Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"I Can Do It" Book

I made a "I can do it" book for my Grandson
I got the idea from:

Knitting Grandma

Here's my version....

It was a lot of work but worth every second.....
I am happy to say that he really loves it :)

Obviously I am not at all good at uploading pictures :0)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Memory Quilt

My daughter-in-law is going to be having a shower to welcome my new Granddaughter!!
I made her a quilt for the shower and beyond.
I got the idea from here:
Quilting Works
I had "M" go with me to pick out the fabric that she liked since it would be living in the baby's room on the wall (hopefully for years to come).
Here are some things I did to put it together.

First I cut out all the pieces and sewed them together to get the top.

Next I made a paper pattern for the pockets and the watering can (I had two different can ideas).
Added the pockets.

Added the watering can.

Added some hand embroidery and some store bought applique butterflies

Quilted it, binded it, and presto..............

On the watering can it will say the date of the shower. On the square with the "Grow" it will say the baby's name, birthday, birth weight and length.
The other blank white squares are for the shower guests to sign.

Friday, August 28, 2009

"The Office"

We had a Lunchtime "The Office" screening at the office on Wed
There were 6 of us, we ordered pizza and I made a cake
We watched the A Benihana Christmas episode....HILLARIOUS!!!

It was a really nice break from the usual work week lunchtime routine

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

How Smart are you?

This is what I got:

Congratulations! You are smarter than 84% of the global population!

Well done! You are in the 'top' 16% of the population and have a reasonable chance of surviving many tricky travel situations!

84% of the world!
Click here to try

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick note to express how very Thankful I am this year, and really every year.
I have been blessed to have a wonderful family that loves me, a roof over my head and food to eat.
What more could anyone ask for?

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Another FO

I wanted to do just a quick post to say I finished a dog sweater I was making as a gift for a friend.
Here it is:

This sweater was totally inspired by "Basket of Daisies"

I am currently working on my very first felted bag, I am using "Simple felted bag"

I will post some pictures when I get more done.

That's it for now.

Knit on!

Monday, November 3, 2008

30 days of nothing update

I promised a week by week update so here it goes:

Oct 4th – 6th

I made it through the first weekend without any damage…phew!
I have my Granddaughter on the weekends which makes it that much harder. She’s eight and eats like a horse!
Finding things to keep her busy is another problem. I was able to keep her busy with stuff she had that was forgotten at the back of the closet so that was good.

I made another No Knead Bread and ate that all weekend.
A big pot of Spaghetti made with things I already had in the house lasted all weekend.

So far so good.

Oct 7th – 13th

The weekend went pretty good, I stayed busy working on a knitting project (using yarn that was frogged from a previous project) and a sewing project with fabric I have had for months in preparation for making a birthday gift. I did have to buy a few more yards but I got it on sale and it was with money I had already budgeted.
So, I’m still in saving mode, and doing really good.
I made more No Knead Bread on Sunday; I just can’t get enough of that stuff! I brought a couple of slices to work today for lunch, yummy!

Here are a couple of pictures of my completed sewing project:

Oct 14th – 19th

Another weekend has passed without me going out of budget at all.
I am very pleased with the amount of money I have saved so far this month

Oct 20th – 27th

This week was uneventful. I didn’t even have to make any trips to the grocery store. We are definitely down to “nothing” but getting by.
The month is almost over!!

Oct. 28th – 31st

Well, I did it; I stayed focused all month and thought about my spending every day.
My intent here was to know if I could see something I really wanted and not buy it.
Can I go a month without buying a new book, or a skein of yarn or anything else that I didn’t absolutely need?
Yes, I can, and I lived to tell about it, amazing!!

I don’t plan on doing without everything every single month, but I do plan on being more aware.

I have been following Dave Ramsey for quite awhile now and this certainly fits into what he teaches as far as “Living on less than I make” and “Beans and Rice, Rice and Beans”
I was able to put $300.00 extra toward my emergency fund from the savings this month.
I don’t expect to be able to save that much every month, but pretty darn close. At that rate, I will be debt free in no time!