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 :)
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!?
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.
....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 how...you 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 trying...lol.
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 :)
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 time...so I may be abandoning that plan :(