Saturday, April 21, 2007

My Creating Update

I like Debi's idea of posting a creating update so I am following in her footsteps. I have been busy this week.

I joined the stamping club at my LSS and this month we needed to make sympathy cards. The scan is a little wonky but here is what I made (x6)

We also had a challenge to make a monochromatic card. This is what I ended up with.

At the same LSS I joined the scrapbooking club and part of the club is making an all about me book. We've been given the assignment of two layouts so far. The first is My Home Town. I made something similar for a Circle Journal I did. The flap lifts to house a CD. The song is Patti Page's Old Cape Cod. The idea for the left side came from a calendar kit page at my LSS.

The second layout is My Family. I used a picture from Brittainy's wedding day.

On the knitting front I made a Nantasket Basket that I felted. Here are the before and after felting pictures. (That's a five pound coffee can inside!)

The last project are a pair of clogs I made for myself about 2 weeks ago. They are so WARM to wear. I've worn them several times already.

That's my update for now.

Take care,

Finally it's spring!!!

I thought it would never get here. We woke up to 60ยบ weather this morning! I was so inspired I sent Rich to fill the gas tank so we can cook on the grill this weekend. (Burgers tonight and sirloin steak strips tomorrow!).
I also got some barrels to plant flowers in. Rich drilled holes in the bottom and is going to get some gravel this weekend. I picked up some Miracle Grow garden soil (I love that stuff!). Now I just need to decided what I want to put in them!
We ate our lunch out on the deck today and it felt wonderful! I even bought my first ice coffee of the season.
Ahhhh, life is good!
take care,

Friday, April 20, 2007

A rose

My friend Cheryl came by on my birthday and brought me a lovely bouquet of flowers. This rose was in the bouquet.
Cheryl and I don't see each other often but she is still a dear, dear friend to me. We've both had some rough patches in our lives and have been there for each other.
She was the bride's maid at my wedding (I was the matron of honor at her wedding). She was even there for Timmy's birth.
It's nice to know that she is there, even when we don't see each other. I know she's just a phone call away!
take care,

Thursday, April 19, 2007

My Update

It must be Murphy's Law. I have been waiting for this vacation for what seems like forever. I felt gypped out of my February vacation. Each school day since February vacation ended I have been counting the days. Just my luck I ended up not feeling well again. I went to the doctors on Monday and found out (as I suspected) that I have sciatica! I have had a hard time sitting because it hurts so much!

I celebrated my birthday this week...the big 46! It's too close to 50 for my comfort! Rich, Timmy and I went to Clancy's for dinner and it was very good! I wish that I had had room for dessert! Last night Brittainy took me to Outback Steak House for my birthday. The steak was so tasty! I've been thinking about it all day!

One of my plans for the week was to work on a power point presentation for Parent Night (a week from tonight). I still have a long way to go! I'd better get busy on that huh?

I finished reading Water for Elephants this week and really enjoyed that book, so much so that I have offered it to many friends to read :) (Britt, you are first on the list!). I also started reader Debbi Macomber's The Shop on Blossom Street. I am enjoying that as well.

I'll come back later with my creating update :)

take care,

Saturday, April 07, 2007

From start to finish

It feels like all I have done this weekend is errands of one kind or another. Timmy has been waiting for weeks it seems to decorate eggs. Today was the day. We made a few extra for family to take home tomorrow :). I bought a new kind of egg dying kit and all you needed was water. I think the color turned out great. Then we bought some bottles of "paint" and Timmy got out the q-tips and decorated. All of these lovely eggs are completely his creation. We just hope the bunny likes them!

Here's the finished project!

take care,


My yarn stash

I ordered some yarn this week (can't resist a sale!) and it all arrived on Thursday. I've also got four more hanks from a friend who ordered some for me. I have a lot of knitting ahead of me I guess.

Last night I started another pair of clogs and finished them tonight. Tomorrow morning I will felt them. I am waiting for my yarn swift and winder before I start a project with this yarn.

Oh and Debi, that first picture of the yarn swift is what you put a hank of yarn on so you can wind in into a ball (actually it isn't quite a ball shape). It kind of takes the place of begging someone you love to hold the yarn between their two hands for an extended period of time! Rich will be thankful. I thought about asking him, but decided I could just wait until it is delivered this week!

Take care,

Monday, April 02, 2007

My new present to myself

Remember that post about self's back LOL~! Actually I have been waiting for what seems like weeks for the yarn swift (pic on the left) to come in. I also ordered the ball winder. I ordered them from KnitPicks and it seems there are only a few left already! When I called Friday they weren't ready to order. It's a good thing they are now on their way because WEBS is having a HUGE yarn sale and I just bought tons to make Christmas presents. All my friends who read this act surprised LOL!

Speaking of KnitPicks I have my Options knitting needles and hope to use them this week to start my next project. Several of the girls in the knitting club have them now.

Last night I finished one of my green socks and now I can use the needles to start the second of the white lace socks. I can't wait to wear those!

So much little time :)

take care,

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I found this on Debi's blog. Here are my answers.

1. A is for age: 45 (for two more weeks anyway)

2. B is for beer of choice: I don't drink beer. ICK!

3. C is for career right now: kindergarten teacher

4. D is for your dog's name: I haven't had a dog since I was a teenager and his name was Bear

5. E is for essential item you use everyday: my computer

6. F is for favorite TV show at the moment: too many to pick just one! I love HOUSE, CRIMINAL MINDS CROSSING JORDAN CSI

7. G is for favorite game: card games

8. H is for Home town: Dennis, MA

9. I is for instruments you play: guitar

10. J is for favorite juice: orange juice

11. K is for whose butt you'd like to kick: no one at the moment

12. L is for last place you ate: some crackers right here at the computer

13. M is for marriage: married for 12½ years

14. N is for your full name: Dawn Marie K(don't want to post on the Internet)

15. O is for overnight hospital stays: 2 (having babies), 2 (tonsils emergency surgery), 1 (to have eye removed when I was 22 months old) and 2 very long stays with Timmy when he was sick.

16. P is for people you were with today: Rich and Timmy (oh, and the lady at the donut shop when I got my coffee)

17. Q is for quote: Not a person who collects them. I like the ones that make you smile though. My grandmother used to say, "be good, if you can't be good be careful, if you can't be careful name it after me" LOL! Needless to say I have no little "Freida's" in my life :)

18. R is for Biggest Regret: gaining weight after I worked so hard to loose it!

19. S is for status: Hmmm don't know what status you mean. Tired works for me right now!

20. T is for time you woke up today: 8:00 (I love the weekends)

21. U is for underwear you have on now: let's just say it is comfy and boring!

22. V is for vegetable you love: carrots

23. W is for worst habit: poor eating habits

24. X is for x-rays you've had: teeth, lungs, back,

25. Y is for yummy food you ate today: chips and layered cheese and salsa dip (see # 23!)

26. Z is for the zodiac sign: Aries

If you play, let me know.

take care,