Flower to Hexagon Blanket Reveal

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So here it is, a rather late reveal for the flower to hexagon blanket. I finished just after Christmas. If you remember, I first started planning this blanket back in the middle of September. I even made a tutorial for you. Two and a half months after starting, (more…)

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What I’ve been up to…

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A lot has gone on here since my laptop wire went kaput. I know I told you I finished the hex blanket and started the next one, but I still haven’t gotten good pictures. As soon as I do I will put up a reveal post. I will also be posting a 2010 to-do list of projects, and you will be able to follow along with my *hopeful* progress.

Last weekend we went to the Meadowlands Expo Center for a big electronic sale. There was a lot of other fun goodies, too. Here is a shot of our loot. There was also a DVD/VCR player we got for the TV in our bedroom. It almost never gets used, but it’s nice to have once and a while. Plus with a DVD player in there I can work out in the bedroom when Doug and the girls are in the living room. Cool.

close-up-of-expo-goodies

Here is a closer shot of some of the loot. We got a new camera, a universal cord for my laptop (turns out my laptop is not very universal, hence the cord I had to order.) A little African drum for the girls ~ shoulda’ gotten 2 of those ~ 2 MP3 players ~ haven’t tried those yet…~ PJ pants (Red Baron for Doug and blue for me) ~ Spidey boxers, slippers for the girls and I, and (more…)

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Contest entries

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Every other month I receive my issue of Creative Home Arts magazine, full of fun crafty ideas. Lots o’ the ideas within come from the readers. Every issue they announce a contest with prizes ranging from $25 to $750. They also show the winners from 2 issues prior. With this issue there was a last call for a card making contest, and the announcement of a needle arts contest. You can use something you already made; it does not have to be made just for the contest. To enter you just send in photos of the craft, and a short description. So I decided to enter both. I’m sharing the entries here with you. (more…)

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Some of my Christmas crafts

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Back in November I had Doug grab a bin of mine from his mother’s attic. It was full of unfinished Christmas crafts. I pulled some of them out to make ornaments to give along with the many girt bags of banana bread and chai tea mix we had lined up for Christmas. There were a bunch of these little cross-stitch squares and those little round plastic music “boxes” to go with them. I seem to have lost the rest of the kits long ago.

Mini-Christmas-Cross-Stitch

I found some blue fabric and thought “mini pillows”. Not sure where that thought came from, but it did. So I sewed them together with a pretty gold loop on top and an opening in the bottom. (more…)

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Happy New Year – Christmas Pictures finally!

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Doug is back at work today. We had a very nice week and a half with him home. The girls were so happy to spend so much time with their daddy. I know I neglected you during that time. I’m sure you understand, though. So here is my rather delayed Christmas post.

We started the morning with present opening at home in the PJs. First we gave the girls their stockings, and they had tons o’ fun!

Opening-stocking-presents

Kyla reached into her stocking to get some of the goodies out. (more…)

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Use the force

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Christmas post to come; in the meantime, here are some cute shots of the girls in my jackets.

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Star Wars in Concert

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Last month Doug and I bought ourselves an early Christmas present ~ tickets to see Star Wars in Concert. It was really quite wonderful. We got there early and waited in a VERY large group of fans, anticipating the musical event. There were a lot of children accompanying their parents, many of whom were dressed in costume. It was very adorable. I wanted to get pictures of them, but didn’t want to freak out any parents, so I only got a picture of this one:

Darth-Bear

Eventually we were allowed in. The concert was taking place in the Izod Center ~ a stadium in the Meadowlands which is also where Giants Stadium is. When we entered we were in the outer ring around the stadium, where the concessions, souvenirs, restrooms and such are located. While walking around we saw one little girl I just had to have a picture of; isn’t she cute? (more…)

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