Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday Gooey!



It was yesterday, but we spent the whole day at the park :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010


It's been about 3 weeks since the last time I showed you my free goodies.  There are a few things missing that I used or gave away.  I also earned $3 from Pinecone, .30 from YouData and I cashed in $6.80 in Amazon codes from Opinion Outpost

Free stuff I got in the mail
Here is a cute picture of the girls that Joe took yesterday when we were at the nature center.  I don't have anything new and crafty to show you....I will soon :)  I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I'm not sure when the time goes...

I've been a bad blogger and to make it worse I have nothing to show you today.  I'm can honestly tell you I'm not sure where my time has gone.  I have been working on a few new things for the shop that I will be adding after the sale (10% off end July 25 Free shipping ends July 31)  I plan on having a few repeatable necklaces and maybe some earrings for the holidays.  I've seen others have good luck with so I thought I'd give it a try.  Don't worry, most of my goodies will be still be OOAK. 

I've been knitting away on Icarus and that pair of green socks for DH and have fallen behind on the Quilt-along....I have to get busy with that.  I've also been thinking that I need to start working on fall outfits for Lily.  Trinity has so many clothes (she's been the same size for 2 years now) that to make her anything would be silly (I'm sure I'll still do it anyway).

                                  I love Amazon!  Remember the diaper fiasco?  UPS dropped my box of diapers off at the wrong house and then Amazon sent me a new box no questions asked.  Well because of this they gave me a free trial of Amazon Prime.  I just used it for the first time to order Trinity's B-day gift (she'll be 7 next week)  She picked theses out.  I ordered them on Friday and got them yesterday.  I've had pretty good luck with Amazon shipping pretty fast, but never this fast.  I hope I get to use the Prime again before the trial expires.

We've decided to Homeschool Trinity again this year.  But we are going to used a more structured curriculum.  Our first choice is Calvert but it is just not affordable for us right now. Our second is  Moving Beyond The Page it is seems to be a good fit for us. The last 2 years or so we've been piecing together curriculum and it just hasn't been working for us.  I need to be told what to teach and when.  We are planning on ordering it next month and I will let you know what I think of it when it gets here.

Well I think that's all I've got for you guys today...I hope I'll have something to show to you soon.  Don't forget to check out the shop!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Christmas in July Sale

Today is the first day of the Christmas in July Sale on etsy.  I'm offering FREE worldwide shipping on all my jewelry and 10% off everything.  (10% refunded after payment is made).  Sale is going on in this shop only.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Baby is Growing Up

Lily's big girl bed

On Sunday Lily climbed out of her crib.  She's only 20mo!!!!   We thought about the tent thing that goes over the crib....but then I read some pretty scary things about we when with  toddler bed.  She seems to really love it, but only Joe can get her to go to bed....When I tried she started banging her head on the door.  I guess I must be a pushover.  Also this weekend she started to self wean.  She'll only nurse first thing in the morning.  Now that is bitter sweet.  Now I have to get her to drink milk.....that's been no fun.  I've been so distracted that I haven't crafted anything at all and I need to get caught up on my quilt squares. 

Joe took Gooey fishing....
Super cute!  Well I'm going to lunch and try to get some crafting done....maybe :)

Friday, July 09, 2010

Kitties and Yarn

Yea craftyness and kitties :)

BFL in GooeyHere is that BFL all washed up and ready to be listed.  There 5.2 oz, 510 yards at about a sport-heavy dk wt.
Teal Forest Superwash singlesThis was on the bobbin that I used to spin some of the BFL.  This is a super wash single 3oz, 150yards at about a worsted.  This one will also get listed.   Now for the good stuff KITTIES!!!
Lily and LOKHere is Miss. Lily Pie and LOK.  He is doing great, very lovey and getting HUGE!
Lily and KittenMiss Lily Pie and Kitten.  I think this has to be the sweetest kitten ever!   These 2 boy stay upstairs all the time, I wish they'd come down and play with my girl kitties...the girls won't go upstairs anymore.  I really hope everyone becomes friends!

That's all I got today, I've got to get that yarn listed and start my Spinach Pie :)

Thursday, July 08, 2010

It has been sooo hot!

I haven't do a thing but read a book.  I just finished Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky.
It was a super fast read, I think I finished in about 2 days of reading when I had the chance.  I like my books fluffy like most of my entertainment.  This one wasn't as fluffy as most but by no means heady.  It is about a well to do white couple who have a baby that has African features and there search for where they come from.  The back drop of some of the story is at a yarn shop :)  It was a good summer book.

Hopeful next post will be crafty :)

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Yarn and Fabric

I hope everyone had a fun holiday!  We didn't do much around here. 

Here is that merino I've been working on.  I finished the first 4oz yesterday and I'm ready to start the next 4.  I think merino is becoming one of my favorite fibers to spin, but only the hand dyed kind.  There is something different about the how the fiber spins when it's been hand dyed.  It seems fluffier and less slippery.  I can't wait to spin more off this! 
Merino singles

I cut the fabric for this weeks quilt squares.  I think this week is going to be tricky!
Week 3 Fabric

This is all I have for you know, Lily does not seem to want to nap today.....

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Week 2 Blocks

Quilting is way harder then it looks.

Here are my blocks for this week and they are a little wonky again.  I really shouldn't be so hard on myself, it is my first quilt and all and I don't really have the proper tools....I still like how my blocks look :)  

Week 2

Week 2

Week 2

Free stuff I got in the mail this weekHere are all of the free stuff I got in the mail this week.  There are 2 $10 Target gift cards from Mypoints, a bunch of coupons, a piggy bank from Kellogg's, and a bunch of samples.  I also received $6 from Pinecone this week.  Not a bad! 

Hope everyone has a safe and fun weekend, don't blow off your hand with an M-80!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

WIP and a Sale

IcarusHere is my Icarus so far.  Not much yet. 

I didn't get my quilt squares finished yesterday, Lily didn't nap.  Maybe today.....  I'll be spending most of it setting a sale in one of my etsy shops (the yarn and jewelry one).  This shop will be open 4 years this month so I will be offering free worldwide shipping on all jewelry and doing other limit sales during the month.  I have to change the titles and put a little announcement in each listing still, but the shipping has been set for free.   I better get busy!  Have a great day!