Here is the very start of a shawl I am working on.......
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Here is the very start of a shawl I am working on.......
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
We had a tornado hit down the road a few weeks ago but that's not what I am talking about. My life has been completely over turned lately. And I was so embarrassed to share but it has been eating me up!
My husband and I are recovering alcoholics and addicts. I have 20 months sober today and my hubby just had 31 months, and then he relapsed twice in less than a week and was missing for 3 days. Complete agony. And then he came home to get more money to use up and ended up hitting me. So I pressed charges and he is now sitting in jail since last Wednesday and will be til at least the 1st. My kids are confused. I am torn. And my two year old just keeps asking for daddy. We could all use some major prayer!!! Everyday I just ask God to carry me through and help me to do his will.
Now I am just trying to figure out how to pay rent and the bills and such since he went through ALL the money!
I HATE THIS DISEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alcoholism!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARRRHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love my husband. But as long as he is in his disease....he can't ever come back!!!
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Just some random shots of the family, we love cookouts, fires, fishing, riding go carts and dirt bikes. Pretty much anything out doors.
Monday, May 24, 2010
And check out the gorgeous flowers!! All my favorites!!
Then the hubby took we to dinner all by our selves!! Woot woot. That was amazing in itself.
And now today .......back to reality lol
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Was trying to add a picture but it is not working so never mind I guess.
Until next time............................
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
If you have time check this out!!
Love these guys! They love God and still are their spunky selves. My dad who is mid to late 50's and I went and saw them and dances together and laughed together!! It was an amazing time!!
My dad and I go to a lot of Christian rock and contemporary concerts together. Its a great way to hang out and praise God together. Which is also kinda weird. I was never very vocal about my faith, but through music it is possible.
The last week and a half have been a complete blur. So much going on and the kids school year is wrapping up in the next few weeks so lost of programs and such. AND RAINY WEATHER!!!!! Poohy I wish it would only rain when I am sleeping! That is not too much to ask is it??
Hope you are having a great day!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Gage my 2 year old.....who must wear sun screen a hat and long sleeves to be out side and STILL BURNS!!!!
My hubby.. a lil dirty from fixing his mommas riding mower...Bless him LOL>
Me knitting of course!! But hey check out that HAT!
It came from My fiber pen pal and I am in LOVE!!!! She crochets and I knit so that's neat!!
I want one in grey and Tan! LOL
And here are the rest of my goodies too! I was so please and excited to open the box!! The yellow and orange are so much more vibrant in person!! I can find cotton in colors like that here! I am jealous!!
Such a great day!
How has your week been?
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Favorite color? Green all shade but the neons.
Do you prefer cats, dogs, or some other kind of pet? Cats. Love my Cleo
Do you play an instrument? If not, which is your favorite to listen to? I used to play the trumpet and clarinet. I love listening to my dad play the guitar!
Favorite flower? Daisys for sure.
Favorite foods? Any good food, can never pick just one… Could you???
Favorite season/time of year? I have two Fav’s And again I can not choose one SPRING and Fall…
Favorite day of the week? no doubt it would have to be Saturday
Are you a morning person? NO not until I have had my fill of coffee.
What is one thing that makes you happy? My family especially my kids when they are happy and playing.
What is one thing that irritates you? People who judge people before they know the true person. We all bleed the same color so why do we act like we are all different…
What is one personality trait that really impresses you in others? People with a true giving heart.
What is one personality trait that really irritates you in others? ** Judgement
Country or Countries you’d like to visit? ANY WHERE!!!
Thursday, April 29, 2010
My Dr. Has changes some of my meds and I have had a really hard time staying awake. Yesterday I literally fell asleep at my desk WITH MY BOSS in the same room!!!!!! I put a call into the Dr to see whats up. Full time job, 4 kids, meetings 6 night a week-------this is NOT going to work at all!!!
So I have been doing a little knitting. Still working on the baby blanket, getting lots of dish cloths out for a swap I am in, and trying to find a shawl pattern I love. have tried a couple and have ripped them out just because it just wasn't right!!
Tomorrow I have a Women Of Faith Conference I am going to and also on Saturday. I am pretty excited. I will have to let you know how it goes. Wish me luck to stay awake during it!!!
Any thing fun in your future plans??
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Check it out for a great give away!!!
So my hubby needed my camera for work and has not returned it soooooo no pics like I wanted today!!!!!!
I have started making pretty lil stitch markers..yay the hubby bought me some tools, glass beads, wire, and toggles. I was so excited!!! And I love putting them together, after I look and feel and play with each glass bead lol. He also came home with a lime green (I LOVE GREEN) I Pod for my listening pleasure!!! I am now up to date (kinda)!!! I was really spoiled this weekend!!! He is the best.
So I have continued to work on dish cloths, dish towels, and suck for a swap I have joined. So quick and easy. Last week I picked up some tiny tiny lace yarn and cast on for an old 1818 vintage shawl. I work on it for a few moments here and there bc the lace is so tiny and the size 3 needles are well tiny LOL!!
I want to do another shawl also...........any suggestions?????????? I need to get going on something else also!! I need lots to work on because not much is keeping my attention for too long. Knit a bit on this a bit on that, whatever works right now!!
