Friday, January 18, 2008

Turkey - Not just for Thanksgiving anymore.....

We had a brilliant visit to Turkey over the Christmas holidays! Below are some pictures of Pamukkale with it's white cliffs and Roman ruins during our 2-day excursion.

Our hotel room in Pamukkale was not without charm. We were given a room with two separate beds and the bedside table was bolted to the wall between them. I approached reception after 3 cocktails and explained that we had a boyfriend/girlfriend room and was it possible to have a husband/wife room??? She said, "oh! you want a french bed." It made me feel naughty and exotic all at the same time! This was the sign on the inside of our door:
Speaking of signs, here was the sign over the door to the dining room. We finally found her! I've been waiting to see "Mary" all my life ;)

On the trip back to the seaside, we stopped at a rug factory, where they demonstrated spinning and knotting the wool. I nearly choked at the sight of a real Turkish spindle spinning wool by a Turkish hand - cool!!! They were miffed at my enthusiasm for the spindle over any of their rugs(even though the picture is embarrassingly blurry, you can see the grin on the lady's face) and wanted so badly to sell me anything, that they offered me her spindle for 200 Euros -shah!)

Here is the room for spinning silk!

In the end, we bought some cool cushion covers and I was to remain empty handed on the yarnie/spinner side of things. Until, we visited the city of Antalya (here-after known as The Official Acrylic paradise!). I'm hunting up pictures of my shopping adventure. More soon.......

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Guilt-Ridden Post

I have so much to update about, but so little time (living in Florida for work, looking for a decent used car (big laugh there!) staying with my sister in our New Combined Yarn Studio Where I Sleep, attending a family Thanksgiving for the first time in 4 years and all sorts of stuff). Until my brain functions enough to allow me some time to type, entertain yourself with pictures of Erika in her new Tofutsies Sockies that she got for Christmas from The Best Aunt in the World and a photo from my Mom (not OF my Mom, just from my Mom).

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Pre-Christmas Party Dance Night

I'm starting to like this new job :)

p.s. since the movie's ending drove me nuts, I went out and bought the Golden Compass trilogy and I have to recommend it whole-heartedly.