Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Awwww look at my puppy!!!
We don't have a yard, so when Spottie need to make a #2, we have to walk...rain or shine. Well, my poor puppy gets soaked to the bone whenever it rains, so I decided to make her a rain coat. I patterned out the shape on some newspaper, and simply sewed binding around the fabric and vinyl. Today was our first test, and as you can see, she's dry and happy! Isn't she just darling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Hiya! To me, autumn marks the beginning of the knitting season. You know what that means- time to clean out those stashes! I don't know about you, but my stash consists of left overs, frogged projects, and impulse buys...and usually not enough of one yarn to complete a whole project. SO, that's why I was so jazzed to discover Stitch Diva Studios line of one skein projects. High fashion accessories knit up quick and are perfect for Christmas...just around the corner may I remind you.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I love making trash into treasures, so when I read this Etsy Lab tutorial, I had to try it right away! Using plastic grocery bags, wax paper and an iron, you can make sturdy plastic sheets to make bags, jewelry, home accents...anything! I cut up colored bags to make a flower that I think I'll incorporate into a tote bag. Its really really fun and easy. You must try it!!!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Friday, August 10, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Well, I've started on Christmas. Its never too early. I'm also making a cute cute baby sweater for my cousin, who is due in October. I dyed the yarn a perfect denim blue, which I named "Baby Drew Blue" after my sweet little unborn cousin. I'll post pictures asap.
I'm so ready for fall. There's something about the crisp air and the colors of the leaves that inspires knitting; AND the purchase of copious amounts of new yarn!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
One year old - oh boy. oh joy. my pup. (since I have 73% italian kids, might as well speak it).
First let's talk about my knittin'. That's a happier subject right now for me. Just took off one Kaffe Fassett sock and the other is almost done. This is Landscape Fog #4253 and I love this yarn. It has been very popular here at The Yarn Grove ... My stripes are matching up nicely too ... which is a great feat for me...
So let me vent about my Junior again? Thanks.
Overview: Sunday - Family reunion on hubby's side - 3 hr. drive. Oh boy, let's take Junior! He loves to ride...
- Pull up to the pavilion - Junior gets out - proceeds to hurl right in front of Aunt Gladys, not once but twice. Lovely. Okay, he probably got a little car sick. He behaves nicely and is a sweetheart as usual.
- 3/4 way home ... I smell something ... look in back ... oh happy days - he got sick again both ways! Do you have any idea how much paper towels cost at a Stop N Go ? $2.89. Clean up, drive rest of way home.
- Next am - hurls 3 more times.
- Go to Vet. Ca-ching
- Vet examines him and determines *something* is in his stomach and has nothing to do with being car sick - even though that can happen. "Let's start with x-rays." I leave him and wait for call.
Let me stop right here for a moment. My darling friends, Missy and Doug, have 2 giant sized dogs. They are maybe 4-5 years old. Less than a year ago, Bridgette ate part of a comforter and got really sick. (we use the same vet clinic). She had major surgery and was in serious shape for a couple of days but pulled through after they spent the equivalent of a new 1988 car on her.
Last weekend I met up with my darling friends again, Missy and Doug. She was telling me about her week from hell which included Bridgette getting out of her crate in the middle of the day and eating part of a bath towel. Umm, you guessed it. Another surgery but this time not so serious and only 1/2 a 1988 new car this time.
I leave the vet asking for parenting classes please...
Monday, August 06, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
The first photo shows what it looks like *before* revealing the coin and my hand photo shows the gorgeous translucent coin and seeds. Now let me just say, I am going to have money everywhere next spring. It is so much fun to stand around and reveal the silver coin and I have done it on hundreds of them. The other night my husband couldn't find me and sure enough, I was out front peeling the coins. I just let the seeds go wherever they want too.
So there you have it, my money tree.
Just in to us, a refill of Nature's Palette. I will get more photos up and also some new patterns from Darlene. Some gorgeous new shawl patterns actually. All knit up with her scrumptious fingering weight. I just received my new Interweave Knits mag yesterday. It is a great issue - talks a lot about organic yarns - and of course, Darlene's Organic Worsted weight is in there. It is 85% organic wool from Montana and 15% mohair. Try some. Its new name is Nature's Palette - Green Sheep™