dragonsinger: (vampire heart)
I have spent the past few afternoons listening to this........



It seems the city needs to replace its very old waterlines with pvc lines and they've reached the area around our house.  So its a big cat with jackhammer going, small cat moving debris and digging and just loads of noise.

I've been distracting myself today working on a 'sekkrit project' for someone with a special event coming up.  Started it at the doctor's office last week waiting on the doctor to come in after the nurse took out the stitches




And right now its here:  But I'm stll working on it tonight.



Did get another Molly done and delivered to Chrissie just in time for the Wrock cruise she's going on.  Have a great time Chrissie!



Right now, the sky ahs darkened and the wind picked up a bit earlier with the temperatures dropping a bit but none of the rain they said we might get today.  But still nice weather to snuggle up with some crochet.

Okay, just to make a liar out of me, I no sooner typed the period for the preceding sentence when the rain started.  :D




dragonsinger: (qotd crochet)
.... To bring you an update on Molly Sweaters :D

Yes, I was working on them when I was gone and we went from


We now return you to our regularly catching up Week in the Life........ :D 
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...and that's just what Molly #14 and 15 are... Mother/Daughter set for [personal profile] hp5freak  and her mum, [profile] lindal . Sorry its this late coming but they are finally done! Will pack up and send soon as I can find an owl for them :)



For others who are waiting I have not forgotten and am working on them as I can, the past few months have just been a bit 'harder' than I expected :)
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...Summer Vacation Winter Non-Motivation bout with depression time.  While I've been alternating between battling being sick and battling various firsts (Thanksgiving in November, Dad's birthday December 10, Christmas and New Years)  I really haven't posted much of myself.  Well, finally uploaded two months worth of photos from my cameras and can share a bit of what I have managed to accomplish and been doing with myself a bit.

Did manage to finish three more Mollys (numbers 11, 12 and 13 for those keeping count)  One was for a crafty witches project which I forgot to take a photo of before mailing to [profile] josee_madalia  and the other two were for a swap on HPCrafters



Along with that, Joe and I decided to do Christmas ornaments for our congregation for each Sunday in Advent (four) with something attached to each one explaining the meaning.  One was simple gold stars that sparkled that we found at Walmart in packs of 16 (A star shone in the East).  Others were the Christmas Nail with poem -- simple concrete nails with a red ribbon tied for a hanger.  Also found beaded ornament kits - candy cane and crosses.



Along with this, for Christmas Eve, we found snowglobes with the nativity in them for each family.  Small church which made it rather doable.

Christmas was nice here as the congregation decorates for the season and it was really nice and 'homey' feeling when we went.



Especially with all of my decorations still in storage.  Maybe this year I'll be able to move and decorate again :)

I'll do a squee mail catch up post later and also one about our weekend adventures last week later!
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Having joined in on Stitch Stirrers, here's the first prompt:

Even if you don’t consider yourself a poet, this should be fun and easy. Your mission is to write a limerick–or several–about crochet. No starting with “There once was a man from Nantucket…” though!
What is a limerick? A limerick is a short poem, oftentimes humorous (although it doesn’t have to be), which consist of five lines. Lines 1, 2, and 5 should all three rhyme with each other, as should lines 3 & 4, thus creating a rhyme-scheme of aabba.
Need more info to get you started? Do a Google search on “example of limericks” or check out this site: How to Write a Limerick.
Have fun!

And here's my crochet Limerick for it! I have been recently turning out quite a few of Shelle Cain's Coat of Many Colors sweater based on the one Molly Weasley wears in Prisoner of Azkaban. soooooooooo

There once was a sweater on Molly
That turned out to be quite jolly
The pattern was made
She crocheted and crocheted
And put all of her friends in a Molly!
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Vladimir.....  My new laptop replacing Marius who stopped working near the end of that nice 16 day trek of mine in May.  And yes, I know several of you knew I planned to name this one either Marius or Maharet.  However, as I was setting him up, my mind was commanding my right index finger to type "m" while my left index finger is hitting "v" and the typing just continued until he was named Vladimir.  He wanted Vladimir he got Vladimir :D

Vladimir )


Still have some programs to add but up running and we're getting along quite nicely though Vista is 'interesting' ^_-

And as promised earlier some photos from Squee Mail received over my birthday weekend.

First off apologies to [profile] kimberly_elf for completely forgetting to mention the lovely photo album she designed and had sent to me with memories from Phoenix Rising that arrived on that Thursday:


Friday found the beautiful original design afghan from [personal profile] hp5freak


Come Tuesday, Alucard found his way to my home courtesy of Dragon Breeder [profile] jennbrad52


And just because I never did get a picture posted when I got it, this is Iggy the Owl made by [personal profile] quietish and he came home with me when I went to visit her for Mugglefest in June.  Also pictured is his sister, Toriya who came home with me also!


And in case you're wondering, yes I do love red and black, very much :D
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It's been a good birthday weekend in spite of the fact I've been sick.

Started with a wonderful SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Mail package from [personal profile] hp5freak and a Molly afghan.

Friday night after work, Joe took me to Bravo's, a small italian restaurant that we love to go to in Fort Smith, AR.  It was delicious with creamy garlic soup and salad.  A bruschetta for each of us and I ordered linguini olio agile while Joe had tortellini al fresco.  Both were great with some tiramisu for dessert!

Managed to get laundry done Saturday and organize some yarn for Ravelry stash log before having to lay down not feeling well.

