Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ginny Blanket

Seventeen done, working on No. 18, and 2 more after that--  then I am finished knitting my Ginny Weasely Blanket!!  I am pretty excited to be finished.  I have never sewn a blanket together before so this maybe interesting.  I will have photos really soon of the pieces.  I may take 3 or 4 at a time because I am not sure my flickr can handle 20 individual photos.

Now that I am nearly finished, I don't have to feel guilty for starting other projects.  I have on already started and fortunately nearly finished also.  It will soon be on m project page of ravelry.  

I just had a request for a baby niffler from R.  I will have to work on it.  

So, I have chosen I think my permanent patronus...a jarvery.  More on jarveys later.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Recycled Skirt

Before I had my daughter I wore a super small size, but now I wear about 6 sizes more.  I really liked the skirt and I hated to get rid of it, so I pleated it for my little girl to wear! 

Here is pics:

back after

front after

Once I can get my model to stand still I will upload a photo of it on.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I gave up on Frankenstein for awhile. It has gotten too serious to work and listen.

I am trying NOT to give up on knitting my Ginny blanket. I am so darn close to finished. I think I have 6 or 7 blocks left.

I kind of given up on unpacking. It is getting there at about 3 items a day. I am actually waiting on the bookshelves to be painted. THEN boxes will get unpacked. I have all these books and no where to put them.... And not to mention, my little do-dads (nothing in particular) that I collect.

I guess May has been my giving up month. I wonder what June will be? Tanning month?

I went to a yardsale the other day and had to really really walk away from cameras* and sewing patterns and books. Eventually one just has to say no. I bought 2 dog leashes for a dollar instead. Not too bad when they cost 3+ each.

I am so sick of rain and bad weather. During the week while I am at work, it is pretty and sun shinny-- the weekend it is storming. Something is wrong there.

I guess I best go.

*On top of collecting sewing machines I collect cameras too.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I have been branching out on my book selection at work. I listen to books to keep my head on my work. Doesn't mean it is 100 % effective but in majority it works. I have listened to all of the Harry Potters, Ice Qeen by Alice Hoffman, The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kid, and I just finished The Great Gatspy (SP?) by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I am now listening to Frankenstein. So far, the last two are the only ones I have not actually read the book. I knew the story well enough though to not get lost. Next will be Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende.

I have some ideas on how to make quick and simple handbags. I have to wait on it because my yarn is packed and burried under other boxes. So is my fabric. I am pretty excited about them.

My house is half moved. I have stuff everywhere still. I am pretty sick of it. I don't know how people to do it!

I have 12 squares of my Ginny blanket finished. I think I am going to need about 9 more. I am not sure if it catches Ginny's personality but oh well. I will have photos soon!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

House Mess

Uh...I am so ready to be moved in and done with it. My my striped and sanded most of the floors and I think she is finishing it this weekend. After that is finished we can move in and start getting settled. Little things need to be done, like finish painting the bookshelves, base boards and hall way. Well, the bed room needs to be painted too, but after the floor that doesn't seem to be as big of a deal. I think my mom is going to tile the cabinet top in the kitchen. I told her that itn't a priority.

The worse thing is finding a place for my couch. I purchase a too large one about 2 years ago. I got a such good deal I can't start over on it. I think I might have it figured out though.

Today is the first day it hasn't rained in about 5 days. I need to be at home spray painting some of my furniture. I think it will be raining again tomorrow...uh. I know we will need the rain by August, but this amount of rain is not doing us any good.

I think I am lacking in my vitamin D!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Here is my wing. Unfortunately the best photo is sideways. The second wing is packed away half finished. Once I get moved and everything is bad to normal, I am going to finish it and put it one a horse.