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
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
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
So ever since I returned from Terminus, 'Real Life' kicked in high and I've either been running like mad or laid up unable to do anything. So it was, I've not been able to share some wonderful squee mail and goodies I've received over the past few weeks.
First off the lovely spoiled me bigtime for my birthday with a lovely hand sewn crochet hook roll that is absolutely perfect for my light up hooks, a crocheted tribble, eyeball, bat, coffee cup holder, water bottle holder, a Twilight 'vampire in training' bookmark and dragon key ring.
Not to be outdone, The Princess aka spoiled me with some yarns for my stash including awesome Glow in the Dark yarn and some hard to find rust I need for an afghan I designed.
I was totally surprised when this package from arrived with a pair of Tudor Rose dishclothes (tho they are too pretty for that and have become coasters for me, one at work and one by my computer/craft area) a crocheted snitch bookmark and fantastic handmade card!
I really really think I came out ahead in this trade with for one of my Molly sweaters. In return I received a beautiful dragon wall hanging, cards with drawings of Bella's Old Truck, a crochet hook roll (yes I do have enough hooks to fill both of them :D ) and a weighted bag to keep on the arm of the chair and hold supplies.
has been knitting goodies for the Crafty Witches and I received this just in time for Terminus :)
Once again, a trade for a Molly resulted in something awesome as I received these beautiful Molly & Arthur ponies from the talented and wonderful
And while I got them at Terminus and not as mail, these are definitely to be squeed over. started the afghan on her way to Terminus and finished it up the second day there at the HP Crafter's Meetup and it's mine!!! made the lovely Hufflepuff Lightening Bolt Scarf and gifted me with it!
And one final surprise was in a package for the HP Yahoo Terminus swap I 'organized' One of the swappers added this beautiful 'Lily" pin as a thank you for my work on the swap