Sunday, August 24, 2008

Purse Swap 2008

WOW! I had a great time doing this swap! And my partner Vivian was so much fun! Look at all the awesome stuff she sent!

Thanks Vivian for being such a great partner!


Geeeeshhhh! It has been a while since I have blogged! I will try to get caught up and get better at this.

Me and Jason went out to the My sister's house In the Black Hills for our anniversay...9 years! Can you believe it? It doesn't seem that long... maybe it does for him!!!! LOL! Anyway Sturgis Rally was going on while we were there. So we went in to sturgis one day while we were there.... cruised around the hills one days went to eat at the Alpine Inn. And went with Hud and Nash (my 17 and 18 year old nephews) to Lake mitchel and both of them , my sister and Jason went cliff jumping! I was a Photographer..... maybe a chichen too! But it was a 40 foot jump and I'm not crazy! so here are some pics.... It was hard to get good one of them while they were jumping... but my sister was the funniest! she was scared spitless to do it but had made up her mind she was going to do it and she is the one that I caught on camera the best! Here are the jumpers after their adventure!

Here we are during our hike around Lake Sylvan:

And here is my sister Janelle, my brother Bruce and his wife Sylvia :

We had a great time while we were there. But it is always good to come home too!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Just wanted to show off my cool stuff that I recieved from my partner in the "Kit and Kabootle" swap on crochetville. My partners name was Kimberly she was from GreenBay, WI. I was so lucky to have two great partners for two swaps in a row!!! It is always a hoot to meet new crocheters. I havent joined any more swaps for the last month or so... waiting for the summer purse swap.... that one is alwas fun! Anyway... here they are.... I was VERY spoiled! Tons of fun stuff!

One of the best things was the chocolate hazelnut stash tea.... if I didn't know if chocolate tea sound so good... but I am hear to tell you that it is way yummy! It has become my new favorite!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

cville 2008 spring scarf swap

I just recieved a package from my swap partner in the mail today!!! And just look at it all!

This tote bage is just the coolest! I put it right to use a took Jakey D. to the dog park today. It was perfect for a skein of yarn , a hook , and a sissors AND a leash and keys! Plus all the cool stationary stuff! I love it!

This is the scarf.... isn't it beautiful? I adore it and was bummed that it was over 80 degrees today and was too hot to wear it!
Coffee, Tea, AND Cocoa!!! WOW! Bath fizzies, lip blam, sticky notes, mini note cards!

This swap was alot of fun! Thanks Lorena!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Grovin' and Farout!

Well here I am again.... I should be crocheting but I love my computer! LOL! So I thought I would share one of my lastest project with all of you. I joined the "Groovin" CAL and started a "Babette" inspired afghan. I named it "farout". It is made up of all 2 round, 4 round, and 8 round grannies. All done in scrap or already aquired Red Heart yarn. So it will be really colorful when I am done. This is how far I am on my colored grannies:

These are 1 rounds that I am still working on:

And these are 2 round one that I have completed... mind you that each pise has 10 grannies in it!

And this is a pic of the 4 and 8 round grannies that are done:

I still have about 80 colored squares to do and then on to the black ones... They are what makes up the peace sign in the middle of the ghan.... This is my pattern drawn out:

I am trying to finish this ghan befor May. I think I am going to put a black border

on it with maybe purple or orange too! What do you all think of it? I think it is going to definately be "Farout!".

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Holiday swap

The Holiday swap was interesting... my partner was from Kuwait. It was very interesting.... and harder than I thought it would be. She was muslin and did not celebrate Christmas so to send a holiday package without Christmas was harder than I thought. I wanted to share pics of the great stuff my partner sent me.

My partner name was Athba and she is due to have a baby in March. It was fun to recieve yarn from Kuwait and the shawl that my cat is sitting on is beautiful! I love swaps!

Funky door hangers!

I just finished this cute door hanger! It is made out of and old fan blade that I painted and attached velcro to so I could change the cutout when the mood moved me!

Here are some of the cutouts I painted too!

I am going to be hosting a class at my apartment building on making these... it will be the first class I have done at our building. I hope I have a few people sign up. It will be lots of fun!

