Saturday, September 13, 2008

Christmas is Around the Corner

With the appearance of the 12 Days of Christmas Swap on Craftster, Christmas' impending arrival has been on my mind. I've got so many ideas swimming in my head, and I just need to get them all separated out. Sooo, since I know no one in my family reads this...(does anybody?) I've decided to put up my Master list. It will most likely change, as I am a very indecisive person, but I will try to keep it updated, so I can know what I need to work on.

Master Gift List
  • Karl: Ripple Blanket (have supplies)
  • Randi: Butterfly Washcloth (have supplies), Granny Bag (have supplies)
  • Tom: Transformer Washcloth (have supplies)
  • Ken: Lady Bug Washcloth (have supplies)
  • Mom: Kitchen Basket- Washcloths (have supplies), Wine Cork Trivet(need felt for bottom), Embroidered Hand Towels(need towels, embroidery floss), Sewn Cloth Coasters(need fat quarters, thread), Homemade Mini-Recipe Book(have supplies). Seraphina's Shawl(have supplies)
  • Dad: Armchair Organizer (have supplies K.C. Cheifs)
  • Jennifer: Slouchy Beret Hat (have supplies)
  • Terry: Ipod Cozy/Case
  • Trisha: Calorimetry (have supplies, use silver & blue wool)
  • Jenna: Calorimetry (have supplies, use salmon wool)
  • Reed: Transformer Washcloth (have supplies, maybe)
  • Danny:
  • Judith:
  • K Mom: Kitchen Basket- Washcloths (need white cotton), Wine Cork Trivet (have corks, need felt and assemble), Embroidered Hand Towels (need towels, embroidery floss), Sewn Cloth Coasters(need fat quarters).
  • K Dad: Santa Washcloth (May have red cotton)
  • Jeremy:
  • Angela: Fat Bottom Bag (have rings, need cotton and lining fabric)
  • Shaun:
  • Worker Bees:

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

I think I'm addicted.....

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Originally uploaded by Lootyaj
My partner just received in the Make a Friend Swap at craftster. I think I am addicted to swapping, and the best part is when my partner receives their package! Too much fun, indeed.

I made her a set of Pac-Man dishcloths, which I am quite proud of. I really like knitting dishcloths as you get a final product pretty quickly. Which is good considering I knit so slowly. :) I made a couple of mistakes, but I like to think of them as 'happy accidents'. Gives it character.

I've signed up for another swap, too. Its the Because We Miss Harry Potter swap. I've always wanted to do a Harry Potter swap, and when this one came up, I just couldn't resist! My partner in that swap is leaving soon for a trip to Paris, so she has been busily crafting away. I've got my ideas lined out, just waiting on some supplies to arrive.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Captain Destructo

Ok, so I know I really do love my puppy. But today he was very, very bad. I was busy working on my swap package for my partner in the Make a Friend Swap, when I had to put my work down to make dinner. All of the sudden, my youngest daughter said, "Momma, whats this?" as she holds up one end of my ball of yarn. Needless to say, it was too late for the needles.... He's lucky he's cute.

Speaking of the Make a Friend Swap, I'm almost finished with my package, and hope to send by Monday. Just in case Miss Melissa is stalking........ here's a peek:

Sunday, February 17, 2008

New addition to the family!

I can hear the collective "Awwww!" now!

Karl and I have been looking for a puppy for about 6 months now. We were very particular in what we wanted, so it took a while to find just the right pup. Well, last weekend, I got up early Sunday morning and read the paper and found someone who had 5 brindle Boxer boys. I could barely contain myself! Karl was supposed to be sleeping in, so I waited patiently until about 7:30 when he got up to go to the bathroom. I very slowly explained that someone had advertised puppies in the paper, and when he woke up we should call. Well, that was it for him! He was wide awake and as excited as I was. After a long day of waiting, we finally got a call back and were given directions to the farm. It was about 95 miles away, so we loaded up the kids, grabbed some movies for them to watch, and headed off. When we got to the farm, the kids were in hog heaven. The nice owners were kind enought to answer all of their questions on farm life and raising dogs. They showed them the corn burning stove, which just amazed Thomas. He had no idea you could burn corn for fuel. Anyway, the minute we saw Leo, we knew he was the one. He slept on my lap on the way home, and I was smitten.

He was so excited to meet Jolee, that he needed a little rest. Look at his little white nose and toes!

"Are you my Mother?"

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Its Been A While

Wow, I finally got access to this blog after forgetting all of my log in info and moving email address'. To be honest, I didn't really try until the other day.

Anyway, so much has changed since I wrote last. I no longer get to stay at home with the kidlets. I am the Guest Service Manager at the Topeka Ramada Hotel and Convention Center. Matter of fact, I am writing now from work. Yes, it is 5:00 am and I am still awake from last night. :)

My babies are all getting big. My oldest is 11, middle is 9, and the youngest is 7. Holy Moly how time flys!

I still spend most all of my free time crafting. I've perfected my crocheting abilities, and have recently started working on learning to knit. So far I've completed one washcloth. I'm so very proud of myself!

I am currently working on a Dark Mark Illusion Scarf. I've completed the first chart and am working on chart #2. I've actually put it down for a bit as I wanted to complete a Calorimetry, but I think I may frog that one and finish what I've started. Nothing like having 10 projects going at once.

I've also found the best website ever! Ravelry is where I spend most of my time, anymore. I still frequent Craftster daily, but I just love love love the organizational tools Ravelry has to offer.

So long for now!