Friday, October 30, 2009

Trick or Treat!!

Happy Halloween!
Love, Boo

This is what you do when you don't have any kids! Unfortunately, we couldn't get her to hold the bucket in her mouth, so we pinned it on. She was quite the little cow girl and surprised Grandma and Grandpa last night (Cory's parents) for Trick or Treating.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Something to think about...

This is worth the 7 minutes:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Weaving Project #1... FINISHED!

So, I finished the scarf a week and a half ago or so... I can't remember the exact date... but I procrastinated on posting pics. No reason really... just being a procrastinator! I don't have a picture of me modeling the scarf... but that's OK. I am not 100% happy with the outcome. A light bulb went off in my head the other day about something I didn't do right in the set up... but that just means I will know better for next time.

This is at the end (yes, those are panty hose! Don't worry, they aren't a part of the finished product!):

This is after I gently washed it. You are supposed to lay it flat to dry so the fibers don't pull out of whack... so I had to improvise with my laundry hampers and sweater dryer!

I think I know what I want to do for my next project... however, I have some other things to take care of first... like making my Christmas Cards! I had bought some on sale last year that had a really great message. Sometimes I think people get so caught up in the commercialism of it all, they forget the real meaning of Christmas. No, not Santa Claus and presents... JESUS!! So these Christmas cards I got have a great message. They are matter-of-fact about JESUS. But... the other day, I decided to make a Block Print... and decided that I wanted to use it to hand-make my cards this year. So... I think I'll put the other cards on the back burner for now. However, my hand-made cards reflect Jesus as well! I'm not going to post a picture because I don't want to spoil it for those friends and family who may sneak a peek at my blog! But I will be sure to post a pic at some point. I must say... I VERY MUCH enjoy block printing. I was so afraid of not being able to do it well that I kept putting it off so I wouldn't have to deal with the disappointment. (I'm too critical of myself!) But, finally... I did it... and I loved it! And now I have many more ideas running through my head! :)

Finally, this past weekend I went to see one of my absolute favorite bands. If you want to check them out.. go here: SLEEPING AT LAST . Cory and I help out at a teen center in my hometown. We used to help out every weekend by volunteering our time to hang out and be the "responsible adults" for the kids that come in... but after getting married and moving 45-50 mins away, it's just too hard to get back and forth. Especially with these ridiculous gas prices ($2.75!!!) and not to mention, the place closes at 11PM, so we wouldn't get home until around midnight or so. (We are not night owls... LOL!) SO... part of how I help out, besides keeping up with their MySpace page, is to book Christian Concerts. I contacted Sleeping At Last with the minor hope that they may keep us in mind for some day when they were traveling through... however, they wanted to book right away!! It all happened pretty fast! They came and were SO nice... and their concert was AMAZING!! I can't believe it's over already!!

Cory was nice enough to take pictures so that I could just sit and totally enjoy myself! :) (I know, I have a sweet hubby) Anyway, they were awesome and I highly suggest you check them out and go see them if they are in your area!

My mom might be bringing my nephews over, so I have to go straighten up a little bit! Cory had a tick on him this morning! ((shudder)) So I am going to vacuum the house and the couch, etc just for good measure. *YUCK* And it's also a beautiful day to hang out laundry!


Friday, October 16, 2009

A Cozy Day Inside...

It's been snowing here the past couple of days. Yes, SNOW! I had gone to a nearby town yesterday to meet my sister and niece for lunch and had to drive through some pretty snowy/slushy roads as I went over the mountain. It's a little too early for snow in my book, however it gave me a warm feeling being in my cozy car... and made me look forward to the upcoming holiday season! Of course, I'm not opposed to the cold weather receding a bit so we can get back to the normal autumn beauty... but it's given me a boost to work on some more with my loom and also get a little sewing done. I am hoping to do mostly handmade gifts this year for Christmas... although I won't mention what they are here since I never know who will be reading my blog! I would like to share a photo of some skirts I've sewn up. I just sewed the corduroy one today! I get such satisfaction out of finishing a project! (I need to get that scarf done!!) I hope you're all keeping warm (or cool) depending on where you are!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Favorite!

I have been lucky enough to book one of my all time favorite bands to come to the local Teen Center I volunteer with. Here is a peek at their new video. (Pretty creative, if I do say so myself... although the words touch me to the core the most!)

(I know the video doesn't fit the screen--I need my sis to help me adjust that!)

Sleeping At Last - "Green Screens"

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oh Deer!!...

Recently, we had a couple of visitors in our front yard. Not exactly sure where they came from, but we have an idea. Not quite sure it's legal either... but CUTE!!
That deer followed that dog around like it was it's mother! We kept our dog inside! We took some video as well, but I can't get it uploaded right. :)

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 giveaway!

I rarely sign up for bloggy giveaways. But today, while browsing around... I came across THIS one and wanted to share. I'd never heard of before... but after browsing their site, I'm pretty impressed! They have a lot of different styles of cute clothes for those of us who have a hard time shopping in the "small" sections. Check it out and enter for the giveaway! You never know, you may just win!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Weaver at the Loom... that would be ME!

I started off the other day with good intentions on getting things rolling with my Loom. Then, I realized I was missing a tool that is used to thread the yarn through the loom. So I procrastinated all day on it... until the evening when a light bulb went off in my head and I remembered exactly where to look! Needless to say, I found the tool without a hitch! Sooooo... I started the next day. Unfortunately, the yellow yarn that I was going to use ended up being one big tangled mess when I tried to thread it on the loom. So... I yanked it all back out and started fresh, using the yellow yarn as my weft. Here are some pics of the progression. I know it looks like a confusing mess... but it really wasn't and I have gotten quite a bit more done than what is shown (I just haven't taken a picture yet).

This is the yarn I decided to use instead of the yellow:

This is after I had threaded the yarn through the Reed:

This is when I started threading it through the Heddles:

Tied on to the front and back beams, ready to go!

The beginnings of a scarf!

I am enjoying getting back to the loom... I hope my motivation and interest stick for awhile!!