Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
He was so tiny and so beautiful! And his mommy & daddy just loves him to bits! Very nice to see. His mommy is our niece, so, I think that makes us great auntie and uncle, though because our ages are a wee bit closer, we will say we are auntie and uncle to this little bundle of joy!
Will be nice when we can sneak back and visit again!
Friday, December 28, 2007
I received all this lovely yarn!!!! mmm it's yummy soft and beautiful... now just what to make with it all!!!!
I also received this lovely little creation from my sis..... I love it....
Then there were books and tags ands sewing needles and all sorts of other goodies..... An Italian charm bracelet came in that bunch of goodies too! It has a devil, a sewing machine, a dragon fly, and a xoxo charm on the bracelet... very fun!
Grandma- 1 Fleece Vest
Momma- 1 Nightie and a pair of sockies
Sis- 2 pair pants and 1 pair socks
Anyways... more in a bit...
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Do any of you go shopping boxing day for the deals? And for deals on what?
Catchya's later.... be nice out there! LOL
Talk to you all later...
Friday, December 21, 2007
In spirit of Christmas... we didn't get a tree. We have a small space and tend to spend Christmas at mom and dad's anyways.... so, I know... I know... we don't set up a tree, we enjoy mom and dad's. So this year, here is my tree. LOL Not all my presents fit under it considering most of the gifts already migrated to the city!!!! LOL and these will migrate with us too.
Well, HOOORAYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finished my last pair of socks. Here, you see a photo, that by the looks is a little blurry. It shows the pattern. I will show pictures later. I already wrapped them or I would take a better closeup this morning, as that one was taken late last night. Feels good to be done.... with a few day's to spare!
I hope all your holiday crafting and planning is coming together!!!
Happy Christmas and Merry New years!
(I am betting I will be back to post again, before the holidays are over.... maybe even before the day is over!! LOL)
Thursday, December 20, 2007
January: Hey all,Well, I didn't wake up completely better, but I did wake up feeling much better.
Feb.: Hubby and I made a trip to the city.
Mar: This is James and I leaving the farm after pushing up this morning's snow.
Apr: Hey all, Just stopped home quick.
May: I want to say blowing like hell but, hell burns, not sure if it blows!
June: So, I have been Slacking! We finished in the Yard on Friday!!!
July: Hey, I finished my socks. Yes, MINE! LOL special just for me!!!
Aug: Apparently we got horrid hail here yesterday!
Sept: Ok, now that I have recovered from my throw out. LOL Yes, It was very satisfying to throw it out at the time, but, at the same time very disappointing.
Oct: OI, it has been some hell. 22'08 Twister, was a bust. So, built the roof and that was it, all because we didn't want to touch their used bins.
Nov: Hey all! Good morning after! Yes morning after Halloween! I hope you all had some fun of some sort.
Dec: Hey, here is my first attempt at an ear band. Yes I was following a pattern from "The designer One Skein Wonders" and I used a yarn that wasn't thick enough so I got a smaller version of what I wanted than what I wanted... but it still looks ok.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I will be so glad when I am done this sock... that means I am done all my Christmas shopping and crafting... I could say I am done now but I have this sock... LOL
Gotta run, sock is waiting... well actually bed is waiting!!!
good night all!!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I just love the way the snow sticks in the trees...very pretty.....(although that evergreen has a mean lean!!)
These poor devils are overloaded with snow!!!
You can see light dusting of snow in the trees behind the yard down the ally.
The end of the road! It looks pretty the way the trees arch and the snow stuck in them here.
The trees in the graveyard had some pretty snow build up too!
Across the fields... somewhat snowy, you can still see the tracks in the dirt under the snow.
These shots make it look a little hazy, and I do suppose it was... but it was still beautiful out!!
And this, tree's with snow stuck on them... the wind having not disturbed them... makes for a beautiful picture... I know... Looks like a bunch of sticks in the snow... but I like it.... :P
Monday, December 17, 2007
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Ok, so that was today. Do we wanna rewind to... say Thurs? Hubby and I were going to the city to pick up a pair of doors we ordered. So, we figured ok. if we went early enough we could treat mom to lunch and then grab the doors and head for home... well.. Weds said the truck needed an alternator, yeah ok. So, thurs AM hubby was going to take truck for said alt. We slept in instead, completely forgetting about the truck. OI. so, I call making a hair appointment cuz I really really really really really needed a haircut, for 2:30pm, should be no problem. HA! that was leaving town at 11:30am..... we got just out of town, hubby remembers the alt. when the truck electrically chokes itself. Whip around getting a wee bit caught in the ditch(couple rocks back and forth to get out), to get back into town to get an alt. I think it was changed in 15min. flat. Then on our way again. Now thinking this stop to pick up fibre at a friends house may not have been the brightest idea around... but make the swap anyways.... make good time on the gravel get to the city 2:25pm. Good thing the mall is right on the edge there where we came into the city. I made it on time. Unfortunately not a great haircut... she thinned it, without cutting it... OI Next time it's back to the gent who does it without fail in a way that looks good and feels good till it grows out!!! Should have known better but it's lighter and it is not in my eyes... so I guess I will live with that!! *sighs* we then did a little shopping, grabbed pizza for supper for Mom and Dad and us. Stayed the night(I did mom's wrapping, and dad's) I love wrapping presents... we had a good visit. Then Friday we did running... bought me 2 nice bra's. Nice new, pretty bra's and I would show you pics but... Don't want any creeps hanging around!! LOL Checked out a book I was looking at... It isn't that great... so, left it there. Went to walmart, Costco, Superstore, Canadian Tire and we still made it out of town by 3;30ish? We picked up our doors and headed for home. Had A&W in Fort Quapelle for supper, then carried on the rest of the way home. Made it home in time to catch the most part of Ghost whisperer and the whole of Moonlight(love the show). And that is about it.
