Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Playing catch up...

Somehow I've found myself behind. On e-mails, laundry, blog reading, blog posting etc. Not sure how it happened, but please bear with me while I try to catch up! In the meantime, here are some things that have been going on around here...

I attended my last knitting class for the mittens last Thursday. They just need to be felted and I will show them off! My husband wants me to knit him a pair in camouflage next. Not sure they make yarn like that, but I'll come up with something.

Last Friday we went to my sister's house for a Wii party. Oh my goodness, so much fun! And I'm really not a video game person. Sydney had a blast too, even though she didn't quite get what was going on. Funny story though....the kids were playing Wii bowling that night. Sydney thought it was very fun, even though the ball usually went behind her head. At home on Sunday the TV got left on ESPN and professional bowling was on. Sydney came running to find me, very excited because she thought she was playing Wii again. Hilarious!! Funny how her game improved dramatically!

Just made a quick trip to Wal-mart. (Doesn't sound very exciting, I know.) This particular store is relocating soon to a Super Wal-mart so they have been clearancing everything. I made a haul on a ton of yarn ridiculously cheap. Like Lion Brand Thick and Quick for $2 cheap, among other things. I'm all ready for Christmas scarf making!! (Thanks for the tip Stacy!)

Speaking of knitting, I am currently working on one of these knitted Easter eggs...so easy and quick, I can't wait to show you how cute it is!

Not that I really care, but I find it funny that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony named their kid's Max and Emme....just like the kids from Dragon Tales on PBS. Anybody else watch that show?

I snuck out to this fabulous bead store on Friday. I am starting to get hooked on jewelry making. Just what I needed! I'll hopefully show off my creations soon!

Sometimes a little whining pays off! Remember my zippered pouch from last week? (I'm sick of linking, just scroll down if you don't.) Well, the very sweet and thoughtful Katherine has made a tutorial to show us all how to make a lined zippered pouch without hand sewing the lining! Thanks again Katherine! I knew there had to be a way, I just couldn't wrap my head around it until you explained it. You're the best!

One more thing...someone asked about the frame I used for Sydney's painting. It was a after Christmas clearance score from Michaels, came in a pack of three different sized frames. Really nothing special - any old frame will do! I found the mat at Hobby Lobby - with my 40% off coupon it was $1.50.

Alright, that's all I've got. I'm off to catch up on e-mails.

8 comments:

Amy Jo said...

You've been a busy girl. I'm out of breath just thinking of it!

Stephanie said...

Our Walmart actually carries cammo yarn. :)
Keep your eyes peeled!

Katherine said...

Amazing how the time flies when you're busy, isn't it?

I can't wait to see your first knitted mittens. I didn't realize you'd be felting them too. It sounds like something I could be tempted to make.

Glad my tutorial helped. Happy sewing!

amandajean said...

we *heart* wii bowling! it's loads of fun. cute sydney story. I bet that was hilarious!!!

Elizabeth said...

I have seen camoflauge yarn before but I don't think it was 100% wool so you wouldn't be able to felt it.

Kristin said...

I've been playing catchup lately too... love the sales you found for the yarn! I have some of those knitted eggs for my kids' play kitchen and they LOVE them!

Also wanted to let you know that I am having a big giveaway on my blog, so if you have a moment, stop on by. :)

http://homegrownrose.typepad.com/reclaimingthehome

Breanna said...

Sounds like you've been busy! I keep hoping I'll find a great deal on yarn, no luck yet...

Blondie said...

I'm so glad that someone else caught that about Max and Emme! While I'm sure that the Lopez/Anthony TV isn't regularly tuned to PBS, you would think that someone would have clued them in to these names. :)