Friday, July 27, 2007

Eye Camel Friday

Hey, it's a quick Eye Camel Friday (courtesy of remembering to take pics of Oliver before the digital camera went on vacation to Washington and Idaho).

I know two special ladies who will really love this edition of Eye Camel Friday.

(wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

sooooo, here it is . . . . . . . .


and his

very own

brand new


Now, back to working on the 90 prints that need to be shrinkwrapped before next Wednesday (and the 10 that need to be framed, and the 3 pics that I need to print and shrinkwrap by Monday afternoon while I am in the middle of all this other stuff. aaack!) Why does this always happen when the person who owns the digital camera goes on vacation?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Its Raining!!!!

Hey there all. Just wanted to let you know that it is raining here. (Which is good). We haven't had much rain for the past month. At my house we have only gotten 2/10 and inch in the last month or so. I don't know what is normal for you guys out there, but we were on the verge of a drought if we didn't get some moisture soon. That is especially hard news on the farming community I live in. Now, some of the lack of rain is already irreversible, but at least we should be able to get some benefit from it all.
Not like we would have absolutely died from the lack of rain-people have crop insurance and all that kind of stuff, but it makes life hard. We are still a community of small town corn and soybean farmers around here-no millionaire farming groups-just your everyday seed-cap wearing, beat-up truck driving folks.

Sorry no pics of anything current. The digital camera is on a visit to Idaho and Washington, so you'll just have to deal with the Norman gazing at you in amazement.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Something finished, something blue (uhh, pink)

Alrighty, do you remember this yarn?

Cherry Blossom Worsted Weight by Sundara (this colorway no longer available, but golly she has some good stuff)

Well, is has now turned into this!!!!!!!

At the time of the picture, I had not put on the buttons/closures
Can you guess which ones I used?

Plain buttons, ribbon for making bows to slid through the buttonholes, heart buttons.

This project was for my best friend from college who just had her first baby last month. I had made her a little hat, but wanted to make this sweater for someone who was having a baby this summer. And wonder of wonders, she was the only person I knew who had a baby girl. Soooo, I know the sweater was meant for her.

One more thing-remember this?

Ummmm . . . it had some issues.

When an

gets combined with a Barney

it can turn into this

Now, though, I have 11 repeats of 40 done (no picture of that yet, but one will come next week sometime) Anyway, that is how my knitting has been going.
Now, to finish putting together 10 picture frames (can you tell I have been procrastinating?)

Friday, July 20, 2007

HELLO LONG LOST FRIENDS!!! (and Eye Camel Friday!!!!!!!!!)

Hi, there everyone. It has been about two weeks since I posted anything-not because I haven't been around-not because I haven't been working on any projects-not because of anything really, but I didn't know what to say.

Since my ultrasound a couple weeks ago, I have been to the GYN and he had to do a couple more tests and I am awaiting results, but he is pretty sure I have PCOS (which isn't really the worst thing on earth, but explains a lot of things about me) Anyway, I have always suspected I was a little weird and that I may have problems when it would finally come time for me to have kids and things, so now I know that I was right and can actually go about finding out what I can do about it all. Yippee, yay! Stephanie wrote about a book that she got in one of her posts that is a very useful one for women and knowledge about themselves and all that. I decided to get it and was able to read it before I saw the GYN and was able to realize that he might not be the guy for me in the long run because he didn't give me the kind of information that this book was able to get me and blah, blah, blah . . . I'm doing much better-thanks!

Okay, now for Eye Camel Friday!!!!!!

Oliver was able to find a new friend this week and he is very excited. As noted in the last post, he wanted a friend that was a little bit of a trouble maker, but wouldn't all of a sudden decide to eat him.

Oliver and Mr. Stretch (he's the black sheep of the family . . . ha, ha, ha-uffda-I make myself laugh!) We found Mr. Stretch at JoAnn Fabrics and Oliver just had to bring him home. I am sure that they will have lots of fun in the coming years.

Now, for a couple other things. I had a birthday a couple weeks back and I got a few fun things from people(my brother and sister-in-law (really from my sister-in-law, but my brother picked out the yarn) and from an artist friend of mine).-

Starting from the top going clockwise: Hippo notion holder thingy (already holding a bunch of stuff that I tend to lose-darning needles, buttons, etc.), sock yarn that is a superwash wool and cotton blend, handmade ceramic buttons (by my friend Jena (if anyone likes these buttons or is looking to get info about about their work-I can get it for you) who, along with her husband, makes some of the most beautiful ceramic works of art I've seen(oh, sometime this coming year they are going to be showcased on the show That's Clever!)), and size 2 bamboo sock needles (5.5" long-the only needles I have are much longer and can be a bit awkward, maybe these will work better)

I also got other fun presents including a new set of pans for the kitchen that I was in great need of-(let's just say that when Dan and I got married 5 years ago-no one got us pans that would actually last more than a month. (Although, we did get 3 Pyrex glass pans with insulated carriers (actually, I think we got 4-I gave one to my mom and one to my mother-in-law and kept two for myself (our church has potlucks and I'm from Minnesota, so they are perfect for hotdish)), two waffle irons, two crockpots, and two mini choppers.), some gardening tools, pretty plants for my garden and a couple of DVDs.

Anywho-I've been doing some knitting as well and have an FO that I will show you tomorrow or Monday-it is too much to put into one post!

Have a good weekend.