Saturday, August 25, 2007

Long post here...might wanna grab a drink. And don't forget to check the mini-contest at the bottom of the blog!! Ya gotta do it!
So I've finished the knitting part of the Bar Harbor Shell bag. I have felted the bag and I cord handles (thank you Gina! She knit one of the i cords for me) Now to line it (I think) and attach the handles...I think. I say I think because I had a dream about the handles last night. I was in a car with Donna (blogless sadly) and Heather and we were talking about the bag and handles. Donna had found some CUTE handles...$40 for the pair!!!!!!! Ack In your dreams (or rather mine!)!! You're kidding..can you say HELLO I-CORD HANDLE!!!??? Below is the bag after felting.

It has also been a not so fun end of the week for Mr. Bean. Poor Nathan...this kid is going to grow up to be so dang tough with all he is going through!! This week we've been battling the "itchies". He has had an allergic reaction to something. The pharmacist says, "All I can offer is my sympathy." And he suggested oatmeal baths too. Nathan's been a trooper. When he starts itching he ask for a bath and then the calamine lotion. Let's hope this leaves soon, poor little tyke! Please send Nathan "get well" vibes!!I also had a FUN mail day yesterday! BEADS!! yes I said Beads...Just as good as Yarn!! I know Manchgirls...don't gasp and swoon, I'm not leaving ya'll!! This was from a Beads For Birthday program I signed up for on All About Beads. My mystery pal sent me all these goodies!! I've already put the orange beads to action for Mamarox's Beaded Face swap!! Thank you mystery pal!!! :) There were also some knitting accessories that didn't make the picture! I was so excited about them they went in my knitting bag quickly so I didn't lose them. And finally a game.... Sonya tagged me so I guess I should play :) Looks like Fun!
SCATTERGORIES ... and it's harder than it looks!
Here are the rules:
* Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions.
* They MUST be real places, names, things ... NOTHING made up!
* If you can't think of anything, skip it.
* You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
* If your name happens to start with the same letter as mine, sorry, but you can't use my answers!
My name: Lora
1. Famous Singer/Band: Lyle Lovett
2. Four letter word: Love
3. Street: Lowell Rd.
4. Color: Lavender
5. Gifts/Presents: Lingerie
6. Vehicle: Lamborghini
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop:
8. Boy Name: Luke (thank you Amber)
9. Girl Name: Lacey (thanks again Amber) haha
10. Movie Title: Little Miss Sunshine
11. Drink: Long Island Iced Tea
12. Occupation: Lab Technician
13. Celebrity: Lisa Kudrow
14. Magazine: Ladies Home Journal
15. U.S. City: Louisville!!
16. Pro Sports Teams: The Lions (Detroit)
17. Fruit: Lemon
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Low Battery in Clock
19. Something You Throw Away: Stuff
21. Cartoon Character: LuLu

Mini-contest!! Since I'm in the beading mood. Anyone who does this Scattagories game and leaves me a comment leading me to your blog to see that you've done it, I'll put your name in a hat for a drawing for a beaded Face pin. Since Sonya tagged me, she's already entered.


Sonya said...

Oh his back looks awful:(
I hope they go away soon.

Nathan don't scratch.

Loretta *skeeter* said...

POOR NATHAN!!!!!!!! :( i feel ya.. time to go thru everything individually and see what he's allergic to :(

COOL scattagories game and mini contest.. I'm entered now :)

Gigi said...

Oh, poor Nathan! I hope it is easy to figure out what he reacted to so he can NEVER have it again! Hang in there.

Love the bag (whichever handles it gets) and the contest! I'm in. =-D

NH Knitting Mama said...

Aw, poor Nathan... There is an oatmeal lotion out there, too - don't know if that will help if you're using the calomine already.

Julie said...

The aveeno oatmeal bath is great but in addition I'd add that the aveeno lotion that has some mint in it is also a bit helpful as is handmade mint soaps if you can find them anywhere- maybe a Whole Foods? Benedryl by mouth is what the allergist always recommended to me but it knocks me out so that I rarely take it.

For handles- I found some cute handles at Micheal's today for $5.99 that are a bit easier on the budget. Not as nice as those gorgeous leather handles I saw on Ravelry but still nice and I know they won't stretch. Tomorrow I'm going to try adding grommets to the bag and then attach the handles through those.

Marilee J. Layman said...

Lora, I don't know if there's an age limit for cortizone cream, but that works well for rashes. It does make skin a very tiny bit thinner, so if he already has skin problems, you shouldn't use it, of course.

Grace said...

Sorry to see that rash on Nathan, that does not look pleasant at all.

Okay... I'm in for the contest! I was lucky enough to receive your green pin last year. Which, by the way, provided the inspiration for the first pin I beaded up for this year.

I'll be posting pics later this weekend.

Loretta *skeeter* said...

post in response to NH knitting mama.. Lora.....I have used the oatmeal Lotion for Tina's Excema and it really helps with itching.. perhaps it would help with nathan :(

Tabitha said...

Bless his little heart momma! Give him extra hugs and kisses with that calamine and oatmeal!
LOVE the shell bag!
Check out the blog, I'm in!

beadbabe49 said...

This was fun! My blog is Beading at the Beach

The Lone Beader said...

I like the car you chose:)

Kiwi Ellen said...

OK you got me Lora LOL
Poor wee Nathan & what a trooper he is, I really hope he's feling better soon

janet said...

Found you from Beading at the Beach.
My web site is

Kiwi Ellen said...

Oh Lora I meant to comment on your very neat Bar Harbor Shell Bag, you really have become the diva of knitting.

& HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you & Brent - what a cool song!

Nichole said...

I hope he feels better soon ... poor kid... and to deal with it in this icky sticky heat too. :(
LOVE the bag - can't wait to see it felted! MUST. START. MINE.

Maggie R said...

Hi Lora,
I heard about "Scattergories" through Grace and decided it was time to try using my blog!!
So I have gone through all the questions and yes some of it was hard!!! but fun.
Thanks for brightening my day

SleepyEyes said...

Loving that bag!!! And many healing hugs to the little guy....oh, that looks so itchy!

lera said...

Poor little Nathan! That back looks terrible. I hope it heals quickly.

Sunni said...

Hi Lora, I just had to give that a try. My blog is Enchanted Wolf Beading..
That was fun,

Sue in western WA said...

Love the orange beads! What a great secret pal you have!

I'm playing along with Scattergories, also courtesy of Beading at the Beach. You can see my responses at

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Hi Lora, Grace's blog lead me to your contest... thanks for the fun game and OO, I'd love a chance to win one of your faces. :)

Loretta (Lora's Mom) said...

Hope Nathan is better today. Wish I could give him a hug. Sometimes a Mom-Mom's hug helps.

LMardenNH said...

I did the scattergories. It's tough with the handicap of having the same starting letter. My brain hurts.

LMardenNH said...

are the scratchies going away?

JoTee said...

Oh I sure hope the itchies are gone, that does not look comfortable at all.
I did the scattagories game & I must admit "J" is a very tough letter...yikes.

Joslyn - Wildspirit Tart said...

Oh poor Nathan. Hives are sooo itchy! Are you allowed to give him an antihistamine such as Claratyne? The thing is that the more he scratches, the worse it will get. Good luck you guys!

Thank you for the competition by the way. What fun! :)

star said...

awwww...poor little guy. i hope it's gotten better by now.
i took an oatmeal bath when i had a really bad sunburn and it did help alot!
scattergories is one of my favorite games! that and monopoly. my sister would get so sick and tired of me constantly suggesting those.
i posted my attempt on my blog. it was fun!