Wednesday, December 24, 2008

*dashes up the stairs*

Have been spending the last week and a half working and getting together several projects. A friend asked me to make a baby blanket for their grandson - Yellow border, Dark blue center and athe word NAVY in yellow in the center. The mom was in the Navy and the dad still is. Graphed out a project for my walking partner's grandson and up to 130 mini cauldrons for the OKC Yule Ball.

Joe and I have also been fighting colds and trying to avoid the 'he gave it to me/igave it to him/he gave.." merrygoround. So for so good but it did halt the walking for a bit and with the cold temps and the holidays, Maria and I put are taking a few weeks off till after New Years. Going to see what the temps do after the holidays to figure when we can start back up again.

Managed to actually get some cards mailed out this year, first year I have in a few.

AND, for the first time since we moved here, Joe has enough days off that we can actually do something for the holidays and so when I get off work today, we're heading to Bucyrus Ohio to visit his mom and siblings (4 out fo 5, #5 lives in Lubbock, TX) for Christmas. While I've been able to go back and see my mom (and dad before he died) since we've moved to Oklahoma, Joe hasn't been able to and hasn't seen his mom since our wedding 6 1/2 years ago. So off we go. 14.5 hour drive should arrive early morning tomorrow. Plans are for everyone to gather at one of his brothers for Christmas dinner.

Managed to find some small gifts for his siblings and their spouses to take with us and last night finished an afghan for his mother (did I mention I didn't hink of doing it till after we decided for sure we were going this Saturday???) Since mom doesn't even have a computer, I'll probably be offline till we get back sometime Sunday unless I can pick up wireless somewhere. So....

From Joe and I, we wish you the most wonderful Christmas/Yule and until then, perhaps I should light the tree so you can enjoy that while I'm gone???


Friday, December 05, 2008

Catching up with things...

Well I've been meaning to post all this and planned last Friday to update but my internet went down and couldn't be fixed till Monday night. But finally, here it is.

Firstly, I had promised some photos of awesome squeemail received and here they are.

From , the most wonderfully warm and comfy pair of crocheted Maryjane slippers which I wear all the time at home.

The same day, I also received a package from that contained the gorgeous painting she did of a water dragon (my own Nessie picture :) ) and the awesome Halloween banner.

Also, and I did a personal Twilight Trade and her package arrived full of fabulous goodies A paperpieced Twilight Bag, Twi stationary, Twi Journal all made by her. Bookmarks, stickers and some LaPush beach fabric. An Australia pencil set as well as Liquorice Bullets (mmmmmmm and think chocolate Good & Plenty!), Allsorts (which can be gotten in the US just not where I live) and Tim Tams and yes, I've done my first Tim Tam Slam. Oh and ? The new Target in Ft. Smith does not have TimTams :( She also included a book of dog sweater patterns with a cute set of knitting needles (little dogs on top)

Thank you all for the wonderful squeeness!!!

I've been getting some crochet done... 107 of 200 mini cauldrons done for the OKC Yule Ball... here's 50 of them

A Molly Sweater that Accio_lily on Leaky Cauldron has been waiting for for months!

Several 12" blocks in a CAL I'm in on Ravelry that will become an afghan for my bedroom and a Team Edward Tote that is the prize for the newest challenge

And my squeemail this wee was my copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard that I won on friday (just before the internet died) at!. However, I have yet to read it as dear hubby grabbed it last night and hasn't finished yet.

Tonight we're going out. The place we went to on Halloween has the same group coming back for "Celtic Christmas Night' and we're going to it for a while. Weekend is mostly just relaxing at home and crafting.

Also spent time updateing my pages on Ravelry, Cut Out and Keep and Deviant Art as well as I was rather excited when my internet came back on to see that one of my projecs on Cut Out and Keep is in the top 20! Which is my pizza recipe that I've made since my kids were in school and they love.

Currently been catching up on getting some Molly Sleeves made for other Mollys that are being waited on and the mini cauldrons as well as the other pieces for Mollys. Also, mailed out my cards for 's recipe swap this morning at the post office.

Still have to up date on the Metallica concert that was just fantastic! But now its time to get ready to go out.

Monday, December 01, 2008

My Rainbow

Your rainbow is shaded red.

What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate energetic people. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Until It Sleeps....

I'm sitting at my friend's kitchen table in Glenwood AR waiting for 5 pm to leave and head on to Little Rock for the Metallica concert tonight! (a birthday present from my hubby in Sept!) So excited, nervous, looking forward to it! And once it starts....

