Thursday, November 30, 2006

Denise posted this on her blog and I dived in and now I'm waiting for some art!! :) So in the fun of it it goes:
"The first five people to respond to this post (via the comments section) will get some form of art made by me. The only catch, of course: as with most memes, if you sign up, you have to put this in your own blog as well."
After I see your comments email me your address and when I get a chance I'll mail your goodie off. It may be beadwork, it may be a knitted item, it may be a sewn item, it may be a rubber stamped item... I just don't know yet! If you're in the knitting group here in Manchvegas, you'll get it hand delivered next Wednesday.
SO.........who's the first 5 to comment??
I'll be posting some pictures tomorrow of my fingerless mitts and my sock blocker keychain I worked on at "knitting practice" the other night.
Happy Thursday!!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

You Are Pumpkin Pie

Even when people are full - they make room for you.
Good or bad, your smell is most likely to arouse a man.

How fun. I got this off of Heather's blog. Too cute! Glad to know people make room for me. And as far as arousing a ok... that could be a good thing I guess **Grin**

Nothing new on the knitting needles. I just don't know what to do next. I made some fingerless mitts, I'll get a picture tomorrow in the sun and post them. I just don't know what to make next. Maybe I'll just get the sewing machine out until Wednesday night. I'll go to "knitting practice" and see what I can dive into there.

On the potty training scene. Nathan is rockin' right along and has almost emptied the first bag of suckers (a.k.a. lollipops) for his peeing efforts!! Every time he finishes peeing he says "I get a sucker!" and I say "Yes you do!" and I let him pick his color! A couple times he's even said he needs to call Mom-mom and Pop-pop because he pee'd. They are wonderful and make a BIG deal out of it over the phone to him! He's growing up too fast!

Yesterday was the Christmas parade here in town. A big deal apparently!! I didn't know there were that many people here in Manchester! The streets were packed!! Jacob got to walk in the parade with his cub scout pack! He was super excited, and Brent, Nathan and I walked with him, handing out candy and such! Take a look at this cutie!

This is a picture of Jacob holding his candy ready with other tiger cubs (who I cropped out, not my kids so I don't wanna show them with out permission) to hand out the candy! He did a great job and did not complain ONCE during the long walk (for little legs).

Friday, November 24, 2006

2006.... First New Hampshire Thanks Giving....
My ratings on the day.... a 10 baby!!
We went to a fellow knitters house, Heather, and celebrated Thanksgiving with her and her husband Jim, 2 children, her mother and brother and sister! The food was very good, or as a NH person might say, "WICKED AWESOME" (I'm catching on here)
Later in the evening, her husbands family started showing up, and bless little Nathan, He just went up and hugged Jim's Father. It was the most precious thing! And it warmed my heart and made me feel good that he just picked him up and loved him back, as if he was one of his own grandchildren. I love people like that!!! But that moment also made me reaaalllllly miss my family! This is the first Thanksgiving I've ever missed with my family. But I think I did well all day and just knowing the boys had a BLAST made the day even better.
So a BIG BLOGGY THANK YOU to Heather and Jim! You guys made our Thanksgiving wonderful and made us feel so welcome!! We appreciate your hospitality! ( and the left over turkey sammich today was "wicked awesome" tee hee)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy day before Thanksgiving. We are staying here in NH for Thanksgiving and we've been invited over to a knitting friends house, Heather, to share Thanksgiving with them! I'm very excited!! She has a son the same age as my Jacob. I told Jacob this and he got very excited!!! I just hope she hides her yarn stash because 1. I know it's bigger than mine, and 2. I don't want Brent to know how crazy and outta control yarn can get! LOL

AND GUESS WHAT!! I have a finished project!! Yes I do!! That lovely goblin yarn is now on my HAPPY FEET! SO COZY!! Take a look!

