Thursday, May 29, 2008

Yep...

You guys were right, a Harry Potter scarf!

It's going to a cousin for her 12th birthday. I know it's going to be summer, but I'm hoping she'll like it so much that she won't mind waiting 4 months to wear it :) It's crocheted in this supercool stitch that I've decided is my favorite striped crochet scarf stitch. Sc, chain 1, sc, chain 1 across... then sc in the chain one space, chain one across. It makes for fasst crochet and it's not toooooo dense, like regular sc is. Loves it :)

I'm also working on a secret project for my little bro for his birthday. It's not until the end of July, but it's knitting, so I'm starting now. Now you see it...

Now you don't!

Pretty spiffy! And, this was a present for my big little brother. A case for his "baby". A Mac Book.

I made a chart with a cross-stitch program and then crocheted the chart in sc. He thinks it's super cool :)

Anyways, I'm using hubby's computer right now. Mine died. We took it to PC Nerds today, and hopefully it'll be fixed beginning of next week. I didn't know that you weren't supposed to use your laptop while sitting it on a pillow. Hmmm, can you say over-heat? Keep your fingers crossed!

Friday, May 23, 2008

I'm back!!!

Ok, finally feeling completely human. WooHoo! Here's what's been going on...

Yeah! The granny blanket is finally done! I finished it up last night and gave it a wash this morning. I know people talk down on red heart yarn, but I swear, it's soooooo soft after you've washed it and then tumbled it with a dryer sheet! Momma and I made this as a collaboration. She made most of the solid squares, except the green ones, which I did along with the multi-colored flower-middled ones. I also joined them all together with the white. I think it turned out about 48" square. Isn't it purty?

Yesterday, the mail-man brought me a present!

How'd she know that I like, no, that's a lie... love Josh Groban??? This is actually the only CD that I don't have of his, and I'm so anxious to listen to it. There was also a gorgeous hand knit washcloth, yummy coffee, beautiful baby alpaca yarn in a great orange color, some biscotti and chocolate (there was actually another bag, but it was ripped open and doesn't look so picture pretty). Thanks so much Cetta!!!

Remember this picture?

That was while the concrete guys were pouring the concrete on our back patio. This is what it looks like now.

We got an awesome deal on the patio furniture from Wal-Mart. A table, 4 cushioned chairs, 2 folding chairs and an end table for $199! So we bought 2 :) And the umbrella is 11 feet wide and it's absolutely perfect. We were wondering what we were going to do for shade because we put two tables up next to each other, so we couldn't put the umbrellas in them like normal. But the one we found hangs from the side. I'm also turning into a gardner. Like my herbs? And here's the cute little cherub that watches over everything.

It was finished just in time for my birthday party (I can't believe that was a month ago already). Thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes, and sorry I didn't feel well enough to thank you then!

We also spent mother's day on the newly finished patio. I wish we could celebrate mother's day every weekend. My momma deserves it! I know everyone says that they have the best mom in the whole world, but I really do. I hope that I'm half as strong, loving, creative, smart, etc., etc., etc. as she is! Love you momma!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Just a little cough...

I'm finally feeling human. Still have a nagging cough, but now I think it's more allergies than anything. I'm stealing this pic from my mom's blog to show you one of the things I was working on while I was sick...


Aren't they cute??? You can buy the pattern, here. While I was making them I kept giggling. I couldn't wait to see how Momma would react when she saw them, and she did the same thing... **giggles** Happy Belated Mom's Day!!! Love you!!!

I'm still working on the granny blanket for my granny, I only have one strip to go, but can't make myself sit and do it. Especially now that hubby has the cold and all I really want to do is sit on the couch with him in my lap while I play with his hair. Poor baby! You know he's sick when he calls sick into work. The only 3 days he's ever taken off in the almost 4 years that I've known him were for his brother's and our weddings. Oui! Hopefully sleeping all day will make him feel better quicker!