Saturday, December 13, 2008

Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow

Snowman Family

It is suppose to snow this weekend so I thought I would help it along with sharing my Snowmen patterns. They are all from workbasket patterns. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend.




Monday, December 8, 2008

He's making a list....


Checking it twice gonna find out who is naughty and nice ... This song has been in my head all day!! I even started singing it at the top of my lungs today when I came home (trust me not a pretty sound). Copper thought it was fun and was wanting to play so that was fun. I found these three santa patterns I hope you enjoy them. Hopefully this will help get the songs out of my head.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Dishcloths Galore!

Picnik collage
This summer I was on a knitted dishcloth kick. I could not make enough of these little guys. I even joined a couple of swaps just to get more. They are a little like chips you can not just have one. I made a lot more than I have taken pictures of. I gave them all away to family and now they want more. They can not seem to get enough of them either. My favorite one is the penguin one.

It is an inside joke with T and I. Whenever we see a penguin he has to say look honey a penguin. When we lived over in Seattle and he was working out at Microsoft he traveled a lot and I was home alone a lot. I wrote a short story about a penguin and his adventures. (Do not ask about the story it was rotten but kept me occupied. I did not know about embroidery then so I was bored a lot). We had only been married a year and he thought I must love penguins so he was getting me penguin stuff and showing me penguin stuff all the time. I finally told him I do not like penguins that much and we laughed so hard it was so funny. So now he is like look honey a penguin. I do like penguins more now than then.

So what kinds of things can you not get enough of?


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Tea Towel Tour - IIII

My apron is home

My group is finished. I asked for a 50's diner theme. They all did a wonderful job. It will be so much fun wearing this while I bake this Christmas.

If you would like a close-up look of the apron you can check them out on flickr. You should look make your way over to the gallery these ladies have all done a wonderful job.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Violent Produce

My creation
1. kitchen calamities apple orange, 2. kitchen calamities banana, 3. kitchen calamities onions, 4. kitchen calamities tomato, 5. Kitchen Calamities Towel Series, 6. TeaTowelMurder2

I was looking around for inspiration for Christmas presents when I happened to come upon these guys. Oh my goodness I could not keep from laughing. I knew that produce went bad but this bad. It is so opposite all the happy fruit we see maybe this is what goes on in the underbelly of produce.
If I could draw well I would make myself a little series of these guys. Thanks for the great laugh Kristen Mary and Snarkypants.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Where have I been?

My creation

It has been a long time since I have blogged and so much has happened. The Tea Towel Tour 4 is done the picture above is what I did on others towels and I will post my apron later this week. The gals did an outstanding job.

Holiday Onesie

I have been embroidering lots of custom Christmas items for my shop. It has been a lot of fun. I plan on posting the patterns I used for the items this week. You might have noticed that my vintage embroidery blog is gone. It turns out that Vogart is under copyright so I had to take down all of my vogart patterns and then I only had 4 patterns on the blog so it seemed useless to keep a blog for those. Since, I have bought a huge box of workbasket patterns and will be posting a new pattern once a week on this blog. I hope you will all enjoy them.

I have been knitting a lot lately. I think it is the cold weather and the warm feel of the wool on my hands that keeps me knitting. I actually finished my first sock this last weekend. I was so excited that the whole way home after Thanksgiving I talked about my knitted sock and all the new socks I planned to make. I bored T to death but then again I have to hear about music stuff and all the new computer games so I am sure it was fair right? Well in my head it is fair and I am always right. hehe.

Here is where I get a little personal so stop reading if you like.
T and I have been trying to have kids for the last 10 years and have done several rounds of fertility treaments and they were unsuccessful. Since the hormones and stuff made me a crazy girl with mood swings all the time we stopped and decided to just try and if it happened it happened.

Then I turned 32 last year and I was like hey I am getting older and we either need to start treatments again or decide to adopt. So we decided to do one more round of fertility treatments and I went to our women's health clinic to see the fertility Dr. and he decided to do a surgery where they go up inside with a camera and see if my tubes are open and look around the uterus. Well it turns out I have the worst body parts ever and he punctured my uterus. They quickly scheduled another surgery two weeks later and the same thing happened. This time they were able to get the camera in and take out a tissue sample. They found out that I have uterine cancer.

The cancer is slow moving and totally contained in the uterus. That is a good thing. I am on medication that is suppose to help breakup the tissue inside. The Dr. knows I still want to have children so we are going this alternative route instead of the normal hysterectomy. The down side is that this medicine makes me so tired and gives me the worst cramps in all my life. On the upside we caught it early and I still might be able to have children. In six month (April) I will go back in to have a tissue sample taken to see if it is working.

I still plan to blog just not as often and I am still a crafting fool.

To leave on a better note here are some alien buttons I made. T loves aliens and big foot so he loves these buttons. Now just to figure out a big foot pattern. If you have one let me know.

Alien Buttons