Thursday, April 08, 2010

Craft Update

Yep. Still being crafty. First I will update on the Christmas stocking I am making for E. This is where I was last month. And this is where I am now. Good progress being made, I think. I have finished Santa and have started working on the bag of toys.

And I finished the quilt I was making for E. Here it is:

It isn't perfect. I didn't square up the squares as well as I should have and the binding is only s0-s0 but this is really the first real quilt I have ever made. I call it a quilt but it was really designed to be a wall hanging. Doesn't matter. E likes it. Next time I might tackle a full-size quilt.

I have also finished the top for a fleecy quilt/blanket for my niece's baby. I think it came out really nice. It is similar to a blanket/quilt I made before except this one I personalized with the baby's name. I just need to put the backing on it, quilt it and bind the edges.

I am also crocheting a blanket and a little dress for the baby. The blanket will match the dress which matches some booties I have already made. This is what the dress will look like except I am not using pink. I am using a really pretty variegated yarn. I haven't decided if I am going to make the hat & booties either (and that's not the blanket I am making either...just the dress...maybe the booties & hat). I have a pair of booties already made using the variegated yarn so if I make these I may just make them in pink & white. This pattern is a 6 month pattern so if I make it it should fit little Ava in December. Perfect, I think. Booties & baby hats don't take very long to make anyway. I can whip them out in an evening or two.

I hope to finish all the baby things by the end of this month so I can get them mailed to her by May sometime. Baby is due in June.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A few minutes in my life...

So today it felt like I had…something…in my eye. So I take out my mirror and start poking my fingers in my eye trying to pry the elusive hair off of my cornea. Then I notice a great big scratch on my eye. AGHGHGHGHG!!! A giant scratch on my eye! Wait a minute…why doesn’t it hurt more?

Then I notice the exact. Same. Scratch. On my other eye. AHGHGHGH!! Wait. Oh yeah. Reflection of the lights.

Am an idiot.

But at least the hair is gone.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

Okay. Now I think this is funny. Please tell me that I am not the only one. I don't think I would mind having him in the seat next to me. Here are my reasons:

  • He wouldn't hog the armrest
  • I could steal his airline meal (if they still served these)
  • I could steal his peanuts
  • I could order extra drinks for him (and then drink them myself)
  • ...and charge his credit card
  • He wouldn't talk to me when I wanted to read/sleep/space out

...seems like the perfect seatmate to me.