Thursday, February 21, 2008

Knit News...

I finished a really cute scarf this week. It was knitted on #3 needles in Paton's Grace and was very easy. I used the pattern from this book. I like the way one side passes through the other. It will be a gift. It was so easy I think I will make more for myself and daughters.

The socks are still waiting to be tackled. You see, I don't have a lot of knitting supplies and I need 2 pair of circular needles in different lengths. I had one chance to get to a store and buy them, but they didn't have them. So it has to wait for another chance to get to another store! I already have the yarn (thanks, ebay).

Speaking of lack of supplies, I needed double pointed needles for the scarf. I had none so I improvised with wooden skewers (you know for kabobs) and they were a perfect size 3! They were OK in a pinch, but I had to watch for splinters!

Boy, I can't wait to have the time and energy to get to my local yarn store!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sew - What's going on?

I've had a hard time finding fabric for the kids pillow chairs. So right now, I am making some fun drawstring knapsacks. My young one loves them (here she is modeling). They are very useful! I may be listing some on etsy, but don't hold me to it. I haven't listed anything since the chairs sold out.

As well, I whipped up this shopping bag after some inspiration from Jonah Lisa's post on plastic bags (check out the counter on the lower right of her blog)! I recycled the fabric from a bridesmaid's dress from my wedding in '92. Now that is green! It has the same dimensions as a grocery bag (I used one as a pattern) and holds a ton of stuff. I added a bit of elastic on each side of the top to keep it from gaping. It has come in very handy carting groceries to the hospital.

My son made his first article of clothing - these cowprint PJ bottoms. (That is a Threadless T he is wearing. His favorite place to find his smart-alec T's.)

Saturday, February 09, 2008


Mary tagged me.
She says "I want to know seven interesting things about you." So I decided to try keeping it to a theme of 7:

1. I think pole-vaulting is cool, so I thought I would join track team and get a chance to try. Unfortunately, the girls didn't get to. I quit when Adam Ant was on MV3 every day after school for a week. We didn't have a VCR (1982) so I missed too many practices. That was in 7th grade.

2. I moved to Michigan when I was
7 years old from Indiana. I still like to say "motor-sickle".

3. I graduated from HS in 198
7. I wanted to be a hair dresser, but my dad pushed me to go to college instead. Now it seems like I will never stop taking classes (I like them).

4. My favorite number was 2
7 for a long time. I think it is now slipping out of top position.

5. There are fourteen feet in my house (human and animal). That's 7 pairs.

6. I have 7 different kinds of musical instruments in my house. I don't think they have ever been played all together at once.

7. I had a vote in my house tonight to decide the movie of the night. The tally? 1 for "The Last Unicorn", 7 for "Ella Enchanted".

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

"We can dance when the music plays and dare to dream!

I get pegged by MJ, Mom2-2GoodBoys. Thanks, Mary!

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages.)
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Link back to the person who tagged you.
6. Tag five people.

"We have a right to spend time smelling the roses and talking to puppies. We can play with kittens and babies, watch spiders build webs, and sing our praises at sunset. We can dance when the music plays and dare to dream!"

Sidetracked Home Executives by Pam Young and Peggy Jones. Apparently, as soon as I get organized I will have more time to spend doing the things I love.

Do with it what you will ladies. I suppose I need to leave you a comment letting you know. I tag...



Jonah Lisa


Help! I need a fifth~will you volunteer?

Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Kid's Got an Eye!

My son, all 14 years of him, is really an impressive photographer. Out for a walk a few months back my husband handed the camera to him and this is what he came back with. I was very impressed. What a individual way to look through the lens. I found his photos very pleasant with very nice composition. - Just had to brag!