Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Christmas Napkins

Here is a pic of one of the Christmas napkins I made. I used the overlock stitch on my machine instead of the surger for the edges. These napkins were made from my Christmas table cloth that I have had for a long time, but this year it just wasn't working for a table cloth so I cut it up and made napkins :)

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Baby Hot Head

Here is a hat I knitted a little while ago from my Stitch n Bitch book. The only problem is it came out way smaller then I had planned. So I gave it to my friend Christi for her baby Joshua....isn't he so cute!?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, I had some pics I wanted to post of some crafts the kids and I did, but the camera ran out of batteries :( I thought that since tomorrow is Thanksgiving I would list a few things that I am thankful for...

1) My Salvation, sometimes I am just so overwhelmed with the love God has for me, and I am very thankful for the sacrifice of his son.

2) My family (all of them) but I'm gonna talk mostly about my husband. I am so thankful for the man that he is. That he loves God. I'm thankful he works hard at our marriage and doing what is right for it. I'm thankful he communicates with me and will talk things out with me. I'm thankful for the love he has for me and the kids. I am thankful that he values my job and the importance of homeschool. I am very thankful that he is a good leader!

3) I'm very thankful for the material things we have. Even though they may not be to the world's standards, I am so thankful to have my home, to have a car(even though only one), that I can buy food for my family, that I have medicine to give my children when they are sick. Honestly there are times I think I'm the luckiest person in the world. And I guess that comes with true contentment and peace of where and what you have.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Do Five Year Olds Knit?...

....I don't know, but here's mine trying. Mycah has been wanting me to teach him how to knit for a long time, but I keep telling him no he has to be a little older. But then he said, "I know stick it through and wrap it around". He was kinda accurate so I thought well...why not let him try? So I casted on for him and got him started him. He did a good job, the only thing hard for him was trying to hold both kneedles and wrap the yarn. He got the idea and was doing it pretty good. He may be able to do it if he keeps practicing, but he lost intrest after about 20 mins of

My cutie still trying :)

Sunday, November 12, 2006

My Knitted Hat

Here is the knitted hat I made last weekend. I think I'm gonna do another one in the same color but make it ribbed and start forming the crown sooner so it's not so "gathery" at the top.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


So, the idea behind this meme is that you bold every one of these things that you've done and leave the rest in standard typeface.

01. bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. swam with wild dolphins
03. climbed a mountain
04. taken a ferrari for a test drive
05. been inside the great pyramid
06. held a tarantula
07. taken a candlelit bath with someone

08. said "i love you" and meant it
09. hugged a tree

10. bungee jumped
11. visited paris
12. watched a lightning storm at sea13. stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. seen the northern lights
15. gone to a huge sports game
16. walked the stairs to the top of the leaning tower of pisa
17. grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. touched an iceberg
19. slept under the stars
20. changed a baby's diaper

21. taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. watched a meteor shower
23. gotten drunk on champagne
24. given more than you can afford to charity
25. looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. had a food fight

28. bet on a winning horse
29. asked out a stranger

30. had a snowball fight
31. screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. held a lamb
33. seen a total eclipse
34. ridden a roller coaster
35. hit a home run
36. danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. adopted an accent for an entire day
38. actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. had two hard drives for your computer
40. visited all 50 states
41. taken care of someone who was drunk
42. had amazing friends
43. danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. watched whales
45. stolen a sign
46. backpacked in europe
47. taken a road-trip
48. gone rock climbing
49. midnight walk on the beach
50. gone sky diving
51. visited ireland
52. been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. in a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
54. visited japan
55. milked a cow
56. alphabetized your cds
57. pretended to be a superhero
58. sung karaoke
59. lounged around in bed all day
60. played touch football
61. gone scuba diving
62. kissed in the rain
63. played in the mud
64. played in the rain

65. gone to a drive-in theater
66. visited the great wall of china
67. started a business
68. fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. toured ancient sites
70. taken a martial arts class
71. played d&d for more than 6 hours straight
72. gotten married
73. been in a movie
74. crashed a party
75. gotten divorced
76. gone without food for 5 days
77. made cookies from scratch
78. won first prize in a costume contest
79. ridden a gondola in venice
80. gotten a tattoo.
81. rafted the snake river
82. been on television news programs as an "expert"
83. gotten flowers for no reason
84. performed on stage

85. been to las vegas
86. recorded music
87. eaten shark
88. kissed on the first date
89. gone to thailand
90. bought a house
91. been in a combat zone
92. buried one/both of your parents
93. been on a cruise ship
94. spoken more than one language fluently
95. performed in rocky horror
96. raised children
97. followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. passed out cold
99. taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. walked the golden gate bridge
102. sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
103. had plastic surgery
104. survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
105. wrote articles for a large publication
106. lost over 100 pounds
107. held someone while they were having a flashback
108. piloted an airplane
109. touched a stingray
110. broken someone's heart
111. helped an animal give birth
112. won money on a t.v. game show
113. broken a bone
114. gone on an african photo safari
115. had a facial part pierced other than your ears
116. fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wildside
note - where is 118?
119. had major surgery
120. had a snake as a pet
121. hiked to the bottom of the grand canyon
122. slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. visited more foreign countries than u.s. states
124. visited all 7 continents
125. taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. eaten kangaroo meat
127. eaten sushi
128. had your picture in the newspaper
129. changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
130. gone back to school
131. parasailed
132. touched a cockroach

133. eaten fried green tomatoes
134. read The iliad
135. selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
136. killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. skipped all your school reunions
138. communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. been elected to public office
140. written your own computer language
141. thought to yourself that you're living your dream
142. had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. built your own PC from parts
144. sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
145. had a booth at a street fair
146. dyed your hair
147. been a dj
148. shaved your head
149. caused a car accident
150. saved someone's life

Let me know if you do it so I can check it out! Also, I posted these questions in the comments section so you can copy and paste them into your own blog :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006


I finished knitting a hat for myself (but I left it at my mom's house for now and have no pics of it yet) and it came out good. However, there are a few things I would like to change about it so I may or may not redo it.

We have been doing a lot of baking here this past week, from breads to lemon bars. Yesterday Trin and I made pumpkin muffins and then both kids helped in making pumpkin pie. Dad was busy removing the fireplace sense we are doing some remodeling. So far what he has gotten finished looks great. Can't wait to get done with all the dust >.<

I'm slowly woking on the quilt. However I don't know if I will make my Christmas goal. It's just so expensive trying to get all the material for it in a short amount of I may be abandoning that plan :(