Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fall Felted Bag Exchange Questionnaire

After felting my first bag I am hooked! I have joined in on the Fall Felted Bag Exchange. Below in my required questionnaire.

1. How long have you been knitting or crocheting? How did you learn? or from whom?
I have been knitting for just about over 2 years. I had tried to teach myself before but it just didn't work so I picked up crocheting. Then my son bought me a Teach Yourself to Knit kit for Christmas a couple of years back and I did it! I taught myself to knit and I haven't turned back.

2. What was your first felted object, and why did you decide to try felting?
I joined a the International Tote Exchange IV and fell in love with felting.

3. What are your favorite colors? Any you hate?
I really like all colors. I guess if I was pushed to pick a few I would have to say that I like blues, reds, burgundy and greens.

4. What are your favorite styles\types of bags? (Long straps? Short handles? Handbags? Totes? Embellished? Plain? Include links to patterns or photos if you’d like – give your pal an idea of what you enjoy!)
I love all bags (well maybe not the small hand held bags). No really, I do!

5. What handbag or bag are you carrying today? Do you use a separate bag to carry your knitting?
I have a handbag that has a short/medium length handle that does not have much of a closure. Yes, most times I use a separate bag to carry my knitting. But if it's a small project I just carry it along with me.

6. What other things do you enjoy knitting or crocheting?
I love to do both knitting and crocheting. I am more prone to pick up knitting right now instead of crocheting.
7. What sort of needles do you enjoy working with? (straights vs circs, bamboo vs aluminum)
I love working with any wood needles and also like circulars for some types of projects.

8. What’s one project you’ve not yet tried but are dying to make?
I would love to make a sweater. I haven't tried my hand at it yet but I think I will soon.

9. What’s one yarn you’ve not yet tried but are dying to work with?
That's a good question. I'm really starting to work with more natural fibers. I have yet to work with any silk type fibers and would welcome working with that.

10. What other hobbies do you have? Do you spin? Sew? Garden?
I love to cross stitch, sew, quilt and just create in general. Also love to work outside and garden or have plants inside of my house.

11. Besides yarn, do you collect anything?
I collect depression glass when I have a chance which hasn't been for quite some time.

12. What kind of goodies do you enjoy? Sweets? Salty? Anything you hate or are allergic to?
Love food so anything goes!

13. Do you have any kiddos? (Furry kind count!)
We have one son that we adopted when he was 4 months old and he is now 7 1/2 years old and in 2nd grade. WOW! Oh, yes we do have the furry kind too. We have 2 dogs and 4 cats.

14. What kind of project best personifies you and why?
Anything that I can learn something new.

15. What is your favorite part of Autumn? You can also share a special Autumn memory if you'd prefer!
I would have to say that my favorite part of Autumn would be the colors and the cool crisp days.

16. Tell us 3 things you would do if you won 10 million dollars in the lottery.
1. Pay off all of our debts.
2. Put away enough money to retire on and pay for our sons college.
3. Build our dream home.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Friday's Feast Is Served

Appetizer: Describe your laundry routine. Do you have a certain day when you do it all, or do you just wash whatever you need for the next day?
I have tried to have a certain day but it never worked for me. So now I just try to keep up with the laundry. Right now I'm doing some every day trying to get ready to move.

Soup: In your opinion, what age will you be when you’ll consider yourself to truly be old?
I don't know if I'll ever consider myself old. I would rather consider myself young at heart.

Salad: What is one of your goals? Is it short-term, long-term, or both?
Long-term: To raise my son to the best of my abilities. Short-term: To be almost ready to move by the end of next weekend. A Personal Goal (which would be long and short-term) : would be that I have always wanted to design my own cross stitch designs. I have several and would love to publish them.

Main Course: Name something unbelievable you’ve seen or read lately.
I've been too busy with packing to see or read anything lately.

