Friday, February 17, 2017

JVP Reading

I was in a chatroom with about 300 people who were desperate for a reading.  I wasn't  paying much attention at the beginning because I didn't think anyone from me would come thru.  I didn't understand the dolls but my neice was little at the time and the dolls refer to her.  My sister gave me a round saint necklace in her memory.  No one in the room had this info.  Also the kitchen thing freaked me out.  I had painted it a few months before and put up a border at the top.  The heat over the oven made the top corner not stick and it was just folded over.  Near the back door I had a box of newspapers to take to the Humane Society and it had gotten weeks behind.  After I painted the walls, I put down a new floor but at the back door the strip was too narrow so they always came off.

I called my husband into the room and when he did the energy changed and his spinster aunt Annie came thru.  He had just lost his job and was constantly worried about money.  I said to him the day before that he was so consumed by it he was ignoring me.
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(JVP) WELCOME! I WOULD LIKE TO DESCRIBE A LITTLE GIRL I SEE, AND SEE IF SHE IS FOR ANYONE. I AM SEEING A SMALL GIRL HERE WHO HAD LIGHT HAIR WHEN BORN I ALSO SEE THAT THERE WAS EITHER A BIRTH MARK ON THE FACE OR SOME THNG RED ON THE FACE.

(JILL) please just answer yes or no.

(JVP) WAS THIS A BIRTH MARK

(JVP) I ALSO AM SEEING A LOT OF DOLLS HERE, AS WELL AND ONE IN PARTICULAR HAS WRITING ON IT.

(JVP) I SEE THIS GIRL COMBING THE DOLLS HAIR, AND PUTTING IT IN PIGTAILS

(JVP) LETTERS. I WILL ALSO TELL YOU THAT THIS GIRL STANDS IN FRONT OF THE DRESSER PLAY ACTING, PUTTING ON LIP STICK, AND THERE IS A BOX ON THE DRESSER SHE GOES TO, TO GET THE MAKEUP. SO IF THESE ITEMS MAKE SENSE TO SOMEONE PLEASE SPEAK UP NOW. I ALSO SEE A CATHY OR KATIE
NAME.

(JVP) I ALSO SEE A MEDALLION AROUND HER NECK AND THERE WAS A GRANDMOTHER WHICH CAME TO GET HER

(JILL) Please only answer yes if this fits

(JVP) YES JILL

(Terri) my sister gave me a medallion to remember my daughter by

(JVP) I ALSO FEEL THERE WAS A BOY BORN AFTER HER. TERRI, THIS MIGHT BE YOU.

(Terri) This is me, except for the makeup, and I had a son immediately after her death.

(JVP) DO YOU HAVE THE CLOSE UP OF HER FACE, YES?

(Terri) I do.

(JVP) AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT SHE HAS BEEN PLAYING WITH THIS PICTURE.
DO YOU SMELL FLOWER FRAGRANCE IN THE HOUSE OR IN A ROOM IN PARTICULAR

(Terri) I have candles in the room now. yes

(JVP) IT IS HER. I WILL TELL YOU JUST RECENTLY PASSED OR COMING UP IS THE ANNIVERSAY, ANNIVERSARY OF PASSING.

(Terri) no

(JVP) WHOSE ANNIVERSARY

(JVP) IS IT THE LADY WHO SHE WOULD BE WITH? A GRANDMOTHER FEELING
TERRI

(Terri) nothing is coming to me

(JVP) DID YOU JUST RECENTLY HAVE A DREAM OF HER?

(Terri) I've been having a lot of dreams lately.

(JVP) AND DO YOU HAVE A MAKEUP BOX ON A DRESSER?

(Terri) can't remember one of her. I have a jewelry box

(JVP) WAS THERE ALSO A MISCARRIAGE BEFORE THIS CHILD WAS BORN?

(Terri) yes

(JVP) I REALLY FEEL IT IS HER. SHE TELLS ME SHE GOES IN THAT BOX ON THE DRESSER.

(Terri) I play in my make up a lot.

(JVP) THERE IS A LIPSTICK RIGHT THERE. YOU WERE LOOKING A LOT IN THE BOX ON THE DRESSER RECENTLY SHE SAYS TO ME

(Terri) yes.  I was looking for certain earrings

(JVP) I ALSO WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT A SMALL DOG IN YOUR HOUSE???

(Terri) yes

(JVP) THE DOG SEES HER AND PLAYS WITH HER.

(Terri) I dream about the dog a lot

(JVP)THE DOG BARKS A LOT SHE IS TELLING ME.

