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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
dragonsinger: (craftlikeme)
...of [profile] ofenjen and I can now be revealed.   A group of us were going to Phoenix Rising and I had been thinking on IM one day that it would be so cool if you could find those autograph stuffed animals as owls.  Jen suggested making them.  She make and stuffed the owls and put on the beaks and feet.  My dear husband, Joseph, made the hats, glasses and wands for me and glued on their eyes.  I attached the hats, glasses and wands as well as knitted and attached house scarves and mini brooms and here they are.

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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
Miss u all
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Home from work and have been steadily making progress on my to do list.  The trunk of the car is filled with everything I'm taking to PR :D  Backseat I've got boxes of books for my son that my boss is giving him and my clothes for Virginia. 

One of the times on that to do list was a mask for Kelly (fawkes28) and hope she likes it :D

    
dragonsinger: (evile crochet)
From this to this:

Work:
Run and fold Sunday's bulletins
Send email about newsletter articles

TLC:
Training transcription

PR and post PR
Work on two six molly sweaters
Kelly's mask

Around here:
Laundry on Wednesday
Finish packing for the 3 trips in one
Load car
Wait for phone call from Patriot's Point museum

Oh, and in case you're wondering if I forgot I crossed off the two molly's as done... yea  I did cross them off


......then started two more :D  And lined up 4 more besides to do :D


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Hope you like it :)

  

:)
dragonsinger: (Default)
.........that I actually have made progress on this list.....

and further edited on late Saturday night with more progress made!!!!

Well, hit the ground running once I got back home last Thursday and in that time,

At work I have
Completed, printed, collated, folded and mailed newsletter (with hubby help last Saturday, thank you Joe :))
Updated info in bulletins through end of May
Printed and folded last Sunday's bulletins
Printed this Sunday's bulletins

Folded this Sunday's bulletins

On the PR front, I have
swap done
ATC done
Secret Project done
Only about 4 rows left on two sets of molly sleeves. Then assemble and trim.  See below :D
[info]jewells68
Julia's business cards designed just need to print out :D

Advertising cards for the RP site I'm on 1/4 printed out will finish
Make mask for Lizzie
Still have to plot out my Anne Rice sites on the blown up map of the quarter I made. Can do that while printing out stuff at work
Print out handouts for RP roundtable discussion
And still have to make signs.
Everything that's ready is packed and stacked to be loaded in car.
Oh and that triangle shawl I started though that and sweater trim can be on the road projects.
Still need to do my piece of the Pontalbon project.

Plus stuff around here that has to be done yet.
Vacuum
Strip beds
Get oil change on car

Still doing laundry but last load now in dryer (Argh! and will still have to do some before last packing wednesday ^_-)
Trunk of car sorted out from this trip.
Redid obituary for New Jersey paper and waiting for Mom to check it over.  Fax or Email to paper
Still need to clean out cars and clean windows
Wash cars
Finish packing for 3 trips in one - graduation, nola, New Jersey for interment service.



dragonsinger: (crochet attitude)
.........that I actually have made progress on this list.....

and further edited on late Saturday night with more progress made!!!!

Well, hit the ground running once I got back home last Thursday and in that time,

At work I have
Completed, printed, collated, folded and mailed newsletter (with hubby help last Saturday, thank you Joe :))
Updated info in bulletins through end of May
Printed and folded last Sunday's bulletins
Printed this Sunday's bulletins

Folded this Sunday's bulletins

On the PR front, I have
swap done
ATC done
Secret Project done
Only about 4 rows left on two sets of molly sleeves. Then assemble and trim.
[info]jewells68
Julia's business cards designed just need to print out :D

Advertising cards for the RP site I'm on 1/4 printed out will finish
Make mask for Lizzie
Still have to plot out my Anne Rice sites on the blown up map of the quarter I made. Can do that while printing out stuff at work
And still have to make signs.
Everything that's ready is packed and stacked to be loaded in car.
Oh and that triangle shawl I started though that and sweater trim can be on the road projects.
Still need to do my piece of the Pontalbon project.

Plus stuff around here that has to be done yet.
Vacuum
Strip beds
Get oil change on car

Still doing laundry but last load now in dryer (Argh! and will still have to do some before last packing wednesday ^_-)
Trunk of car sorted out from this trip.
Redid obituary for New Jersey paper and waiting for Mom to check it over.
Still need to clean out cars and clean windows
Wash cars
Finish packing for 3 trips in one - graduation, nola, New Jersey for interment service.

