Sunday, August 19, 2007

I Feel Like I've Been Called Up to the Majors

I got the email from Ravelry. I'm in just before summer vacation ends. I was trolling around there trying to figure out where to start. I friended a few people from get Stitchy! and joined 13 groups so far. I've yet to load my stash or projects. Little by little I'll get all this done. But for now, I must focus on getting back to work. First day back to to school is Monday and the students come back Tuesday. Looks like I gotta budget my time now.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Any Day Now...

You signed up on June 14, 2007
You are #9115 on the list.
370 people are ahead of you in line.
16247 people are behind you in line.
34% of the list has been invited so far

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

It's All in How You Look at It

I sent my friend Ms. N an email linking to this post. I love her reply which I've copied and pasted here for all to read.

I think we could look at this two different ways.
1. There are people worse off...
2. While colorful and aesthetically pleasing, do we want to aspire to be this?


I can only connect this to my addiction to school supplies. During a recent visit to Target, clutching 18 packs of crayons, 40 folders, 40 spiral-bound notebooks, and 10 double glue stick packs, I broke down to my mother that I believe I have a serious problem. Her enabled response was, "I know."

I pride myself on the acknowledgement of my addiction, and while I followed through with my purchase, I felt justified as it was less than $20. I said to myself (as many addicted individuals do), "I am not hurting anyone...AND I got a good deal."

How long until I too am just like the yarn lady?
Will I one day walk into my house and find book cases of crayola 24 pack double pocket, pronged folders, and spiral bound notebooks hanging from the ceiling?

Maybe there will need to be interventions all around!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Ravelry Update

You signed up on June 14, 2007
You are #9115 on the list.
1457 people are ahead of you in line.
13542 people are behind you in line.
33% of the list has been invited so far

Well, I guess I'm in a better place than 13,542 other people. Wouldn't you agree?
The Lake County Fair

family arts & crafts bldg

I took my ten items in to the fair on Saturday the 28th. These are the items, their categories, and ribbons won (if applicable):

1. Handicrafts I - Crochet - Holiday --->> angel ornament

crochet angel ornament 2007


2. Handicrafts I - Door Piece not over 24" - Decoration --->> crocheted chenille stocking (1st place)

crochet stocking


3. Needlecrafts I - Crochet - Potholder (decorative) --->> skull and bones potholder (3rd place)

skull potholders 2007


4. Needlecrafts I - Crochet - Purse --->> felted button purse (3rd place)

button purse 2


5. Needlecrafts I - Crochet - Shawl --->> multicolored stole

cross stitch crochet shawl


6. Needlecrafts I - Crochet - Scarves --->> Hop on the Bus, Gus scarf (2nd place)

school bus scarf 2007


7. Needlecrafts I - Crochet - not specified above --->> bouquet of flowers (I realized as I am blogging this that I goofed and submitted knit flowers here instead of crocheted)

knit flowers


8. Needlecrafts I - Knit - Purse --->> Noro purse (1st place)

Noro handbag


9. Needlecrafts I - Knit - Scarves --->> lace leaves scarf

lace leaves scarf 2007


10. Needlecrafts I - Knit - not specified above --->> trellis shawl

*****didn't take a picture of this yet, but it's this pattern*****


I was looking at the ribbons I already won from past Lake County Fairs and realized that I started entering stuff eighteen (yipes!!) years ago. Including this year's ribbons, I have won seventeen ribbons since 1989. This year's win of five ribbons is my best showing in any year. I want to display the ribbons somehow in my craftroom/office. Don't know how yet, but I'll figure something out.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The Summer of Cris

Over at get Stitchy!, MsFish asked if I'd been counting my FOs thi summer. Until she asked, I hadn't. So I sat down and counted. Here's the tally so far. I believe most of these have been documented here.
1. Noro handbag
2. crocheted angel ornament
3. knit bouquet of flowers
4. hard drive sweater (sweater knit when hard drive crashed)
5. cross stitch stole
6. Christmas stocking
7. Lily Ruby’s sweater and booties
8. Ma’s purse
9. Missy’s purse
10. cherry bag
11. school bus scarf
12. lace leaves scarf
13. SNB Short ‘n Sweet
14. Missy’s dishcloth
15. Lyd’s dishcloth
16. Mary’s dishcloth
17. Lisa’s dishcloth
18. Rosie’s dishcloth
19. Jason’s rabbit
20. Ethan’s gloves
21. Irma’s dishcloth
22. The Co-worker scarf made from yarn from Sheilah

Whew! I'm enjoying my summer.

Here are a couple of items I hope to finish before I go back to school.
1. beading and blocking the self-fringing shawl which is completely off the needles
2. adding some length and a little width to Ma's Shrug This from the One Skein Wonders book
3. Casey's Brea Bag
4. Rusted Root in red for ME!
5. Rosie's birthday purse
6. Glor's birthday purse

I'm an ambitious chickie, aren't I?