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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Like a hole in the head

That's just how badly I needed to happen what happened to me today. (confused yet?)
Well, some of you know we just sold our house. We close tomorrow. Then on Friday we close on the new house........stress galore!!
The weather has been crazy today....almost in the 80's today and now all of a sudden it's about 40, going down to about 18 with the windchill over night.........gotta love Texas weather!!
Well, all day I was seeing this little fella in my yard. Very cute. Very friendly. Very loveable......but I ignored a good 'girl'.
Then DH and I were sitting outside and it came right over to me, jumped up on my lap, laid it's head on my shoulder and sighed...then he licked my face and closed his eyes, again with his head on my shoulder. COME ON!! WHAT KIND OF SICK JOKE IS THIS??As some of you may also know I've been looking for another 'itty bitty' ever since my wonderful Dachshund puppy died a few months ago. I've been looking around and (I think) DH was going to get me one for Christmas.Well, it's too cold to just leave him outside. Can't just turn my back on the little guy.
Then, out of the blue my dh...who is the world's biggest sceptic...says 'well, looks like we have to keep him. He took such a liking to you, you can't just ignore that. He found you, that's more important than you finding him'. My daughter went up and down the street asking if he belonged to one had seen him before so my dh is certain he was 'dumped'... . So, maybe it was just meant to be........May I introduce to you.......Chico

He's a young dog from what I can tell and is a Chihuahua mix....not even as big as my cats....
My daughter said..."the poor thing, being abandoned like that" to which I replied "are you kidding? He just hit the jackpot!"

DH's king size ghan

TADA!! Here it is! Hubby was bugging me for a while to make him a blue 'huge' ghan. This has been a work in progress for about.....hmmmm.....6 months I guess. I used The Crochet Dude's 'dudessembly' joining techinque. I love the way it turned out. My favorite row is the red one.

I thought I'd take a pic and show y'all before I put it in a safe garbage bag for transport the our new house. It'll get wrapped up and put under the tree. Don't know if DH will be able to wait that long but ...........ha ha ....he has no choice!!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Ribbed Newsboy hat

Well, we were at WalMart yesterday morning and my daughter goes to the scarf section (like you really need them in Texas.....but anywho...) and sees scarves with flowers on them, just like I made for a swap so she calls me over. "Mom, you made one just like this!!" She was amazed. Then she saw some crocheted Newsboys and falls in love with them. She actually wanted me to buy her one...puhshaw!! I told her I could make one and to go pick out the yarn. She picked out Bernat's Softee Chunky in white and I found a pattern I liked (Ribbed Newsboy Hat pattern at TepperWear's site ) and got to work. I whipped it up in no time and what did she say? "Mom, that's so awesome! I like it a lot better than the one I wanted from WalMart". Yes, I'm a star...*smile*. I had enough of the 2 skeins left to make to make her a skinny scarf. Here are a few pics. White doesn't photograph that well, so please keep that in mind. It does look very nice in person.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Let the games begin!!

Well, got the word today.......actually got two words. He's coming! My parents just let us know a few days ago that, seeing how we are moving in to a new house and will be there for Christmas that they are just way too nosey and must come down to see the house. That's great. My kids have only missed one Christmas with them so it's always nicest when they're here. I did get word today that my brother is also coming. Before I go any further let me say this....I love my brother, he's a great guy....etc......BUT, we always get in to it at some point because he's very self-righteous. Wish me luck........
I am looking forward to seeing him as I've not seen him since 2004, so 2 years ago. You'd think when you grow up your adolescent sibling ways dissolve.......nope!!

Friday, November 17, 2006

What to make my parents

Well, I once asked my mother if she would like me to make her anything, like an afghan, and her response was 'hell no. Why would I want more thing to pick up?' So, I never asked again. That was over a year ago. So, I called today and asked and I got a favorable response......scarves. She and my dad both want scarves. She wants tassles....he doesn't. I went. I made this scarf for my mom today. I'm not a big tassles fan, but I put them on there anyway. I think I made it too long's about 8' long. She'll wrap it around her neck a ocuple
Here's a pic... the tassles don't look even but they are, it's just the way it's laying.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

SnB Color Bay blanket

I just finished this for my step son for Christmas. It's the Color-Bay blanket from the Stitch n Bitch book. I did not use the exact colors used in the pattern....but I rarely do. It only took me about a week to do. But let me tell ya, all those little 3 round squares got monotonous after a while. I was glad to finish the last one this afternoon!! Here's the pics of it....... It looks better than the pictures give it credit for...........

