Things I love! My Lord, my Bible, knitting, spinning, crocheting, FALL!, working out, horseback riding, two-stepping with hubby, line dancing with my sisters, singing along with the radio, dark chocolate, yummy scented candles, lace, japanese cherry blossom by bath & bodyworks, merino wool, baby alpaca, silk, vintage rhinestone brooches, lacey romantic shawls, roses, pale pink pearls, 1940's fashions, christmas, crocheted snowflakes, lots of icicles, my mom & siblings, raspberry truffle martinis, a clean kitchen, homemade soup, glazed candied pecans, my in-laws, Godiva truffles, mexican food, italian food, flannel pj's, Will Smith, watching movies with hubby, shopping with my sisters, baking with my kids, watching Grey's Anatomy and LOST, wool-ease yarn, brooks farm yarn, artfibers' chai silk yarn, pink champagne, date nights with hubby, long phone conversations with Beth or Shauna, cowboy boots, tweed coats, black & white photos, dark wood, aga stove/ovens, craftsman style homes, old fashioned gardens, tulips, african violets, running, tickling my kids, making gifts for people I love.
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But I can show you a picture now!! This is a design I've been working on, the rough draft version. I call her "The Indian Princess Ponchette". The beaded brooch is detachable. I used rayon chennile from Fiber Options and Jo Sharp Rare Comfort Infusion Mohair. Oh and Caron Simply Soft for the leaves. The colors are much richer in person but I was taking the picture at night so I'll try again outside with natural light to see if it's any better.
and a closeup of the brooch,
Like I said this is just a rough draft on the ponchette, although the brooch is a finished design. Other's to come soon!
Well I opened the mailbox today to find these sweet surprises!!! Aren't the socks adorable!!!! I love the baby blanket pattern and I have alot of fun fur I could use. I have been wanting to make one of those boa scarfs for myself, now I have the pattern!!
These lovely gifts were from Colleen!! Thank you so much for thinking of me!! You are a real sweetheart!!
We are waiting on the computer, will probably get it before summer. I really wanted to pay off our credit cards as much as possible while we had the money to do so.
But.....I did order me a yarn winder!!!!!!! And bid on some yarn, and ordered some tea, and I will be doing some yarn and RAOK shopping tomorrow!! Yeah!!! So it was a great day, i love the feeling of knowing your bills are all paid. Feels WONDERFUL!!!
LOL, just as I was posting that I wouldn't mind being tagged, I already had been, twice!! lol, okay here goes:
Music Meme.......I was tagged by Lynlee and by Natalie
Total number of music files on your computer.........none that i know of, this computer is ancient and we try not to stress it into quitting on us.
The last cd you bought..........Third Day Offerings II
The last song you listened to before reading this message.........lol, "can you tell me how to get to sesame street?" (seriously!!! I have 3 little kids!)
Name 5 songs you listen to often or that mean something to you.
1)Grace like Rain by Todd Agnew
2)Color of Love by Cassandra Reed
3)Here I am to Worship by Phillips, Craig & Dean
4)Peel Me a Grape by Diana Krall
5)Don't know why by Norah Jones
3 people i'm gonna pass this to and why.
the resident knothead
because I read their blogs and haven't seen them tagged yet, and
Chelle at Luv2Crochet
because she's such a gem of a friend!
I worked all day yesterday on some designs for the next Interweave Crochet and CrochetMe issues. After talking to hubby last night we have decided to buy a new computer with our tax return money among other things. I have been so frustrated by my unability to get my design business off the ground and the main thing holding me back was not having a digital camera, this computer and my lack of the needed software. But not anymore, I have the camera now and I need to start computer shopping today since our return should be direct deposited by monday. It's gonna be sooooo nice having a decent computer, this one was purchased right after we got married, and it's a little bit ancient now!! LOL Thankfully we are only buying the actual computer, we have a great printer, monitor and keyboard, etc.
I was able to make myself something yesterday even with all the design work going on, and I'll show you later today, have to add one last finishing touch before I take the picture!! But I'll tease you a bit, it's chennile and mohair and i'm gonna wear it for my valentine's date with hubby!! LOL
Okay a note to those passing around the lastest meme, I wouldn't hate ya if you tagged me!! :)
More to come later(pics!)..............
Okay, I have my list ready!!
1)secret pal secrets!(lots of these!)
3)poncho for shawl/poncho swap partner Fiona
4)vintage pink denim purse
5)design to submit to CrochetMe
I realy want to get this stuff done so I can start on Dot's newest hat!! It's the cowboy hat I was asking her about earlier!! I'd LOVE to make it in Berroco Suede but we'll have to wait and see, that would add up to about $40....of course I could justify it because I don't have a hat to wear out dancing......and tax return is coming!!!
This last week I finished most of my secret pal's first gift, will be mailing today or tomorrow, I finished the amore' shawl!!!! and I got some more design ideas that need to be worked out pretty quickly for submission.