Dessert: On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how happy are you today?
8-9. I'm actually very happy about this move that is coming up. We've only been here 9 months so we haven't set down many roots. There are really only a few things that I will miss. Those being the church we found, friends that we have made, the house we are living in along with the yard and trees. I say that because our new house and neighborhood has NO trees. I've always had trees. So as soon as we can I'm going to start planting. But other that those mentioned I can't wait to move! I'm also happy because we are ahead of where we were last time with packing. This last move I was also working along with Andy training for his new job and Sam at school. So we were running around with our heads cut off trying to get everything packed. This time...not so much which is a very good thing.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

New House

Last weekend we spent our weekend over in the Arlington, TX, area looking for a house. After spending 3 days there we found one. For all that are interested here is a slide show of the house. I can't make the slide show go any slower so I would suggest that you hit the pause button once you start it so that you can read the descriptions of the rooms.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Boxes, Supplies & Second Grade

You may be wondering if the box pictured above is either the last box to unpack after moving here 9 months ago or is it the first box of many that we are packing. It is the latter. Okay, let me back up a couple of months. At the end of this past June on the last day of our VBS at 7:30 in the morning we were all getting ready for the day. Sam and I were getting ready to head out to the church for VBS and Andy was getting up and ready for the day and would meet us up at church around 11:15 for the "concert" given by the VBS kids and lunch to follow. At the same time Andy got a phone call. It was from his boss stating that he had to call in to the VP and HR at 12:00. We both got a feeling of dread. When is calling your VP and HR at the same time a good thing? Long story short they eliminated 13 territories. Andy's was one of them. They offered him a couple of options. Either take a buy-out or move to another territory. Obviously we took opted for moving to another territory. We looked at the list of the territories that we open to those that were just laid-off and chose to move to Birmingham, AL. Then a week later while we were in Dallas celebrating Sam's Gotcha Day Andy gets another phone call from his boss on Sunday morning. He had a person just hand in his resignation in Dallas the night before. Andy and I of course would love to move there since we have family there. It also meant that since it wasn't on the "approved" list of places to move to he would have to follow the proper procedures to apply for changing your territory. It is now the beginning of August and as of last night we have the final word that, yes, we can move to Dallas!!!! After living here for only 9 months we are packing up and moving again. We will be looking at the Arlington area to live.

Also going on in our household is that time of year...back to school. Even though we are moving to an area that doesn't start school until the end of August we have decided to go ahead and put Sam in school here. Two reasons being a refresher for Sam and to let me pack. School started today. It's hard to believe that Sam is already in the second grade. I know that he is growing up and trying to become more mature because he didn't want me to take him to school today. I've always taken Sam to school on the first day of school. Today he wanted to ride the bus and do it all himself. So I let him. Or should I say I let myself stay at home and see him off. His teacher was kind enough to give us an abbreviated school supply list since we will only be here for a few more weeks and then have to purchase another full list of supplies.

Friday, August 3, 2007

You Have To See This

Thanks to Jenn over at MO Treatman Family for finding this. If you haven't ever checked out her blog please do so. It's wonderful!

Make sure you have your sound on for this one! It really is amazing to watch. I can only imagine the hours of practice that went into putting this together.

Kids Do And Say The Darnedest Things

What is it about a child in just his shorts with some pants on his head singing "We Are Family" and dancing around the living room. I think some things in life are just so funny that they just have to be shared!

Another thing that Sam said to me from the backseat of the car a few weeks ago was:

Sam: "I wish that God gave tours of heaven. Then again, that wouldn't be good because we wouldn't want to leave and live our lives."

Kids Do And Say The Darnedest Things

Word Verification

This is a post from CrAzY Working Mom (used with permission). If you use word verification please consider. I used to use it when I first started my blog but then I realized how much I hated to enter all of those crazy letters just to post a comment. I still have it set for me to approve the comments but I don't use the word verification. Read her post and please consider going away from word verification.

"Do you use it? If so, why? Here at the home of Crazy Working Mom, there is no word verification to slow you down. I am glad to have you here and don't want to hinder you as you leave a comment! I HATE word verification. If I get spam in my comments, which happens rarely, I just hit the delete button!

(this word verification was on a blog I frequent...needless to say I didn't get it right.) odbteiwn".

Friday's Feast Is Served

Appetizer: On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how polite are you?
I would have to say that I am at least an 8. There are some days where I let how I'm feeling get in the way of how I should act. That and I believe that there is always room for improvement for everyone in this category.

Soup: What was the last thing that made you laugh out loud?
Probably my son. I don't remember the actual moment as he makes me laugh out loud many times a day.

Salad: Who is your favorite cartoon character?
M-I-Ceee, K-E-Yiiiii M-O-U-S-Eeeeee. Come on, you know the tune.

Main Course: Tell about the funniest teacher you ever had.
It would have been Ms. B (as she was called) and she was either my 5th grade teacher or 6th grade teacher and she was a hoot. She made learning fun and I have yet to forget her.

Dessert: Complete this sentence: I strongly believe that _______________.
I strongly believe that I have the most wonderful family hands down!

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