Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Continental Traveler

Started in Utah.  On yarn bought in California.  On needles bought in Oregon.  Finished in Tennessee.

Alpaca yarn.  Soooo soft!

I was working on it while my daughter hit the pool in Zion National Park, Utah.  I was hiding from the sun under a nice umbrella when someone asked me if I was working on a Slytherin scarf.  Why yes, I am working on a house scarf.  Then she gasped and said "I'm not sure if I am okay with that?!?  Don't you know that's the bad house?"  I know too many cunning Slytherins to answer that.   

Being Crafty and Such.

Dolls have been a hit lately.  I found a pattern I really love over at The Friendly Red Fox.  I have tried out this pattern a few time within the last two weeks.  I've made some minor changes to fit the look I was going for.  We had a house full of girls over last weekend and they all made some lovely pictures that I turned into doll.  

This one was supposed to be "a cat that you can't tell might be a dog"

The red girl.

Pinocchio for a special present. 

Figuring out the structure.  

The pattern worked up surprisingly easy. 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Finding Thoughts

I don't think the problem is finding thoughts to blog about.  I think my problem is not sitting down and writing about them right away. 

I wouldn't say that I have down time right now.  More like I am putting off everything I need to be doing.  Yesterday I spent the day picking up around the house.  I probably should have spent time in one area so it looks like I made more of a dent.  Little by little things will get done.  I know because I am the one who will get it done.  Maybe after one more cup of coffee. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Keeping Up with Millie

Last August, we adopted a cat.  After not having cats for several years I wasn't sure if we were ready.  Things have been going pretty well, and I am happy to report that she fits in just fine.  She loves cardboard boxes, keyboards and watching youtube with me when no one else is home and the house is quiet.  She also like to play with crafting supplies which around here is plentiful. 

I have to admit that she is pretty spoiled!

Monday, January 19, 2015

I'm Still Around...

I am still here and kickin.  Just an update...the dishwasher is still broked and so is the husband's back.  So needless to say, I haven't had a whole lot of time to update my poor little abandoned bloggy blog.  But I wanted to let anyone who still reads this know that regardless of what is going on, I am still pushing through and making the best of it. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Little Tech Support

Quick story time!

I was in Clover's class this morning for a little bit helping out.  The teacher was saying how her computer was broken and she couldn't see anything on the screen.  I offered to take a look at it and Clover came out of nowhere and asked

"When was the last time you rebooted it?  That means turning it on and off again.  Sometimes you have to do that and it will work just fine!"

I had a good chuckle.  She is her father's daughter.  It also reminded me of the IT Crowd.

She is a little more enthusiastic than that but the hair is pretty spot on! 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Oh, Monday

I thought we were pals?

Today you handed me an injured husband and a broken dishwasher. 

I spent two and a half hours at the doctors, another forty five at the pharmacy.  I was late picking up my kid and still had to make a Target run.  I fixed the dishwasher, made a hot home cooked healthy meal for dinner, took out the trash, got the kiddo in the bath, got hubby and kid in bed and managed to get a load in the wash. 

All while wearing lip gloss. 

See you next week Monday.