Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fabulous Day!!!!!

So yesterday started out crappy. I am once again on temporary lay off. But it ended up awesome!!!!

First off, I participated in yet another exchange (I am addicted!!!). This time with Minibooger from Crochet for Life. I had a blast making and putting together this package for her. It was a Halloween/Autumn exchange.

Mine first: I made her a cute little purse/bag in Beautiful wine county fall colors. I also made her a cute little alien brain sucker/octopus, and I included a couple goodies along with the package.

Now, what she sent me. I was amazed at how much she shoved into this box! I was TOTALLY spoiled. She was an awesome partner, and I feel bad that I did not send her more. She made me this awesome black Halloween bag with a spider web and spider on it, and pirate skull lining! She also sent: The movie Darkcity, some very cute decorations (a witch sign, spiders, a cat and sparkly bat) an assortment of tea (yummy) coca, candy, TONS of pattern sheets, the latest issue of Crochet Today! (which has an article about Regina from Monster Crochet in it, and a gift card!!! I could not believe she spoiled me SO much!!!

And finally. Apparently I had bitched about this book long enough that my hubby agreed to let me go and buy it. I am over the moon!!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2007

Another update . . .

So I get to go back to work today. I am so sick of this yo-yo crap. I am looking into any other option, but right now MI is so unstable. I went onto a local job search site, and there are 16,500 without jobs, and only 550 jobs posted. How sad is that!!!

Anyways, I have gotten some crocheting in. I have to take pics of my latest projects, I will get around to it soon.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


So the good news first. My wonderful daddy has come to the rescue! He dropped by to inspect my dryer, and thankfully it was just a bad breaker. An inexpensive fix. My dryer is now running perfectly!

and the bad news. I am once again laid off. I wish my job was more stable. I hate wondering from day to day if I am going to be going to work or not. Unfortunately there is not much else out there, especially since I have worked at the same place for over 8 years. Any entry level position would not pay me what I am making now. My options are dwindling very quickly. ::sigh:: All I can do is keep going forward, and look for any opportunity I can, I suppose.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Yeah life!!!

So my life has been quite interesting lately. On Monday, out dryer literally went up in smoke. It was not fun, but thank goodness it did not start on fire. So we found a used dryer that is only 2 years old and in great condition. So we get it home last night and hooked up and I test it out. Works great, for the first 2 loads. Now for some reason it will not dry!!!! So I looked on line to try to trouble-shoot the problem, and it could be any of 7 things!!! We do not have the money to call a repair man, and neither of us are technical enough in dryers to fix it ourselves. I have no clue what we are going to do. The little we had saved up is now sitting in our laundry room broken! Well if we figure it out, I will let you know!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Some of the things keeping me busy

I have been impressed that I am still finding time to crochet!
First, from the very talented Regina at Monster Crochet, my Crabius Minimus (well I suppose he would be the maximum). I like how he turned out, but I really had to push myself at the end to get his legs finished. I will be setting this pattern aside for a while. I used an f hook and baby bernat coordinates in bonbon blue. For size reference, that is a 2 liter soda bottle next to him.

I also tested a couple of patterns:
First, a very cute lil' pretties cat from Stormyz crochet:

Next, I tested a Brain sucker! This one was for Nutsaboutcrochet. He turned out very cute, although he is hogging the computer!

And finally, it was my best friend's birthday a couple weeks ago, and she is a pirate freak! I got a pattern for a pirate panda a while ago from Amy Gaine's etsy shop I thought she would be perfect for my buddies birthday!

She is complete with removable patch and hat:

and finally the long awaited . . .

Exchange post!!! Sorry I have been neglecting my blog lately. Having 2 kids under 3 is interesting to say the least!

So Back in august I was involved in Crochet Depot's Harry Potter scarf exchange!! I was lucky enough to once again get my new friend Andy! He was so generous, and spoiled me greatly!!
First I will show part of what I sent him. We all took a survey and were assigned one of the 4 houses of Hogwart's. Andy is a Ravenclaw, and I am a Gryffindor. I used the scarf design from the 3rd year movie as my guide

I also made him a snitch!

I included some beautiful fat quarters in, at least what I thought, where wizardy prints. 3 of them looked like stars and sparkles, and one was very swirly. Of course I forgot to take pictures!

Now, for my package!!! I got spoiled!!!

First my Gryffindor scarf!

This BEAUTIFUL yarn!!!

2 awesome books (which I had been eying the pooh book on ebay for months!)

and a pattern for a very cute purse.

I was very happy to participate in another awesome exchange!

Andy also sent me this gorgeous baby blanket for my new little bundle!