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