(Terri) he used to...he's old

(JVP) YOU KNOW SHE IS IN GOOD HANDS. ALSO THE NAME OF ANN
COMES. NOT SURE WHOSE SIDE THIS IS ON........MIGHT EVEN BE WITH HUSBAND.

(Terri) wow...he just sat near me (husband)

(JVP) GOOD ASK.

(Terri) his moms aunt

(JVP) SHE IS GIVING LOVE. ALSO, DO YOU HAVE A ROOM WITH WALL PAPER?

(Terri) yes.  kitchen

(JVP) I AM TOLD THAT THERE IS A CORNER OF THE WALLPAPER WHICH IS FOLDING DOWN

(Terri) yes

(JVP) UP ON THE TOP. YOUR DAUGHTER SHOWS ME THIS AND LAUGHS AT IT
AND SHOWS ME KEEPING NEWSPAPERS CLOSE BY THERE.

(Terri) yes, why does she find it funny?

(JVP) SHE SAYS THAT YOU ARE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT CHANGING IT,
AND YOU HAVE NOT.........SHE DOESN'T GET WHY YOU TALK ABOUT IT AND DON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.

(Terri) I'm lazy

(JVP)YOUR LIVES ARE TOO BUSY........SHE SAYS. YOU UNDERSTAND YES?

(Terri) mine is

(JVP) NUMBERS ALL AROUND YOUR HUSBAND

(Terri) yes, I understand

(JVP) DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT THIS IS WHAT SHE SHOWS ME

(Terri) yes, I understand the numbers.

(JVP) SHE SAID (FUNNY) HIS HEAD IS SO FULL OF NUMBERS HE HAS NO ROOM TO FILL IT WITH ANYTHING ELSE. HHHHHHHAAAAAAAAA

(Terri) I understand that comment completely.

(JVP) ALSO I WANT YOU TO CHECK THE KITCHEN FLOOR......LOOKS LIKE A TILE PIECE IS MISSING.....SMALL PIECE OF THE CORNER OF ONE.

(Terri) That is correct

(JVP) AN IT IS TWO TONED

(Terri) Yes it is. Why does she like the kitchen so much?

(JVP) THERE IS A LADY WHO I BELIEVE IS A GRANDMOTHER, I BELIEVE ON MOTHER’S SIDE BUT NOT SURE.

(Terri) With her you mean?

(JVP) SHE MAKE THINGS WITH HER HANDS.....WITH FABRIC...CHRISTMAS.
WEIRD........SHOWING ME STUFFING THINGS WITH FABRIC....CLOTH

(Terri) I didn't know my grandmothers very well

(JVP) ASK PLEASE. ONE MORE THING...WOULD YOU PLEASE GET RID OF THE CLOTHES IN A BOX WHICH HAS BEEN MEANT TO GO. UNDERSTAND???

(Terri) I understand that completely, yes, I do.

(JVP) THANK YOU !!!!!!!!  God BLESS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! KNOW SHE IS AROUND ALL THE TIME......FLOWERS

(Terri) thanks :)

(JVP) THINK OF HER AND YES.............SHE IS YOUR LITTLE ANGEL
PEACE. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE. LOVE AND LIGHT...........

Thursday, July 17, 2014

testing


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Latest project

What happens when you have a lot of half skeins and a lot of ribbon yarns in a certain color???
You mix it and match it and knit til you cant knit anymore.











And you end up with:
It's a work in progress...and I'm bored with it already, but it really is going to be a pretty shawl.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Diane Lockharts sweater

I saw this sweater on The Good Wife and I must have it.  How does one find out where TV shows get their clothing?

blog repost

Years ago I had an office in a quaint little area and one of my business neighbors was Mercedes.  She owned an amazing yarn store.  I was heartbroken when it closed.  In fact, most of my yarn I own I got from her closing sale.

Recently our paths crossed and now I follow her on twitter and her amazing blog.  She posted this link from a blogger friend of hers and it sums up perfectly the importance of knitting. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ravelry dot com

I've been a member of Ravelry for about a year and just recently started utilizing it.  WOW!  It took me a while to get the hang of it but once I began to enter my stash in, I saw that it would link to projects hundreds of others made using that exact same yarn and the pattern if they added that.

So now I am so excited about emptying my stash out!  I'm just up to 15 of my yarns added (about 1/3 of my total) and put them in my "que" folder.  This is so organized I should get my stash gone in about 2 years.  I'm just so excited!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Finished the booties!

I conquered my fear of 3D projects!  I used the Shamrock MaryJane pattern and learned a new stitch, the Half double Chain Decrease, and finished it before the deadline!! 

