Saturday, December 23, 2006

More chubby cheek family pictures.

This is Dad, Mom, Steven, Tonya and me. The dogs are Nicki and Mandy.

Me, Tonya and Steven.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

White Elephants.

Here is my first "officially completed" knitted project. A drop-stitch scarf in Joann Sensations Bellezza Collection Cosetta Yarn. I gave it away for our white elephant gift exchange at work. That's the game where you get to "steal" presents from each other. Our IT guy opened it, then the owner of the company stole it from him! I got an outdoor clock/thermometer, it'll go perfectly in our courtyard.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

This isn't the airport.

Last night was our weekly crochet meeting. We meet every Tuesday at a small bar/restaurant on my side of town (northwest). Our group recently filed to become a Chapter with the Crochet Guild of America. We are the Las Vegas Hookers. :) It was a very exciting evening; we had three new members show up. Angie (our resident crochet teacher) spent some time with one of them teaching her how to read a Christmas stocking pattern. One of the other new ladies brought an adorable black purse she’d made for her granddaughter; she’d edged the top of it with pink fun fur and made a floppy hat to match. So very cute!

A funny thing happened when I first arrived. A few weeks ago I purchased a wheeled yarn tote to carry all my supplies in. You can see it/get one here (mine is pink.) It’s completely loaded with several works in progress. Anyways as I approached to door to the bar, there was a drunken man standing outside. He was holding a set of keys in his hand and standing next to a bike and he commented on my tote…

Drunk man: This is a bar, not the airport.

Me: OK.

Drunk man: The airport is east, way over that direction. (waves his arm in that direction and slurs)

Me: OK

Drunk man: This isn’t the airport.

Me: Yes, I know.

Drunk man: But planes do land here sometimes.

Me: Uh huh.

I darted inside after that and told my friends about him.

I do have to admit he’s right, even about the planes landing…A couple of weeks ago a small one made an emergency crash landing in the middle of the street a few blocks over.

Monday, December 11, 2006

How about a facelift?

I did it, I switched over to Blogger Beta. Blogger has been begging me to for weeks. So, I decided a new name and a new layout/color scheme was in order. The name comes from one of my favorite songs, Dolly Pardon's "Coat of Many Colors". This song has very special meaning to me. When I was growing up my mother made me many crocheted items which I always proudly wore. I loved everything she made, but my classmates always made fun of me for wearing them. It didn't matter to me, I wore them anyway. My mother is a very talented crafter, and I am proud to have inherited her talent.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

I am the Moon.

This is cool. I like this card.

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Speaking of Seraphinas.

I found this pin on Ebay.

Here is another completed shawl. This one is for my sister Patty. She loves cows. You can see the shawl I made for my other sister, Tonya here.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

A bed for the brat.

I decided to use up some of my leftover Homespun (from all those Seraphina shawls.) This is what I came up with. My dog is so damn spoiled, but so very cute. I'm thinking of writing up a pattern for this (with a few changes.) Anybody want it?

Samson wants a handmade bed too.

"I'm just testing it out, Mom."

This is too funny! This is Samson trying to squeeze into Tana's new bed. Notice the cushion in the corner by his butt? That's his bed, but it's not handmade.