And onto today... speaking of today... my dryer stopped and I have another load to go... LOL Still feeling awesome about my accomplishments today..... :) I am off an running to see what else can get done!! Maybe them sockies!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sorry I haven't said much. I've been busy... LOL Like that is a surprise for all of you, right? Week before last I was setting up an Etsy store! It's a great little place, Love it!! (etsy you know)------------------------------->
see the link?
So, I set up my little shop with goodies I have made, and some that sis has made. And there it was. I got into the forums and attempted the chat. It's good for promoting... Though everyone in there sounded like they knew each other and I do suppose that if you spent enough time in there you would get to know a few people too... which is cool... but I have knitting needed done for Christmas yet! LOL So, that is that. The store is set up, very cool.
Then last week we went to the city. We were waiting for our doors to get finished so we could bring them home, because the week before, we were told they would be ready in the beginning of that week. So there we were in the city, with the truck(good on fuel but not as good as the car... LOL), waiting for these doors. Thursday we find out the doors will not be ready until the beginning of next week because they are behind!!!!! So, we get what we wanted otherwise(filled the truck, so good thing we have to make 2 trips, it all wouldn't have fit in one!), and headed home. My momma of course wanted us to just stay the weekend, and head back when the doors were done... but, Hubby wanted to get some stuff done around here so... we came home.
This week has been quiet and busy. LOL We were going to go to Yorkton Monday but ended up staying home. I badly need a haircut.. and I mean hang in your eyes make you absolutely insane need a hair cut. But it was too late in the day to get a walk in appointment... and when you fly by the seat of your pants... that's what you get.
I made my first Etsy sale on Monday night. A girl who couldn't pass up my low priced mittens. Here I thought I was in the right ball park and then after they sell I found out they are in the cheap park.. Oh well, good experience right? And if the gal couldn't leave them because she loved them and was scared at that price someone else would snaffle them up then it's all good! Least I think so. Tuesday morning I packaged them up, receipt and all. Went down to my lovely post office and was given a number to call about extra papers to let the mittens across the boarder... OI.. Because wool is restricted... so I was told. So I call the number and they tell me, I am not commercial so talk to Canada Post. Frustration is running high now because, CANADA POST TOLD ME TO CALL THEM!!!! So, now I calm down enough to call the 1-800 for Canada post. The girlie there is very helpful, says most things will go through just that it is restricted and that they may take a little longer in customs or they may come back to me. So, down to the post office I went and put them into the mail. Done. I do hope they travel in a timely manner and make it to my wonderful purchaser!!!! I have a friend whom sends full fleeces to the US so I am thinking my lovely mittens should fly through no problemo!
Yesterday, the car had an oil change, Hubby had someone out from crop insurance(trying to figure out the numbers so they added up, we figure mis-measure, but hubby looked again and figures the numbers are right... so we shall see). I worked on my sock. I am getting closer to done sock one of my pair. These are good size socks... for 9.5 to 10 ladies foot... very long foot!! Then I have one pair to do up... yes one pair... and they are small... size 6 ladies... very nice!! LOL So I guess, I should get off to doing them up.
LOL Talk to you all later!!!
Saturday, December 08, 2007
This was a fat quarter swap from my quilting group.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I cast on a sock for my nephew. I haven't finished the head/ear band at home yet... LOL it is needing sewn up. It is getting there... the second attempt I think turned out wonderful... will know better when I get done sewing it! As for the socks... I have the leg, and heel done on one sock. It works up so quick cuz he has small feet!!! LOL Not like his older brother's... YET! LOL
Well, think I am going to run.... have some things to do in the city today. It rained last night! EWWWWW!!! and is now snowing on top of that! Wonderful! you know??
TTYL - Had a nasty headache/migraine last night... still have remnants of it... know how they hang about? So, will catchya later!!!
Saturday, December 01, 2007
This one is a bit fuzzy..
Now, here is the new shed. Here it is. It is up and functioning. It doesn't seal to the ground or anything so... basically will keep the snow off the lawn mower and rototiller this winter.
Works also as a make shift garage when our garage is full and the truck needs a little TLC.
Hubby and I don't recommend this shelter.... unless you have a very very level space tucked in some trees or something.... Oh well. It will do the trick, for now.
Anyways... off an running have things to do and such! Catchya's later!