Monday, July 31, 2006


okay, another post without picstures but i promised once i get the camera i will take pictures of all the wonderful things i have done and what are lying around.

I finished my first purse. I used nylon thread in a green/blue/yellow mix. My own design. It was done using tunsian crochet. I also lined it with a cute paw print. I know, hard to imagine without a picture, but soon, i promise. I must have picked up the purse making bug, because I bought some wool yarn to make a felted purse. Its going to be brown and white, no particular pattern. I have never felted before so this is going to be a fun experiment.

While roaming through the craft store i came across punchneedles. I haven't done such a thing since i was a kid. I picked up a cute martini glass kit. I about an evening I was done. I already have an idea for my own creation.

Lady Eleanor is coming along. I have started on the 5/8 skein. It is getting very long....i'm so exciting. I cant wait for it to be done.

The loomed blanket is going to take forever. But eventually will be done....i hope.

I also signed up for a loom exchange in one of my groups. I have an idea for the dishcloth I want to make. Dont want to say much as not to spoil the surprise.

Also working on a pair of socks... sort of. I will tell the story once I finish and post a picture.

Came up with a cute pattern. I think its going to be cute. It is based on my name. I think i swatch it tonight or tomorrow and see if I like it.

I know there is something else but the heat has fried my brains, maybe i'll remember later.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Boy am I tired

Its been a crazy weekend for me. I am so ready to zonk out. Yesterday was my dad's birthday. We had a party at a Russian restaurant. It was a blast. I have never seen my dad dance so much in his life. After lots of dancing and drinking I got home around 1 am. There was so much food and cake left over. Mom of course volunteered me to take home the food since she claims there is no room in hers. I think I have enough there to last me a few years. Lucky me, I got "volunteered" to have an early dinner at my house for our guests from out of town and a few others. I am SO ready for bed.

In the middle of all this I did have some time to work on a few projects....Okay, one. Lady E have been put off for a bit. But she is one here way to be done. I have about 3.5 skeins left to do. I have also started a crocheted purse. I had bought some nylon thread for another purse, but I didn't like the way it was going, also the purse was worked in rounds, which I cant stand. This one is being done with Tunisian crochet and is very cute if I do say so my self. I also did a little splurging last week. Bought a knitting book and a bead crochet book (more projects on my to do list). Then I bought some nice yarns from I wanted to make the skirt that is one the cover of vogue knitting and I want to knit my first pair of socks. Being the dumb a$$ that I am, I didn't buy enough for the socks. Luckily, a LYS (sad to say is going out of business) was still open. I bought enough yarn to finish the socks and added some addi turbo needles to my collection.

I promised a friend that I would finish the projects I have before I move on to news. Yeah, well I think I'm about to break that promise....I want to start on my socks. What is a girl to do?????

Saturday, July 01, 2006

I want to be in pictures

okay, as i promised pictures.

1. 1st quilt
2. rolled needle case
3. little green monster
4. unrolled needle case (yes, i have more needles than pictured, i haven't had the chance to put them in yet)
5. 1st attempt at a needle case (still unfinished)