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Title: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 14, 2011, 11:29:59 AM
Here's what I'm doing today!  What are you doing?

(http://i55.tinypic.com/mwyxib.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 14, 2011, 12:12:42 PM
Yard sales this morning, ribs in the oven for dinner and now off to lock myself in my craft room to clean it out and work on a couple of projects that have been bugging me!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 14, 2011, 12:53:42 PM
Yard sales this morning, ribs in the oven for dinner and now off to lock myself in my craft room to clean it out and work on a couple of projects that have been bugging me!

You're going to be busy!  Good luck with your projects!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 14, 2011, 01:06:05 PM
I really wish I had known you when my boys were little.  I would have loved to have quilts made for them...instead, I made some myself and found a new respect for all the work that goes into them!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 14, 2011, 01:27:09 PM
I really wish I had known you when my boys were little.  I would have loved to have quilts made for them...instead, I made some myself and found a new respect for all the work that goes into them!

Thank you so much, Kim!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 14, 2011, 03:37:00 PM
Super cute quilt!
I'm at my store right now. It's typically dead for this time of the afternoon. SO, here I am! :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 15, 2011, 11:20:18 AM
OMG, I love that quilt!

I'm writing a brief (and hopefully at least starting two more - all 3 are due on Thursday) and face painting at a birthday for an hour.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 15, 2011, 12:25:38 PM
Thanks for the compliments on the quilt - it's a new day and I'm still working on it!

Better, though - I like reading what everyone's 'doing today!'  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 15, 2011, 01:41:56 PM
Thanks for the compliments on the quilt - it's a new day and I'm still working on it!

Better, though - I like reading what everyone's 'doing today!'  Thanks for posting!

There used to be an ongoing thread about what everyone was working on and what they were up to.  It was always fun to read.  Maybe we should start another one like that...help all us busy people keep up with one another.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 15, 2011, 03:41:42 PM
No reason this couldn't be that thread.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 15, 2011, 04:29:44 PM
Works for me!  Quilting is finished (whew!) - now for the binding!  Was hoping to be done today, but I don't think it's in the cards.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 15, 2011, 05:01:41 PM
Works for me too...currently I am learning Pynsanky eggs.  One of those really obscure things that I have been dying to try but never got around to it.  I have so far, screwed up one egg beyond help because the dye was too thick, broken one, and am typing while holding my third in the dye.  Hopefully, I will have a picture to show of a finished egg before I give up and throw them all against the wall!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 15, 2011, 06:20:24 PM
Works for me too...currently I am learning Pynsanky eggs.  One of those really obscure things that I have been dying to try but never got around to it.  I have so far, screwed up one egg beyond help because the dye was too thick, broken one, and am typing while holding my third in the dye.  Hopefully, I will have a picture to show of a finished egg before I give up and throw them all against the wall!

I have NO IDEA what Pynsanky is, so I am anxious to see the pictures!  And I know what you mean...  the quilt I am binding was on it's way to the trash AT LEAST three times!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 15, 2011, 06:25:09 PM
(http://s3.hubimg.com/u/2628270_f260.jpg)

They are Ukranian eggs where you draw a design in wax using this mid-evil device then dip it in color.  Then you draw again and dip again in another color and so on. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 15, 2011, 06:30:42 PM
Oh WOW - those are GORGEOUS!  Are they actually eggs or egg shapes?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 15, 2011, 06:32:18 PM
Oh WOW - those are GORGEOUS!  Are they actually eggs or egg shapes?

They are actually blown out eggs.  People use chicken, emu, ostrich, or duck eggs.  They really are amazing works of art...or some people's are...mine are more like children's art projects while I get the hang of this melted wax drawing!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 15, 2011, 06:49:15 PM
They are really beautiful. I've seen them for real once when we were in downtown Chicago for some festival. That's one of those things I really miss is being able to go to all the ethnic festivals. Haven't really seen or heard about any here.

I listed a bunch more things in my HAf shop today and I made my first pair of barefoot sandals. Since most people like to go to the beach around here, I thought they just might sell okay.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: CraftedRoots on May 15, 2011, 09:22:57 PM
I made a Pysanky egg once...of course, it didn't look anywhere near as elegant as those, but it was fun to make! ;)

I tried to straighten house a little bit today, but I still don't have much energy and strength at 5 days postpartum. I'll probably just be reading and Internet browsing for the next week. My husband is doing the dishes. :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 15, 2011, 09:29:13 PM
Picked up my jewelry from the art show, and my new display case I bought from a shop that is closing. I sold two of the three pairs of earrings I made, (plus a single silver one special ordered) so I guess I will make a bunch of earrings since those seem to be very popular.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 15, 2011, 10:00:33 PM
That birthday at which I painted today... http://njfacepainter.blogspot.com/2011/05/last-minute-birthday.html
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 15, 2011, 10:55:26 PM
That birthday at which I painted today... http://njfacepainter.blogspot.com/2011/05/last-minute-birthday.html

Love the snake :P
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 16, 2011, 06:39:35 AM
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I tried to straighten house a little bit today, but I still don't have much energy and strength at 5 days postpartum. I'll probably just be reading and Internet browsing for the next week. My husband is doing the dishes.

I didn't know you had a baby! Congratulations!

 
Larissa, looked like a great party. That snake face was awesome especially with the eyes!

Today is clean the house, laundry day. Exciting huh?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 16, 2011, 08:15:43 AM
Can I join in? I need badly to clean house and do laundry as well!

I've put some listings in my hafshop - I have loads more that I will eventually put there - I'm trying to get organized as I do it!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 16, 2011, 09:08:07 AM

I tried to straighten house a little bit today, but I still don't have much energy and strength at 5 days postpartum. I'll probably just be reading and Internet browsing for the next week. My husband is doing the dishes. :-*

Congratulations, Crafted! 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 16, 2011, 09:46:38 AM
Those eggs look intense!   :)

Andy came back from his fishing trip yesterday and I did some gardening and got an *awesome* (not really) sunburn on my lower back.  Not even like a full sunburn, but a sliver of a sunburn.   ::)

Today I'm finishing up more booties, giving my son's teachers their gifts and enjoying some more sun!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 16, 2011, 09:50:02 AM
Those eggs look intense!   :)

Andy came back from his fishing trip yesterday and I did some gardening and got an *awesome* (not really) sunburn on my lower back.  Not even like a full sunburn, but a sliver of a sunburn.   ::)

Today I'm finishing up more booties, giving my son's teachers their gifts and enjoying some more sun!

Ouch!  that "sliver sunburn" I think is the worst!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 16, 2011, 10:13:52 AM
Scored a bargain on a cord of firewood, so I will be  stacking firewood today :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 16, 2011, 10:19:27 AM
Scored a bargain on a cord of firewood, so I will be  stacking firewood today :-\

Cool, Dragon!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on May 16, 2011, 12:04:50 PM
I'm breathing!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 16, 2011, 12:06:45 PM
Good to hear!  Blue wasn't a good color on you!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 16, 2011, 12:59:29 PM
Scored a bargain on a cord of firewood, so I will be  stacking firewood today :-\

Cool, Dragon!

That is cool! Wood is so expensive. And good wood for making stuff is REALLY hard to find, or you pay super high prices for it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 16, 2011, 04:48:50 PM
Can I join in? I need badly to clean house and do laundry as well
Of course, anyone can put their oar in this pond ^-^
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 16, 2011, 04:52:08 PM

Of course, anyone can put their oar in this pond ^-^

Love this saying!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 16, 2011, 05:23:59 PM
Just came in from playing outside with the kiddoes and ready for some hot dog grilling @ the SIL's  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 16, 2011, 05:35:52 PM
I'm hosting a KIDS ARTS Meeting in just a bit!  this is training for the Volunteers at the Summer Arts Festival (so that they have a clue how to do the activity we're making available to kids!).  This year we're making musical instruments from cardboard tubes, pie tins, and shoe boxes!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 16, 2011, 05:43:53 PM
I'm hosting a KIDS ARTS Meeting in just a bit!  this is training for the Volunteers at the Summer Arts Festival (so that they have a clue how to do the activity we're making available to kids!).  This year we're making musical instruments from cardboard tubes, pie tins, and shoe boxes!

That sounds like so much fun!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on May 17, 2011, 07:36:47 AM
I'm finishing a big bid and driving to NYC to deliver to the owner. We are going right across the street from where the world trade center was.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 17, 2011, 07:43:53 AM
Home from work today because Nathaniel had his eyes dialated yesterday and as of this morning his sight was still blurry, his eyes still huge and he wouldn't be able to work anyway!  Not what I had planned...so on to plan B.  I'll let you know what that is when I figure it out.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 17, 2011, 09:34:13 AM
Home with kids with snotty  noses!   :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 17, 2011, 09:52:45 AM
Looks like home with out-of-sorts kids is a trend today!  I just finished composing a letter to all of my past customers with an invitation to the new shop.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 17, 2011, 10:36:39 AM
So far all my kids have decided to stay at school today...but I still need to clean and do laundry. But I'm putting more listings in my hafshop. I have hundreds but I don't want to overwhelm the site!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 17, 2011, 10:49:47 AM
So far all my kids have decided to stay at school today...but I still need to clean and do laundry. But I'm putting more listings in my hafshop. I have hundreds but I don't want to overwhelm the site!

There are 103 items in my shop, and I had no issues at all surpassing the three-digit mark.  Go for it!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 17, 2011, 10:54:03 AM
So far all my kids have decided to stay at school today...but I still need to clean and do laundry. But I'm putting more listings in my hafshop. I have hundreds but I don't want to overwhelm the site!

There are 103 items in my shop, and I had no issues at all surpassing the three-digit mark.  Go for it!

Feel free to overwhelm it!  The more products the more to promote!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 17, 2011, 11:03:15 PM
Re lots of listings...that's good to hear - I have over 350 in my etsy shop and I really didn't want to go high here if people didn't want me to...however if you guys are good with it I'll up the numbers...I absolutely love being able to put the quantities in - as soon as I can get more organized I'll be going back through and editing in extra inventory. When I make a card I generally make several similar ones.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 18, 2011, 10:13:51 AM
Yesterday I worked on some cabachons, hope to finish them today then get some of the many I have already completed wire wrapped, plus gotta find my camera (Ithink I left it at the art gallery where I volunteer)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: aimeesrockworks on May 18, 2011, 10:18:26 AM
Mmm... cabachons.  One of these days I'll stop 'researching' and actually buy all the goodies I need to make those.

But today I vow to replant my struggling garden.  (Although we have our second day of sunshine in a row and I hate to jinx it.)  Half my first-round-draft-pick seeds failed, so now it's on to starts from the local veggie stand.  8)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 18, 2011, 10:25:37 AM
I'm sitting in my office at work knitting!  How cool is that!  Jealous of the gardening comment, though.  Here's the view from my office window.  Lovely, absolutely, but snowing on May 18th!

(http://i56.tinypic.com/im426t.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 18, 2011, 12:10:54 PM
Snowing on May 18 sounds like our typical weather although right now it's warm but a little windy.

A friend of mine got married on the third weekend of August and had snow on her wedding - one of the joys of living so close to the mountains!

Still need to do laundry...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 18, 2011, 12:16:31 PM
Snow!  You can have it!  I was really ready for spring this year...though I can sympathize with trusk in that I lost some of my seedlings already and had to plant round two which seem to be doing better.

Today I had a meeting at my son's school and had to get blood work done.  the rest of the time has been back and forth working with some customers on some special orders.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 18, 2011, 03:18:13 PM
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But today I vow to replant my struggling garden.  (Although we have our second day of sunshine in a row and I hate to jinx it.)  Half my first-round-draft-pick seeds failed, so now it's on to starts from the local veggie stand

That's aimeesrockworks, not me.  ;)

I've not had a good day. My former business partner came in today to take her candles out of the store. She said some rather snide remarks towards me. It was not pretty. And to top it off, a seller has given me notice that he is pulling out to. Yet, I try to stay optimistic and work on getting new sellers. My head hurts. :(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 18, 2011, 03:33:41 PM
That sucks trusk. People are stupid sometimes.

I'm off to do some sewing for my daughter's ballet- hooks and eyes - not my favorite!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 18, 2011, 03:51:52 PM
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But today I vow to replant my struggling garden.  (Although we have our second day of sunshine in a row and I hate to jinx it.)  Half my first-round-draft-pick seeds failed, so now it's on to starts from the local veggie stand

That's aimeesrockworks, not me.  ;)

I've not had a good day. My former business partner came in today to take her candles out of the store. She said some rather snide remarks towards me. It was not pretty. And to top it off, a seller has given me notice that he is pulling out to. Yet, I try to stay optimistic and work on getting new sellers. My head hurts. :(

Sorry, my brain froze for a sec...and I'm sorry you are having issues with your former partner.  Sucks that business relationships have to get nasty sometimes.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 18, 2011, 04:08:51 PM
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I'm sorry you are having issues with your former partner.  Sucks that business relationships have to get nasty sometimes.

Thanks! The writing was on the wall from her other shops and relationships with those partners. I was just too stupid to pay attention. It's my own fault for wanting to help HER out by going into business.  :police:
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 18, 2011, 05:13:25 PM
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I'm sorry you are having issues with your former partner.  Sucks that business relationships have to get nasty sometimes.

Thanks! The writing was on the wall from her other shops and relationships with those partners. I was just too stupid to pay attention. It's my own fault for wanting to help HER out by going into business.  :police:

Hang in there, Teresa!  May be a blessing in disguise!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 18, 2011, 06:00:15 PM
Eeep I'm sorry for those people pulling out  :(  That stinks!

Today I knit something new for the shop, I chased my kids around the backyard 'til a red wasp scared Jax and am drinking a much needed Mt Dew!

And yes, you can keep the snow!  It's finally been nice all week and I want to keep it that way!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on May 19, 2011, 02:29:57 AM
That is really too bad about your former partner and the person pulling out.  Probably a sign of these hard times.  I have been in a slump, not really working on site or jewelry.  My friend is working out the new look, banners, logo, etc.  I can't wait, just hope I take some pictures and make some things.
No snow here, just lots of rain. ^-^
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 19, 2011, 08:21:07 AM
We've got rain today too - in reality a very good thing since there are fires all over the province!

I'll be adding more cards to my hafshop - I told ya - I can have hundreds of listings...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 19, 2011, 08:36:33 AM
I'm actually not too surprised by the guy pulling out. He raised his prices on his stuff (stretched canvas, framed photography,cards, etc.) and since he did that his sales have tanked with the exception of the cards and magnets. Both are well under $5.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on May 19, 2011, 08:49:44 AM
I'm still breathing :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 19, 2011, 09:39:30 AM
I'm still breathing :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
A good thing to remember!

My plan is to finish mowing the lawn and do some wire wrapping, I have a buddy in my rock club who makes the most beautiful double sided cabachons but he doesn't wire wrap (he solders a wire bail for them) It  it takes too much time so we do a trade, I wrap his cabs for a percentage of them. So I have about 25 to do but not all of them today :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 19, 2011, 09:51:40 AM
I am looking forward to HAF Chat later today!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 19, 2011, 11:26:56 AM
My piano students moved their lessons around so I am happily lounging in sweats and doing nada!  Actually that isn't true, I finished another keychain, posted it and am thinking of cleaning my house.  Boo.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 19, 2011, 01:06:54 PM
Finished work and am going to catch up on some silly house stuff before I can sit down; then I really need to work on a few special orders so I can get them off my table.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 19, 2011, 03:48:34 PM
Ick, I have a headache that won't go away  :(  Can I blame vacuuming?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 19, 2011, 04:01:18 PM
Ick, I have a headache that won't go away  :(  Can I blame vacuuming?

Absolutely!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 19, 2011, 05:20:18 PM
Ick, I have a headache that won't go away  :(  Can I blame vacuuming?

Absolutely!

I blew a disk in my back years ago vacuuming...vacuuming is evil and to blame for all the world's problems  :evil:
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 19, 2011, 05:51:58 PM
Ick, I have a headache that won't go away  :(  Can I blame vacuuming?

Absolutely!

I blew a disk in my back years ago vacuuming...vacuuming is evil and to blame for all the world's problems  :evil:
Two words... No Carpet!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 19, 2011, 07:42:22 PM
Ick, I have a headache that won't go away  :(  Can I blame vacuuming?

Absolutely!

I blew a disk in my back years ago vacuuming...vacuuming is evil and to blame for all the world's problems  :evil:
Two words... No Carpet!  ;D

but then you have to....mop!   ???
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 20, 2011, 04:19:13 PM
I am giggling with delight this afternoon! I jsut received this photo and note in my email:

(http://i55.tinypic.com/25fq32w.jpg)
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Post by: trusk4u on May 20, 2011, 04:50:05 PM
I can see why-cute!! And what a lovely thing for her to do. That is the highest compliment! Must make you feel very good!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on May 20, 2011, 04:51:07 PM
I am giggling with delight this afternoon! I jsut received this photo and note in my email:

Ahhh... positive feedback! Isn't it wonderful!

 The lady I traded one of my pieces of jewelry for one of her paintings was wearing it today and she was thrilled about it, and thanked me again. ;D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 20, 2011, 04:53:25 PM
There just is nothing that is more precious than someone, for no reason, to go out of their way to say 'thank you.'  It's just the best!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on May 20, 2011, 05:26:49 PM
That is the most wonderful thing!  There is nothing better than to know that someone really appreciates what you do!
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Post by: trusk4u on May 20, 2011, 05:50:05 PM
No kidding! Always makes my day!
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Post by: dahlish on May 20, 2011, 07:42:01 PM
That is just precious!  The picture is adorable and it's so sweet that she thought of you and sent you this!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on May 21, 2011, 06:10:16 AM
Sold a bracelet last night so I need to get that in the mail and then the kids and I and one neighbor kid are going to pick strawberries!  Time to make jam!  I love spring.
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Post by: trusk4u on May 21, 2011, 10:27:28 AM
We have a farm just down the road from us and he planted strawberries this year. They are so good! I love berries of all kinds, but these are my favorites!

I'm at the store right now. Had some lookers again, but so far no sales. This does get frustrating but it's early in the day too. MUST remain optimistic!!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on May 21, 2011, 10:45:43 AM
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2q8o5e1.jpg)

24 pounds of strawberries...though I am pretty sure that Nathaniel ate at least 5 by himself that never made it to a box!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on May 21, 2011, 11:17:33 AM
Yum Strawberries! I remember picking berries as a kid and would be willing to bet the number of pounds that didn't make it to the box was even higher.

Today I am going to a funeral for our Rock club president, he died suddenly of a heart attack while putting the display of Oregon rocks at the Capitol building (including a couple of my pieces).
At least he died doing something he loved!
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Post by: trusk4u on May 21, 2011, 12:04:57 PM
Yum Strawberries! I remember picking berries as a kid and would be willing to bet the number of pounds that didn't make it to the box was even higher.

Today I am going to a funeral for our Rock club president, he died suddenly of a heart attack while putting the display of Oregon rocks at the Capitol building (including a couple of my pieces).
At least he died doing something he loved!

I'm so sorry to hear that. But you're right, at least he was doing what he loved!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 21, 2011, 12:08:45 PM
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Yum Strawberries! I remember picking berries as a kid and would be willing to bet the number of pounds that didn't make it to the box was even higher.
 

I picked strawberries as a summer job when I was a kid. I think I ate more than I picked. They didn't ask me back!  :-\
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Post by: MakinTheBest on May 21, 2011, 12:15:13 PM
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Yum Strawberries! I remember picking berries as a kid and would be willing to bet the number of pounds that didn't make it to the box was even higher.
 

I picked cherries as a kid over the summer...after the first week I never wanted to see cherries ever again! 

I picked strawberries as a summer job when I was a kid. I think I ate more than I picked. They didn't ask me back!  :-\
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Post by: dahlish on May 21, 2011, 01:59:05 PM
My piano students had their recital today!  It was another good one and I love that I teach such talented kids!  Makes me look good  ;)

And yum strawberries!  I'd probably eat them all instead of taking any home  :D
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Post by: chainmaille on May 21, 2011, 03:43:42 PM
I went on a fishing trip today and caught an 19" Fluke! Needed to take a day off..

(http://i54.tinypic.com/zxa2s2.jpg)

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 21, 2011, 03:49:14 PM
It was a "fluke" in so many more ways than one!  :-\
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Post by: chainmaille on May 21, 2011, 03:52:26 PM
It was a "fluke" in so many more ways than one!  :-\

WHHHYYYY YOOOUUUU!!!!!! TOO THE MOON!!!!!!!! :evil:
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 22, 2011, 11:40:40 PM
Eric says that fluke looks yummy!  I just say the day off sounds great!

So... after working 'til about 3 a.m. every night this past week to finish 3 briefs that were all done at the same time, I decided to take the weekend off too.  No plans.

I worked Saturday morning, just as long as I had to for my two client appointments.  Then I came home and Eric and I ran some errands and then did some work on our gardening (my latest Reef Botanicals blog post tells about that).  We watched the two most recent Harry Potter movies last night to get ready for the new one coming out.

Today, I stayed in bed 'til basically 3:30.  Just hung around the house, pretty much.  Ordered dinner in.  And now we're in bed watching TV.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 23, 2011, 04:14:34 AM
A day off sounds good!  Yesterday I canned the 26 pounds of strawberries and am falling down tired...now it is off to work.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 23, 2011, 09:24:08 AM
Yesterday I  tried to do some photgraphy of my jewelry but couldn't get any decent pics. Today I am going to friends for a "Left behind luncheon" for those of us that didn't get taken up in the rapture... lol  Then work on a couple of cabs I need to finish and start packing for my upcoming rock hounding trip to Glass Butte, Hampton Butte and Paulina, with the Northwest Federation of rock clubs
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 23, 2011, 09:50:54 AM
I am at work.  Later this afternoon, I and hubby are going to walk the park with our 100 foot tape measure to map the layout of the Arts Festival.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 23, 2011, 07:38:59 PM
This weekend is a long weekend in Canada so we had the day off - we went up to the cabin - very nice, good to get it opened. I came back to lots of etsy (shhh...yes I have a store there) stuff to do and I'm hoping to get more items listed in my haf store tonight.

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 23, 2011, 08:29:39 PM
This weekend is a long weekend in Canada so we had the day off - we went up to the cabin - very nice, good to get it opened. I came back to lots of etsy (shhh...yes I have a store there) stuff to do and I'm hoping to get more items listed in my haf store tonight.

I want to get away too!  Soon we will be camping for a week and that is what is getting me though this last push at work.

Today we won our softball game and I am banged up and bruised...well worth it though!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 24, 2011, 06:52:10 AM
I would so love to get away, but with just me running the store, that won't happen. Hubby and I are going to the DPAC tonight to see 'Spamalot" though for my birthday. I adore live theater and this will be the first for me down here. Everything else they've had I'd already seen and money is a bit tight. I'll let you know how the show is.  :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 24, 2011, 07:44:58 AM
We've had our cabin for several years now - it is a great place to get away to - not too far away, close to family and quite rustic with creature comforts fairly close so that I can still have my hot shower and plug in my laptop everyday.

What gets complicated is the lack of internet access there - I think I'm actually going to have to get some sort of internet this year - I want to continue with my shops and that's tough to do on a blackberry.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 24, 2011, 09:38:12 AM
I'm just busy looking forward to the weekend!  I finally get to have a girls' day away!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 24, 2011, 11:38:14 AM
Teresa, I saw Spamalot on Broadway... it was awesome!  Enjoy!

Grandpa, Eric's new phone is a Thunderbolt.  It runs on Android and is 4G, and is also a WiFi hotspot, so he can create internet access anywhere for our laptops.  Maybe something that'd be worth looking into for you?

As for me, I had court this morning, and am in the office the rest of the day catching up on everything that fell behind while working on those briefs.  Gotta stop by the card store tonight; mom's bday is tomorrow and might as well get dad's day cards while we're there.

Which brings me to a suggestion for the paper crafters out there:  more verbose cards.  I love handmade cards and would prefer to lean that way.  But mom prefers big, flowery cards with lots of text.  And I absolutely SUCK at writing my own sentiments in cards.  So I really rely on finding one from Hallmark that says exactly what I want it to say.  I'm like that;  I'll spend an hour reading them all to find just the right card.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 24, 2011, 01:18:29 PM
Came home from work to flowers from my son and to find out that Andrew wants to push me out of a plane!  He got me skydiving lessons!  Something I've wanted to do for a while and now I am really going to get to fly!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 24, 2011, 11:09:32 PM
Yikes! I'm way too petrified of heights to go skydiving but what a great idea for a present!

I have a blackberry torch? I think - I've heard good things about the android phones - I think my blackberry can tether for my laptop but I don't know whether it can do the wireless hub idea - I need to give my cell phone person a call and find out. I'd rather not have to get a rocket stick - they have dialup out there but it's so slow I could scream!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 25, 2011, 10:30:58 AM
Came home from work to flowers from my son and to find out that Andrew wants to push me out of a plane!  He got me skydiving lessons!  Something I've wanted to do for a while and now I am really going to get to fly!
I have done it in the military (but not since) The first jump is exilarating!
Today I have a scratchy throat just in time for the upcoming long weekend... I have to get a couple tires for my truck and go to my roomates daughters assembly to see her recieve her scholarship for college
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 25, 2011, 10:33:40 AM
I'm not afraid of heights so much, but I'd rather stay IN the plane, thank you! ;D Happy birthday again!

Larissa, Spamalot was terrific! It was so funny  :D and of course my husband being a Monty Python fan from way back, thoroughly enjoyed this show.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 25, 2011, 11:08:50 AM
I've never understood why someone would want to jump out of a perfectly good airplane!  But that's just me...  Happy Birthday!!!!!

Just doing my 8-5 gig today!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 25, 2011, 02:59:57 PM
I like the thought of skydiving, but I have a suspicion that I wouldn't actually do it.   :D

Today was Jax's preschool program and it was lots of fun!  Tonight I am getting a pedicure with my SIL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 25, 2011, 05:50:34 PM
I love flying and have no fear of heights... but no way in hell would I jump from a plane.  I like to be inside, where it's safe!

Glad you liked it, Theresa!  We're big enough fans that "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" was our wedding recessional and the whole wedding party entered the reception to "Knights of the Round Table."
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 25, 2011, 06:35:41 PM


Glad you liked it, Theresa!  We're big enough fans that "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" was our wedding recessional and the whole wedding party entered the reception to "Knights of the Round Table."
LOL I thought I would post a link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTXiqKGFNso
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 25, 2011, 07:25:19 PM
My husband is a HUG fan. Our daughter gave him this  toy that says all these different Python quotes and that one is on there. He often uses it when he gives presentations. He's been known to use the RC Dalek too.  ::)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 25, 2011, 07:30:30 PM


Glad you liked it, Theresa!  We're big enough fans that "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" was our wedding recessional and the whole wedding party entered the reception to "Knights of the Round Table."
LOL I thought I would post a link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTXiqKGFNso

Thanks! That was great!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 26, 2011, 07:40:49 AM
Good morning!

It's going to be a busy day here getting ready to scrapbook the weekend away!

Lots of little things to do...should keep me out of trouble for most of the day...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on May 26, 2011, 09:35:01 AM
Trying to keep my head above water :o
Yesterday was swamped, meeting in NYC then my father was admitted into the emergency room. It was Kimberly's birthday as well, so trying to get that arranged. Away from the computer all day answering emails on my phone. On and On. But made it through.

Today is catching up, father is getting better slightly still in ICU, but I'm hopeful. Trying to do my real job and trying to keep up with the forum and shop :o so busy seems to be the state of affairs lately. But it is all good.
The shop is building nicely, we are getting more vendors, had our first sales, and people are listing. I figured out a way to automatically tweet all the new listings on 5 separate accounts so that will save some time and help drive traffic, which is good.

So all is good just busy ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 26, 2011, 09:49:58 AM
Trying to keep my head above water :o
Yesterday was swamped, meeting in NYC then my father was admitted into the emergency room. It was Kimberly's birthday as well, so trying to get that arranged. Away from the computer all day answering emails on my phone. On and On. But made it through.

Today is catching up, father is getting better slightly still in ICU, but I'm hopeful. Trying to do my real job and trying to keep up with the forum and shop :o so busy seems to be the state of affairs lately. But it is all good.
The shop is building nicely, we are getting more vendors, had our first sales, and people are listing. I figured out a way to automatically tweet all the new listings on 5 separate accounts so that will save some time and help drive traffic, which is good.

So all is good just busy ;D

Don't know how you do it all, Andrew!  Hope your Dad recovers quickly.  Tickled to hear there have been some sales, too!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 26, 2011, 10:29:35 AM
Sorry to hear about your Dad!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on May 26, 2011, 01:53:19 PM
This has been fun and sort of sad to go through - Andrew, so glad you are at least breathing!  I do hope your father continues to improve.
Kimberly - skydiving ! go for it!
Crafted - congrats on the baby! boy or girl??
Teresa - sorry to hear that you lost  a couple of 'tempermental artists'
I'll have to come back later to revisit some posts I wanted to make comments on!
me - not really creating much lately - happy I'm breathing!
and I have to say, I had so much fun going through the blog posts what a treat!
I'm a bit ashamed that I don't get around here very often, and was so late to my own feature! 
gotta get ready for yet another appointment this week.

Kimberly - how's the egg dyeing going??? Always fun to learn new things isn't it!

I  so appreciate everything that Andrew & Kimberly do along with so many others that help keep this community alive & thriving!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on May 26, 2011, 01:57:38 PM
somebody please remind me how to  change the signature portion at the bottom!!!!
thank you!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 26, 2011, 02:48:03 PM
somebody please remind me how to  change the signature portion at the bottom!!!!
thank you!
GO to the top of the page and click on "Profile". The drop down menu under "Modify profile", use "Forum profile".
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 26, 2011, 02:55:47 PM
Trying to keep my head above water :o
Yesterday was swamped, meeting in NYC then my father was admitted into the emergency room. It was Kimberly's birthday as well, so trying to get that arranged. Away from the computer all day answering emails on my phone. On and On. But made it through.

Today is catching up, father is getting better slightly still in ICU, but I'm hopeful. Trying to do my real job and trying to keep up with the forum and shop :o so busy seems to be the state of affairs lately. But it is all good.
The shop is building nicely, we are getting more vendors, had our first sales, and people are listing. I figured out a way to automatically tweet all the new listings on 5 separate accounts so that will save some time and help drive traffic, which is good.

So all is good just busy ;D
Just reading it makes my head hurt! :(
Sending loads of healing vibes for your Dad too!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 26, 2011, 03:01:02 PM
Jax had a playdate today, Kara's been silly and I have had absolutely zero time to myself yet!  Good thing I got a good hour getaway last night for a pedicure with my SIL!  :D

And wow Andrew, you're such a trooper!   :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on May 26, 2011, 03:23:32 PM
My father is taking a turn for the worse so prayers would be appreciated, more than you knoww

supporting handmade
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 26, 2011, 03:38:37 PM
My father is taking a turn for the worse so prayers would be appreciated, more than you knoww

supporting handmade

Sending positive thoughts your way.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on May 26, 2011, 04:35:25 PM
Thanks just left the hospital, they have very short visiting hours in ICU, but he is showing improvement. I can tell this is going to be a see saw ride for the next couple of days. But please keep the prayers rolling, we need all the help we can get.
Andrew
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 26, 2011, 04:52:41 PM
OMG, A, fingers are crossed for him!  Sorry about all this.

Matt, awesome link, made me laugh.

I spent most of today in court, first defending against a restraining order (we won) then on a custody hearing.  The second was an exceptionally easy case since my client's ex is currently in prison for 10 years for sexually abusing her 2 older daughters.  Just tough to restrain myself from strangling the monster, especially since my client kept crying at the thought of having to see him.  She didn't realize they'd bring him over from the jail.

Now waiting for my 6 p.m. client to come sign her retainer agreement and fork over some dough.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: grannyscrafts1912 on May 26, 2011, 09:10:40 PM
My father is taking a turn for the worse so prayers would be appreciated, more than you knoww

supporting handmade

my prayers are going your way
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on May 27, 2011, 02:50:19 AM
Trying to keep my head above water :o
Yesterday was swamped, meeting in NYC then my father was admitted into the emergency room. It was Kimberly's birthday as well, so trying to get that arranged. Away from the computer all day answering emails on my phone. On and On. But made it through.

Today is catching up, father is getting better slightly still in ICU, but I'm hopeful. Trying to do my real job and trying to keep up with the forum and shop :o so busy seems to be the state of affairs lately. But it is all good.
The shop is building nicely, we are getting more vendors, had our first sales, and people are listing. I figured out a way to automatically tweet all the new listings on 5 separate accounts so that will save some time and help drive traffic, which is good.

So all is good just busy ;D
Just reading it makes my head hurt! :(
Sending loads of healing vibes for your Dad too!
Best wishes to your father. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 27, 2011, 04:15:19 AM
Today is going to be a long one...first work then Nathaniel is laying wreaths at a veterans cemetary with the cub scouts.  Andrew's brother is on his way up to be with their dad and I will head up to the hospital later tonight.  Tired and haven't started yet!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on May 27, 2011, 08:02:25 AM
somebody please remind me how to  change the signature portion at the bottom!!!!
thank you!
GO to the top of the page and click on "Profile". The drop down menu under "Modify profile", use "Forum profile".
Thank You Teresa!

I wanted to put in my HAF shop - wasn't sure exactly how to write it, so I did it the same way everybody else in this thread did - but it didn't work - so I just coppied it from the address bar - and then clicked on everbodies links in their signatures - the only one that works right is Andrews - I only went back to page 3 though - so you may want to test your links to the HAF shop to see if they are working correctly.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 27, 2011, 08:02:41 AM
I'm sure I can say from the whole forum that we send you guys prayers, well wishes,healing vibes, and everything else we can muster! Just remember to take care of yourselves too. "HUGS!"
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on May 27, 2011, 08:05:20 AM
Andrew & Kimberly
I'm sure I can say from the whole forum that we send you guys prayers, well wishes,healing vibes, and everything else we can muster! Just remember to take care of yourselves too. "HUGS!"
ditto!  I really couldn't say it any better! Sending lots of love and hugs to both of you
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 27, 2011, 08:06:57 AM
somebody please remind me how to  change the signature portion at the bottom!!!!
thank you!
GO to the top of the page and click on "Profile". The drop down menu under "Modify profile", use "Forum profile".
Thank You Teresa!

I wanted to put in my HAF shop - wasn't sure exactly how to write it, so I did it the same way everybody else in this thread did - but it didn't work - so I just coppied it from the address bar - and then clicked on everbodies links in their signatures - the only one that works right is Andrews - I only went back to page 3 though - so you may want to test your links to the HAF shop to see if they are working correctly.

Good grief! here I am telling you how to change it and I hadn't even changed my own! Thanks for pointing that out.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 27, 2011, 08:09:30 AM
somebody please remind me how to  change the signature portion at the bottom!!!!
thank you!
GO to the top of the page and click on "Profile". The drop down menu under "Modify profile", use "Forum profile".
Thank You Teresa!

I wanted to put in my HAF shop - wasn't sure exactly how to write it, so I did it the same way everybody else in this thread did - but it didn't work - so I just coppied it from the address bar - and then clicked on everbodies links in their signatures - the only one that works right is Andrews - I only went back to page 3 though - so you may want to test your links to the HAF shop to see if they are working correctly.

Mine's fixed now...  THANK YOU!  I never even thought to check it!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on May 27, 2011, 08:23:06 AM
Teresa - its cool! 
I guess checking my links is almost like 2nd nature to me - I used to be a web developer. Just glad that I figured it out and could let people know.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 27, 2011, 10:24:52 AM
Sending prayers and good vibes for your dad Andrew!

I think Kara is getting her molars in and we haven't had a good night's sleep since Andy was out fishing two weeks ago!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 28, 2011, 12:22:24 PM
Update on Andrew's dad.  They found an abscess on his stomach that was leaking toxin.  He had surgery this morning to drain it and hopefully this is the cause of the blood infection.  He is still on a respirator and on dialysis for now but hopefully we could see some improvement.

As for me...spent the entire morning working in the yard and must say it is looking pretty good!  Still more to do, but there is a bunch of inside stuff that needs my attention now....I think the laundry tripled while I was outside!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 28, 2011, 12:37:47 PM
Update on Andrew's dad.  They found an abscess on his stomach that was leaking toxin.  He had surgery this morning to drain it and hopefully this is the cause of the blood infection.  He is still on a respirator and on dialysis for now but hopefully we could see some improvement.

As for me...spent the entire morning working in the yard and must say it is looking pretty good!  Still more to do, but there is a bunch of inside stuff that needs my attention now....I think the laundry tripled while I was outside!

Fingers crossed for Andrew's dad!  Laundry is endless!  I am making a doll today.

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 28, 2011, 02:10:32 PM
Glad they found the problem!  Always the first step to fixing it.  E and I are currently with a friend at the NJ wine and blues festival.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on May 29, 2011, 08:04:05 AM
Kim-good to know that they found the problem. Keep us informed, okay?

We are going to a neighborhood party later today. Should be a good time.

Please remember our military personel this weekend. Without them we wouldn't have a lot of the freedom that we do. Fly your flag!

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on May 29, 2011, 11:52:26 AM
I hope all goes well post op with Andrew's dad.
It's still Sunday am & I actually got my feature done for the blog ring - and now I'm going to go do a few exercises and then some sewing - for me! and then .......we'll see!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 29, 2011, 12:18:35 PM
Thanks for the nudge about the blog ring!  I finished the doll I was working on this morning.  Do you remember, "I Love Lucy?"  Laundry and housework for me for the rest of the day.

(http://handmadeartistsshop.com/useruploads/28042011120854/products/20110529131457cc509/gallery/front1_dcc5029052011011457.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 29, 2011, 12:31:16 PM
My brother-in-law and nephew are out here from NYC because we're taking the BIL shopping for interview clothes.  Now that E got promoted, he's trying to help BIL get a job with his company.  He's got an interview and not a lot of good clothes.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on May 29, 2011, 11:42:11 PM
Thanks for the nudge about the blog ring!  I finished the doll I was working on this morning.  Do you remember, "I Love Lucy?"  Laundry and housework for me for the rest of the day.

(http://handmadeartistsshop.com/useruploads/28042011120854/products/20110529131457cc509/gallery/front1_dcc5029052011011457.jpg)
She is soooooo cute!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on May 29, 2011, 11:43:44 PM
Hope the surgery turns the tide for Andrew's father.  I know that having sick family members can be tremendously stressful. Take time for yourselves.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on May 30, 2011, 09:04:06 AM
Hope the surgery goes well!  *fingers crossed*

I have a whole lotta nada planned for today  :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 30, 2011, 09:07:26 AM
Hope A's dad is improving!  And love that doll!

Today's list includes making my first ever cake pops (got a book yesterday), lunch with a friend, and a ton of laundry.  Plus spreading out and re-planting a bunch of our veggies and flowers.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on May 30, 2011, 09:12:04 AM
I am making a bear today to replace the one I will be giving away next Sunday.  It's not too late to enter the WIN THIS BEAR contest!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on May 30, 2011, 09:26:01 AM
Finishing up some order, up to the hospital to see Andrew's dad for a few minutes and then Nathaniel planned out a BBQ for a few friends.  Funny how he plans this out and I end up doing the work and paying for it!  Oh well, it will be nice to sit with friends for a while without worrying about everything else.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on May 31, 2011, 09:21:12 AM
Good morning! Long time no chat! I was away for the weekend and scrambling trying to catch up now!

Glad to hear about the little bits of improvement for your dad Andrew!

I'll be listing some more hopefully this afternoon - have a great day everyone!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on May 31, 2011, 12:48:29 PM
Andrew - still keeping your dad in my thoughts - I know recovering from surgery can still be a battle -
How nice of Nathanial to plan a BBQ! 
I don't really have much family left here - my son, wife & 2 mo baby girl, Namine' - but unfortunately we aren't on the best of terms right now - he's 25 - weird age -why do they litterally have to pull away to pull away? Why?  Finally finished up my top I was working on! yay!

Sandi that doll is adorable!

Larissa - what is "cake pops"? sounds intersting anyway!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on May 31, 2011, 07:07:53 PM
Just got back from a rockhounding trip so laundry , wash truck (and rocks ^-^ ), also catch up on missed sleep, will post pics later...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on May 31, 2011, 08:46:34 PM
So how's A's dad doing?  Fingers still crossed!

Kriss, cake pops are crumbled cake, mixed with icing, formed into balls, put on lollipop sticks, covered in chocolate or candy coating, and decorated!  Voila:

(http://i51.tinypic.com/29dk49k.jpg)

I brought some next door as a gift for the neighbors who shoveled the snow off our walk several times this winter.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2ike2rl.jpg)

Meanwhile, E built a garden box in the yard to transplant our veggies from their pots, after clearing away all the weeds:

(http://i55.tinypic.com/34j1uac.jpg)

And then we filled it with .6 TONS of topsoil.  For real.

Today was just a boring work day.

Oh, and if you want to see more about the cake pops and/or garden box, check out my Reef Botanicals blog post from today.  :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 01, 2011, 03:01:07 PM
Love the cake pops! 

Andrew's dad is holding his own and staying stable for the most part.  Still on the respirator but off dialysis for now while we see what his kidneys do on their own.  Other than that it is a wait and see...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on June 02, 2011, 08:22:56 AM
I am so sick of this crappy rainy cloudy weather  :-X

Will keep Andrew's dad in our thoughts!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 02, 2011, 12:12:46 PM
Cake pops are adorable!

Glad to hear Andrew's dad is continuing to improve  - even just a little!

I managed to get two more products up at hafshop but now need to go get ready for a lunchdate!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on June 02, 2011, 12:39:51 PM
Thanks, peeps. 

Two court appearances this morning on two different courts.  I'm currently sitting on the couch in my office, waiting for another attorney to.finish her client meeting and get out.  I like her a lot, but she really needs to clean HER office so she can meet there.

And tonight, Eric and I have a bunch of house crap to do.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 02, 2011, 04:02:41 PM
Glad to hear the Andrew's Dad is doing better. Slow and steady wins the race!

I'm at work right now. I've been moving things around at the store trying to make it more appealing and flow better. Had some people in today, but between this heat and street work, not been so great. Hopefully things will pick up again-I just renewed the licenses for my software at the store. ::)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 03, 2011, 08:18:52 AM
Today is cooler so I hope more people are out and about. I'm re-doing the fron part of my store. There's an odd corner that is really hard to display in-too big to leave empty but too small for tables or whatever. So, my husband is coming by after work to measure the walls and we're going to install white pegboard up there to display earrings, other jewelry, and small things that would benefit from being hung up. I'm hoping to frame it out so it looks as nice as I can make pegboard look. I'll take pictures when it's done .
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 03, 2011, 11:30:07 PM
That's really funny that your colleague has to use your office to meet with clients!

I hope the display area is working out for you trusk4u - I think display is such a tough part of retail.

I'm so ready for bed!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on June 04, 2011, 10:24:20 AM
Yeah, it's funny except when I really need my office.  And I think it looks terrible to clients.

Anyway, today I'm catching up on a few things at work, then doing a few things around the house, then glitter tattoos at a 10th birthday party out in Queens this evening.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 04, 2011, 10:31:12 AM
Paul is out scouting locations to hunt deer and I am working on a quilt.  I'm sitting here looking at it and have decided that parts of it need to come apart and be redone.  I hate it when that happens!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on June 04, 2011, 11:18:57 AM
Clean house... yard work... blah... blah... :P  Maybe fun later ^-^
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 04, 2011, 11:35:50 AM
Finished an order, birthday party, bridal shower, street fair...sleeeeeeeeep
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 04, 2011, 02:57:18 PM
It's about 4:00 and I'm at the store. Had a couple of sellers come and swap out stuff, so that gave me something to do. A handful of people in today despite the nice day. I just don't get it. Cars galore parked, but NO PEOPLE! I really think my theory is correct that the cars belong to people who either work down here or live down here. It's depressing and I'm finding it harder to remain upbeat. To top it off, the guy handling the account for our TV ads hasn't been seen and we paid for these over 2 months ago. This is WHY I don't have cable and will never have it again! This is NOT customer service. :o

 :-[ Thanks for the vent session!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on June 05, 2011, 01:31:21 AM
Teresa - that sucks about the guy not doing what he's supposed to do - do you need to be a squeekywheel?? ( yeah I know you shouldn't have to do that & it sucks doing it - but!)
Larissa - those cake pops are so cool!  (hehe I had to go make some popcorn! ) I would really wonder about an attorney who is having to use somebody's office & not their own!

Sandi - oh that isn't fun when you have to rip something apart & do it over.   I made a twin size quilt for my grandson about 7 yrs ago -I think it was my 3rd quilt & others made off & on.  Handquilting it - I was almost done quilting it & decided to rip it completely apart (leaving the top intact) because I had put 2 layers of batting in & it's soooo heavy!  I'm still working on getting the quilting undone! Hung it on a wall in my bedroom that then got a lot of stuff piled in there so I could clean the carpeting in the rest of the apt! Maybe I'll be done with it before he turns 18! I hope a lot sooner! Almost done cleaning up the stuff so I can to it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 05, 2011, 09:22:26 AM
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Teresa - that sucks about the guy not doing what he's supposed to do - do you need to be a squeekywheel?? ( yeah I know you shouldn't have to do that & it sucks doing it - but!)


Funny you should say that because my husband said and I quote:
" Do they realize WHO they are upsetting? They will regret it!"
I can be a very patient person when it comes to most things, but don't lie to me, do your job to the best of your abilities and if you can't find someone who can, being unprofessional, and just being stupid!
As far as the stupid thing goes, it's probably more along the lines of logic , common sense, and common courtesy(or the lack of) than not actually knowing something. Heaven knows we don't all know everything do we?  ::)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on June 05, 2011, 11:35:24 AM
Working on a piece of petrified wood from my recent rock trip, (it's green, black and tan) also got a tumbler full of small pieces of wood, I cannot wait to see how they turn out ^-^
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on June 05, 2011, 02:06:52 PM
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Teresa - that sucks about the guy not doing what he's supposed to do - do you need to be a squeekywheel?? ( yeah I know you shouldn't have to do that & it sucks doing it - but!)


