Monday, May 7, 2012

So Much To Do So Little Time

Okay, just like always.. it's been awhile since I have posted.  Think I am playing way too many games on Facebook, lol!!  Do have a couple of finished projects-the entrelac scarf (made with Patons yarn) that was finished forever ago.. it just needed the ends woven and washed/blocked.  Did felt it just slightly so it has a really nice texture.
The butterfly dishcloth was a pattern from Ravelry, I believe.  It will be a gift for Laura.. as will be the Not Your Ordinary Dishcloth made with crochet cotton.  The felted slippers (can't remember which yarn I used) are for Bill.  Felt good to finish a few projects.

Bill, Jason, Danielle and I went to Charleston Civic Center to see 38 Special, Jamie Johnson and Hank Williams, Jr.  It was a good time and a good show.

I also learned who the WV White's are... at the radio station pre-party, lol!!   See the tall gentleman in the background with the black shirt....

I am really excited for the next few weeks!  Laura will be home the first part of June.. and we are going to Rochester for Jason & Danielle's wedding.  Wish Geoff could be here.. he is leaving this week for Kandahar.  Prayers definitely welcome!  Guess we will have to put Laura to work in the garden, lol!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Winter Is Almost Over

What a winter this has been.. relatively warm weather and LOTS AND LOTS of rain. The days are a bit dreary. I just want it to warm up a little more and have sunshine!!

Being stuck inside has meant staying busy-we have done a bit of work to the house.. with more to come and some great ideas. Those "piles" I often complain about are slowing dwindling-which is just awesome. I've been making lots of to-do lists and trying hard to stick to them.

I think I wrote earlier that Jason is getting married in June. His fiance sent me a picture of there cake topper which I just have to share~

Danielle is such a good sport! Jason is Elvis obsessed.. I know there is more to come with this...

Ahhh, I have to share that Christmas present from Bill that I mentioned earlier. This tattoo stuff is addicting.. BUT I am glad I waited till now to get them.

The picture just doesn't do it justice though! Just love it and think I need more.

Did finish a couple of knitting projects. I finished the Flutterby Fairy Dishcloth in a nice hot pink.

Don't know what it is about knitting dishcloths... other than the fact they are quick and provide instant gratification. But what to do with all the ones that are done?

Also finished a pair of socks. The pattern was a knit-a-long on Ravelry by KnitterS Brewing Co. I don't know who wrote the pattern but they did a great job. It was easy to follow with great pictures-breaks down sockmaking beautifully!

These were done with Knit Picks Essential in the Princess Multi colorway. Can you tell I like pinks/fuschia's? Need to use yellow or something next time.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Laura's Bathroom Cleaner

12 oz vinegar
12 oz Dawn Dishwashing liquid

Slightly warm vinegar. Add Dawn. Shake gently

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Laundry Detergent

1 bar grated Fels Naptha Soap (or use homemade lye soap)
1/2 c washing soda
1/2 c borax

Mix well. Use 2 T. per large load.