Friday, February 25, 2005
ok now that i feel better on to my pix.....look what i got i figured i could use one i got it at *gasp* the craft store here..... it's hard to find things they don't have a huge/good selection....29 that's what row i'm on for my booga bag.... that's my "not so" surprise for my friend Kelly
so yeah.... in hopes of distracting myself to keep my mind off the fact that ALL of my friends DH's are home and mine is still enroute to kuwait.... (did i spell that wrong?) i went to my friend Tracey's remember her ( i talked about her a couple of posts ago) well we made candles OH so fun here's what i made..... SHHH don't tell my secrect sister if you know her.... not to be confused with secret pal.... we have a SS program going at our church where we send notes or small gifts to encourage each other not to mention pray for each other. it's really great i just love giving in secret and i love recieveing the notes (and lets face it goodies lol ) too!
the smell is burn your nose flowery/soapy totally yuck for me but my SS loves those type of smells so i endured the burning nose and headache that followed and made the big one for her... it goes on the plate that i modge podged for the candle to go on... pretty spiff huh?? the small ones i'm thinking of R.A.O.King out....but i'm not sure whom.... if you like flowery/soapy smells leave me a post with a email/blog to check out and i will send it to the first 3 people who LMK that they like them! NOTE: they're not perfect but they'll make your house smell yummy! Oh lets not forget me:
those jars had a former life as Fluff jars....(i made fudge at christmas time for everyone) i liked the shape and saved them. now they are candles that smell oh so yummy for me Peach pie is the flavor Yeah you're thinking but why blue? that's not the color of peach pie... why not yellowish orange or something? well i'll tell you it's b/c i like blue... and why be normal when you're making you're own.. i swear if i had my own line of candles i'd make them all different colors so you couldn't pick up a red one and have it be apple cinn or something like that it would be something totally different and throw you off your rocker....
on another note look what i got at the thrift store for like $1.25 each
the photo doesn't do them justice.... the purple one is sooo pretty! and the striped one has sparkely green yarn in it i cannot wait to make something with that... not sure what yet but something..... i like green!
so i've been tagged by two people violet and renee (i can't fiugre out how to do the link thingy with their names so it's www.violetknits.blogspot.com and www.froggiemeanie.blogspot.com respectively) i've just been such a slacker i've not even gotten around to doing this.***SORRY girls***.. so here we go
1 How much space is left on your TIVO?
well i don't have one so none.... besides new things scare me until everyone has then then i'll get one when they're dirt cheap......that's also about the time they go out of style.....HMMM yes i'm behind the times plus really what is TIVO?? i'm serious not sure really what it is or does... okay behind the times yes!!!
2 Have you ever bought a tv series, if so which ones?
LOL have i ever bought a tv series....HELLO i'm living in germany on a military post with only AFN (where they get the shows at a cheaper price or free b/c there's no commercials only annoying fun facts about things you'll never need to know unless you're going on jepordy one day...) to watch OF COURSE i've bought tv series here are the ones i deem worthy of buying (b/c once you start a series you must complete them) Alais (my all time fav), Smallville (tom welling soo cute!), CSI (the one with grisham only we haven't even gotten NY over here yet and maimi is ok to watch not to own...KWIM?) that's about it i think.....i'm debating gilmore girls but my DH already makes enough fun of me with Alais.... so we'll see.
3 what was the last tv show you watched before this post?
UHHH i watch a movie (taxi HA HA hilarious!!), but last night i watched sex in the city...(i'm borrowing a friend's season) yes that's how bad AFN is we all trade seasons... LOL
4 what 5 tv shows can't you live with out..... (yes i Allenaized this question)
well i guess the season's i buy but let me say here we don't get normal tv we have 7 channels and 2 are the same....so what ever is on we get attached to .....LOL
smallville(no new season yet on AFN just waiting to buy it when it comes out on DVD), csi (any of them but i'm with renee horatio totally annoys the heck outta me i still watch and come away so smart with usless little facts like if you when you die you boil your brian is lime green!) Alais (no we haven't gotten the newest season of this yet either i'm just going to buy the 4 seas when it comes out) everybody loves raymond is always nice for a laugh, sponge bob of course we cannot miss oh i forgot to add that let me go back and say we've got season one of spongebob too. and they don't sell them as a set but we have pretty much every scooby doo too i love scooby he's my fav fav cartoon before and above spongebob..... i forget about him b/c they don't show that much over here.....ok i think that's 5 let me count.....yup
5 who are 3 people you're going to tag....
i'd also like to tag Jessica of naturallyknitty she's my sis and kelly of pizzyknits b/c she my best friend.... sorry gals get to work.. oh but they're both busy so it may be a while for them to do it.. kelly's hubby just got back and jess is going to have a baby any time now she's ready to pop! not that i've seen first hand i've just talked with my mom..... and uhhh you..... whom ever would like to do this i guess. i don't want to piss off any of my new friends out in blogland by tagging them if they already did it or have no want to do this tag game thingy.... it is fun though reading others.. LOL
anyways i guess i should go and email them so they know....LOL besides i think i've written a book almost....
