Saturday, October 27, 2007

It's almost Halloween!

Sorry for my abscence. I've been aclimating myself into my new schedule. I love my new job but it's been a few years since I have worked in Corporate America. I don't have as much time for the computer as I used to. I am trying to cruise through the forums I visit at least every other day.

I have 2 swaps wrapped up. And I am thankful. I just logged on to a bunch of comments that I rejected. Apparently, one of the swaps (HSKS 3) decided that it would be a contest to have everyone leave messages for the members to remind them to participate. It was very annoying to log on to this. This will be the last time I participate in that swap. I like making the bag and all that goes along with it but some people need to realize that I signed up for the swap and not all the extras. Anyway---enough of that rant.

I also have my secret pal package ready to mail but my partner did not list her address and she is not answering emails at the moment. So when she does that package will ship and I can share pics of it with you.

Here is a round ripple that I made to donate to my friends church. I really liked the way that it turned out. I love the muted colors.

Anway---gotta run.
Enjoy and have a blessed day!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007


My poor, neglected blog. I haven't been crocheting much lately, and what I have been has been test projects that I can't show you. Hopefully soon though, I will have new pics.

I start my new job this coming Tuesday. I am hopeful that this will be a wonderful move for me. I am going back to working 40 hours a week, but the hours are much better and the money is a whole lot better. I feel like now is the time to make this move and it all happened within a week. From the time I set up the interview to the time of the job offer and acceptance. Since both of my children are in school now, it's time to start stepping it up.

1. C'ville Secret Pal~~reveal package ready to mail on Wednesday.
2. HSKS 3 ~~I am making the sock bag tomorrow and will mail this on Saturday.
3. C'ville teapot cosy ~~ Mailing deadline of November 5th.
4. Swap #90 ~~ 40 of 64 made. Mailing deadline December 31st.

That's it for the swaps. Taking a break from these as the square swaps are time consuming and I really want to crochet for me for a bit.

Everything else seems to be status quo around here. Once I settle into my new job I should be back to crocheting more.

Enjoy and have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

C'ville secret pal revealed!!

My partner was kidget29 aka Kathy. She sent me an awesome reveal package. She sent me my very own Blue Ribbon afghan made in earthtone colors. This matches my living room to the letter. I love having an afghan that I didn't make. It makes it all the more special to me. She also sent me Mr Scarecrow. Since I don't have much in the way of autumn decorations he is sitting in the middle of my kitchen table as the centerpiece. He definately looks better than a candle. LOL. Kathy also sent me some wonderful smelling body butter, some very pretty glycerin soap, some tea, a baggie of assorted candies (I have already had to fight the kids off), 4 new notepads, and some palm tree ribbon. Also, she sent me 2 skeins of Homespun in Harvest and Sugar and Cream in country twist.

Kathy~~I can't thank you enough. I love everything!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Long week....

Well it's been awhile since I have posted. I interviewed for another job last week and was offered the job. I think it's the right move for myself and my family to move onto this new opportunity.

I have been crocheting, although not nearly as much. I think (fine, I know) that my hand is not healing as fast as it should because I never really stopped crocheting. I am working on a couple of swaps and a couple of test items. I have really backed down on my participation as I am trying to crochet no more than an hour per night. We will see if this helps all the scar tissue settle down.

Here is a completed bag that I finished over the weekend. I was wandering through Wal-Mart one night and found a pattern book on sale for 0.75 and had to buy it. The book had a pattern for a tote. I love making purses and totes. But then again, you all knew that already. LOL. This tote took 3 skeins of RH stripes and was very easy to follow.

Current Swaps~~
1. Autumn Secret Pal - to be mailed by Oct 17th
2. HSKS 3--Sock Kit Swap - to be mailed by Oct 31st
3. Purple square swap (28 squares done) - to be mailed by Dec 31st

There will be more pics to come soon.

Enjoy and have a blessed day!!