Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Speaking of pictures...when reading about scrumbling a couple of weeks ago I somehow ended up at this blog and saw this picture.
Oh. My. God.
I'm happy to say that my very own copy of Crochet Workshop by James Walters (the fabulous man himself!) arrived in today's mail. Makes me want to grab some balloons and do my own happy dance.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Here's the scoop: Each person who gets tagged needs to write a blog post of their own 6 weird things as well as clearly state this rule. After you state your 6 weird things, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you're tagged" in their comments and tell them to read your blog for information as to what it means.
1. I have a double uvula.
2. I hear everything that's being said in a room where a bunch of conversations are going on.
3. I have an extra piece of skin on my ear.
4. I married Jon.
5. I'm tongue-tied.
6. I love picking fuzzies out from between babies' toes.
I'm tagging Dagny, Ms. Muddpie, Jenny, Danielle, Joanne, and Crystal.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
For me, cold + fires = major need to craft. I'm plugging along on my blanket, giving my fingers little rests but ignoring their protests as much as possible. I'm resisting the urge to put it down and start up something new because I'd love to finish it while it's still cold enough to want to use it. I came across scrumbling the other day and can't wait to try it. It appeals to the part of me that's obsessed with crazy quilts. Since I can't sew without some sort of injury and lots of cursing, I usually get my crazy quilt fix by buying quilts other people make - like this one that's made of what look like dress fabrics and is backed with flour sacks.
It's, well, scrumbilcious :o).
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Later in the day I attempted a mohawk on Dagny for the first (and I'm told, the very last) time. I offered to take a picture as she bolted up the stairs to rinse it out. She declined.
Tonight is Maggie-Ray's let's-watch-American-Idol-for-my-fourth-birthday-party. There will be giggling.
Rowan decided a costume was in order, and will be attending as an elegant witch with a cauldron full of surprises.
In going through her dress-up supplies she came across the perfect thing for me to wear.
Friday, January 12, 2007
I've been working on this blanket for a while. It's the first thing I've ever made with the intention of keeping it for myself. It's soft and warm and colorful, and I'm really enjoying the thought of it being mine.
Luckily, when my mind's feeling crafty and my body's not I can go look at pretty things that other people are making here and here and here, and soothe myself by imagining that no one will buy this quilt so I can someday snatch it up for myself.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
We had Rowan's birthday party on Sunday. She and Dagny decided to be fairies for the day.
When I grow up, I want to be as cool as them.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
When we said we loved the house the realtor visibly stopped herself from talking us out of it. Half an hour after making an offer we sat down for Chinese food at my sister's and I opened this fortune.
We figured it was a good sign.
What made me keep it and frame it, though, was the word 'home'.
My house is making me a bit bonkers. We have what they call a 'pest control problem' - some lovely flying squirrels have moved in. Lots of the projects we thought we'd have done by now haven't even been started. The ones we have started are taking an awfully long time to finish.
But my home is happy.
Probably wouldn't hurt to play those numbers, would it?
Thursday, January 04, 2007
I have a little fiend of my own.
He's part of my Ugly collection. He sits on a shelf in our living room, laughing and pointing at us as we go about our business.
I love the look on the cashier's face when I buy a new Ugly. A couple of times I've been asked why I'm buying something. My response of, "I just think it's pretty" never seems to satisfy.