Thursday, January 31, 2008
Anyway, I was a member of Random Acts of Kindness and linked to gal in Germany. Well, in the course of comments, Kate from Norway found me. We have swapped patterns, I have sent Kool Aid for dyeing and Kate has sent me yarn from Norway.
Anyway, she wanted the Knitpicks Harmony needles and asked if she could send them to me and if I would mail them to her to which I replied, OF COURSE.
Well, they arrived today. Kate ordered an extra set for me.
I am speechless...for those of you that know me, this is an amazing and abnormal thing!!
Thank you!!! I will put them in the mail tomorrow or Saturday.
Monday, January 28, 2008
The instructions were bad (ironic since the pieces were made in Malaysia). and I had a few extra itty bitty dowels on the first round but none on the second one. I figured it was worse to make the holes loose but hey, who knows??
Now, all I need is a dresser, armoire and curtains. I am really liking my bedroom. More relaxing, less early refugee. ;)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
I have been dancing around my ipod listening to Love Song by Sara Bareilles. It is just a fun song...
I felt like I should be in one of the movies that has this montage of images fast forwarding along from a bad place (my divorce) in life to a really good one! I am in a great place in life now...and it feels good after a long dark period.
BABIES: I had to get a move on with gifts.
I made 12 flannel bibs with velcro in the near future.
Flannel blankets from large to small for car seats.
In a variety of fabrics. Have I mentioned I LOVE the rolled hem attachment on my serger??? LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!
Primed by which time Simon was up.
Starting the first coat of red with help. That is about all the help I allowed them to give me because that is a whole lotta red!
The finished wall, room rearranged and I REALLY like it. I do have quite a few touch ups around the edges even though I taped off. I might have been a bit heavy with the edging so I did not get a nice cut. Oh well, I will let the paint dry and do my clean up next weekend.
I also have some friends having baby boys in the next few months so, I knit some itty bitty hats. I am definitely not drinking that water!! ;)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
While seeing the counselor, she recommended a book for my long term reading. No, not planning to get married anytime soon but she said it was good future reading and so it came today from Amazon.
I am 50 pages in......Nothing earth shattering but sometimes we (I) all need reality to be in plain old black & white print. Makes it easier to read and remember. Actually, I already see mistakes I made the last time around that forboded the eventual outcome. Weird, huh??
Second book.....inspired by Kelli's sew along. Hmm...not sure I can do them all but I will be a quiet participant since I now own the book!
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I can also see that you see that the office/spare room is the last one to be unpacked & organized. At the moment, it is the junk room.
It did have redeeming qualities. A lot was predictable but certainly mind candy and easy to watch.
I bought some Hocus Pocus roses at the grocery store today.
The thing about them is the striated color and they open to look like stars. Just thought they were pretty.
Miss Suzi sent me a "thank you" gift for participating in her charity donation over the holidays with Puervian Baby Cashmere from Knitpicks and Malabrigo yarn in the color Toureg.
I am sure I will find something fun to do with each of them. Thanks Suzi!!!
Sunday, January 06, 2008
The kids & I got there early and looked at some of the art on the street downtown.
After a great Mexican lunch we headed over to the art center to make Frida Kahlo cards.
The teacher had lots of rubber stamps and different stations set up.
Hannah chose to go with another group that had girls her age. In a twist of fate, she had taken a dance class 4 years ago with them! What a small world.
Simon & I finishing up our embossed cards. They both did a great job and have note cards on which to write their Christmas thank you notes.
We also visited my Dad & Linda to pick up my bike that Dad put back together. Thanks Dad! I took a spin on it this morning and it works great!
We also hit IKEA on the way home and bought lights and a few other sundries. You KNOW you can't go to IKEA without spending some money. ;)
Saturday, January 05, 2008
It was a hit with Hannah & Simon and their friends that were over.
1-2 lb ground beef
1 package Stove Top Stuffing
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 cup beef broth
Mix together, put in a loaf pan and bake at 350 F for 1 hour.
I served it with mushroom gravy and I only have one small piece left. Sounds like a keeper recipe to me.
Friday, January 04, 2008
So, I see this minivan full of people and a guy on a cell phone. I got some gas at the next major exit about 3 miles after we saw the van and think, why don't you drive back and see if they need help.
I learned to change a tire in my early 20's (by having my Mom reading the owner's manual and supervising my brother Matthew & I), before I even had a car and have had ample opportunity to change tires since moving to Arizona. The heat seems to really trash tires and they blow out in the middle of summer. Don't know why, but they do. Even a new tire seems to go some summer days.
So, I put out my hand and took the tire iron and started loosening the lug nuts and then put the jack under the "correct" side of the vehicle and start cranking up the car.
It was funny that there were 6 people (Mom, Dad, 2 teen boys, teen girl and young girl) in the van and no one had ever changed a tire. How does that happen?
One of the daughter's spoke good English so I told her they needed two tires since the one that blew out was so bald you could see the steel belt along the edges and the other rear tire was no better. She asked if they could get back to Phoenix on the donut....um, NO WAY with 7 people going down 6% inclines going 75 mph.
I HOPE they got home ok......They were very appreciative that someone stopped AND knew how to change a tire.
On Wednesday, I took the kids to Flagstaff to go sledding. There wasn't a lot of snow but we did find a spot that had enough to slide on for an hour or so.
I did knit Hannah a hat but it was left home on the coffee table. However, they did both wear wool mittens so even when they got wet, they were warm.
At the bottom before we hit the car for the kids to change out of their wet clothes.
And then, we drove back to 65 F weather.