Friday, October 31, 2008

Pincushion Swap!!!

I joined a pincushion swap on Ravelry and I received my swap package today.....


It included 2 pincushions in lovely colors....of course polka dots on orange background, how much better can you get?


It also included some lovely tastes of Oregon in the form of chocolate, apple butter, jam and scented lotion.


Another picture of the monster....



Have a Scarry Hallowweennn!!!!

Happy Halloween!!!!

Have a Happy Halloween!!!!!




Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another weekend....

This little bugger was stealing out of my bird feeder. Its amazing how flexible they are. And I'm suprised how good these pictures turned out.



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.

It has pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and nutmeg in it along with the normal bread stuff. I think I need an electric knife though. Christmas is right around the corner (hint for family and people in Omaha).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Another week.....

Have been busy yet again this week. Work was Crazy Crazy Busy.....hope it subsides a little this next week.

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

The shape of things to come....


















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.

Friday, October 17, 2008

How time flies....

Its the middle of October...what happened to September???? So that means Halloween is around the corner, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas!!! How does this happen every year?....I plan to work on my Christmas list all year....but I don't think I have completed more than one item for Christmas gifts since last year....eak!

Last year and again this year I am taking part in the Holiday KAL/CAL. I am offering a prize and plan to post my knitting/crochetting progress on there for gifts. The site is http://holidaykalcal.blogspot.com/ come join the party! Sorry I can't seem to figure out how to make the link thingy work (help me, computer gurus out there)

I am working on a new design for bags. No pictures yet, maybe I will get one taken tomorrow. It is a design that I am excited about, Amy actually gave me the original design by something that she was working on and I am finally getting around to making it up. I can see many more uses for this design....doggie carry bags, gift bag, mini purse....and many more.

Well back to the sewing machine.

Happy October!