Mice in my house! Well, maybe... we caught four on the first day, and haven't seen any sign of them since, so maybe we caught them early and there were only four. Here's to hoping there are no fuzzies hiding in my walls.