Thursday, November 23

I've been busy;

but not with the knitting needles. Well, yeah, with the knitting needles, but also with the scroll saw.
Here's hoping blogger will let me upload pictures today!

Here you see an angel playing a trumpet, a sititng cat, Christmas lights, a cat face and a cat and dog. They are cut on slab wood left over from lumber production at a local lumber mill. It's my new addiction :)
I've also been knititng. Little socks for a little someone. Bigger socks for a bigger someone else, who sometimes reads this blog, so I can't say her name. And, no, Jennifer, it's not you :) Have a pair of socks that I just started last night on the go now. Want to knit some dishcloths for a Christmas gift.
I entered a contest (on behalf of Katie) on Sheila Loves to Knit and won some yarn. 12 balls in total; two of each of the colors shown on her site, plus some extra yarn. She and I will use the yarn to knit scarves to sell as a bit of a fund raiser for the local animal shelter. Tell you, she's on lucky kid!!
She's also a bit of a sad kid. We listed our shetland pony for sale yesterday. We'll miss him, but he's not getting ridden, she's outgrown him. He needs to go to a new little boy or girl to teach them how to ride. (think she'd buy that??)
Have a good one!!

Wednesday, November 15

not much to tell

Been a while since I posted - is that really a surprise??

Not much going on here. Been doing some knitting, and some tatting.

I have an Christmas ornament party here Saturday night. Eight ladies invited, each one is to bring 8 ornaments with them for us to exchange. That way you go home with a variety of ornaments. We'll also make an ornament while they are here. I'm giving out tatted snowflakes - not sure what we'll be making yet. I'm thinking of wooden ornaments that we paint.

I knit a little pair of socks for Mary yesterday. They are part of her Christmas present, so don't tell her Jennifer! :) I'll take a picture later on.

Friday night I'm going to a dutch auction. It's at the hall not far up the road from us. In support of the Roseway River 4-H club. I'm the "adult in charge" LOL Have a good supply of items to be "auctioned" off; people are generous. Hopefully they'll be generous with their money that evening as well :) It's the type of auction where each bid on the item costs you a quarter - the more bids you want on it, the more quarters you pay. We'll give a numbered ticket for each bid - sometimes you are just given a number that you need to write down - figure the ticket might be easier to keep track of. Here's hoping it goes well!

Hubbys work van broke down today, so he has to use our truck for work now. Which means I've lost my wheels :(

And can't think of anything else for right now.

Wednesday, November 1

To Make Jennifer Happy :)

I'll post something, even though I only have a couple of minutes right now. I'll have to take some pictures of things and hopefully add them later on.

We had another baby shower for Mary Elizabeth - and I forgot to take the camera!! She got a huge Winnie the Pooh gift bag - with nothing in it. The woman who gave it to her is making her a cat quilt - there were pictures of the quilt in progess in the card - and a note telling her to bring the bag down in a couple of weeks to get the quilt. She didn't have enough time to get it finished before ME was born :)

I've been knitting pocketbook slippers - hoping to have a basket of them in the entry way for people to put on when they come to visit. If they want to. Have 5 pair done so far.

No, didn't get Christmas gifts done to go back with MIL. She came down last weekend instead of the weekend of the 11th. Given that extra time I probably could have had something done to send back with her; but 4 days notice - no hope at all!! Oh well, the bus can take them.

We're babysitting a mommy cat and three kittens for the PET projects folks. I'm trying to get the little ones to eat, but they just aren't into it yet. Right now they are shut in their kennel with a dish of watered down soft food; hoping it'll smell soooo good they want to eat it. Mommy cat is locked out of the kennel because she would eat it all on them. This is Little Miss Boots - I think she might be staying with us.

Kids had fun last night. We had 9 kids come to our house. Troy and I went in to help my sister hand out her treats, and he helped take ME around to a few houses. When we left their house they had had 196 kids come by! Troy ususally doesn't care to go trick or treating; maybe to a few houses. He went with Uncle Wayne to a few homes last year. This year the three of them went to a few homes, then later on he asked Uncle to take him to a couple more houses. :)

And that's all my time for now. I'll try to add slipper and kitten pictures later on.

Have a good one!