Tuesday, August 28, 2007

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I've tried this coffee before this but I can't pass up free coffee! the vanilla biscotti is good smooth and nice for after dinner. The other one is good in the morning! anyways go fill it out!
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Friday, August 17, 2007


So I've been meaning to post this for a while! I can't believe that I left it go for that long!

The other day I was at Goodwill shopping for some clothes. It's always good to stop there and look you never know what you may find! On this particular trip I found some nice skirts for the Bub. she loves to wear dresses and skirts. While there I thought I'd look at the home gadgets and things and look at what I found.. a Sewing Genie.. yeah I know I have a sewing machine what do I need with this thing? Well every time I take my main machine up to be fixed it's either closed or I've left it at home. (yeah I'm that quick)
so for 6 bucks I picked up this little thing. It came with a hem thingy. (you pull it out and hem something real quick) I've yet to use b/c the instructions are in French and since I only too Spanish in school I can't understand a lick of it. There's an instructional video but it's VHS so I haven't watched it yet. I plan on using it tonight to make the Bub a pencil case from this pattern. You have to scroll down to the Aug 24 entry but it's pretty cool huh?
so we'll see if this gene thing works or not.
more to come at a later date....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

what i'm working on.

So I'm halfway through my first slipper sock for the LYS. I'm using beautiful Cascade 220. YUMMY! I'm going to felt only one though so people can see the change, smart i know! My classes are starting up here after Labor day and I'm SOOOO excited! It's going to be great!
I'm also working through the whole series of Harry Potter. I'm on book 2 right now. I'm taking my time and really savoring the story. is anyone else sad that this series is over? I'm feeling that I want more, I want to know what happens with these characters.. everything!

I got a silly call today that made me quite angry... there was a lady who got my number from Michael's (i teach crochet there) I'm not sure if i like them giving my number out but that's not what got me upset.(though I do think I'm going to say something to them)
First off the lady insulted me when I answered the phone by saying "you sound like a child" then she went on to tell my why she called. she has an ornate collar that she's had for 10 years and hasn't been able to wear it (yeah won't even go there) b/c it's a little damaged. Then she went on to tell me it has holes in it and she was wondering if it could be fixed but she wasn't sure what stitches would be used. She also said she wanted someone to show her how to fix it. I said "ok I'm sure I could look at it and see how bad it is first. then see if it's even fixable." (I'm thinking moth holes?) "Then we'd have to find some thread in the color and size of the collar." which she said she thought she had it. I said "ok, I'm only at Michael's when I have a class, but since she wants to fix it if she signs up for my adv crochet coming up next week I can look at it and help her fix it." then she says "I don't want to learn how to crochet, I just want to have someone show me how to fix the holes. Could I just drop off the collar for you to look at?" WHAT THE....??? I'm sitting here scratching my head. and i said "Oh, I'm sorry I don't do repair work." (kinda like windows) "I help other people learn how to do it themselves." Then again she insults me "well you don't sound old at all do you even know how to crochet?" (Yeah I was mad! who wouldn't be? )I told her I did know how to crochet but the type of crochet she's talking about is lace work so it takes time to do and with my kids yelling in the background I think it was understood that I don't have a ton of free time. Heck if you know me personally you'd know I don't "do" doily's or lace.. I mean I don't like it... I actually think they're horrid and ugly. but that is a personal preference so I've learned and done them and can teach other people who want to do them but i don't choose to do them. Am I just babbling? Mind you, that last part I didn't say. I said again "well (still wanting to help) you could come to my class on the 19th and I'll show you" then she says "well i don't know how to crochet I just want someone to show me how to fix it." SO Basically this lady was wanting me to fix this collar so she can wear it but she doesn't want to pay to get it fixed or even take the time to do it herself. by this time I told her "I don't think I can help you. You may want to check out the state fair that's coming up and see if anyone who's entered that type of work in the fair see if they do repair work." I told her I wasn't sure if they would do that but it would be worth a look and see. I think I dealt with her pretty well. I was very nice and tried to help her. but I think I've said it before I'm not knitting or crocheting for anyone who's not going to appreciate it and take care of it. SO some lady off the street I'm probably not going to be making something for her esp if she doesn't want to compensate me.. is that rude? I don't think so, my time is valuable and crochet is a skill and it doesn't stinking matter that I'm 28. I'm really GOOD at what I do!

ok I'm done venting...

Sunday, August 12, 2007


The other day i ordered a few books.I ordered 2 amigurumi books. one is called Amigurumi by Elsabeth Dorherty and the other Mr Funky's Super Crochet Wonderfull by Narumi Ogawa. I'm still waiting on the Amagurumi one. But you can visit her blog or look for it on amazon. I'm so pleased with the Mr. Funky's one! there's this really cute water bottle cover/carrier in there that I really want to make.
I also got the book Mommy Teach Me by Barbara Curtis. It's really good I've only read to chapter 3 so far but i do read her blog a lot.
Since I'm talking books today I just got done reading House by Frank Peretti and Ted Dekker. It was excellent. They're both supernatural thriller book writers. I've just recently gotten into reading Ted Dekker's work. I first read his book Three. it's awesome! i loved it, when i got done i told my DH that they should make a movie out of that book. Well there already is a movie! It's not as good as the book but I've never found a movie that is. anyways it's my bed time so I'll try to get on later this week and with some knitting and crochet content!

Friday, August 3, 2007

To Do List

This is what I planned on doing this afternoon. (edited 11:46 PM)
1. Spend time with Girls after work

2. Make dinner
3. Eat dinner
4. work on Jessica's baby gift
5. put Girls to bed
6. Work out on treadmill!!!
7. get cracking on felted slipper socks for LYS
8. go to bed at a decent hour!

Must remember NEVER EVER drink the coffee at church. all they make is decaf... what's the point??

What I actually did...
1. Spent time with girl as the other one slept
2. vacuumed girls room, my room and hallway.
3. Hung up 4 pix/framed things upstairs.
4.did 2 loads of laundry
5. spent more time with girls
6. Made dinner (personal pizza's with the best crust ever!!!)
7. we had dinner and a movie tonight's showing was The Never Ending Story.
8. Got girls ready for bed and then put them to bed.
9. made popcorn.

I think i may go make some coffee

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Family of Presses

So tonight i sat down for my "me time" after putting the girls to bed and thought to my self.. there's something missing. then it dawned on me... coffee! I love the stuff (as if you didn't know) so i decided instead of making a pot of coffee I'd use my press(es) I'd bought both of them in Germany they're so pretty!
so i sat there deciding which one to use. i figured that i wouldn't drink more than one cup so i used the small one.
Then i remembered they had a sale at the Giant Eagle on the Cacao Reserve Hot Coco and I'd make a 4 min mocha. (which really was a 15 min mocha since it took me a lot of debating whether to make lots of coffee or not...giggle)
So there you have it a Faux- Mocha. It was really yummy!
While i was drinking it i worked on my Niece's gift. Yeah I'm not done. i just keep putting it off. SO i finally said "self, you need to finish this thing! before your Parents come for a visit so they can take it home to your sister/niece!" I'm really working at listening to myself! I don't have any pix b/c Jess doesn't know what I'm making, and I'd like to keep it a surprise!
ok so I'll go now I hear footsteps upstairs and the kids are supposed to be sleeping!!