Funny you should say that because my husband said and I quote:
" Do they realize WHO they are upsetting? They will regret it!"
I can be a very patient person when it comes to most things, but don't lie to me, do your job to the best of your abilities and if you can't find someone who can, being unprofessional, and just being stupid!
As far as the stupid thing goes, it's probably more along the lines of logic , common sense, and common courtesy(or the lack of) than not actually knowing something. Heaven knows we don't all know everything do we?  ::)
so true! all of it.

Matt - sounds like fun!  I love petrified wood.  I'm curious is it harder than most stones or????

Me - I gotta go grocery shopping - probably should have gone earlier when it was still cool - maybe I'll wait until later this evening when it cools down a bit.  Gotta clean up my "bedroom" workspace so I can get in there and do something!  Want to work on some bookmarkers.....................and a few other things.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 05, 2011, 02:09:37 PM
Been packing up some odd sized orders so I am currently drowning in a sea of unused boxes, bubble wrap and packing peanuts.  Why can't this be easy?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on June 05, 2011, 07:34:42 PM
Matt - sounds like fun!  I love petrified wood.  I'm curious is it harder than most stones or????

It varies from too soft to use, to very hard and can take a brilliant shine 8)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on June 05, 2011, 09:12:57 PM
I stayed in bed for half of the day today; my stomach was wonky.  And something's wrong with E's knee; it's all swollen & in pain and he has no idea what he did to it.

We did run some errands - Home Depot for more soil, transplanted some of the plants into the garden box, cleaned up a little.  Now E's doing some work while I watch "In Plain Sight."

Besides the plants, the coolest thing I did today was stop at AC Moore with a 50% off coupon and get a new tackle box for my cake decorating stuff, plus chocolate melts for cake pops and sugar sprinkles.  I'm prepped for the Mardi Gras in June party!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 06, 2011, 06:52:49 AM
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I stayed in bed for half of the day today; my stomach was wonky.  And something's wrong with E's knee; it's all swollen & in pain and he has no idea what he did to it.

I hope you're feeling better today. As for E's knee, I can fully understand that! I had a "Baker's Cyst" blow out late last year and it is so painful. The fluid around the knee builds up and creates a cyst at the back of the knee. It's a very noticeable bulge. I had to take pain meds, ice it, and wear a knee brace.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 06, 2011, 08:42:01 AM
Good morning!

I have lots of little things to do today - the hafshop is looking great - lots of new sellers, listings and I love the featured article! I must get to doing that - it's on my perpetual list of things to do.

It's raining again here!!! We did have a day and a half of sun this weekend - my plants are just hibernating along, waiting for sun and heat...

Have a great day everyone!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on June 06, 2011, 09:32:54 AM
Vacation Bible School for the little ones this week and I finished one sock yesterday and started a baby bootie!  Loving the warm & sunny weather, it's been 4 days in a row!  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 06, 2011, 01:05:53 PM
We are about to go from nice to brutally hot in the next few days...and me in a school without air conditioning!  Should put me in a great mood for the last week of school.


Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on June 06, 2011, 04:30:33 PM
Eeep!  :(

Andy keeps obsessively checking out A/C making sure it's still working.  The A/C guys have been out here twice but he doesn't trust it...especially since the last 2 days he's found it iced up!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 06, 2011, 08:26:06 PM
I put in my 8 hours at my day job, and I just now finished all the applique on the quilt I am working on...  only took me the weekend and a couple of hours tonight!  Anyway, I turned it over and took a picture of the back.  I think it's happy and sad at the same time.  Happy, because it's a line drawing of the face of the quilt (can you see mountains and trees?).  Sad because this will end up inside the quilt - the batting will be against it.  No one will ever see it!

(http://i52.tinypic.com/2wdbq77.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on June 06, 2011, 09:28:22 PM
That looks gorgeous!!!!  I'm always curious if people make a special design that they quilt onto the quilt or if they are set like, only wavy lines.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 06, 2011, 11:34:04 PM
That looks gorgeous!!!!  I'm always curious if people make a special design that they quilt onto the quilt or if they are set like, only wavy lines.

That is actually the satin (zig zag) stitch around the edges of all the pieces of material on the face of the quilt.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 07, 2011, 07:35:53 AM
I'd love to see the front side of the quilt - the back looks fabulous!

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on June 07, 2011, 08:36:47 AM
Cool!  Learn something new every day!   :)

For me I've got story time @ the library, more VBS tonight and hopefully some just down time!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 07, 2011, 12:33:40 PM
That back does look pretty awesome!!

I'm at work, having lunch right now. Processing some new hair things from one of my sellers. There will be pictures on FB!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on June 07, 2011, 02:25:04 PM
Sandi - that is cool!   quilt back over it after you get all the layers together?

Me - catching up an a few things - like the HAF blog ring & trying to come up with ways to help my daughter with the legal mess she is in! and hopefully getting some new listings up.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 07, 2011, 02:49:58 PM
Sandi - that is cool!   quilt back over it after you get all the layers together?

Me - catching up an a few things - like the HAF blog ring & trying to come up with ways to help my daughter with the legal mess she is in! and hopefully getting some new listings up.

Yes, ultimately when I get to the quilting stage, I quilt to give my quilts definition and depth.  So I'll be hand-quilting around all of that applique!

At work right now...  looking forward to quilt time when I get off!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on June 08, 2011, 10:30:40 AM
Gonna try to get some decent photos of some of my new pieces.. Arrghh, that is the toughest part of the whole process :o
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 08, 2011, 10:32:55 AM
Gonna try to get some decent photos of some of my new pieces.. Arrghh, that is the toughest part of the whole process :o

Foto is a four-letter word!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on June 08, 2011, 11:56:02 AM
Gonna try to get some decent photos of some of my new pieces.. Arrghh, that is the toughest part of the whole process :o

Foto is a four-letter word!
LOL ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 08, 2011, 12:55:40 PM
Gonna try to get some decent photos of some of my new pieces.. Arrghh, that is the toughest part of the whole process :o

Foto is a four-letter word!
LOL ;D

Agreed!  Pictures will be the end of me one day.

I got an unexpected half day today because they closed the schools early because of a heat wave...my room hit 100 by 9am and it was only getting hotter.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 08, 2011, 02:45:15 PM
A heat wave might actually be nice - we're in the middle of cool temps right now - my poor plants are just stunted - no sun to help them grow!

I don't feel like I've accomplished anything today - I'm trying to organize files on my computer which is a lot of work for no visible reward! That's what I get for putting it off for so long!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 08, 2011, 04:31:08 PM
I asked for and got 2 1/2 days vacation - so I am embroidering, probably for most of the 2 1/2 days!  But you never know...  I may be quilting by Friday!  Here's the front of the quilt with one color of the the first lightning bolt done.

(http://i51.tinypic.com/24cfkw6.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 08, 2011, 09:00:08 PM
Wow - thanks for showing the pic - that's amazing!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on June 08, 2011, 09:32:49 PM
Pretty cool on the quilt ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on June 08, 2011, 10:34:42 PM
Oooh can I call dibs?  :P  It is amazing!!!!  Wish  my mom still made quilts...the first one she ever made for me she refused to give to me because she was just too proud of it!   ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 08, 2011, 11:07:14 PM
Thanks for all the flattery!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 09, 2011, 05:01:07 AM
That quilt is beautiful! 

Woke up to find out a vase I shipped shattered in transit (my own fault really, I was not happy with the box size but tried to save a few bucks  :-[ ) and then another email that a glass set I shipped ended up with one of the stems broken so now I have to replace the vase and the glass!  :-\   Not what I needed right now.

Today is supposed to hit 100-so we only have a half day of school because the entire building is not air conditioned so hopefully I can get the orders redone (or at least started) and get a bunch of stuff together for a yard sale this weekend. 

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on June 09, 2011, 05:16:57 AM
Sorry about your shipments, what a drag.  Hope they were insured.  It hit 100 yesterday where my sister lives, about 90 miles NW of NYC.  They didn't let school out early in her non-air conditioned  school.  Hope you both have better luck today!  I am going to do my best to stay off the hot streets and perhaps catch up on photos and making and posting things.

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 09, 2011, 07:45:25 AM
Still embroidering - no surprise there!  So sorry to hear about the shipping nightmares.  I have to go into one of the local radio stations later today to tape an interview about the Arts Festival.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 09, 2011, 08:09:31 AM
Shipping is the biggest pain of internet selling! Sorry to hear about the breakage. We're in the middle of rolling postal strikes in Canada - it's a little frustrating to possibly have a couple of days tacked on to shipping and not be able to do anything about it or know if it's going to happen.

Year end show time has started for my daughter's ballet so I'll be spending a lot of time over the next few days there.

Have a great day everyone!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 09, 2011, 12:29:05 PM
I still get a kick out of the "rolling strikes" thing. Here in the US you just strike and that's that until a settlement is reached. We happened to be in London when the tube guys had a day long strike and that place was CHAOS! They so depend on public transit that many people stayed home because they had no way to get to work.

I'm at work and I think it's too hot for people to be out. Traffic has been very light today so far. Upper 90's with a lot of humidity (78% I thought I heard this morning) I really do not like this at all!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on June 09, 2011, 02:06:29 PM
That stinks about the broken vase & stem :(

While everyone's complaining about the heat, it's actually pretty cool here, about 60!

Everything has decided it hates me today, so I'm curled up working on a new blanket!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 09, 2011, 04:31:20 PM
That stinks about the broken vase & stem :(

While everyone's complaining about the heat, it's actually pretty cool here, about 60!

Everything has decided it hates me today, so I'm curled up working on a new blanket!

I'll take it! The cool weather that is!  I hope your day got better!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 10, 2011, 09:45:38 AM
The rolling strikes (makes me laugh every time I hear it!) are actually a pain because it's impossible to know what it's going to do to shipping times. And to top it off, because the volume of mail going into the system has dropped by half, Canada Post is going to half time for all of their other workers (not the union on strike). I can't believe it's still going on - probably the government will end up sending them back to work with nothing resolved!

I spent til 10 pm last night at the theatre and we're headed back again in a couple of hours - the joys of the arts! I'm going to try and get a few things listed before I go.

Have a great day everyone!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on June 10, 2011, 10:27:27 AM
Ugh, sorry about the breakages, Kim!

Sandi, your work is freakin' amazing.  Always.

The temps yesterday were ridiculous.  I was in barely air conditioned courts all day.  Wouldn't be so terrible if I didn't have to wear a suit.

More court this afternoon, a restraining order case that has me so angry I want some time alone with the defendant myself.  Give him some of his own medicine.

Tonight we're going out to dinner for a friend's birthday.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 10, 2011, 10:47:07 AM
Thanks, Larissa!  Weather has been nice here for the last couple of days...  will probably snow over the weekend or something!  ;D

Right now, I am quilting!  Have a meeting at the park with the city electrician regarding the Arts Festival...  what a power trip this can be...  I get to decide who is in and who is not...  but I feel so badly when I have to tell someone 'no.'  The show is June 24-25, so it's becoming kind of frantic here.  Will be doing the final layout early next week.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on June 10, 2011, 11:01:45 AM
Sandi, you despot!  LOL.  Seriously, just remember that you've got an obligation to the artists who *will* be allowed in... you can't saturate the fair with any one genre and you need to watch quality.  Otherwise you're doing a disservice to the good ones.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 10, 2011, 11:15:14 AM
Sandi, you despot!  LOL.  Seriously, just remember that you've got an obligation to the artists who *will* be allowed in... you can't saturate the fair with any one genre and you need to watch quality.  Otherwise you're doing a disservice to the good ones.

Absolutely understood!  The last thing we want in our Arts Festival is 'schlock.'  What's so interesting about 'artists'...  some of them are so incredibly rude!  Makes it easy to say no to them!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on June 10, 2011, 11:31:16 AM
You should work with lawyers!  But yeah, there are definitely egomaniacs in the art community.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on June 10, 2011, 11:57:11 AM
You should work with lawyers!  But yeah, there are definitely egomaniacs in the art community.
Egomaniac lawyers, try working in broadcast industry, some major pains in the a**
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 10, 2011, 12:26:06 PM
Guess there are egomaniacs in every industry.

Tonight we are having a sleep over...in other words, no sleep for me!  Andrew has a double header softball game and tomorrow is the town wide yard sale IF the weather holds off.  I hope it does because if I don't get some of this crap out of my garage I'm going to scream!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on June 10, 2011, 12:37:15 PM
Guess there are egomaniacs in every industry.

Tonight we are having a sleep over...in other words, no sleep for me!  Andrew has a double header softball game and tomorrow is the town wide yard sale IF the weather holds off.  I hope it does because if I don't get some of this crap out of my garage I'm going to scream!

Yard Sale!!!??? What town, how far from Manhattan?  Drool, drool...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 10, 2011, 12:45:16 PM
Guess there are egomaniacs in every industry.

Tonight we are having a sleep over...in other words, no sleep for me!  Andrew has a double header softball game and tomorrow is the town wide yard sale IF the weather holds off.  I hope it does because if I don't get some of this crap out of my garage I'm going to scream!

Yard Sale!!!??? What town, how far from Manhattan?  Drool, drool...

Point Pleasant...come on down!  This is the big yard sale event of the year and usually we hop on our bikes and spend most of the day combing through other people's stuff.  Problem this year is they are calling for rain and the rain date is Sunday which we can't do because Spencer having his baptism.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on June 10, 2011, 12:54:23 PM
The rolling strikes (makes me laugh every time I hear it!) are actually a pain because it's impossible to know what it's going to do to shipping times. And to top it off, because the volume of mail going into the system has dropped by half, Canada Post is going to half time for all of their other workers (not the union on strike). I can't believe it's still going on - probably the government will end up sending them back to work with nothing resolved!

I spent til 10 pm last night at the theatre and we're headed back again in a couple of hours - the joys of the arts! I'm going to try and get a few things listed before I go.

Have a great day everyone!

I really think they have more impact that way than just staying on strike. It is a pain for everyone else and for that I am sorry.

Don't get me started on egomaniacs of any kind! :police:
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on June 10, 2011, 12:59:07 PM
Guess there are egomaniacs in every industry.

Tonight we are having a sleep over...in other words, no sleep for me!  Andrew has a double header softball game and tomorrow is the town wide yard sale IF the weather holds off.  I hope it does because if I don't get some of this crap out of my garage I'm going to scream!

Yard Sale!!!??? What town, how far from Manhattan?  Drool, drool...

Point Pleasant...come on down!  This is the big yard sale event of the year and usually we hop on our bikes and spend most of the day combing through other people's stuff.  Problem this year is they are calling for rain and the rain date is Sunday which we can't do because Spencer having his baptism.
Where is Point Pleasant?  Would appreciate details of location and times.  Thanks.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 10, 2011, 01:35:04 PM
Guess there are egomaniacs in every industry.

Tonight we are having a sleep over...in other words, no sleep for me!  Andrew has a double header softball game and tomorrow is the town wide yard sale IF the weather holds off.  I hope it does because if I don't get some of this crap out of my garage I'm going to scream!

Yard Sale!!!??? What town, how far from Manhattan?  Drool, drool...

Point Pleasant...come on down!  This is the big yard sale event of the year and usually we hop on our bikes and spend most of the day combing through other people's stuff.  Problem this year is they are calling for rain and the rain date is Sunday which we can't do because Spencer having his baptism.
Where is Point Pleasant?  Would appreciate details of location and times.  Thanks.

You are too funny...Point Pleasant is on central Jersey on the shore.  There are 150 addresses on the yard sale list that all paid $10 to the Middle School to get on the map for yard sale day.  The set up early but everybody sets their own hours.  Basically you could spend all day with a town map in hand running around to sales.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on June 10, 2011, 06:16:19 PM
Guess there are egomaniacs in every industry.

Tonight we are having a sleep over...in other words, no sleep for me!  Andrew has a double header softball game and tomorrow is the town wide yard sale IF the weather holds off.  I hope it does because if I don't get some of this crap out of my garage I'm going to scream!

Yard Sale!!!??? What town, how far from Manhattan?  Drool, drool...

Point Pleasant...come on down!  This is the big yard sale event of the year and usually we hop on our bikes and spend most of the day combing through other people's stuff.  Problem this year is they are calling for rain and the rain date is Sunday which we can't do because Spencer having his baptism.
Where is Point Pleasant?  Would appreciate details of location and times.  Thanks.

You are too funny...Point Pleasant is on central Jersey on the shore.  There are 150 addresses on the yard sale list that all paid $10 to the Middle School to get on the map for yard sale day.  The set up early but everybody sets their own hours.  Basically you could spend all day with a town map in hand running around to sales.
Now I need to find someone with a car to take me, or I will send my sister... she would lose her mind with that many yard sales.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 11, 2011, 11:42:02 AM
That's a lot of garage sales!

I'm just about to leave for day 3 at the theatre - and then I'm going to sleep all day tomorrow!

Lots of new listings on the HAFshop lately - looks great!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 11, 2011, 11:51:12 AM
I am still quilting.  Break time will be for doing the marketing!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 11, 2011, 01:21:02 PM
Just finished with the yard sale...what Andrew was calling the "Get stuff out of my garage" sale.  Sold things for next to nothing so we didn't make much but added a lot of room which is priceless!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on June 11, 2011, 04:37:43 PM
Went yard saleing today and bought some nice rocks, beads and sterling silver findings ;D
Then moved the rocks I am tumbling to the "fine" grit... next I have a graduation ceremony to attend this evening.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 12, 2011, 10:58:57 AM
Finally done with year end show - now I can get to cleaning my house!

I'll check in later - is it bad that I just got up and I need a nap!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 12, 2011, 11:40:36 AM
I am still quilting.   :o
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on June 12, 2011, 02:58:18 PM
Finally done with year end show - now I can get to cleaning my house!

I'll check in later - is it bad that I just got up and I need a nap!
that sounds like me - the just getting up & needing a nap part!
Maybe Matt & Kimberly should have gotten together re the yard sale stuff!
Between yesterday & today finally got pictures of some scarves I finished up, did some sewing, made a 24mo shirt into a dress, & made 2 ice/heat packs
(http://i52.tinypic.com/2i0x5kp.jpg)
(http://i51.tinypic.com/2uqnps7.jpg)
can't get the other one to load for some reason!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 12, 2011, 03:09:54 PM
Finally done with year end show - now I can get to cleaning my house!

I'll check in later - is it bad that I just got up and I need a nap!
that sounds like me - the just getting up & needing a nap part!
Maybe Matt & Kimberly should have gotten together re the yard sale stuff!
Between yesterday & today finally got pictures of some scarves I finished up, did some sewing, made a 24mo shirt into a dress, & made 2 ice/heat packs
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can't get the other one to load for some reason!

These are just too cute!!!!!!!!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 12, 2011, 04:08:18 PM
Those are darling! Today Spencer was baptized and then a BBQ and then a nap...now I have to get everything ready for work and school tomorrow.  I can not begin to express how much I want this school year to be overwith!  3 day for me and one week for the boys and we can finally let summer begin!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 12, 2011, 04:27:44 PM
The commute would kill us since Kimberly is in New Jersey and I'm in Oregon...  :-\
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 12, 2011, 05:08:14 PM
The commute would kill us since Kimberly is in New Jersey and I'm in Oregon...  :-\

Maybe we can work it out and meet in the middle?  Are there yard sales in Kansas?
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 12, 2011, 06:57:46 PM
The commute would kill us since Kimberly is in New Jersey and I'm in Oregon...  :-\
LOL ;D

Maybe we can work it out and meet in the middle?  Are there yard sales in Kansas?
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 13, 2011, 10:52:26 AM
Good morning!

It's going to be a busy day here - I still need to clean - I got some done yesterday but not enough so that will keep me going for a while and then we're off to paintball so I need to make birthday cupcakes for that.

Have a great one!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 13, 2011, 11:01:47 AM
I'm back at work. And no, the quilt is not finished.
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Post by: lisianblue on June 13, 2011, 11:46:02 PM
The commute would kill us since Kimberly is in New Jersey and I'm in Oregon...  :-\
It was just a thought!

Thank you Still Quilting Sandi & Busy Busy Mom Kimberly! :)
This is what I did today -
1. Eye Dr. YAY! Finally got to order glasses from after cataract surgery in April - my eyes kept doing not so funny things.
2. Bought a bunch of cat food
3.  Came home & went to work on transforming a 72" x 40" bed frame (?) into shelves - my friend found this in the dumpster about 2 weeks ago & thought it would work good for shelves! 
(http://i56.tinypic.com/33xzrkp.jpg)
It didn't have the vertical boards in it - that is my 1st step then put in L brackets to put the shelves on
(http://i52.tinypic.com/11izpra.jpg)
will have another shelf above those & smaller ones on the left side.  I need to get it moved so I can use that big sliver ball back behind it for exercises!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 14, 2011, 09:17:22 AM
The commute would kill us since Kimberly is in New Jersey and I'm in Oregon...  :-\
It was just a thought!

Thank you Still Quilting Sandi & Busy Busy Mom Kimberly! :)
This is what I did today -
1. Eye Dr. YAY! Finally got to order glasses from after cataract surgery in April - my eyes kept doing not so funny things.
2. Bought a bunch of cat food
3.  Came home & went to work on transforming a 72" x 40" bed frame (?) into shelves - my friend found this in the dumpster about 2 weeks ago & thought it would work good for shelves! 
(http://i56.tinypic.com/33xzrkp.jpg)
It didn't have the vertical boards in it - that is my 1st step then put in L brackets to put the shelves on
(http://i52.tinypic.com/11izpra.jpg)
will have another shelf above those & smaller ones on the left side.  I need to get it moved so I can use that big sliver ball back behind it for exercises!
Very clever!
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Post by: dahlish on June 14, 2011, 12:52:13 PM
Andy's trip to Japan is cancelled!  Woot!  I'm doing 'work' and soon followed by blogging and hopefully followed by knitting!  :)
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Post by: trusk4u on June 14, 2011, 07:35:15 PM
It's always tough when a spouse has to be gone and there are little ones around.

My day was just loads of fun! They are doing street work, and someone broke a water pipe up the street. Well, the water was flowing down the street and had left a huge puddle in front of our building. They is a nice crater, pothole in the blacktop and the side of the sidewalk, so all that water went down the holes, flooded the meter box in the sidewalk and went straight down into my office.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/x6es91.jpg)

I get in there, turn on the light and step into a puddle. The water soaked the rug I had in there and was about an inch deep. Fortunately for me it hadn't reached the far end of the room where the power strip is and my computer. The rug had soaked up alot of it. My husband came with the big shop vac and sucked up about 10 gallons of water.
(http://i52.tinypic.com/333ertd.jpg)

It appears that they have it repaired, but thw wall board is wet, so that will need to be removed and cleaned up. Don't want any mold problems.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 14, 2011, 08:15:04 PM
What a mess!  Sorry you have to deal with this!

I am sick as a dog tonight..think it was something I ate today so I am going to bed early.  Last day of school for me tomorrow and then cub scouts.  Now that school is done, and before my summer job starts, I am going to redo my bedroom, office and bathroom; mostly painting and small fix ups but I am in need of a new look!
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Post by: normasbathandbody on June 14, 2011, 09:49:13 PM
Pretty quilt! well I am new as of today so I am listing new products!
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Post by: Larissa on June 15, 2011, 12:45:41 AM
Wow, I've been too busy to even post!

Work has been crazy and my boss comes back from Peru tomorrow, so there's been a lot to do.  Plus, I'll be in court in the morning and afternoon, as I was this morning and tonight.

Been prepping for our annual Mardi Gras in June party which is this Saturday.  I'll be making my first ever topsy turvy cake, cake pops, and pecan pies.  Eric will be boiling the crawfish, making etouffee, and making his awesome cornbread.

But for now, he had to work really late tonight; his job might have an even crazier schedule than mine right now.

I also face painted on Saturday at the Valerie Fund walkathon I've worked for several years now.
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Post by: lisianblue on June 15, 2011, 09:31:02 AM
Thanks Matt re the Shelf unit!

I have to say many of you make me dizzy!

Normasbathand body - welcome to the forum!

Teresa - oooh sorry you had to deal with the water mess!  Yeah, where you live you really do have to more careful about the mold, here we just suck up or sweep the water out & open the doors & windows  and unless it's really bad, everything is dry in a few hours!  It's so blasted dry. In fact NM & Az are sort of burning up and we haven't even gotten into the real heat of the summer! 
today I'm going to move that shelf & get some things organized, list a few new items in both shops, already wrote a blog & off to do another one on my other site.  Now we'll see what I actually get done.  And maybe some tweets!
Everybody have a great day
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 15, 2011, 11:01:29 AM
Pretty quilt! well I am new as of today so I am listing new products!
Welcome to the forum :)
Today I am going to buy some insulation for the wall in my garage (workshop) so I don't freeze this winter while trying to work on stones ::) I got a few more cabs done yesterday and if I manage to photograph them I will post pics... reminder to me (look into a photography class)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 15, 2011, 12:12:30 PM
 ;D No more alarm clocks; no more books; no more student's dirty looks!  ;D

My last day of school and now I can start painting my bedroom, office and bathroom as well as clean the house and get back to the gym!  Let the summer begin!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 15, 2011, 01:01:30 PM
;D No more alarm clocks; no more books; no more student's dirty looks!  ;D

My last day of school and now I can start painting my bedroom, office and bathroom as well as clean the house and get back to the gym!  Let the summer begin!
I remember that song as a child ;D I didn't know teachers sang it too ^-^ ^-^
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 15, 2011, 01:04:04 PM
;D No more alarm clocks; no more books; no more student's dirty looks!  ;D

My last day of school and now I can start painting my bedroom, office and bathroom as well as clean the house and get back to the gym!  Let the summer begin!
I remember that song as a child ;D I didn't know teachers sang it too ^-^ ^-^

Kids may not know it...but the teachers are singing it all the way out the door once the little darlings are on the bus home!
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 15, 2011, 02:52:13 PM
I'd believe it!

My guys are counting down and I know for a fact the teachers are too!

My camera died the other night - I'm really hoping it's just the battery - because I don't think I can live without my camera!
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Post by: chainmaille on June 15, 2011, 03:53:51 PM
Doing my typical juggling act, I swear  I feel like a circus performer sometimes. Family, Work, Forum, Shop, Promotion, Etc. Father still in the hospital 3 weeks now, still making baby steps but still a long road till he comes home. There are also pending surgeries he will have to deal with at some point.

Otherwise all is good just constantly on the go it seems.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 15, 2011, 07:32:01 PM
Good to hear your father is improving... our prayers are still  with him
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Post by: Larissa on June 16, 2011, 12:43:25 AM
Good to hear your father is improving... our prayers are still  with him

Ditto.

And I'm kinda jealous of the school schedule.  I miss 2-month summers.

Today I worked my tail off, was in two different courts, and was able to get out pretty early because of the second court appearance.

So tonight I shaped, filled, and crumbcoated my cakes, plus made the balls for the cake balls.  Tomorrow night I'm aiming to put the cake together, fondant and decorate it, and then see about decorating the cake balls.  That leaves Friday night for pecan pies.
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Post by: LisaE on June 16, 2011, 02:18:59 AM
Andrew,
I wish your father a steady and speedy recovery.

Larissa,
I want a pecan pie!  :P
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 16, 2011, 07:40:08 AM
I have been so INCREDIBLY busy with the Arts Festival next weekend.  We're expecting 40-60K visitors through the two-day event.  Full day of work today and two meetings tonight!

I still love this place and all of you, but I'm going to be pretty absent until I get past this show.

What a mess, Teresa!  Hope it cleans up okay!

Positive thoughts going your way, Andrew!

And yes, I'm still quilting - I actually worked on it for about 20 minutes last night!
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Post by: LisaE on June 16, 2011, 08:00:07 AM
Good luck with the festival.
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 16, 2011, 08:17:36 AM
The arts festival sounds fabulous!

I'm back at the school again today reading for exams - then I think I might actually have to get some groceries...getting kind of sad in here...

Have a great day everyone!
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Post by: dahlish on June 16, 2011, 08:49:06 AM
Good luck with the festival!  I know it'll be amazing!  :)

I had a bunch of little ones over to play yesterday and this morning Jax & I are going to bake cookies!

I'm knitting a sweater for my friend's baby's baptism on Sunday and working on a couple of other things!
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Post by: Larissa on June 16, 2011, 12:20:08 PM
Larissa,
I want a pecan pie!  :P

A whole one?  You're exactly the type my mother would love to have over for dinner.  LOL

Sandi, I so wish I could come visit that festival!
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 16, 2011, 09:54:37 PM
Ummm...pie...

and...cookies...

now I want chips...
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 17, 2011, 06:28:36 AM
Yesterday I painted my bathroom...yuck!  But it is so much brighter now!  Today is the grocery store and my son has a birthday party and Andrew has a softball game.  In the middle of all that I really need to get some stuff done around here.
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Post by: trusk4u on June 17, 2011, 11:23:47 AM
Gee, cookies, pie, chips , fresh paint, and and a festival! I knew I loved this place for a reason! ;D
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Post by: CrochetHooked on June 17, 2011, 11:33:51 AM
I have been so INCREDIBLY busy with the Arts Festival next weekend.  We're expecting 40-60K visitors through the two-day event.  Full day of work today and two meetings tonight!

I still love this place and all of you, but I'm going to be pretty absent until I get past this show.

What a mess, Teresa!  Hope it cleans up okay!

Positive thoughts going your way, Andrew!

And yes, I'm still quilting - I actually worked on it for about 20 minutes last night!

 :) Good Luck with the festival IKnitQuiltSew... You Go!!!  ;D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 17, 2011, 11:46:34 AM
Gee, cookies, pie, chips , fresh paint, and and a festival! I knew I loved this place for a reason! ;D

We definitely get a little bit of everything around here!  :o
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 17, 2011, 11:59:40 AM
Gee, cookies, pie, chips , fresh paint, and and a festival! I knew I loved this place for a reason! ;D

We definitely get a little bit of everything around here!  :o
LOL ^-^
I am running around the house looking for my &*$#%@% tape measure that seems to have fallen into a black hole! :evil: :police: .... (found it) ;)
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Post by: dahlish on June 17, 2011, 01:00:18 PM
Larissa,
I want a pecan pie!  :P

A whole one?  You're exactly the type my mother would love to have over for dinner.  LOL

Sandi, I so wish I could come visit that festival!

I would definitely eat a whole pie!  :)  Reasons my mom does not like me over for dinner :D
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 17, 2011, 02:11:04 PM
ummm...pie...

It would seem I have a one track mind...
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 17, 2011, 02:55:44 PM
You know it's going to be an unusual (weird?) day when, while driving to work, you must slow down to maneuver your way around a llama standing in the middle of the road...... 
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 17, 2011, 03:42:15 PM
You know it's going to be an unusual (weird?) day when, while driving to work, you must slow down to maneuver your way around a llama standing in the middle of the road......

Yes, that would be an odd way to start the day. 
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Post by: LisaE on June 17, 2011, 08:33:15 PM
I've always marvelled at the beauty of Ukranian eggs and that anyone has the patience to make them ;D
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 18, 2011, 07:49:25 AM
Time for coffee :-\
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 18, 2011, 08:38:24 AM
Today we are going to be at a company picnic meeting all the big wigs of Andrew's company and their wives...supposed to be huge with a ton of food, pool and private golf course owned by one of the owners.  Must be nice to be able to own a golf course.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 18, 2011, 11:39:31 AM
Finished it!  http://handmadeartistsshop.com/product-details/Crochet,%20Knitting,%20and%20Needlecraft/Quilts/Hand%20Quilted%20Wall%20Hanging%20or%20Lap%20Quilt/?pid=201106181235373820d (http://handmadeartistsshop.com/product-details/Crochet,%20Knitting,%20and%20Needlecraft/Quilts/Hand%20Quilted%20Wall%20Hanging%20or%20Lap%20Quilt/?pid=201106181235373820d)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/wk1ljr.jpg)
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Post by: LisaE on June 18, 2011, 01:57:47 PM
Love, Love, Love it!  I heard the thunder that goes with your lightning last night!

I almost missed the Lincoln Center Crafts show. Going tomorrow to drool, be envious, feel inadequate and hopefully not spend any money.  Check out the pix.
http://craftsatlincoln.org/
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Post by: BohemianGrove on June 18, 2011, 02:07:55 PM
Not much going on today. I made a bookmark for a friends birthday and my father is grilling Italian sausages and steak for dinner. Other than that, I'm just fooling around online.
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Post by: dahlish on June 18, 2011, 03:26:59 PM
Gorgeous quilt Sandi!  As always I am totally in love with it!   :-*
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 18, 2011, 03:50:01 PM
Finished it!  http://handmadeartistsshop.com/product-details/Crochet,%20Knitting,%20and%20Needlecraft/Quilts/Hand%20Quilted%20Wall%20Hanging%20or%20Lap%20Quilt/?pid=201106181235373820d (http://handmadeartistsshop.com/product-details/Crochet,%20Knitting,%20and%20Needlecraft/Quilts/Hand%20Quilted%20Wall%20Hanging%20or%20Lap%20Quilt/?pid=201106181235373820d)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/wk1ljr.jpg)
TOO COOL!  8) Love the clouds they look real.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 18, 2011, 05:12:40 PM
That quilt is beautiful!  Have you ever done a picture story of making a quilt?  You know, from fabric to finished?  I wonder how many people realize how much work goes into one!
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Post by: LisaE on June 18, 2011, 05:38:19 PM
I took Harry to the flea markets today to look for vintage things for my jewelry.  He has been very perky since our return.  Action photos:
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 18, 2011, 08:38:41 PM
That quilt is beautiful!  Have you ever done a picture story of making a quilt?  You know, from fabric to finished?  I wonder how many people realize how much work goes into one!

Thank you so much!  I did a story on my blog on how a bear goes together.  I did a video that's on my Facebook page on hand-quilting.  But I haven't done a whole quilt going together, figuring I'd be writing it for about a month.  It's a great idea - I'll have to think about it when I start the next one!
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Post by: chainmaille on June 18, 2011, 09:21:43 PM
Well been busy to say the least. We just went to see my father tonight considering tomorrows fathers day. He is doing much better, still awhile before he gets out. But we are very thankful for his improvement. We had a company picnic today. The food was amazing, we have a whole bunch of Portuguese people who work with our company, most of them are owners, they sure can cook! So needless to say be practiced gluttony and did pretty darn good. Spent the rest of the day trying to get my computer running which is no fun. Especially if you are trying to manage a whole bunch of websites LOL. Finally got it working this afternoon, thank God, don't have enough money to be going out and buying more computers right now. Otherwise the day was good and tomorrow we are scheduling some rest. Thank God again because I know I need it. ;D
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Post by: normasbathandbody on June 18, 2011, 10:07:08 PM
we had our family reunion today, it was SUPER FUN! but the day did start off Rocky with Thunderstorms. The DJ that we had did a good job.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 19, 2011, 12:35:01 PM
Love the dog!  And glad to hear Andrew's father is better, if if only in baby steps.

I am getting ready for the Arts Festival next weekend.  I found a stair-step rack at a thrift store and thought it might work for my dolls.  Well, they looked so cute on their new platform, I wanted to share!

(http://i52.tinypic.com/20ftf14.jpg)
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Post by: LisaE on June 19, 2011, 08:34:33 PM
They look great!
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Post by: Larissa on June 19, 2011, 11:59:13 PM
Sandi, love the quilt & the rack!

Lisa, love Harry!

Andrew, love that your father's getting better and am jealous of the Portuguese food!

As for us, we spent Friday night and Saturday morning prepping (except for the bit where I had to go to work Saturday morning to meet with clients) and running around like lunatics, because Saturday afternoon & night was our 4th annual Mardi Gras in June party.

We had a slew of people over for crawfish boil, etouffee, pecan pie, cake, and cake pops.  It was a blast.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2lbhojk.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2zhpcnm.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/j7xdn9.jpg)

(http://i54.tinypic.com/2i9qsud.jpg)

Everyone had a blast.  My friend pulled out her face painting kit and painted the kids.  And we supplied balls, bubbles, and sidewalk chalk, the best things ever for a party with kids at a house with no children in residence.

Today we got up late, then went to where my parents were running a moving sale (my mom has a consignment shop of knicknacks and antiques and such, and as a corollary to that she runs estate and moving sales) and gave my dad his Father's Day card.  As a gift, my sister and I had sent my parents to a Doo Wop concert in NYC Saturday night.  We ended up getting an Oriental rug and an awesome freakin' table at the sale.

Then we popped over by my sister and brother-in-law, who lived near the sale location, and gave my BIL his Father's Day card too.  Hung out with them and my nephew for a while, then headed home to eat leftover crawfish for lunch/dinner, clean up the remainder of the party, watch some movies on TV, and go through wedding photos.

Yes, we got married 2 years ago, but we haven't done an album yet.  We finally had the 1,000+ photos narrowed down to 185, to be further narrowed to about 120 for the album, the chosen ones all saved on Eric's laptop... and his laptop got stolen a couple weeks ago.

Yeah.

So we started going through again tonight, and got it mostly finished.  We'll do the rest tomorrow.  Sucks that we had to do it again, but we still had the choices somewhat in our heads, so it's going faster this time.

Court tomorrow.  Of course.
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Post by: Larissa on June 20, 2011, 12:15:32 AM
Oh, and this is the stuff we got from the sale today.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2hd7kw1.jpg)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2nbcd4z.jpg)

Sorry they're not the best photos.  Just snapped 'em quickly to be able to post.
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Post by: dahlish on June 20, 2011, 09:08:16 AM
I'm pretty sure my parents had a rug like that when we lived in Florida!  Weird!

Sandi your dolls look great on those stands!

Saturday we spent the afternoon outside playing in water with the kids (don't ever race a 1 1 /2 year old through the sprinkler; you will spend unnecessary time right in front of it ;D ) and made Chicago dogs

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s_rfuIsrICE/Tf1RKzp2AUI/AAAAAAAACZY/fjKoIQHV_2A/s400/DSC01160.JPG)

Yesterday we went to a friend's baby's baptism and then had lunch AND dinner over there!

Today I have to do all the things I skipped over the weekend, like folding laundry :D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 20, 2011, 09:26:11 AM
Back at work today...  no llamas in the road on the way in this morning!  Love all the photos Larissa and Gina!

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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 20, 2011, 10:03:36 AM
Such exciting lives everyone leads! The crawfish and the hot dogs look amazing!

We had a normal running around like chickens weekend - lots of kid's activities - nice lunch at my sister's for father's day. Lots of rain here- I would love to see the sun.

I'm going to try and get more stuff listed in my hafshop over the next few days because I'm not going to have a lot of internet this summer - sucks!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 20, 2011, 10:19:40 AM
My brother in law died yesterday so I will be going out of town soon.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 20, 2011, 11:37:58 AM
My brother in law died yesterday so I will be going out of town soon.

I'm so sorry.  Prayers for your family.


We had the typical running weekend where it was over before it started.  This morning I made it to the gym and then took Nathaniel on a long bike ride to get Iced hot chocolate smoothies for breakfast.  For a few minutes it felt like summer!  Tomorrow I am off to my summer job at my friends deli and getting ready for our annual 5 day camping trip next week in addition to a batch of special orders that need to get done before we leave!
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Post by: dahlish on June 20, 2011, 12:51:58 PM
My brother in law died yesterday so I will be going out of town soon.

My condolences!   :(
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Post by: Larissa on June 20, 2011, 04:26:27 PM
My brother in law died yesterday so I will be going out of town soon.

Oh, Matt, I'm so sorry.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 20, 2011, 04:29:52 PM
So sorry to hear this, Matt.
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Post by: Larissa on June 20, 2011, 04:36:23 PM
Today was court and more court.  2 hours this morning, just waiting for an adjournment, which is ridiculous.  Tonight I'm hoping to finish going through wedding photos, then list more in the HAFshop.  I listed a couple more things last night, plus figured out how to create shop categories and edited everything into them.
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Post by: trusk4u on June 20, 2011, 06:26:27 PM
My brother in law died yesterday so I will be going out of town soon.

So sorry to hear this news Matt. :(

As for everyone else and all that awesome stuff going on-whew! My fav though is the Chicago dogs. What can I say-lived there for nearly 20 years.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 21, 2011, 08:43:45 AM
Thanks for the prayers!
Today I am getting my last wisdom tooth pulled... does this mean I will be less wise?  :P
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Post by: Larissa on June 21, 2011, 09:16:50 AM
Thanks for the prayers!
Today I am getting my last wisdom tooth pulled... does this mean I will be less wise?  :P

Well I've had all 4 out, so what would that say about me?  On second thought, don't answer that.

Right now, I'm in court waiting for my case to be called.

Tonight, Eric and I are going shopping for some aquarium supplies and then to Bed, Bath and Beyond to shop for a bridal shower gift for our friend whose shower is this Sunday. 

Got through most of the remaining wedding photos last night, but we'll do the last of it tonight after all the shopping.
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Post by: dahlish on June 21, 2011, 03:04:02 PM
! My fav though is the Chicago dogs. What can I say-lived there for nearly 20 years.

do they look legit?   ;)

last night I finished socks for me

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OLSRW4JqUSo/TgDDddDTNpI/AAAAAAAACeA/WYETY94Uawo/s400/DSC01183.JPG)

Today I baked rhubarb bars

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-J_1Kj3NNtxs/TgDz8Z07MpI/AAAAAAAACew/cGcPelgpeZE/s400/DSC01209.JPG)

And tonight I'm teaching piano!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 21, 2011, 03:05:48 PM

last night I finished socks for me

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OLSRW4JqUSo/TgDDddDTNpI/AAAAAAAACeA/WYETY94Uawo/s400/DSC01183.JPG)


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I love these socks, Gina!  You should sell them in your shop!
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Post by: dahlish on June 21, 2011, 03:07:17 PM

last night I finished socks for me

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OLSRW4JqUSo/TgDDddDTNpI/AAAAAAAACeA/WYETY94Uawo/s400/DSC01183.JPG)



I love these socks, Gina!  You should sell them in your shop!
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hehe I would if they were my own pattern!  I can make up plain patterned socks pretty well but not sure how well boring sells for socks...!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 21, 2011, 03:09:06 PM
Socks...pies...and piano!  My aren't you just the multi-talented one!  :-*
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Post by: Larissa on June 21, 2011, 05:50:22 PM
So cozy!
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Post by: ArtsyCrafty on June 21, 2011, 06:10:46 PM
This is what I am working on today,  the beginning of my sewing for Christmas items.  Hopefully there will be a picture attached,  I really don't have a clue if I am doing this right or not.  Thank you Kimberly,  I finally have a picture uploaded!

Judy in AZ(http://i54.tinypic.com/2lkzoyo.jpg)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 21, 2011, 07:07:17 PM
This is what I am working on today,  the beginning of my sewing for Christmas items.  Hopefully there will be a picture attached,  I really don't have a clue if I am doing this right or not.  And apparently I am not,  as nothing shows up when I try to preview it, but then again,  maybe I do have it figured out! Nope,  I didn't.  I am so incapable of doing much out of the ordinary,  although usually I am able to upload pictures.  So, what you aren't seeing is a toddler's Christmas themed dress.

Judy in AZ

Don't worry, a lot of people have trouble with the pictures at first.  If the file is on your computer, when you are replying, hit "tinypic" and it will pop up a box.  Browse for the file and then hit upload.  when your file is uploaded, you need to hit "add to post" which will be towards the bottom of the box.
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Post by: dahlish on June 21, 2011, 07:49:02 PM
Socks...pies...and piano!  My aren't you just the multi-talented one!  :-*

lol, I credit my mother  ^-^
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 21, 2011, 08:14:00 PM
Socks...pies...and piano!  My aren't you just the multi-talented one!  :-*

lol, I credit my mother  ^-^

I love it!  Mine is because of my grandmother or ADD, can't quite decide on some days!
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Post by: trusk4u on June 22, 2011, 03:52:05 PM
Awesome socks!!! And that Christmas jumper is adorable!
My creative streak comes from my Dad.

They are fixing their screw up on the curb in front of the store today. It will be nice not to have to worry about being flooded again.
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Post by: dahlish on June 22, 2011, 04:27:22 PM
I did some tiny tot wrangling this morning and dabbling in some random knitting this afternoon.  My crazy shoes arrived in the mail yesterday (a pair of platform spiky heels and wedges).  I did Jax's toddler ABC yoga and now I hurt all over :P  But he reeeally wanted me to join him.   ;D
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 22, 2011, 08:44:36 PM
I've never heard of toddler yoga - that's fabulous!

My son had tennis lessons tonight so my sister and I went and pretended we knew how to play - I probably won't be able to walk tomorrow and shockingly I was the only one on the court in jeans.
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Post by: dahlish on June 22, 2011, 09:01:02 PM
hehe yeah, I got it from Gaiam and it's lots of fun for him!  I bought it mostly so he could burn off some energy during the winter months  :D

Turns out all those ab workouts are killer for parents who do them right  ;)
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Post by: Larissa on June 23, 2011, 01:12:56 AM
Day job, including court, then went to the Mets/A's game with Eric and another couple.  It was fun, but man it ran long.  We just got home a little while ago.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 23, 2011, 07:37:38 AM
Although I have peeked in, I've been pretty absent lately.  I had the final layout for the Cedar City Summer Arts Festival done a week ago, and yesterday I changed it...  got some information that I needed to work into the scheme.  Today, we layout out what we've started calling our subdivision.  There are 56 booths.  Artists can put their canopy up any time after 4 this afternoon.  Yesterday, I packed myself so that I will be ready to go tomorrow morning at 6 AM.  This has been my week for fielding phone calls from people who are not happy - it seems that if I am unable to make the world revolve around them, they may never be happy!  Ho-hum....

