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
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 :)
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 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!
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.
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!
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 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 hp5freak
Come Tuesday, Alucard found his way to my home courtesy of Dragon Breeder jennbrad52
And just because I never did get a picture posted when I got it, this is Iggy the Owl made by 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
Started with a wonderful SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Mail package from 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
Monday, we were back in Fort Smith at Sweet Bay Coffee House for lunch and to meet up with quietish and her family on their way back home from their weekend with 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 jennbrad52
( 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 kadidid, overcast, and lezlishae watch your mailboxes!!
( Even Umbridge needs a Molly )
( ::Bites:: )
( Delana! )
Currently just assembled and am putting the trim onkimberly_elf's and have hpmommy's waiting to be assembled and trimmed. The body for 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*
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 :)
However, so did Emily, the Merch lady for HatP! 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 hp5freak's creativity!
However, we did find some unusual looking fans at Mugglefest! *giggles*
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!
Well, here I am currently in
Arrived at my mom’s at around 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
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
Miss u all