I'm so proud of myself.  The first one on the right I made while Andrew had his wisdom teeth removed.  I was afraid to make the one on the left because it HAD to match.  No improvising or missing a stitch.  It had to be the exact same.  Although it is not...the first one is more pointed and the second one is more rounded, I don't think it will matter when on a baby foot.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Baby Cap and Booties

A weird thing happened last month.  Someone on Facebook asked me to make a baby cap and booties for her niece who is arriving in June.  Nothing strange about that, but it's someone I'm not too sure how I know.  I don't know her in the real world.  She also follows me on Twitter and comments on a few of the knitting projects I'd like to make.  She offered to pay me for the yarn I purchased, but as I have yarn everywhere in my house I told her I probably had something around here and she could pay me for the cost of the yarn.  I found 4 skeins of sinfonia yarn in lilac and one in cream so I used that.  Out of one skein I made 2 caps and a pair of booties and the little flowers

So I chose this pattern from Garnstudio.com for the cap and this one for solid lilac booties with some cream picot crochet trim. Sorry I don't have a cute baby to use as a model.  You will just have to make do with my hand :)



Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lap Blankets

One thing I learned from watching Knitty Gritty, when it used to be on TV, was that it is fun to make things from scraps of left-over yarn.  People tend to stick to colors that are in the same color scheme.

With this in mind, I took a lot of my left-overs and decided that men don't need Prayer Shawls, but a nice lap blanket would be nice.  I had a few skeins of a mixed color beige and every few inches, I would add a row of solid color.  The beige is just knitted in garter stitch and the solid color is stockingette.  You can see the results and I think they are beautiful!  Instead of adding a cross charm in the corner, I thought it would be nice to just sew a cross in the corner.  I thought the picot trim was a nice touch.  I've made 2 of them, and may have enough to make one more. 

Charleston Ghost Adventure (a.k.a., my brothers wedding)

In October 2004, my brother got married in Charleston.  Now, it's just not right to go to Charleston for the first time and just spend 2 days there.  So we decided to go a few days early with my sister's family.  I did an extensive internet search about all the haunted restaurants, tours, hotels.

So we left Birmingham after work on Wednesday, and spent the night on the NE side of Atlanta.  We typically like to break up our trip.  Andrew was of course, excited about ghost hunting.  My niece on the other hand, was being all prissy girl about it. We spent the night in Augusta at the Jameson Inn and all she did was whine about ghosts and being scared. Andrew only wanted to see Fort Sumpter. 

Around noon on Thursday, we checked into the Indigo Inn.  The six of us shared a room only on Thurs night.  My brother made reservations for the bridal party for Fri-Sun only and only our room was available, so Sue, Steve and Elizabeth stayed with us.  As we were unpacking our belongings, my niece was refusing to go to Poogan's Porch, a haunted restaurant.  Andrew was talking non-stop about going to Fort Sumpter.  He didn't understand why we couldn't go immediately and why he had to wait til Saturday to go.  As we left the Inn, Andrew and I were arguing.  I told him that we were on a budget an I didn't know how much food would cost until we ate a few meals, and once I knew how to budget our food, we could talk about going to Ft. Sumpter.  Phillip had picked up a brochure in the lobby and Andrew saw it and said, "It only costs $10 a person to go to the Fort."  I told him to shut up about it, and he said, "If granddaddy were here, he'd give me $20 so me and daddy could go and leave you here."  Just as Andrew said that, a $20 bill blew up against Andrew's leg.  Granddaddy passed away the year before and he and Andrew were very, very close.  They always talked about Civil War and WWII stories.  Ft. Sumpter was where the first battle occurred, starting the Civil War.   I just looked at Phillip and said, "I guess you are going to the Fort."

As we walked down the beautiful streets, we saw Poogan's Porch.  A quaint building with a small statue of a dog out front.  Elizabeth was no longer scared.  She wanted to eat at a place that may be haunted by a cute little doggie.  I didn't tell her the real hauntings, but the wait staff told us many stories of ghosts in the kitchen.  We didn't see any ghosts there, but I had a good feeling about this trip.  And now, the kids were totally on board with ghost hunting.

General Beauregards House:
When we finished our meal, we then went down to the Battery Park.  On the way there, we passed General Beaurgards house.  Andrew wanted to go inside since he saw a Civil War dressed people inside giving tours.  We wanted to get to the Park before it got dark, so took a picture so we would remember where the house was.  That night we went on a Revolutionary/Civil War Ghost Tour.  As we walked across the street of the Beauregard home, we were told the house is now privately owned, but people have seen ghosts of the General and his troops looking out the windows of the home.  That is what  Andrew saw.   When we got back to Birmingham and had the film developed, the one of the Beauregard House had these mysterious sunlight rays on them.  The photo was taken around 3 in the afternoon, but it looks like sunset with orange/reddish hues. 