Sunday after church though, we headed out to Altus and Kelt's Pub for brunch.  Joe took a book and I took crochet and we had a leisurely meal of fruit compote, eggs benedict, potatoes o'brien and black & tans followed by coffee.  On the way home, we stopped in Fort Smith at Hastings and for my birthday, Joe got me

    and   

Monday, we were back in Fort Smith at Sweet Bay Coffee House for lunch and to meet up with [personal profile] quietish and her family on their way back home from their weekend with  [profile] sociallyawkrd   As you can see the hobbits were quite fun and cute.  Especially Jamie and her cookie that she's pictured with.  Well it was supposed to be a cookie before she quite nicely conned her mother.  It seems when they went to the counter, J informed Mom there were no cookies so was able to select chocolate cake instead.  Mom pays turns to leave and bet you can't guess what Mom sees in the display case?  *lol*  Nice movie J!




And Rosemary gifted me with some beautiful yarn for my birthday!  SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Today, more SQUUUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEE mail arrived from West Virginia too in the form of a little black dragon with red trim from the lovely [profile] jennbrad52
dragonsinger: (Errol)
Gacked from  [personal profile] alabastard and  [profile] ofenjen 

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This is Molly #11 and is heading out to [profile] hpmommy 



*toddles off to continue making more*
dragonsinger: (qotd crochet)
Another Molly... Molly #10 ready to head to [profile] kimberly_elf 



And for those counting... 10 done, a bunch to go :D
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Since I last posted what I've been up to.  That's because for the past couple of weeks things have been busy and active and hectic and along with trying to complete mollys for friends, I've also had to complete an afghan for a wedding present by this past Saturday.  Joe had a wedding to officiate at our church and I made this for the couple.

And the gift is done on time )
As well as did their programs and a ceremony booklet for Joe to use during the service and then be a keepsake for them after.

wedding graphics )
Also, have been working on some mollys and mailed out three so far so [livejournal.com profile] kadidid, [livejournal.com profile] overcast,  and [livejournal.com profile] lezlishae  watch your mailboxes!!

     Even Umbridge needs a Molly )

::Bites:: )
   Delana! )
Currently just assembled and am putting the trim on[info]kimberly_elf's and have [livejournal.com profile] hpmommy's waiting to be assembled and trimmed.  The body for [livejournal.com profile] hp5freak's is almost done and will be starting another batch of sleeves as I work on more bodies as well.

Taking a break -- well is it a break if you're working on Mollys as you listen? -- Joe and i went back to Sweet Bay Coffee House in Ft. Smith for the celtic music they have on the second Sunday of the month.  It had been a few months since we'd been there so it was a nice way to relax.

Fiddles and bodhrans and flutes, oh my! )

Now, back to work on Mollys!

ETA: By they way if you are keeping count, that's 9 mollys completed! ETAA: because I can't tell an Lj name from a forum name some days *lol*
dragonsinger: (Molly day)
As [personal profile] quietish has mentioned we had an AWESOME time at Mugglefest 2007.  Once again the Norman Public Library (Yay Rebecca!)  went all out and with the support of local businesses, provided an great day of Harry Potter fun and magic for area families.  Rosemary worked the information table during the afternoon and I was the prefect for the Care of Magical Creatures class.  One of the demonstrations involved creatures I cannot stand and am totally terrified of... he went to the FARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR end of the room away from where I would have to watch the door from me.  Obviously, as you have guessed by now there will be no photos of that guy in here.  However two wonderful officers from the Norman PD brought their partners, Pablo and Lux who were the most pleasant officers I have ever met.  Course I wasn't doing anything illegal with them around.  Two very beautiful german shepherds.

Pablo )

 At the end, each student received their own magical creature, a pygmy puff, to care for.  Over 300 pygmy puffs found a home.


Of course Lady Macbeth was with me and did a bit of fangirlin'


Ok Ok so I did too :)

HatP )


However, so did Emily, the Merch lady for HatP!  [personal profile] hp5freak had created some great little cookbooks she gave us at PR.  She let me have a few extras and I shared one with Emily who immediately began squeeing and fangirling [personal profile] hp5freak's creativity!


However, we did find some unusual looking fans at Mugglefest!  *giggles*

r2d2 )

A long but wonderful day!
Oh yea and what did I do between CoMC sessions... well, here's something you don't see every day Molly making Mollys!

dragonsinger: (blackrose)

Well, here I am currently in Virginia on Saturday morning.  Left Oklahoma at about 1 p.m. (Central time) and it was not too bad a drive…. Long but not bad.  Had a nice dinner with Kelly from Fangirlish in Memphis at Cracker Barrel – thanks, Kelly and see you Thursday !!!!!  By the way did you know there is not one nor two exit 12’s off I 40 in Memphis but FOUR????!!!  O_O  Yep.  Four 12 a – White Sta. Road;  12b – Sam Cooper Blvd; 12 c – I 40 (yea just add to the confusion people lol) and 12 which was the one I wanted in the first place but had to drive in circles on the others before I finally figured out how their four exit 12’s worked :D 

Arrived at my mom’s at around 10ish Friday morning.  Thought I’d take a nap but didn’t really happen.  However, some lunch, hot shower, crochet on some molly sleeves and I was feeling pretty decent.  Which meant time to head up to DSLCC for the graduation ceremony.  Arrived early to save seats and of course, since I was sitting there any way, packed a small tote with camera, wallet, skein of yarn and hook!  Between waiting to start and listening to speeches, I got the back panel of one Molly over half done!!!

Love the fact the ceremony opened and closed with the faculty and grads being led in and out by the Virginia Highland Pipe and Drum Brigade!  Bagpipes!!!

 

Yesterday, a friend from Richmond came in to see Mom and I and attended a mass at Mom’s church in Dad’s memory.  It went well.

My kids took us both out for Mother's Day today and then a trip to Walmart where I picked up more Molly yarn *coughcoughnoShaenotaddictedcoughcough*

Tomorrow is errands and Hoping to post some pics of the graduation.


PR in three days :D
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