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
You Are From the Sun
Of all your friends, you're the shining star.
You're dramatic - loving attention and the spotlight.
You're a totally entertainer and the life of the party.
Watch out! The Sun can be stubborn, demanding, and flirty.
Overall, you're a great leader and great friend. The very best!
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
to make my day better Bella decided to ROLL OVER today! what a joy! her arm got stuck under her it was hilarious! hey are we supposed to laugh at our children? i hope so b/c i do it ALL the stinkin time! i can't help they're so funny. LOL
but i sadly missed it with the camera.... so i'll have to catch it again for daddy next time....
i've been knitting away on my "not so" surprise.. i told her... it's booga bag for my friend kelly i had to bring it down from upstairs b/c i wasn't working on it.. truly outta sight outta mind. LOL so she saw it and i spilled the beans... so also i came a cross this site check it out!http://neauveau.com/recycledyarn.html so i think that site is cool! so i'd read about recycling yarn and never really knew what that meant till that wonderful glorious site...so i have a new addiction and i went and raided my boxes under my bed.... and found this.....which i've never worn but like 1 time mind you i figured if i hadn't worn it in like 1 year it was time to recycle.....
and then that turned into these....
and finally this....
just waiting for them to dry....completely that is.... they're still kinda bumpy but it looks nice so i think it will be good.... i'm not sure what to make with it yet.... any ideas??? there's like 900 yds or so there..... lots and lots....
so i've also restarted AGAIN on those socks... with different yarn this kind is working much better.... so yeah..
well it's about that time..... gotta jet happy knitting
Thursday, February 17, 2005
and then what i got... boy did i get lucky or what???
so there's some yarn (for a scarf she said) and popcorn! and reeses pices and some beads for stitch markers and a journal and a spongebob filled with sweet tarts and a knitting magazine! how awesome!!!! not to mention the awesome (hand made) card with a wonderful note in it for me! I love my SP thank you SP whom ever you are!!!! (she's from IN) she told me... i'll have to try and figure it out... LOL go go gadget thinker... LOL...one day!
so i've been bragging about it all the time now! 1st my raok and now my SP gift! i feel so loved it's wonderful! i love this.
today after bible study danielle, kelly and I all went shopping in weiden for many things... me i was looking for a dress to pick my husband up in.... he's coming home soon ya know! can you see me grinning? i'm so anxious. but of course picky me couldn't find anything.....but i did get some stuff for my secret pal.. and some stuff for me and i got bella the cutest dress to pick daddy up in.. so it wasn't a bust at all! anyways my friends were both looking for shoes. and they both found some so i was happy for them it took all of my will power not to buy some shoes. ALL OF IT! lol
anyways i was knitting socks remember those ones that were too big.. well i started those over and told my friend i was making them for her and measured her foot....i know i can't keep a secret! arugh bad girl....LOL well anyways that's about it on the knitting front.... i picked up my sewing for like 10 min today then stopped again my knitting is just calling me......
well speaking of my knitting must go finish something.......what i'm not telling it's a surprise.. LOL until next time......
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
So I thought I would share with you the felted bag that I made.... it's longer and shorter than i'd wanted but it works... here's a pix of it sitting... pretty neat it will hold smaller books and my knitting... like almost all the projects I'm working on....
so it looks okay... here's another pix of it while it hangs.... I have to admit I like it even though it didn't turn out exactly like I wanted!
so yeah..... yesterday was an okay day I had some stuff I needed to deal with so it wasn't the best day ever. so I went to check my mail at the CMR (community mail room) and I got a package!!!! here I'm going to walk you thru my package!!!! I'm so happy and excited whenever I get a package.....sooo here look......step one
so I'm all excited and jumping up and down at this point!!! I've got to remember to put tissue paper in the boxes I send! it makes it all that more fun! now I'm in my CAR I couldn't wait to open the box until I got home NO I had to open it right away!!!!
by now I'm squealing with GLEE!!! I'm so happy! and on v-day too! how wonderful! esp since my hubby's not here to celebrate this made up holiday to sell cards and chocolate....LOL my DD is going what is is mama? why are you screaming! LOL
can you hear my squeals? I'm sure I sounded like a pig! LOL people were walking by looking funny at me!
it was awesome opening this package! i've got some RAOK just sitting here for me to find raokers to send them too. I hope my gifts make them just as excited it's the best feeling! anyways one more pix of all the booty!
I'm just itching to start a bag with all that yarn....HMMM I can not wait! I want to thank Alyx from www.stringtheoryfiberarts.typepad.com for her wonderful gift! it cheered me up sooo much and totally made my day! I'm bragging to everyone about it!
and it came on v-day at just the right time to make me feel special thank you sooo much!
you're the best!
