Monday, June 23, 2008

Where are they now?

Remember my "waiting for baby" knitted uterus? It was a nice quick project for those last days of pregnancy. Where is it now?


And on Friday I bought some yarn from a friend who was trying to de-clutter her stash. Now I have 4 bags of yarn to wind! Lucky me!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday Fill-ins

1. A smile is the best kind of encouragement.
2. Apples to Apples is my favorite board or card game.
3. I would love to have more yarn in my life and less procrastination.
4. When I think of the Summer Solstice, I think of staying up really late to enjoy every bit of sunshine.
5. I just remembered I need to call the newspaper.
6. One of my favorite song lyrics goes like this: I get knocked down, but I get up again.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to either a potluck, wedding reception or stake activity, tomorrow my plans include Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband and Sunday, I want to visit teach!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Adventures in sewing

I love knitting, but I've decided I need to branch out in the world of crafts. I want to get my etsy shop up and rolling and I don't want to confine it to knits. So, I've been practicing other crafts. Here's my sewing showcase:

I made a little apron for Margaret. She'll get to use it when she's older. It has a pocket!

And a bow!

And because I need to be more thrifty and environmentally friendly, I used the scraps, some leftover fleece from a Christmas craft, and terry cloth to make some nursing pads.
I made 3 pairs and last week at the family reunion, I wore them. They work like a charm! (I have quite the overactive letdown- it's more of a hyperactive letdown.)

Anyway, because I'd like to make things from scraps and thriftstore goodies, I'm going to venture out and try new crafts. I'm still knitting (in fact my head has been spinning with knitting ideas and patterns- I just need to finish them!)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday Fill Ins?

A vacation has been taken, knitting has been done, and Friday Fill ins was missed. Here are my fill ins and once the crazy "catch up for being gone for a week" business is over, I'll be posting.

1. Project: Pigeon Hole is high up on my bucket list. (It's kind of top secret, so I won't tell you what it all entails.)
2. My favorite quote is "A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes"; it's from Hugh Downs.
3. The 100 Hour Board inspired me to start blogging.
4. Strawberries are best in my mouth.
5. My top right canine tooth fell out in the last dream I remember having. (Interestingly, here's what losing your teeth in a dream supposedly means.)
6. The most enjoyable time to go for a walk is anytime.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight (Friday night) I (was) looking forward to relaxing and actually keeping a meal in my stomach, tomorrow (Saturday) my plans include(d) a sour dough pancake breakfast and Sunday, I want(ed) to come home!

Friday, June 06, 2008

Friday Fillins

1. Idle hands are rare when you have a baby, knitting, and a house to clean.
2. I love taking my time in the shower.
3. My favorite time of the day is when I wake up next to my two favorite people.
4. The last tea I drank was red raspberry leaf tea when I was pregnant.
5. I like to ride my bike in the Summer.
6. My mother always said the number "50 million" it was like her favorite number.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to having a Brazilian barbeque, tomorrow my plans include a tie-dyeing LLL fundraiser and Sunday, I want to go to Relief Society!