Friday, June 25, 2010


I have the best spoiler in the world!

Allitrya sent my package and it was amazing. She really stalked me well. I LOVE the color she picked out. She wrapped it all up like Christmas...

Here is a shot of the whole package

Lovely soft silky yarn

Beautiful stitch markers and a little holder (she even made the label)

French Coffee
She made me the cutest little sock keychain. I have always wanted one of these!

and a gorgeous Eiffel Tower charm.
I can't wait to make the Fleur-de-lis washcloth. The size 10 dpns are the only ones I didn't have in that size at all! She also made the cutest notions bag. I love the blue color and the satiny material.

I am truly honored and grateful for the time Allityra spent on my kit.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


We went to the powwow today. The kids were crazy and it was raining off and on , but I still wanted to dance as soon as I heard the music and saw the jingle dress dancers. I thought I could do it too until I remembered the arthritis. Oh well, my baby is being weaned (that makes me the wean-er and her the wean-ee) so I will be able to take the medication soon. Although, I am not sure how I feel about taking a chemotherapy medication. It would be nice to be pain free though My thumb is swollen larger than the knuckle now.

Oh yeah

WE WAZ ROBBED!!! The USA should've had the win, not the draw.

Next Wednesday though everything will be right in the world again, I can root for England instead of for Algeria.

GO USA! (and England...)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Quidditch Again

Ohhhhh we lost! I can't believe it. I am super competitive. I made my poor DH stay up and watch the baby while I played. He got home from work just as the match was starting He could barely keep his eyes open! Oh well...

Good news my package is on its way. I mailed it yestersday and it is scheduled to land on Monday. I guess I should go and let my DH get some sleep while it is quiet in the house since the demon children are visiting their dad. I hope they go home soon. Isn't that an awful thing to think about children. The oldest one is the worst. They used to go to the shelter for respite care, but the shelter banned him, they couldn't handle him. He is soooo bad and he is ONLY 3 1/2 years old!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Woo Hoo

I went to the "Coolest Small Town in America" (Ely, MN) today and found a nice little yarn shop with gorgeous yarns! No Red Heart or Lion Brand, not that there is anything wrong with them, but they aren't for every project and that is all we have around here. There are two yarn stores that carry a different selection of yarns and they are both an hour away, in opposite directions!!

This week, we got our garden started. We planted one garden box and my husband built another 6.5 foot box and a small box. Next up is potatoes in a stack of tires! I can't wait. We have Yukon Gold and Russet Burbank. I looked for red seed potatoes but both places that sell seed potatoes in town are out and I don't want to go driving across northern Minnesota looking for them. I have more ideas than I have space for and I will just be tempted to try something else.