Saturday, October 24, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Yesteday I finished this hat for my dad...
Now I'm starting these yummy mittens for me...Bella's Mittens...modeled after the one's worn in the movie Twilight.
I basically knitted all day yesterday. Haven't quite been feeling myself for a few reasons...but it felt nice to be lazy and just focus on knitting. Cary was here playing on the computer so we still got to spend some time together. Today is looking like a rainy Sunday. Have to do one errand...wish I could stay here. Hoping to make a few cards...my sister asked me to add one Halloween card to my list so she can send one to her friend in England. An honor...my sister never asks me to make her cards to send to people! So I need to get on it!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Finally scrapbooked this past weekend! I just haven't been motivated and have been overwhelmed by things in my life and didn't know where to start. So I challenged myself to only use stuff from my September Cocoa Daisy kit (along with a few basics like adhesive, scissors, etc.). It was so fun! The kits are awesome and they challenge me to use colors, patterns and techniques that I wouldn't go to first if I picked out all the materials at the store. Fun!
And when I got home today...
I got my October kit in the mail.
Yeah! Can't wait to get into that this weekend. Also plan on making a few Halloween cards and finish up a hat I'm knitting for my Dad for Christmas. Then I have another fun knitting project for me up my sleeve...
I am hoping for a calm, relaxing, health-filled weekend!
Off to cook dinner and spend some time with Cary. Happy Thursday!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Today I am grateful for...
1. The bright red tomatos that grew on my sad little tomato plant!
2. Hot coffee in my favorite mug and mulitgrain toast. Went grocery shopping with Cary last night and I'm grateful to have food in the house and money to pay for it.
5. Apples with cinnamon and nutmeg.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This little sweater coat is for my cousin's baby...she has a little boy and now she is expecting a girl! This was my first time seaming a sweater. So the sleeves are a little wacky but the sides came out pretty well. I hate picking up stitches to do edging but I'm quite proud of how the seam came along the inside back of the neck from my picked up stitches! The yarn is bamboo and so nice to work with...
Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK.
The next project is a record for me. I cast on Sunday morning and finished Sunday night after about 3-4 hours of knitting! It's a sweet baby bonnet out of the softest yarn Plymouth Baby Bunny. The picture doesn't do the soft pink justice....this is for a girl I used to work with who has two little boys and is having her first baby girl...
I'm really hoping to do some scrapping this long weekend. But a new purchase
might take some of my attention! Ally McBeal The Complete Collection. It was a splurge for me and my mom. We've been waiting years for this!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today I am grateful for...
- fall colors
- pumpkin bread
- knitting projects
- enough money to pay the bills
- the hard work of others
- art therapists I have met
- fall in New England
- corn chowder for dinner
Today has been a whirlwind of a day and I'm just looking forward to sitting on the couch, eating my dinner and watching TV!