*sigh*

Oh and there is a chance we might be moving week of June 6th. Yeaaaaaaaaaaa Timing is everything.
dragonsinger: (Molly day)
Well, hit the ground running once I got back home last Thursday and in that time,

At work I have
Completed, printed, collated, folded and mailed newsletter (with hubby help last Saturday, thank you Joe :))
Updated info in bulletins through end of May
Printed and folded last Sunday's bulletins
Printed this Sunday's bulletins


On the PR front, I have
swap done
ATC done
Secret Project done
Only about 4 rows left on two sets of molly sleeves.  Then assemble and trim.
[profile] jewells68's business cards designed just need to print out :D
Advertising cards for the RP site I'm on 1/4 printed out will finish
Still have to plot out my Anne Rice sites on the blown up map of the quarter I made.  Can do that while printing out stuff at work
And still have to make signs.
Everything that's ready is packed and stacked to be loaded in car.
Oh and that triangle shawl I started though that and sweater trim can be on the road projects.
Still need to do my piece of the Pontalbon project.

Plus stuff around here that has to be done yet.
Vacuum
Strip beds
Get oil change on car
Still doing laundry but last load now in dryer (Argh! and will still have to do some before last packing wednesday ^_-)
Trunk of car sorted out from this trip.
Redid obituary for New Jersey paper and waiting for Mom to check it over.
Still need to clean out cars and clean windows
Wash cars
Finish packing for 3 trips in one - graduation, nola, New Jersey for interment service.

*sigh*

Oh and there is a chance we might be moving week of June 6th.  Yeaaaaaaaaaaa Timing is everything. 
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Ok, you know all those photos I would have posted over the past two weeks while I was in Virginia if I had brought the right camera cord with me?  Well here they are!

The coffee shop in Covington.  A really nice place with wifi and good coffee and food.

   

   

My son joined his sister and I there.
Of course no trip would be complete without Lady Macbeth and Vladimir the Puffskein :D

   

Also went to the community college some days and as you can see Jonathan and his friends have fun in their spare time :D



And in the evenings, I crocheted as you can tell from the 50 ashies, 2 molly sweater backs, and 4 molly front panels :D

   


      

And what has to be the most wonderful desk set up I've ever found in a motel.  It was at the News Inn, in Bowling Green where I stopped the first time I headed home last weekend.

dragonsinger: (Lady Mpontalbon)
... for my wireless connection today.  DSLCC.  It's where I attended and got my AAS in Business Mgmt in 1991 before going on for my BA elsewhere.  And where my son is graduating in May.

Met some of his friends who are really cool and into things I am too.  HP, Anne Rice, music wise.  And they now think he has a really cool mom :D

Dad's about the same.....  though he did sleep through most of the night which was good for mom as it mean't she got to as well.  Still planning on heading back home Saturday afternoon if nothing happens by then.

Have taken pics of coffee shop, Jonathan playing vid games here, Lady M at the coffee shop and here.  The crocheting I've gotten done........... and when I went to upload them this afternoon found out I had the cord to my old camera not this nice new one.  The cord for this is hanging out of the computer at home ^_-  So much for that but will post photos upon return home. 

However, have finished the last of 200 Ashies...did 40 since arriving here.  Finished the back to one Molly and half of a second back.  Will be working on that when I get back to mom's. 

Miss you all
dragonsinger: (mariuspontalbon)
Yep, been a few days.  Partly because I spent Easter weekend being sick with a cold.  Partly cause I've been keeping busy

This is 4 of the 123 Ashie's I've completed and sent to [profile] ofenjen


Jen is going to be weaving in ends and gluing on eyes for her crewmates in Lumien House.

Finished will be something like this


Although we see the eyes do need to be bigger........  And no, this is not the "secret project"  She and I have been working on!  That's still a secret!

Had some SQUEE mail come from [profile] jewells68 Monday.  A hufflepuff tie, a very pretty Pontalbon scarf, some badge holders for my siggy tag that [profile] lezlishae made for me that I made into a nametag for PR, a mask base AND Vladimir the puffskein!


*cuddles Vladimir* 

Oh and did I mention I started two more molly sweaters, got the cap for 4 sleeves done last night!


