Friday, August 1, 2008


I am so excited it is time again!!!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Dress

I could tell a long convoluted story about the dress but I will simply tell you I have been working on it for quite some time and I am happy to say it is finally done!
Happy happy joy joy happy happy joy!!!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Wee Tiny Sock Swap

I have a new wee tiny sock for my blocker.
The new tiny sock is so fun and far more fancier than any I have had on my blocker. The two colors of yarn accent each other very nicely. My tiny sock sender Carrie is a fabulous knitter and she even kitchenered the end of the tiny sock. I didn't even have a darning needle small enough to kitchener with let alone the brain power to think of kitchenering the end.
Thanks again Carrie. Also a big thanks to Emily for putting together another great knitting activity
I hope everyone has a great weekend enjoy your knitting!!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Quit Complaining

Hey I made it here twice in one month.
So yesterday morning after worshiping in the land of the sheets and the holy bedposts, I was watching CBS Sunday Morning. I really do enjoy watching that program. I now even set my alarm on sunday so I can get up to watch it. Previously I wouldn't get up early on Sunday at all since it is proclaimed as the day of rest that is what I do on Sunday, I rest. Not any more now I get up an watch my TV show.
This week there was an excerpt on this church that started a quit complaining project. It was really quite amusing you can read more about it:here
BILL GEIST: Complaint-Free Living
This is a story you definitely can’t complain about. Rev. Will Bowen has created a program to help people stop complaining. It involves wearing a purple rubber bracelet around your wrist. So far, he’s distributed nearly five million of these purple bracelets from the basement of his Kansas City church. It’s all part of his campaign to create a complaint-free world. Bill Geist has no complaints when he visits the church where the 11th commandment might just be “Thou shalt not whine.”
For more information on a complaint free world:
For bracelets/merchandise:
Hence the title for the blog entry today, and if I ever stop whining I will let you know, it hasn't happened yet.

As for my knitting, I attempted Lace last night. Yeah Right who thought that would be fun, it was more like misery, split stitches and 4 letter words not my idea of a good time. So I threw it in the bag and hid it so I wouldn't keep swearing because just looking at it made me want to throw up.
On happier knitting news, I finished the chef's clogs they are drying right now . It is a loverly pattern that I got at City Knitting called knitted and felted loafer. They are great house shoes!!! Love that Lorilee she is a knitting wizard.!!!!

Well peeps I gotta run the Chef is pretending he is a plumber today and installing our new reverse osmosis water filter thingy I had to have from Lowes today. I haven't heard one four letter word yet, that makes it kinda scary. I better go check and make sure he is still here.

Oh, one more knitting thing I am doing is the Wee Tiny Sock Swap 2008. It will be loads of fun check it out sign up if you want to I think it will be fun.

Happy Knitting

Friday, March 7, 2008

Where Did I go?!?!???!

I can't tell you because I don't know where I went. AWOL apparently.
I did this quiz whatcha think? Like hitting the nail right on the head.!!!!!!!!!!!
All of you should try it it was fun. I promise I will keep up on my blog at least every other week. I really promise okay. Talk to you all soon.

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Thursday, December 6, 2007


If you read the last post about 230lbs of gingerbread you would be looking forward to seeing what that looks like so I have some photos for you:

My husband "the chef" was back at it again this year. This is the fruit of our labors of making the gingerbread. All 230lbs was strategically air nailed to the wooden substructure.

This is the front of the house early stage before the finishing frosting to patch the seams was placed.

Back view, again before cosmetic touches.

Now all the seams have been filled with frosting to make the siding complete. The glue holds all the gingerbread siding to the house. The roof and sides were then coated completely with white frosting.

The tradition holds that once the house is built all the kids from the country club(where the chef works) come in one night and decorate it and have a party. So, after the chef and I spent about 6 hours making the 230lbs of siding, he spent approx 2.5 hours assembling the house. We also spent about and hour in the supermarket getting candy from the bulk bins for the kids to use to decorate the house. People were looking at us as if we were crazy when we were filling the shopping cart with bags of bulk candy. I said "chef" what kind of candy do you want me to scoop. "Anything without nuts for the allergic kids and anything that will stick to frosting not in wrappers" replied "the chef". We nearly cleaned out the bulk aisle at our supermarket buying gum drops, mike &ike's, good&plentys, gummie bears worms, jelly beans, and choclate candies of all varieties. We bought almost 100lbs of candy. The cashier was giving us "the look" wondering why we would be buying so much candy she must have thought us to be lunatics.

Okay, so you might be wondering how this works. Well the maintenance crew sets up the "magical rug" and the "picket fence " for the house. Chef puts the house inside the fence where it begins looking plain, calm and serene.
Add about 150 wild kids from 2-11 years old, taking turns going inside the fenced area picking up candy and decorating the outside of the house.



Here is the front entrance. Look at the beautiful entrance, please advert your eyes from the candy that has made it on the floor and began to be ground into the "magical rug".

Another view of the "messterpeice" oops I mean Masterpeice :)

A final view. Yes, those are hand marks in the frosting on the side of the house. Can you imagine the sugar buzz those kids were on when they went home. Looks like some of the candy made it on the house, a lot made it on the floor, and I am sure some of the candy for decoration made it in their mouths.

The house will stay on display for less than 72hours. The house will then be transported outside, powerwashed, and siding will be removed. The picket fence will come down and the "magical rug" will find it's way to the dumpster. The house substructure will be packed away until time for next years remodeling and redecoration.

The fact that I don't have to clean up the mess after the fact


Now you know what i have done this week you can see why I haven't accomplished very much knitting. Hopefully next week will produce some knitting finished object photos.

I hope you enjoyed the gingerbread house story.
Merry Christmas

Run, run, as fast as you can...You can't catch me.........I am the gingerbreadWOMAN!!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Yikes, Where does time go?

It's hard to believe that time goes so fast. I swear it was just July. Well I am fighting the sinus junk this week. Booo Hiss!!!!!!!! I have been doing some knitting but don't have any pictures to show for it! Among other things, I have finished a baby gift for a friend, a few dishcloths, and a new bathroom rug that is super soft. Today, I helped "the chef" aka:my husband make enough gingerbread to cover the worlds largest gingerbread house. We made 230 lbs of gingerbread. No your eyes aren't playing tricks on you that really says 230lbs that is more than a grown man. I don't care if I ever see gingerbread ever again.
Tomorrow "the chef" will take the 40 plus sheet trays of gingerbread "siding" and screw them on the gingerbread house frame and all the kids at the country club will get to decorate it. They do this every year and this year I was elected to help make the gingerbread siding. What a zoo, at least I don't have to be there when there are 100 kids frosting and glueing candy to the house in between shoving candy and frosting in their mouths. I am so sorry I will have to miss that darn :) Too bad "the chef" will have to endure it all. Anyways, I leave you with thoughts of the chaos that will ensue tomorrow at mission gingerbread house build.......(evil laughter).