This has been an adventure.  As soon as I get everyone registered and checked in tomorrow morning, I turn into Sandi - the artist.  Then it will be the operations manager's problem.

Here's my final layout.
(http://i55.tinypic.com/1zqdbt5.jpg)
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Post by: trusk4u on June 23, 2011, 08:17:21 AM
Don't ya love the artists who are so full of themselves and think everything has to be their way? They never stop and think that there are OTHER people involved too!
The layout looks really good. I like how you did not lump all the jewelry people together, or anyone else for that matter. I'm sure that "Sandi-the artist" will do really well and sell loads of stuff! Good luck and good weather!!!
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Post by: dahlish on June 23, 2011, 08:45:58 AM
I hate when there are multiple jewelry vendors all set up in a row; I admit I then skip them all.   :-[

But that layout looks great and I hope you have wonderful weather!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 23, 2011, 09:46:43 AM
Wish I was in Cedar City ;)
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Post by: dahlish on June 23, 2011, 11:20:25 AM
Apparently trying to put together a nice outfit for Jax to wear for pictures is a bigger pain in the butt than I originally anticipated!
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Post by: ArtsyCrafty on June 23, 2011, 02:56:23 PM
Sewing and watching  "my" beautiful but territorial and rather mean hummers!(http://i54.tinypic.com/2dbp8nr.jpg)(http://i51.tinypic.com/2q06kq0.jpg)

The female telling the male that is her food was taken through my sewing room window, which explains why it's not a great picture,  but it does show the aggressiveness of the little beauties.

Judy in AZ
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Post by: LisaE on June 24, 2011, 05:27:36 AM
If I click my heels three times, perhaps I will be in Cedar City at an arts festival ;)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 24, 2011, 06:55:03 AM
Went to the gym and now I am going to go through all our camping stuff and start getting ready to go.  Takes way too much planning to camp for 5 days, but all worth it when we get there!

Also, I don't know why, but I have been spending hours going through all my craft stuff and reorganizing it.  Funny how big a project can be just cleaning out one bin!
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Post by: dahlish on June 24, 2011, 09:39:35 AM
I too am packing, but for a shorter weekend :D
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Post by: trusk4u on June 24, 2011, 07:41:15 PM
The hummingbirds are quite amazing to watch. And they can be quite aggresive. They like to come by my silverware windchime because the beads are red.

Have a great time camping! We haven't been for many years and quite frankly I'm too old for all that now. I like my bed!

I'm sure the Arts Festival is going to be a smashing success! I might have to hitch a ride with LisaE to get there! ;D
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Post by: lisianblue on June 25, 2011, 01:48:36 PM
Awesome socks, adorable dress, & Sandi it looks like a great layout, not putting "alike" items together!

I finally able to put my apt back together after my flood last weekend - bathtub overflowed from upstairs neighbors shower, oh the joys of being on the bottom floor! ALL of my drawing paper, a lot of my drawings, canvases, are in the hallway,  mad dash to get them out, & then called the office practically yelling, I had put in two requests to please have the drain fixed, the weird thing was it was draining fine for me, but when people above took showers, it came up my drain!

ANd...........I finally figured out what email account I used to set up my facebook page - 

I wanna go camping!  Air mattresses are a must!  Unfortunately most or all of the forests here in NM are closed for camping etc.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 25, 2011, 01:57:29 PM

I wanna go camping!  Air mattresses are a must!  Unfortunately most or all of the forests here in NM are closed for camping etc.

Sorry about your mess!

As far as this camping trip...it is a bit different from the norm.  We go to this festival every year and spend 5 hot, sticky, dirt filled days with 70,000 of our new best friends listening to bands from noon to midnight.  They have everything from thrash to gospel music.  Think of a Christian Woodstock and you get the idea.
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Post by: lisianblue on June 25, 2011, 02:17:31 PM

I wanna go camping!  Air mattresses are a must!  Unfortunately most or all of the forests here in NM are closed for camping etc.

Sorry about your mess!

As far as this camping trip...it is a bit different from the norm.  We go to this festival every year and spend 5 hot, sticky, dirt filled days with 70,000 of our new best friends listening to bands from noon to midnight.  They have everything from thrash to gospel music.  Think of a Christian Woodstock and you get the idea.

Thanks Kimberly!
Yeah, love the pics from last year - think it was! That's A LOT of friends!  I can deal with the dirt, and the hot (sort of), but not the sticky -
when I have to go out on hot days, I take a small spray bottle with me & spritz myself every now & then, but if the humidity is 90% I don't know if that would help!
Have fun!!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 26, 2011, 12:46:31 AM
I am brain dead but we had a wonderful show!  Here's a picture of one of my happy customers in her new headband.

(http://i53.tinypic.com/107jjhz.jpg)

This was yesterday and she came back with her mom today and bought a pair of booties to match today's outfit.

More later....  I really need sleep :-\
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Post by: trusk4u on June 26, 2011, 08:31:48 AM
Happy to hear that things went well! I love the hairband-so cute and so is the baby! ;D
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Post by: dahlish on June 26, 2011, 08:08:06 PM
We had a very good weekend and I'm super happy to be back home!  :)  The kids got their pics taken yesterday and my friend caught a lot of really good candid ones!  Can't wait to see how the rest turned out!  I did lots of shopping and hanging out with my mom.  And tonight I found that the pattern Kara modeled for has gone live on Knitty!  (Knitty is a free pattern magazine online!)

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff11/PATTkindling.php

(http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEff11/images/kindlingFRONT.jpg)
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Post by: trusk4u on June 28, 2011, 02:07:14 PM
That sweater is adorable!!!

I'm at work and I got the stuff done that I needed to get done. Typical Tuesday, not many people out and about. Of course, it is quite hot out (93 or so). I just get so discouraged. I try not too, but it's really hard. :(
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Post by: MakinTheBest on June 28, 2011, 03:46:00 PM
That sweater is adorable!!!

I'm at work and I got the stuff done that I needed to get done. Typical Tuesday, not many people out and about. Of course, it is quite hot out (93 or so). I just get so discouraged. I try not too, but it's really hard. :(

Hang in there!
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on June 28, 2011, 09:56:54 PM
I leave tomorrow for the summer - have a great summer and I'll be back in full force in Sept! I do have restricted internet (which sucks!) but can answer email and deal with shop related stuff.
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Post by: trusk4u on June 29, 2011, 06:53:24 AM
I leave tomorrow for the summer - have a great summer and I'll be back in full force in Sept! I do have restricted internet (which sucks!) but can answer email and deal with shop related stuff.

Have a great time! I am going to try and take a couple of days off in Sept. Hubby will be away for his job, so it will be me and Farrah. Not ideal, but I'll take what I can get.
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Post by: dahlish on June 29, 2011, 09:00:00 AM
I'm not very interesting this week, but over the weekend we are going to replace some of the carpet in our entryway with laminate wood and then I'm putting up wallpaper border in our living room!  I'm super excited!
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Post by: trusk4u on June 29, 2011, 10:24:40 AM
I'm not very interesting this week, but over the weekend we are going to replace some of the carpet in our entryway with laminate wood and then I'm putting up wallpaper border in our living room!  I'm super excited!

We did that with all the carpeting that was in this house. It was really awful and dated. I love my bamboo floors!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on June 29, 2011, 11:03:33 AM
Teaching wire wrapping this morning, then yoga class and work on house (prep for paint)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 29, 2011, 11:29:18 AM
I think my brain is again beginning to function, though I wouldn't swear to it!  I'm at work, so nothing exciting to report.
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Post by: trusk4u on June 29, 2011, 12:14:34 PM
Sadly, I am at work too. I've had 2 people in today for all of 2 minutes. It seems that people here have a real aversion to going down stairs. It's hard to stay upbeat when you have days like this. :(
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Post by: Colette on June 29, 2011, 01:34:50 PM
I am home with the kids, enjoying the beautiful weather today and doing some gardening. My tomato plants started blooming, so I am very excited.
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Post by: dahlish on June 29, 2011, 04:33:51 PM
I'm not very interesting this week, but over the weekend we are going to replace some of the carpet in our entryway with laminate wood and then I'm putting up wallpaper border in our living room!  I'm super excited!

We did that with all the carpeting that was in this house. It was really awful and dated. I love my bamboo floors!

hehe yeah our second year in the house we replaced the nasty gross rainbow shag carpet in our basement with a more tasteful blue and gray checkered berber like flooring :)  I honestly like the carpet in our living room, but by the front door where my cat has had a habit of spraying in the past it's not so pretty.   :-X :-[
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Post by: trusk4u on June 30, 2011, 04:30:13 PM
I'm at work. Luckily I had a new seller come in late yesterday, so I had her things to tag and get out on the floor. A couple other sellers stopped by with new product today too. Otherwise, I would be playing games or something. They have the intersection closed right by the store and so there is NO TRAFFIC here again. :police:
 How many ways can I say D E A D! I get to leave in 30 minutes. I think I'll have glass of wine with my dinner tonight! ;)
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Post by: Larissa on July 01, 2011, 01:21:47 PM
Oy, Teresa, I wish things were moving more quickly for your business!  It sounds like such a great store that just needs traffic.

Sandi, great job on the fair!  Love that photo!

I've been really busy with the day job and too exhausted to do much else, though I've had a few face painting gigs as well.

Tomorrow I'm going with Eric, my.sister, brother-in-law, and nephew to the Meadowlands Fair.  On Sunday and Monday I have gigs doing glitter tats and face painting at country clubs.
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Post by: dahlish on July 01, 2011, 02:01:31 PM
My SIL designed a new graphic to use as a header for my blog and a banner for my shop!  It got a little squishy on my shop and I'm not sure how to fix it or if it honestly doesn't look that bad....

Today I have a huge list of things to do (returns, bday buys, laundry) and I'm hoping that ripping up the carpet tonight won't be horrible for andy :)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 01, 2011, 02:04:49 PM
I like your new banner, dahlish!
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Post by: Larissa on July 01, 2011, 02:08:36 PM
When I get home I'll look up the banner size/proportions.  It's the same as Artfire, if I remember correctly.
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Post by: trusk4u on July 01, 2011, 03:18:09 PM
Thanks Larissa. That is precisely the point. Traffic in town is really slow now and with the intersection still closed, people can't drive here. People also seem to be intimidated by the steps and although I direct them to a back door, they are too lazy to walk around the building.  I can't afford to move and every building that is available needs MAJOR work which the owners refuse to do.
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Post by: dahlish on July 01, 2011, 04:50:47 PM
Thanks iKnit!  :)  I know the banner is supposed to be 760x100 and it's at 100 tall but not stretched to 760, I had it resize in proportion.  So I don't know if I need to recut how wide it is from the original drawing or what.   :-\  Because it works out perfectly on my blog, just weird here with the dimensions.
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Post by: Larissa on July 01, 2011, 06:23:07 PM
Thanks Larissa. That is precisely the point. Traffic in town is really slow now and with the intersection still closed, people can't drive here. People also seem to be intimidated by the steps and although I direct them to a back door, they are too lazy to walk around the building.  I can't afford to move and every building that is available needs MAJOR work which the owners refuse to do.

I really wish you could have a shop in New Hope, PA.  Or Woodstock, NY.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 02, 2011, 10:21:58 AM
Taking the day off from working on house painting... going to an antique car show :-* after I mow the lawn   :(  Sis and brother in law will arrive this evening.
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Post by: trusk4u on July 02, 2011, 12:47:15 PM
Taking the day off from working on house painting... going to an antique car show :-* after I mow the lawn   :(  Sis and brother in law will arrive this evening.

Good for you Matt! Have a good time!
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Post by: Larissa on July 03, 2011, 01:04:14 PM
The Meadowlands Fair yesterday was fun, 'til I made my family wait for the freakin' Cake Boss cake presentation (it's the fair's 25th anniversary season).  SO NOT WORTH IT.  And I'm seriously never watching TLC again, they're a bunch of jerks.

I'm getting ready right now for a glitter tat gig this afternoon, so I'll explain better later.

I feel destroyed from waiting in the heat and crowd for 3 hours, though.
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Post by: LisaE on July 03, 2011, 02:25:43 PM
Saw "Larry Crowne" yesterday, pleasant and diverting, not great.  Going to see "Midnight In Paris" in a little while.  I am a Woody Allen fan so I will probably like it.  Rainy day in Manhattan and holiday weekend so it is nice and quiet.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 04, 2011, 06:17:33 AM
Got back from our trip yesterday and ended up going to bed at 7:30!  Today I have to get ready for my son's birthday tomorrow and finish the mountain of laundry that smells like campfire as well as take care of some ordered stuff.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2agonm9.jpg)(http://i55.tinypic.com/ejxxkj.jpg)(http://i52.tinypic.com/2mypv0z.jpg)
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Post by: LisaE on July 04, 2011, 12:08:07 PM
Got back from our trip yesterday and ended up going to bed at 7:30!  Today I have to get ready for my son's birthday tomorrow and finish the mountain of laundry that smells like campfire as well as take care of some ordered stuff.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2agonm9.jpg)(http://i55.tinypic.com/ejxxkj.jpg)(http://i52.tinypic.com/2mypv0z.jpg)
You guys certainly are an attractive couple.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 04, 2011, 12:41:13 PM
Awe, thank you...funny considering that picture was taken with a week of grime coating every part of everything
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 04, 2011, 04:08:57 PM
Happy 4th everone  8)   (US residents anyway)
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Post by: Larissa on July 05, 2011, 12:23:20 AM
Happy 4th!  Over the past 2 days, I was doing stuff like this.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/sz97ir.jpg)

And this.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/2drxul1.jpg)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 05, 2011, 07:38:04 AM
Very cool, Larissa! 

Went to Brian Head for an arts/crafts festival Saturday.  Went and saw fireworks last night.  Going to work today. 

Welcome back, Andrew and Kim!  Looks like you had a great time!
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Post by: trusk4u on July 05, 2011, 08:07:50 AM
I'll be leaving for work in a little bit. I want to make sure there is no water in my office again since we had some very heavy rain last night. The woman who sells tie dye at my store dropped off a bunch of new stuff this weekend at my house, so I will be working on that today. She's got some really cute stuff can't wait to share some pictures!
Our weekend was okay. Sunday we went to this train museum place down around Raleigh. Terry is a big train buff. Website made it sound way better than it actually was. They have a steam train, so I hung out for 2.5 hours in the heat and humdity till it was our time to go. Not so exciting and someones kid got sick, so that wasn't fun. At least they had some decent singers there  while we waited. The "museum" was 1/2 of a caboose and the "store" was the other half. Granted, this is all volunteer and they depend on admission($10 per person, adult) and donations for revenue. This is the 3rd thing we've tried in the last couple of months and all of them have been very underwhelming.  :(
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Post by: dahlish on July 05, 2011, 09:58:40 AM
Larissa- Sorry the Cake Boss was a bummer :(  Your paintings look great though!  :)

Andrew & Kim it looks like your vacation was a blast!

We had a good holiday and today we'll be putting up the wallpaper border in the kitchen and Andy is putting up the trim in the living room!  Pictures to come!  :D
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 05, 2011, 01:01:18 PM
Very cool, Larissa! 

Went to Brian Head for an arts/crafts festival Saturday.  Went and saw fireworks last night.


I have seen some of that Brian Head agate... it's beautiful and I want some ^-^

Going out to lunch with my partner,  my sister and her husband (Thai food)
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Post by: LisaE on July 05, 2011, 01:35:30 PM
Saw the Macy's fireworks last night from my cousin's 20th floor Chelsea terrace.  They were amazing.
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Post by: dahlish on July 06, 2011, 03:44:30 PM
We finished our floor and wallpaper! 

Nekkid floor
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ena-XAqRTfw/ThPDDiJRrRI/AAAAAAAACnk/9KVjhF9T4Qw/s400/DSC01293.JPG)

New floor
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nO9oANgBtXo/ThPDScvG4_I/AAAAAAAACoE/qydoiq8TSOg/s400/DSC01436.JPG)

Nekkid walls
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-PtfyOEDh77c/ThPDdJhIEAI/AAAAAAAACoY/IPB1wdwF6Rs/s400/DSC01409.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-NGsxhvuOIl8/ThPDzh9sEBI/AAAAAAAACo4/cKYI2rD288Y/s400/DSC01410.JPG)

Pretty walls!
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--9wSZmDsOto/ThPDgLLYIYI/AAAAAAAACoc/iI7IKrutOHU/s400/DSC01415.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sXBScpLGssY/ThPDnkGZ6KI/AAAAAAAACok/DdxPHDQy2t8/s400/DSC01417.JPG)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 06, 2011, 03:48:18 PM
Looks terrific!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 06, 2011, 04:16:51 PM
Looks great!
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Post by: Larissa on July 06, 2011, 11:53:47 PM
Lisa, I watched those my 3rd year of law school.  They were on the Seaport side that year and I watched them from my 11th floor Brooklyn apartment.  Had friends over, opened the windows, stayed in the AC with drinks and snacks, and avoided the crowd on the Promenade.  Was awesome!
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Post by: LisaE on July 07, 2011, 12:07:23 AM
Lisa, I watched those my 3rd year of law school.  They were on the Seaport side that year and I watched them from my 11th floor Brooklyn apartment.  Had friends over, opened the windows, stayed in the AC with drinks and snacks, and avoided the crowd on the Promenade.  Was awesome!
Exactly, the perfect experience, good view and no crowd.  I saw them once in the Seaport and once downtown on the west side.  Did not like the crowds.  Monday, there were 4 barges.  I walked one block from home to see the fireworks, against the crowd.  I thought my dog might be trampled.  I have never seen so many people in Chelsea.  I had to wait more than a half hour after the fireworks for the crowd to disperse before I went home.
My camera battery died before the finale.  It was wonderful.
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Post by: dahlish on July 07, 2011, 09:14:42 AM
thanks!  :)

This morning I have a crazy headache that seems to be exacerbated by the kids fighting and causing each other to scream.   :-\
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 07, 2011, 10:41:34 AM
That quilt is beautiful!  Have you ever done a picture story of making a quilt?  You know, from fabric to finished?  I wonder how many people realize how much work goes into one!

I finally started this - Thanks so much for the idea, Kim!  Part 1 is up on my blog this morning.

 ^-^
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 07, 2011, 11:49:48 AM
Sandi, this is going to be fun to watch a quilt come together and hopefully cause a few people to stop and think about the work that goes into them.

Today I had to work then pick up a bracelet that sold from a store to shine and ship.  Now, I am going to take the boys to the pool for an hour to try to avoid the 90 plus heat!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 09, 2011, 12:48:55 PM
Going to the local Art Assn. picnic today, it should be fun but I will probably eat too much Tri Tip ;D :P
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 09, 2011, 12:55:35 PM
Worked at my friends deli this morning trying to help her get some huge orders out and now going to work in the yard for a bit.  The boys (all of them!) are camping with the cub scouts this weekend so I get the evening alone... :evil: what kind of trouble could I get into???
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Post by: LisaE on July 09, 2011, 03:46:29 PM
I am very busy procrastinating.  I must clean my apartment before I go to Florida on Monday and I need to bathe and trim my dog before he goes to stay with my nephew.  I have mastered the art of procrastination. 
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 09, 2011, 04:09:23 PM
I just finished a new doll, named Yvonne.  She's in my HAF Shop.  Now I can clean up my room so that I can concentrate on my quilt!

(http://i52.tinypic.com/2uooy6d.jpg)
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 11, 2011, 09:36:38 AM
The weather has been cooperating (sort of) so I am painting the exterior of our house :-\
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Post by: LisaE on July 11, 2011, 10:15:12 AM
It's supposed to be 95 in NYC today with the heat index, so I am going to Florida later.  How much hotter could it be? :)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 11, 2011, 10:27:52 AM
It's supposed to be 95 in NYC today with the heat index, so I am going to Florida later.  How much hotter could it be? :)


 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: dahlish on July 11, 2011, 01:11:19 PM
I'm trying my hand at this freezing cake and frosting it business.   :o  It's Jax's birthday today and he wanted an Optimus Prime cake.  So I'm making it in his truck form and getting things ready!
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Post by: Larissa on July 11, 2011, 02:12:29 PM
I'm trying my hand at this freezing cake and frosting it business.   :o  It's Jax's birthday today and he wanted an Optimus Prime cake.  So I'm making it in his truck form and getting things ready!

Need photos!

Our router at home has been wonky and internet spotty, so I've been a tad MIA.  Makes E hate Verizon even more, unfortunately.  So lemme think...

I honestly don't remember what, if anything, I did Friday besides work.

On Saturday, I worked in the morning, had to meet clients to prep their testimony for a hearing tomorrow.  Then, after Eric and I ran some errands I hopped the bus into NYC for a knitting lesson I won.  I now know how to purl as well as knit!  LOL. I practiced the whole way home.  Saturday night E and I Hung out while I started knitting  a really easy stuffed mouse pattern she gave me.  After 4 of those, next up those slipper socks Gina gave me the kit for!  Of course this also means now I have to make myself a travel bag for knitting projects.  LOL

On Sunday, I tried to help E brew a batch of beer, but due to a hardware malfunction it didn't quite work out.  Then we went to dinner with my parents.

Today I'm just working.

I kinda wanna go home and knit more.  So relaxing!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 11, 2011, 02:19:06 PM
Knitting is addictive!  I wrote "Part 2 - Shopping Complete" in my Anatomy of a Quilt series on my blog Saturday and did a bunch of housework.  Sunday morning, I worked on the quilt for another 4+ hours, at which point, I decided I should have done some things differently which means the whole thing comes almost all the way apart so I can 'fix it.'  At that point, I decided it was time to go fishing!  Part 3 should be on my blog by mid-week or so.

Today, I'm at work.

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Post by: trusk4u on July 11, 2011, 06:38:22 PM
Knitting is addictive! I bought some really fun, bright chunky yarn at JoAnnes today. I'm making some simple seed stitch scarfs for kids. I'll take a picture when I finish it.

I like that's it's much more portable than my jewelry making stuff to. I usually try and have some small project for slow times. I'll bring the scarf with me tomorrow. Last week I was crocheting wrap bracelets. Making good use of that limited knowledge of crocheting. :D
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Post by: trusk4u on July 11, 2011, 06:40:30 PM
I'm trying my hand at this freezing cake and frosting it business.   :o  It's Jax's birthday today and he wanted an Optimus Prime cake.  So I'm making it in his truck form and getting things ready!

Optimus Prime was my son's favorite when he was a kid.
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Post by: dahlish on July 11, 2011, 08:26:30 PM
It didn't quite turn out as I had hoped, but this is what I get for using a box cake and crappy icing I guess.   :D  No matter, Jax loved it!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yT-iwm-cqso/Thug6vuh9rI/AAAAAAAACtc/Cf5cv7-bNHU/s400/DSC01624.JPG)
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-NVr9aJmj-kc/Thug9eVbR_I/AAAAAAAACtk/d8Y028yLWBA/s400/DSC01625.JPG)

The best part is that at the park Kara immediately stole his back wheels and ate them.   ^-^
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 11, 2011, 10:00:28 PM
That is so cool, Gina!
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Post by: dahlish on July 11, 2011, 10:27:42 PM
hehe thanks!
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Post by: Larissa on July 11, 2011, 11:19:30 PM
Cool!!

Our cat Catimus is really Catimus Prime, too!

(http://i56.tinypic.com/11hgrnl.jpg)

I find the same thing about knitting and portability.  I can't exactly pack up my sewing machine and cart it around or grab a crock pot for portable soap.  On Sunday I hung out on the back deck knitting in between helping E with the beer.
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Post by: trusk4u on July 12, 2011, 08:34:26 AM
I'll be leaving for work shortly. I'm bringing my knitting project. I'll probably finish it today. It's just a kids scarf, so doesn't need to be really long.
I do have a new seller coming today so that will be nice. They made soap, lip balm, stuff like that. What's cool is they make it using products from their own bees. You can even get bees from them if you want to keep bees.
Other than that I don't know how busy or not it will be today. Temps in the low 100's and dangerously high heat index. You know it's bad when you wake up at 6:00am and it's already 80 degrees outside.  ::)
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 12, 2011, 09:10:48 AM
It's sprinkling this morning at my house so I wont be painting today... but I do still have plenty to do wrap some comissioned pieces, make some others, Clean up my studio etc. etc. etc..... Oh yes, and rock club workshop this afternoon
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Post by: Larissa on July 12, 2011, 09:26:27 AM
I wish I could bring knitting to court.  It'd be really relaxing.  But I think I'd get looks, which normally doesn't bother me, but I don't want it to affect anyone's opinion of my clients or my clients' opinion of me.

As it is, I'm sitting here in court waiting for my case to be heard.  It's an important hearing, so I'm a little tense, and the knitting would really be awesome right now.

Sigh.

Got another emergent application on today too, that I've just filed, on a different case, and I may be here for hours.  I suppose I could get work done, but I'd rather knit!   ;)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 12, 2011, 09:44:57 AM
Going to try my hand at a fondant cake this week for the last day of VBS.  I made marshmallow fondant this morning and my arms feel like jello from kneading it!  This will either turn out great or I will just end up with great biceps.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 12, 2011, 09:54:15 AM
Going to try my hand at a fondant cake this week for the last day of VBS.  I made marshmallow fondant this morning and my arms feel like jello from kneading it!  This will either turn out great or I will just end up with great biceps.

LOL!
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Post by: chainmaille on July 12, 2011, 10:00:17 AM
Going to try my hand at a fondant cake this week for the last day of VBS.  I made marshmallow fondant this morning and my arms feel like jello from kneading it!  This will either turn out great or I will just end up with great biceps.
Your biceps are already HOT!!!!!

supporting handmade
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Post by: dahlish on July 12, 2011, 10:28:23 AM
Going to try my hand at a fondant cake this week for the last day of VBS.  I made marshmallow fondant this morning and my arms feel like jello from kneading it!  This will either turn out great or I will just end up with great biceps.

LOL!

 ;D

I'm meeting Andy's grandma's for lunch today with the kids!  I'm halfway done with the back of my sweater!  It doesn't mean much as the entire thing is made up of lacy knit triangles.  :)

Larissa I love Catimus Prime!  So cute!
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Post by: trusk4u on July 12, 2011, 10:28:53 AM
Going to try my hand at a fondant cake this week for the last day of VBS.  I made marshmallow fondant this morning and my arms feel like jello from kneading it!  This will either turn out great or I will just end up with great biceps.
Your biceps are already HOT!!!!!

supporting handmade
:-[ Get a room!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 12, 2011, 12:38:56 PM
Going to try my hand at a fondant cake this week for the last day of VBS.  I made marshmallow fondant this morning and my arms feel like jello from kneading it!  This will either turn out great or I will just end up with great biceps.
Your biceps are already HOT!!!!!

supporting handmade
:-[ Get a room!

We have one!  In fact, we have more than one...we have a whole house of rooms.  Too bad we are never in the same one at the same time
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Post by: Larissa on July 13, 2011, 07:17:41 PM
LOL!

Kim, you're so good making your own fondant.  I took the "lazy" way out and used Wilton for my cakes.

Had work today, court again, and I've started my second knitted mouse.  About to post the first one over in the appropriate section.   ;D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 13, 2011, 10:23:05 PM
I took knitting to work and fought with tangling yarn for most of the afternoon.  Ugh......

This evening, I wrote and published Part 3 - Anatomy of a Quilt on my blog, complete with it's frustrations.  Here's the link if you're interested:  http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/ (http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/)

Tomorrow will be a better day!
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Post by: dahlish on July 13, 2011, 10:39:38 PM
I'm working on another s/s sweater for myself, my MIL sent me some corn yarn in the mail in a gorgeous yellow color and my pics of the kids came in the mail!  Wooot!

Larissa I can't wait to see your knitted mouse!
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Post by: trusk4u on July 14, 2011, 04:29:17 AM
I finished the kid scarf and now I'm working on a ski hat to match. The hat may be a bit big for a kid though. I cast on 43 stitches like the pattern said and went to town, and now I realize that the picture has an adult wearing the hat. I'm not taking it apart though. I'll just see how it is when I get done.
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Post by: Larissa on July 14, 2011, 04:42:28 AM
Oops!  Sounds like something I'd do.

I'm just getting out of court & heading to the office.
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Post by: dahlish on July 14, 2011, 01:20:51 PM
I am debating doing more knitting for me or more knitting for my shop.   :D  Or just napping.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 14, 2011, 03:08:58 PM
LOL!

Kim, you're so good making your own fondant.  I took the "lazy" way out and used Wilton for my cakes.



I would use the Wilton, but I honestly don't like the taste of fondant and this one tastes just like marshmallows!  If it doesn't work out tomorrow, when I am actually going to finish this cake then it will be off to the store to buy it.  I'll snap some pictures and let you know how it goes!

Today I worked then frosted 48 cupcakes for tomorrow.  I really need to clean the house before the dust bunnies attack but I would rather work on a new necklace that I am about half way there on.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 14, 2011, 04:38:04 PM

taught a kid how to wrap beach agates this morning, next I'm off to artwalk...
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Post by: Larissa on July 14, 2011, 06:21:15 PM
Home now, gonna knit some more.  Need to do laundry tonight.  I hate laundry.  But we'll be away this weekend, visiting friends in MA, and I need jeans, PJs, and underwear.  And t-shirts.
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Post by: dahlish on July 14, 2011, 08:04:50 PM
Home now, gonna knit some more.  Need to do laundry tonight.  I hate laundry.  But we'll be away this weekend, visiting friends in MA, and I need jeans, PJs, and underwear.  And t-shirts.

psssh clothes are overrated :P
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Post by: Larissa on July 14, 2011, 09:49:47 PM
Home now, gonna knit some more.  Need to do laundry tonight.  I hate laundry.  But we'll be away this weekend, visiting friends in MA, and I need jeans, PJs, and underwear.  And t-shirts.

psssh clothes are overrated :P

The friends in MA might tend to agree with you, but the cops in CT might now have such liberal views.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 15, 2011, 02:46:57 PM
this is so incredibly weird!  The llama was standing next to the road when I drove into work this morning!  About two hours later, I got an email...  "You sold a quit!"  I love that llama!!!!

I am going up to the mountains to go fishing for the weekend - just me and my sweetie.  Talk to you all late Sunday!
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Post by: dahlish on July 15, 2011, 02:51:20 PM
Home now, gonna knit some more.  Need to do laundry tonight.  I hate laundry.  But we'll be away this weekend, visiting friends in MA, and I need jeans, PJs, and underwear.  And t-shirts.

psssh clothes are overrated :P

The friends in MA might tend to agree with you, but the cops in CT might now have such liberal views.

lol probably not.  :)

I am enjoying a lazy Friday doing a whole lotta nada.  The kids will be off to a playdate soon and then I'll have the whole.  house.  to.  myself.   :o
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Post by: trusk4u on July 15, 2011, 03:57:58 PM
I remember having the house to myself and how great that was. People were shocked when I said I didn't miss the kids when they were gone. You have to have some "ME" time or you'll go nuts!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 15, 2011, 04:01:33 PM
I'm a HUGE fan of "alone" time, so I understand completely.  I'm wondering if the alone time and the 'clothes are overrated' go together! ;D
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Post by: dahlish on July 15, 2011, 05:16:23 PM
I'm a HUGE fan of "alone" time, so I understand completely.  I'm wondering if the alone time and the 'clothes are overrated' go together! ;D

lol on a day like today it definitely should have.  but instead I lucked out when I went to local store and inquired about selling my stuff there :D  I have to do some research buuuuuut   ;)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 15, 2011, 05:17:41 PM
I'm a HUGE fan of "alone" time, so I understand completely.  I'm wondering if the alone time and the 'clothes are overrated' go together! ;D

lol on a day like today it definitely should have.  but instead I lucked out when I went to local store and inquired about selling my stuff there :D  I have to do some research buuuuuut   ;)

fingers crossed for you!
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Post by: trusk4u on July 16, 2011, 09:12:27 AM
Well guys, I just found out that my son and his wife are expecting. He sent a video of the ultrasound and the heartbeat. I am beside myself for them since they miscarried last year. Nice thing we have a lot of really cute baby things in the store, so I'll be shopping! ;D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 16, 2011, 09:18:09 AM
Well guys, I just found out that my son and his wife are expecting. He sent a video of the ultrasound and the heartbeat. I am beside myself for them since they miscarried last year. Nice thing we have a lot of really cute baby things in the store, so I'll be shopping! ;D

Congrats Grandma!  You are going to have so much fun shopping for itty bitty things!
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Post by: dahlish on July 16, 2011, 10:34:05 AM
Well guys, I just found out that my son and his wife are expecting. He sent a video of the ultrasound and the heartbeat. I am beside myself for them since they miscarried last year. Nice thing we have a lot of really cute baby things in the store, so I'll be shopping! ;D

Congrats!!!!!   :-*
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Post by: trusk4u on July 16, 2011, 03:59:03 PM
Thanks Kim and Gina!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 16, 2011, 04:41:58 PM
this is so incredibly weird!  The llama was standing next to the road when I drove into work this morning!  About two hours later, I got an email...  "You sold a quit!"  I love that llama!!!!

I am going up to the mountains to go fishing for the weekend - just me and my sweetie.  Talk to you all late Sunday!
I want a magic sale llama too...  ;D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 16, 2011, 04:58:59 PM
this is so incredibly weird!  The llama was standing next to the road when I drove into work this morning!  About two hours later, I got an email...  "You sold a quit!"  I love that llama!!!!

I am going up to the mountains to go fishing for the weekend - just me and my sweetie.  Talk to you all late Sunday!
I want a magic sale llama too...  ;D

You could make a fortune selling "Magic Sale Llamas!"
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Post by: trusk4u on July 16, 2011, 06:16:46 PM
this is so incredibly weird!  The llama was standing next to the road when I drove into work this morning!  About two hours later, I got an email...  "You sold a quit!"  I love that llama!!!!

I am going up to the mountains to go fishing for the weekend - just me and my sweetie.  Talk to you all late Sunday!
I want a magic sale llama too...  ;D

You could make a fortune selling "Magic Sale Llamas!"

I think we could all use a magic sale llama! I like animals! :D
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Post by: LisaE on July 16, 2011, 10:44:56 PM
I am not picky, I would take a magic sale llama or a kangaroo or even a magic sale rat.
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Post by: trusk4u on July 17, 2011, 08:04:39 AM
I am not picky, I would take a magic sale llama or a kangaroo or even a magic sale rat.


LOL! ;D
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Post by: dahlish on July 17, 2011, 12:21:47 PM
I am not picky, I would take a magic sale llama or a kangaroo or even a magic sale rat.


LOL! ;D

me too!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 18, 2011, 09:31:56 AM
We had a great time fishing and sitting in the mountains.  It was on the windy side, but it was SO incredibly wonderful to be away from the phone, the computer and life in general.

We came home early yesterday, since we had things to do, one of which was the marketing.  On the way home from the grocery store, there was a hot tub on a trailer with a for sale sign on it.  Our hot tub died a couple of years ago (it was 25 years old when we bought it for $250, and we used it for a bit over four years!) and we really miss it.  Anyway, it was really nice.  Paul called the number and talked technicalities with him.  Then we measured and discussed and measured some  more.  Our new hot tub is being delivered tonight at 7:30 PM!!  WHOO-HOOOO!

I am at work today, and it's really quiet here.  Glad I brought some knitting with me!  I didn't see the llama on the way in today.
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Post by: dahlish on July 18, 2011, 09:43:11 AM
Andy played in a disc golf tournament yesterday and while he didn't defend his #1 spot, he did tie for second in his division.  :)  Not too shabby for not having played much this summer!

The kids and I holed up in the basement for 20 minutes while a tornadic storm swung through.  Luckily the worst of it went around us.

Today my goal is to finish my pirate and get the second sleeve done on my sweater!
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on July 18, 2011, 10:12:24 AM
I'm just waving hi from the cabin - we're having a great time but I do get occassional internet withdrawal pains!

I'll be back in Sept!

Jeanine
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 18, 2011, 01:09:58 PM
Going to watch Harry Potter this afternoon 8)
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Post by: LisaE on July 18, 2011, 02:27:31 PM
Going to watch Harry Potter this afternoon 8)
Please post your review.
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Post by: dahlish on July 18, 2011, 05:08:11 PM
Going to watch Harry Potter this afternoon 8)
Please post your review.

Ooh I saw Harry Potter on Friday, it was amazing!  Even with the newborn sitting behind us :D
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Post by: trusk4u on July 18, 2011, 06:34:14 PM
All this fun stuff! I'm feeling more like me again. I had my colonoscopy this morning. Yeah, I know I hear a collective yuck from all of you. One of the fun things about being old! Glad to say that all went well, and I'm good now for about 6 years. I have family history with stuff, so they want to check a little more often. So, thats what I did on summer vacation! ;D
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 18, 2011, 10:10:39 PM
Great movie! (much better than a colonoscopy ;D ) Though the theatre had sound and video problems  (during the Gringotts scene) and we had to throw a fit to get free tickets for our troubles... kind of sad that there is so little good customer relations anymore (second time with problems for this theatre) but unfortunatly the next closest one is about 50 miles away...
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Post by: dahlish on July 18, 2011, 11:14:10 PM
Yep, collective ick on the colonoscopy but I'm glad it went well!  :)

I'm sorry the theater had issues with the sound, that isn't cool.  Maybe I should have complained when Harry Potter 6 came out and we went to the midnight showing and the air died and I was 8 months pregnant.  Most uncomfortable 2 hours of my life.   :-X
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Post by: trusk4u on July 19, 2011, 08:00:30 AM
Sadly it seems that good customer service is dying quickly. It's becoming so rare to get a "thanks for stopping in", "I'm very sorry for the inconvienience", and stuff like that. We still get shocked looks when we tip the pizza delivery guy. Or when I'm at work and get lunch from Martinho's which is next door. They will often bring the food to me and I always tip the person bringing it. I'll hear stuff like "you don't have to that" or "Wow, I'm just next door" . My response, "You brought me food. You always tip the person who brings you food." And I know that the bulk of his waitstaff are college students or have young families.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 19, 2011, 08:18:02 AM
You said it, Teresa!  Common courtesy, those little things, are virtually extinct.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 19, 2011, 02:18:03 PM
You said it, Teresa!  Common courtesy, those little things, are virtually extinct.

How sad is that?  My boys were taught to hold the doors open and allow older people to go through first; often times to shocked looks of people.  I really pushed manners on my kids and they may be part of a dying breed.  Want to know something really old fashioned?  Andrew still opens my car door for me when we take his truck!
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Post by: trusk4u on July 20, 2011, 12:23:18 PM
You said it, Teresa!  Common courtesy, those little things, are virtually extinct.

How sad is that?  My boys were taught to hold the doors open and allow older people to go through first; often times to shocked looks of people.  I really pushed manners on my kids and they may be part of a dying breed.  Want to know something really old fashioned?  Andrew still opens my car door for me when we take his truck!

That's so sweet that he opens the door-what a guy!
I pushed manners when mine were small too. I couldn't tell you how many times I said"Please and Thank you will take you a long way in the world." Treat others the way YOU want to be treated. Respect me and I'll respect you. I have to say that it paid off because I have really great kids.

I bought a facebook ad for my store today. If anyone happens to see it, let me know. I like that I can target the ad and set a budget. No big surprises unless I get a spike in sales! ;)
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Post by: Tears Of The Sea on July 20, 2011, 05:14:00 PM
 
 8)
I took some "me" time and went to the beach. It was wonderful. High 80's here in Maine. Loving it. Now time to get creative.
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Post by: dahlish on July 20, 2011, 06:30:47 PM
I always get a startled response when I ask back "And how are you?" whenever I call a customer rep on the phone.  Like the people at Verizon are so used to being yelled at they don't know what to do!   ;D

It kills me when there is bad customer service, especially in an industry where you are expected to serve (waitressing, bartending, etc) and they're just rude!  No way am I going to tip someone who is rude.
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Post by: trusk4u on July 20, 2011, 07:24:37 PM

 8)
I took some "me" time and went to the beach. It was wonderful. High 80's here in Maine. Loving it. Now time to get creative.

Sounds divine! Maine is such a pretty state. It's one of my favs to visit!
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Post by: LisaE on July 20, 2011, 10:04:06 PM
Met a friend in Delray today, got some vintage doodads from her neighbor and had a nice time.  Only problem was someone sucked all the oxygen out of the air in South Florida.  Not quite used to thick air. ;D
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Post by: lisianblue on July 21, 2011, 03:19:26 AM
Met a friend in Delray today, got some vintage doodads from her neighbor and had a nice time.  Only problem was someone sucked all the oxygen out of the air in South Florida.  Not quite used to thick air. ;D
lo that's why I don't live in Florida!  Now, hanging out on a beach in Maine - that may be a different story!!! How's the humidity there?   I lived in Clearwater Fl for a while - loved it - 20 mins to the beach, but when April came I felt like I had an elephant sitting on my chest.  Of course I was there for the coldest winter in history! Came back home to my desert!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on July 21, 2011, 04:45:43 AM
Met a friend in Delray today, got some vintage doodads from her neighbor and had a nice time.  Only problem was someone sucked all the oxygen out of the air in South Florida.  Not quite used to thick air. ;D
lo that's why I don't live in Florida!  Now, hanging out on a beach in Maine - that may be a different story!!! How's the humidity there?   I lived in Clearwater Fl for a while - loved it - 20 mins to the beach, but when April came I felt like I had an elephant sitting on my chest.  Of course I was there for the coldest winter in history! Came back home to my desert!
I don't know how to describe the humidity, the air was visible, I don't understand how it can be that humid and not be raining.  Maine sounds so lovely.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on July 21, 2011, 04:48:39 AM
Met a friend in Delray today, got some vintage doodads from her neighbor and had a nice time.  Only problem was someone sucked all the oxygen out of the air in South Florida.  Not quite used to thick air. ;D
lo that's why I don't live in Florida!  Now, hanging out on a beach in Maine - that may be a different story!!! How's the humidity there?   I lived in Clearwater Fl for a while - loved it - 20 mins to the beach, but when April came I felt like I had an elephant sitting on my chest.  Of course I was there for the coldest winter in history! Came back home to my desert!
I don't know how to describe the humidity, the air was visible, I don't understand how it can be that humid and not be raining.  Maine sounds so lovely.

Sounds like summer in New Jersey!  We are going to be in the high 90's for the next few days but with the humidity is will feel much hotter!

I have to work today and then want to get a bunch of new stuff finished for a jewelry show next weekend.  Tomorrow we have my son's band concert and a wedding so that will shoot the day.  Hopefully this weekend I can get some down time!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on July 21, 2011, 08:36:53 AM
Today is the first time in 5 days that I haven't woken up to 80 degree weather!  It was actually 60 :)  This morning Kara is modeling another sweater for a friend and then Jax has a dentist appointment!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 21, 2011, 09:32:02 AM
I was so busy yesterday!  I took the day off work to wait for the refrigerator recycling people to pick up our old fridge.  Since I was off all day, I had invited some friends over for dinner.  So I spent the morning cleaning the house.  I worked on my quilt a bit in the afternoon and then posted the progress to my blog. 

Today I'm back at work!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 23, 2011, 05:16:39 PM
Another nice day so I'm still painting the house... (cannot wait till it's done)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on July 24, 2011, 12:45:37 PM
I have a lot of catching up to do!

Well guys, I just found out that my son and his wife are expecting. He sent a video of the ultrasound and the heartbeat. I am beside myself for them since they miscarried last year. Nice thing we have a lot of really cute baby things in the store, so I'll be shopping! ;D

Congrats on the GrandFetus!  And I’m so not looking forward to colonoscopies.  I had my first yearly mammogram recently, and that was bad enough!

I am not picky, I would take a magic sale llama or a kangaroo or even a magic sale rat.

A rat would eat less and fit better into a NY apartment!

On the way home from the grocery store, there was a hot tub on a trailer with a for sale sign on it.  Our hot tub died a couple of years ago (it was 25 years old when we bought it for $250, and we used it for a bit over four years!) and we really miss it.  Anyway, it was really nice.  Paul called the number and talked technicalities with him.  Then we measured and discussed and measured some  more.  Our new hot tub is being delivered tonight at 7:30 PM!!  WHOO-HOOOO!

Congrats!!  Enjoy!

Going to watch Harry Potter this afternoon 8)

We saw it late last night – got home after 2 a.m.  Loved it!  Oddly, despite how well it’s been doing, we were in a near-empty theater.  We didn’t have any sound or temperature issues, thankfully (And Gina, you DEFINITELY should have complained), and loved the movie.  I laughed, I cried, and I walked out happy.  Not a big spoiler:  I felt so bad for that dragon!  How much of a sap am I?

You said it, Teresa!  Common courtesy, those little things, are virtually extinct.

How sad is that?  My boys were taught to hold the doors open and allow older people to go through first; often times to shocked looks of people.  I really pushed manners on my kids and they may be part of a dying breed.  Want to know something really old fashioned?  Andrew still opens my car door for me when we take his truck!

Do they know to walk on the street side of the sidewalk?  I’ve only ever known two men who did that – a 70-something attorney and Eric.  I noticed it on our first date and was surprised… and he was shocked that I noticed and commented.  Apparently, I’m the first girl who ever realized what he was doing and that it was on purpose.

So as for me... I've been in court & the office a lot.  Last weekend was MA, and we went to our friends' party and then out on another friend's boat on Sunday.

