Monday, January 30, 2006


So here we go. Thanks to the odd ball, I have my subject for today.

It's the tag of fours.

Four jobs you've had in your life.

1. Swing manager at a fast food joint. The swing shift was low manager on totem.

2. Summer student at an art gallery

3. Coffee shop lady in attendance.

4.Health food store worker. I actually med DH while working here. He said that I was the best thing he ever picked up there.

Four Movies you could watch over and over again.

This is a hard one for me. So I will go with movies I have watched more than 6 times.

1. Men with Brooms.

2. About a Boy

3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

4. Finding Nemo ( this one courtesy of baby N)

Four Places you have Lived.

This will be boring.

1. Lincoln,N.B.

2. Fredericton ,N.B.

That's it. Pathetic,eh?

Four Places you have been on Vacation

1. Cambrige, London, Devon, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, England

2.Glasgow, Edinburgh,Stirling, Highlands, Scotland

3. Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine

4. Skiff Lake, N.B.

Four Places You Want To Visit.

1. New Zealand

2. Newfoundland


4. Australia

Four websites you visit daily.

Sorry guys, my browser doesn't let me do that auto link thing. Unless I am doing it all wrong. Entirely possible.

2. Washington post

3. watchers web funny farm

4. oddball knittery( don't you feel special Kate)

Four things on the floor/trunk of your car.

1.Snow brush


3.chocolate bar wrapers

4.dirt/snow/ice/water/sand/mud depending on the time of year. I have kids, right. Kids=Dirt.

Four people I am tagging.

Well, actually , most of the people that I know who blog have already done this, and I don't think that it is a polite thing to tag people you don't know, ( kind of like sending chain mail letters to names picked out of the phone book, which I once did in a bid of desperation back in the days when snail mail was the norm and I was still afraid to break the chain) so there is only one person that I will tag and he will have to count as four.

1-4. Broken Joe

And here is a little bit of fun for those of you who have not yet seen it. I am a hornbeam and It seems quite accurate. And even if you don't perceive your self to be like your tree, maybe others do.

Have fun

Find your birthday and then find the definition of your tree. This is
really cool and somewhat accurate. Then send it to all you friends, so
they can find out what tree they fell from, but don't forget to change the
subject line to your tree.

Dec 23 to Jan 01 - Apple Tree
Jan 01 to Jan 11 - Fir Tree
Jan 12 to Jan 24 - Elm Tree
Jan 25 to Feb 03 - Cypress Tree
Feb 04 to Feb 08 - Poplar Tree
Feb 09 to Feb 18 - Cedar Tree
Feb 19 to Feb 28 - Pine Tree
Mar 01 to Mar 10 - Weeping Willow Tree
Mar 11 to Mar 20 - Lime Tree
Mar 21 (only) - Oak Tree
Mar 22 to Mar 31 - Hazelnut Tree
Apr 01 to Apr 10 - Rowan Tree
Apr 11 to Apr 20 - Maple Tree
Apr 21 to Apr! 30 - Walnut Tree
May 01 to May 14 - Poplar Tree
May 15 to May 24 - Chestnut Tree
May 25 to June 03 - Ash Tree
June 04 to June 13 - Hornbeam Tree
June 14 to June 23 -! Fig tree e
Jun 24 (only) - Birch Tree
Jun 25 to Jul 04 - Apple Tree
Jul 05 to Jul 14 - Fir Tree
Jul 15 to Jul 25 - Elm Tree
Jul 26 to Aug 04 - Cypress Tree
Aug 05 to Aug 13 - Poplar Tree
Aug 14 to Aug 23 - Cedar Tree
Aug 24 to Sep 02 - Pine Tree
Sep 03 to Sep 12 - Weeping Willow Tree
Sep 13 to Sep 22 - Lime Tree
Sep 23 (only) - Olive Tree
Sep 24 to Oct 03 - Hazelnut Tree
Oct 04 to Oct 13 - Rowan Tree
Oct 14 to Oct 23 - Maple Tre! e
Oct 24 to Nov 11 - Walnut Tree
Nov 12 to Nov 21 - Chestnut Tree
Nov 22 to Dec 01 - Ash Tree
Dec 02 to Dec 11 - Hornbeam Tree
Dec 12 to Dec 21 - Fig Tree
Dec 22 (only) - Beech Tree

YOUR TREE MEANS : (in alphabetical order)

Apple Tree (the Love) -- quiet and shy at times,lots of charm, appeal,
and attraction, pleasant attitude, flirtatious smile, adv enturous,
sensitive, loyal in love, wants to love and be loved, faithful and tender
partner, very generous, many talents, loves children, needs affectionate

Ash Tree (the Ambition) -- extremely attractive, vivacious, impulsive,
demanding, does not care for criticism, ambitious, intelligent, talented,
likes to play with fate, can be very
egotistic, reliable, restless lover, sometimes money rules over the
heart, demands attention, needs love and much emotional support.

Beech Tree (the Creative) -- has good taste,concerned about its looks,
materialistic! , good organization of lif and career, economical, good
leader, takes no unnecessary risks, reasonable, splendid lifetime
companion, keen on keeping fit (diets, sports, etc.).

Birch Tree (the inspiration) -- vivacious, attractive, elegant,
friendly, unpretentious, modest, does not like anything in excess, abhors
the vulgar, loves life in nature and in calm, not very passionate, full of
imagination, little ambition, creates a calm and content atmosphere.