Friday, February 11, 2005
So these are my friends all out at a dinner last night. (there were more of us but this is the only pix i've got sorry peeps) for my friends Kelly and Pam's b-days. They don't have the same b-day btw just around each other and we got together last night to eat... yum! we were going to go to a place but it was closed so we turned around to go to another one and flagged down everyone on the way and one of my friends got their truck stuck! arugh so half of us were late! it sucked big time but good news the truck is now unstuck and life is good. LOL
here's another pix of me and my beautiful friend Tracey and my friend Kelly's DS.
see i told you she's beautiful! she's also one of the most positive people i know always something good is coming out of her mouth! you cannot walk away from tracey with out a smile on your face! I love her! She makes candles and has taught me how. what a wonderful yummy smelling hobby to have!
and my last pix.....
that's me and my best friend Kelly. i'm sure you knew that b/c i talk about her all the time. LOL that scarf i'm wearing... I DIDN'T MAKE it's a pre knitting christmas gift. (2 years ago) but i love it. it's super long down to the floor so it would've been a horrible thing to knit.......
as for knitting news i finally finished that I-cord. and then felted... the bag turned out shorter than i thought but will serve me well as a knitting carry all around bag. i'm just waiting for it to dry.. then i'll send a pix. BOY DOES WOOL STINK! eww. but that's okay i like the end product so i can handle the smells..... I'm almost done with my DH's hat it's going well i'm shaping the top now. but that's it for knitting...
i'll stop boring you all now.
sorry for the miss spellings i'm not loosing my stuff again.
Thursday, February 10, 2005
so here i go again
I want to thank you all for your sweet posts and reading my blog. I wanted to thank Lisa B for the adiago gift certif i got a sampler of teas coming soon... i wanted to thank Amy, Renee and Tracy for the wondeful e-cards they totally made my day and if i forgot anyone thank you! and i'm sorry for being such a scatter brain
my secret pal is the best i know you all think your's is but i think my sp is way better. LOL (and my dad can beat up your dad...so there) LOL she's sent me wonderful witty little emails... i can't wait for the first package she just told me she sent out. yippie... so excited i can't wait....but alas i must.......
i'm still knitting away at that i cord and i've casted on and started another surprise for my friend kelly of pizzy knits for her b-day so i'm not talking about that b/c she reads this blog..... i finally picked up my hubby's hat and knitted somemore on it. you know when you get doing something and you frog it and start over so many times you put it away for a while. well lets just say this hat and i have had issues.....but i figure he's going to be home in like a month or so so i better get crackin....LOL
so yeah that's about it don't want to put you to sleep more than you have to be so i'll go
later gaters happy knitting
Monday, February 7, 2005
so today i'm a bit better btwn the trips to the bathroom and laying on the couch i s hould be better. right now i'm trying to clean out my email and read my blog lines HOLY COW everyone and their mom is bloging these past couple of days not that i really mind it helps me think of other things but sicko me... LOL....
i'm not knitting too much... well i started an i cord for the bag that i casted of and have you ever tried one of those they SUCK and take forever....ARUGH so i've only got like 2 inches done...but i was sick so that should make me feel better but i'm already board with it.....am i the only one who feels this way? well i'm feeling sick and must go lay down and find some saltines to eat.....ugh....
Friday, February 4, 2005
here's a pix of my mom in her poncho!!! she really likes it! i'm so happy! it's always nice to see pepole wearing the things you make! i've had a rough couple of days lately but i'm going to air that dirty laundry on the net! LOL anyways the month is droning on and on...soon my DH will be home soon! at least that's what i keep telling myself....
well i finally finished my bag now i'm working on the I-cord then on to felting i'm nervous about how it works out! we'll see....
well off to knit.
happy knitting all of you!
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
well the poncho above is what it was... and it was made for my mom....She never really said she wanted one but she kept saying how much she loved her friend's and how if she HAD one she'd want a nice warm one...so i made her one i got the pattern from the yarn harlot.... you can find it at http://www.yarnharlot.ca/blog/ under very harlot poncho..... i used Lion brand Wool-ease Thick and Quick...color green heather. it turned out wonderful! here's the email i got this AM from her:
Your package arrived today. What a treat when I opened it after dinner tonight!!!!!
Thank you sooooooooooo much I love it!
It's warm, and soft and I really like that shade of green/teal.
I'll have Jessica bring over her camera so we can take a picture of it and you can see me in it!!!!
Thank you for making it for me.
I love you,
so i'd say it was a success! I've been knitting away on my felted bag and i'm just not there yet! arugh!!! eventually though! here's a pix of the progress
so yeah I finally figured out blogspot! and i'm loving it.....it's so nice! i get to keep track of all my fav blogs and it's all in once place! I sent out some RAOK the other day and planning on doing some more later this week or next...it's sooo much fun giving things and making people's days! anyways that's what i've been up to... as of late not too much to report...eventually though... until next time.....