Smoke in the Room
Thurs night, I could not go to sleep because our room had a slight smell of cigarette smoke.  On Friday, Sue, Steve and Elizabeth moved into their room.  The smoke smell was getting stronger, although no one else could smell it but me.  Housekeeping had changed the sheets, but the smell was even stronger.  I couldn't take the smell any longer so went down to the lobby to request another room.  The manager told me that the entire Inn was smoke-free and that it was not possible for the room to smell of smoke.  It was so bad Fri night that I could not sleep.  Phillip and Andrew said I was crazy.  Saturday was spent running around doing wedding things...hair, nails, etc.  Sue and I were sitting on a park bench Saturday night and she started talking about Aunt Grace.  I had been to see her twice over the summer, hoping she would tell me things about my biological grandmother, because they were best friends, but she wouldn't tell me anything because incriminating Margaret would also incriminate Aunt Grace.  She never told me anything.  Sue said she needed to send Uncle Charlie a gift card to Outback because all Aunt Grace wanted and the ONLY thing that made her happy was when she ate a Blooming Onion.  Sue said she would get one when we got home and I needed to give her Aunt Graces address.  We made fun of Aunt Grace because she had smoked so much of her life, that it was impossible for her to stop.  She had 1/2 of one lung removed and a portion of the other, but the doctors said the withdrawal of cigarettes would most likely kill her, so she continued to smoke non-stop.  Her house reeked of cigarette smell and I didn't like visiting her for too long.  I told Sue that my room smelled just like Aunt Grace's house. 

Sunday morning, we all gathered in the patio area for brunch.  Mom was crying, as she had been most of the weekend.  I thought it was because she was upset that her golden child was marrying someone she didn't like and that Wendy was pregnant.  It turns out Aunt Grace had died and  mom had gotten the call just as they were packing the car to come to Charleston and mom was upset that she could not attend the funeral.  Sue and I agree that it was Aunt Grace visiting me and I still smell her from time to time.  I think her soul left some unsettled business with me.


The Ghost Sweater

Wow..there's an orb on the sweater
This is my favorite ghost story.  October is a strange month for weather.  In the South, transitional months are fickle, so we watched the weather until the moment we pulled out of the driveway.  Saturday night was supposed to be 82 at sundown.  So I took one of my favorite dresses.  Of course, when we checked it again on Friday, it was predicted to be 65.  Did you notice my dress is sleeveless?  Sue and I kept talking about popping into a Gap or something to get a black cardigan during our adventures.  We went into a few stores but couldn't find a cardigan, so I purchased a shawl-type thing and a brooch. Friday night after dinner and the ghost tour, Sue and I sat down on a bench to chat.  I think the boys were looking at tombstones.  We were talking about how dysfunctional our family is, how mom was having a difficult time time with me putting together her biological family, etc.  We stood up to walk back to the Inn, and Sue says I forgot my sweater.  I didn't have a sweater, but next to me on the bench was a black cardigan sweater with pearl buttons and it still had the tags on it.  It was exactly what I was looking for that day, and was my size.  I know that sweater was NOT there when I first sat down because I brushed off the bench before we sat down.  We call it the Ghost Sweater and I still wear it.

The Prostitute killer
 Okay, this next story Phillip doesn't even believe, but until my dying day I will swear it is true.  We went on an Adult Ghost Tour.  It was mostly about erotic murders, whore houses, etc.  We went to this one House of Prostitution.  There was a man who murdered the young prostitutes and was hanged.  That night, I had this vision.  It wasn't a dream, it was different and it was real.  I woke up around 5 am and went back to sleep, but I wasn't asleep.  I floated out of our room and down the staircase.  There was this man dressed in 1800's style clothes.  He was very angry.  He looked at me and said he needed to talk to me because I could hear him and others could not.  He told me there was no hell, that earth is hell.  He said he cannot leave earth.  I told him when he sees a light, he needs to go into it.  He said his punishment is not being able to see the light and that every day he has to see women but he cannot touch them.  That is his hell.  He said that when he saw me at the dance studio the night before (that is what the house of protitution became in the early 1900's).   He would watch the little girls dance and try to touch them but couldn't.  That is his hell and he was angry about it.  He freaked me out and I zoomed back to our room.  I swear I communicated with him.

Then we had the typical ghostly things...orbs in photos, hearing people talk outside our room when no one was there, etc.  Many of Steve's photos have orbs in them.  Especially the ones taken in the basement prison.

Charleston is one freaky  town, and I can't wait to go back.  I'll write about our New Orleans haunted hotel room tomorrow.