Wednesday, October 29, 2008

This is...

the post in which she has nothing new to post about, so she looks for old projects that haven't been blogged yet, takes pictures of herself modeling them, then photoshops out her freckles using the clone tool.
blue curly
Ruffles scarf from Scarf Style.



gedifra

I don't remember the pattern for this, but I used 3 skeins of Gedifra Gigante and some huge knitting needles.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Thanks

tissue holder

I'm dropping in to say thank you to those who have emailed me notes of support while I've been recovering. For a person like me who always has to be busy with something, it's been hard to sit back and take it easy. I think it's going to be a few weeks before I'm feeling back to normal again. Normal sounds sooooo good right now. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

My drugged-up post

I had surgery on Tuesday. I knew months ago that it was coming and it filled me with dread. I'm such a worry wart. What if they put me under and I didn't come out of it? What if something were to go wrong? Here I am, finally, on the other side. Apparently, everything went well. I'm so tightly bound that I haven't even seen the end result, yet. I can't breathe deeply, and I can't stand straight. I will say though, that experiences like this have a way of putting everything into perspective very quickly.

I love my kids sooo much I can't even put it into words. I'm home now. My hair is so stinking greasy. I can't take a shower until my drainage tubes are out. The house is messy, but I so don't care. All I can think about is how much I adore my husband who is working so hard to make sure everyone is fed and entertained and keeping life as normal as possible. I'm so in love with my family all I want to do is cry, but crying hurts because I can hardly breathe, so I just let the tears flow down my cheeks. Thank you, God, for blessing me with this awesome family! I so don't deserve it.

p.s. I know, I'm drugged up with vicodin, thus this very uncharacteristic post for me. I really don't care! :)

Friday, October 03, 2008

Iron-on Transfer Pencil

Hey, I bought myself an iron-on transfer pencil. Let's play!!!!

Get your desired image in the desired size. Who cares if you run out of printer paper? Rip a sheet out of the kids' notebook and use that instead. Trace the outline using the transfer pencil.
traced

Flip the paper over and iron using high heat.
iron

Admire the successful transfer. Woo hoo!
transferred

Lament not centering the design better on the linen. It's a little too close to the hoop. Quickly forget about lamenting because it's working! It's working, working, working!!!!
almost done


I bought my transfer pencil at Pacific Fabrics--where creative dreams come true. And sometimes they really do. Yes indeedy.