I am very happy with how they turned out!! I bought the yarn off Etsy from Handspun and Dyed Too. Check her out, she has some pretty yarn!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Wow!! Has it really been a year?! A whole flipping year?!?!?!
Today is the date I got laid off last year from my job of 9 years.
I am happy!
I can't believe I made it a whole year as a stay at home mom and only two emergency room visits!! OK OK one was not my kid but my nephew. He cracked his head on the boys bunk bed and had to go get stitches. And then Nathan's visit to the ER for his broken leg. So I think I'm doing pretty good! LOL
Gina's 3rd podcast is online! Check it out. She references my southern accent LOL!!
No pictures to show today.
Happy Birthday HEATHER!!! Have fun at Disneyland.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Below is a scarf I received from a swap. The gal that sent to me is from Iceland! I thought that was cool! It's Wool and has a sheep bone on it for a button.

Below are a pair of slippers I knitted up. Started last night and finished today.. Nathan's little shoe is beside it so you can see how it felted. I think they are too cute! You had to use 3 strands to knit with and I didn't have enough of one color for the tops of the slippers so I used three! I love how it came out! :)

And I really like this song:

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Extreme Knitting: Get your Horse racing goggles, yarn and needles and GET KNITTIN'!!! Nathan is holding the Edgar scarf from that I finished this past week. Isn't Nathan just funny with his knitting gear!
Here is my Entrelac Pillow Case....well...the top of it. I have to make the rest of the pillow sometime. I want to try the Lady Elenor out of Scarf Style. Take a look at this blog and you'll see this gal did an AMAZING JOB!!! I'm so jealous! I showed it to my mother and I may be busy making two!!! Might just have to put the socks away for awhile. :) Above are some coasters I made for some friends for their birthday. Hope they like them. I have one I keep at my computer desk and use. It's nice.
And this is a coin purse that I made. Those are my neices and nephew. It's going to be a Christmas gift for my Sister in law... Hope she doesn't read this blog entry... don't even know if she knows I blog.
I've been meaning to post this stuff since Friday, but the boys have been playing games online a lot. Nathan has even figured out how to finally use the mouse!!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

How Well Can You Park??
Happy Tuesday!!

Nathan pee'd in the potty yesterday!!!!!!!! I'm so proud of him!!


Monday, November 06, 2006

I had wonderful weekend away with some wonderful gals!! Lots of Knitting, eatting and oh the stories!! I took a dive and tried to learn Entrelac. So I started a pillow cover in Entrelac. I really think I need to go back to Grand View be cause I sat down today and it alllllll looks foreign to me... I don't even know where I am on the silly thing! I'm trying to finish it off so I can make it into a pillow. Jacob has already tried to claim it, but I told him back off, it's not even off the needles!! Ha ha. Below is me, happy I'm understanding how it's working (wish you could see me now, I'm soooo confused!) (picture by Gaye)
This is my little work area and my Entrelac, Mtn. Dew, Water, TEQUILA BALLS (yum) and otherLooking down the table to my right I could see Caroline's sock in progress, Heather's sweater and Amy's hat and yes CHOCOLATE!! Pass some down to our end of the table please!
Here you see Gina's blue sweater, Laurin's wrist warmer, and Lisa's (knitting virgin) first ever scarf! She did a great job and practically finished her first skein that weekend!!!
This is me outside the Grand View Lodge. That Mountian behind me was the same mountian I could see to my room window too! Beautiful!

Thanks girls for a FAB Weekend!! If you want to see more pictures and stories check out these girls, I'm sure they'll have blackmail pictures and stories up soon too:


Friday, November 03, 2006

Tonight I am off for a weekend with some of the Manchvegas Knitting (& Crocheting) Gals!! I have my "treats" to take with me to share!! Let's just say it involves some Tequila!! yeah baby!
So until next week.....Have a wonderful weekend! And here is a fun tutorial, by my friend Heather, for something quick and easy (maybe). As Carol would say, "Shut up and make Art!"

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Big thanks to my friend, Heather for the updated blog header!! I just started feeling that the other title was tooooooo long so I asked her to shorten it. The name reflects my etsy shop too, so I can be one person all the time. Now if you know me, no comments on my multiple personalities LOL!

Cubscouts and Knitting tonight! woohoo!!