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Friday night, I face painted at the zoo, an annual gig I have with 4 other insane face painters.  It was 108 degrees here, according to weather.com.  The face paint was goopy and unmanageable, but I fought through it and did pretty good anyway.  My favorites, I think, were the toucan, ladybug, and moustaches.  Look here to see:  http://njfacepainter.blogspot.com/2011/07/108.html

And yesterday, after going to work and then taking Neptune to the vet, we went to our community theater's annual picnic, where I face painted & did temp tats (and ate a ton).  Blogged that one here:  http://njfacepainter.blogspot.com/2011/07/picnic.html

So glad it wasn't so hot again!

Last night we saw Harry Potter, of course, and today woke up really late.  I'm kinda just getting going.  We're just doing stuff around the house today, mostly.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on July 25, 2011, 06:04:36 AM
I can not imagine face paint in that heat!  Seems that both the faces and paint would be a mess to work with!

Andrew doesn't walk on the street side, but that may be because of me since I like to walk on the edge like a little kid!  Also, how about the man facing the door in a restaurant?  Never understood that one except that my grandfather always did it and said that it was the polite thing to do.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on July 25, 2011, 08:37:48 AM
Face painting in that kind of heat doesn't sound easy!  :(

This weekend we blobbed out a lot.  Yesterday we played in the pool and just did family stuff :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 25, 2011, 04:35:52 PM
I can't imagine face painting in that kind of heat either!

We camped with two of our sons, their girlfriends, and a couple of kids Saturday and Sunday - it was great fun even though the fishing wasn't really wonderful.  Today is a state holiday in Utah, so I'm not at work - hooray!  I spent some time working on my quilt and put a new post up about it on my blog.  If you have a moment, I would appreciate some feedback...  it may not be worth doing.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on July 25, 2011, 06:53:36 PM
I spent yesterday & today playing with my 11 yr old grandson & 18 mo - old grand daughter, helping clean my daughters house, playing cards, playing more cards, and laughing a lot!   Oh yeah we went to a "Farmers Market" on Sat  - asked about setting up a space there - get this - you pay either 10% of your sales or $25, whichever is cheaper!!!!! it's open from 9 - 3  We are figuring out a way for me to set up there  on Monday's & Sat.  No car, & I left my "camping" table at home.  Wish I had it with me!
I can't pass up a deal like this!!!  I'll  figure something out!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on July 25, 2011, 08:05:19 PM
I can't imagine face painting in that kind of heat either!

We camped with two of our sons, their girlfriends, and a couple of kids Saturday and Sunday - it was great fun even though the fishing wasn't really wonderful.  Today is a state holiday in Utah, so I'm not at work - hooray!  I spent some time working on my quilt and put a new post up about it on my blog.  If you have a moment, I would appreciate some feedback...  it may not be worth doing.

I just caught up with your anatomy posts and they are great!  It's really neat watching how it started with a drawing, some fabric and is becoming this gorgeous piece of art!  :D

I am going to knit one more repeat of lace and then do the ribbing to complete my first sock for sale!  Then sometime later this week (or even next depending on if I have time!) I will start #2 so I can sell a pair instead of one  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on July 25, 2011, 09:40:08 PM
One sock!

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Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 25, 2011, 10:05:05 PM
I can't imagine face painting in that kind of heat either!

We camped with two of our sons, their girlfriends, and a couple of kids Saturday and Sunday - it was great fun even though the fishing wasn't really wonderful.  Today is a state holiday in Utah, so I'm not at work - hooray!  I spent some time working on my quilt and put a new post up about it on my blog.  If you have a moment, I would appreciate some feedback...  it may not be worth doing.

I just caught up with your anatomy posts and they are great!  It's really neat watching how it started with a drawing, some fabric and is becoming this gorgeous piece of art!  :D

I am going to knit one more repeat of lace and then do the ribbing to complete my first sock for sale!  Then sometime later this week (or even next depending on if I have time!) I will start #2 so I can sell a pair instead of one  ;D

You could list one sock for sale...  have a buy one get one free deal!  Then create a reserve listing for the other sock for the buyer!  And thank you SO MUCH for reading my blog...  I do REALLY appreciate it!

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Post by: dahlish on July 25, 2011, 10:54:42 PM
lol you are too funny!  :D  And you're very welcome!  I've been a little shady on reading my blogs lately  :-[  I  know it always makes me sad when you go several posts w/no comments and you're like 'what the heck?'  I used to listen a podcast where once and I think only once she came right out and said "If you people don't start leaving some sort of feedback, I see no reason to continue".  She didn't say it to be selfish, but I can see why putting so many hours into something and getting nada back can be frustrating!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on July 26, 2011, 07:14:55 PM
Love the one sock...goes with our one vegatable in the other thread! 

As for me, I am getting buried alive around here.  I am working extra days to help a friend this week and trying to get ready for a show on Saturday that I've never done so I am not sure what work to focus on.  Painting a couple of invitations and still making time for the kids to get to the pool and beach...man am I tired!

While I am running around like a chicken...my youngest son decided to teach my Newfoundland to jump through a hoola-hoop!  Really funny to watch her try to get her big but through the hoop, but she will do most anything for carrots.
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Post by: chainmaille on July 26, 2011, 07:28:21 PM
Love the one sock...goes with our one vegatable in the other thread! 

As for me, I am getting buried alive around here.  I am working extra days to help a friend this week and trying to get ready for a show on Saturday that I've never done so I am not sure what work to focus on.  Painting a couple of invitations and still making time for the kids to get to the pool and beach...man am I tired!

While I am running around like a chicken...my youngest son decided to teach my Newfoundland to jump through a hoola-hoop!  Really funny to watch her try to get her big but through the hoop, but she will do most anything for carrots.
Scratching and clawing to keep up as well!!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 26, 2011, 07:30:22 PM
I'm crazy busy too!  I have a two-day show this weekend that I've never done before - so I'm in the same boat!

I love that the dog will do anything for carrots...  our dog will do the same, but she needs grapes!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on July 26, 2011, 11:01:09 PM
lol that's so funny about jumping through hula hoops!  :)

Tonight I put the finishing touches on our Camping Olympic tees, I will have to take and post pics tomorrow of them!  Sock #2 has turned the heel and gone through one lace repeat, 5 more to go!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on July 28, 2011, 03:33:26 PM
Just returned from Florida and brought back all my vintage jewelry to sell plus all my summer clothes.  Now I have to find a place to put it all away.  I will be nice to not wear heavy jeans every day.
Good luck with the show, love the sock.
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Post by: lisianblue on July 28, 2011, 08:32:21 PM
Dahlish - awesome sock!

Kimberly - you are always incredibly busy - love that dog jumping through hoops for carrots!!!!

Me - hanging with the grandkids - and cleaning dishes all day, and very limited internet access until Aug 3.
was going to put more items in the HAS shop but will have to wait on that!
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 28, 2011, 08:37:05 PM
Love, love, LOVE that sock, Gina!  Can't wait to see its mate!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on July 29, 2011, 01:44:17 PM
Fixed my roomies car... now some house painting and wire wrapping :P
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 29, 2011, 03:34:18 PM
Fixed my roomies car... now some house painting and wire wrapping :P

When you are done you can come paint mine!  I still  have one room that I thought I would have time to get too when the summer started...but ummmmmmm....haven't found that time yet!  :-\

Today was spent getting everything priced and ready to go for a show tomorrow and tonight I am taking the kids to a concert at the library that features my son's band teacher.  Will be nice to just sit and listen for a while.  Tomorrow, bright and early, we will be setting up jewelry (no glass for this one) on the boardwalk in Ocean Grove getting ready for 90 degree weather and hopefully plenty of people.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 29, 2011, 08:53:16 PM
Did day one of our show today...  We had 90 degree heat and high humidity for here.   A thunderstorm rolled through as well.  In spite of that, we did okay, but just okay!  I am not complaining!

Tomorrow, like Kim, we'll be setting up again for day two!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on July 29, 2011, 10:30:03 PM
Fixed my roomies car... now some house painting and wire wrapping :P

When you are done you can come paint mine!  I still  have one room that I thought I would have time to get too when the summer started...but ummmmmmm....haven't found that time yet!  :-\
Summer's not yet over 8)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on July 30, 2011, 03:43:45 PM
1. Awesome sock! Love the pattern!
2. Kim, you make me tired just reading about what you're doing! Hope the show goes super well-lopads of sales!
3. Matt, happy house painting! It's wat to hot and humid to paint here right now. I need to paint the frame on my back door sign at the store. It looks awful-all peeling and everything. Hubby is making me another sign and a bench for out back.
4. Almost done for the day and the month. Not the best month but it could be way worse I guess. My FB ad seems to be helping me get exposure for the store. I may run another one closer to Christmas.
Have a great rest of the weekend everyone!  ;D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on July 30, 2011, 05:36:57 PM
So tired I can't even see straight!  90+ all day but great traffic at the show and people were willing to fork over the credit card without complaining or trying to talk us down so I'll call it a good show.

Now...sit and NOT think about all the pieces I have to replace before the next one!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on July 30, 2011, 09:59:55 PM
Our show was hot and muggy too, and there was not a lot of foot traffic.  Amazingly in this hot, sticky weather, the best seller was ladies knit headbands!  You just never know...  this was our first time doing this particular show and we probably won't do this one again.  But we had a good time and came home ahead, so I'm NOT complaining!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on August 01, 2011, 10:41:26 AM
I am getting my stuff ready for the show this friday thru sunday I will be demonstrating for those days... I also hope to sell some of my jewelry, last year i didn't sell much (but it's our rock clubs biggest fundraiser) I am gathering up some of my rock for the silent auction
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on August 01, 2011, 12:00:17 PM
Gina, I love the buy one sock/get one free listing idea!  And that’s a great sock pattern!

Kim, get that hula hoop trick on video!  I wanna see!

Sandi, please don’t give the dog grapes.  It can cause kidney failure!  There’s something in the skin that’s a poison & causes renal failure in dogs.  Same with onions.  Sorry, my sis is a vet and I’m nuts about this stuff.  http://www.vetinfo.com/dtoxin.html#b

Matt, I love that you’re a car mechanic AND a jewelry maker.

As for me, my birthday was Thursday so Eric took me out for a nice dinner.  It was the only good part of the day; work sucked.  He also gave me my birthday gifts, and is an awesome gift buyer.  Look!

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(leatherbound edition of the whole trilogy!)

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2eumq9h.jpg)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/301fq88.jpg)
(fondant ribbon cutter)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/ngomyt.jpg)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/2ro2qkm.jpg)

(http://i55.tinypic.com/dy3p0o.jpg)

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(Brookstone back massager - woohoo!)

Saturday was my “birthday party,” and some friends went with us to the Intrepid museum, then we wandered Times Square a bit and got a late lunch/early dinner at a Scottish pub.  After that, E & I went home with our friend Kerry and watched the worst B horror we could find on our Netflix instant queue.

Yesterday, E & I were supposed to take an “us” day and go away, maybe Mystic, maybe New Hope… but I ended up having to write a brief, so I did that instead.  I’m home today, feeling crappy, and emailed in the brief & certification for the secretary to print up & put together for filing in court tomorrow.

Today I’m working on another brief that’s due Friday and I’ve started knitting squares for the afghan I want to do for my nephew.  I can do a stockinette stitch and read the file at the same time!  Is that talent or what?
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 01, 2011, 12:17:15 PM
Thanks for the info on grapes, Larissa!  Rosie won't get any more of those!

I'm at work today and it's really quiet - I think I am the only one on the fourth floor of this building!!!!

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Post by: dahlish on August 01, 2011, 01:25:45 PM
Happy (belated?) birthday Larissa!  Looks like you got some great gifts!  :D

And thanks for all the compliments on my socks!  I just posted pics of them and listed them on my shop!

Yesterday we got back from camping and it was a great weekend!  Here are some pics:

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And my camping cupcakes
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ADjLChZdGd8/TjDJlnANgwI/AAAAAAAAC6U/Feer-GV5XIY/s400/DSC01810.JPG)
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Post by: Larissa on August 01, 2011, 01:45:20 PM
Now I'm dying for a cupcake.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 01, 2011, 02:15:12 PM
Great pix, Gina!  And LOVE the socks!  Shared!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 01, 2011, 02:49:05 PM
Happy Birthday Larissa, and you are right, E is a great gift picker!
Love the camping photos, but then I am such a sucker for camping.
Took a ton of pictures of the stuff I made for the show and am now editing them all so i can take the rest and be caught up there.  Painting an invitation that must be done today and getting the house put together because my niece is coming up this weekend.  What I really want, though, is a nap!
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Post by: dahlish on August 01, 2011, 02:59:14 PM
Great pix, Gina!  And LOVE the socks!  Shared!

Thanks so much!  :)

I just finished Kara's skirt (man I'm on a roll!) and I'm debating on whether or not I can squeeze in a nap on the couch before she wakes up, maybe start on another pair of socks, or just blob here :)
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Post by: trusk4u on August 01, 2011, 03:24:06 PM
Grapes and raisins are big no-nos for dogs.
Great gifts-my husband would love that Trilogy! I see some more fancy akes in your future too!
I think I want a camping cupcake! ;D
ANd maybe those socks! ;D
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Post by: dahlish on August 01, 2011, 05:32:04 PM
thanks!  do I sense overnighting cupcakes in my future?  :D
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Post by: lisianblue on August 02, 2011, 10:45:27 PM
Larissa, Happy
Belated Birthday!

Kimberly - You're always making me tired!  Congrats on the sales.

Matt - hope you have a good show!

Gina - I love those cupcakes & the socks!

Finally got the internet turned back on at my daughters! YAY! 
There is a "farmers market" at 4 different places around Colorado Springs run by one guy, booth fee is 10% of your sales!  I'm getting some things ready to take downtown this coming Monday and see how it goes.  We wandered around there yesterday, lots of people around,  most were buying at least a little something besides veggies.   I'll probably only go to the one on Mondays downtown, maybe try the Sat one next week.   
Have to "fight" for time on the computer with my grandson & daughter! lo 
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 04, 2011, 01:59:26 PM
Been working a lot both at work and at home and getting ready for my niece's visit this weekend!  Really excited to see her since she is all gown up now and hasn't been here is quite a few years.
Also, landed my biggest order to date...160 painted champagne glasses at a really nice price.  After months and a couple of sample glasses I finally got the deposit and ordered the glasses.  Now, I just need to paint a LOT of white roses!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 04, 2011, 02:13:10 PM
Been working a lot both at work and at home and getting ready for my niece's visit this weekend!  Really excited to see her since she is all gown up now and hasn't been here is quite a few years.
Also, landed my biggest order to date...160 painted champagne glasses at a really nice price.  After months and a couple of sample glasses I finally got the deposit and ordered the glasses.  Now, I just need to paint a LOT of white roses!

Congratulations, Kim!  Whoo-hooo!
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Post by: LisaE on August 04, 2011, 05:54:57 PM
Kim,
That's fantastic, good luck with the order.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on August 04, 2011, 06:52:22 PM
Congratz on the big order Kim... finished setting up for the rock show, got ready for the potluck dinner tonight, then a few long days ahead of me.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 04, 2011, 07:06:37 PM
Thanks guys.  I really am happy about this one, well any sale is a good sale, but this one is something that I have taken a lot of time and effort to get so it feels good.
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Post by: normasbathandbody on August 05, 2011, 12:36:51 PM
Not doing a whole lot. worked on a few off site orders, that is just about it for now! 8)
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Post by: BernoullisAttic on August 05, 2011, 06:12:08 PM
Made an anniversary card for my other half...I'm a day late, but he's out of town till tomorrow anyway...what'cha think?  21 years and this sums it up for two cat loving engineers...

Front:
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Inside:
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 05, 2011, 07:29:34 PM
That's adorable!  I love it!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 05, 2011, 08:21:08 PM
That card is adorable!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on August 06, 2011, 08:53:52 AM
Very cute card...
Day one of our rock show had a smallish turn out but I was a popular guy ;D  I am excited to see what today will bring There has been quite a bit of interest in people joining our club,
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Post by: trusk4u on August 06, 2011, 10:22:05 AM
1. Congrats Kim! That's awesome news! Make sure you warm up those fingers before you start painting!
2.Lovely card! Congrats on your anniversary BernoullisAttic.
3.Hope today is a good day Matt. And may you be as popular today as you were yesterday!  ;)
4. Today is Sunfest in downtown Mebane. It rained, but it appears that it may be done. This festival is really geared for kids. Many of the merchants down here don't care for it because it's not aimed at making sales, and they close the street. Personally, I like it because it gets people downtown and it's fun for the whole family. I won't argue that more sales aren't good, but it can't always be about that. I would think that would turn people off.
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Post by: BernoullisAttic on August 06, 2011, 11:07:45 AM
Morning all...spent most of yesterday sorting out buggies in my Artfire studio since the new look went live....loaded a new banner and such...changed the one here too....what do you think?  I need to do something about the picture, but not sure what....

(http://i56.tinypic.com/33nb1op.jpg)

New colors and background...
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 06, 2011, 11:28:34 AM
Trusk, I know a lot of people do not like festivals and such that are geared to kids but my thought is that if the atmosphere is kid friendly the moms remember it and may come back later without the kiddos to really look so it may pay off in the end!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 06, 2011, 12:17:18 PM
I agree - kid-friendly events bring out the whole family, and hopefully some of those window shoppers are back later!

I've been working on my quilt all morning and just finished a new installment to the quilt journal on my blog.  Now, I'm going to go work on the quilt some more!
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Post by: trusk4u on August 06, 2011, 02:25:14 PM
Morning all...spent most of yesterday sorting out buggies in my Artfire studio since the new look went live....loaded a new banner and such...changed the one here too....what do you think?  I need to do something about the picture, but not sure what....

(http://i56.tinypic.com/33nb1op.jpg)

New colors and background...

I like the banner. As for the picture, I'm not sure what to suggest. ???
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Post by: trusk4u on August 06, 2011, 02:27:35 PM
Trusk, I know a lot of people do not like festivals and such that are geared to kids but my thought is that if the atmosphere is kid friendly the moms remember it and may come back later without the kiddos to really look so it may pay off in the end!

It's an annual thing, so it's not like it's new. Despite the rain, turnout was good and I had a good day at the store. Personally, I did not sell anything, but many of my sellers did, so that makes me happy! :)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 07, 2011, 11:14:44 AM
Glad you had a good day, Teresa!

I embroidered a lot yesterday and finished the first palm tree on my quilt.  There are pictures on my blog, if you're interested (http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/ (http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/).

I'm hoping to embroider a bunch today, too.  But I have a feeling it's not going to happen.  We own a small rental, and the tenants moved out this weekend.  We should have the keys back sometime today.  Then we get to go see what they left us, which can always be an adventure.  Fingers are crossed............
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Post by: dahlish on August 07, 2011, 07:02:03 PM
That is awesome Kim!  Congrats!

I finished another sock and started its pair, sewed a small bag to keep emergency things in (i.e. bandaids) for my purse, picked up another piano student who starts tomorrow (woohoo!)....and lots of bumming around.  :D

Two weeks ago I ordered Grieg's piano solos and have been hammering out a few.  :)  You know, it's kind of hard to relearn In the Hall of the Mountain King the original way when you've been playing it the advanced adult's way for 10 years  ;)  Especially as there are 2 extra pages now!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on August 07, 2011, 09:23:23 PM
Whew, I'm done with the rock show... I am pretty happy with how it turned out... I also told several people about our little forum here, one related her etsy horror story (about a customer, not the site itself) so maybe there will be a couple of locals on HAF yay ^-^
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Post by: lisianblue on August 09, 2011, 12:35:40 AM
Been working a lot both at work and at home and getting ready for my niece's visit this weekend!  Really excited to see her since she is all gown up now and hasn't been here is quite a few years.
Also, landed my biggest order to date...160 painted champagne glasses at a really nice price.  After months and a couple of sample glasses I finally got the deposit and ordered the glasses.  Now, I just need to paint a LOT of white roses!
Wow Kimberly that's awesome!!  How long will it take you to do that many?

I went to the farmers market in downtown Col. Sprgs today - love this place!  A park in the middle of downtown! with a bandstand - and yes a band even played for a while today.
I had an unusual sale today    - sold a bottle of water! and that's all I sold - which was sort of a drag, but I enjoyed the day - I think I sort of got lost in the crowd of tables & canopies with my blanket on the ground, but since I'm commuting on the bus, and the table that would be perfect for this is in Alb. that's what I'm doing for now.   ONe guy did ask me to make a scarf for him in particular colors, hopefully that will pan out. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on August 09, 2011, 09:37:44 AM
My little brother is leaving for Spain today!  He'll be gone for 2 weeks AND it's his birthday!

Other than that I'm just enjoying the nice cool weather that's turned up and have all the windows in the house open!  Hello fall!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 09, 2011, 10:40:55 AM
Lisian, I have no idea how long it will take!  I've never tried to get that many of one glass together.  They should be delivered today and I can hopefully get started...I'll keep track of hours and let you know.
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Post by: trusk4u on August 09, 2011, 12:33:00 PM
My little brother is leaving for Spain today!  He'll be gone for 2 weeks AND it's his birthday!

Other than that I'm just enjoying the nice cool weather that's turned up and have all the windows in the house open!  Hello fall!

I am so jealous! :evil: It's still hot here, but will cool off into the 80's later in the week.
Hope your brother has a wonderful time in Spain.
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Post by: dahlish on August 09, 2011, 09:50:11 PM
Thanks Theresa!  :)

I finished my second pair of socks today and will be photographing them tomorrow!
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Post by: lisianblue on August 10, 2011, 03:02:25 AM
Lisian, I have no idea how long it will take!  I've never tried to get that many of one glass together.  They should be delivered today and I can hopefully get started...I'll keep track of hours and let you know.
That's a whole lot of glass!  Not sure I'd want to take on that big of an order!  But, I think it's so cool that you got an order like that.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on August 10, 2011, 04:23:01 PM
That is a whole lot of glass alright. I think it would be a bit daunting to see all that blank glass knowing you have paint flowers on all of it.  :o

It's breezy enough and not super warm so i could have my door open at the store. Started slow, but picked up and I had a really good day today. Personally, I did not sell a single thing, but my sellers did and I'm happy! :D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 10, 2011, 04:48:32 PM
That is a whole lot of glass alright. I think it would be a bit daunting to see all that blank glass knowing you have paint flowers on all of it.  :o

It's breezy enough and not super warm so i could have my door open at the store. Started slow, but picked up and I had a really good day today. Personally, I did not sell a single thing, but my sellers did and I'm happy! :D
I wish we had a breeze...but we are still experiencing very typical NJ summer weather...hot and sticky!
I'm thrilled your shop had a good day.  Even if it isn't you selling, there is still the thrill of having someone else make a sale!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 13, 2011, 12:33:03 PM
I've decided that Kim and I should have a contest...  who finishes first...  the huge order of hand-painted glass or the embroidered palm trees! 

I did some embroidery this morning, am working on some knitting now, listening for the laundry to need attention, and waiting for my son and his significant other to arrive for an overnight visit.  In my spare time, Paul and I are working on our disaster of a rental - to fix it, we're gutting it.  Just can't believe how some people live in what they live in.

But most of all today, I am being thankful.  Yesterday, a customer contacted "admin@handmadeartistsshop" and asked for assistance purchasing one of my dolls.  Andrew forwarded the message to me, asking if I wanted to call her or should he.  I called her and her issues were technical in nature.  So I emailed Andrew back and asked if he would give her a hand.  He emailed me back that the issue seemed to be with her internet connection; please call her back as she would like to just send a check, which I did.  I spoke with this customer for quite a while - heard the whole story about why she wants this doll and what is in the doll's future.  She's sending me a money order.  All of this transpired in less than 15 minutes.

The whole point of the story is this...  at what other site, at any cost, could a customer have a problem, get an immediate response from the seller and then the owner of the site?  And where else would the site put a seller and a buyer in direct contact with each other so that they could both get what they ultimately wanted without the site getting a dime?

How lucky are we all to have found HANDMADE ARTISTS?  None of us say thank you enough, Kim and Andrew!  You two are simply amazing!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on August 13, 2011, 02:00:04 PM
I've decided that Kim and I should have a contest...  who finishes first...  the huge order of hand-painted glass or the embroidered palm trees! 

I did some embroidery this morning, am working on some knitting now, listening for the laundry to need attention, and waiting for my son and his significant other to arrive for an overnight visit.  In my spare time, Paul and I are working on our disaster of a rental - to fix it, we're gutting it.  Just can't believe how some people live in what they live in.

But most of all today, I am being thankful.  Yesterday, a customer contacted "admin@handmadeartistsshop" and asked for assistance purchasing one of my dolls.  Andrew forwarded the message to me, asking if I wanted to call her or should he.  I called her and her issues were technical in nature.  So I emailed Andrew back and asked if he would give her a hand.  He emailed me back that the issue seemed to be with her internet connection; please call her back as she would like to just send a check, which I did.  I spoke with this customer for quite a while - heard the whole story about why she wants this doll and what is in the doll's future.  She's sending me a money order.  All of this transpired in less than 15 minutes.

The whole point of the story is this...  at what other site, at any cost, could a customer have a problem, get an immediate response from the seller and then the owner of the site?  And where else would the site put a seller and a buyer in direct contact with each other so that they could both get what they ultimately wanted without the site getting a dime?

How lucky are we all to have found HANDMADE ARTISTS?  None of us say thank you enough, Kim and Andrew!  You two are simply amazing!
As far as a contest....you are way behind all ready!  I have 96 glasses painted (72 of them baked and packed) so I will wipe the floor with you!!  :police:
On the subject of the doll, Andrew was laughing so hard when he told me about all the back and forth; her computer issues; contacting you and the customer's wonderful talkative nature in a deep southern drawl!  All I can say is I'm so glad that it all got worked out and you get a sale!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on August 13, 2011, 07:51:02 PM
Okay...  scratch the contest idea!  When do we get to see pictures of these beautiful glasses?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on August 13, 2011, 08:52:26 PM
Okay...  scratch the contest idea!  When do we get to see pictures of these beautiful glasses?
I am not sure...I'll try tomorrow to get a picture of a bunch of them; though taking a picture of all of them together probably won't happen!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on August 13, 2011, 09:00:08 PM
How lucky are we all to have found HANDMADE ARTISTS?  None of us say thank you enough, Kim and Andrew!  You two are simply amazing!
You said it ! ^-^
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Post by: Larissa on August 14, 2011, 01:34:00 AM
Susan, terrific card!
Theresa, glad you had such a great day at the store!
Sandi, congrats on the persistent customer & sale!
Kim, amazing that you've got so much of the order done!
Andrew, thanks for being such a great handmade host!

As for me, been mostly working.  Weather's better here, or was 'til it started raining tonight, but that's ok.

Friday night we went to a "Beginning of the End of the Summer" party, which was a blast.  I love parties with these hosts, they're always a great mix.  Our friends are friends of mine from the theater who're dating.  The primary organizer is the chick's younger brother, but all the siblings invite people so it's college kids, theater people of all ages, and who knows who else.

Today (technically yesterday since it's 2:30 a.m. on Sunday now), I worked in the morning, then ran to the cleaners to get my dress, then to the hairdresser for a cut & color.  Then E & I went for a "dunch" (dinner/lunch, since it was 4 p.m.) and then we came back here & he worked on stuff for his new business while I made my first zombie from the book he got me for my birthday.  Took longer than it looked!  I'll post a photo in the sewing section.

Meanwhile, to tout his new business... he quit his job & Monday is his last day.  He's starting his own company doing tech/computer support for large and small businesses and residential customers.  I'll tell y'all more when it's up & running.

Tomorrow (later) is the wedding of a guy I've been friends with since 1979.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 14, 2011, 07:45:27 AM
Lord Larissa, you make me tired!  Congrats to Eric on his new adventure...keep us posted and if we can help with getting the word out let us know!  I would love to see this take off and be big!
As far as me, we are heading to church the I have to paint!  Can I tell you that I am really getting tired of painting white roses  :-\ .  As soon as this is over I am going to paint something with some color!!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on August 14, 2011, 08:57:54 AM
I scored an 18" slab saw for a good price, ( to cut rocks into slices) I am so excited about it I can hardly wait to  get it home so I can play with my new toy.
Still painting my house and trying to get ready for the next show in September
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on August 14, 2011, 10:29:03 PM
Congrats on the new toy, Matt!

Kim, I'd be climbing the walls if I were you.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on August 15, 2011, 03:03:25 PM
Busy weekend!  :)

We saw the Pyrotechnics Guild grand finale on Friday, shopping on Saturday and an AirSho on Sunday!  Whew!  :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on August 19, 2011, 08:18:40 PM
My new (old) slab saw...

(http://i53.tinypic.com/2hees1l.jpg)

A slab I cut with it... the pic doesn't do it justice (it has more color)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2ebh449.jpg)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 20, 2011, 06:31:09 AM
Love your new toy!  There is nothing like getting a new gaget or tool to play with...makes my mind spin with ideas!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on August 22, 2011, 12:29:23 AM
Fun weekend, 'til today.  Saturday I worked in the morning, went to a beer tasting in central Jersey with E in the afternoon, then to a potluck party at the house of friends.  That was an absolute blast and made it REALLY difficult to get up this morning, despite the fact that I only had 2 small glasses of wine in 6 hours because I was driving.

Today, we got up later than intended and then did a ton of laundry & cleaned a good portion of the house.  It was a really in-depth cleaning, which feels great now that it's done, but I'm exhausted and it didn't leave me much energy for finishing this brief I'm supposed to have done for tomorrow.  I'll have to finish it in the office.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: KayzKreationz on August 22, 2011, 04:52:19 PM
Looks cool and fun, Matt. Thanks for the forum and HAF shop guys.
I'm promoting my necklace in a design challenge. It was the first time I used fiber in a design. You can check it out and vote for it if you like, here:

: http://jewelrybysolange.blogspot.com/2011/08/vote-for-you-favorite-contestant-in.html

She doesn't accept anonymous comments/votes. You have to put my name and the name of the necklace in the vote/comment (Kay-Waltz Across Texas)  It's the #4 design.  Thanks for any help.
I was actually going to list it for sale in my Etsy shop, but it sold before I could :)
Kay
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Post by: Larissa on August 22, 2011, 10:35:40 PM
Mostly working, and finished another zombie (about to post it in the needlework section).
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 23, 2011, 11:06:09 AM
Had to work this morning and doctor appointment this afternoon...not a fun way to spend my day!
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Post by: trusk4u on August 23, 2011, 02:47:37 PM
Had to work this morning and doctor appointment this afternoon...not a fun way to spend my day!

Yeah, not so fun. It's been quiet at the store today. Maybe the trmor from the earthquake sent everyone home.
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Post by: Larissa on August 23, 2011, 03:44:17 PM
Had to work this morning and doctor appointment this afternoon...not a fun way to spend my day!

Ick!

Sorry it's slow, Teresa.

Just working today and court.  I'm very excited that E's gotten a large portion of his new business ready to roll and has finalized the literature for it so I'll be able to post and tell you guys all about it tonight.
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Post by: dahlish on August 25, 2011, 12:54:54 PM
I've been MIA all over the place this week!  Andy has been in Phoenix and Jax just started school today, so I've been  :-\ all week  ;)  Hope to get back to normal tomorrow...or shortly thereafter!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 25, 2011, 02:23:26 PM
Today we cleaned up the yard so nothing comes blowing through our windows this weekend and found all the flashlights and made sure they worked then made cookies!
I have to be at work at 3am tomorrow so I will be passing out early tonight!
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Post by: Nárrína on August 25, 2011, 08:18:48 PM
Today, I went to work in the afternoon at my new job (just got hired as a page at a nearby library), helped with my family's new puppy, and mourned the loss of an on-line friend.  I just found out today that a friend from a number of chainmaille forums and Deviant Art passed away this Monday  :(.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on August 26, 2011, 01:39:33 PM
Today, I went to work in the afternoon at my new job (just got hired as a page at a nearby library), helped with my family's new puppy, and mourned the loss of an on-line friend.  I just found out today that a friend from a number of chainmaille forums and Deviant Art passed away this Monday  :(.

Really sorry for the loss of your friend.

-----------

Had court this morning and am at work now.  Tonight we're bringing E's Jeep to my parents' house so my dad can replace the brakes.  Dad's cool like that.  We're also going to bring all the deck furniture into the garage and the potted plants inside, find flashlights and the tarp, and go battery shopping.  I really just hope we don't lose power this weekend.  I hate that.  But I imagine I'll have lots of time for knitting!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on August 27, 2011, 07:52:24 AM
Today, I went to work in the afternoon at my new job (just got hired as a page at a nearby library), helped with my family's new puppy, and mourned the loss of an on-line friend.  I just found out today that a friend from a number of chainmaille forums and Deviant Art passed away this Monday  :(.

I'm sorry to hear this news. It's always hard.

I'm just about ready to leave for work. My store is far enough west that this will not be an issue there. It is quite windy and we've had spotty rain. I'll just play it by ear and if it is as quiet as I think it may be, I might close early and come home. Take care you guys north!
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on August 30, 2011, 02:25:29 PM
I'm home from two months away at our cabin - blackberry internet, hardly any world news and solar power! It's nice to be back!

It sounds like things have been moving along here - once I get my children all back to school I'll be listing like a crazy woman again.

Best of luck with the storms!

Jeanine

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on August 30, 2011, 03:29:04 PM
Getting ready for a yard sale.... (watched too many episodes of "Hoarders")  ^-^
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Post by: dahlish on August 30, 2011, 04:23:39 PM
Getting ready for a yard sale.... (watched too many episodes of "Hoarders")  ^-^

lol

I have piano tonight and then I swear I'm off to bed.  Waking up at 7 on a regular basis is exhausting.  :D
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Post by: lisianblue on August 31, 2011, 05:51:14 PM
ah, hope everyone survived the storm ok -
daughter's computer broke down and she just got an
 old hooked up, so we're back up and running again! YAY
and now that I just got back in here, gotta get dinner together for the kiddos
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Post by: MakinTheBest on August 31, 2011, 06:34:22 PM
Cleaned all my canopy tops and sides to prep for a show this weekend with a double booth...so the traffic better be there!
Other than that, just catching up on housework and getting life in order again.
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Post by: chainmaille on August 31, 2011, 06:36:38 PM
Trying to keep up with everything, was on the road all day again today. Family, Work, Forum, Shop, home, on and on and on and on, getting tired  :o
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Post by: trusk4u on August 31, 2011, 08:04:35 PM
Welcome back Jeanine!

Matt, you're too funny! ;D

Kim, Andrew- glad to know that things are "normal" and you got through Irene alright. Best of luck with the show! Andrew, get some sleep! ;)
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Post by: lisianblue on September 02, 2011, 01:29:18 AM
Kimberly - how's that huge order going????

I'm going to be with my 20 mo old grand daughter all day today - and going shopping - shopping with a toddler, via bus w/stroller and probably again on Sat with her 11 yr old brother along too! 
I'm exhausted taking care of these 2, I love 'em - but it is tiring.  I fall in love with Colorado Springs more & more every time I go out anywhere - over all, the people here are more polite, and it's just a cool city - lots of cool old buildings, a park in the center of downtown..................
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Post by: MakinTheBest on September 02, 2011, 04:21:14 AM
Kimberly - how's that huge order going? ???


Done and shipped out the day before the hurricane because I figured it would be safer and on its way than sitting here!  Now, just waiting for her to tell me they all made it in one piece!
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Post by: dahlish on September 02, 2011, 09:16:45 AM
Oooh I sure hope they made it all unscathed!  :D

I am very much looking forward to a long weekend!  After drawing out and redrawing out how to work my decreases last night I finally figured it out and now I just have to finish the ribbing and graft the underarms and I have another sweater done!   :D  Then I should really get back to those socks.....!
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Post by: trusk4u on September 02, 2011, 03:44:39 PM
My weekend will be long, but not in a good way. I had forgotten how dead this town gets over holiday weekends, especially this one.  It's nearly 5:00 and I've seen a grand total of 4 people all day. I don't hear traffic on the street and when I go up and look there isn't anyone around. It's things like this that make me miss Chicago more and more. One customer who moved here from New York was saying the same exact thing. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on September 04, 2011, 07:32:34 AM

Finished my yard sale and got rid of a bunch of stuff and junk, I did real good on converting stuff I don't need into enough to get fire wood and get the chimney cleaned.
I had a free pile of stuff that was about five feet wide, three feet high and twenty feet long and most of it went away... I am so happy about that so I don't have to take it to the dump!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on September 04, 2011, 09:02:51 AM
Congrats on your yard sale, Dragon!

I have been quiet for a while and I don't want anyone to think I don't still love and support HAF.  Here's how my days are going...

Get up at 6, stumble through a shower, then go to work 8-5.  From there, I go directly to our small rental house that need to be gutted to make it habitable for humans again (the previous occupant didn't vandalize it - they just NEVER cleaned, never mentioned there was a water leak, etc....)  Work on that until 10 or so, drive home, fall into bed, repeat.  The weekends are only slightly different...  we just spend 12-15 hours a day at the rental.

I am bone tired, and wondering why there aren't enough hours in the day.  Every now and then I steal a few minutes to work on my quilt or a doll, but it's only literally a few minutes here and there.  The most relaxing thing I've done in the past few weeks was HAF Chat last Thursday!

HAF rocks!  I'll be back to my old self in a couple of weeks as the light is one at the end of the rental tunnel!
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Post by: trusk4u on September 04, 2011, 06:22:03 PM
Congrats on all that work accomplished Matt! It is always satisfying when it's done.

Oh Knit, I can't imagine-NEVER cleaning! Yuck! I've known people who are not GOOD cleaners, but at least an attempt was made. My MIL is one of those people. And a water leak on top of it.!Yikes, that just makes it 10 times worse! Glad to know you're almost done. Sometimes I think I wouldn't mind being a landlord, you know watching "Income Property" when it's all new and pretty. But then I hear stuff like this and it makes me cringe!

As for me, I have been cutting out doll clothes all day. I got a new pattern today and have been going through the scraps and laying out pajamas, coats, dresses, slippers,blankets, and pillows. After I get all this sewn, I will have a nice batch of clothes for 18" dolls to bring to the store. I'm debating about either buying a cheap knock off of American Girl dolls to model, or if I should just use one of my daughters American girls dolls. Of course I would ask her first since they are her dolls.
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Post by: LisaE on September 05, 2011, 02:56:19 AM
Knit, that all sounds quite dreadful.  Hope it is finished soon. 
I read what all of you have been doing and it drive home what a slug I have been.  Haven't made anything, taken pictures or listed anything.  Much to busy playing Scrabble online and walking around NY. 
Inspiration has deserted me, I hope it is temporary.  It would be great to have a work area where I could leave things out. 
Have fun on Labor Day everyone.  It is an official day of rest.
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Post by: trusk4u on September 05, 2011, 08:42:48 AM
Knit, that all sounds quite dreadful.  Hope it is finished soon. 
I read what all of you have been doing and it drive home what a slug I have been.  Haven't made anything, taken pictures or listed anything.  Much to busy playing Scrabble online and walking around NY. 
Inspiration has deserted me, I hope it is temporary.  It would be great to have a work area where I could leave things out. 
Have fun on Labor Day everyone.  It is an official day of rest.

You are not a slug! Sometimes one just needs to take a break and do nothing! I haven't been too inspired lately with jewelry design, so I turned to sewing for a bit. Maybe you need to try something else for a bit. Learn to knit, or doodle in a notebook. Whatever strikes you. That mental floss can prove to be very inspirational.
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Post by: StyleGraphicDesign on September 05, 2011, 12:59:08 PM
I'm preparing some designs but it's Monday and the summer almost left and i'm trying to realize where i am at this moment! Have a great week ^-^
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Post by: MakinTheBest on September 05, 2011, 07:54:31 PM
Sounds like everyone is running a bit on empty!  As for me, working on orders and today I painted my office and will put the furniture back together tomorrow after getting off work at 12.  Also, get the boys stuff ready for the first day of school...which will also be a first day of break for me!
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Post by: Larissa on September 05, 2011, 11:37:44 PM
Matt, glad the sale went well for you.  I hate running yard sales.  Hate.  Eric and I had one just before we moved here, and we were actually passed a counterfeit $100 bill.  I cried at the bank when they told me, I was so angry.  And those vultures drive me crazy even without that.  It makes me really hate people.

Sandi, so sorry about the house.  That's horrible that the tenants left it like that for you.

And Teresa, I'm sorry the store was so slow.  I know what that's like and it'd deadly.

As for us, we spent the weekend busting our rear ends cleaning up around the house.  We've never really had it at 100% since we moved in.  My office/craft area is now the last place that still has boxes.  The rest is almost there.  Now that most rooms are so clean and neat, they look so empty!  We need to hang more pictures!  LOL

Also, I face painted today at a Labor Day party at a country club.  It wouldn't have been so bad if it wasn't so muggy and I didn't wake up with a twinged nerve in my right neck/shoulder (I'm a righty).  It made painting tough and driving too, since I can barely turn my head to the left.  Not easy to merge onto highways that way.

On the plus side, I got on the Wii and did some Zumba this morning, and have decided to buckle down with really exercising every day.  Got plans for a yoga/strength setup tomorrow morning.
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Post by: trusk4u on September 06, 2011, 02:58:44 PM
Saturday turned out to be a fairly busy day, so I am happy about that. Of course today it's raining like crazy so it's been very quiet. Had 1 customer, a regular so I'm grateful that I had at least 1 sale today. I gave the store a really good sweeping and made some new displays. So, when I get home I will be sewing more doll clothes. I'll have to remember to take pictures before I bring them to the store. I really hope they sell.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on September 07, 2011, 05:38:18 AM
Finished painting my office and putting it back together!  I love it!  Grey/silver on the walls and all the trim is a yummy dark charcoal black.  Much brighter and clean now.  Next up, the bedroom
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Post by: Dragonclaw on September 07, 2011, 09:52:21 AM
Larissa I'm sorry to hear of the bad hundred but as far as the vultures are concerned, I just consider it a game where the rules are they are trying to get something as chep as possible and I am trying to get as much for it as possible... When someone is haggling with me I flash back to the "wont haggle" scene in the movie "The Life of Brian" by the Monte Python crew ^-^
Kim the painting never seems to be done ...
I was replacing an old aluminium window in my house and fixing some dry rot and of course the rot was worse than hoped and the previous work was shoddy so I wound up doing much more than I intended... and trying to get a couple pieces of jewelry done each day for the show on the 17th
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Post by: trusk4u on September 07, 2011, 12:04:31 PM
Sounds awesome Kimberly! Very modern color scheme. It's amazing how a simple coat of paint changes everything.

Sorry about the window issues MAtt! Doesn't that just drive you nuts? Why is it so hard to fix it right in the first place?

We have a nice list of chores around the house, but they are best left until it's cooler outside. The big one is ripping out all the plantings in the the front of our house. It's so overgrown, full of weeds that will not be killed, that we have decided to start from scratch. I'm aching already just thinking about it.
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Post by: dahlish on September 07, 2011, 05:06:44 PM
Oh Larissa I'm so sorry about the counterfeit bill :(  Just seeing my mom get things ready for garage sales has made me vow to never ever have one.  I would much rather pack all of my stuff and give it to goodwill instead of sell it :D  Easier and I can just leave it all in the door!  hehe
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Post by: Larissa on September 07, 2011, 08:03:44 PM
Twenty shekels!

It's not so much the haggling I mind as the entitlement, thievery and pushiness.  I hate playing security.  And I hate people ordering me around, trying to insult me, trying to steal stuff inside or in between other stuff, or telling me what's what.  It makes me so angry, it's totally not worth it.

My mom owns a consignment shop - not clothes, it's all antiques, jewelry, pictures, occasional furniture, knicknacks, etc.  As a corollary to it, she runs estate and moving sales on the weekends.  I've helped her and now I refuse.  She offers to pay me and I still refuse.  Even when I was out of work, I said no.  I'll handle the worst divorce case with the most obnoxious adversary, high-maintenance client and unreasonable judge... and I'll be fine.  But make me work a garage sale and I want to commit murder.

Oh, Teresa, mentioning my mom's store reminds me, since you said you have regular customers.  My mom's store is chock full of stuff and she's got lots of regulars.  Every once in a while she'll just move everything around, rearrange where things are and how they're placed, and someone who's been in the store 100 times will suddenly see something that's been there for 2 months.  So just a suggestion for you.

And Kim, that color scheme sounds awesome.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on September 09, 2011, 10:53:15 AM
wire wrapping like a madman...
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Post by: trusk4u on September 09, 2011, 04:33:50 PM
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Oh, Teresa, mentioning my mom's store reminds me, since you said you have regular customers.  My mom's store is chock full of stuff and she's got lots of regulars.  Every once in a while she'll just move everything around, rearrange where things are and how they're placed, and someone who's been in the store 100 times will suddenly see something that's been there for 2 months.  So just a suggestion for you.
 

That's tried and true retail trick from forever ago! I do that all the time! In fact, I will be switching my hair stuff and earrings on my front wall. Thanks for thinking of me though! ;)

My husband LOVES doing yard sales. And he's really good at it too!
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Post by: lisianblue on September 09, 2011, 05:59:41 PM
wow yard sales, painting,  rearranging, & fixing up - so many things going on!
I've been trying to create - trying to get on line, trying to get things listed and not really accomplishing much!

Taking care of a toddler & an 11 yr old is wearing me out! My daughter is soooo busy that I end up doing  a lot of the house cleaning & shopping etc - and then trying to juggle who gets on line & when is always fun with 3 of us wanting to use one computer &/or hooking it up to the play station to watch movies or shows!
and to make it worse, the photo editing program was causing problems on the computer so now I have to edit everything on Flickr - takes about 3 times longer to get anything done it seems like!
I am determined to get a few things listed!
and I haven't even made it back to the farmers market here to try to sell anything - no bus service this past Monday -
But, I love hanging out with my grandkids!
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Post by: Larissa on September 10, 2011, 02:32:55 PM
Worked a long morning, then ran to Lowe's for a socket part E needs, then to the supermarket for milk, pot roast, coffee, and sausages.  And bread.

