Monday, October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Patch 2007

Last Friday was Ashley's class trip to the Pumpkin Patch. This was a different one than Chickasaw Headstart took them to last year. There were more activities for the kids. Mom & Abbey went along with me. It was a pretty day for it... Here are some pictures of the activities they had going.
They Served the kids Hot Dogs for Lunch . .

Then the parents got to make Smores for them....

There was a Hay Maze, a Hay Slide and then a Hay Ride....

Then a cow ride...

Then of course they got to pick out a pumpkin....

Those were our events on Friday. It was a lot of fun, Ashley came home and colored her pumpkin in with markers, Then she put it on the porch for a few hours then stuck it in the fridge for some odd reason.. LOL!!


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Just This n' That . . .

I cannot believe it's already cool enough here to be using this blanket bag , I honestly thought when it was bought for Abbey that we would never use it, But taking Ashley to school the last 3 mornings I've used it, Thank goodness for it now, Too cute even!!

I snapped a few photo's yesterday to upload to Ravelry for my WIP's (work in progress) This is a Scarf that I started for Ashley at the end of last Summer and I put it off, The yarn was odd to work with, But Ashley asking Misty to knit her a Scarf when she saw her knitting one for her Daughter gave me the motivation to dig it out and work on it again, So I've been knitting on it last couple of days. I'm almost done.

This is my ever growing Knit Textured Afghan, Started this over a year ago, I put it away for awhile and digit out for awhile I'm only about a quarter of the way done with it. I'll never knit a blanket/afghan with 100% Acrylic Red Heart yarn... Something softer next time.

Here is what it should look like when I finish it...

A couple more ball bands, These are a Project WIP for a very special friend of mine, I won't say who, I'm hoping these will match the colors of her kitchen, I'm using several different colors of yarn to make her dishcloths and hanging hand towels, All with the ball band theme! Hope she likes them! I adore her.

Aha, Another Soda Can Cozy! Except, I added some ribbing in the middle and on the bottom and I discovered these fit almost perfectly over my glasses, Another great thing, When you knit these from Cotton you don't even have to use a coaster because the cotton absorbs the moisture!!! Awesome! I'll be knitting a bunch of these for sure! DH wants one in Manly colors.. hehe!! I think I might make the next one a bit longer...

Another Papillion Cloth, I love this pattern, It's challenging to work and who doesn't love butterflies!!!

Not much going on here, Just freezing, I 'm on the computer a bit longer than normal this morning because I wanted to get some things added to Ravelry. You can find me here at Ravelry..

Til Next time'


Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Things on The Home Front!

Wow, I cannot believe that I have not posted anything here since October 1st. I feel bad that I waited this long. Now I'll have a huge post LOL!! Believe it or not I actually enjoy posting to my blog, So you know if I haven't posted in awhile it's because we've had a lot going on!! I'll start at the beginning of the month and word my way to now :o)
Ashley is much better now, The Anti-biotic got rid of her strep that she had at the beginning of the month but she missed 3 days of school. I hate that, but it couldn't be helped. the 12th was picture day. I curled her hair, Here is a picture I took after curling..

Abbey is doing good, But she's cutting teeth like crazy!! She was sleeping thru the night but now she wakes in the night crying, as soon as we give her Orajel she goes right back to sleep. Poor baby, She has 8 teeth right now and has cut 5 of those since the beginning of the month. But she's a pretty good sport about it, Just thank goodness for Orajel. Here's another pretty smile for you.

On the 12th-14th I got to go on my very first Scrapbook retreat!!! Oh man, It was awesome and I had such a great time!! My friend Susie & her Husband Randall just opened a crafters retreat in Maypearl, TX called Stolen Moments Inn. Susie hosted our very first retreat. She and husband Randall made sure we all had what we needed and were comfortable, They have fixed this place up so nice I felt like I was staying in luxury all weekend, It was fantastic!! I of course have some pictures to share from that weekend...

You knitters might not understand this, But some may when they think in terms of yarn shopping, But anywho this is what the back end of my Van looked like with the back seat out and Me & Danette's scrapbook stuff in the back, Mind you, only two of the smaller bags were our clothes, & it's deeper than it is tall... The rest are Scrapbook totes.. yeah we're product hogs.

