Sunday, July 29, 2007

Cute Bag - Free Pattern

Hey there is a free pattern for a cute bag at nh knitting mama's . It is called the candy bag. She has a contest going as well. If you link to her post on your blog about the bag, you will get your name in a drawing to win some swag. If you knit the bag and post a picture, you will get 5 more chances plus the 1 for the link = 6 chances to win. Happy Knitting!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Look What I Made

When you get into crafts and you learn something new, you are always excited about your 1st completed project. Well, I wanted to make some stitch markers for my swap pal in DDoS dishcloth exchange. I followed the directions on this website and it was so easy. So here they are.

My Birthday, Today!

Today is my Birthday. It was a good day. My family called and sang "Happy Birthday this morning. The singing gets better and better every year, especially the one who got up to sing to me at 4:00 in the morning (my sister). Its a tradition in our family, no matter how bad we might sound on the other end, you get "Happy Birthday" sang to you. I got to work and Becky one of the nurses sang to me too. I didn't tell anyone it was my birthday, so they got me back. On Thursdays we have research lunch and we go to a restraunt and eat while discussing all the different studies going on. The Drs. and nurses I work with had them sing and bring me desert.
It was great. They let me go home early today since it was my day. So, I went to the store and picked up some Rib-Eyes to grill and some Baked Potatos for dinner. What a good day! Thanks for everyone making it so special!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Happy Early Birthday

Hey there is a contest going on at I got the info from one of the pals from the DDoS dishclothswap. Check it out.

Well, every July we try as a family to get together one time during the month to celebrate all the birthdays that fall during the month We have my mom on the 8th, my brother on the 16th, my son on the 24th, and mine on the 26th. Today was it. We went to my moms and had pizza for dinner (kids love it) and my mom decide to change things up and instead of a cake she decided to have Ice cream sandwiches. Just a little different. I love celebrating my birthday early cause I get my present from my mom early. It is always a unique something. So this is what I got.

It's a glass purse. To decorate a room around and a gift card to New York Company. We are in the process of redecorating room by room. We have done one of my sons last weekend and we began the other son this weekend. It will take a little more work (that is a whole other post). Back to today. It was fun to get together (we missed you Lacey and Geoff).

I got home and well I had an accident today, I was getting all the kids cups out of the car at the gas station and those red archy poles they put on each side of the gas pump so they don't get hit, I didn't see and turned right onto the red pole.
Yes, I would have a white car. Well, I got the option when I got home, either I can get a laptop for my birthday or I can get a insurance deductible and get the car fix. It is looking like getting my car fix, Happy Birthday to me! I have a few more days, maybe something better will happen by the time it gets here.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

DDoS 2nd Contest Answers

The DDoS dishcloth swap has another contest going. They want to know what is something you have made or been given that you REALLY like. I have several unfinished projects but out of my completed I like my four corners dishcloth. I got the pattern from Abigail's site. I have made several of them.
I do have a favorite given item as well, its the bag my sister gave me for Christmas and my first knitting book "The Stitch and Bitch". I have enjoyed both. As you can see I am person who likes very bright and vivid colors.

I think besides what I have going, I want to try handbags. As the handbag swap is wrapping up, I have seen some very cute bags. I really liked this one
from Mary's site. I got a sewing machine for Christmas and I have not used it yet, so once I get use to it, I want to make me a needle case and hook case. Anyone have a good pattern?
I have been working on my pals goods to send to her. I hope to finish by next week.
Well until next time.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

New to Blogging

I guess I should update my blog. I am new to this blogging world, don't have a clue unless I confirm with my sister what to do. I have not posted pictures yet, guess I could put one of those up. I would love to know how to make my button on the sidebar go to my swap link, haven't figured that one out (will take any advice). I tried the step by step instructions someone posted but it does not link my swap picture to the link.

I am loving the DDoS swap (its my 1st). I got my pal and I have been snooping her site for ideas. Gotten a few ideas, and started her dishcloth.

Well, that is all that has been going on.

Until next time.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Contest Answers

  1. Christy T. crochets.
  2. Diana C. has never made dishcloths.
  3. Besides me Val D. has been knitting less than a year.
  4. Alana R. has been knitting/crocheting for about 45 years.
  5. Barb N. is from Canada.

This is my first swap and I am already having fun.

Until next time.