Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Young Author, Cold Day, My Own Joy Journal

Max_youngauthor_2Good news!  Max does not have retinitis pigmentosa - yeah! All checked out yesterday and the Dr. did not see any signs.  Also - he has been invited to a Young Authors conference - 1 of 5 kids in the second grade to be picked to go!  It's Saturday, 3/29.  Very excited little boy! Excited parents as well - As Scott says...We must be doing something right! 



Today - School is cancelled!  We have windchills of 35-45 below!  Temp is 14 below!  My turn to stay home with the boy - Scott got the strep throat day off a couple of weeks ago.  I feel a little guilty, but boy am I gonna get a TON done!  We are having folks over on Saturday and I need to clean, clean, clean! 



I downloaded a great Romantic Fingerless gloves pattern from whiletheyplay on etsy. 





Here's a FOB!  My promised very own Joy Journal - doing pretty well with getting entries made.  It was from Aimee Ray's book Doodle Stitching - pattern was for a scrapbook cover - I modified for a notebook cover.  Very fun book - highly recommend!!  Joyjournal_cover



Saturday, January 26, 2008

Craft in Public

Read about craft, do your craft...do it all in public so we can see each other. 



So I travel in 1 week a month to work because of the not driving anymore and I stay in a nice hotel for that week.  I eat breakfast every morning in the restaurant there and two very nice people are usually always there working.  So literally this is going on for 6 months.  I bought the book Craft, Inc. from Borders on Wed. and I was reading it at breakfast and low and behold...one of those nice people is a Crafter! She nicely asked if she could check out the book and we struck up a conversation.   Jewelry, knitting, crocheting, jewelry boxes...a gal after my own heart!  So there ya go - It's also a lesson to me that I just need to stinkin' chat more instead of being stuck in head thinking about the upcoming workday...



Hi Bailey!  Here to the left of my blog is just a small, small part of the crafting blogiverse.  Get a beverage, something to snack on and settle down, cause it'll be hours before you can drag yourself away!



Side note - I am working on Three Buttons meme for this is...



Sunday, January 20, 2008

Valentines Tree, Projects and I love legos.

Valentines_treeI think I get hung up on needing a photo for each post and then don't post.  So, I am figuring out ways to get photos out of my camera much faster and streamline my process. (I am also getting out my cameras user guide to figure out why I am not getting sharp photos - I think the image stabilization thingy is turned off.)   I am awesome at streamlining at  work..lose it with home/personal stuff.  But ya know...those crafty blogs out there have a tendency to get me a little off track..like these...Ric Rac...how cute is her post about the little softie boys!! Future Girl...well, she's just been a favorite since this fall.  So seriously, my favorites...I have to now have folders...CraftyGoodness...CrochetGoodness...KnitingGoodness....EmbroideryGoodness...SewingGoodness...How the heck is a girl gonna get off the internet and make something?  I will have to give myself a timer like I do for Max...1/2 hour of playing Playstation and then you are done. 



Crafts Update:  Started crocheting a hooded baby blanket.  I am 1/2 done with my first real cross-stitch project - a biscornu - inspired by The Flossbox - aren't these darling?  They just look doable.  I am also working on a another project - Any Small Acts of Kindness are Never Wasted. 



I promised Max we would work on Super Lion today too. 



Oh yeah - I love glitter and I made a valentines tree cause I just love the glow of white lights...it will turn into St. Pats Tree, Easter Tree, Spring Tree, you get the picture...



Max_sicklegosHere's a quick Max update - he made this most recent Lego Booster creation last weekend when he was recovering from strep throat.  Literally 6 hours of concentrated work where there was no tv, no computer and no nintendo ds.  Worth every dime!!! He was pretty stinkin' proud of himself too.



Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Good Music and Joy Book News

Wow - I have been hankerin' for some new music for the ipod!  I have hit the mother-lode!  I went to iTunes a couple of times with no luck.  Tonight - I happen to see the cast album for Xanadu - no offense, but ya just can't improve the original version!  So, that got downloaded along with a few others:



Boogie Shoes - KC & Sunshine Band, Le Freak- Chic, Do that to me one more time - Captain & Tennille, Is She Really Going Out with Him? - Joe Jackson...I think you get the idea!  Now, to go find my Greatest Hits - Hall and Oats and I am completely transported to being 12!  It really was not that long ago...:) 



Other news - Max told me tonight that his teacher said that she is going to bring in the Joy Book for the kids to put in entries on when they are having really good days and bad days.  I think that is so sweet!  I hope I get to peak at it when we go to spring conferences. 



Cardinal_crossstitch Cross-stitch - I did my first mini-project and it was ok - Lor gave me lots of good advice and I can already see a difference.  Gotta start somewhere!