Now back to the ashies and then at 200, on to green crocheted music notes!!!
dragonsinger: (Lady Mpontalbon)
Those of you who have read my Lj and other blog have already seen photos of Lady Macbeth!  She travels around with me and will be attending Phoenix Rising too!  So of course, Lady M will be needing outfits of her own.

Which is how
this )


and this )

were turned into


and



dragonsinger: (crochet attitude)
Got some thrift shopping done with some great finds.  Jeans hubby needed, two nightgowns for NOLA in house unity colors no less!

and an interesting celtic looking wood plaque and a St Francis for my garden when I get one!


Friday I attempted to get my sewing machine fixed but was told the price would be way more than worth it.  So guess I'll consider looking for another one instead.  However I did manage to get some craft supplies I needed to finish projects and some yarn in a "lighter shade of pink than I used for Jenn's Molly"  to make yet another Molly for  [personal profile] quietish!


So will be starting on that in the upcoming weeks.

Spent the weekend crafting and as a result there is another version of "300" below!



Even Joe got crafty and so I present to you -- from the Sorceror's Stone....the flying keys!


In the meantime, started a shawl in fun yarn I found at Dollar Tree for the conference. and here's progress so far:


That's the first ball of yarn so far and the one to the side above is a full ball to give you some idea how far I seem to be getting out of one ball of it. 

Quite a good weekend!
dragonsinger: (crochet attitude)
Spent a crafty celtic weekend at home.  Yesterday, Joe and I made colcannon and some corned beef for our dinner and as we worked on various crafts together, watched several Irish movies along with Best of Riverdance and another one called Dancing on Dangerous Ground. 

Earlier in the week, I completed a Gryffindor Dragon for a HP Crafts swap I was in.  He should be arriving at his new home in the next day or two. 


Also managed to get quite a bit done on the PR secret project that [profile] ofenjen and I are working on.  Perhaps another hint? :D


As well as birthing another 100 streelers and now we have 200 all happy healthy with eyes and antenna fully developed all ready to attach themselves to loving caregivers at PR.  Have another 100 or so that will be born soon as well.

Now getting ready to start a shawl for PR...found this fun yarn at Dollar Tree and thinking of doing shell stitch on the diagonal.

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Based on the drawing and the 10 answers they gave this is a summary of their personality:
Your house tells the world that you ought to be a leader. You are a freedom lover and a strong person. You are shy and reserved. If you've drawn a cross on each of windows, you always want to live alone. You are very tidy person. There's nothing wrong with that because you're pretty popular among friends. son.

You will avoid being alone and seek the company of others whenever possible. You love excitement and create it wherever you go. You see the world as it is, not as you believe it should be.

You added a flower into your drawing. The flower signifies that you long for love. It also safe to say that others don't see you as a flirt. You don't think much about yourself.
dragonsinger: (LMname)
Including Lady Macbeth and here's the materials I got tonight for hers!

dragonsinger: (Lady Mpontalbon)
Ok, went to Walmart this afternoon and detoured into the Dollar Tree near there. Had not been into Dollar Tree in a while so found a lot of new things... including these goodies for my House uniform.

The beret was found at Walmart marked down to $3 too :D


Pontalbon Accessories for Stylin' n profilin' )

The packet holds 5 of those bracelets that you snap and light up in the color shown. Not sure what I'll do with the glass stones but maybe decorate a photo frame for a shot of some of my friends. And the ribbon rosettes, not sure what I'll do with them but will find something :D

Also found a basket done in Ravenclaw colors for hubby :D

Ravenclaw )
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And celtic music. Not as many musicians this time but just as good and just as enjoyable

Music )
Lady M had a good time )
Joe enjoyed reading and music )

And so did the 15 Streeler that were accomplished while there as well )
And This weekend, also got my mask finished for the Ball at PR

Finished creation )
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It seems that some misinformed members of other houses believe that we in the Pontalbon House are harming streelers. Please be assured that this is not at all the fact. Rather, we are doing our utmost to ensure the survival of the species by promoting healthy and harmonious breeding zones throughout the country. This photo was taken at one of those zones in Oklahoma just after the birth of approximately 100 streelers.



They have just recently separated from their mothers and their cords still remaining.  Normally those cords fall off naturally within a few days after birth.  Their eyes have not opened yet but should do so within a week or two. 

There are more births expected at just the Oklahoma zone alone.

So as you can see, Pontalbon is doing its utmost to keep the streelers safe and alive.

By the time of PR, these streelers will be healthy enough to travel and be adopted into loving Pontalbon homes.

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