Friday, September 14, 2012

Journal link up part 2

We've made our way through week two for the lil journal project over at Lil Blue Boo. I'm still totally in love with this project and have been loving sitting down with my journal each day.

Day 6. A map of my childhood. This is the neighborhood where the first house I remember living room is and it's where my dad and sister currently live

Day 7 My life in cars. Between, Mom, Dad, Andrew, and me there have been a ton of cars in my life.

Day 8 a color palette that you get to name the colors. This one is fun!

Day 9 Writing about a group picture from your past. I had a good time sorting through pictures to find one I wanted to use. 

Day 10 sketch trinkets in your life and write about why they are important to you

Friday, September 7, 2012

Journaling for me

I know that I've been very absent from this blog lately. Maybe one day I'll get back to it at a regular basis. Right now though, I want to share something that I started this past week. I came across a journaling project on Lil Blue Boo and have been working on it all week!

Day 1 was a fun start using my non-dominant hand. It didn't come out nearly as messy as I thought it was going to.

Day 2 I drew the first classroom I remembered. While I remember bits and pieces of other classrooms before 4th grade this is the one that I remember in detail.

Day 5 gave me a chance to reflect on the everyday blessings that I have in my life that I often over look.

Day 6 was all about people watching. Here in Jacksonville we're never short on eccentric people to observe.

Today was all about playing with different handwriting styles and doodles. I'm sure that I'll come back to this page several times today to fill in the blank spaces, but first I need to tackle that to do list. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

My month of May so far! Lots of puppy love, the beach, and my garden is blooming!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ten on Tuesday

1. YAY beach day. I had an awesome day at Topsail with all the ladies and their lovely babies today.
2. I am about to pull my hair out over this sweater I'm making my mom. I realized today I read the pattern wrong and now I have to rip out the sleeves.
3. My entry way smells like cat pee and I can't figure out why. I even got down on my hands and knees and sniffed every inch of the carpet. Looks like I'm renting a steam cleaner and cleaning our living room carpet in the near future.
4. I finally finished the scarf that I had been working on. I was determined to use the whole skein of yarn that I had so it resulted in a scarf almost 9 ft. Long!
5. Andrew and I will hopefully make it to the Cherry Point Airshow this weekend. I'm super excited about it.
6. Confession: I have NEVER been to an air show before.
7. Yesterday I dropped a thing of crescent rolls on the kitchen floor and they exploded. So I did the sensible thing. I picked them up off of the floor and made dinner. Dog fur can't hurt you, right?
8.The dogs are currently fighting over one bone even though there are four within a foot perimeter of them.
9.Tomorrow I intend to stay in my pjs all day and do nothing but catch up on the DVR and knit. Sounds like the best day ever to me.
10. Shadow would like to learn to drive.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Finished Object Friday! Schieffelin Point Shawl

I've decided (and hopefully will keep up with) posting one of my finished projects every Friday. I love love love knitting and crocheting and while I share pictures all the time. I think it would be fun to blog about the process for each project that I try!

This is my Schieffelin Point Shawl done in Savannah yarn. I absolutely loved the pattern when my local knit shop picked it out for the April knit along. As I started knitting it though I started to second guess myself. I had decided to stripe it since it looked very plain with all the garter stitch. After I started knitting I decided I hated it and would most likely give it away. I thought the stripes looked like a bumble bee and it wasn't fun. Then I got to the lace edge. I got all excited because I was certain that this would turn my perspective on this shawl around. Boy was I wront. I still wasn't in love with it. Once it was done and off my needles I thought maybe I could live with my finished project. It wasn't until I laid it all out and gave a good wet blocking that I fell in love. Blocking stretched the stripes so it looked less like a bumble bee and it gave really good definition to the lace edge. It became drapey (which is totally a word) and so soft. It's definitely a perfect spring time shawl. Now if only we would have some spring time like weather so I could enjoy wearing it! 

 Starting my shawl at knit night

 Most of the way through the stripes. It's definitely looking like a bee. 

 Starting the lace edge. Maybe I'll love it after all. 

 Finished and unblocked. It's got a 2.5 foot wingspan. 

 Being blocked. It grew to over 4 feet! 

Done and waiting for slightly cool weather! 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

What better way to start back than a Wordless Wednesday

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Color me a slacker

I just realized I haven't updated my post since November! Ooops!!! Faithful followers are you still out there?

A ton has happened since November. I spent Thanksgiving here in J'ville with my friends. A few days before Thanksgiving I had an unfortunate run in with a steak knife while doing the dishes. This made it very difficult for me to cook my portion of Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily, I have amazing friends and Holly helped me cook everything the night before so that we still had all the traditional Thanksgiving dishes for dinner. I had a great time eating good food, watching football, and playing board games with friends.

Christmas was CRAZY, but what else is to be expected? I drove the 14ish hours from J'ville to Louisiana with the two pups in tow so that I could celebrate with my family. I arrived in LA early enough to see my awesome mother graduate from UNO with her Master's degree and I got to celebrate my nephew's 5th birthday. After that celebrating was over I moved onto celebrating Christmas and New Years with my family. Then I headed home to J'ville to prepare for something even more exciting!

ANDREW IS FINALLY HOME!!!!!!! Yup, that's right, Andrew arrived home January 9th. We were two days shy of a 365 day deployment. I'm ecstatic to have him home and safe. I love having him walk through the door in the afternoon/evening when he gets home from work. I'm happy to have help with the crazy pups and house work again. Now that's he's home we're gearing up for post-deployment leave and then trying to return to a normal life.

I'm not making any promises, but hopefully once post-deployment leave is over I can get back to blogging at least semi-regularly.