Now, I'm gonna write a brief.

Save me!
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Post by: LisaE on September 10, 2011, 02:55:43 PM
Started several pieces, all partially done.  Procrastinating on cleaning my apt.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on September 10, 2011, 06:22:26 PM
Started several pieces, all partially done.  Procrastinating on cleaning my apt.
I am a PRO at procrastination ^-^
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Post by: lisianblue on September 11, 2011, 12:16:03 AM
Started several pieces, all partially done.  Procrastinating on cleaning my apt.
I am a PRO at procrastination ^-^
Normally, I am too, but with 4 of us, I don't dare procrastinate at doing the dishes!!
I actually managed to get a few things listed last night and tonight! Finished knitting a pair of hand warmers - and starting on a child's hat.  I need to take a bunch of pictures, but need to see if my daughter will let me use my grand daughter as a model for the little hats.
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Post by: Larissa on September 11, 2011, 10:44:58 AM
Started several pieces, all partially done.  Procrastinating on cleaning my apt.
I am a PRO at procrastination ^-^

Me too.  Which is why I'm still writing this brief.  Too busy last night watching Grosse Point Blank with E.
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Post by: dahlish on September 12, 2011, 12:53:55 PM
Today I think I'm going to finish Kara's bday sweater and I opened my sock giveaway on my blog!  Other than that I have a dentist appt :( and then piano lessons!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on September 12, 2011, 06:52:22 PM
Finishing up orders and getting ready for two shows this weekend.  Also, considering a job offer of a full time job.  So, it seems that just as I get a plan together something else pops up.
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Post by: Larissa on September 12, 2011, 08:49:58 PM
Kim, congrats on the job offer, even if you don't actually take it.

I worked today, of course.  Not a bad day.  Last night I started cutting fabric for the knitting bag I'll be making myself.  I have a knitting gathering on Sunday morning and don't want to show up with my stuff in the brown paper Chef Central bag I've been using.
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Post by: LisaE on September 13, 2011, 04:06:50 AM
There's the difference in approaches to life, I would have switched to a prettier paper bag :)
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Post by: Larissa on September 13, 2011, 07:01:46 AM
LOL!  The Chef Central is the nicest one I have.
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Post by: dahlish on September 13, 2011, 08:50:59 AM
LOL!  The Chef Central is the nicest one I have.

even now I occasionally show up with my projects still in the bags I got my yarn in :D
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Post by: LisaE on September 13, 2011, 09:40:42 PM
When I was a kid, my mother had her knitting in an orange Halloween bag with a witch which, for some reason, was hung on my door.  I had nightmares about that witch chasing me but never thought to move it.
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Post by: Larissa on September 14, 2011, 07:24:54 PM
I used to have a collection of marionettes that I had nightmares about.  Never took them off their hooks on the back of my bedroom door either, except to play with them during the day.  Day, they were fine.  Night, they were monsters.
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on September 16, 2011, 11:21:37 AM
I'm feeling very impressed with myself today - finally got back here, listed one item and cleaned my kitchen. I'm sure I deserve a break now!
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Post by: dahlish on September 16, 2011, 04:59:57 PM
Andy's been in FL the past few days so it's been a little  :-\ here!  Last night my washer got water in part of my basement, then Kara started tumbling class, I finished a headwrap for my shop....I've started swimming with a girlfriend and that's been fun!  Today the kids and I tried our hand at baking bread dough ornaments for fall decorations!  They're in the oven right now so we'll see!  :)
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Post by: lisianblue on September 17, 2011, 12:25:49 AM
I used to have a collection of marionettes that I had nightmares about.  Never took them off their hooks on the back of my bedroom door either, except to play with them during the day.  Day, they were fine.  Night, they were monsters.
Funny how things like witches and marionettes are ok during the day but become monsters at night when we are little!  I always had to keep my closet door shut.
Congrats on the job offer Kimberly!  How are the 600 glasses coming along - or are you finished with those?

I love the knitting in the bag thing!  Mine gets switched around from one tote to another one - I just found this cool bag at a thrift store the other day - perfect for knitting needles and a place for crochet hooks - funny thing - it has 1 compartment with a closed zipper, but no zipper pull!  I need to put a strap on it though -
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Post by: MakinTheBest on September 17, 2011, 07:47:41 PM
Did a very long craft show today and have another tomorrow...so no weekend off for us!  Did well but am ready to fall over exhausted.
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Post by: lisianblue on September 18, 2011, 02:17:30 AM
Kimberly - I'm surprised that you aren't always ready to fall over exhausted with all you do!
I went downtown today and sat in the park and crocheted for about 4 hrs - didn't sell anything - but it's not like I'm sitting there with a 4 sale sign out - did give a hat away to a homeless lady!  I figured she could use it more than I could use the money from it!
Hopefully I will sell some things on Monday during the farmers market thing.
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Post by: Larissa on September 18, 2011, 05:26:28 PM
did give a hat away to a homeless lady!  I figured she could use it more than I could use the money from it!
Hopefully I will sell some things on Monday during the farmers market thing.

I hope your charity comes back to you a zillion-fold at the sale on Monday!

I didn't end up finishing the knitting bag, which turned out to be moot for now anyway... I ended up not going to the knitting gathering this morning.  Yesterday got too hectic with working later than I wanted to in the morning at the office, then going to the Renaissance Faire yesterday afternoon, and I didn't get a chance to wash my clown suit.  This afternoon I was face painting at a birthday party in clown, so I had to stay home this morning to make sure everything was done in time for that.

And would you believe I showed up in clown and the 3-year-old birthday girl who'd insisted on it started crying?  Turns out the poor kid's mildly scared of clowns.  So I got out of the clown suit (I wear street clothes underneath - jeans & a t-shirt) and washed my face, and then she was fine.

No photos today.  I wasn't in the mood.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on September 18, 2011, 07:20:50 PM
Had a bummer of a sale yesterday... didn't even make space rent :( ... Oh well on to the next project.
Sorry to hear of a kid being afraid of clowns.. (the stuff of cheap horror movies)
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Post by: dahlish on September 19, 2011, 04:57:27 PM
That's so sweet of you Lisa to give your hat away to a homeless lady! 

I'm sorry Larissa that the poor girl is scared of clowns!  Shouldn't her parents have known better?  :(

I've been getting things ready for Kara's bday and sewing fall decorations! 

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u0JluQN2Ju4/Tnaj0Wv4IEI/AAAAAAAADW0/vEIbt5QX2AQ/s400/DSC02396.JPG)

Kara's bday sweater
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4fECYFa2SuQ/Tm_-GrKmK7I/AAAAAAAADVM/8g_DHxBDsu0/s400/DSC02326.JPG)
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Post by: Larissa on September 19, 2011, 11:30:22 PM
Yeah, it was weird.  The kid actually asked for a clown.  According to the mom, she was a diva about it and demanded it.  And then as soon as she saw me... freak out.

Eh, it happens.  I'm sure I'll paint for them again.  In plain clothes.
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Post by: dahlish on September 20, 2011, 08:46:37 AM
That's weird.   ???
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on September 20, 2011, 09:33:03 AM
I am bone tired, but we have gone from bare studs and floor joists, to this...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BGAApAvtA4U/Tnihwexdk9I/AAAAAAAACYE/ihp15WS_ylo/s576/IMG_20110919_190220.jpg)

I'm delighted with the floor - it was a pain to lay, but worth it.  And it's the first time we've done a tub surround.  The vanity goes in tonight, plus I need to do a light sanding and put the finish coat of mud on the new drywall in the bedroom on the other side of this wall.  Hopefully, drywall primer will be on, and we'll be painting and laying the floor in that bedroom by the weekend.

Our goal was to be done before we have to make the payment in October...  it's going to be close.
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Post by: Larissa on September 20, 2011, 09:36:56 AM
Gina, all I can figure is the kid must like the concept of clowns...maybe in books or pictures... but having one right there in front of her, she probably wasn't even expecting her own reaction.  She's 3.  I just hope she outgrows it.

Sandi, very nice job!
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Post by: trusk4u on September 20, 2011, 11:52:03 AM
Well, I know all too well about not making back the booth rental! I'm hoping the traffic and sales at the store are better this week than last. Of course they couldn't get much worse.
I cleared out my Etsy shop today. I really didn't see much else that I wanted to move over, so I just deleted what was left. I'm tired of dealing with it. I'm thinking I may try the facebook shop again and see how that goes. It's free so I have nothing to lose. Anyone here use it?
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Post by: MakinTheBest on September 20, 2011, 05:13:25 PM
Getting caught up here!  Sorry about not making booth at the show...been there and done that many times.  Really makes for a long day.
Got some orders to finish that I picked up at our show this weekend and getting ready to go to a convention in Atlantic City for Andrew's job this weekend.  Always nice to get away for a few nights without the kids!  :evil:   
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Post by: LisaE on September 20, 2011, 10:41:06 PM
That's so sweet of you Lisa to give your hat away to a homeless lady! 

I'm sorry Larissa that the poor girl is scared of clowns!  Shouldn't her parents have known better?  :(

I've been getting things ready for Kara's bday and sewing fall decorations! 

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u0JluQN2Ju4/Tnaj0Wv4IEI/AAAAAAAADW0/vEIbt5QX2AQ/s400/DSC02396.JPG)

Kara's bday sweater
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4fECYFa2SuQ/Tm_-GrKmK7I/AAAAAAAADVM/8g_DHxBDsu0/s400/DSC02326.JPG)
Kara is adorable! How old is she?
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Post by: LisaE on September 20, 2011, 10:43:50 PM
I am starting to get ready for my building's street fair this Saturday.  I am going to try to sell jewelry I make and vintage jewelry.  If anybody is in NYC, it will be Saturday, 10am to 6pm, 24th Street between 9th and 10th avenues.  I have never sold there before, but I've bought some great things.  Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Post by: dahlish on September 20, 2011, 10:49:43 PM
I'm sorry to hear about not making back what you spent on the booth Theresa :(

Thanks Lisa!  Kara turns 2 on Friday!  My babies are growing up!   :-*

I started knitting an owl for Kara's bday and he doesn't look that big in the pictures...but this sucker is huge!  14" tall from head to toes.  At least I'm on his second leg and then all I have left are his wings and then to stuff him!
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Post by: Larissa on September 22, 2011, 11:32:32 AM
Ah, damnit, if I wasn't working Saturday morning & face painting Saturday afternoon I'd have stopped by the street fair.

I'm in court... was supposed to be a 12:30 hearing but the judge got caught up with the morning calendar and now we're being heard at 1:30.  So glad I have a laptop.
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Post by: trusk4u on September 22, 2011, 11:56:19 AM
I am starting to get ready for my building's street fair this Saturday.  I am going to try to sell jewelry I make and vintage jewelry.  If anybody is in NYC, it will be Saturday, 10am to 6pm, 24th Street between 9th and 10th avenues.  I have never sold there before, but I've bought some great things.  Keeping my fingers crossed.

WE ALL have our fingers crossed for you! But you don't need that-you'll do just fine!! :)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on September 22, 2011, 12:40:57 PM
Fingers, eyes, legs and anything else 'crossable!'  Good luck to you, Lisa!
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Post by: SaturdaySequins on September 23, 2011, 09:35:19 AM
Well. Every day I tell myself, THIS is the day I'll take some time to rest and recuperate. Every day, I end up doing a ton of work or running errands.

So I'll claim that today I'm relaxing and catching up on my reading (Oh, how I love Liz Kessler!), but what's probably going to happen is that I'll get through one chapter and end up writing blog posts, making sparkly things, going to the post office to pick up my new sequins, and organizing my studio. :)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on September 23, 2011, 09:57:22 AM
I am going to the post office today to send one of my quilts to Ireland! Whoo-hoo!!!  I did the postage through USPS online and it printed out three pages of documents.  This 'global' thing is quite an education!
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Post by: MichaelaJewelry on September 23, 2011, 10:27:21 AM
Congratulations Sandi on your sale to Ireland!! I agree about shipping international - which is why it took me some time to add shipping internationally to my website.  I wanted to make sure I could do it - boy it is definitely an education though!
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Post by: trusk4u on September 23, 2011, 11:04:10 AM
I am going to the post office today to send one of my quilts to Ireland! Whoo-hoo!!!  I did the postage through USPS online and it printed out three pages of documents.  This 'global' thing is quite an education!

Congrats!! I've shipped to Australia a couple of times and the UK once. It is quite an education. My stuff was small, so I just did it at the post office.
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Post by: dahlish on September 23, 2011, 03:10:51 PM
My husband has shipped and bought things internationally and boy it gets kind of silly :)

Today I made bday cupcakes, cleaned and am trying to enjoy a few hours doing nada.  Probably won't happen :D
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Post by: grannyscrafts1912 on September 24, 2011, 08:50:13 AM
going to the rod run with my daughter
should be fun and 80 deg. here today
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Post by: dahlish on September 24, 2011, 07:00:26 PM
Birthday party time today!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-y3q-Z0siheo/Tn5oqDOAL8I/AAAAAAAADY4/8nFLATgZpsk/s400/DSC02463.JPG)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-x4rVeAeL_rs/Tn5pgJzRbAI/AAAAAAAADZc/22ej2eiaNPE/s400/DSC02520.JPG)

And now I'm ready for a hard night's sleep and it's only 7 :D
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Post by: LisaE on September 25, 2011, 01:56:41 AM
She is soooooo.... cute.  I love the mix of ballerina and sippy cup.

I did the street fair today.  Sales wise, it was worse than terrible.  On the positive side, the rain held off.  I also had very positive responses and met other craftspeople in NY.  The people at the next booth suggested another fair where they though I would do well.  I also met 2 people who offered to help get my things into some shops.  So, it was bad for my pocketbook but good for my ego.:)
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Post by: Dragonclaw on September 25, 2011, 11:08:25 AM
So sorry to hear of the not so good sale! I too experienced the same at my last sale but I also got lots of positive feedback... now how do we turn the admiration into dollars :-\
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Post by: dahlish on September 25, 2011, 11:41:13 AM
Thanks Lisa!

I'm sorry to hear about the craft fair :(  I'm glad you got lots of positive feedback though and a tip for another good craft show!  Hopefully that one will pan out better!
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Post by: Blue Highways on September 25, 2011, 05:59:28 PM
@dahlish...she is ABsolutely adorable!! ;D
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Post by: dahlish on September 25, 2011, 06:51:51 PM
@dahlish...she is ABsolutely adorable!! ;D

thank you!  :D
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on September 28, 2011, 08:46:49 PM
Hey all - we've been in the middle of hockey evaluation hell which seems to have taken over my life lately! We're nearly done which will make me very happy - I've missed not getting here regularly!
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Post by: trusk4u on September 29, 2011, 03:55:37 PM
Bummer Lisa! It's great that you got info about the other fair. I'm POSITIVE you'll sell a lot!

Matt, when you figure out the admiration to dollars thing, I'm in! ;D

Gina, your daughter is soo cute! Just like her Mommy right? ;)

I am actually having a good day today. Sales are decent, weather is good. Put out some new stuff which I need to take pictures of for facebook.
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Post by: dahlish on September 30, 2011, 10:05:28 PM
Thanks Theresa!

That's great to hear that you're doing so well!  :D
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Post by: LisaE on September 30, 2011, 11:14:47 PM
Went to the top of the Empire State Building for the first time in about 30 years.  The view was pretty different, too many tall buildings between it and Central Park, but it is still amazing.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on October 01, 2011, 10:25:50 AM
Went to the top of the Empire State Building for the first time in about 30 years.  The view was pretty different, too many tall buildings between it and Central Park, but it is still amazing.
That is one touristy thing I want to do if i ever get to NY
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Post by: LisaE on October 03, 2011, 01:43:28 PM
If you are ever in town, please let me know, I love showing the city to tourists.  Wednesday, I am going to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for my first time ever.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 03, 2011, 02:00:01 PM
Love New York, but haven't been up for quite a while.  Guess it is time to plan a day trip again.
Been super busy with life, kids, multiple soccer teams and redoing the house.  I have been working behind the scenes on business stuff trying to figure out where my personal business should go next..much rather create than write business plans!  Now, I am sick and don't want to do anything but sleep...but instead have two soccer games tonight so freeze through.
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Post by: Colette on October 03, 2011, 02:42:41 PM
Love New York, but haven't been up for quite a while.  Guess it is time to plan a day trip again.
Been super busy with life, kids, multiple soccer teams and redoing the house.  I have been working behind the scenes on business stuff trying to figure out where my personal business should go next..much rather create than write business plans!  Now, I am sick and don't want to do anything but sleep...but instead have two soccer games tonight so freeze through.
I hope you feel better soon. I know what you mean about being busy with the kids. Sometimes, I wish I had more hours in a day.
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Post by: trusk4u on October 04, 2011, 02:15:51 PM
Thanks Theresa!

That's great to hear that you're doing so well!  :D
I wouldn't say I'm doing so well. It varies widely day to day as to sales and the number (or lack of)people that I see. Traffic downtown does not seem to be as consistent as it was when I opened last year. I think that more people are going to the other end of town where the Tanger Outlet mall is and shopping there. You know, big brands, big deals (?). I'm waiting to see how the holiday season goes, but I may end up having to close the store. I don't want to, but reality bites you know. :(
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Post by: dahlish on October 04, 2011, 07:53:48 PM
Oh no!  :(  I really hope you don't have to end up closing!

I get the appeal of a big mall but at the same time every time I go to the mall I'm disappointed by never finding anything because none of it is original.  Booo.
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Post by: lisianblue on October 05, 2011, 01:51:41 AM
So sorry to hear of the not so good sale! I too experienced the same at my last sale but I also got lots of positive feedback... now how do we turn the admiration into dollars :-\
That does seem to be the million dollar question!!!
I've been going to a Farmers Market here in Colorado Springs (missed week before last & several weeks in Aug) so far I have sold one hat & 3 dish clothes.  Ok, I get that it's been in the 80's still, but it gets cold here.  I get compliments - my prices are lower than most on line,  but not so low that I'm giving them away. (although I have given a few away to a couple of homeless people)   I can't really get a table there, so everything is on a blanket on the ground - not sure if that is a hinderance.  Thinking of taking a Christmas tree next week to hang the hats and scarves on!  This will be the last one, so I am hoping that with a little cooler weather, I'll get a few more sales.
Dahlish - she is so cute!  I love 2 year olds! 

Hoping to get more pics posted in the forum and more items listed in the shop - soon!
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Post by: dahlish on October 05, 2011, 08:46:59 AM
Thanks!

The Christmas tree sounds like a great idea! 
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Post by: trusk4u on October 05, 2011, 02:52:59 PM
I think the tree is a smashing idea! It will get the stuff up at eye level. I've already sold a couple of the fleece ear warmers I made and it is not cold here. At least not for me.

Thanks Gina! I am really going to try and stay open if at all possible. I have to really watch expenses closely and hope that the store has a really good holiday season.
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Post by: dahlish on October 05, 2011, 03:57:51 PM
I wish I lived closer!  Although if I did you'd probably never get me out of your shop!   :D  Is there a way to only do certain hours on certain days?  I  know there's a quirky shop in downtown Fargo that's open only certain days of the month and they seem to be doing alright.
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Post by: LisaE on October 06, 2011, 04:37:16 AM
Kris, the Christmas tree sounds great.  The people next to me, at the street fair that I did, do a lot of fairs all over.  They said that display makes a huge difference in sales.
Theresa, Good luck with the store.  I hope things pick up consistently.
Life here has been busier.  A friend is in from out of town so I have turned into a tourist.  Went to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island yesterday for the first time.  It was very interesting.  I also saw 2 shows, one by Nora Ephron and the other, 3 short plays by Ethan Coen, Elaine May and Woody Allen.  I am so happy that the TKTS discount tickets are available.  It's fun, but crazy expensive having someone visit.  Add to that that my dog was sick last week and I had better make and sell some jewelry.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 06, 2011, 07:51:46 AM
Fingers crossed for you Teresa!

Here's what I do every day...  fall out of bed, drink half a pot of coffee, go to work, go to our rental house and be a construction worker until 9ish, go home, consume something with no nutritional value, stumble through a shower, gall into bed...  next day repeat.  But carpeting goes in next Tuesday, so the light is on at the end of the tunnel.

We;re doing a show this weekend out of state and Paul and I are looking at it as a 3-day weekend off!
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Post by: trusk4u on October 06, 2011, 04:08:50 PM
Thanks for the encouraging words and support everyone!

Gina, I had thought about that, but that tactic doesn't work here. Having hours like that is the kiss of death for a business. There have been a couple of shops in town that did that and one is closed , the other is about to close.

If I am able to stay open, I will amend my hours. I do for the winter anyway, but even in summer I may go to open on Wed.,Thur.,Fri 10-6 and Sat. 10-5. I 've discussed this possibility a little with my landlady and she is not too happy. They really like having me here. A stable tenant who pays the rent on time, keeps the place up, no grief and they like me! :D

Lisa, I totally understand the expense when someone visits. We had it more so in Chicago than here though.

Knit-I hope you, no I KNOW you will have a very successful show! Enjoy the mini vacation!  :)
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Post by: dahlish on October 06, 2011, 05:35:42 PM
Ah, yeah weird hours can be a bummer.  :(

I've been boring lately :D  Swimming, doing the kid thing, teaching piano...oh!  I made Reese's Pieces PB cookies yesterday.  There are 2 left :D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 06, 2011, 06:01:32 PM
Ah, yeah weird hours can be a bummer.  :(

I've been boring lately :D  Swimming, doing the kid thing, teaching piano...oh!  I made Reese's Pieces PB cookies yesterday.  There are 2 left :D

I'll take them!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 06, 2011, 07:24:07 PM
Busy as usual...working at work and working at home.  We are about to tear apart the kids room (they share) and build a divider as well as refinish their floor and completely redo furniture.  I finished my room and love it and their's is in dire need of an update.  Also, 80 pounds of apples need to be turned into sauce this weekend in addition to my mile lone to do list for both work and home. 
I was thinking about it, I am always overrun but I think I am happier this way.  When things get quiet I always start a new project because I can't just sit. So, maybe I am just one of those people that will always look like a headless chicken!
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Post by: lisianblue on October 07, 2011, 12:23:55 AM
Ah, yeah weird hours can be a bummer.  :(

I've been boring lately :D  Swimming, doing the kid thing, teaching piano...oh!  I made Reese's Pieces PB cookies yesterday.  There are 2 left :D
mmmm sound yummy!

Teresa - I hope things pick up for you.  It's interesting - downtown's that is.  Alb has a lot of bars and night life, a few shops that have been there forever, some restaurants, and other shops that come and go - Colorado Springs downtown, active nightlife, lots of little shops that seem to do pretty well, and  restaurants that seem to be busy.  But that's my 2 month perception!
Most specialty type shops in the Nob Hill area in Alb do pretty well -
and so my point of all that - do you think a different area would work better?
Lisa - what fun - but oh yes the expense!  Sorry about your dog - hope he/she is doing ok!
Kimberly - somehow, it seems that a lot of people do better when they have a very full plate - but please keep the head on - even if the feathers are flying around as you do! lo  Wow that's a lot of apples!!!  Put those boys to work!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 07, 2011, 07:16:24 AM
Actually I am looking forward to doing the apples by myself with my music and no kids!  I love their help, but sometimes I would really love to be alone with my own thoughts (though this scares Andrew because it usually results in a new project  :police: ) for a bit.
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Post by: trusk4u on October 07, 2011, 08:27:20 AM
Thanks Kris. Before we opened in mebane, this store was owned by my former business partner and was in Hillsborough. Things were much worse here becuase the location was awful. Nothing available on the main street, even now. Mebane has a pretty active downtown, it has just slowed down the last few months. Many people have lost their jobs and are struggling. Probably the only places I would move to would be Durham or Chapel Hill and I can't afford either one. I'll stick it out here and try my best to make it work.
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Post by: dahlish on October 07, 2011, 09:58:25 PM

Kimberly - somehow, it seems that a lot of people do better when they have a very full plate - but please keep the head on - even if the feathers are flying around as you do! lo  Wow that's a lot of apples!!!  Put those boys to work!

That's totally me!  I feel like I'm better at doing things when I'm busy.  Which is why I did so much better in school when I worked full time and went to school full time, made me manage my time a lot more efficiently!

Tonight I helped do some last minute decorating for the HOPE dinner at Jax's school tomorrow night!  I think it would have been more fun if I had had any idea of what was going on :D
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Post by: lisianblue on October 08, 2011, 02:05:17 AM
Actually I am looking forward to doing the apples by myself with my music and no kids!  I love their help, but sometimes I would really love to be alone with my own thoughts (though this scares Andrew because it usually results in a new project  :police: ) for a bit.
Yeah, I totally get it! lo
I went downtown today and just hung out, crocheting of course, sitting in the park in the middle of downtown!  Didn't actually sell anything but a man did ask me to make him a hat - so we will see if he makes it on Monday to actually buy it!

Teresa - funny - I'm familiar with Durham,  Chapel Hill, & Hillsborough but not Mebane!  I'm sure, like many places there are so many people out of work. 

The "Wall Street protest" made it to Colorado Springs today - we'll see if it grows or just peters out!  It may grow - there are a lot of homeless people who hang out in the park downtown. 
I'm going to be crocheting like crazy the next few days - it's getting chilly here - so I'm hoping I'll sell a few hats at the last Farmers Market on Monday!
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Post by: dahlish on October 08, 2011, 11:08:13 PM
We went to the Pumpkin Patch today and spent some time with Andy's family!  I'm totally worn out and have to be up early to volunteer at a breakfast tomorrow!  Yawn already!
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Post by: LisaE on October 10, 2011, 01:26:26 AM
I've been moving furniture today trying to find a logical setup to work in my living room.  It's amazing what a mess I can make when I set out to clear things.  I have made 3 or 4 new bracelets, now I have to take pictures and post them.  I plan to try my luck at the Henri Bendel "open see" when they look at things from new "designers".  It's a first come event and I am sure the competition is intense.  I am going to try to make some more things that seem unique to me. 
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Post by: dahlish on October 10, 2011, 02:46:10 PM
I've been moving furniture today trying to find a logical setup to work in my living room.  It's amazing what a mess I can make when I set out to clear things.  I have made 3 or 4 new bracelets, now I have to take pictures and post them.  I plan to try my luck at the Henri Bendel "open see" when they look at things from new "designers".  It's a first come event and I am sure the competition is intense.  I am going to try to make some more things that seem unique to me.

That's so exciting!!!!  Good luck!  :D
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Post by: Larissa on October 10, 2011, 07:04:08 PM
Teresa, I really want this to work for you!

Kris, that tree sounds like an awesome idea.

I've been part busy, part resting.  Was sick as a dog over the Rosh Hashana weekend, and am *almost* 100% now.  Still a little congestion and a lot of coughing, but I'm always left with a cough for months because I never shut up.

Work is crazy, of course.

Eric's business is off the ground, and I posted about him/the business/his promo in Events and Promotions here on the site.

We're trying to market him like crazy, and right now he's working on press releases for our local papers (which I'm then tweaking since I write every day), and get this thing really off the ground.  Please help promote him?

That's been most of our day, though we did work out a bunch too.  I've lost 5.7 lbs so far in 3 weeks.  And last night we made some mozzarella cheese.  I was planning to make lasagna for dinner tonight using it, but it'll wait 'til tomorrow.  Didn't get to the store for lasagna noodles on time and now we're hungry for dinner anyway.

Last night, I auditioned for a children's show, so keep your fingers crossed for me.  There are more auditions on Wednesday night, so I won't hear 'til after that, but I'm feeling good about it.

So that's my recent life.
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Post by: dahlish on October 10, 2011, 08:55:31 PM
That sounds way busy and auditioning for a child's show?  Sounds awesome!  Crossing my fingers for you!

Eric's doing IT right?  I remember seeing the promo but as my head has been AWOL lately not everything is sticking.  :D

A few pics from the Pumpkin Patch!

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Post by: Larissa on October 10, 2011, 09:08:07 PM
That sounds way busy and auditioning for a child's show?  Sounds awesome!  Crossing my fingers for you!

Eric's doing IT right?  I remember seeing the promo but as my head has been AWOL lately not everything is sticking.  :D

A few pics from the Pumpkin Patch!

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First of all, I forgot to mention in my earlier post that your daughter is freakin' adorable, especially in that tutu.

The children's show would be so much fun to get!  It's in a different theater than my "home base" one, because "my" theater only has one children's show a year ind it's a musical.  This other theater has 4 and they're straight plays.  I can't sing.

The show is "Poultry in Motion," a takeoff on Chicken Little.  The director (with whom I've worked before) had me read several times, which is a good sign, and mostly for the character of the antagonist, Foxy Loxy, which would be my favorite part, though I'd take any role just to be in it.  It's hilarious and very punny.

And yup, Eric's business is a Managed Service Provider of IT for small businesses and residences.  It's at http://logicallemur.com.  The promo I posted about is that anyone who refers a business client of at least 3 users will get a free iPod or iPad (depending on size of the business that signs up for his service).
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 11, 2011, 05:35:21 PM
Your family is picture perfect!
Busy as usual here with the usual drama of work, kids, sports, orders, home, etc.   As long as the weather holds for next weekend, I am going skydiving which was Andrew's birthday present to me this last May and I haven't gotten around to using it.
Other than that, just working my little fingers to the bone trying to keep up with all my little irons in the fire.
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Post by: dahlish on October 11, 2011, 08:16:10 PM
Thanks ladies!  :)  Wow skydiving?!  Sounds fun!  :D

I'm finishing up Jax's monster gloves, I did a quick fox hat for my 2nd costume, have to knit a tail.....oh my!
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Post by: LisaE on October 13, 2011, 07:53:29 AM
Kimberly,
Have a soft landing!
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Post by: dahlish on October 13, 2011, 09:38:44 AM
Kimberly,
Have a soft landing!

And not on your butt!  :D
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Post by: Dragonclaw on October 13, 2011, 01:37:42 PM
Kimberly,
Have a soft landing!

And not on your butt!  :D
Ouch!  ;D
I am getting ready for artwalkby making several pairs of earrings
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 13, 2011, 01:38:49 PM
But my butt is the softest place on me!
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Post by: lisianblue on October 14, 2011, 02:58:05 AM
kimberly have fun the  old backup computer  crashed access  through  ps3 is tedious  buticancheck my shops     oops forgot the spacess.  love ya all , i´ll be eback when i can
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Post by: trusk4u on October 15, 2011, 12:09:25 PM
Thanks for you support everyone. It means a lot! I'm hanging in there and have asked to join the newly formed marketing group for downtown. Apparently I have a "reputation" with using facebook. Of course I post there nearly everyday and several times a day at that.

Skydiving-not for me! I hope you have fun though!  :)

Good luck and sell loads Matt and Lisa!

Gina, you have a lovely family! From the looks of the pictures, you all had a great time!

Larissa, that play sounds like so much fun! I even love the name!

Kris, most people don't know Mebane. It's the "up and coming" place around here. IF the White Furniture project gets going, that will be HUGE for this town. It's a big old building that made and sold furniture for years. Neglected for a long time, it has finally gotten approved for grant money to restore the place and have it be a mixed use property. It's supposed to have shops, offices, restaurants, a full Y, apartments and condos. They have also allocated green space. The group that has it has done other projects  in the area and they have been sucessful and really nice. If they get going and I can hang on that long, I would consider moving the store there.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 22, 2011, 07:59:19 PM
Finally got to go skydiving and had a blast!
(http://i53.tinypic.com/t523kk.jpg)(http://i54.tinypic.com/nqwwwj.jpg)(http://i52.tinypic.com/b4hqgx.jpg)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 22, 2011, 08:08:24 PM
I never understood jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, but you look like you were having a blast!
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Post by: lisianblue on October 23, 2011, 01:54:59 AM
WAY TO GO KIMBERLY!!!!!  It does look like you had fun!
My granddaughter is going to be a ladybug for Halloween, I'm making ared fleece top to go with purchased  skirt, wings, & antenna .  If I can figure  out how to upload pictures  w/ the ps3 after Halloween, I  will!   
Taking care of the kids for about 13hrs today (Sun)
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Post by: Larissa on October 23, 2011, 02:50:16 PM
I never understood jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, but you look like you were having a blast!

Ditto this, but serious kudos to you, Kimberly!  Eric is dying to try skydiving too.  And I have another friend who does it and loves it.  Personally, I think you're all nuts.  :D

I called off our Halloween party this morning.  It was scheduled for next Saturday night, and with me being sick for so long, then Eric being sick for over 2 weeks, and both of us working so much, there's just no time to prep.  We did decorate the front yard for Halloween yesterday, but we've no time to do the interior of the house, plus shop, and everything else.  We might be going to someone else's party that night instead, and then a bonfire the next Saturday, so I'm not too upset.

I still need to make a velvet cloak for Eric.

And my first rehearsal is tonight!
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Post by: chainmaille on October 24, 2011, 06:26:29 AM
Finally got to go skydiving and had a blast!
(http://i53.tinypic.com/t523kk.jpg)(http://i54.tinypic.com/nqwwwj.jpg)(http://i52.tinypic.com/b4hqgx.jpg)

I'm married to a Bird!
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Post by: trusk4u on October 24, 2011, 01:10:43 PM
 :o is the look on my face! Kudos to you for being that brave (nuts?). There is NO WAY I would ever, ever do that.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 24, 2011, 01:14:44 PM
:o is the look on my face! Kudos to you for being that brave (nuts?). There is NO WAY I would ever, ever do that.
Funny, that was the look on my face when the door opened!  :o
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Post by: dahlish on October 24, 2011, 02:35:24 PM
Larissa I'm sorry you guys are still sick!  :(  I caught a cold on Thursday and it's hitting my head today.  :(  I better be all better by Friday because that's when we're having our party!  I tried on the dress my SIL sewed for me and it's amazing!  :)

I feel comfortably up to my eyeballs in things to do and started a new sweater for myself, am half-done with Kara's new Christmas stocking and trying to figure out what to do new with my shop!

Kim that looks like an awesome time!  Jealous :D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on October 26, 2011, 11:57:21 AM
Called in sick today, as I'm still fighting a virus of some kind.  Finally went to the Dr. yesterday, and of course, they drew blood. 
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Post by: trusk4u on October 27, 2011, 03:10:17 PM
Called in sick today, as I'm still fighting a virus of some kind.  Finally went to the Dr. yesterday, and of course, they drew blood.

I'm sorry to hear you're sick. There has been some crazy viral thing going around here too. I haven't caught anything (knock wood) and hopefully won't. I hope you feel better soon and the same goes for all you other "sickies" out there. :P
.
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Post by: Blue Highways on October 28, 2011, 09:04:40 AM
Finally got to go skydiving and had a blast!
(http://i53.tinypic.com/t523kk.jpg)

Kimberly, this pic is FAB!!!! The earth really IS round! LOL
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Post by: MakinTheBest on October 28, 2011, 10:42:36 AM
That was my first thought too when i saw the picture!  Well, that and damn were we up high
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Post by: trusk4u on October 28, 2011, 11:24:18 AM
It really is an awesome picture!

Working on moving stuff around in the store, figuring out Christmas decorating stuff though I'm not ready for that yet. It's quiet so far and will probably stay that way. The temps went from near 80 yesterday to about 50 today. If I see anyone, I'm sure I will see plenty of sweaters, coats, hats, and scarves.
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Post by: dahlish on October 28, 2011, 03:17:25 PM
Called in sick today, as I'm still fighting a virus of some kind.  Finally went to the Dr. yesterday, and of course, they drew blood.

Oh no!  :(  I hope you are feeling better!

I finished a sweater for myself yesterday, baked a buttload of cookies today, am having a Halloween party tonight, having out of town friends stay with us....swimming is still going strong!  I hit 1400 meters today in a little under an hour  :D  I'm trying to get some ideas in place to start NaNoWriMo next week!
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Post by: LisaE on October 29, 2011, 10:50:17 PM
Kim, amazing sky dive pics, you are way more brave than I am.
Hope everyone is better, I was hit by a nasty stomach virus earlier this week.
Went to Henri Bendel "Open See" yesterday.  Stood out in 37degree cold for 3.5 hours.  Unforutnately, in the 2 minute "see" I had a "sorry, not for us right now." response.  Received good lead from someone else waiting.
When things don't go well, I buy lipstick.  A Bendel cosmetics sales person asked to see my things, called over other people and they took my site address.  Fingers crossed. 
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Post by: lisianblue on October 30, 2011, 08:59:40 AM
Kim, amazing sky dive pics, you are way more brave than I am.
Hope everyone is better, I was hit by a nasty stomach virus earlier this week.
Went to Henri Bendel "Open See" yesterday.  Stood out in 37degree cold for 3.5 hours.  Unforutnately, in the 2 minute "see" I had a "sorry, not for us right now." response.  Received good lead from someone else waiting.
When things don't go well, I buy lipstick.  A Bendel cosmetics sales person asked to see my things, called over other people and they took my site address.  Fingers crossed.
You just never know! Something about being at the right place at the right time!!???    Ok, I give - what is a "Henri Bendel - Open See" ????????
A picture I saw a bit ago on facebook - a person taking pics underwater - and a mass of sardines swimming by in the shape of a dolphin! literally being in the right place at the right time!
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Post by: lisianblue on October 30, 2011, 09:06:03 AM
Finally got to go skydiving and had a blast!
(http://i53.tinypic.com/t523kk.jpg)(http://i54.tinypic.com/nqwwwj.jpg)(http://i52.tinypic.com/b4hqgx.jpg)

I'm married to a Bird!
lol and what a beautiful bird she is!  I love the look on Kimberly's face in the 1st pic - well all of them!

Wow - amazing - my granddaughter (22 mo's old) pushed the on button on the computer yesterday - and it works after all!  YAY!  So, I'm uploading pics today and hopefully get some items listed.  Still have to upload everything to flickr 1st, edit, and download, and then upload again to the shop!!!  No editing program on my daughters computer!  Finishing up Halloween costume for the little one, and maybe cupcakes today too!  Yay - I get go Trick or treating with my grandkids this year!!!
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Post by: LisaE on October 30, 2011, 09:06:32 PM
Kim, amazing sky dive pics, you are way more brave than I am.
Hope everyone is better, I was hit by a nasty stomach virus earlier this week.
Went to Henri Bendel "Open See" yesterday.  Stood out in 37degree cold for 3.5 hours.  Unforutnately, in the 2 minute "see" I had a "sorry, not for us right now." response.  Received good lead from someone else waiting.
When things don't go well, I buy lipstick.  A Bendel cosmetics sales person asked to see my things, called over other people and they took my site address.  Fingers crossed.
You just never know! Something about being at the right place at the right time!!???    Ok, I give - what is a "Henri Bendel - Open See" ????????
A picture I saw a bit ago on facebook - a person taking pics underwater - and a mass of sardines swimming by in the shape of a dolphin! literally being in the right place at the right time!

Twice a year Henri Bendel's department store on 5th Avenue
has what they call an "open see" where designers can show bring their wares for consideration.  The store used to be in Manhattan only.  Now it is owned by The Limited and they have small stores in malls.  I was hoping for the NY store only but it didn't work out.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on November 01, 2011, 03:13:49 PM
Nothing much but the usual here.  Spent way too many hours making Spencer's Halloween costume and now putting my house in order and starting to make lists for Christmas!  One day I would love to have a day with nothing to do but sit and stare.
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Post by: dahlish on November 01, 2011, 04:27:43 PM
Hopefully the people who took down your info will get back in touch with you!   ;)

Andy & I are going to the Raiders/Vikings game in Mpls!!!!  I'm pretty pumped as it will be my first NFL game!
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Post by: Bo-bo on November 03, 2011, 11:08:09 AM
Here's what I'm doing today!  What are you doing?

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Oh, very colorful!! very nice!
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Post by: lisianblue on November 04, 2011, 12:08:11 PM
Hopefully the people who took down your info will get back in touch with you!   ;)

Andy & I are going to the Raiders/Vikings game in Mpls!!!!  I'm pretty pumped as it will be my first NFL game!
Did you enjoy???

I'm home! finally!

Me - I just put a hold on 7 checks, changed log in and passwords on a number of accounts,  (I lost my check book, a small notebook with lots of cool info, and an old calender with all of my log in info!!!!! yeah!!!! fortunately it was all abreviated.
Calling phone co. to have internet turned back on,   putting away some of the stuff that went to Co. and hopefully getting some sleep.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: CrochetHooked on November 04, 2011, 01:16:52 PM
Hopefully the people who took down your info will get back in touch with you!   ;)

Andy & I are going to the Raiders/Vikings game in Mpls!!!!  I'm pretty pumped as it will be my first NFL game!
Did you enjoy???

I'm home! finally!

Me - I just put a hold on 7 checks, changed log in and passwords on a number of accounts,  (I lost my check book, a small notebook with lots of cool info, and an old calender with all of my log in info!!!!! yeah!!!! fortunately it was all abreviated.
Calling phone co. to have internet turned back on,   putting away some of the stuff that went to Co. and hopefully getting some sleep.

OH NO!  Hope all turns out OK... sorry to hear it  :-[
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on November 04, 2011, 10:04:40 PM
Ouch about the checkbook, etc.  Hope all is okay now.
I emptied out my huge living room closet to reorganize.  I only did half the project.  My living room now looks like a bomb exploded in it or perhaps just an episode of hoarders.  Anyone know the cure to procrastination?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on November 04, 2011, 11:25:00 PM
Ouch about the checkbook, etc.  Hope all is okay now.
I emptied out my huge living room closet to reorganize.  I only did half the project.  My living room now looks like a bomb exploded in it or perhaps just an episode of hoarders.  Anyone know the cure to procrastination?
Just watch an episode of "Hoarders"... That always helps me to get rid of something...LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on November 05, 2011, 07:32:41 AM
Ouch about the checkbook, etc.  Hope all is okay now.
I emptied out my huge living room closet to reorganize.  I only did half the project.  My living room now looks like a bomb exploded in it or perhaps just an episode of hoarders.  Anyone know the cure to procrastination?
Just watch an episode of "Hoarders"... That always helps me to get rid of something...LOL
Me too!  Makes me itch to clean something.
Andrew is out of town for 3 days so it is just the boys and I.  We visited my father in law, went out to dinner, and then the to homecoming football game before the score got so lopsided and all of our butts were frozen to the seat and came home.  All in all a really nice night with them. 
Today I want to work on some projects I've been putting off in favor of other things.  One is a bird feeder that was falling apart so I painted it and am now shingling it with copper, aluminum, and brass flashing. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: mygrandpaspen on November 05, 2011, 10:13:22 AM
*Waving HI*

It's been a while - darn life keeps getting in the way - I need to start working on my HAF store again...

I live in Canada and it's getting pretty cold here now - I was driving by one of the larger football fields around here and there were bundled up parents in the stands at 830am and the temperature in celcius was -10 - I don't know what that is farenheit wise but here, that's chilly!! And that's one of the reasons my guys don't play football - they play hockey so I can sit in a freezing cold rink instead.

That sucks about losing all that info!

Hope everyone has a great day!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Nárrína on November 05, 2011, 01:06:54 PM
Currently, trying to warm up after being outside with my sister using a make-shift sluicing rig my dad jury-rigged for us so we could go through some the gem-dirt we brought back with us from Mason Mountain Mine in North Carolina.  Oooooooh soooooo many pretties!! And we're only half way through the bucket!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on November 06, 2011, 02:26:19 AM
Almost straightened out to the point where I will have room to take pictures of the 5 or 6 pieces waiting to be posted.  Lack of sales is a drag, I am looking at changing my prices and modifying my things so they are less time intensive. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on November 06, 2011, 02:17:14 PM
Hopefully the people who took down your info will get back in touch with you!   ;)

Andy & I are going to the Raiders/Vikings game in Mpls!!!!  I'm pretty pumped as it will be my first NFL game!
Did you enjoy???

I'm home! finally!

Me - I just put a hold on 7 checks, changed log in and passwords on a number of accounts,  (I lost my check book, a small notebook with lots of cool info, and an old calender with all of my log in info!!!!! yeah!!!! fortunately it was all abreviated.
Calling phone co. to have internet turned back on,   putting away some of the stuff that went to Co. and hopefully getting some sleep.

The game is in 2 weeks!!!

That really stinks!  :(  I lost my entire purse once and it was such a pain in the butt getting all my stuff cancelled and changing passwords and whatnot.  :(

I picked up some embroidery hoops to add some different things to my shop!  Yesterday I sewed my first pair of sweatpants!  They are now officially my favorite.  :D  Will have to upload a pic later!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on November 06, 2011, 03:41:57 PM
Almost straightened out to the point where I will have room to take pictures of the 5 or 6 pieces waiting to be posted.  Lack of sales is a drag, I am looking at changing my prices and modifying my things so they are less time intensive.

Boy, I hear you. Both online and here in the store have been very slow to nonexistant for jewelry. Ican't make mine much cheaper than it already is. AS for store stuff, if it's not mine, prices stay with whatever the seller put on it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on November 06, 2011, 04:22:33 PM
Almost straightened out to the point where I will have room to take pictures of the 5 or 6 pieces waiting to be posted.  Lack of sales is a drag, I am looking at changing my prices and modifying my things so they are less time intensive.
If you sell your stuff too cheap, people think it's just cheap jewelry, and I cannot compete with walmart... I just talked to a friend who is taking a marketing class and the first rule was double your prices...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 12, 2011, 05:41:40 PM
I have been so busy and quite absent here.  I MISS ALL OF YOU!

