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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas, Gifts and Giveaway wins!

Well Happy New Year's Eve. Can you believe that Christmas is over? That it's almost time for a new year? I can't. Any resolutions? Me no. It's just something that I can't seem to get.


This is what our Christmas looked like:

I had ten people in my apartment. That is with one person MIA because of the weather. But Santa was good to one and all. As a family we got Guitar Hero World Tour kit for the Wii. Which I think was a good hit. Monkey was still a little disappointed that Santa didn't bring here a DS. Santa thought she was still a little too young.

What did I find in my stocking? Well I think Santa thought I was extra good :) I think he forgot to add in all my naughtiness. But this is what he gave me:
The Beatles Rock Band, Poems sock yarn and some very nice size 6 dpn (which are already in use on my Swirl Scarf)

See told you he was good to me.

And since I keep forgetting to share with you. I'll share with you today.

I got this from a give away from Katie over at See Katie Sew. She was cleaning out her sewing area. Katie has some wonderful pictures on her blog.

I then got this from Evelyn from a giveaway on her blog Use the Loot. A whole bag full of vintage linen squares. I think she said she got about 150 in the bag. I can't wait to start a quilt from them. Evelyn likes to share with us all the finds that she finds. She also participates in Project Linus.

Well have a safe and happy New Years Eve. We'll try to stay up, But probably won't make it.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Well. . . .

I hope that everyone had a good Christmas weekend. I hope that Santa was good to those who still believe. I know he was good to me and mine. I'll share what I got later.

We had a good Christmas. But I'm glad that everyone has gone home. It was a little crazy in my little apartment.

I got two project finished. But I sent them off to their new homes before I got pics. I know I can get pics of one in a couple of weeks if not sooner. The other one I have a request for a photo in.

I did get a chance to watch Julie & Julia. I know a lot of people out there have watched this. Have you? What did you think? I thought it was good. . . but not as good as all the hype. I was disappointed by it. I'm not sure why. Anybody else feel or thought this?

Well, I have a week of vacation put in for this week, and I'm off to work to work on payroll this morning.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Silly Husband

Well I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Nothing planned here. But that okay. Last weekend my hubby sent me off to the yarn store by myself. I haven't been to the yarn store since May. Since then she's moved to a new space. It's so nice. Double Ewe Yarn is my favorite local yarn store. I went to get yarn for one project this is what I came home with:

Then on the way I stopped at another yarn shopped to check out this new yarn that they got in:

It's Dream in Color Starry. I love it I can't wait to start a project with it.

So needless to say I came home with way more yarn then I planned on.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Our Christmas Tree

Happy weekend everyone. I didn't think Saturday could get here fast enough. We don't have much planned for the weekend, just the normal: errands and cleaning. I'm debating on weather or not to make some Christmas treats. We'll see.

This year I decided not to put up a tree. We have a nice fake tree. But last year I gave up more living space for a third bedroom and a laundry room. The new living room is on the small side and with all our furniture there is not much room for a tree.

But I didn't want to not have a tree and I didn't want a table top tree for the same reason. . .no where to put it. So this is what I came up with:

I kind of like it. But is it as lame as it seems??

Hope everyone has a great weekend

Friday, December 4, 2009


Well I came across this on one of my ventures out into blog land. And well I had to make one.

Off to the dollar store I went. $8 later I came home with these:

52 Christmas ornaments.

Monkey helped and cut all the hangers off and I hot glued the tops on. Then we threaded them and then re threaded them and ended up this this:

I think we could have used an other package or two of ornaments. It would have made it easier to use a wire coat hanger to as my base. If I were to make more I think I might spend the extra few bucks and buy a little better ornaments. I had a couple of them pop off while I was trying to close the hanger. The tops split.

So how do you think it turned out?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

FO: Squim's Matinee Coat

I got this finished final over the weekend. I had it pretty much finished the week before just had to go and pick up ribbon.

matinee coat, originally uploaded by afraenia.

Pattern: Matinee Coat by Debbie Bliss found in her Simply Baby book.
Yarn: a little over 3 skeins of Knit One Crochet Two Babyboo in olive
Size: 6-9 months

My model didn't want to stay still very long for me to take pictures.

First she was like this:

front matinee

Ten seconds later she was like this:

back matinee

I hope every one is having a good week. I have more that I want to share. Here's hoping that I have a good internet connection so I can.