Monday, November 13, 2006

Ok, here's the news

We sold our house. It's been on the market for over a year and I've been very anxious about the whole thing. We've also put a contract on another house........with all of it coming to a head by December 1st. All this time, nothing, now it's full speed ahead!!
To be honest, I've been flipping out a little bit today. I have a habit of always expecting the worse. So my stress level is off the charts right poor hubby.
This is his grandmothers house, that has been in his family since the 30's. It was left to him when she died. When we moved in here together, with my 3 kids it was small but the kids were younger so it didn't matter so much. Now 2 out of the 3 kids are teenagers and they all need more room...their own rooms. So, really he's doing this, selling the house for me and the kids. I feel guilty on some levels...a lot of levels...but he tells me to look at it in the way that he's giving up the house for me but to look at it this way....... "I love my wife so much I want to give her what she wants and deserves. " Now, while that's harder for me to 'get' I'm trying....trying....trying. I have the best husband in the world!!

Friday, November 10, 2006

Bidding on a Jimbo hook

Well, I'm doing it!! I'm bidding on a Jimbo hook!! I soooooo hope I win one!! I've heard so much about them!! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!
Update: I won! I won! I won!! I'm so happy. I also ordered one so I'll be getting 2 Jimbo hooks! I can't wait. Merry Christmas to me.....*bigggg smile*

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What's new pussycat...whoa whoa whooooooa

Good morning everyone. Just thought I'd pop in to say a little hello this morning. Well, I'm not sure how many people read my blog but at least I think a couple of people do. So I'll catch y'all up to date.
Just for the record.......don't you just love that Britney Spears and 'Fed-Ex' are over? I don't know why, but this just makes me so happy!!
I've been busy crocheting for Christmas as well as testing a few things for Crochet Garden and loving it. It's a nice break from doing the same ol' same old. I just finished a couple of Christmas ornaments that I made for a couple of different swaps and I really like them. I will likely make a bunch for my Christmas tree this year. They were so easy and only took about an hour from first ch to the last decorating tie.
Cute huh?
Ok, I'm off for now. I can hear my hooks calling me...........can't you hear them? If you listen hard enough I'll bet you can.................

Sunday, November 05, 2006

What's going on

Hey y'all. What a whirlwind the last few days have been, with it only getting to be even more like a whirlwind by the end of the month.....hopefully.....if all goes like it should.
First, let me tell you what I've been crocheting, then I'll get to the other part. I've been doing a ripple blanket in blues with a Q hook and 3 strands of RH yarn, for my DS Matt. I ran out of yarn at 8 'blocks' of color and I need 14 'blocks' so I'll have to go yarn shopping.........what a So, not wanting to be with a project I decided to try the 'Color-Bay Blanket' out of the Stitch 'n Bitch book. I'm not using the exact colors that were used in the book because they're too girly for a boy, but I think he'll like the pattern.
Hmmmmmmm, as I've been typing this I've been thinking about what I would type next and I've decided to wait. Everything is not finalized yet so I'll wait until it is before I fill you in. I will say this though, or rather as this of you if you are reading this.......... say a prayer, think a nice thought, whatever it is that you do, for me and my family that all turns out well.
Thanks so much, it means the world to me.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Can you smell them????

Well, with all the talk of THE cookies I just had to make them. As soon as the kids and the hubby were out the door this morning I got started. It took me about 2 hours from getting the ingredients out to cleaning up when they were allllll done.
Here is the finished product....made about 80 cookies or 6 1/2 dozen.
This is what they look like when I roll them out (I couldn't find my rolling pin so I used my hands and a and cut them into 'squares'.

My cat even wanted in on the action. He jumped on the cookie sheet.....I was not amused to say the least. But when I saw the pawprint I just had to leave it!! lol

So, I'm letting them cool down and then going to put them in the freezer. They are definitely the best when they are cold. They melt in your mouth, literally!!
See the recipe in the post below.