Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Letters

The other day while the girls were coloring in their coloring books they found these empty dear Santa pages and proceeded to write their letters to Santa. they're so cute I just had to share them here! This will help my family get some ideas of what they'd like.
The Bub's (the one on the left) says:
I want to get nintendogs chiwowa and friends, I want zoo tycoon 1. I also want an MP3 player (we got her an mp3 player and also a zoo friends game) and I really want to see you this year. Maybe I could get some pink, blue and orange yarn. (she has been knitting scarves and making toys) I also want a real live horse. (we told her our yard wasn't big enough)

The Bead's was translated by the bub from scribbles her says:
I want a zebra bath toy, I want a bob the builder toy too (the workbench kind of toy) I want a camera,(we got her a really cool camera for kids) I want the land of the Lost movie (not going to happen as it's not the type for kids) I want to see you this year, I want a brother, I want a nice sister, I want a happy new year. I want a happy family. (i think that she was a little mad that she wasn't letting her do it the way she wanted)

Pretty funny huh? Luckily we took them a few weeks ago to Kmart and put what we're getting them on layaway. We'll still have to pick up some thing small from Santa and I'm working on some sweaters that I'd like to give them for Christmas if I get done in time. Of course I've got other presents to finish. so I should get off the computer and get to work.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's Friday!

it's Friday and time to share your fave 5 along with Living To Tell The Story!

1: My washing machine. besides keeping my clothes clean it also helps me to felt wonderful things I've knitted. This past week it helped me to felt my new purse. I test knitted this purse pattern and I love it. the pleats just make the bag look awesome don't you think? The pattern is available over at ravelry here. I'm
pondering making more for Christmas Gifts... that is if I have time. I have other gifts I'm making first.

2: the beautiful fall weather. Most of the time here the weather skips over fall and goes right into winter. but this year we've been having some beautiful weather. I'm talking jeans and a sweater/sweatshirt is all you need, maybe a nice hand knit scarf in the evenings. I love it. Not only that but it's great for my hair. being naturally curly I only have good hair days when the humidity is down. so I've been able to wear it down with out it bothering me most of the day!

3:Hansel and Gretel's House......well the smell of my newest candle. it is great and smells like I'm baking. this candle is hand poured and I got it at the Forget Me Not Floral & Gift Shop (one of the places I teach at) it burns clean and doesn't leave residue on the jar and no black on the jar either.

4: Local video rental places. We're able to rent kids movies for free and tons of favorite movies for only $1 for five nights. It makes for a fun cheap family movie night.

5: Chocolate. how can I not have chocolate as a fave? esp after halloween when it's on 50% off.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Fave Five

In an attempt to be more of a regular blogger again I've decided to start doing Friday's Fave Five along with Living to tell the Story. That means at least on Friday's you'll be hearing from me. (hopefully!) and I'll be recapping the week.

1. I love my job teaching knitting and crochet. I meet so many wonderful people and I have a lot of fun doing it. Every day I have a class is a good day! This past weekend some of my Thursday night knitters and I went to Pittsburgh on a yarn store tour. it was a lot of fun and I came home with some glorious yarn that I've been petting all week. it's so soft and pretty. and the pattern book has at least 5 if not 6 patterns in it that I will make.

2. Great Food For All. with everyone watching their pennies these days this organization
is helping out. You can order a box of food for a low price of $30 and you get about $50-$80 worth of food. so it cuts down your grocery bill a lot. Anyone can do it you just have to order it. Even better is their website, I wasn't able to go into the church, downtown, to order this week so I was able to order online.

3. Our church hosts a MOPs that I've recently started attending and helping out with. This week was the 10th annv. of the Johnstown area Mops so we had a "birthday" celebration. everyone learned to make/decorate cakes. Mine turned out very rustic but now I know how to decorate a cake. MOPs is a lot of fun and I really enjoy going.

4. Ravelry. I love that website. It really connects people who knit, crochet, spin, and so much more. Specifically: the HPHC it motivates me to get my projects done and not just have outstanding knitting or crochet projects hanging around the house. if you knit or crochet and you haven't signed up... what are you waiting for?

5. Koolaid, it's not just for drinking! I was talking to my mom earlier this week and she said she'd like some purple sock yarn to knit some socks. I told her I probably had some so not to buy any and then I looked at my sock yarn basket. I had a lime green skein and a berry blue
skein of yarn. so I put them in a pot with about 8 packets of grape, and I got a lovely royal purple for my mom and an olive green for me.