Today was a catch-up day.  I finished all my in-progress projects, which included two ladies headbands and a new doll.  The yarn I found for this doll's hair is so cool!  Her name is Beth.  Here's a picture:

(http://i41.tinypic.com/6riq1w.jpg)

She's in my HAF shop; here's the link if you'd like to see additional pictures:  http://handmadeartistsshop.com/product-details/Toys/Rag%20Dolls/Meet%20BETH%20Handmade%20Rag%20Doll/?pid=20111112171400dcc50

And as to pricing...  I raised mine.  My sales haven't been overwhelming, but steady enough that I wanted to slow them down just a bit, since I don't have a lot of time to make new items when I sell something right now.  Just a week after I raised the price of my knit baby blankets by 35%, I got an order for two of them for twins due in January!

The economy is still struggling.  I think that when people finally do decide to open their wallets right now, they're also willing to part with a little more money to get quality in what they're buying.  They want things that will last.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on November 12, 2011, 07:22:49 PM
Beth is adorable.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 12, 2011, 08:06:40 PM
Thanks, Lisa!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: CrochetHooked on November 12, 2011, 08:14:40 PM
Awww... So Cute!  WTG!

Cari... ;o)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 12, 2011, 08:43:48 PM
Thanks, Cari!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on November 12, 2011, 09:28:48 PM
Sandi I love your new doll!   :D

I've still had zero sales.  But something to brighten my spirits was that a friend asked for 2 knit ornaments (commissioned!)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nNX_PyzlNgQ/Tr1wpbtNhdI/AAAAAAAADxw/DFjYFXwR6rc/s400/DSC02921.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UiJn5Xy2Vkg/TrrzZArTnqI/AAAAAAAADx0/GBE0LBW8QLc/s400/DSC02918.JPG)

And the Humane Society asked if I could make a few doggy sweaters because the smaller pups are chilly.  And I received a request in the mail from the Humane Society to donate some thing(s) for their auction in March.  So I think for the time being I'll be busying myself with the donating knitting  :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 12, 2011, 09:34:43 PM
Sandi I love your new doll!   :D

I've still had zero sales.  But something to brighten my spirits was that a friend asked for 2 knit ornaments (commissioned!)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nNX_PyzlNgQ/Tr1wpbtNhdI/AAAAAAAADxw/DFjYFXwR6rc/s400/DSC02921.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UiJn5Xy2Vkg/TrrzZArTnqI/AAAAAAAADx0/GBE0LBW8QLc/s400/DSC02918.JPG)

And the Humane Society asked if I could make a few doggy sweaters because the smaller pups are chilly.  And I received a request in the mail from the Humane Society to donate some thing(s) for their auction in March.  So I think for the time being I'll be busying myself with the donating knitting  :D

Thank so much!  I love your knit ornaments!  And the 'donated' knitting to the humane shelter is terrific advertising! 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: CrochetHooked on November 13, 2011, 01:32:48 AM
Oh my Tooooo Cute! 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on November 13, 2011, 08:00:37 AM
Sandi I love your new doll!   :D

I've still had zero sales.  But something to brighten my spirits was that a friend asked for 2 knit ornaments (commissioned!)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-nNX_PyzlNgQ/Tr1wpbtNhdI/AAAAAAAADxw/DFjYFXwR6rc/s400/DSC02921.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UiJn5Xy2Vkg/TrrzZArTnqI/AAAAAAAADx0/GBE0LBW8QLc/s400/DSC02918.JPG)

And the Humane Society asked if I could make a few doggy sweaters because the smaller pups are chilly.  And I received a request in the mail from the Humane Society to donate some thing(s) for their auction in March.  So I think for the time being I'll be busying myself with the donating knitting  :D
I love the knitted things in the pictures.  I haven't had any sales either.  I know it will happen soon for us both.  Very nice about the puppy sweaters.
I don't see any dog sweaters in your shop.  I have noticed that even when the economy is bad, people spend money on their pets and I am amazed at how expensive pet things are.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on November 13, 2011, 02:06:34 PM
Thanks!  I've been using patterns from Ravelry for the dog sweaters I've made in the past so I couldn't sell them.  But for their auction in March I think I'm going to make socks and those will have my card and whatnot for the shop!  Last year when I donated items for silent auctions I wasn't sure if it would be tacky to add my shop info on it, but this year they even said in their request to add it in :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on November 13, 2011, 03:04:42 PM
Beth is adorable!
I love the ornaments-too cute!
I think it's great about the donated knitted stuff.

As for people spending on their pets-I thought that too. I have dog collars that I got wholesale from a girl in  Durham last year. Haven't sold even 1. I had bought some from her before I opened this shop (she had an Etsy shop) for my dogs, and they are really well made and fun! So, when I opened here, I thought it might be nice to try some. Glad I didn't buy more. :(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on November 13, 2011, 03:26:25 PM
Perhaps it's different regionally with dog stuff.  In NYC and Miami, FL, there are shops selling nothing but dog clothing and thriving.  In my NY neighborhood, there are 5 pet supply shops within 5 blocks.  They sell food and all, but also huge amounts of expensive toys, accessories and clothes.  It is crazy.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on November 13, 2011, 05:46:12 PM
I love my dog and all but the most expensive thing I've bought for him is his kennel  ;D  And with the way he goes through dog toys, an expensive one is out of the question  ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on November 13, 2011, 06:23:24 PM
Meg used to devour toys, even the ones that claimed to be for "tough chewers."  Now she'd older and less interested in shredding them.

Yesterday I worked & then Eric and I went to a friend's birthday party at a winery.

Today we cleared out some space in our office/craft room.  I did some laundry.  We made some new candles, for which we're using a new (to us) technique... with some help from Catimus.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/2ciyjl.jpg)

I worked up a design for Foxy Loxy, since our director might want me to face paint just her for the show.  He wanted something to evoke "fox," but not too overdone.  Plus, it has to be bold to read from the stage and she's going to have ears on her hoodie.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/dddiko.jpg)

And in half an hour I leave for rehearsal.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on November 13, 2011, 07:24:52 PM
Cool fox, Larissa
I've been busy getting ready for my craft sale/party at my friends house...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on November 14, 2011, 11:35:29 PM
Very cool fox, Larissa!  And I love the name "catimus" for your helper!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on November 14, 2011, 11:45:03 PM
Thanks, guys!  The director thought it was a bit much, since she's the only character in the show that may be face painted, so I redid it this way.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/29vjukw.jpg)

He hasn't told me what he thinks yet.

Meanwhile, today I had 3 court appearances and more rehearsal.

Tonight I came home to this awesome stack of fat quarters I won from a blog contest.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/9jhtuh.jpg)

I've got some serious plans for it, a skirt I want to try and a table runner for our dining room table... and then see what's left & make some more!

And then I sewed a couple more bean bags for numbered bean bag sets I'm making for the nephews.  Now I'm in bed, gonna study my script, and watching Golden Girls.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on November 16, 2011, 01:54:07 PM
Fun!  I love the fox, both 'full on' and 'pulled back' :D

Can't wait to see what you make from the fat quarters!!!!

I am exhausted and can't wait for Thanksgiving and some R&R!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on November 20, 2011, 01:17:15 PM
Thanks!

Today I got up really late, after staying at the day job yesterday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Yeah, 8.5 hours on a Saturday.  Blech.

But I got tons done.

I'm going to work on the bean bags some more, eat lunch, and from 3-6 p.m. is rehearsal.  Then I'm hoping E & I finish some candles we were making. 

He's brewing beer with a couple of the guys today.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on December 31, 2011, 11:12:35 AM
This thread seems to have fallen aside while we were all busy with the holiday rush, and I was reminded of it when I looked at the forum stats page.

Today I plan to help Eric clean the kitchen thoroughly and finish getting all the dishes done so he can make his first ever hard cheese with the cheese making stuff I got him for Christmas.

Then I'm going to do some day-job-related stuff.

Then I'll probably work on the scarf I've got to knit for that commission.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/26425ar.jpg)

Tonight we're going to a party at the house of friends a town over.  In NJ, "a town over" means it's really close, which is good since I don't like to spend a lot of time on the roads on NYE.  Too many drunk psychos out there.

So happy new year to everyone!

What're you all doing today?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on December 31, 2011, 11:53:51 AM
I love your scarf Larissa!  I am putting the binding on this quilt.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2due7wl.jpg)

I won't list it until tomorrow, though, because I don't want to inventory it in 2011 for tax purposes.

We are having our traditional NYE party later today.  It's a small gathering of our kids and some close friends.  We throw darts and listen to 'dead people' on the stereo.  The type of music doesn't matter, but the artist has to be gone.  Everyone gets a turn at picking the next album, so it's a really broad mix.

Be safe everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on December 31, 2011, 12:01:27 PM
I love your scarf Larissa!  I am putting the binding on this quilt.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2due7wl.jpg)

I won't list it until tomorrow, though, because I don't want to inventory it in 2011 for tax purposes.

We are having our traditional NYE party later today.  It's a small gathering of our kids and some close friends.  We throw darts and listen to 'dead people' on the stereo.  The type of music doesn't matter, but the artist has to be gone.  Everyone gets a turn at picking the next album, so it's a really broad mix.

Be safe everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sounds like an awesome party (my picks would be primarily Elvis, of course) and that quilt is GORGEOUS!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: gemlover on December 31, 2011, 12:12:18 PM
I will be making 6mm ID 12 gauge copper jump rings.  Each set of 6 to 8 rings takes about 1/2 hour.  Hand wound and sawn.  However, the futball games are on (soccer) and are interesting. 

Also reading Austin's "Pride and Prejudice."

John
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on December 31, 2011, 12:15:26 PM
I admire your patience, John.  Wow.

And I love Pride & Prejudice.  Read it many years ago.  Right now I'm switching back & forth between A Study in Scarlet (A. C. Doyle) and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on January 02, 2012, 10:46:36 AM
Happy New Year everyone!  I'm going out to "my" parking lot to sell some hats and scarves today!  even if I don't sell anything it's quiet out there and I get more done than sitting around here!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 02, 2012, 11:51:50 AM
Got caught up in the Holiday like everyone else...but sounds like everyone is keeping busy!  Andrew's niece is here for a few days so we are just going to hang out today and take down the Christmas tree and clean up a bit.  I am ready to "un-decorate" my house and have it back to normal.  Other than that, just working out plans for the new year and finishing a couple of projects that are laying around.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 02, 2012, 09:29:21 PM
I had to work half of today, then lunch with my family - today is my dad's birthday - then I've been mostly knitting since I got home.  Eric's working with his brother tonight.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 03, 2012, 03:27:26 PM
Sandi,
Your quilt is beautiful.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 03, 2012, 04:34:32 PM
We've been pretty busy as well!  Kara has been potty training (two thumbs up so far!), Andy took down and put up walls in the basement (okay, just a small section to expand the storage room and clean out the kids' play room), I knit a sweater for Jax

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Hi4YQKqHMTw/TwEBv49SujI/AAAAAAAAEIs/X8bgO6zEJd0/w414-h311-k/DSC03520.JPG)

A ninja for Andy
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-RgQRHrq8sZk/Tv46bZlJc1I/AAAAAAAAEIw/5P__iPlIisw/w416-h312-k/DSC03485.JPG)

and started a sweater for Kara.

We had New Year's at our house again, but instead of turkey we did chili, beer bread and lots of sides!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-un-xl8lT8t8/TwHmdNbjZvI/AAAAAAAAEKU/i5wORwN7WvM/w233-h311-k/DSC03526.JPG)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 03, 2012, 06:14:25 PM
Pretty tree, your kids are adorable, and I love that ninja!

I'm still at work.  Blech.  But I'm over 1/2 done with the commissioned scarf and hope to head home soon.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 03, 2012, 07:25:48 PM
Those kids faces are priceless!  I spent the day catching up a bit on computer stuff and trying to figure out my camera.  I finally broke down and ordered the Dummy book for it...there are just too many buttons and options that I just don't understand.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 03, 2012, 10:43:36 PM
Thanks everyone!  :)

I understand about too many buttons!  There always seems to be so much to learn with technology!

Larissa that's awesome that you're half done with the scarf already!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Malaya on January 04, 2012, 02:54:14 AM
(http://s3.hubimg.com/u/2628270_f260.jpg)

They are Ukranian eggs where you draw a design in wax using this mid-evil device then dip it in color.  Then you draw again and dip again in another color and so on.

Hi...............
What a great sharing. Really that look stunning.
How you make all?
Keep it up.:)
Thanks for sharing creative work.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 05, 2012, 06:27:32 PM
Had court today, then office.  Trying to get home but traffic is a parking lot.  Only 17" left to go on the scarf!  Then I have to finish a brief... and send resumes.  I'm tired of law.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 16, 2012, 05:35:15 PM
Sorry to hear you're tired of law, Larissa.  It's a drag to have to get up and go to work every day when you are not loving what you do.

Today (and yesterday), I've been making a doll which is a special order and already sold!  I am so happy with her, that I just had to post a picture.  This is Charlotte!

(http://i44.tinypic.com/257kl4x.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 16, 2012, 05:41:47 PM
She's terrific!

Today I got an interview with a firm that wants a part time/per diem attorney, which would be perfect while I re-situate myself in a new career.

And I had an interview this afternoon with a local JCC (Jewish Community Center) to be a drama teacher for 3-5  year olds.  That would be perfect!  It's a part time gig, but a great start.

And I finished designing two alternate logos for my friend's ghost hunting group.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/9pp9iu.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/14tsi9k.jpg)

I think I like it better without the NJ behind the ghost, but that's their call.

Over the weekend we went to two first birthday parties - Eric's best friend's son & my cousin's daughter.  Two totally different atmospheres and types of parties, both fun.  Unfortunately, neither did gifts at the party so I didn't get to see if the kiddos liked the books and the stuffies I made (these were the mice, bunny, and penguin).

Tomorrow I'll go into Eric's office with him to help out.  Now I'm just waiting for him to get home.  And I need to do laundry.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 16, 2012, 06:19:52 PM
Thanks, Larissa!  I agree - the one without NJ behind it is better!  Good luck on your interviews!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 16, 2012, 09:08:27 PM
iKnit- I love your  new doll!  So wonderful that she's alreadys old!  :)

Larissa I love your drawing!  I'm kind of torn on which one I like better.  It looks great with something behind it, but I don't think NJ is that thing :)

Hope your interviews go well!  Sounds like teaching 3-5 years old would be so fun!

As for me I've been busy doing what I've always been doing!  Knitting, teaching piano and being mama!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 16, 2012, 09:13:16 PM
Larissa I love your drawing!  I'm kind of torn on which one I like better.  It looks great with something behind it, but I don't think NJ is that thing :)

Thanks!  Thing is, it's NJ or nothing.  The point was a location thing, because they're based in south Jersey.  Eh, whatever they choose is pretty nifty.  I'm just happy I was able to do it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 16, 2012, 10:12:39 PM
She's terrific!

Today I got an interview with a firm that wants a part time/per diem attorney, which would be perfect while I re-situate myself in a new career.

And I had an interview this afternoon with a local JCC (Jewish Community Center) to be a drama teacher for 3-5  year olds.  That would be perfect!  It's a part time gig, but a great start.

And I finished designing two alternate logos for my friend's ghost hunting group.

(http://i43.tinypic.com/9pp9iu.jpg)

(http://i42.tinypic.com/14tsi9k.jpg)

I think I like it better without the NJ behind the ghost, but that's their call.

Over the weekend we went to two first birthday parties - Eric's best friend's son & my cousin's daughter.  Two totally different atmospheres and types of parties, both fun.  Unfortunately, neither did gifts at the party so I didn't get to see if the kiddos liked the books and the stuffies I made (these were the mice, bunny, and penguin).

Tomorrow I'll go into Eric's office with him to help out.  Now I'm just waiting for him to get home.  And I need to do laundry.
Good luck with the per diem gig and with the art teaching. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 16, 2012, 10:13:56 PM
Sorry to hear you're tired of law, Larissa.  It's a drag to have to get up and go to work every day when you are not loving what you do.

Today (and yesterday), I've been making a doll which is a special order and already sold!  I am so happy with her, that I just had to post a picture.  This is Charlotte!

(http://i44.tinypic.com/257kl4x.jpg)
Sandi,
She is extremely cute, and great that she is sold!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 16, 2012, 11:14:51 PM
Larissa I love your drawing!  I'm kind of torn on which one I like better.  It looks great with something behind it, but I don't think NJ is that thing :)

Thanks!  Thing is, it's NJ or nothing.  The point was a location thing, because they're based in south Jersey.  Eh, whatever they choose is pretty nifty.  I'm just happy I was able to do it.

Got'cha!  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 17, 2012, 06:21:07 AM
Knit, I love the doll!  Darling as always.
Larissa, busy as always I see.  I have trouble keeping up with my schedule but you always seem to be able to  take on one more thing...how?
As for me, same old same old.  Kids sports take up a huge chunk of time as well as working a couple days a week and spending time on the sites and really need to make a new inventory list and start restocking as well as get the tax stuff together.  Gee, none of these things sound like much fun do they?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 17, 2012, 09:53:15 AM
Larissa, busy as always I see.  I have trouble keeping up with my schedule but you always seem to be able to  take on one more thing...how?

For one some of the new stuff is now in LIEU of some of the old stuff.  My day job was a lot more than full time, and I'm just really sick of being a lawyer.  So if I can do part time law and part time teaching until it becomes full time teaching, my schedule is actually a lot better.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 17, 2012, 10:32:27 AM
Larissa, busy as always I see.  I have trouble keeping up with my schedule but you always seem to be able to  take on one more thing...how?

For one some of the new stuff is now in LIEU of some of the old stuff.  My day job was a lot more than full time, and I'm just really sick of being a lawyer.  So if I can do part time law and part time teaching until it becomes full time teaching, my schedule is actually a lot better.
I always thought it was kind of funny with you being so creative and artistic to pick law for a career.  Hopefully you can rework it all and teach!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on January 17, 2012, 02:15:54 PM
Don't lose you law license though Larissa, we may need to put you on retainer one day. You know how these creative people are  :-\ LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 17, 2012, 03:12:20 PM
Don't worry, I'll keep the license.  ;-)

Kim, surprisingly, maybe, it does tie together.  It feeds into the attention-hound/performance end of things.  And I'm a good writer.  Besides, my interests have always been a little schizo.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 17, 2012, 03:34:04 PM
Don't worry, I'll keep the license.  ;-)

Kim, surprisingly, maybe, it does tie together.  It feeds into the attention-hound/performance end of things.  And I'm a good writer.  Besides, my interests have always been a little schizo.
I guess it does work together in the performance aspect...and writing is definitely creative (especially when you want to say something without saying it!).  I should know, according to Andrew my English degree is a BA in BS.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 17, 2012, 03:43:32 PM
LOL, I sometimes think mine is in "weird logic."
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 18, 2012, 04:18:17 PM
Don't worry, I'll keep the license.  ;-)

Kim, surprisingly, maybe, it does tie together.  It feeds into the attention-hound/performance end of things.  And I'm a good writer.  Besides, my interests have always been a little schizo.
I guess it does work together in the performance aspect...and writing is definitely creative (especially when you want to say something without saying it!).  I should know, according to Andrew my English degree is a BA in BS.

hehe your husband says that too about English majors?   ;D

Today I am enjoying the 30-45 below windchills.  I also have the leg of my second sock knit.  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on January 18, 2012, 06:16:51 PM
Today I am hunkered down.... wind gusts as high as 113mph :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 18, 2012, 06:43:58 PM
It's windy and cold here today, too, but not anywhere near as bad as mentioned above!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 18, 2012, 10:02:26 PM
Today I am hunkered down.... wind gusts as high as 113mph :-\

Holy moley!!!!!

I'm baking peanut butter cookies with Reese's pieces in them!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 18, 2012, 10:58:05 PM
I had an interview today with an arts center in Montclair to maybe teach art, drama, film, etc to kiddies aged 4.5 to 10 or so.  Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 19, 2012, 03:47:53 AM
Matt, I hope the wind didn't blow you away!
Larissa, I hope you get the job.  It seems like nobody I know who is a lawyer wants to be a lawyer.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 19, 2012, 10:41:47 AM
I had an interview today with an arts center in Montclair to maybe teach art, drama, film, etc to kiddies aged 4.5 to 10 or so.  Fingers crossed!

Fingers crossed for you!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on January 19, 2012, 03:25:36 PM
No damage to myt house, but I did slice my thumb on a sharp shard of obsidian while trying to re cover the stack of firewood... (I was using rocks to weigh down the tarps)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 19, 2012, 04:17:10 PM
Ow!  You ok?

I had an interview today, then went to my mom's consignment shop to pick out pictures for Eric's office.  Came home to a gift, now sending resumes.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on January 19, 2012, 04:54:03 PM
I will be out of comission to do any lapidary for a few days but I will survive...
How did your interview go?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 20, 2012, 06:22:55 AM
Today is going to be errand day...picked up a screw in one of my tires and took it to be patched but turned out that I actually need two new tires.  Also, hopefully, the vet will let us take that stupid cone off of our dogs head.  The cones are bad enough, but on a 100 pound dog it becomes down right dangerous!  Two weeks of it and all of us have had enough.  I would much rather just curl up on the couch and knit.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on January 20, 2012, 02:59:56 PM
Today is going to be errand day...picked up a screw in one of my tires and took it to be patched but turned out that I actually need two new tires.  Also, hopefully, the vet will let us take that stupid cone off of our dogs head.  The cones are bad enough, but on a 100 pound dog it becomes down right dangerous!  Two weeks of it and all of us have had enough.  I would much rather just curl up on the couch and knit.
I used a soft cone on my dog, The brand name is "the comfy cone'
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: CrochetHooked on January 20, 2012, 04:01:19 PM
Don't worry, I'll keep the license.  ;-)

Kim, surprisingly, maybe, it does tie together.  It feeds into the attention-hound/performance end of things.  And I'm a good writer.  Besides, my interests have always been a little schizo.

Good for you Larissa... Law school certainly does come in handy... my husband is a retired Lawyer (if there is such a thing...lol) and he is an excellent writer... Which I have benefitted from as well. 

Hope all goes as planned for your new adventures!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 20, 2012, 04:08:48 PM
Today is going to be errand day...picked up a screw in one of my tires and took it to be patched but turned out that I actually need two new tires.  Also, hopefully, the vet will let us take that stupid cone off of our dogs head.  The cones are bad enough, but on a 100 pound dog it becomes down right dangerous!  Two weeks of it and all of us have had enough.  I would much rather just curl up on the couch and knit.
I used a soft cone on my dog, The brand name is "the comfy cone'
Are those the cones like a neck brace?  I would have used one but those wouldn't have stopped her from being able to scratch her ears which was torn half way off and then stitched back on.  They were worried that if she was able to scratch it or rub her head against anything the stitches would break loose.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 20, 2012, 05:12:27 PM
Thanks for the votes of confidence & good wishes, guys!

Today was fairly uneventful... though I stopped back at my mom's consignment shop.  Turns out Eric's office has ELEVEN walls that need decorating, so I had to get more pictures.  I'm glad he likes seascapes.

I can't wait for tomorrow.  E's working, so I'm going over to my sister's place bright & early to hang out.  We're going to my nephew's classes and then either play in the impending snow or just hang out.  I'll bring his new bunny and the video from my show in case they want to watch.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on January 21, 2012, 01:13:18 AM
Today is going to be errand day...picked up a screw in one of my tires and took it to be patched but turned out that I actually need two new tires.  Also, hopefully, the vet will let us take that stupid cone off of our dogs head.  The cones are bad enough, but on a 100 pound dog it becomes down right dangerous!  Two weeks of it and all of us have had enough.  I would much rather just curl up on the couch and knit.
I used a soft cone on my dog, The brand name is "the comfy cone'
Are those the cones like a neck brace?  I would have used one but those wouldn't have stopped her from being able to scratch her ears which was torn half way off and then stitched back on.  They were worried that if she was able to scratch it or rub her head against anything the stitches would break loose.

Not a neck brace it was used when my dog had a tumor removed on his thigh, so he couldn't chew off the bandage and remove the stiches
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 21, 2012, 07:40:45 AM
Snow!  Real winter hits finally when I don't have to work and have plans.  Well, I'll just have to leave early to get there.  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 21, 2012, 11:40:54 AM
Owie on the dog stitches!  :(

Today Jax is going to a bday party and this afternoon I'm meeting some friends for knitting at the coffeeshop!  Yesterday I unraveled a sweater I  never wear and last night I started a new one with the yarn!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 21, 2012, 10:25:38 PM
I took the precarious, slippery drive to my sister's house.  My nephew's music class was canceled, but storytime at the library was still on so we went to that, played in the snow, had Belgian waffles, and hung out.  We watched the video of my show and went to Joann's - my sister needed fabric, batting, needle, thread, and advice on turning a latch-hook rug she made into a pillow.  Shoveled around our house, still waiting for E to come home.  He's been having a hellish day working; everything's gone wrong.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 22, 2012, 01:04:37 PM
We do strange things in times of stress.  So here's what I've been doing this morning...

(http://i41.tinypic.com/28l3ytt.jpg)

I have a chart that lists measurements for all sizes of babies.  These are for a baby born at 21 weeks - a micro-preemie.  My granddaughter was nearly born very very early this morning.  But surgery was performed to close her mother's cervix.  The baby is fine and her mom's water never broke.  Please keep your fingers crossed that we will NOT need these!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 22, 2012, 01:15:47 PM
Wow, Sandi!  I hope you don't need them no matter how cute they are (and they are).  Glad they were able to do the surgery and she wasn't born yet.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on January 22, 2012, 01:19:37 PM
Prayers for your granddaughter to be, both of our kids were premies. Spencer was 11 weeks early, and Nathaniel was almost 14 weeks early. Both were in NIQU Spencer for 2 months and Nathaniel for 2 weeks. Spencer was very sick and we didn't know if he was going to make it, but he did and he's healthy as a horse. So trust me we have been there and will keep you and your daughter in our prayers.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 22, 2012, 01:42:59 PM
Thank you so much!  I know there is nothing tangible anyone can do, but this is truly a misery loves company situation.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 22, 2012, 02:22:17 PM
Thank you so much!  I know there is nothing tangible anyone can do, but this is truly a misery loves company situation.
No, there is nothing anyone can do but hope and pray but please know that we have been there and no the stress of a premie.  If you don't need the booties, maybe donate them to NICU at your hospital.  It is always nice when you come to visit your little one to see them clean and wearing something warm and cute.  Lets you forget for a few seconds where you are.  I still have the boys premie outfits and it is scary how tiny they are, especially when Spencer is looking me eye to eye now.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 22, 2012, 02:43:59 PM
Thank you so much!  I know there is nothing tangible anyone can do, but this is truly a misery loves company situation.
No, there is nothing anyone can do but hope and pray but please know that we have been there and no the stress of a premie.  If you don't need the booties, maybe donate them to NICU at your hospital.  It is always nice when you come to visit your little one to see them clean and wearing something warm and cute.  Lets you forget for a few seconds where you are.  I still have the boys premie outfits and it is scary how tiny they are, especially when Spencer is looking me eye to eye now.

That's my plan - to donate them to the NICU at the hospital where they are if we don't need them.  Thanks so much for the support.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 22, 2012, 03:14:11 PM
Praying for your grandbaby!  My mom's water broke at 5 months I think and she was able to hold him in for another month, so he was born in the beginning of Aug instead of the end of Oct.  Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way that that little bean stays in for awhile!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Colette on January 22, 2012, 03:22:18 PM
I took the precarious, slippery drive ...
I did the same thing yesterday. It was really icy, and my husband's car which was parked in the driveway was covered with a sheet of ice... did not want to go out, but I had promised my daughter we would make pizza and needed more flour. Today is the opposite of yesterday. It is beautiful outside and the sun is out.
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Post by: Blue Highways on January 22, 2012, 03:45:23 PM
Prayers for both mom and baby
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 22, 2012, 06:42:17 PM
Today I played in my church volleyball league!  Ouch my knees hurt; too many dives sans kneepads.   :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Colette on January 22, 2012, 07:56:09 PM
We do strange things in times of stress.  So here's what I've been doing this morning...

(http://i41.tinypic.com/28l3ytt.jpg)

I have a chart that lists measurements for all sizes of babies.  These are for a baby born at 21 weeks - a micro-preemie.  My granddaughter was nearly born very very early this morning.  But surgery was performed to close her mother's cervix.  The baby is fine and her mom's water never broke.  Please keep your fingers crossed that we will NOT need these!
Will be keeping her in my prayers. This is really tough. My daughter was born at 27 weeks, so I know about all the worries. Hopefully Mom will be able to keep her a little more until she is strong enough to come out. Every single day that passes will make baby stronger.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 22, 2012, 11:51:12 PM
Sandi,
My fingers are crossed for mother and child and you.  I can't imagine the stress you must have been feeling. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 23, 2012, 12:17:24 AM
This afternoon, I went to the 23rd annual Delray Beach Art and Craft Fair.  There was a huge crowd, the space between the booths was literally backed up with people.  It was more art than craft.  Unfortunately, it did not look like many people were actually buying things.  I was surprised that there was nothing that I was dying to buy, that is very unlike me.  My budget wouldn't have allowed me to buy the things that I did like, but I did tell the people whose work I admired how wonderful I thought it was. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 23, 2012, 02:15:07 PM
Working today.  No news to report on the baby, except that she has not been born (HOORAY!) and that mom is on complete bed rest.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 23, 2012, 02:33:07 PM
Working today.  No news to report on the baby, except that she has not been born (HOORAY!) and that mom is on complete bed rest.
Yay!  Remind mom to stay calm because stress can induce birth!  Maybe find her some books or journals?  I know my boys love to hear about when they were born and it is easy to forget later what you were feeling at the moment.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 23, 2012, 04:25:22 PM
Working today.  No news to report on the baby, except that she has not been born (HOORAY!) and that mom is on complete bed rest.
It is great to hear that all is going well.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on January 24, 2012, 01:17:33 PM
Went to the (first annual) Agate Festival in Yachats OR this weekend found a couple of good buys... on rocks...a couple small pieces of Azurite/chrysocolla and some unusual small slabs of polka dot Montana agate..... soon to be cabachons
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 26, 2012, 06:29:53 PM
I'm sick so I didn't do much today besides nurse my horrific headache.

I did send some resumes and take care of a couple things... and set up my interview for the NYC Teaching Fellowship Program!  They called me this afternoon to have me set it up.  It's next Wednesday.  Crazy!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 27, 2012, 02:35:51 AM
Matt, can't wait to see what you make with your finds.
Larissa, hope you feel better.
I took my father to emergency room, he's okay,
made dinner and worked on video for my shop with a little Project Runway on the side.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 27, 2012, 01:44:25 PM
Oh no Lisa :(  Good to hear he is okay but that is scary!

I'm doing lots of volunteering for Jax's school this weekend!  It's their carnival to kick off Catholic Schools Week.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 27, 2012, 11:29:59 PM
Oh no Lisa :(  Good to hear he is okay but that is scary!

I'm doing lots of volunteering for Jax's school this weekend!  It's their carnival to kick off Catholic Schools Week.
Hope you have fun with the volunteering and that it isn't too much work.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 27, 2012, 11:35:07 PM
Mom is on total bed rest until baby is born.  She needs to carry that baby at least another five weeks for it to have a fighting chance.  Fingers are crossed.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 27, 2012, 11:36:48 PM
Mom is on total bed rest until baby is born.  She needs to carry that baby at least another five weeks for it to have a fighting chance.  Fingers are crossed.

I'm in pretzel mode for her!  (everything is crossed)

I sent more resumes today and made another video, this one for the glitter tats exclusively.  I need to do one for henna too, but I need to gather my photos for that.  Oh, and I did one exclusively for body painting too.  It's so fun!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 27, 2012, 11:52:09 PM
Mom is on total bed rest until baby is born.  She needs to carry that baby at least another five weeks for it to have a fighting chance.  Fingers are crossed.

I'm in pretzel mode for her!  (everything is crossed)

I sent more resumes today and made another video, this one for the glitter tats exclusively.  I need to do one for henna too, but I need to gather my photos for that.  Oh, and I did one exclusively for body painting too.  It's so fun!
Link for you video?  It is certainly cheap and easy enough.  I have been trying to make the set format meet my needs, but this is fine for now.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 27, 2012, 11:56:13 PM
Mom is on total bed rest until baby is born.  She needs to carry that baby at least another five weeks for it to have a fighting chance.  Fingers are crossed.

I'm in pretzel mode for her!  (everything is crossed)

I sent more resumes today and made another video, this one for the glitter tats exclusively.  I need to do one for henna too, but I need to gather my photos for that.  Oh, and I did one exclusively for body painting too.  It's so fun!
Link for you video?  It is certainly cheap and easy enough.  I have been trying to make the set format meet my needs, but this is fine for now.

http://animoto.com/play/gTCh1k92y5GK86xLEt3ipw
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on January 27, 2012, 11:58:07 PM
And this is the body painting one (DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IF YOU'RE ANTI-NUDITY):  http://animoto.com/play/L8wDY42OaL0DchhMg0x4Kw
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 28, 2012, 01:22:56 AM
And this is the body painting one (DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IF YOU'RE ANTI-NUDITY):  http://animoto.com/play/L8wDY42OaL0DchhMg0x4Kw
I like it, your work is fantastic.  Some things I learned about this program.  You can create more visual interest if your pictures are varied in size and shape.  It handles pretty large images, like 1200 x 1200.  Play around with that, it's fun.  Also, I like editing in Picnik.  Because they are closing the site in April, all the advanced features are free until then.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 28, 2012, 01:55:47 PM
Praying for the best Sandi!

Decorating actually was pretty fun.  They did something different this year and draped miles of multicolored fabric to create the big tent look .vs. the streamers they've done in the past.  My booth lost its uniform look when they ran out of the balloons I was using...and I let Jax have quite a bit of creative input this morning  ;D

Andy has some sort of a stomach bug, or at least he did last night.  :(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on January 28, 2012, 08:01:36 PM
A lot has gone on since I've been here last.

Good luck with everything Larissa. You totally amaze me.
Wellness vibes, prayers for Mom and baby. Like some of you I had my son early (6weeks) and he is about to be a Dad himself next month. Positive thoughts!!!♥

Hope your wound has healed Matt. Sounds like it was pretty bad. glad to know you didn't blow away!

Gina, I remember temps like that growing up where I did. That wind blowing in off Lake Superior, lots of lake effect snow too. BRRR! can't say I miss that all that much. I do miss winter activities though. I loved snowshoeing, ice skating or just going for a walk in the crunchy snow.

As for me, I took time off from my store at the beginning of the month. Got stuff done at home, played with my glue gun and made stuff for the store. My husband is actively looking for a job since he had to close his business. We are trying not to move but if we have to we'd like to go back to Chicago. We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on January 28, 2012, 08:08:56 PM
Good luck with the job hunting for your hubby, Teresa.  I know how hard it is...  Paul has been hardly working for almost 2 years.

Today, I did the marketing, washed the floors, did the laundry, and made blueberry jam.  Am going to get ready to have company for a birthday dinner now!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 29, 2012, 08:30:01 AM
Prayers for the job hunt, been there done that more times that I care to think about. 
As for us?  Chaos as usual and now my mother is coming to visit next weekend which is always an adventure so I want to get as much done as I can before she gets here...ready, set, run around like a headless chicken!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Colette on January 29, 2012, 05:09:36 PM
And this is the body painting one (DO NOT CLICK THE LINK IF YOU'RE ANTI-NUDITY):  http://animoto.com/play/L8wDY42OaL0DchhMg0x4Kw

Larissa, those paintings are amazing! you're so talented  ;D
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on January 29, 2012, 05:14:30 PM
Hahaha....snoozed most of the day away with my kitties...and not planning to do anything for the rest of the day...we need days like this too....LOL ^-^

Love all the animoto clips created here.... :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 29, 2012, 05:33:05 PM
Theresa- good luck job hunting!  I know that it isn't easy :(

Andy and I worked our butts off at the carnival and had fun!  My IL's drove up to hang out with the kids at the carnival and everyone had a good time!    I'm now thinking about just curling up with a book, my feet hurt!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on January 29, 2012, 09:39:53 PM
Hi all,
I went to a Tom Rush concert last night, it was wonderful.  Many of you are probably too you to have any idea who he is.  I also made a new video for YouTube.  Today, I did a flea market trying to sell some of the antiques left over from my parents' shop.  It was kind of slow.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on January 31, 2012, 06:59:29 AM
Good Morning...... :)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on January 31, 2012, 07:03:54 AM
Good morning.  Today I have to go to the store and then want to finish a special order to get it out of my hair and we will have to see what happens after that.  So many little things seem to take up so much of my days lately
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on January 31, 2012, 09:00:26 AM
Andy is sick at our house and I'm not feeling too much better today :(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on January 31, 2012, 09:08:43 AM
Andy is sick at our house and I'm not feeling too much better today :(
Sorry you are sick. Take a break and find a warm blanket for a bit and feel better soon!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on January 31, 2012, 12:02:27 PM
Sorry about all the illness here and best wishes for those who job hunt....♥
I should be grouting, finished my old fashioned breadbox with a china mosaic and have a side table ready. But it is cold outside and that is not conducive to grouting....
SO I will be crochetting? hats for a breast cancer ward at a local Hospital for woman who lost their hair.
I must say, some of them I did already are so cute I wanna keep them....NOT....
Later....
Monika 
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Post by: lisianblue on January 31, 2012, 05:04:33 PM
Trying to sort of get caught up on here.........................&
get few listings done.

Sandi - best wishes for mom & baby.  It truly amazes me what these Dr's can pull these little ones through.  But, still a stress I would not want to have to go through!
Larissa, you're looking for a job?
My brain is sort of in a jumble - so to all those that are sick and/or looking for a job - my best wishes for speady healing and the best job possible, quickly.
I got home 2 wks ago - haven't been feeling too great, but finally feeling a little better.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 01, 2012, 02:15:01 AM
Kris, I'm looking to leave law.

I spent a good part of today prepping a 5-minute "class" and handouts for tomorrow... I got an interview with the NYC Teaching Fellowship program and it's tomorrow!  It's no joke - FIVE HOURS.  I have to get there at 4 p.m., and it ends at 9:30 p.m.

It's got a math test, a discussion group about scenarios that can arise in a classroom, one-on-one interviews, and each applicant has to teach a five minute class to a group too.  And a writing sample part.  But I made it through the initial application section to the interview stage!

By September, I could be teaching special ed in the NYC school system.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on February 01, 2012, 04:42:42 AM
Kris, I'm looking to leave law.

I spent a good part of today prepping a 5-minute "class" and handouts for tomorrow... I got an interview with the NYC Teaching Fellowship program and it's tomorrow!  It's no joke - FIVE HOURS.  I have to get there at 4 p.m., and it ends at 9:30 p.m.

It's got a math test, a discussion group about scenarios that can arise in a classroom, one-on-one interviews, and each applicant has to teach a five minute class to a group too.  And a writing sample part.  But I made it through the initial application section to the interview stage!

By September, I could be teaching special ed in the NYC school system.
Before you teach in NYC, try to speak to some teachers.  The ones who I know have been complaining that in the past couple of years, the changes in class sizes and other education changes have meant that they spend more time on paperwork than teaching. 
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 01, 2012, 06:39:06 AM
Good Morning..... :-*
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Post by: hippiescreations on February 01, 2012, 08:30:56 AM
 :-\ Morning
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Post by: Larissa on February 01, 2012, 11:28:36 AM
Kris, I'm looking to leave law.

I spent a good part of today prepping a 5-minute "class" and handouts for tomorrow... I got an interview with the NYC Teaching Fellowship program and it's tomorrow!  It's no joke - FIVE HOURS.  I have to get there at 4 p.m., and it ends at 9:30 p.m.

It's got a math test, a discussion group about scenarios that can arise in a classroom, one-on-one interviews, and each applicant has to teach a five minute class to a group too.  And a writing sample part.  But I made it through the initial application section to the interview stage!

By September, I could be teaching special ed in the NYC school system.
Before you teach in NYC, try to speak to some teachers.  The ones who I know have been complaining that in the past couple of years, the changes in class sizes and other education changes have meant that they spend more time on paperwork than teaching.

Oh, I know.  And probably more so in Special Ed.  I have friends in the field.  But it's the quickest, most direct way into teaching, I'd get a Masters out of it, and with Christie currently running NJ, it's not so easy to be a teacher here either.  Or get a job in the first place.

I simply don't have the money to just go back to school for a teaching degree right now.  And there's nothing else I want to do or would be qualified to do besides that and law... and if I spend too much longer as a lawyer, I'll curl up and die.
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Post by: mygrandpaspen on February 01, 2012, 11:33:09 AM
Hey all - it's been a long time since I was back here - far too much going on in life but I'd really like to get back to my HAF Shop - looks like things are still moving here :)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 01, 2012, 11:54:29 AM
Kris, I'm looking to leave law.

I spent a good part of today prepping a 5-minute "class" and handouts for tomorrow... I got an interview with the NYC Teaching Fellowship program and it's tomorrow!  It's no joke - FIVE HOURS.  I have to get there at 4 p.m., and it ends at 9:30 p.m.

It's got a math test, a discussion group about scenarios that can arise in a classroom, one-on-one interviews, and each applicant has to teach a five minute class to a group too.  And a writing sample part.  But I made it through the initial application section to the interview stage!

By September, I could be teaching special ed in the NYC school system.
Before you teach in NYC, try to speak to some teachers.  The ones who I know have been complaining that in the past couple of years, the changes in class sizes and other education changes have meant that they spend more time on paperwork than teaching.

Oh, I know.  And probably more so in Special Ed.  I have friends in the field.  But it's the quickest, most direct way into teaching, I'd get a Masters out of it, and with Christie currently running NJ, it's not so easy to be a teacher here either.  Or get a job in the first place.

I simply don't have the money to just go back to school for a teaching degree right now.  And there's nothing else I want to do or would be qualified to do besides that and law... and if I spend too much longer as a lawyer, I'll curl up and die.
You are not kidding about teaching in NJ!  I have the degree and awards out the rear but couldn't get a job for over a year.  I finally quit looking and have changed direction and am much happier for it.  I may go back one day, but for now, there is plenty to keep me busy at home, websites, business and a small part time job with a friend.
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Post by: Larissa on February 01, 2012, 01:31:57 PM
Sorry it's been so hard, Kim.  If you still want to do it, wait 'til we get rid of the (I won't say it) governor and try again.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 01, 2012, 01:43:17 PM
Sorry it's been so hard, Kim.  If you still want to do it, wait 'til we get rid of the (I won't say it) governor and try again.
Honestly it is for the best since I am a firm believer that what is supposed to happen will if you just do the next right thing.  I finished my degree more so that I could say "I really did it!" than to actually go out and teach.  I taught for a year and really got a reality smack in the face when it comes to the unions and administration.  I still sub when i feel like it, but I am really good at finding things to keep me busy and interested.
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Post by: Larissa on February 01, 2012, 01:45:25 PM
Well... then... awesome!
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Post by: dahlish on February 01, 2012, 04:35:00 PM
Good luck Larissa!  My uncle taught English (lit) at an inner city HS in NYC.

I really wanted to bake today but am out of sugar AND flour.   :police:
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Post by: Larissa on February 02, 2012, 12:53:55 AM
Thanks!  I think it went well.  We shall see.
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Post by: LisaE on February 02, 2012, 01:23:21 AM
Good luck Larissa!  My uncle taught English (lit) at an inner city HS in NYC.

I really wanted to bake today but am out of sugar AND flour.   :police:
Did you consider mud pies?
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Post by: LisaE on February 02, 2012, 01:23:46 AM
Thanks!  I think it went well.  We shall see.
I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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Post by: trusk4u on February 02, 2012, 05:15:24 PM
Thanks for the well wishes for hubby's job hunting. He's at it everyday and has spoken/interviewed with a few. Turned down one becuase they didn't pay jack AND he had to travel. The travel would be okay, but only being a contract, no benefits of any kind.

Sad to hear you've burned out of law Larissa, but I guess I can understand it too. Lots of stress, and BS. I wish you well with your new "quest"!  :)

Hope all who are not feeling well are feeling better. The "ickes" are going around here too, expecially with kids. :-\
I'm plugging away at my store and trying to list new things in my HAFshop. You'll have to check there to see them. No time to add them to the gallery.  Grandbaby is about 3 weeks away now. Getting excited!!!
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Post by: Larissa on February 02, 2012, 05:26:31 PM
Lots of stress, and BS. I wish you well with your new "quest"!  :)


Love the rhyme!
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Post by: dahlish on February 03, 2012, 01:51:43 PM
I didn't even notice that rhyme 'til Larissa pointed it out!  :D

Today I am...knitting more on my sweater.  I'm happy I've learned how to knit with size 2 metal needles without stabbing myself under the fingernail.   :o  It's about 4-6" less than my desired length so I'm close!  But then there are sleeves and the collar and button band....

I've taken up the mantle of creating a Superbowl field party platter for our friend's party on Sunday.  I'm thinking celery for the field, ranch filled ones every other for the lines, some weinies for the goal posts, I have blue chips for the Giants' side, maybe buy some red ones for the Patriots, then fill in the stands with dips and whatnot.  We shall see!  :)  Andy thinks I'm crazy though.
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Post by: Larissa on February 03, 2012, 01:57:54 PM
Crazy?  I think you're awesome!  Just make the blue chips win.

Tomorrow I'll be baking a lemon cake for the Superbowl party we're attending, and I *might* do mini blintzes to bring too.  Might.  They're a bit of a pain - really easy but time consuming - but they taste SO GOOD.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 03, 2012, 02:13:13 PM
Go red chips!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 03, 2012, 02:14:54 PM
Oh SHeesh.....good afternoon, long time no "read"...LOL
not into football at all here. This girl is into soccer (being German) but just for the fun of it I hope the Patriots win....(smile)
Busy day yesterday, was running aorund dall day and by 9PM finally home and super tired. This old woman just cannot handle days like that anymore. Slept in until 8:30 this monring. Todya just launching aorund and working on my crochet hats for the cancer wards in the Hospitals. You know the ladys without hair at the moment-  love them.

