Monday, May 25, 2009

It's a happy day to be a Momma!

See that, my boy's crocheting. He says "Now can I be the crochet dude?" I hope Drew understands. I'm so proud, I think I have a little tear.

I finished up the pattern for Purse-Onality and it is off to be tested. I swear I was going to start right back with a 2nd sock or the 2nd mitt but I got sidetracked with this little guy:

Meet Sheldon. Hehehe, Shel(l)don. He has clothes too! A Pirate outfit, cowboy outfit, police man, sheep... too cute!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

That's some Good News!

My Purse-Onality design was bought by the mag and will be published in March. I. Am. So. Excited!! It was for more $ than last time and they bought it without having to see it first. The pattern is almost done and will head to testers shortly. This makes me doubly excited to send Sweet Summertime for the May issue!

In truth I haven't touched yarn in almost 2 weeks. First I got sucked into Twilight, then I had to read the rest of the saga rightnow!!! I finished that a few days ago and felt like I would rather read than sew or knit or crochet so I read Pride & Prejudice and finished last night. Actually it was after 1 so it was this morning. Time to quit the books for now so I can get some sleep! My yarn hiatus has made my fingers so sore, see... NOT over use! Maybe they are also mad at my only using sock yarn for a while. Maybe if I made something with thicker yarn they'd be happy?

Speaking of yarn... I went to the yarn shop last week and they were having a sale!! I spent $18 and got 1 skein of Tofutsies in a purply/pink and 3 (!) skeins of Worsted weight Angora Rabbit/Wool blend. Big skeins too! I now have almost 300 yards of the stuff. I have been thinking on what to make with it, but I haven't decided yet. The normal price on that stuff is $19/skein so it's like I bought 1 and got 2 more plus sock yarn free!! Oh Happy Day. lol.

Sean is Sir Sneezy today, hopefully the allergy meds will kick in so we can go to a friends b-day party. He has also just discovered the wonder that is the yarn winder. He is so funny.

Jake is counting the days until he will be a 3rd grader. 2.5 to go.

Well, that's it for me, more later and pictures, right.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

No pics yet but I just HAD to share this:

I was reading Laurie's blog and I had to share it with you because the video is absolutly hysterical. I have tears in my eyes and yes, I was singing along. (Mom, wait til you get home, you will need speakers).

I finished the girl quilt (it needs a bath but is waiting for it's mate) and I finished sewing together the quilt top minus the border. I have been dreaming up (literally) the quilting edging I will do since I dont think that hearts will do for a boy... I've decided to do little sailboats connected by a wave-y line. Cute, eh?

I also finished the 2nd purse cover after a minor crisis of the couch eating my only K hook, but thankfully I was able to find it inside the couch's rusty innards. I need to add a few bits of hardware to both covers, take pics and have it all put together by Monday. No rush or anything!

I knit a bit on the 2nd mitt and the 2nd sock, but not too much.

I am watching the Knit & Crochet Today granny square episode, with Drew even though I've seen it before. Mostly because I'm bored but also because it amuses me to watch someone on tv that I "know" through the innernets. Also, his granny is much cooler than normal grannys.

Oh, and before I go I wanted to share that my pirate hat pattern from the Knit calendar (according to Ravelry) has 115 people fave'd it and it has 40 projects. Well, 39 since mine is in there too. Cool, eh? I thought so.

Have a great day and I really will try to post more tomorrow with pics.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I am still pretty bored, but with Travis' weird schedule, I have the kids on the weekends and he's home on Wed/Thur. It's pretty whacky. But, I have managed to have a little time to myself! I am on the binding of the girl baby quilt, I did the quilting and it came out pretty cute. I did a connected hearts thing on the borders and although they are not the MOST perfect hearts in the world, I am still pretty proud of myself. Today during AMC I may start cutting the pieces for the boy baby quilt. The fabrics aren't as cute as the girls but still pretty adorable.

I am about 1/3 done with the 2nd fingerless mit and only a couple inches into the 2nd Brainless sock. I did get a start on the 2nd purse cover, but I am running out of time on that one, so that is where I will concentrate in the next couple days.

My 2 aunts are coming into town in the next couple weeks so that is exciting. It'll be nice to spend some time with them, I just need to work on being ready to drive by then. Doc said 2-3 weeks, today marks the 2 week point so that is promising.

That's really it for me for now. Hopefully next time I'll have some pics to show off.