Saturday, August 27, 2011

No Big Deal

We didn't get blown away by Hurricane Irene, thank goodness!  Truthfully I slept through the worst of it last night. We got a lot of rain & some really strong winds. We were lucky though & only had some minor limbs down in the yard, nothing major, nothing that could hurt anything. Keeping my fingers crossed that everyone else in it's path fares as well.

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes last week! I got a surprise package from my friend Grace. She sent a couple little friends along to keep me company. :)  Aren't they cuties? Thank you so much Grace! It really made my day to get that package in the mail.

I got myself a great birthday present! LOL. My Comb & Hackle set came from Blue Mountain Handcrafts. They are beautiful, Eric does an amazing job! And a bit dangerous looking too. The whole family got into it & decorated the package for my birthday. he he

Beth & Katie made these awesome covers for my tools too!!!

Thank you Beth, Eric, Alex & Katie!!

Here is what I've been combing, and I've only poked myself once with them. :)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Monday, August 15, 2011

I'm still here!

I'm still here believe it or not! I work so many dang hours in the summer I have a hard time keeping up with everything. Good grief, where the heck did the month of July go?! And I really do miss it all.... blogging, my blog writing friends, my crafts, my family, etc...

I have squeezed in a few crafty things this summer. Here are some photos of what I can remember, LOL.

I got some yarns spun during the Ravelry Tour de Fleece. And created a cute little logo for the FIX TDF Team.

Outerspace Batt from Knottie Girl Designs...

Truffles batt from Blue Mountain Handcrafts.

A batt that I got from Shannon...

My first coils, superwash merino roving from Bumblebee Acres.

Superwash roving from Blue Mountain Handcrafts.

And with my first coils I wove this scarf & hat. I picked up stitches for the border, ribbing & button band & knitted those. And I made the buttons out of polymer clay.

I started this sock, we will see if I get it finished... and then the second one! This is my first toe up sock. The jury is still out on toe up sock knitting. I'm knitting this with some of Kathy's awesome sock yarn that she dyed.

Well, that's about it. Other than making a few clay stitch markers & such here & there, that's all I've gotten done craftywise since the last time I posted. Hopefully sometime in September my hours will go back to something near a normal 40 hr week & I'll be able to catch up on everything & everyone.  Take care! And if anyone needs me, just shoot me an email. Most of you have it. :)