Later....have a greta day....♥
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Post by: Larissa on February 03, 2012, 02:17:45 PM
Ooooooooooooooh, them's fightin' words!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 03, 2012, 02:20:03 PM
 :o
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 03, 2012, 04:06:39 PM
Who, me..... 8)
Naahhhhhhhh......(grin)
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Post by: dahlish on February 03, 2012, 09:24:38 PM
lol I'm rooting for the Giants myself.   ;D  So after Andy tells me I'm crazy, he helped me draw up a schematic (if you call lines on the back of Kara's scribbled on construction paper a schematic :D ) of the whole enchilada.  Then he started talking construction and all that, so I don't think he thinks I'm crazy anymore :)
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Post by: trusk4u on February 04, 2012, 12:26:22 PM
I don't really care who wins.  I just know that we're having the other Lou Malnati pizza that we got for CHristmas. Yummy!! REAL PIZZA!

I'm at the store and it's so quiet today. I will never understand how people can be so fickle about the weather. It's a little cool, but not bad by any stretch.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 04, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
I worked on my quilt for a couple of hours this morning.  Time to do the marketing and then bake some Amish Friendship Bread.  Grown kids informed me this morning that we are hosting a Super Bowl Party tomorrow!  LOL!!!!
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Post by: Larissa on February 04, 2012, 04:27:02 PM
Made lemon cake & mini blintzes today while E was helping a friend at the beer expo.  I'm picking him up in a few & then we're playing mini golf with friends.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/23mvdaw.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/t6rwv9.jpg)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 04, 2012, 04:28:26 PM
Now I am REALLY hungry, Larissa!
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Post by: dahlish on February 04, 2012, 09:05:11 PM
Those look delicious Larissa!

Andy constructed our chip & dip stadium today, I made peanut butter cookies and tomorrow we'll do homemade guacamole and 3 other dips.  Yum!

I might be gone quite a bit, I have jury duty!   :-X
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Post by: Larissa on February 05, 2012, 12:22:04 AM
Those look delicious Larissa!

Andy constructed our chip & dip stadium today, I made peanut butter cookies and tomorrow we'll do homemade guacamole and 3 other dips.  Yum!

I might be gone quite a bit, I have jury duty!   :-X

Need photos!
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Post by: LisaE on February 05, 2012, 01:30:30 AM
I am drooling at the thought of homemade blintzes.
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Post by: dahlish on February 05, 2012, 03:35:36 PM
Those look delicious Larissa!

Andy constructed our chip & dip stadium today, I made peanut butter cookies and tomorrow we'll do homemade guacamole and 3 other dips.  Yum!

I might be gone quite a bit, I have jury duty!   :-X

Need photos!

I've got a few taken already, but I will wait 'til it's filled up and ready to go so I can have those pics too :D  Jax and Kara helped decorate the outside a bit!

Today I played volleyball, have make up piano lessons, and then the game!  woooooot  :)
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Post by: CrochetHooked on February 06, 2012, 01:40:55 AM
Made lemon cake & mini blintzes today while E was helping a friend at the beer expo.  I'm picking him up in a few & then we're playing mini golf with friends.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/23mvdaw.jpg)

(http://i43.tinypic.com/t6rwv9.jpg)

Larissa!  John and I will be over tomorrow to eat up the leftovers...lol
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 06, 2012, 06:41:50 AM
Yummy.....I will be over shortly....♥

Good Morning everyone....will do some running around today again...what else is new...LOL

Someone asked me to be a buddy and I am suppose to click on something. I cant find what to click on cant see it....help...♥
Monika
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 06, 2012, 06:55:31 AM
Yummy.....I will be over shortly....♥

Good Morning everyone....will do some running around today again...what else is new...LOL

Someone asked me to be a buddy and I am suppose to click on something. I cant find what to click on cant see it....help...♥
Monika
Under your profile you should see the buddy center which you can accept a friend request.
Here I am getting ready to get my life back in order after I put my mom back on a plane to go home.  It has been a rough weekend so I am looking forward to some piece on quiet this afternoon...
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Post by: dahlish on February 06, 2012, 05:46:25 PM
Our snack stadium!

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-WbgmiVwJrF0/Ty9Jd_16uMI/AAAAAAAAEXI/ua87zmJRX0U/w263-h350-k/tmp_132848208.jpg)

It was a big hit :D

All I want to do is curl up in pj's right now but I still have one piano lesson.  Hope it goes fast and then it's on the couch for me!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 06, 2012, 06:06:42 PM
That is so awesome, Gina!
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Post by: Larissa on February 06, 2012, 11:13:32 PM
Ha, that's awesome!

Today I met a client at my friend's law office & then my second meeting was canceled, so I headed home to straighten up my office/craft room.  It's a wreck, so it's slow going.  I basically never finished it when we moved in, so it's about time.
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Post by: dahlish on February 07, 2012, 11:34:36 AM
Thanks everyone!  Andy did such a great job building it!  :)

I've been excused from jury duty so I can relieve Andy of being Mr. Mom.  Which is actually pretty funny because when I wrote down our routine and the things that needed to be done he asked me if I had to go because it was a lot of stuff :)

I got my fabric in the mail yesterday so I'll be spending some time sewing today!
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Post by: Blue Highways on February 07, 2012, 03:42:20 PM
That snack stadium is so stinkin' clever! ;D
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Post by: lisianblue on February 07, 2012, 06:30:28 PM
Thanks everyone!  Andy did such a great job building it!  :)

I've been excused from jury duty so I can relieve Andy of being Mr. Mom.  Which is actually pretty funny because when I wrote down our routine and the things that needed to be done he asked me if I had to go because it was a lot of stuff :)

I got my fabric in the mail yesterday so I'll be spending some time sewing today!
lo, yes taking care of kids is a lot!
Even tho I'm not really into sports, that snack stadium is really cool! 
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Post by: dahlish on February 07, 2012, 08:28:14 PM
lol thanks!  :D

I sewed Kara's foxy/kitten bookends.  They still need faces and tails, but they're sewed together and filled with beans and look super cute!  Will be uploading pics tonight!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 10, 2012, 09:00:19 AM
Love the stadium, love kittens...pics please....

Thanks for the advice and finally GOOD morning all, make it so, you have the power...
I wil do nothing by laying aorund today, love4 on kitties, read and eat...
MY day yesterday was crazy busy.....LOL
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Post by: Larissa on February 10, 2012, 10:46:39 AM
Gotta make a lot of chocolates for a Secret Valentine & then get a bunch of stuff to the post office.

Meeting a friend at 4 for coffee.

I feel a little pressured.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 10, 2012, 12:02:54 PM
Dentist for an hour and then errands and then try to get my house cleaned up since we are going to be running all weekend.  I swear sometimes I just want to rip the calendar off the wall and scream.
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Post by: dahlish on February 10, 2012, 02:30:52 PM
I really want to nap right now, but I'm waiting for my bread to rise a bit before flattening it out.  I'm making focaccia!  :)
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Post by: trusk4u on February 10, 2012, 03:07:37 PM
Quote
  I swear sometimes I just want to rip the calendar off the wall and scream. 

I think we ALL feel  like that a good chunk of the time!
Gina, The snack stadium is so cool!
Larissa, my workroom is never done. It's an ongoing project. I think it was neat for about 12 minutes after I got the big shelves up. :P
AS for me, I'm at work. Also coming down with the sniffles.  :(  I've at least had a bit more traffic in the store today. EVERYONE on the street is complaining about the lack of business. Hopefully we get warmer weather soon. Things generally pick up when it's nice outside.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 11, 2012, 08:54:21 AM
 :D
Good morning everyone....lovely day here, sun is shining brightly in my window..meeting with friends today... :-*
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Post by: dahlish on February 11, 2012, 01:36:58 PM
Thanks Theresa!  :)

Today I have knit group and then some relaxing!
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Post by: Larissa on February 11, 2012, 01:45:44 PM
Ran to the post office this morning to delivery my secret Valentine gift, some cards, some soap, and some craft kits for an oncology ward.

Relaxing a bit now, then I'll get to melting more chocolate!

Tonight, probably hanging out with friends.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 12, 2012, 09:15:06 PM
Here is what I've been doing today...

http://youtu.be/KcbafsykHT0
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Post by: Larissa on February 12, 2012, 11:49:33 PM
Wow, that's cool!

I made chocolate, plus some more for E, and then we watched Once Upon a Time, 2 episodes of Black Books (a British comedy on Netflix), Full Metal Jousting, and now we're watching Mudcats.  History Channel has some crazy shows.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 13, 2012, 12:07:11 AM
Wow, that's cool!

Thanks, Larissa!  Every 8-year-old in the country could have done that in about 10 minutes.  Me...  well, it only took ALL DAY!   ;D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 13, 2012, 07:02:42 AM
Wow, that's cool!

Thanks, Larissa!  Every 8-year-old in the country could have done that in about 10 minutes.  Me...  well, it only took ALL DAY!   ;D
But would every 8 year old in the country even know what hand quilting is? 
We raced around all weekend at wrestling and cutting wood at tent city.  His wrestling team took third in our division which was great.

Today I am going to make gluten free, dairy free, nut free cupcakes for Nathaniel's Valentine party at school tomorrow.  I'll have to let you know how they come out.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on February 13, 2012, 07:19:51 PM
Today I had my teeth cleaned, went to the boat supply place for some stainless steel wire and got my 7 or 8 hundred pound rock from my old house it sure looks pretty in the side yard.... (I'm exausted)  :-\
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Post by: Larissa on February 14, 2012, 01:14:42 AM
How exactly does one transport a 7-800 lb rock?
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Post by: LisaE on February 14, 2012, 01:57:47 AM
I would guess that one transports it with great care, watching one's fingers and toes.

I haven't posted any new designs lately.  I couldn't find the cable to transfer pix.  Today, I broke down and bought an SD card reader.  Tomorrow, pictures of new bracelets.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 14, 2012, 08:18:01 AM
You girls are funny..... :-*

Happy Valentines Day, wishing you Roses, Chocolates, and Cocoa and Flowers, and love and hearts and ...jewelry and ......hmmmm maybe some goood health too.... :-*
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Post by: sewingdreams on February 14, 2012, 08:28:04 AM
I am going to make a heart shaped cheesecake after I go to the grocery store.

I have burp cloths for several orders to finish. I have a sock monkey rag quilt to make. Then I will work on some new rag quilts.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 14, 2012, 09:11:55 AM
I am going to make a heart shaped cheesecake after I go to the grocery store.

I have burp cloths for several orders to finish. I have a sock monkey rag quilt to make. Then I will work on some new rag quilts.
Yummmy, cheesecake. 
I am doing my son's valentine party today as well as painting a glass set then wrestling. 
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Post by: Dragonclaw on February 14, 2012, 09:50:08 AM
How exactly does one transport a 7-800 lb rock?
With a friend, a hand winch and a low slung trailer ^-^
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Post by: Larissa on February 14, 2012, 11:06:14 AM
Holy crow, Matt, better you than me!

Not sure what I'm doing today, other than rearranging the back of my CR-V, cleaning my face painting kit, rearranging my glitter tat kit, and getting everything loaded.  Wicked Faire is this weekend Friday - Sunday, and unlike my usual MO every year, I don't want to be running around stressed to the gills at the last minute.

I've got 2 definite full body paintings planned and some other stuff too.  This year's theme is Halloween, so I got contacted by a girl who wants - along with her friend - to be beheaded queens, probably Marie Antoinette and Anne Boelyn.  And they want me to "lop their heads off" (make it look like they've been cut & maybe stitched back a bit).  Yay!

And for the full body paintings, one is going to be a head-to-toe tiger & the other I'm doing part man/part reptile, with the parts stitched together.

I'm psyched.
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Post by: trusk4u on February 14, 2012, 12:34:12 PM
Being Valentine's Day, I opened hoping to get some last minute shoppers. Especially since Sunday was a bust!
Have a wonderful day everyone! ♥
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Post by: Dragonclaw on February 14, 2012, 03:25:04 PM
here is a pic of my big jasper boulder...
(http://i41.tinypic.com/16i7jfb.jpg)
(http://i40.tinypic.com/10z8c9k.jpg)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 14, 2012, 03:59:08 PM
WOW...better move that car, or the tree, no the car first......LOL ;D :-\
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 14, 2012, 04:06:52 PM
That thing in huge!
Larissa, we are planning on popping in on you at some point this weekend!  Andrew and I are, as usual, running around a lot, but we definitely want to check the faire out.
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Post by: Larissa on February 15, 2012, 12:44:08 AM
That's one heckuva rock!

Kim, that'd be AWESOME!  Eric will be there most, if not all, of the time with me too and I know he'd be happy to see you too.

I spent a good portion of today cleaning & rearranging my kits.  Much better now, and they make much more sense.

On the other hand, one of my glitter container exploded all over my tat kit, so I emptied it, wiped everything down (the living room is rather sparkly) and then took my backpack out back to dump what I could.  Of course, I didn't have the foresight to dump it OUT of the path of the door.  Ooops!

(http://i44.tinypic.com/28usdpl.jpg)

Eric wanted to know if I had strewn it on purpose to welcome him home for Valentine's Day & wanted to know why there weren't rose petals too.  LOL!

We just ordered in Chinese for dinner (he's not feeling great tonight) and he gave me a card, tea, a book, and fudge he got me... I gave him a card & chocolate.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 15, 2012, 05:41:10 AM
You should have told him you did it on purpose!  Who would know?  As long as nothing explodes we will see you this weekend!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on February 15, 2012, 09:41:21 AM
WOW...better move that car, or the tree, no the car first......LOL ;D :-\
With any luck that boulder will stay right there! It is too heavy to move around too much  ^-^                       
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Post by: Larissa on February 15, 2012, 02:33:32 PM
You should have told him you did it on purpose!  Who would know?  As long as nothing explodes we will see you this weekend!

 ;D
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 15, 2012, 06:28:15 PM


WOW...better move that car, or the tree, no the car first......LOL ;D :-\
With any luck that boulder will stay right there! It is too heavy to move around too much  ^-^                     

(smile)....
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 15, 2012, 06:33:29 PM
I so desperately need to grout two more mosaic pieces and they didnt get done today...again....did cha all know I dislike playing in the mud....(sigh)

Maybe tomorrow...even though I caught the cold everyone is running aorund with....uhhh, lots of lil germies I have...LOL....they are having a ball, a conference, a meeting all in my head....sheesh....was given some meds today and told by doc, no singing. Well that leaves choir practice out tomorrow night and I might be bale to chat....;o)
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Post by: Larissa on February 15, 2012, 09:30:00 PM
Feel better, Monika!

I spent this morning with my sister & nephew in the nephew's music class, then went to lunch with them.  I did more stuff around here, then went to a friend who sells face painting stuff to get some more stuff I needed for this weekend (3 colors of face paint & a body-safe fixative).

Right now I'm watching a 1945 Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) while I wait for E to get home.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 15, 2012, 09:50:19 PM
""""Tank you Larissa, I am all stubbed ub, my nose is a fauced, my head hurd so baaaad, am goin to hid de hay""""
LOL... :P
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 17, 2012, 09:56:03 AM
Still sick.....
Good Morning all... :D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 17, 2012, 10:34:13 AM
I'm at work and looking forward to a three-day weekend.  Baby update....  we are at almost 25 weeks and still holding.  Doctor visit wasn't too encouraging, though and the estimate is that baby will be born no more than four weeks from now.  Every day counts..........  I told her to keep her legs crossed!  At least I got her to smile!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: CrochetHooked on February 17, 2012, 11:39:54 AM
I'm at work and looking forward to a three-day weekend.  Baby update....  we are at almost 25 weeks and still holding.  Doctor visit wasn't too encouraging, though and the estimate is that baby will be born no more than four weeks from now.  Every day counts..........  I told her to keep her legs crossed!  At least I got her to smile!

I'll keep mine crossed too!  Thoughts are with you honey! ;o)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 17, 2012, 11:45:02 AM
Hope she exceeds expectations, Sandi!

Today...
Bank, post office, cleaners, fix the crinoline to my vampire garb for tomorrow, and tonight starts Wicked Faire!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: CrochetHooked on February 17, 2012, 12:11:21 PM
Hope she exceeds expectations, Sandi!

Today...
Bank, post office, cleaners, fix the crinoline to my vampire garb for tomorrow, and tonight starts Wicked Faire!

Good Luck Larissa! Wicked & Vampires... sounds good to me!  8)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: RiverRockArts on February 17, 2012, 12:29:26 PM
I'm reading and posting in the forums when I am supposed to be working (day job). :)  I am looking forward to a three day weekend to get more items listed after they come out of the kiln on Sunday morning, and I get pictures taken.  Then it's off to buy more supplies on Monday since the wholesaler is only open when I am at work unless I have a day off when they are open.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on February 17, 2012, 12:55:28 PM
I'm at work and looking forward to a three-day weekend.  Baby update....  we are at almost 25 weeks and still holding.  Doctor visit wasn't too encouraging, though and the estimate is that baby will be born no more than four weeks from now.  Every day counts..........  I told her to keep her legs crossed!  At least I got her to smile!

I'll keep mine crossed too!  Thoughts are with you honey! ;o)

Me too! Keeping positive thoughts going for you!  ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on February 17, 2012, 01:06:28 PM
Congratulations on the sales this morning Cari! I think it is good karma for you as you are always so helpful with promoting your work as well as others 8)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 17, 2012, 01:08:18 PM
I'm at work and looking forward to a three-day weekend.  Baby update....  we are at almost 25 weeks and still holding.  Doctor visit wasn't too encouraging, though and the estimate is that baby will be born no more than four weeks from now.  Every day counts..........  I told her to keep her legs crossed!  At least I got her to smile!

I'll keep mine crossed too!  Thoughts are with you honey! ;o)

Me too! Keeping positive thoughts going for you!  ;)
Crossing everything crossable for you, momma and the baby.
As far as me, I am sick...which isn't so bad except that breathing is not optional so I am fighting to get through my day.  Kids are off school so we hit the grocery store and now I need to finish off an order that has been sitting here waiting.
Tomorrow we will check out the faire, and Larissa in all her vamp glory!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 17, 2012, 01:38:35 PM
I'm at work and looking forward to a three-day weekend.  Baby update....  we are at almost 25 weeks and still holding.  Doctor visit wasn't too encouraging, though and the estimate is that baby will be born no more than four weeks from now.  Every day counts..........  I told her to keep her legs crossed!  At least I got her to smile!

I'll keep mine crossed too!  Thoughts are with you honey! ;o)

Me too! Keeping positive thoughts going for you!  ;)

Fingers, legs, toes and Paws (Kitties) crossed.....(smile) :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 17, 2012, 03:28:39 PM
Oooh keeping everything crossed that that baby stays in for longer than 4 weeks!  And what a  ::) for the doctor who wasn't very encouraging.  :(

Oooh can't wait to see pics of this weekend Larissa!  :D


Things have been same ol' here.  Apparently the schools decided the kids needed a 4 day weekend instead of just 3.  Which really isn't so bad.  Jax and I made Star Wars cookies

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-EyOcDTI-TEs/Tz637Hh_rgI/AAAAAAAAEdU/Xxjt4ls6Alg/s400/DSC03773.JPG)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on February 17, 2012, 04:37:02 PM
Larissa's pictures from this faire are always so fun to see!
Gina, I'm so lovin' those cookies! My family would flip for those!

I'm at the store. It's been an okay day. Since it's 61 degrees out I have my door wide open and the heat off. I was hoping it would have been busier today, but that's the way it is I guess.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on February 17, 2012, 05:34:25 PM
""""Tank you Larissa, I am all stubbed ub, my nose is a fauced, my head hurd so baaaad, am goin to hid de hay""""
LOL... :P
Hopefully this viris cannot be transmitted over the internet ???
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 17, 2012, 06:59:20 PM
""""Tank you Larissa, I am all stubbed ub, my nose is a fauced, my head hurd so baaaad, am goin to hid de hay""""
LOL... :P
Hopefully this viris cannot be transmitted over the internet ???

(smile)...thats really good isn't...WhoooHooo....(croak) there goes the voice....LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 17, 2012, 07:03:48 PM
I like some of those cookies....paaaleeeze..... ;o)

and a hot cup of cocoa.....and.....and....they look so "scrumptious" and beautimus.... ^-^
even though I would bite someone's head off on those....no offense...LOL

Oh, btw.... I am German, sometimes my english is not as eloquent so "bear" this in mind please and forgive me :-[....(grin)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 17, 2012, 07:20:25 PM
I like some of those cookies....paaaleeeze..... ;o)

and a hot cup of cocoa.....and.....and....they look so "scrumptious" and beautimus.... ^-^
even though I would bite someone's head off on those....no offense...LOL

Oh, btw.... I am German, sometimes my english is not as eloquent so "bear" this in mind please and forgive me :-[ ....(grin)
No worries, I am see a lot of American natives that can't write proper English!  My Grandmother was Germans and she was constantly saying what a messed up language we have.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 18, 2012, 06:31:41 AM
(smile)...Thanks Kim....

Good Morning everyone....have rehearsals today....for duets and solo's....will occupy most of my day....

Wishing you lots of sales, (walking out the room slowly trailing and sprinklin sales dust)......... :D

You have to catch that dust yourself....LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 18, 2012, 08:26:09 AM
My father was born in Poland & grew up in Israel.  He can speak 5 or 6 languages, but English was the hardest for him & he still can't spell because of how messed up this language is.  Hebrew is all phonetic.

At any rate, got home at about 3 a.m.  Am up and getting ready for the 2nd (and longest) day of faire!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 18, 2012, 09:35:36 AM
My father was born in Poland & grew up in Israel.  He can speak 5 or 6 languages, but English was the hardest for him & he still can't spell because of how messed up this language is.  Hebrew is all phonetic.

At any rate, got home at about 3 a.m.  Am up and getting ready for the 2nd (and longest) day of faire!
Get yourself together and we will see you there this afternoon!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 18, 2012, 09:41:07 AM
Thanks about the cookies!   :D  I'm going to bake some more this upcoming week and we'll decorate them for my friend's 30th birthday party on Saturday!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 18, 2012, 12:01:48 PM
My father was born in Poland & grew up in Israel.  He can speak 5 or 6 languages, but English was the hardest for him & he still can't spell because of how messed up this language is.  Hebrew is all phonetic.


So is German, phonetic I mean, we are using a lot of Hebrew and Yiddish in the German language. I grew up that way. Speak other European languages too, but english was the last one I learned when I came here in 1981. :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 19, 2012, 03:20:22 AM
Actually, Yiddish uses German, since your language came first!

Had a blast today at Wicked, and it was great to see K & A, even if just for a short time.  I had a pretty busy day, just got home a few minutes ago, and need to get to bed to rest up (ha) for tomorrow's 3rd & last day of the faire.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 19, 2012, 11:41:07 AM
Went to an Arts Festival in Kayenta, UT yesterday and had beautiful weather.  It was a wonderful event!  We did the grocery shopping on the way home, and I am so glad we did.  Here's the view from my window today:
(http://i44.tinypic.com/qyzt42.jpg)

It's a good day to be working on (and maybe finishing) my quilt!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: thepeasantpailfull on February 19, 2012, 08:55:07 PM
Oh my looks terribly chilly... I need to be working on my about me but apparently I am completely inept in this manner.

I can't get it to do anything,you click on it right?

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 19, 2012, 09:14:21 PM
Oh my looks terribly chilly... I need to be working on my about me but apparently I am completely inept in this manner.

I can't get it to do anything,you click on it right?

No worries ...  sometimes things are hidden in plain sight!  When you click on Profile in the green bar at the top of this page, you'll go to your profile screen.  There are three tabs there above your name.  Hove your mouse over Modify Profile.  A list will drop down, and you  need to click on Ultimate Profile.  That will take you to another page where there's a box you can type in anything you'd like to say "About Me."  Be sure to click save change when you're done.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 20, 2012, 12:20:08 AM
Today was the last day of the faire, and we've been relaxing ever since.  I feel bad that E has to go to work tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on February 20, 2012, 10:13:04 AM
Sandi, I think it looks wonderful out your window. It looks kinda like here but it's melting quickly. I have to say that I DO miss the snow in the winter.  :-\ I know, I'll get my head examined. :P
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 20, 2012, 10:19:14 AM
I agree, I wish there were snow here!  It's supposed to snow like crazy today but I haven't seen a single flake.  :(

This morning I plan on having craft day with the kids since there is no school.  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on February 20, 2012, 10:23:15 AM
I agree, I wish there were snow here!  It's supposed to snow like crazy today but I haven't seen a single flake.  :(

This morning I plan on having craft day with the kids since there is no school.  :)

Do you have any at all? I know where I grew up, they are really low on the white stuff.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 20, 2012, 10:28:29 AM
I agree, I wish there were snow here!  It's supposed to snow like crazy today but I haven't seen a single flake.  :(

This morning I plan on having craft day with the kids since there is no school.  :)

Do you have any at all? I know where I grew up, they are really low on the white stuff.

There's tiny remnants from January but the ground is bare!  This is our yard from Saturday!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rcWmUYGRf9Q/T0JmMo6jYvI/AAAAAAAAEeA/GJf2JWpXQ2A/w500-h375-k/18%2BFeb%2B2012%2B21_0_2012-02-18_15-59-00_718.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 20, 2012, 11:02:28 AM
Oh look a t them cuties....messing in the mud...hmmmm wonder if they could grout my mosaics....LOL....since I do not like playing in the mud... :P
White stuff, keeeeep that a bay please, thats why I moved to Florida.....
Have a fantabulous day everyone.
Going to lunch with a girlfriend, to the Antique Mall where I will be open my booth, they have a fantastic caffee there .....♥
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 20, 2012, 11:06:45 AM
Oh look a t them cuties....messing in the mud...hmmmm wonder if they could grout my mosaics....LOL....since I do not like playing in the mud... :P

Yes, but then you'd have to supply their names, addresses, photos... and photos of them working step-by-step... with "HAF Aquamarine" in all the shots!   :P
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 20, 2012, 11:07:58 AM
Oh look a t them cuties....messing in the mud...hmmmm wonder if they could grout my mosaics....LOL....since I do not like playing in the mud... :P

Yes, but then you'd have to supply their names, addresses, photos... and photos of them working step-by-step... with "HAF Aquamarine" in all the shots!   :P

ROFL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 20, 2012, 12:44:40 PM
Oh look a t them cuties....messing in the mud...hmmmm wonder if they could grout my mosaics....LOL....since I do not like playing in the mud... :P

Yes, but then you'd have to supply their names, addresses, photos... and photos of them working step-by-step... with "HAF Aquamarine" in all the shots!   :P

ROFL

 ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 20, 2012, 02:56:12 PM
Oh look a t them cuties....messing in the mud...hmmmm wonder if they could grout my mosaics....LOL....since I do not like playing in the mud... :P

Yes, but then you'd have to supply their names, addresses, photos... and photos of them working step-by-step... with "HAF Aquamarine" in all the shots!   :P

ROFL

 ;D

Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa.....That was to funny....!!! ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 20, 2012, 05:21:21 PM
Well, I did it!  I finished the quilt, I finished the quilt journal on my blog, and it's listed in my shop complete with a YouTube video tour!  I don't know if the video will help sell it, but it is so hard to capture a quilt in four photos.  Here's the link to the video, if you're interested...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m6_d9JT5us
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 20, 2012, 07:54:36 PM
What little dolls!  If they ever are in our neck of the woods, send them over, I have an entire yard that needs digging in the spring!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 20, 2012, 10:35:22 PM
What little dolls!  If they ever are in our neck of the woods, send them over, I have an entire yard that needs digging in the spring!

You mean I can't just ship them on a plane and hope for the best?  Just kidding!  :)

Well it finally snowed.  I think there's 1/2 inch that didn't melt away.  It's pretty and slushy and if it sticks around 'til Wednesday I see snowmen in our future :)
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on February 21, 2012, 02:01:42 PM
Okay,thanks for the tip, i figured it out. I did see the super profile thing before but thought it was for something entirely different. Anyways now I manged to upload a picture from a file but now it won't let me do that again.  For my pictures what am I doing wrong?
I have one besides my avatar now but want to put a couple more maybe this evening if I can figure it out.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 21, 2012, 02:24:23 PM
Okay,thanks for the tip, i figured it out. I did see the super profile thing before but thought it was for something entirely different. Anyways now I manged to upload a picture from a file but now it won't let me do that again.  For my pictures what am I doing wrong?
I have one besides my avatar now but want to put a couple more maybe this evening if I can figure it out.

The link to add pictures to your profile ...  click on the My Profile tab.  My pictures is on that list.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on February 21, 2012, 02:28:10 PM
Also profile pics on the shop need to be 125 x125 after uploading hit ctrl F5 to do a hard refresh on your browser or clear you cache.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on February 21, 2012, 02:44:24 PM
I agree, I wish there were snow here!  It's supposed to snow like crazy today but I haven't seen a single flake.  :(

This morning I plan on having craft day with the kids since there is no school.  :)

Do you have any at all? I know where I grew up, they are really low on the white stuff.

There's tiny remnants from January but the ground is bare!  This is our yard from Saturday!

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rcWmUYGRf9Q/T0JmMo6jYvI/AAAAAAAAEeA/GJf2JWpXQ2A/w500-h375-k/18%2BFeb%2B2012%2B21_0_2012-02-18_15-59-00_718.jpg)
Cruel parent.. making the wee ones shovel mud...  ;D
Today I am making pairs of earrings... also researching the possibility of doing the Oregon country fair.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 21, 2012, 05:47:08 PM
Today was writing day and still trying to finish these jekwojfeifi3jr3iw glasses.  I should be able to finish tonight and bake them tomorrow and finally have them out the door...which is good because I have a couple of wedding invitations to paint and need my table clear!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 21, 2012, 09:39:45 PM
Because everybody loves pictures.....we made fingerpaints and Mardi Gras jester hats yesterday!

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oNwg4D5w8m0/T0L8S5phHAI/AAAAAAAAEeg/cnlmYOwhmD0/w287-h381-k/DSC03788.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-nQMuoTHY3kI/T0L8pI2eI5I/AAAAAAAAEfY/yzUrs5sfKgY/w467-h350-k/DSC03807.JPG)

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on February 21, 2012, 11:14:01 PM
They are so cute, I like the hats too.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 22, 2012, 07:52:11 AM
Good Morning everyone...today is Ash Wednesday, busy with church stuff, (I am a singer among other things)....
Am elated, found a book that was out of print- used- from my early Singing Years (in my early 20s) written by my then Choir Director in my home town in Germany. It is also full of pictures from our performances, I will be going down memory lane.....(sigh, beautimus) I am so excited! ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on February 22, 2012, 09:03:25 AM
Today I have to swing by the post office and mail the sales from Jan's shop!  Then I'm off to my store. It's going to be a lovely next few days with temps from the 60's to the mid 70's through Friday. Maybe some rain, but I'll take it. I am going to try and keep my door open too. things are better overall, but folks here are still being conservative with spending. I can't really blame them either. I hope you guys have a fabulous day today!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 22, 2012, 10:02:35 AM
Today I have to swing by the post office and mail the sales from Jan's shop!  Then I'm off to my store. It's going to be a lovely next few days with temps from the 60's to the mid 70's through Friday. Maybe some rain, but I'll take it. I am going to try and keep my door open too. things are better overall, but folks here are still being conservative with spending. I can't really blame them either. I hope you guys have a fabulous day today!


Oh, OH, OH....i am getting my set soon..... ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 22, 2012, 06:23:16 PM
Andy's been in Paris since Saturday and today he finally got to do a little sightseeing.  He's been there before so today he did things like find game stores and geeky things  :)  Tomorrow he's going to the airplane museum.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on February 22, 2012, 06:46:11 PM
Tryin' to get motivated...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on February 22, 2012, 07:48:20 PM
Today I have to swing by the post office and mail the sales from Jan's shop!  Then I'm off to my store. It's going to be a lovely next few days with temps from the 60's to the mid 70's through Friday. Maybe some rain, but I'll take it. I am going to try and keep my door open too. things are better overall, but folks here are still being conservative with spending. I can't really blame them either. I hope you guys have a fabulous day today!


Oh, OH, OH....i am getting my set soon..... ;D
You should have it on Friday! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on February 22, 2012, 07:50:03 PM
Andy's been in Paris since Saturday and today he finally got to do a little sightseeing.  He's been there before so today he did things like find game stores and geeky things  :)  Tomorrow he's going to the airplane museum.
I assume you mean Paris, FRANCE. It's a beautiful city. I wish we would have had more time when we were there.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on February 22, 2012, 08:19:48 PM
Could use some prayers, my father is back in the hospital, Kimberly just ran him over and I showed up straight from my weekly trip to Baltimore. We think it could just be a cold, but in his condition from being in the hospital for 4 months earlier, a cold is not good. He is very week and they are running tests to see what is going on. Thanks
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 22, 2012, 08:22:36 PM
Sending positive thoughts your way.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 22, 2012, 08:25:13 PM
Oh geez, Andrew, I'm so sorry!  Hope he gets well quickly!

If you need a chuckle, when you said Kimberly ran him over, I thought initially that you meant with her car & THAT'S why he's in the hospital.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on February 22, 2012, 08:27:11 PM
Oh geez, Andrew, I'm so sorry!  Hope he gets well quickly!

If you need a chuckle, when you said Kimberly ran him over, I thought initially that you meant with her car & THAT'S why he's in the hospital.
I'm not that bad a driver!  Thanks for the laugh!  Looks like they are going to admit him after a long ER stay so we will be back to making daily hospital trips again... :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 22, 2012, 08:28:03 PM
Ugh, even more sorry!  Did you tell him I said get well QUICKLY?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 22, 2012, 11:18:19 PM
Yep Theresa, Paris, France!  What a lucky duck.  sigh, one day I'll get to go to Europe :D

Oh man Andrew and Kimberly, lots of prayers your way!  I hope he gets well quickly!

My mom herself was supposed to get out of the hospital today but it looks like it might be tomorrow.  :(  She's been in since Friday night.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: thepeasantpailfull on February 22, 2012, 11:38:34 PM
Oh dear,certainly I will send some prayers your way.

I as well am in a constant struggle to be motivated...it is my biggest challenge with so many distractions these days.

As long as this also seems a fantasy friendly place,the one thing I have been doing better is my reading of the last book of the inheritance cycle. I was right on the other three but a little slower on this one. It's a little bit scary now...but then I'm a wimp  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: LisaE on February 23, 2012, 12:40:58 AM
Andrew, I hope your father improves rapidly. 
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Post by: CrochetHooked on February 23, 2012, 02:53:36 AM
Big Higs! ((((((((Kitchen Family))))))))
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 23, 2012, 08:45:44 AM
Sending Prayers, Hugs, and vitual Veggie Soup...... :-*

and Kimberly dont run him over again(grin)

Good Morning everyone....fabulous day here in Fl.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 23, 2012, 12:09:06 PM
Speaking of books I'm getting close to finishing "The Anansi Boys" and I'm hoping I get my postcard soon saying that the library has my book in.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 23, 2012, 12:56:41 PM
Doing some law work today, dealt with my car insurance company (rate is going down next month - yay!), bought tix for me & my sister to go to an animal rescue tricky tray tomorrow night, and am about to talk a walk with the dog to Dunkin Donuts for coffee & lunch.

Tonight we're going out to dinner with friends.

Pretty uneventful.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on February 23, 2012, 05:59:53 PM
Well, I did it!  I finished the quilt, I finished the quilt journal on my blog, and it's listed in my shop complete with a YouTube video tour!  I don't know if the video will help sell it, but it is so hard to capture a quilt in four photos.  Here's the link to the video, if you're interested...  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m6_d9JT5us

I watched and even left a comment! That quilt is gorgeous, Sandi
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on February 23, 2012, 06:09:08 PM
Last night of swimming tonight!  So I probably won't make it for chat :(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 23, 2012, 07:46:07 PM
Wrote a new blog post....

http://myeuropeantouch.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on February 23, 2012, 07:49:58 PM
Wrote a new blog post....

http://myeuropeantouch.blogspot.com/

Gorgeous!  I tweeted & google+ed it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 23, 2012, 08:15:43 PM
Wrote a new blog post....

http://myeuropeantouch.blogspot.com/

Gorgeous!  I tweeted & google+ed it.

Oh thank you Larissa you are very kind....♥
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on February 24, 2012, 03:44:40 PM
well lets see - I've written a blogpost http://lisianblue.blogspot.com/
cleaned out over 150 of the 1400 emails I haven't looked at in the past few months
going to check out a few more things to google+
and then I'm going to work on crocheting some scarves.
and will hopefully get a short blog written on my personal blog about my family history - had to take a break from crocheting (hand was hurting) and finally got some research done.

Andrew - sending healing thoughts for your dad - and peaceful energy to you and Kimberly -
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 24, 2012, 04:07:31 PM
Finished and listed my Mosaic Breadbox....amazed at all the views.....♥♥♥
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Post by: trusk4u on February 24, 2012, 04:17:24 PM
Andrew and Kimberly, hope Dad is recovering nicely! Can you feel that wave of good thoughts hitting you? That's me!
Gina, hope Mom gets to come home today.

I've been in the dumps the last couple of days. Beautiful weather, but almost no customers. If we end up staying here and I stay open, I think I will have to move up to street level. People here just DON"T go downstairs I guess. I've seen them stand at the top of the stairs and look down. I invite them in and they walk away like they didn't hear me. :police:
My bright spots are that my son called this morning and his wife had gone into labor, so we're waiting to hear about Zoey being born. Just a little bit excited about that. ;D The other one is that I actually won the Great Finds contest that I had posted in the chat box. That is due to all you guys voting for me and I appreciate the support. I hope you all have a fab weekend.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 24, 2012, 05:55:08 PM
Praying Teresa....sending good vibes....and get an Ice cream....LOL.... :-*
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Post by: dahlish on February 24, 2012, 06:13:14 PM
Theresa I'm praying that everything goes well!  :D

As for my  mom, she was released yesterday, but then turned around and went back in at midnight.  :(  Still no idea what the deal is but my dad is going to keep me updated.

Andy is soooooo close to being home, I can't wait!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 24, 2012, 06:16:11 PM
I am in TGIF mode at work.  Sending good vibrations to everyone ...  seems there's a lot of us that need good vibes lately.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 25, 2012, 11:00:41 AM
Good Morning everyone....♥
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on February 25, 2012, 01:26:44 PM
Well, we almost had a baby last night at 26 weeks, but the 'stop labor' drugs did the trick.  At least at 26 weeks, the little darling has a fighting chance.  So today, we're holding our breath (again).
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Post by: Larissa on February 25, 2012, 01:26:58 PM
Doing stuff around the house while Eric makes cheese (probably).  Likely going ice skating tonight, since last night at the tricky tray I won skating passes & a gift cert to a local diner.  :D
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Post by: trusk4u on February 25, 2012, 04:11:06 PM
Thanks for all the good thoughts guys! I can always count on you to boost my mood.
Zoey arrived safe and sound via C section. She's a
big girl at just over 9 lbs. Picture in the "Just Life" thread.

Gina, I know how hard it is when you are at home with kids and the hubby is away like that. Mine was a traveling consultant for 10 years.

Sandi-Sending those good vibes your way! Keep that baby plugged in as long as possible!

Larissa, sounds like some serious fun! I used to ice skate almost every day as a kid and I loved it. Of course it was outside, but that made it even better. Diners rock! Some of the best food around. Have fun!!
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Post by: dahlish on February 25, 2012, 05:11:30 PM
Sandi- thank goodness the drugs worked and that the baby is staying put for now!  Will continue to pray for her!

Thanks Theresa!  Andy came home last night and we were both dead tired by 9:30!  :)

I finished sewing a blanket for a friend's baby!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 28, 2012, 07:30:09 AM
Going to the Brick and mortar...setting up shop...today for grand opening on Thursday.
Will be a busy day, then of to a Senior home here in town singing a concert for them...

Good morning everyone,
glad babe ist staying put...♥
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Post by: MakinTheBest on February 28, 2012, 07:54:13 AM
Good morning all!  Sandi, I am so glad that the baby is still in...Nathaniel was born at 26 weeks so at least you know that if it should happen the chances are better now than ever in the past for a safe and healthy baby.
Today I am cleaning up some messes and getting a list together of stuff I really need to make.  As usual, a bit nuts around here, but all in all things are good.
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Post by: dahlish on February 28, 2012, 02:39:05 PM
I was the pianist for the Rotary Club meeting today!  Kids were well behaved and I really should have asked for the music beforehand.  :)  They of course picked two songs I had zero idea of what I was doing.  At least they asked me to come back next week  ;D
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on February 28, 2012, 08:36:40 PM
Thats a good thing ..yeah...to be asked to come back...(smile)... :-*
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Post by: Colette on February 28, 2012, 09:34:44 PM
Well, we almost had a baby last night at 26 weeks, but the 'stop labor' drugs did the trick.  At least at 26 weeks, the little darling has a fighting chance.  So today, we're holding our breath (again).
Keeping my fingers crossed Sandi! Wow! sounds like my story with my daughter. I went into preterm labor so many times; was kept upside down in the hospital until she came at 27 weeks. Hopefully, the little darling will do just fine. the longer she stays the more chances she has.
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Post by: dahlish on February 29, 2012, 10:37:48 AM
Well our big blizzard turned out to be not so much.  School was still postponed but everything else seems to be on the up and up!
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Post by: trusk4u on February 29, 2012, 01:14:44 PM
Going to the Brick and mortar...setting up shop...today for grand opening on Thursday.
Will be a busy day, then of to a Senior home here in town singing a concert for them...

Good morning everyone,
glad babe ist staying put...♥

Best of luck with your shop! Will you setting up a FB page for it? If you do, let me know. My store page is https://facebook.com/hollyhocksllc
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Post by: Larissa on February 29, 2012, 03:42:39 PM
Some running around today, some actual law work (blech), baking a lemon cake, and going to a book club meeting tonight.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 01, 2012, 06:24:27 AM
Going to the Brick and mortar...setting up shop...today for grand opening on Thursday.
Will be a busy day, then of to a Senior home here in town singing a concert for them...

Good morning everyone,
glad babe ist staying put...♥

Best of luck with your shop! Will you setting up a FB page for it? If you do, let me know. My store page is https://facebook.com/hollyhocksllc

Yep I will....hang on....

Good Morning everyone, will be running around today and then sing at a funeral under the blue Sky at a Vets Cementary......
Prolly wont do much after that one....just hanging out with the kitties....'o)
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Post by: dahlish on March 02, 2012, 04:25:11 PM
I had the flu bug or some variation of so I was out of commission for a couple of days.  Things seem to be on the mend though!  :)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 02, 2012, 05:53:02 PM
Going to the Brick and mortar...setting up shop...today for grand opening on Thursday.
Will be a busy day, then of to a Senior home here in town singing a concert for them...

Good morning everyone,
glad babe ist staying put...♥

Best of luck with your shop! Will you setting up a FB page for it? If you do, let me know. My store page is https://facebook.com/hollyhocksllc

Thank you Teresa, I fav liked you or whatever it is called over there. I still try to figure out facebook, I am technically challenged...(smile)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 02, 2012, 05:54:43 PM
I had the flu bug or some variation of so I was out of commission for a couple of days.  Things seem to be on the mend though!  :)

Oh dear, feel better.... :-*
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 02, 2012, 09:57:37 PM
Spent two very long hours in the dentists chair and my entire mouth still hurts...my own fault for waiting so long, but dang  :o  !  Made cookies and plan an laying low tonight. 
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 03, 2012, 08:32:49 AM
Spent two very long hours in the dentists chair and my entire mouth still hurts...my own fault for waiting so long, but dang  :o  !  Made cookies and plan an laying low tonight.

So sorry Kim.....((((hugs))))
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 03, 2012, 08:35:30 AM
WELLL, I STARTED MY DAY MAKING A
HIGHLIGHT....oops...didnt mean to shout.... :-[

but here it is...

http://handmadeartists.com/highlights-details/Easter%20is%20coming%20soon/?id=20120303082420509a6

Happy Saturday..... :-*
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Post by: dahlish on March 03, 2012, 09:59:57 AM
Spent two very long hours in the dentists chair and my entire mouth still hurts...my own fault for waiting so long, but dang  :o  !  Made cookies and plan an laying low tonight.

Ouch!  That's what happened to me last year and I ended up with a crown and all kinds of other things.  :(  Hope you are feeling better today!

Myeuropean- lovely set of items you put together!

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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 03, 2012, 10:09:48 AM
I always wondered what kind of evil childhood one must have to aspire to being a dentist!

Today....  taxes  :o :o :o :o :-\ :-\ :-\
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Post by: Larissa on March 03, 2012, 08:26:38 PM
Ugh, Kim, sorry!

Last night I went to CT for a friend's mom's funeral and came back to Eric entertaining some friends of ours who'd never seen Fierce Creatures.  So we watched it.  Again.  I can't watch that movie, no matter how many times, without totally cackling.

Today I went to take an SAT (yes, really, and I finished in 2.5 hours) as part of an interview/application to teach SATs & subjects at the Huntington Learning Center.  It was kind of fun, but now I'm really curious about my score.  I'll find out Monday.  To teach there, you have to score at least 650 per section.

I've done a bunch of laundry today too, and then watched a bunch of 1954 Sherlock Holmes episodes on Netflix.  I'm still vegging now, finding my way around the new version of the forum and watching The Kids Are All Right.  Pretty good so far.

