Sunday, December 21, 2008
'.....The seasonal significance of the winter solstice is in the reversal of the gradually lengthening nights and shortening days. How cultures interpret this is varied, since it is sometimes said to astronomically mark either the beginning or middle of a hemisphere's winter. Winter is a subjective term, so there is no scientifically established beginning or middle of winter but the winter solstice itself is clearly calculated to within a second. Though the winter solstice lasts an instant, the term is also colloquially used to refer to the full 24-hour period of the day on which it occurs.'
So that means that after today, the days will begin to be longer and the nights will get shorter again, so more sunshine!!!!!! Gotta love that.
So on to some sad news, last week the Guy called to tell me that He won't be home for Christmas. I was pretty disappointed and He knew I would be. But I do understand why He can't come home....work stuff sucks. He did tell me that He would be home for New Years.....and He better be.
On to Christmas things, I have the gifts for Helen and the Girls done....I can't wait to hear what they think of them. I will post pictures after they have all been given. I have most of my stocking stuffers done, but I need to count them and maybe go to the dollar store and menards. I really hate trying to figure out what to get for the mens stocking stuffers or men in general. What I did for the Guy is ready too....of course pictures later.
So I have no pictures for today....sorry, I could have taken some earlier, but my energy level fadded after about 1. Luckily I only have to work 2 days (Mon and Tues) and then I am off!!!! I don't have to go back to work until the next Tuesday!!!! No real plans other than relaxing and celebrating. I do have a Drs appointment next Monday with my new Dr as my old one just up and left.....I hate getting to know new Drs, but I do think my medications need to be increased some more.
I hope to post again this week....but if I don't get back....Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
We had more snow today....and its so cold that the snow squeaks and moans when you drive on it. I want spring!!!! or at least no wind chill.
My camera batteries died and it was too cold to stop for just batteries (as least in my mind).
Back to the crafting....
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
I am busily working on Christmas gifts. I am making sewn gifts for several people and am thinking if I have time I want to make some fabric grocery bags to use for packaging.
These are a few photos of the embroidery that I was working on recently....
Made them into a pincushion. I think I will list it on etsy at some point. What do you think of it?
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I had a good weekend in Omaha and even caught a few pictures...
Small special order bags.
Now back to finishing gifties to give....and watch CSI :0)
Monday, December 1, 2008
Sale code is ‘cyber’ put in messages to seller.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
And don't forget I am having a sale until Monday night. 20% off everything in the store and free shipping on orders over $75.
Ok, off to have some more fun in Omaha, maybe I'll even catch a picture tonight.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
This bag won't stand up like this when filled, but I thought it provided a good picture of the width.
They are interfaced and have a zipper in the top with a handle to be able to grab it off the shelf.
The larger size is 4 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 15, the black/sepia tone bag.
This is a picture of the smaller bag posed on top of the gift box it is based on. It measures 7 1/4 x 4 x 11.
They are lined with cotton fabric. This photo actually shows one of my sweaters in it. The sweater isn't handknit if you are wondering....thats on my to do list.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Someone else thought they smelled good too. I bravely protected them from him.
Have a Happy Sunday.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
This picture is from last year, but I think he really enjoyed that doggie treat.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Oh and my evil friend Caille is the one that introduced them to me.....evil woman. ;0) ( just kidding Caille)
Oh and I started a group on Ravelry devoted to knitting socks inside out. Come join me there.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
