stephanie

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween Ya'll!

Yup, it was a dark year this year! I called her the angel of death (as a joke) and this Darth Vader has the real Darth runnin scared! Only here, he forgot his belt! =)
My oh my - you should've seen these guys in person..... can I tell you it was spooky! Okay, neighbor friends on either side and step son in the middle. Incredible!!


My idea of a costume, tee hee. I painted my nails and laughed cuz I got so many compliments on them! =) You can also see my sweetie lab's boodie here in the pic! She's a doll, luv her! Okay, gotta run. I have a mountain range of clothes to fold! ICKY!! AND, the sooner I fold, the sooner I can pick up my crochet hook!! =)

Almost done...

OOOO, it's so close and so addictive. I cannot put my hook down! Here's the large square.

I have 18 to finish. They are split 'tween yellow and pink.  Then I sew 4 smaller ones together to get the large and then sew all the large square together! I cannot wait and I will say this is the quickest I have EVER put together an afferkin!! Yeppie! More later.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

So much to do...

I have been super busy working at home trying to attack the "I'll do this later" pile and the "it can wait" chores. ICKY! But I have been very successful  the past few days. I am almost ready to play this weekend! Finally!!

Tomorrow I get to dress up as a witch and read a book to my son's 1st grade class. I am so looking forward to this =) I'll post pictures. I've also been busy with PTA. I am the chairperson for the pumpkin contest. It's been all week and the voting stops today. The kids are so cute with this. I will upload some pics of this too!

Well, I gotta run... thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Teen Aged Girl Party = Neighborhood Boys

It's kinda like throwing a chunk of meat into a piranha's river! They come from every which way!! My 15 yr old (on Monday) daughter has 4 friends over and all the boys in the neighborhood come running! This is even just a dry run for her big b-day party Nov 19th. Looks like we need to install massive flood lights. SOO if by chance your lights dim into an extended brown out at dark on Nov. 19th, you'll know it's coming from NE Georgia!!!

Later =)  Off to crochet in my jammies! Let hubby watch over the hormonally driven teens.... I'm tired!

=)

Friday, October 22, 2010

XBox Gaming Machines and Classic Coach Handbags

Lemme guess. You are wondering just how XBox  and Coach go together. Well, sit back right back a spell and lemme 'splain sumpin tooo ya!

I have been watching 2nd hand shops for a looooong time really wanting a Coach Signature Fabric with Red Leather Trim Medium Carly Hobo Bag (Style #10619) Retails for $348.00 and up (can you tell how much I want this bag??) Okay, well, today I found a perfect and I do mean perfect specimen. It's more than 1/2 off!! It's pre-owned (with certification) and they are asking $159.00. Okay, yeah you must agree - that's a great price but still outta my price range thank you very much!      =(    This is me being super sad.

So, here's where MY superb math skills come in. Hubby's been mowing the back yard, I'm inside with little man eating dinner (Chinese, yummie!)  He comes in all hot and sweaty (and to tell ya the truth - rather sexy!) I innocently look at him and ask (with oodles of love in my eyes) "Honey, IF we had the money, would you spend, say, $150.00 on me for Christmas???"  He quickly responds "Nope"  After he and I cleaned up the coke I spewed from laughing, he said "Of course."

Now at this point he's starting to get a little suspicious and asks me why. *****Now, here's where my years as financial controller kick in*****  I look lovingly at him and nicely, softly, say "How much was the very 1st XBox we bought? $500 right? And the one downstairs (do you see where I'm going??) was $400.00? And the new one that just came out we'll no doubt buy you .... cuz YOU deserve it .... is like $300.00 right?" I said "Wow, that's like (I count sorta aloud but not kinda like an innocent child does)  over $1,100.00 - right?  Plus all those special games we get for you ... .... cuz YOU deserve them ....  Sweetie, all I am asking for is a little 'ole $150.00 dollar purse."

Now at this point I think Charlie Daniels said it best when he said (and I quote)

The devil bowed his head because he knew that he'd been beat.
He laid that golden fiddle on the ground at Johnny's feet.
Johnny said: "Devil just come on back if you ever want to try again.
"I told you once, you son of a gun, I'm the best that's ever been."

God I LOVE my husband! He's the best thing that has ever happened to me and I am so happy and proud to share his last name and our lives!!

BTW - The owner agreed to break the payments up  - I'll take pictures when I bring my purse home! tee hee  Later ya'll  =)

Good Morning!!

I have a desire to start blogging again and decided to start a new blog under a new name. Here I will try to share what I am in to and some things about my family and what they are in to! =)

Right now I am into crocheting something fierce! A few months ago, I finished this afghan that I'd started right around the time of my 1st stroke, late 2008. It was a strip piece and was the 1st time I'd tried that! I had to whip stitch the strips together when I was done... here's a pic.



Sorry the pic is dim. I am not a fantastic photographer. The blanket is bot as wobble-wobble in person as it looks here in the pic. I love this afferkin - I know that's not how you spell it, it's just how I say it!!

And now I am really into Granny Squares! Not sure why, but oh my golly gosh!! Here's where I am right now:



I have many more to go, but it's so addictive that I am like a crochet machine and it's moving rather quickly!! I can;t wait to see when it's all together! I've been doing a lot of this cuz I had another little stroke episode thing, so I have slowed down a lot! It's a great thing I enjoy this so much! I am challenging myself to try new to me things. I have some friends that are having twins, so I will sew a nice baby blanket and edge it with a crochet edging. Then I will learn how to crochet socks and slippers. =) Oh, so much to do! tee hee  OH - I wanna learn amigurumi too!  Amigurumi (ah-mee-goo-roo-mee) is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures. The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Usually they are VERY small. I have a hard time crocheting in the round and most all amigurumi is crocheted in the round! bummer

I have however, not really been playing in my craft room. Haven't for months. I think cuz it's so full of things and possible projects that it's overwhelming to me. Dog gone brain!  Oh well, it is what it is.

Gotta go, have to get cleaned up to run errands. Thanks for stopping by!