Here is a pic of some coasters I made for valentines day... and then forgot to use!?! LOL!

I had to share this pic of Ariel! Isn't she sweet? She looks like a library cat!I have been working on 2 new afghans... a Babette inspired one and a Kitties in a row one. Why Do I do this to myself? I had the Babett inspired one floating in my brain for a long time and I grafted it out.... Geez I only have to make about 400 Grannies!!! But I am half way done with the squares... can't wait to start sewing it togather! Then while browsing around on crochetville there was a CAL for the "Kitties in a Row" I really did try to resist .... but I have the first repeat done on it already! I wonder how long it will take me to finish both? I even promised myself that I would not join any more swaps til I finish at least one of them! LOL!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

cheap entertainment

You want to hear how we are entertaining our selves lately?? LOL! We live> (and my husband manages and I clean) at an apartment complex calls Eastpark> Apartments..... And it is a security building so when we have visitors they> have to use a key pad to put our apartment number in and it will ring our> phone and we can buzz them in .... we can also turn our tv to channel 19 and> it is a view from the security camera at the front door... so you can see> who is at your door before you buzz them in. Anyway... the mailboxes are in> the entry way also... so we put a walkie talkie in our mail box and watch> channel 19.... so when someone comes in they are standing there either> waiting for someone to buzz them in or using there key to get in if they> live here..... sooooooo ..... while they are standing ther we use the walkie> talkie in our apartment and saythings like "please stand still" or "hello"> or "youve been cleared and are free to enter" !!!! It is hillarious to> watch peoples reactions.... and they are wondering if they really heard> anything or not!!!! Cheap entertainment!

I haven't posted any pic of my recent projects lately... so here is one I am particularly proud of... I made socks! I love knitted socks... but I can't knit! So.... I thought I would try crocheted ones! I think they turned odut terrific! I used 100% wool sock yarn that I purchased on ebay. The colors are great! Not bad if I say so myself!

Yeah I know... it's been awhile!

I can't believe it is the end of January already! AND that I haven't blogged since before Christmas! Time sure flies whether your having fun or not! Sorry it took me so long to blog... Ya know.... busy busy! Did you have a good Christmas? I did! I had all my boys over for Christmas Eve.... exchanged gifts, ate, and played dollar dice. Dollar dice is the highlight of the holidays.... Everyone has to bring five $1.00 gifts.... And everyone has to have them in brown paper lunch bags so they all look the same.... then we play dice.... you roll two dice and if you get 11 or 7 you get to choose a gift and open it OR trade with someone else.... It is always a riot! And since I have three boys and a husband and they buy no "girl gifts" I usually buy something I would like... cause I know they will trade with me!!! LOL! So each year it is funny to see what everyone comes up with for dollar gifts.... I bought two nice crochet hooks... some lip stuff and a pair of girls underwear!!! It was sooooooooooo funny to see Tyler (my oldest son) open his dollar prize and he get a pair of women's underwear!!! He also got some bath fizzes! I ask him is there was anything he wanted to tell me! It was hilarious! It was even funnier when Max (my second to oldest and/or youngest son) got the undies!But I ended up with the undies and the crochet hooks and the bath fizzes! Worked out for me!

Anyway... Then on Christmas day we went to Jason's (my husband) Grandmother's house... I was very spoiled there! They are Christmas crazy! But they know I love to crochet and his mother gave me lots and lots of yarn she had gotten on e-bay.... a full set of bamboo crochet hooks.... a yarn tote ( the kind that has holes for your yarn to go through...And tons of other stuff.... you can tell what gifts I really loved!

We did Christmas with my mom in January (cause she was at my sis's house over Christmas) ... And We had lots of fun there too! I got my jammies from my mom.... She gives me new "flannies" every year and this year They were fuzzy ones!

Since then we have had several snow storms and lots of COLD weather! I have been crocheting alot. I crocheted my first pair of socks! And they turned out great! I made some cool little valentines coasters, and now I am working on a really cool new afghan...More about that later... But I do promise it is going to be "groovalicious"!

I found this wild pic on the net today.... isn't it .... well..... trippy?

Well that's all I have for new news for tonite! Later Taters!