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I'm a quilting, knitting, sewing, cooking,reading, gardening nut who can never find enough hours in the day to get it all done. Then again, getting it all done is out-of-the question. I'm too easily distracted.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Afternoon

I decided that instead of surfing other blogs while I wait to take D to the airport that I would add to my own blog.

Just thought I'd share photos of 2 finished projects:

I got the Maison de Noel quilt back from Karen the Quilter. I'm really happy with what she did with it. It's like 2 quilts in one.
I'm glad to have this one ready to bind, especially since I really enjoy working on that. Since we are expecting a somewhat significant snowfall, it will be nice to have it to work on while I sit by the window......

I also have this to show: Another pair of fingerless gloves complete.

I have 2 more pair waiting to be stitched up, and I found another pattern on Purl that I'm looking forward to trying.

Thats all I have for now. It's time to head out to the airport. LaGuardia is already showing a 1 hour delay for D's flight...I just hope it wont be too much longer. I hate the idea of her sitting at that airport alone!

See Ya again soon!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

A Sunny Sunday Afternoon

This is what I was up to today. Had a few free minutes (2 hours, actually) so I made these 2 bags from one of my favorite Lazy Girl patterns. They will be gifts for someone this Christmas...I won't say who, just in case that person should read this. I really enjoyed working on them, even though I'm still working with my old machine. I haven't heard from the repair shop yet, and although it's only been a week I think I'll give them a call and see if they can tell me how much longer I'll have to wait for it. I'm really starting to miss it!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Long Time...No Post

Here it is, Thursday, and I don't have alot to show after so many day's absence. My Crafty Wednesday got cancelled (on account of regular old, daily life stuff) and I thought I'd be able to make up for that today, but I've failed at that.

I can show you this: The blue wool wristers that are supposed to be a Christmas gift for The Spouse but will mostly end up on his hands by this weekend (he likes em").

I can also show you these. After I finished up the wristers I pulled out the yo yo's that I got obsessed with this summer and made a few more. As I started working on them I realized that I was growing a bit tired of them, again. So back into the box they go. I'm thinking that they are more of a summer project.

The Cosmetology student did this updo on her practice head (I'm sure they have a name for them, but I have no idea what it is).
There was a competition, and Miss N won 2nd place for her updo.
The prize was a pedicure. Now that's a great prize. Great Job Miss N!
That's all I have for now. thinking it's time for a nap.
You chicks have a productive, crafty day!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A Sunday Evening Post

I know that it was a blustery day today, but I thought those dark blue-grey skys were gorgeous! They really stood out against the pale straw color of the corn out at the farm.

And speaking of the corn out at the farm----look at what was waiting for us as we pulled up the driveway!

Yep..........it's Harvest Time. We've been wondering when Farmer C was going to show up and start taking the corn down. We were afraid we might miss it.

This is what it looked like before it was cut:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

And this is what it looked like after.

The machine that does the work is huge and more than just a little noisy. After it cuts the corn the farmer unloads it into his truck and it looks something like this:

And then, just before he drives away it looks something like this....

Yea, I know. Agriculture is just about as exciting a spectator sport as there will ever be. Sorry you couldn't have been there to witness it for yourselves.

So while the corn was being harvested I worked on some blue wool wristers that are destined to be a Christmas gift. I found the pattern on Knitty.com, and it's been super easy to work up. I have some grey wool that I'll be making another pair with when these are done. Here is a peek at them: These are nice and long, and very warm. I think that they will keep their recipient very warm and cozy!

I didn't have a chance to get to the sewing machine yet today, but the night is still young. Of course, most of what I'm sewing is for Christmas so I cant do very much sharing there right now. Maybe tomorow I'll find something to work on that I can share.

I guess I can show these pics from last weeks NYC Trip. First is The daughter and her dad in fron of Artichokes...and AWESOME pizza place. Yes, I know that the pics are sideways. I'm technologically imparedand my photo software says I cant edit them the way I want to. Please... just deal with it. Next is a pic of The Spouse and I in our daughters apartment. There is enough room to open the oven all the way, but I'm not sure that there was much more space than that. Imagine, if you will what it would be like to make Thanksgiving dinner in a kitchen of this size......She's going to be doing just that this year. Hopefully she will have pics to share. It should be an interesting experience. Did I mention that she has no kitchen table?

That's all from me for tonight girls. The knitting, sewing and quilting isn't going to knit, sew and quilt itself.
Talk to you later!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Blustery Fall Saturday

Started out the day in a bit of a cleaning frenzy. After inhaling a toxic cloud that I created with ammonia and soft scrub (don't try this at home!) I've decided to quilt with the cleaning and move on to more pleasurable (and safer) pursuits.

Thought I'd start out by showing you chicks what I have on the needles..or what will be on them in the near future.

I think I by show'll begin by showing you this: Yep. It's Purl.

Went there with The Child who Resides in NYC last week. The Spouse was such a good sport. He even went into the store and petted some of the yarn. Then he sat on the bench outside. One thing that really struck me about this store, besides it's awesome inventory, is that is wasn't even as large as my kitchen. It was really something to see. Very small, packed with people, and everyone very friendly and helpful. I bought this:

Manos del Uraguay kettle dyed wool, in a dusty plum/violet color. The pattern I bought is a vest-like shrug. I am looking forward to casting on with this and getting to work on it. I think it will be just the ticket to keep my warm this winter.

This is something I have been working on for a little while...I think I cast on the first time in East Tawas at The Harbor Star. I've knitted, ripped, re-knitted and discovered at one point that I had made 2 right hands and ripped again. I got the yarn at Skeins on Main in Rochester, Mi. I've made a few changes in the pattern to make the cuff longer.

Lastly, I picked up some chunky Misty Alpaca to make a gift with...it is the softest, dreamiest yarn I have ever fondled. Here's a peek at it: I know you want to touch it.......and you can. If you are the lucky recipient. If you are not, I got mine at Crafty Lady Trio in Macomb, Mi. They have more.

You chicks have a great day. Hope you are getting alot done and having fun doing it. TTYL!

Friday, November 7, 2008

So it's a cold and crappy day here. Rain. Chill. The kind of day I need to stay home and do what I do on days like this. I bake. So I made 4 mini loaves of pumpkin bread with cranberries and walnuts. One loaf is headed to NYC to the hungry, under-employed child. One will go to E. Lansing to the starving student. One will go to the neighbor who always shares her baking with me. And one loaf will stay right here at home. I highly doubt it will last through the night.
Ok. Here it is. I'm doing it. I'm blogging. I said I was going to. Of course, I said that a long, long time ago. But if you know me, you know that's how I roll.