Cedar Tree (the Confidence! ) -- of rare strength,
knows how to adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not inthe
least shy, tends
to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often
impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious,
healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick

Chestnut Tree (the Honesty) -- of unusual stature, impressive,
well-developed sense of justice, fun to be around, a planner, born
diplomat, can be irritated easily, sensitive of others feelings, hard
worker, sometimes acts superior, feels not understood at times, fiercely
family oriented, very loyal in love, physically fit.

Cypress Tree (the Faithfulness) -- strong, muscular, adaptable, takes
what life has to give but doesn't necessarily like it, strives to be
content, optimistic, wants to be financially independent, wants love and
affection, hates loneliness, passionate lover which cannot be satisfied,
faithful, quick-tempered at times, can be unruly and careless, loves to
gain knowledge, needs to be needed.

Elm Tree (the Noble-mindedness) -- pleasant shape,tasteful clothes,
modest demands, tends not to forgive mistakes, cheerful, likes to lead
but not to obey, honest and faithful partner,
likes making decisions for others, noble-minded, generous, good sense of
humor, practical.

Fig Tree (the Sensibility) -- very strong minded, a bit self-willed,
honest, loyal, independent, hates contradiction or arguments, hard worker
when wants to be, loves life and friends, enjoys children and animals,
few sexual relationships, great sense of humor, has artistic ta! lent and
great intelligence.

Fir tree (the Mysterious) -- extraordinary taste, handles stress well,
loves anything beautiful, stubborn, tends to care for those close to them,
hard to trust others, yet a socialbutterfly, likes idleness and laziness
after long demanding hours at work, rather modest, talented, unselfish,
many friends, very reliable.

Hazelnut Tree (the Extraordinary) -- charming, sense of humor, very
demanding but can also be very understanding,knows how to make a lasting
impression, active fighter for social causes and politics, popular, quite
moody, sexually oriented, honest, a perfectionist, has a precise sense of
judgment and expects complete fairness.

Hornbeam Tree (the Good Taste) -- of cool beauty, cares for its looks
and condition, good taste, is not egoistic, makes life as comfortable as
possible, leads a reasonable and disciplined life, looks for kindness and
acknowledgment in an emotional partner, dreams of unusual lovers, is
seldom happy with its feelings, mistrusts most people, is never sure of
its decisions, very conscientious.

Lime Tree (the Doubt) -- inte lligent, hard working, accepts what life
dishes out, but not before trying to change bad circumstances into good
ones, hates fighting and stress, enjoys getaway vacations, may appear
tough, but is actually soft and relenting, always willing to make
sacrifices for family and friends, has many talents but not always enough
time to use them, can become a complainer, great leadership qualities, is
jealous at times butextremely loyal.

Maple Tree (Independence of Mind) -- no ordinary person, full of
imagination and orig! inality, shy and reserved, ambitio! us, proud,
self-confident, hungers for new experiences, sometimes nervous, has many
complexities, good memory, learns easily, complicated love life, wants to

Oak Tree (the Brave) -- robust nature, courageous, strong, unrelenting,
independent, sensible, does not like change, keeps its feet on the ground,
person of action.

Olive Tree (the Wisdom) -- loves sun, warmth and kind feelings,
reasonable, balanced, avoids aggression and violence, tolerant, cheerful,
calm, well-developed sense of justice, sensitive, empathetic, free of
jealousy, loves to read andthe company of sophisticated people.

Pine Tree (the Peacemaker) -- loves agreeable company, craves peace and
harmony, loves to help others, active imagination, likes to write poetry,
not fashion conscious, great compassion, friendly to all, falls strongly
in love but will leave if betrayed or lied to, emotionally soft, humble,
needs affection and reassurance.

Poplar Tree (the Uncertainty) -- looks very decorative, talented, not
very self-con! fident, extremely courageous if necessary, needs goodwill
and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity,
great artistic nature, good organizer, tends to lean toward philosophy,
reliable in any situation, takes partnership seriously.

Rowan Tree (the Sensitivity) -- full of charm, cheerful, gifted without
egoism, likes to draw attention, loves life, motion, unrest, and even
complications, is both dependent and independent, good taste, artistic,
passionate, emotional, good company, does not forgive.

Walnut Tree (the Passion) -- unrelenting, strange and full of
contrasts, often egotistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected
reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and
uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious
strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromise.

Weeping Willow (the Melancholy) --likes to be stress free, loves family
life, full of hopes and dreams,attractive, very empathetic, loves
anything beautiful, musically inclined,loves to travel to exotic places,
restless, capricious, honest, can be influenced but is not easy to live
with when pressured, sometimes demanding, good intuition, suffers in love
until they find that one loyal, steadfast partner; loves to make others


Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

Yes, I feel special special.

I cheated with yours. I subscribed to your feed with BlogLines.

jackie said...

WHo? What? How?

What are you talking about? and how do you do it? Technologically chalenged minds want to know.

Yeah, yeah, I know. I can't spell worth shit.

'Zann said...

On a reciprocal visit - loved your needlefelted balls and that hand! How did you do that???? It's so cool...

jackie said...

The ball (same ball, different views) was an excersise in embelishment that I did because I ultimatly wanted to embelish my hand. Basically it is small bit of coloured wool,(in my case, hand dyed merino) slowly needle felted into pleasing shapes and swirls. I suggest that anyone trying this should use a base that is a colour that complements the colours that you are using to embelish or at least blends in. That way you are not chasing the white spaces that are popping up all over the ball.

As for the hand, I started out with a hank of fleece from our local yarn mill, Briggs and Little, and started poking it into the shape of a hand. I added where I needed more, like the large pad around the base of the thumb, and the knuckles on the back of the hand. It is really quite firm. There is probaby about 1/3 to 1/2 of a pound of fleece in the finished hand.