September 14, 2005

Five Things

Ah, I've been tagged by Amy. A fun little blog game. Here goes!
Ten years ago: I just found out I was pregnant with my oldest child Eric.

Five years ago: after just having our third child, Olivia, I remember driving my husband to the doctors to get a vasectomy.

One year ago: Had to leave stitch and bitch early to pick up my daughter at the bus stop at 11:40 a.m. daily.

Five snacks:
1. chocolate
2. tail mix but it has to have m&m's in it.
3. fruit
4. BBQ potata chips
5. Ice cream (but don't get that very often)

Five songs I know all the words to:
1. Somewhere over the Rainbow. (because my son likes me to sing it every night to him at bedtime)

2. Favorite Things (Sound of music - Raindrops on roses and whispers on kittens one)

3. What a Feeling! (flashdance) by Irene Cara. Total 80's song.

4. Copacabana. Barry Manilow, of course. (Her name was Lola....she was a show-girl)
(my least favorite manilow song, but still I know every word)

5. I can't think of any more. It's very sad that I can't recall any words to any of the "cool" songs.

Five things I would do with $100 million:
1. Buy lots of yarn.
2. Travel the world and give to the neediest places/people I encounter.
3. Give all my extended family and friends huge cash gifts.
4. buy a VW bug with a cute flower vase attached to the dash and drive it around when I am not playing cheuffer to my kids.
5. Hire a cheuffer to drive my kids around so that I can joy-ride in my bug all of the time.

Five places to run away to:
1. Anywhere with my husband.
2. Maui
3. Catalina Island (but only for 2 or 3 days)
4. Grandma Molly's house- she makes everyone feel better.
5. London

Five things I would never wear:
1. Stiletto's. My feet just can't take that anymore.
2. a parachute. No jumping out of planes for me.
3. seriously big bell bottoms
4. a swim cap
5. head gear for braces. I'd rather live with crooked teeth.

Five favorite tv shows:
1. Friends
2. Oprah, when I get the chance to watch.
3. The office (BBC English Version)
4. Arrested Developement
5. Curb your Enthusiasm.

Five biggest joys:
Of course my children.....but other than that......

1. Knitting
2. Food. Mainly BBQ Ribs, Dairy Queen Blizzards, Chocolate. Specifically, See's Candy Bordeaux.
3. When my kids tell me that they love me.
4. Date night out with my husband
5. The movie theatre
(not necessarily in that order, though.)

Favorite toys:
1. My new ultra mini, ultra cool canon digital camera. It does EVERYTHING!!!
2. My computer
3. Hand held electronic tetris game.
4. My knitting needles, of course.
5. Ink pads and stamps.

Five people I'll pass this on to:
Sorry, but Amy already tagged all the blogger people I know.

September 05, 2005

Well, it's about time!

I am so long over due on posting. I have been trying to figure out my new ultra mini cool camera. Still can't figure out how to get the pictures off of it, but my DH can....and so that is one of the many reasons why he is so perfect for me.

Anyway, here is a picture of the basketweave purse pre-felted last week over at Dunn Bros.

And here it is after being felted..........

Yay! Didn't it turn out wonderful? I told Tara she would have it back by today....but with such a busy weekend.....(For example Dog Sitting Amy's angel doggies.) Here is a picture of Teddy "The wonder dog" sleeping with his tongue hanging out and his eyes wide open. Something that Amy failed to mention to me.......which freaked me out ahhhhh....justalittlebit.

Yes, Teddy is asleep. In fact, in a deep sleep. It took me a few minutes to figure out why he wasn't responding to me at all.....

Anyway, back to Tara's bag. I haven't even sewn in the snap hopefully, she won't mind waiting the extra day or two till I get around to doing that. Here is a picture with Tara modeling her newly felted bag.

Doesn't she look thrilled with it? No one can fake that kind of joy! I had so much fun working on this. I learned a lot of new techniques...and had the chance to play with some hardware ie: grommets and snaps. More fun than one girl is allowed to have. No, really.

Anyway, My DD (Olivia) asked me to show her where I go to stitch n bitch. So I took her to Dunn Bros. This is Olivia kicking my boot-ay at a game of Checkers. Yes, really. She is quite good. And a bit dramatic.

And as if I can't get enough of the coffee house scene. This is the newest project I am working on. I took this one this morning over at Carribou, while my husband and three kids were across the street getting "back to school" hair cuts.

Has anyone (I know) ever knitted with fabric strips? Very fun, indeed. And yes, that is a green tea in the background. Actually....a passion fruit green tea smoothie, to be exact. I don't think it was all that healthy, though 'cause it tasted way too good.