1. Where is your cell phone? Kitchen table
2. Your significant other? Too Far Away in Ada Oklahoma until Thanksgiving or later :(
3. Your hair? Blonde and chin length
4. Your daughter? nonexistent still
5. Your son? nonexistent still
6. Your favorite thing? Being creative
7. Your dream last night? Don't remember
8. Your favorite drink? Hot Sex ;0)
9. Your goal? Live my life to the fullest
10. The room you’re in? My dining room/living room
11. Your church? non practicing
12. Your fear? bats
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Happy, healthy and content
14. Where were you last night? At home with my Doggie
15. What you’re not? Patient
16. Muffins? cheesecake
17. One of your wish list items? a house
18. Where you grew up? South Dakota
19. The last thing you did? Walked the dog and talked to the S.O.
20. What are you wearing? PJ pants and tank top
21. Your TV? 10PM news
22. Your pets? The monster doggie
23. Your computer? gateway
24. Your life? Busy
25. Your mood? tired
26. Missing someone? My S.O.
27. Your car? Ford Taurus
28. Something you’re not wearing? underwear
29. Favorite store? Yarn store
30. Your summer? Too short, want it to start over again.
31. Like(love) someone? S.O. Friends Family
32. Your favorite color? Green, Bright Pink
33. Last time you laughed? Today
34. Last time you cried? Tuesday night
35. Who will repost this? Caille, Amy and Meghan
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Unfortunately the chair would have won if I hadn't intervened (it was about to topple on someone)
Get it out.
This is my newest project, I am experimenting with some stitches out of my favorite embroidery book, Erica Wilson's Embroidery Book. This is turkey work. It is generally trimmed short to make the pile look like velvet. I like how it looks made this way.
Have done some cutting out for some Christmas bags today. I am still working on my new design, have gotten a few suggestions from one of my testers that is perculating in my mind.
Have a happy Sunday!
Sorry I don't know how to make it into a linky thing.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
And I really did pick this one first.
|You Should Be a Social Worker|
You are able to take on other people's problems as if they were your own.
Sensitive and intuitive, you understand human emotions well.
Helping others gives you the most joy in life. You feel like it's your purpose in life.
You do best when you:
- Have a lot of responsibility
- Greatly impact someone's life with your work
You would also be a good philanthropist or stay at home parent.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Ladie's face shows what I think of it too. Definately not happy.
So to help cheer the mood of everyone involved in the blizzard....and even those not in the blizzards path, I am going to offer a 20% off sale in my esty shop. Just use the code 'snow' when checking out and I will refund the difference. Sale ends Monday November 10 at midnight.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Look who came to visit me this weekend. This is a tired dog after the dog park. They always say a tired dog is a good dog.
No real knitting this last weekend, I did do some embroidery, but not real thrilled with the results, so I may rip it out. Have done a little sewing, but no photos to show.
Today is election day and here are a few facts about voting....
Less than 90 years ago women were getting jailed for wanting to vote. Less than 140 years ago African Americans were not allowed to cast a ballot, and it wasn't until 1965 that the Voting Rights Act was passed.
Ladie says.....Go Vote....and give me Cookies!!!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
A couple of my pincushions.....
This one is supposed to look like a tree. The base is from a milk jug lid.
More new bags.....
I made pumpkin bread today, it smelled and tasted great.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Been busy with projects at home. I have been having fun making pincushions (no pictures...sorry) and working out in my head Christmas Gifts. I have some stocking stuffers bought but want to make some things as well. Haven't really thought about actual gifts for specific people yet.
Today Ladie tried to jump on the bed and he missed and was whining quite a bit so I took him into the Emergency Vet Clinic, about $240 later, he just strained some muscles. They did an xray and his hips, pelvis, spine and knees looked fine (that was only one xray....luckily only one as it was 1/2 of the cost). They gave him some medication a shot and pills to start giving him tomorrow. He is on no play restriction but hasn't been acting like he wants to anyways. He can't jump on the couch or pretty much anything at this point.
I have finished a pair of socks AND I took a picture. I actually took the picture last week, but I'm posting it now....oh well..
And my socks in progress are here....
Still sewing away on my new bags....need to do some testing of them, hopefully will find a few volunteers Monday at Project Night.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Let me know what you think.
I will be making an in between size and maybe one size larger. The small size I show is pretty small, the one I have a project in only has a small ball of yarn and a spool of wooly nylon in it and its pretty full.