Saturday, November 29, 2008

Deals, Deals, Deals!

Just got home from shopping. This morning went to JoAnns to get the Cricut for $99.99, but they were out. So when we went to Walmart, they had one and were willing to price match!!!!! Saved around $100!!!! It is on sale until Sunday night, so you just need to take the JoAnns ad in to Walmart and show it to them.

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

Happy Thanksgiving Day!!! & Sale!!!!

Ladie and I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day.
Hope you have had plenty of family to share your festivities with.
And plenty of turkey and pie to fill your stomachs.

Now for the sale!
Black Friday - Cyber Monday Sale!!
Avoid the crowds, shop online and get your items delivered to your home.
20% off all items in the shop before shipping.
Free shipping on orders over $75.00.
Sale code is 'thanksgiving' put in messages to seller.
Sale ends Monday (12/1/08) night at midnight.
I will refund the difference through paypal or request a new invoice.
I will be out of town starting Friday, but will check in periodically and all items will ship out on Monday.
Happy Holiday Shopping! Buy Handmade!

Monday, November 24, 2008

New Bags....

I had a request from a lady on Ravelry to make some gift box sized bags. She is giving some hand knit items and wanted to package them in a unique way and have it be a way for the receiver to store them in the off season. I think its a great idea and these are what I came up with.


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.
Let me know what you thing of the idea!


Sunday, November 23, 2008

Cooking Fun



I made pumpkin spice scones today. They were yummy. The recipe is from http://pinchmysalt.com/2007/10/18/pumpkin-spice-scone-recipe/ The only thing I did different was no raisins and I accidentally mixed the brown sugar in with the flour, so I added a little more brown sugar to the milk mixture. And instead of the frosting she listed I made a powdered sugar/milk frosting with a little pumpkin pie spice mixed in.



Someone else thought they smelled good too. I bravely protected them from him.

Have a Happy Sunday.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Here comes the Holidays...

Less than a week to Thanksgiving. I have been asigned to make green bean casserole this year. And was told to make enough so everyone gets some as it is one of those things that we always run out of. I borrowed a catering pan from my sister and her hubby, now just have to fill her up.


It snowed last night and it stuck around this time, everything is white, except the roads which are all icky already. Ladie loves the snow, he likes to eat the snow clumps and he likes to sniff the snow, it must smell different.


I've been busy sewing and doing needlepoint. No pictures though. The needlepoint is a Christmas gift and even though I don't think that the person it is for reads this very often, no point in chancing it.



This picture is from last year, but I think he really enjoyed that doggie treat.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Evil Books....grrr

I just finished Book #4 in the the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. And I need the next one, not just need, but NEED! I don't know why these are so addicting, but I have a feeling that I am not the only one. I discovered 2 groups on ravelry (search for sookie) devoted to this book series AND there is a HBO series based on it too. Now just to find someone with HBO who will record it for me.....Anyone willing to volunteer????

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.
http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-socks-inside-out

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Come play with me!

Copy, paste and play along!
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

Isn't the monster a darling?

Or Something like that....
Progress on my embroidery....need to add the center on the pink flower and a leaf or two.


Pincushions....



A better shot of the monster






Sunday, November 9, 2008

a new game

When playing fetch yesterday, we discovered a new way to play tug of war.


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!

Internet wanderings....

As I was reading my blogs this morning, I came across the link to this cool blog about dyeing with mushrooms, lichens and other natural items. This was added to my bloglines without haste. Hope you enjoy it. http://www.sheepthrillsyarn.blogspot.com/

Sorry I don't know how to make it into a linky thing.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

When I grow up....

Ok these are funny....

And I really did pick this one first.

You Should Be a Social Worker
You are deeply caring and empathetic.
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.
http://www.blogthings.com/whatshouldyoubewhenyougrowupquiz/">What Should You Be When You Grow Up?

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Group

I joined a cool new group called Sew Craft Blog. It is a blog for crafters who blog to be listed at.

I added the link on the left side of the screen.

It is http://sewcraftblog.blogspot.com/

Come check it out.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

White Stuff from the sky....

There is this white stuff falling from the sky.....

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

Daylight Savings Time....

Daylight Savings time is not our friend.....it is 6:50 and it is pitch black out. Yuck!!!!


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.
If you haven't and you still can, please vote for your canidates and the issues you believe in. If you don't you can't complain about it later.


Ladie says.....Go Vote....and give me Cookies!!!!