Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Opening presents: 15 minutes
The gifts: $$ for another closet
Costume change #2: 35 seconds
Cupcake cake: $25
Demanding the entire package of candles: $2
Turning 4: priceless.
We enjoyed the whole weekend filled with family and friends. I miss the great conversations and energy, but after the weekend and another birthday at the park with our play group today (hi y'all), we are about beat. Thanks to everyone who made her birthday so special.
I did sneak in some sewing yesterday. I will post on that later when I upload some pics.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
This is a REusable coffee cup sleeve. It is thick and quilted, bound, soft, and comforting. I love it despite the uncertainty from one such Hubby. Notice how I spilled said coffee all over my photo shoot prop. Tee Hee, that sounds like I put any effort into my photos.
You know those cardboard ones from the coffee places actually say 'only good for one use' on them? Well, that seems odd. I didn't like that, so I made one I could use, wash, reuse, etc.
Happy Birthday to my Mom! I actually called her and had a whole conversation without wishing her a Happy Birthday! I had to call back and admit my head is too full of important things like sewing coffee coozies than to remember to express my best wishes to the most incredible, talented, loving, and best Mom in the world. She (of course) fully understood and laughed at me with me. Like only a mother can do. Love ya, Mom.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
We visited some of my family this weekend. Now that we are a few hours drive instead of nine, well, this will happen quite often. And I am glad for it. I had forgotten how nice it is to go 'home'. You know, where you can just slump on the sofa and not have to say a word if you don't feel like it.
We all went to a Jazz party in a quaint downtown district that has an amphitheater, soda shops, quilt and yarn shops, and a grassy plaza for the kids to run around. We had a blast. Miss A and Little Man got to create some fun memories with their Great Grandparents. Miss A wore her new dress and LM slept for most of the evening under the shade of a tree. Tough life, huh?
One day I will tell you about my Grandparents. They are amazing and fun, and I so hope Miss A and LM get to know them as well as I do.
On the knitting front, I have started the Tulip Cardigan by Kat Coyle from Knitscene Fall 2006. I am using a cheap yarn cause I just didn't feel like investing much if I don't wear it. I have no idea if this will turn out ok, but if it does and I wear it (outside in public) then I will knit it again in a dreamy yarn. It is super easy to knit and the miles of stockingette are just the daydream inducing stupor I need right now.
I also started a baby sweater for a soon to be arrival that I am making up as I go to look ( hopefully) like the Elizabeth Zimmermann February Baby Sweater like this one. Oh my Oh my I could eat it with jam and butter.
Speaking of yummy things, my Grandpa (yes the one in the yellow shirt up there) gave me some homemade bread, some homemade (muscadine,scuppernong?) jelly and the best homegrown tomatoes I have tasted in 7 long years. I whipped up some biscuits last night and sat myself down to a plate of sliced tomatoes with biscuits covered in butter and jelly. It was as close to being a Holy moment as I can get. If you have ever tasted real tomatoes with just a kick of salt and pepper and hot biscuits from the oven then you know what I mean. The family and I fed our bodies and souls well. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I love this picture of my Little Man. It is blurry, but boy, he looks just like my brother Brian in this shot. I miss you Brian. Hope to see you soon. I didn't give him the crooked haircut btw.
I am hoping to snap a nice pic of the tea mats I made last weekend and one of my knitting WIP's. I have been working on the Shetland Shawl Turned Vest by Veronik Avery in the book Lace Style I have been working on it since April. I have since finished several other knits.
I am thinking this is headed to the frog pond. We'll see.
Monday, July 16, 2007
I love creating. There are times the urge to create is so strong I can barely function until the thing is done. Such is the reason I have started a blog. Now, for about two years, I have lurked with gusto, hesitantly emailed a few, and bravely dared post a comment or two on at least 50 blogs. I am a blog addict. But, have my own? The thought really never crossed my mind. Until today. In the shower.
I got The Tickle in the back of my mind. Yeah, you know what I mean. The thought, the idea, the maybe becoming a well possibly then snowballing in to an have to do this now. Whew. Really, I didn't decide to create this blog until I was confronted with the 'save and create blog now' button. I wanted to throw up. After 34 years I have learned exactly 4 things. One of them being always do the thing you are afraid of. Either you prove yourself right or wrong, but at least you prove something. Not many can say as much.
If you can stand a complete lack of grammar, superfluous usage of commas, movie quotes, and jokes only I find funny, welcome. You will always find the door unlocked and a light on.