Today is sunny and beautiful! I need the sun on my face today.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
My best friends precious baby boy died when he was 7months old. you can check out his touching story here.
His mom was brave and decided to donate his organs and tissue for whom ever needed. So at any time there is a event we most definitely go. Such powerful speeches from people who had lost family members and those people who have received donations. It was a night to warm the soul.
How was your weekend?
Thursday, April 8, 2010
And this is the result. Both his hands and his legs are all cut up too. Once he quit bleeding from his nose and mouth, I realized I needed to cut off some major skin hanging from inside of his mouth. Gag!!! But he was sooooo brave.
Another day in the life I guess.
Then his 2 year old brother noticed he wasn't getting the attention so he started searching his body for cuts and bruises. Too funny!!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
My pictures posted backwards and I just really don't care today!!!
Finally completed the Prayer Shawl for Dustins Grandma. With only 3 mistakes LOL
Hated working with this yarn but, she wanted something very easy to take care of so I bit it and used the acrylic stuff.
I got to knit after Easter dinner.........
While the hubby handles clean up. I am very lucky!!
A few of my girlfriends (3 to be exact) are pregnant. So lots of baby knitting in my forecast!! Hope everyone is getting a touch of this spring weather. It is good for the soul!!!
Friday, March 26, 2010
At some point I noticed that many many rows back I has "got off" my pattern repeat ans it was waaaaaaaaaayyyyy of. So I started frogging it back. Easy enought right?
DEAD WRONG!!! I kept missing stitches ...I dont know what the problem was but finally, after wanting to cry, it is back on the needles and coming along again. Whew!!!
Went to Powell todat to check out a Yarn shop I'd just found out about Called a Tangled Tale. http://www.atangledtale.com/home/index.php
What a cute shop. The ladies were so sweet!
Met a woman who is willing to show me how to use a drop spindle for FREE!!!! Just have to pay $15 bucks for the spindle!! I am VERY excited.
Picked up some needles size 3 Audis!!! And size 11 Hiya Miyas??? Never used these HMs but it was the length I needed so we will see.
And picked up this merino lace from Skacel. 1375 yards of it. The picture does not show the true color. It is a very deep purple. So pretty and I didnt even know I liked purple!! LOL It was wispering my name,
I need to stop buying yarn before I have a pattern for it. Bad habit but I cant help it, REALLY I CANT!!
Any suggestions of what to do with this yummy yummy lace????
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
My 5 year old qualified for nationals!!!!! This is quite a big deal. He loves to race his dirt bikes. (Yes he has 2). He has been riding since he was about 2 1/2. He just took off and now can barely get him off!!!
Busy race season has officially began.....................
Sunday, March 21, 2010
OOOOH AND SOME FUN SHOPPING! Some books!!!! and a little bit of knitting of course. Mostly in the truck as my hubby had lots of running around for us to do. I read all of the Friday night knitting club in 2 days. Loved it, till I couldn't quit sobbing. started on knit two.
For got to take pic of my Mad Hatter T shirt. Its in the wash now.
Love it. Makes me feel happy! Is it wrong for my 31 year old self to wear it??? I think not!!
And then of course I had to get my Copy of the New Moon DVD. So ready for Eclipse to come out!!!!!
So what did you get into this weekend??
How do you feel about Sundays?
They really kinda make me sad knowing that the weekend is coming to an end!!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
So here is the before.......
And the after.........
I was tearing up while the barber was going to town on his long locks. So bitter sweet. He is the 4th child and we will have NO MORE!!!!! So its sad knowing my baby is growing into a little boy. He is now walking around saying "I am handsome boy!" He is right.
The hubby is at a conference this morning so its me and the kids. I wanted to attempt to start socks but NO WAY with the kids running around. That would be crazy!! So I am going to look out at the lake, watch the rain drops and work on the shawl I frogged since I learned I was purling wrong!!!! Feels so awkward now correcting it and really slowing me down. Practice, practice, practice!
Later we are going to see Alice In Wonderland in 3-D. I think I may be more excited than the kids!!! That's okay!!
So what are you into this weekend??
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Alaskan Purl Was nice enough to suggest this book!! Thanks!!! So I went and got it and while I was there the nicest lady who works there sat me down and helped me start. So what is laying on the book is about 45 minutes of progress. She was so helpful, was a bit confusing at first because I continental style knit and she doesn't. But we worked it all out.
Another great thing is she realized I purl wrong to where it twists my stitches!!!!So she showed me an easy way to correct it!!! I guess since I taught myself and have never before knit with anyone I really had no clue.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
So I guess I ask how to you begin with you first pair of socks?? Easiest pattern? Best yarn? And needles? I wouldn't even know where to begin. But oh how I would love to put a pair of knitted socks on my tosies!!!!
So Who knows where this post may take me
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Just finished up the Hubbys blanket! He is such a baby and has been complaining that I make things for everyone else but him. Last night he cuddles up with it and is now happy!
I decided to start a gratitude shawl for Dustins grandma. I am using dove grey 70% silk/15% cotton/15% cashmere blend. I am finding it sort of difficult to work with but its so squishy and yummy. Wish me Luck!!