Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am thankful for ......

Red Heads

Suckers at bedtime when Mom and Dad won't find out

Suckers in the morning before Mom and Dad wake up

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Finished with a Christmas present

It's a mermaid! Isn't she cute?? I made it for one of my daughters for Christmas. I don't really like her hair, I think I'll add more later. She's a lot bigger than I expected, too .... probably about 18 inces long; so I couldn't fit her in the picture good. I can't wait till Christmas to see my girl's reaction!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Making applesauce

Applesauce is easy with helpers like these. I bought this food strainer last year and it makes sauce making go fast ..... especially when you have 4 boys that want to do the hard work of turning the crank. It took us only about 2 hours to go through 2 1/2 bushels of apples. We froze 17 quarts of applesauce and I canned 8 pints of apple butter. YUM!

Monday, November 19, 2007

My boy's project

We had to do a weather project for science. Nat chose an anemometer .... it measures how fast the wind is blowing. Of course ...... little bit got into the mess as usual.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Apparently you're pretty smart!

It seems that all who read my blog are geniuses, congratulations!

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Although I don't know how accurate this is, since the second time I tried it said my blog was at high school readability. I think I'll stick with genius.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More bows

Here's some Christmas tree bows I made last night with my Mom. Which one do you like best?

Here's my favorite .......

*ETA - NICOLE!!!! Those little "balls" are ornaments! Well I could see it, if others are wondering why there's green spots on my bow, maybe I should throw that one out.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A great yarn shop!

I bought some yarn from a shop called Sonny and Shear (clever, I know). I got my order within 4 days with free shipping. There was even a handwritten note with some hot tea thanking me for my order. I loved dealing with these folks and will definitely order from them again. You can order from them, too, because right now they are offering 20% off (and always free shipping if your order is over $40). Just use the code VETERAN between now and November 17 to get your 20% off!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I've been robbed!

We got a call last night from our bank about some strange debits. It turns out someone got my debit number somehow .... probably at a restaurant or gas station, and went crazy in Brooklyn, NY. $800 crazy!!! It put us negative in our bank account. Hopefully, our bank will refund us our money back, but we won't know anything until Wednesday - that's when they set a time for us to dispute it.

On a happier note, I lost 2 lbs this week with Weight Watchers! That puts me at 16.6 lbs total.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

What do you think?

Should I put the worms or not? I think I need more worms, but I finished my skein .... and I'd hate to start the next skein just for a couple more worms. I'm thinking I need to take the worms off and give this hat to Derek for Christmas, bc I think it looks pretty good on him. And it fits him well, too.

Friday, November 2, 2007

A baby gift

I made this stocking cap up in one night for a baby cousin that's due next month. Isn't it cute? It's from a new hat I bought last week called Itty Bitty Hats. I know I'll use lots of patterns from this book.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Trick or Treat

Every year, my husband's work let's all the kids come and trick or treat around the offices and cubicles. The kids love it and with 6 kids x over 100 employees passing out candy = too much candy at my house!!!

Look's like Cap'n Jack had a little too much rum