Danette, Susan & I stayed in the Yellow room, Each room was fixed up so adorable!! But this one is my favorite!!

The Dinning Area..

The adorable Kitchen..

and here is the crop room, full of people. I met new people that weekend, Everyone was so nice and we all laughed alot and watched a lot of chick flicks! It was great!!! There were 12 of us I believe..

We went to a Scrapbook store in Waxahachie, TX called Crafty Scrapper. It was a cute place and they had a lot of great products! New inventory too, Not just out of date stuff laying around.

Here are a few more random photo's...

Danette scrapbooking hard... (She'll kill me for posting this here)

Susan wearing her pretty pink Shower cap we picked up for her on our field trip to Waxahachie..(She'll also kill me for posting this photo) LOL!! Haha!! So cute!

The make n' take Susie put together for us which was adorable!!!

and last, Me, Showing off a page. I actually got 26 pages done that weekend, AWESOME!! I finished our vacation album from 2004, Ashley Kindergarten Album from last year and started Abbey's Scrapbook!! Woohoo!!!

Okay onto other news.. (oh btw, I have signed up for another retreat in December, Same place and most of the same people) :o)

Mom had a scare early this month, Her Mammogram came back with a "mass"? I think that's what they called it, So the sent her to Oklahoma City on Friday to the Breast Care Center to have it double checked, We were pretty nervous and I prayed a lot about it. It turned out to be water cysts which we were so relieved for. Thank the Lord.

On Saturday Jake opened our water bill and it was almost double what it was last month. No way had we used THAT much extra water, So we knew immediately that we had a leak or something somewhere, Sunday morning Jake looked under the house to find a Lake!! Ugh. Literally it was knee deep under there and it stunk!! He looked under there the best he could discovered that our kitchen sink drain pipe had become un attached but that wouldn't make our water bill go up.. just make water drain under that house.. So we called our good friend Mike, Bless his heart, He's one of those guys that just knows how to do anything. He came over and crawled under the house and discovered that our Main pipe had busted. Great. Thankfully Mike knew just what to do, So Jake and Micheal spent all of Sunday and most of Money replacing the section of busted pipe. Here is the cold hard fact for you, The parts costs us all of $10. Michael told us that if we would have called a plumber they would have charged us around $400 to fix that. Wow. So it's valuable to know how to fix things on your own house, I'm glad we have Mike to teach Jake a lot of what he knows.

Well, that's about it for now I guess. I need to get over and post a knew recipe to my recipe blog. Haven't posted there in awhile because I've been cooking quick and easy things.

It won't be a month when I post next :o)


Monday, October 01, 2007

Knit Talk

Ashley was very sick the earlier part of last week, On our way Home Tuesday night from Visiting Greg in Norman, Ashley got sick. I kept her home on Wednesday, She threw up once and I went ahead and let her go with her Dad for his visit. By Thursday morning she was much worse and she had a high temp. So when Jake got home from work we took her to the ER, her temp was 104.3 Turns out she had strep throat. Poor girl, So antibiotics and a few days later she is feeling 100% and back to school. Thank goodness. As a Mother, That is one of those worse feelings in the world.. a sick child. The Worry.

Nothing much else to report really, I'm getting cabin fever really bad, With Ashley being sick I haven't been anywhere and we're low on Money from the birthday purchases so I have to stay away from places where I might spend money. LOL!! So that leaves me at home all day, every day for this week. Well, until Thursday (payday)

The good news is, I've been doing a bit of knitting, Which I have been really grateful for since being stuck in the house with no other choice this past week, It really was a highlight in the monotony. So here is what I've done... finished 3 things!!

This adorable sweater for Abbey. I bought the pattern from The Gourmet Yarn Co. in Oklahoma City, OK It's called Sugar 'N Spice and it was designed by Minnow Knits.

Yes, Another dishcloth from my Nifty Knit Dishcloths pattern book, It's Called "Ridged Furrows"

.. This one was a must try pattern from a new friend of mine, You can visit Melanie's blog to find the pattern and her picture of the pattern. Thank you so much for the pattern Melanie!! I Love it, It was fun and quick to knit up as well! Also, I was excited to discover that it also fits nicely over my 12oz. DDr Pepper bottles! Woohoo!!

Okay that's all for today, Have a hungry baby calling me....