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mythical Creatures??? Who said they are???

gacked from

Oh come on... don't tell me you're surprised? :D lol

Monday, November 10, 2008

Twilight SqueeMail from ...

Now that everyone's received theirs!

Thanks SOOO much :D

Got some fabulous squee mail over the past week from and . Soon as I get pictures taken and uploaded I'll post those too :D

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Harry, A History & Mission: Houston


Last week, a wonderful book was released: Harry, A History. Written by Melissa Anelli, of The Leaky, the book contains a foreward by JKR herself and is available from Amazon and many bookstores. To celebrate with Melissa, the Crafty Witches wanted to do something to congratulate her and now that the package has been sent and the delivery confirmation shows its delivered I can show what sekkrit project #1 was :)

This week I also finished 2 more 'sekkrit projects' for a dear lady, who we know as DorisTLC, from The Leaky as well. Doris lost everything that was in her house during Hurricane Ike yet once she was able to go back home... well, the Crafty Witches Craft Along announcement says it best:

Almost anyone who has ever visited Leaky Lounge knows of DorisTLC. Leaky's very own Project Manager, she is known far and wide as one of the most helpful, generous, and all-around nicest people you can ever have the pleasure of knowing. *bows to DorisTLC*

DorisTLC lost all of her material belongings in Hurricane Ike this year. (*shakes fist at Ike*) Her spirit, though, remained strong, and even in the midst of her own personal tragedy she was giving to others by finding volunteers to donate time and school supplies to
Operation C.R.A.Y.O.N.. (How awesome is that?)

However, besides the Craft Along announced last week (and if you haven't checked it out please do so! ), the staff at Leaky decided to organize some support and love for Doris. and I were the lucky ones who got to travel to Houston this weekend and deliver it to Doris.

The afghan was crocheted in homespun and of course, a Molly for Doris :D More photos of the day are here. We had hoped to detour through Austin on our way home and catch up with and but time prevented that :( But next time :) As it was, we didn't get back to Rosemary's till 11 p.m. Saturday night and then this afternoon, hubby and I returned home. (or maybe yesterday afternoon already :D Lol) but it was a great weekend!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween Fun

Tonight was the first Halloween Joe did not have to work since 2003 and we went to Leoncia's in Ft. Smith, AR. It's a New Orleans style restaurant which holds Celtic Night once a month and it happened to be tonight. We had a great time and went in costume -- I wore my Ren Faire market dress and Joe dressed as a cowboy......... Though considering we live in Oklahoma I wonder if anyone realized it was his costume :D LOL

The staff was all in costume too and we had a wonderful time. Also worked on a Molly there, got the back done and started one of the front pieces started.

Back home to relax with Bell, Book & Candle and some Vampire Red Wine... mmmmmm

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The latest....

I have spent the past few afternoons listening to this........

It seems the city needs to replace its very old waterlines with pvc lines and they've reached the area around our house. So its a big cat with jackhammer going, small cat moving debris and digging and just loads of noise.

I've been distracting myself today working on a 'sekkrit project' for someone with a special event coming up. Started it at the doctor's office last week waiting on the doctor to come in after the nurse took out the stitches

And right now its here: But I'm stll working on it tonight.

Did get another Molly done and delivered to Chrissie just in time for the Wrock cruise she's going on. Have a great time Chrissie!

Right now, the sky ahs darkened and the wind picked up a bit earlier with the temperatures dropping a bit but none of the rain they said we might get today. But still nice weather to snuggle up with some crochet.

Okay, just to make a liar out of me, I no sooner typed the period for the preceding sentence when the rain started. :D

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Crafty Update - Picspam once again

Ok, so the last time I updated you on my Molly Sweater progress was here. Since then, alot of those parts have now become these which have now found homes with , , , Lizzie, Melissa, Cnprpl and Shawna at Leaky Cauldron as well as ,

However, my craFting these past months did not stop there. I made the atc's and owls below for some swaps at Terminus, the tshirts for the DRAGONs team (Leaky Con 09 Informal Programming Team) to wear at Terminus as well as a crown for our Queen Dragon :), gifts for friends and fiends that I looked forward to spending time with while there (and did :D ).

Made myself a shawl to wear to the ball at Terminus and then made shawls for and her mom,

There was a wedding at Terminus and I wanted to make a small something for the couple... this afghan

And along with an apron above, made this for a Twilight swap with Cat