Eric worked all day today (and will be tomorrow also), and now went out for a drink with an old friend.  Tomorrow, I'm ushering at the theater & checking out the study guide I bought for the Praxis II, tests necessary to becoming a teacher in NJ.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 04, 2012, 12:39:37 AM
Holy Cow! Larissa, do you find time to breathe?
I too like "Fierce Creatures"  ;D
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Post by: Larissa on March 04, 2012, 12:58:04 AM
Awesome, awesome movie.  Don't worry, I breathe.  It's sleep I lose.  It's 1 a.m. right now & I'm watching Ghost Whisperer while reading So Long and Thanks for All the Fish.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 04, 2012, 10:43:18 AM
Nothing like a little Douglas Adams at 1 AM... lol
I just made a pair of doll glasses (prototype) and they will be in the mail tomorow... Also installing my recoated diamond wheels on my Geine (rock polishing machine), then gonna try them out..
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Post by: Larissa on March 04, 2012, 11:09:07 AM
Doll glasses?  What a neat idea!

Gotta get to the theater this afternoon to usher.  I love being a part of community theater, but I really wish I could wear jeans today.  I'm really not in the mood for nice shoes, and sneakers won't work.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 04, 2012, 12:06:26 PM
It looks like we're going to have a baby today...  will keep you posted.
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Post by: Larissa on March 04, 2012, 12:39:51 PM
It looks like we're going to have a baby today...  will keep you posted.

Fingers crossed that all goes well!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 04, 2012, 05:09:57 PM
It looks like we're going to have a baby today...  will keep you posted.

Praying.....Sandi....(smile)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 04, 2012, 05:31:49 PM
On my way to Salt Lake City.  Will keep you all posted since you are my family, too.
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 04, 2012, 05:36:59 PM
Very cute!
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Post by: lisianblue on March 05, 2012, 03:41:40 PM
On my way to Salt Lake City.  Will keep you all posted since you are my family, too.
Aww Sandi!
Hope Mom & baby are doing good - and dad too! Will keep the little one in my thoughts and prayers. 
Me, I'm going to try to get  both shops updated a bit.
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Post by: Larissa on March 05, 2012, 04:10:21 PM
Thinking about your family, Sandi, and hoping all is well!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 05, 2012, 06:15:26 PM
Sandi, blessings and travel mercies....?

I re-organized two closets today and one storage room.....yikes.... :P
I am hurting everywhere. I am to old for that stuff....but if you dont have a "honey-do"... :(
somebody gots to do this....LOL ;D

Dinner time here....(smile) some fish and spinach....
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 05, 2012, 07:04:05 PM
Payton Eileen was born last night at 10:45 PM (Sunday's Child), weighing in at 2 pound 6 ounces.  It's truly amazing how someone that small can be so complete and wonderful.  She has a long road ahead of her, but so far, all the news has been good.

I have certainly felt all the good vibes being sent my way in all of their various forms.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!
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Post by: chainmaille on March 05, 2012, 07:10:11 PM
Keeping Prayers coming, being the parents of 2 preemies, I can attest to the fact that she has a long road ahead of here. Saying that, if almost 24 hours later, nothing major has come up, then that is a great sign. Ours, especially the first, had major issues, but we knew right away. So it is very good that there are not any initial issues.
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 05, 2012, 11:40:15 PM
Sandi,
Thinking about you and wishing you the best. 
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Post by: Larissa on March 06, 2012, 12:35:57 AM
Congrats, Sandi!  I'm glad she's OK so far, and I love the name.

If it helps, a good friend of mine had twins 3 months premature that were just about that size and they're fine & 15 years old now!

As for me, I'm knitting another scarf.  Just 'cause.
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Post by: badgebliss on March 06, 2012, 12:46:52 AM
I'm sleeping  - had an exhausting trip interstate for no. 4 grandchild's christening.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 06, 2012, 05:50:15 AM
Congrats Granma Sandi....everything will be fine...God knows what he's doing... :-*

Good Morning Everyone.....
dont know what I am doing up this early, cant sleep anymore....(sigh)...prolly need to sneak in a nap....LOL  :-\

Going to a concert tonight sung by a 90 persons Russian choir, that should be wunderful and etnic food. I know the Rusian's can sing , oh boy, it will be fabulouso. :D

Breakfast time....?
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 06, 2012, 09:43:18 AM
Congrats, Sandi! Continued prayers for the lil one.

Working a production line today for 25 mini notepads.
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2n0k2yr.jpg)
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Post by: Larissa on March 06, 2012, 10:06:52 AM
Those are great!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 06, 2012, 11:28:45 AM
It's been a long two days.  The neo-natal cardiologist has come and gone... Payton ha no heart issues!  She is trying to breathe on her own, so late yesterday, they started giving her caffeine to remind her to breathe, and early this morning they took her off the intubation and replaced it with a CPAP.  I think it's amazing how many tubes, probes, wires and equipment is needed to provide this tiny one with all of the things that were being done by the placenta/umbilical cord!

Again, all the news is still good news!!!!  HALLELUJAH!

Funny note...  at 3 PM yesterday afternoon, Mom & Dad went down to the NICU so that Mom could change Payton's diapers.  She couldn't do it...  she was too afraid she was going to break the baby!  So Dad did it instead. 
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on March 06, 2012, 12:59:58 PM
Successfully created a tentative schedule for myself and even *gasp* goals!

I know many of you have been doing this for many many years but I am just really thinking about doing this now. I'm just not really productive so I'll see if I can get past goal one.

The schedule should help that...here are the goals for the curious...

1 develop ideas...get a stock going (cause I have almost none)

2 get a po box( cause privacy is essential for me and mine)

3 get paypal(ugh) and an orange account to attach to it

4 get permits cause California is finicky and I wanna be legit

5 good photos

6 set up shop...finally!
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Post by: dahlish on March 06, 2012, 05:55:15 PM
Congrats Sandi!  That's awesome that she's doing so well!  My brother who was preemie also had no trouble breathing on his own or heart troubles and is a healthy 17 year old so I hope the same can be said of your grandbaby!  :D

I've been immersed in "The Hunger Games" the past few days.  I spun a bit today and have been feeling tapped out as far as knitting for the time being.   :-X
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Post by: Larissa on March 07, 2012, 12:34:39 AM
Congrats on going legit, peasant!

This afternoon I interviewed at a day care center/preschool to teach 3-5 year olds.  They want me back tomorrow morning to have me participate in a class and see how I interact with the kids.  And they want me to teach a bit - the director told me they're doing a dinosaur theme this week.

So I made a short dinosaur lesson, with pictures.

I picked up the next book for my book club from the library.

And knitting.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 07, 2012, 06:32:18 AM
Awww....Sandi, thats goo news all aorund and Daddy is precious to jump in wiht the diaper....(smile)
Cannot really contribute any wiosdom here, I had inly one babe and she was 14 lbs....
that was enough....felt like I gave birth to a two or 3 mo old....LOL
and yes, that was enough I never had another child! :o

Good morning everyone...(smile)
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on March 07, 2012, 10:37:44 AM
Well that's the goal anyways,thanks,I'm not there yet. I still at goal one but the schedule is already helping that. I'm not following it to some degree today,feeling a bit under the weather. Took medicine,should be able to work but if they didn't need me I might be in bed.

So cold yesterday...brrrr!
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 07, 2012, 11:29:15 AM
Sandi,
Happy to hear that all is going well with the baby.

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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 07, 2012, 12:14:29 PM
OMG....did ya see that....I am the typo queen..... :o :o :o ;D
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Post by: dahlish on March 07, 2012, 01:38:34 PM
Congrats on going legit, peasant!

This afternoon I interviewed at a day care center/preschool to teach 3-5 year olds.  They want me back tomorrow morning to have me participate in a class and see how I interact with the kids.  And they want me to teach a bit - the director told me they're doing a dinosaur theme this week.

So I made a short dinosaur lesson, with pictures.

I picked up the next book for my book club from the library.

And knitting.

Yay!  I'm sure it's going to be spectacular!!!!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 07, 2012, 02:31:36 PM
Sandi, lots of prayers for the entire family!  We understand completely that feeling of thinking they will break.  Spencer had a tube running directly into his stomach and we were told many times not to touch it or it could rupture...talk about being afraid to move!  We lived and my darling is now 12 and runs the world in his own mind.

Larissa, I'm sure you will knock them dead!

Peasant, you have step one down of having a plan...keep putting one foot in front of the other and it will happen.

As far as me?  Well Andrew is in Baltimore for the night so it is just me and the kids.  We have Scouts and then dinner picked up somewhere.  have a ton of work to do, but it is all good and the sun is out and making me so ready to open up the house and really clean!  But, that will have to wait a bit while I get a couple of orders done.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 07, 2012, 02:36:34 PM
In fact, here is my blue haired ruler of the world now!  He went to Christian Surfer's clubhouse where a kid showed up dressed as a taco...and of course he had to try it out.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/112ea2v.jpg)
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 07, 2012, 07:28:42 PM
With matching hair....  8)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 07, 2012, 07:39:43 PM
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all the positive thoughts!  We got home last night.  Payton is still doing really well...  all the news continues to be positive.

I never came home from the hospital without a baby.  In fact, my last baby was born at home by design.  So although I can see what is happening, there is no possible way I can understand how hard it is to come home without your baby.  I'm grasping at straws trying to think of a way to support my son and daughter in law and don't know what to do because I've never been there.  If anyone has some insight to share with me, please email me at iKnitQuiltSew@gmail.com, or send me a message through the forum.

You all have NO IDEA how much I appreciate the support.

This place ROCKS!
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 08, 2012, 12:14:16 PM
I am so happy to hear that the baby is doing well. 
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Post by: trusk4u on March 08, 2012, 12:46:30 PM
Sandi, so glad to hear everyone is doing so well! And such a lovely name!
My son was early and I had to leave the hospital without him. And we lived 100 miles away, so to see him we had to travel. The best way I think to be supportive is just to be there as much as you can, offer to help out with whatever needs to be taken care of, and be a good listener. One day at a time. That baby I had to leave is now 31 and the new Dad for our Zoey.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 08, 2012, 09:27:04 PM
Praise God the babe is doing well.....I cannot even fathom coming home empty handed for a while, "empty armed"....how difficult that must be.
Sandy, know I am praying that you will find some wisdom and help somewhere to help your son and DIL.... (((hugs))) Monika

So, where did chat go?
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on March 08, 2012, 09:53:12 PM
No chat this week, it doesn't work with the new build.

But maybe next week?
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 08, 2012, 10:42:04 PM
Thank you all so very much for all the positive thoughts, the stories and the prayers.  The baby report for the day is that she's lost 4 ounces.  It doesn't sound like a lot, but on a 2 pound baby, it's a bunch.  They've started feeding her and she's digesting it just fine!  HOORAY!!!  The news we're getting is basically all still positive, and I have no doubt that it's the thoughts and prayers from all of you that's contributing to this.  THANK YOU so much!

As to chat...  it's on hold until a new chat client is uploaded to the new forum.  I hear it will be a week or two.



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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 09, 2012, 06:39:04 AM
No chat this week, it doesn't work with the new build.

But maybe next week?

We are working on it.  The old chat doesn't work with the new forum so we need to get a new version and get it uploaded. 
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 09, 2012, 06:41:07 AM
Sandi...so happy to hear the good news about the baby. Will continue to send up prayers.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 09, 2012, 07:19:24 AM
Good Morning everyone....TGIY....(smile)

I am glad I have absolutely nothing to do today, I do need a day of rest.....YAY.....
and I will take it for myself.....
Wishing you lots of sales and a wonderful day...

Sandi, still praying for Payton and it is normal loosing weight in the beginning, but you know that already. Be at peace, God knows what he is doing...
Monika
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Post by: chainmaille on March 09, 2012, 01:02:49 PM
Hopefully we'll have the chat going by next week. Looks like we will be testing on Monday. Hopefully they'll stay on schedule this time.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 09, 2012, 05:33:29 PM
Payotn is tolerating food in her tummy well, so feeding has been increased to every three hours through one of her many tubes.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/25kord1.jpg)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 09, 2012, 05:35:40 PM
Absolutely beautiful little miracle!  Prayers are still coming your way every chance we get!

Today I had to work and got my house cleaned...the dog hair dust bunnies were threatening to take over the house!  I am going to spend tonight painting a couple of invitations that need to get done and sent off; I just have to figure out how to mix the strangest color of turquoise/aqua/blue I've ever seen!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 10, 2012, 08:57:02 AM
Oh what a precious lil angel....Sandi a beautiful Photo, still praying....great way to start my day...

Good morning everyone....(smile)
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 10, 2012, 10:10:40 AM
Precious little angel!! Will continue to send up prayers...
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 10, 2012, 10:13:34 AM
Thank you to everyone!  Mommy and Daddy both got to hold Payton late yesterday for a short time.  We think that's a good thing!  She's not 2 pounds anymore; she weighs 1 pound 15.75 ounces now, but the NICU nurses and doctors don't seem to be upset about that.  They've upped her feeding amounts a tiny bit.

Me...  I'm just trying to figure out what I would be doing if all of this wasn't going on!
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Post by: chainmaille on March 10, 2012, 12:08:17 PM
That picture brings back memories. So glad she is doing well.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 10, 2012, 04:46:55 PM
Kim will be with you in spirit....???
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 11, 2012, 04:55:48 AM
Dont know what I am doing, body clock is already outta whack with this time change.....(arrrghhh) wish they would leave this alone.....

Good Morning..... :-*
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Post by: chainmaille on March 11, 2012, 07:48:11 AM
Going to church, then visiting my Dad. He is out of the hospital and next door in re-hab.
Hopefully this time he comes home and gets stronger.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 11, 2012, 09:03:55 AM
Thanks for reminding me about the time change!  Today, I am making a wedding veil.  I went shopping late yesterday with another son's fiance and bought the lace; it was $27 a yard!  It is absolutely beautiful, but now I have to cut it...  so scary!

Also...  I created a good kind of monster!  My WHICH ONE IS HANDMADE quiz on my blog is kind of popular!  So I wrote quiz #3 this morning.  If you'd like to play, here's the link to my blog: http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/

No new baby news...  this is one of those times when no news is truly good news.
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 11, 2012, 10:48:44 AM
If I hadn't checked in here, I would absolutely have forgotten the time change.

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Post by: Blue Highways on March 11, 2012, 03:37:31 PM
we had half the normal attendance in church today - I think a lot of people forgot the time change!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 11, 2012, 03:43:24 PM
We had normal attendance, but a lot of them were late which was fine since it was my day to sing with the worship team and I would prefer fewer people!  :o


Today I am working on invitation orders and then to choir practice to get ready for Easter. I really am ready for a day off!  This week is going to be warm so I am hoping to get business stuff done in the morning and then work some in the yard.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 12, 2012, 06:40:18 AM
Monday Monday......remember that song.....(smile) :D

Good Morning everyone,
having two Solo rehearsals today, kinda ripps up my day.... :P
and will check on the brick and mortar booth....
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 12, 2012, 06:44:36 AM
We had thunder-boomers last night...so I probably won't be able to get into the yard to do much today as it will most likely be too wet.

However, that gives me time to set up my shop here and get my Facebook page all set and ready for "LIKES"

Oh...and I have some bracelet ideas that have been floating around in this head of mine that need to get out...so maybe I will allow it today! :)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 12, 2012, 07:16:40 AM
Does this include lug nuts?!?!....LOL.......I am sorry I could not help that one.... ;D

Please forgive me....(big smile) jus kiddin you :-*
Monika
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 12, 2012, 07:50:27 AM
Does this include lug nuts?!?!....LOL.......I am sorry I could not help that one.... ;D

Please forgive me....(big smile) jus kiddin you :-*
Monika

Thankfully....no it does not!!! But can understand why that would be asked after seeing it somewhere else!! :)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 12, 2012, 08:04:38 AM

Oh...and I have some bracelet ideas that have been floating around in this head of mine that need to get out...so maybe I will allow it today! :)


Glad I am not the only one that gets ideas in my head that just have to come out!  Well, that and those pesky voices but I've learned to live with them.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 12, 2012, 08:31:49 AM
Dee and Kim....sometimes I have so many I have to take notes.....as I am getting old and cant remember the next day.... :( :'( ;D ;D
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Post by: lisianblue on March 12, 2012, 02:49:50 PM
Sandi - wishing my best to Payton, mom & Dad & you!

Andrew & Kimberly glad Dad is doing better.

me - where did I put those nuts??? maybe in with the screws???? Could I possibly be THAT organized???? lo
no, really I'm trying to get some sort of routine going here again, after being away from home for 6+ mo's, I'm having a bit of a hard time getting back into it.
one foot in front of the other........................one at a time!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 13, 2012, 05:29:03 AM
Kris, you made me laugh out loud....

Good Morning everyone....?
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 13, 2012, 06:39:29 AM
Good morning everyone!  Today I am trying to get my stuff cleaned up and a couple of orders packed and out the door as well as take a ton of pictures of a bunch of stretchy bracelets I made that we are adding to the chainmaille line...looking to get some lower price points into our stuff without cheapening the look has proved to be an adventure!
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 13, 2012, 08:34:18 AM
Good Morning everyone!!!

Today is the day I revamp that formal dining room that we NEVER use into a studio for me...wish me luck.

Kimberly...I can't wait to see the pics of those stretchy bracelets!!!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 13, 2012, 09:55:42 AM
Got snowed on last night (4 inches)... the power was also out for hours.... I didn't get my mornig coffee till later than usual...

(http://i39.tinypic.com/14n2s9g.jpg)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 13, 2012, 10:14:34 AM
Beautiful photo, Dragon!  I am at work.  Baby is doing fine...  still no news is good news, although she did gain a whopping 20 grams, which puts her back over two pounds...  Hooray!

Good luck with the formal-dining-room-to -studio-conversion!  I'm looking forward to seeing the stretchy bracelets, too!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 13, 2012, 05:14:57 PM
Hi- anyone remembers "Indiepublic"?
Is that a dead horse now? There no activities in any of the groups since Fall Winter  2011....

Know something about them...?
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 13, 2012, 05:40:40 PM
Hi- anyone remembers "Indiepublic"?
Is that a dead horse now? There no activities in any of the groups since Fall Winter  2011....

Know something about them...?

I'm on there a little. They have on-going stuff, I put one of my books in for a green challenge they have going on right now. Not sure how active or beneficial it is but if it's out there I'll throw a book at it
 ;)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 13, 2012, 06:39:03 PM
Congrats on the studio Dee!  There is something so cool about having a space that is yours to work.  We actually closed off the back of our garage for an office so I could convert the laundry room into a craft room and it is my favorite place in the house!


Dragon, beautiful picture, but you can have the snow...I am so ready for spring.


Didn't get pictures done today.  Instead I ended up taking the kids to buy summer clothes...they grew out of everything and then coming down with a massive headache.  I have to work tomorrow, but hopefully can get some of them taken afterwards and before cub scouts.  I really need to be twins on some days.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 13, 2012, 08:53:51 PM
It is spring break at school, so even though I have to go to work, I'm the only one there and I've got everything caught up.  So last night, I did the machine-sewing part on some miniature rag dolls and finished one today at work.  I am so anxious to take another road trip to see Payton, but, darn it, I caught a cold.  I can't take a cold to a 2-pound baby! 

They ran an ultra-sound looking for inter-cranial bleeding (common in preemies) and found none (Hooray!).  Also, her blood pressure is just barely okay, so they did an echo-cardiogram looking for a hole in her heart (also common in preemies).  They did find a tiny spot where a chamber isn't quite closed yet, but they said that probably 90% of everyone has a much more severe version of this kind of leak...  so also not a huge concern...  Hooray again!  Her feedings are up to 13 ml every three hours and she's gained another 20 grams.  She's not doing all this wonderful stuff on her own.  I truly believe that without all the 'positive vibes' in all their forms weren't coming her way, the news would be so different.  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!  She can also come out of the isolette for very short periods of time now, so here's a picture of her with her daddy.  She still has all her tubes and sensors - they are just hiding.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/8xq6vo.jpg)

When I got home from work, I read my email and one of them was confirmation of a price I quoted for a custom quilt!  I was just floored!  I really thought the answer was going to be, "you do nice work, but that's too much money."  NOT!!!!  I am so excited, but on the other hand, my brain is going, "as if you needed something else on your plate right now!"

BTW...  THANK YOU ANDREW AND KIM for the design of the new forum!  I just love it and I really like how recent listings show up all over the place.  You two are the best!

And Dee...  you will love your "studio" no matter where it is!  One of the beauties of having grown and gone children is that you can convert their rooms to some self-serving purpose (i.e., my studio)!

I'll stop now.......................
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 13, 2012, 09:57:59 PM
Sandi,
So happy that it sounds like Payton is holding her own.  I can't begin to imagine the stress you are going through, hang in there.
Of course the buyer agreed to the price on your quilt, you do wonderful work.
Dee,
I am experiencing studio envy.  I am usually surrounded by jewelry parts.  Cannot wait to see your huge output when the studio is finished.
73 degrees in New York today, too weird.
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Post by: dahlish on March 14, 2012, 09:27:41 PM
Sandi congrats on the quilt order!  That's great!  :)  Also I'm glad to hear that Payton is doing well and slowly but surely gaining weight!  I remember when my brother was born early the nurses would sneak my parents in to hold him for a few minutes here and there since touch is really the best 'medicine' for a preemie!  :D

I've been laying low and knit a few things for Kara's new Barbies!  Their babysitter gave her some hand me down ones and 2 have new dresses and one has a rockin' pair of super bell bottoms :)   Speaking of Kara she also somehow broke a button on our camera... :o
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Post by: Larissa on March 14, 2012, 11:20:45 PM
My god, Payton is tiny!  I'm glad to read she's getting stronger & Andrew that your dad is getting better too.

Sandi, congrats on the order!  I keep trying to send people your way when they need shower gifts.

As for me, it's been busy.  Over 70F here, and suits are becoming an actual burden again.  I hate having to wear a suit in the heat.

Been figuring out the day job situation & meanwhile knitting my heart out.  Also still making soap, of course.  Cut a log of Garden Party tonight (it's such a great one for spring) and I need to make a whole new batch of Purity.  Again.  100% sold out right now.

Meanwhile, Saturday night we went to a party for Purim/Holi/St. Paddy's.  Yes, my friends throw strange parties.  Sunday, friends came over to brew with Eric.  He's got a Canary Melon Berliner Weisse fermenting right now.  And since then, just trying to keep it together.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 15, 2012, 11:48:10 AM
I'm at work again with nothing to do, so I'm catching up on all the threads I haven't had time to read over the last week or two!

FABULOUS news!!!!  They removed Payton's PIC line last night!  This was a tube that was going into the sack around her heart to provide fluids.  She's doing well enough that she doesn't need it!!!  She's also up to 13 ml of mother's milk every 3 hours now.  She's still hovering around the 2-pound mark, but the good news is that she's not losing weight!
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 15, 2012, 11:57:50 AM
Sandi,
That is wonderful news.  I hope you soon have lots more good news to share!
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Post by: Larissa on March 15, 2012, 12:44:08 PM
That's awesome, Sandi!

I had court this morning - on my own behalf this time, from some tickets I got back in November.  Blech.  I hate being the defendant.

Then had to make a run to the post office (ship out some soap to Canada) and to the bank, and have been here knitting ever since.  The scarf is now over 54" and counting.  I'm headed for 66".

Then some dishes, vacuuming, and I MUST make another batch of Purity since we're completely sold out.

Tonight I know we're going to dinner with some friends, but I'm hoping for some time somewhere in there to work on my second nephew's busy book.  I've got it started, but his birthday is April 22 & there's not nearly enough done.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 16, 2012, 06:27:09 AM
Good Morning...Oh heavens I missed all the good news..Sandy first of all I am still praying for lil Payton, I am so happy to read she is doing well, and yes she is very, very tiny. Wonder if that tiny hoe in her heart will close on its own....praying....(smile)

Congrats in your quilt order, you may got it to keep your mind occupied with something else and not to worry so much about lil Payton. Devine intervention, or something like that....

Larissa, sorry you had to be the defendant....tickets!!!! Crossing our fingers and paws over here, never had a ticket in my life. Was stopped by a cop last October, really dint pay attention about the speed limit. He took my paperwork to his car, came back and stated." you had not a ticket since you are in the states, 31 years, and we are not going to change that today". HA !!!!! and this German girl has a led foot....(giggles)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 16, 2012, 06:32:20 AM
A studio?!! Dee, I can only dream.....(sigh).... 8)

Today will be a day of shopping, groceries, for my 5 course German Dinner I am preparing for tomorrow. Innvited guest over....Somebody stop me, why am I doing this to myself...LOL....I will be in the kitchen today and tomorrow.... :o

Also going to the "bonecracker" have a pinched nerve in my spine again....(sigh)

Whoever said the "Golden Years" was a big fat liar, getting old is not for wimps....LOL
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 16, 2012, 06:34:26 AM
"whaaaaaaaaaa"......can we have a "spell checker"....... :'( :'( :'(

so sorry..... :(
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 16, 2012, 07:30:46 AM
Sandi...I am so glad to hear Payton is continuing to improve...will keep her in my prayers.

Larissa....so sorry about court...don't you just hate it when that happens...(coming from someone who has a lead foot....if it weren't for my cruise control...I would probably be locked up)

Today i am going to get my garden planted...I can't wait until it all starts coming in...

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!!!!
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Post by: Nancy Pace on March 16, 2012, 09:33:00 AM
Awesome projects everyone!! I have a Buffalo fetish necklace waiting on my to finish in my studio:)
Nancy ;)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 16, 2012, 02:33:37 PM
Awesome projects everyone!! I have a Buffalo fetish necklace waiting on my to finish in my studio:)
Nancy ;)


I'm trying to imagine what a Buffalo fetish piece would look like and am not liking where my mind it taking it!  :o   Be sure to post a picture when it is done!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 17, 2012, 07:52:16 AM
I have a new bog post on my personal blog, kinda sad.... :'(

http://myeuropeantouch.blogspot.com/
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 17, 2012, 08:24:22 AM
Happy St Patty's.......
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 17, 2012, 08:25:58 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/1054ghw.jpg)

Here ya go......
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Post by: Larissa on March 17, 2012, 09:09:04 AM
I have a lead foot too.  Back when I had a Mustang, it was a total cop magnet and I was getting way too many tickets.  Now that I've got a gold Honda CR-V, I never get stopped; it's like the cops don't even see it.  I wouldn't even have gotten this ticket if I wasn't in a completely wrong area - I was in Hoboken looking for the PATH station parking & had no idea where I was going, so I ended up in a restricted bus area.  Kinda tough for the cop there not to notice a non-bus driving around a restricted area.  Oops.

Was out late last night at an Irish pub near here that's coincidentally owned by a friend of mine from grammar school, welcoming in St. Paddy's.  They actually did a countdown at 10 seconds to midnight like it was New Year's Eve.

This morning, E & I are going into NYC to see the parade & then hopefully doing candle & soap stuff.  I did a full inventory of what we have yesterday to properly update the stores, and started adding more things to my HAFshop, which I'd been sadly neglecting.  I'll add more today too.

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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 17, 2012, 11:22:01 AM
Happy St. Patrick's Day.  I am knitting wash cloths for Kim!  Only 13 more to go!!
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2dj1b4k.jpg)
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 17, 2012, 11:53:26 AM
Happy St. Patricks Day!!!

I finished planting my garden and now I need to take photos of the bracelets that I made yesterday so I can get them in my shop!

And...later...my dear sweet hubby of 20 years are going out to eat!!

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 17, 2012, 11:55:15 AM
This morning I had to run to the store because I have to make some stuff for a movie night tonight and then was digging in my yard.  Amazing how many weeds one yard can grow in the winter!  Well, there are days and days of yard work left, but I am making headway.  We also let the kids light the chiminea and roast hot dogs for lunch for the first time in forever...guess now I need to get smores stuff!  I am so ready for spring!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 17, 2012, 03:00:52 PM
Oh dang....here is how my day went, my dinner guest are coming soon and I am in the middle of "whopping" the real cream, mixer dies and takes all the outlets in the kitchen with it....

Running to the store, getting a new mixer and "whop" my real cream in the bathroom outlet. Hahahahahaaaa.......cake is now decorated....all thats left is to thicken the gravy and I will do that as a last thing to do when the guest are here....

Looking forward to some fun eve....

Larissa, so glad I am not the only one with a led foot....LOL
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 17, 2012, 04:28:31 PM
Today I got the frame for my greenhouse assembled... (it's too cold and windy to put the plastic cover on)
You guys make me dizzy with the whirlwind of activities...
 Trying to get my application for a show done so I can get it off in the mail...(and) trying to be motivated..
PS... myeuropeantouch... you probably just popped the breaker for the kitchen outlets,
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Post by: Larissa on March 17, 2012, 05:59:40 PM
Went this morning to the St. Paddy's parade in NYC, then came back & got photos of me in the scarf.  Now we're finishing some candles we started ages ago.

Then... it'll be time for dinner (Eric's making a chicken pizza after getting us a bottle of wine), I've started a new scarf in a really soft lavender yarn, cable knit this time, and we're gonna watch The Sting.  Eric's never seen it, poor deprived guy.  No offense to E or anyone here, but Paul Newman is still the best looking guy to have ever walked this planet.
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 17, 2012, 06:48:06 PM
Can't believe you braved the parade.  I was in Hell's Kitchen at a flea market.  The whole neighborhood was filled with people with green hair.  By the time I was there, fairly drunk people.  It was nice to get back to Chelsea and away from the crowds.

I went to the theater years ago and Paul Newman was in the audience.  NY theater crowds usually give celebrities in the audience privacy, but with Paul Newman, the entire audience was staring at him during intermission.  It was summer and he was tan and those blue eyes were amazing!
Went this morning to the St. Paddy's parade in NYC, then came back & got photos of me in the scarf.  Now we're finishing some candles we started ages ago.

Then... it'll be time for dinner (Eric's making a chicken pizza after getting us a bottle of wine), I've started a new scarf in a really soft lavender yarn, cable knit this time, and we're gonna watch The Sting.  Eric's never seen it, poor deprived guy.  No offense to E or anyone here, but Paul Newman is still the best looking guy to have ever walked this planet.
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Post by: Larissa on March 17, 2012, 06:53:31 PM
OMG, I'd have had to go talk to him.  My grandparents met him years ago; they were antique dealers and would do shows in Connecticut as well as NY & NJ.  He & Joanne would go to the shows to shop.  My grandmother said they were both really nice & down to earth.

I once sat 2 seats away from Alan Rickman in a theater in London.  I was dying through the whole thing.  During intermission, I stood really close to him & the woman he was with so I could hear his voice (it's even better in person, if you can believe it) but restrained myself from being the "stupid American" and accosting him.  London audiences are also really not starstruck.
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Post by: lisianblue on March 17, 2012, 07:58:50 PM
I have a new bog post on my personal blog, kinda sad.... :'(

http://myeuropeantouch.blogspot.com/
ok, I really have to know how did Trigger, Buttermilk & Bullet sell!?????  Seriously they aren't alive anymore, right???

Sandi - we are making just about the same thing - except yours are knitted!! hehe it's cool! I also had another idea.......so I may go with that, we'll see

Larissa - I think that would be so much fun to go to NYC for something like that! However, I will rarely  go out on St Patricks day anymore!  One of my favorite cars got smashed up on St Patricks day  - I was lucky and didn't get hurt too bad!  People are TOO crazy here.
Me - finally made use of my google calender and set up some sort of a schedule for myself - we'll see how that works! it's not a super schedule by any means!
I've been working a lot on organizing things - both physically and online - because I'm not  all that organized! 
Need to go to the store - 3 blocks away - have to cross one of  the worst streets in this city - sometimes it's scarey! People don't always see pedestrians!  Then back home, dinner, &  do some sewing. 

Paul Newman - oh my...........................................that's all I'll say!!!!! ?
Happy St Patricks Day Everyone!
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 17, 2012, 11:03:46 PM
I have a new bog post on my personal blog, kinda sad.... :'(

http://myeuropeantouch.blogspot.com/ (http://myeuropeantouch.blogspot.com/)
ok, I really have to know how did Trigger, Buttermilk & Bullet sell!? ??? ?  Seriously they aren't alive anymore, right???

Sandi - we are making just about the same thing - except yours are knitted!! hehe it's cool! I also had another idea.......so I may go with that, we'll see

Larissa - I think that would be so much fun to go to NYC for something like that! However, I will rarely  go out on St Patricks day anymore!  One of my favorite cars got smashed up on St Patricks day  - I was lucky and didn't get hurt too bad!  People are TOO crazy here.
Me - finally made use of my google calender and set up some sort of a schedule for myself - we'll see how that works! it's not a super schedule by any means!
I've been working a lot on organizing things - both physically and online - because I'm not  all that organized! 
Need to go to the store - 3 blocks away - have to cross one of  the worst streets in this city - sometimes it's scarey! People don't always see pedestrians!  Then back home, dinner, &  do some sewing. 

Paul Newman - oh my...........................................that's all I'll say!!!!! ?
Happy St Patricks Day Everyone!


Trigger is stuffed I think. Not sure of the other two
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Post by: lisianblue on March 18, 2012, 04:02:34 PM
stuffed Trigger, huh?

Wow - it's nasty out here today - I got my crazytrain rider post done (yay!), now for a bit of  cleaning, and some sewing, and another blog write up later -
I didn't get much done last night - decided to go to my personal FB page and update a few things and ended up chatting for a few hours with a cousin I haven't seen in MANY years.  It was awesome!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 18, 2012, 04:18:09 PM
Taxidermy......;o( and then were displayed for years in this museum, which the son now closed and auctioned all the items off.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 18, 2012, 04:19:52 PM
Today I got the frame for my greenhouse assembled... (it's too cold and windy to put the plastic cover on)
You guys make me dizzy with the whirlwind of activities...
 Trying to get my application for a show done so I can get it off in the mail...(and) trying to be motivated..
PS... myeuropeantouch... you probably just popped the breaker for the kitchen outlets,

nope, breakers are fine....maintenance guy is coming tomorrow....(smile)
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Post by: Larissa on March 18, 2012, 07:31:14 PM
Did a ton of dishes and cleaning, set up my second shop (!!!), knitted a bit, and had St. Paddy's Day dinner with my family.
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 19, 2012, 05:24:21 AM
Well...spring break is over for me and I must return to the school today and all my babies....so I will be very quiet until later today on the forum!

I do intend to add my new items to the shop today or tomorrow and get some of my knitting completed....maybe....tonight.

Hope everyone has a great day!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 19, 2012, 07:26:20 AM
Good Morning everyone..what a beautimus day out....

Added two new items to my shop, will be running to the "bone cracker" today....and have tons of dishes to wash after my 5 course German Dinner. We had a wonderful time....
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 19, 2012, 10:42:47 AM
Good morning!  Over the weekend, I knitted 29 cotton wash cloths, made two rag doll miniatures, did the marketing, bought all the material for my custom quilt order (then washed, dried and ironed it), made a camo net cover for my husband's paint ball helmet, cleaned all my hardwood floors, wrote Which One Is Handmade #4 on my blog (here's the link if you are interested in playing http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/), and found some new advertising on ProjectWonderful.com on two sites that support Etsy (for 12¢ a day, my ad is taking Etsy lovers to my shop here!).  I am back at work this morning so I can rest!

Baby update...  Payton is back up to 2 pounds 3 ounces!
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Post by: chainmaille on March 19, 2012, 10:45:42 AM
Good morning!  Over the weekend, I knitted 29 cotton wash cloths, made two rag doll miniatures, did the marketing, bought all the material for my custom quilt order (then washed, dried and ironed it), made a camo net cover for my husband's paint ball helmet, cleaned all my hardwood floors, wrote Which One Is Handmade #4 on my blog (here's the link if you are interested in playing http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/ (http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/)), and found some new advertising on ProjectWonderful.com on two sites that support Etsy (for 12¢ a day, my ad is taking Etsy lovers to my shop here!).  I am back at work this morning so I can rest!

Baby update...  Payton is back up to 2 pounds 3 ounces!

Slacker! :laugh:
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 19, 2012, 11:12:25 AM


Slacker! :laugh:
:laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 19, 2012, 11:22:46 AM
Good morning!  Over the weekend, I knitted 29 cotton wash cloths, made two rag doll miniatures, did the marketing, bought all the material for my custom quilt order (then washed, dried and ironed it), made a camo net cover for my husband's paint ball helmet, cleaned all my hardwood floors, wrote Which One Is Handmade #4 on my blog (here's the link if you are interested in playing http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/), and found some new advertising on ProjectWonderful.com on two sites that support Etsy (for 12¢ a day, my ad is taking Etsy lovers to my shop here!).  I am back at work this morning so I can rest!

Baby update...  Payton is back up to 2 pounds 3 ounces!


Show off....... ::)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 19, 2012, 11:34:28 AM
Good morning!  Over the weekend, I knitted 29 cotton wash cloths, made two rag doll miniatures, did the marketing, bought all the material for my custom quilt order (then washed, dried and ironed it), made a camo net cover for my husband's paint ball helmet, cleaned all my hardwood floors, wrote Which One Is Handmade #4 on my blog (here's the link if you are interested in playing http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/ (http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/)), and found some new advertising on ProjectWonderful.com on two sites that support Etsy (for 12¢ a day, my ad is taking Etsy lovers to my shop here!).  I am back at work this morning so I can rest!

Baby update...  Payton is back up to 2 pounds 3 ounces!


First off, Yeah for Payton!  Every little ounce is going to help on one that small!


Secondly...are you kidding me!  I thought I got a lot done and you make me sound like I lay around on my butt all day long!


I am listing some things and updating sites and helping a friend that makes the most amazing pillows out of vintage blankets and shirts get her business plan organized and pricing and pictures and such...because Lord knows I don't have enough of my own business stuff to do.  And now I am going to go clean out my pigsty of a car since the sun is shinning!  Amazing what a mess a car can become over the winter.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 19, 2012, 04:05:06 PM
Of course I am happy for lil Payton.....God bless her... :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 19, 2012, 05:04:57 PM
Hooray for Payton!
I am happy that you found a productive way to deal with nervous energy :)
Good morning!  Over the weekend, I knitted 29 cotton wash cloths, made two rag doll miniatures, did the marketing, bought all the material for my custom quilt order (then washed, dried and ironed it), made a camo net cover for my husband's paint ball helmet, cleaned all my hardwood floors, wrote Which One Is Handmade #4 on my blog (here's the link if you are interested in playing http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/ (http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/)), and found some new advertising on ProjectWonderful.com on two sites that support Etsy (for 12¢ a day, my ad is taking Etsy lovers to my shop here!).  I am back at work this morning so I can rest!

Baby update...  Payton is back up to 2 pounds 3 ounces!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on March 19, 2012, 05:54:13 PM
Sandi - WOW!

So glad Payton has put some weight on! 
Probably about the only time in a womans life were putting on some weight is a very good thing!

Me, oh not even close to what most of you people accomplish!  did manage to get a blog written about Easter traditons that I intended to do last weekend, and updated info on my other blog about my family  - got some sewing done last night (YAY), rearranging my living room, and need to get the bedroom rearrnaged and better organized - needed to do this anyway, but my daughter & her 2 kids are coming for a week on Sat.   My apt is just not 2 yr-old proof!  My 12-yr-old grandson will stay w/me for the week.  YAY!!!
Lets see, also need to print out a bunch of bus. cards to attach to the dish scrubbers I'm sending to Kimberly for the couples retreat.  Need to work on the quilt I'm making for my other granddaughter's 1'st birthday..........................
Really need to get pics done so I can get more items listed in my shops!  :-\
no, don't think it's all going to happen today!

Have a great day everybody!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 19, 2012, 06:49:56 PM
Oh man, I fel realy, really "stoooopid".....member me talkng about my kitchen outlets not working and breaking my mixer....

(groan) Maintenance came today and showed me a tiny, tiny switch on one of the outlets that was off insted of on and my mixer is not broken and now I have to brng the new mixer back to :wally world".....(groan, how stoooopid can one get)

Then on the other hand, I have an excuse, I am woman....it's my peragative (sp) so there.....

(leaving the room, holding head up high!!)
ROTFLMAO......
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 19, 2012, 07:56:17 PM
Keep your head up...I have no doubt a man (read, Andrew) will be around and do or say something that makes us all look like geniuses!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on March 19, 2012, 07:59:03 PM
Um Um Um Um ......
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Sorry not that quick on my feet!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 19, 2012, 09:39:28 PM
You guys are too funny!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on March 20, 2012, 12:08:09 AM
Woohoo, Payton!

Seriously, MET, don't feel bad.  We had one of those ridiculous switches at our old place, and though I'm fairly savvy I missed it and thought we blew the power too.  If you don't know, you don't know.

As for me, not nearly as productive a day as I'd like.  Had to play lawyer for a bit.  Messed with the photo thief on FB.  Got several more inches of the lavender cable knit scarf done.  Found out Eric's partner's wife's mom died, so I picked up a card & baked a lemon cake for the family (the partner's wife & her parents are Jewish, and Jews do food instead of flowers).  Watched some Sherlock Holmes (man, I love Netflix).  Got to a bank. 

That's about it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 20, 2012, 12:37:19 AM
I always thought flowers would be nice, it would make it all a little less dark.  I never did ask whether it is tradition or a rule of the religion. 
Woohoo, Payton!

Seriously, MET, don't feel bad.  We had one of those ridiculous switches at our old place, and though I'm fairly savvy I missed it and thought we blew the power too.  If you don't know, you don't know.

As for me, not nearly as productive a day as I'd like.  Had to play lawyer for a bit.  Messed with the photo thief on FB.  Got several more inches of the lavender cable knit scarf done.  Found out Eric's partner's wife's mom died, so I picked up a card & baked a lemon cake for the family (the partner's wife & her parents are Jewish, and Jews do food instead of flowers).  Watched some Sherlock Holmes (man, I love Netflix).  Got to a bank. 

That's about it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 20, 2012, 12:46:57 AM
I made 8 pieces of jewelry since Friday.  Two are still waiting to be posted.  I started a necklace, but I am not happy with the beads I have.  The center is a wonderful dress clip. and I need some more vintage blue glass beads to go with it. 
I have to work on the necklace that I am making for the contest.  It will be similar to the bubble necklace in my shop, but I don't like making the same piece twice.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 20, 2012, 06:06:44 AM
Keep your head up...I have no doubt a man (read, Andrew) will be around and do or say something that makes us all look like geniuses!

"MWHAaaaaaaaaaaaaa......."...RPTF....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 20, 2012, 06:07:22 AM
Um Um Um Um ......
Um Um.....
Um
Sorry not that quick on my feet!


LOL....dont be shy....LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 20, 2012, 06:45:45 AM
Oh Good Morning everyone.....(smile)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on March 20, 2012, 11:48:39 AM
Lisa, I just figure Jews = food.  It kinda fits, y'know?  Drown your sorrows in cake?

Anyway, E's on his own at the office today, because the partner is obviously with his wife at the funeral.  E will run the card & cake over at some point.

It's been a slow morning, I think my adversary on an alimony case is trying to get in touch with me, but I've missed the 2 calls and she hasn't left a message, which is weird for a lawyer.  And no fax either.  So the heck with her.  She's mad because I didn't get tricked into giving her my client's financial info, to which she's not entitled.  Ha.

Still knitting.  Also plan to work on Zach's busy book today so I can start getting that done.  His birthday is going to creep up on me, and then I'll be a madwoman, I know it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on March 20, 2012, 09:54:46 PM
Larissa - it was nice of you to fix something. 
I think food is always a good thing - who feels like fixing something to eat when a loved one has passed away. 

Monika - lo don't you just "love" it when things like that happen - so did you exchange the new mixer for something else or get your money back??

Sandi - congrats on the quilt order - still keeping Payton in my thoughts - often - she has come up in conversations with both of my kids and a friend in the past week.

I pretty much slept most of the day - ugh!  It's kind of funny out of the 7 people in my family 3 - 30 miles from me, another 3 - 400 miles away, and me, 4 of us are sick! I woke up feeling like someone hit me in the face & stuffed up!
Trying to get a quilt finished up for my youngest granddaughter's 1st birthday next week. among other things.
I got a little distracted last night and put the top, batting & back together without putting the border on the top 1st!  Guess, it will be a very narrow border.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on March 21, 2012, 04:42:15 AM
Hey guys, I'm on the road today and need  a favor can you test the new chat a bit http://handmadeartists.com/chating.php I know there is a scrolling issue at the bottom right now, hopefully that will be fixed soon.
Thanks,
Andrew
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 21, 2012, 05:04:36 AM
Kris I got my money back....LOL


Good morning everyone....;o)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 21, 2012, 05:06:51 AM
Yep, its not rolling.....the chat I mean....
Thanks Andrew and Kim for all you do....;o)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on March 21, 2012, 05:20:41 AM
Good Morning & Good Night - I'm going to sleep now! 
but wanted to stop by to say that Trigger & Bullet are going on tour!

Have a good day!
Have a safe day Andrew.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on March 21, 2012, 05:55:10 AM
Kris...I have come really close a couple times of not putting the border on my quilt top as well...I know how that can happen!  :o

Today is a chemo day for my husband...so will be at the clinic for most of the day.

Hope everyone has a great day!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 21, 2012, 06:14:49 AM
Good Morning & Good Night - I'm going to sleep now! 
but wanted to stop by to say that Trigger & Bullet are going on tour!

Have a good day!
Have a safe day Andrew.

Hahahahaa.......;o)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 21, 2012, 06:15:43 AM
Will be thinking about you Dee...... :-*
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 21, 2012, 06:18:51 AM
Easter Sale, prices already reflect the sale price, grab it while you can.

Sale goes on until April 8th 2012, thank for looking and enjoy...Click link below for shop, see if I can empty that shop slowly

http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/studio/Myeuropeantouch



Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on March 21, 2012, 08:58:56 AM
Sounds like everyone has been super busy since I last checked in!  :D

Jax had pinkeye over the weekend but it cleared up really quickly with eyedrops and didn't pass it on to anybody else (whew!).  My yarn arrived Saturday so I've been knitting a new sweater.  It's been in the 70's so lots of time outside!

This morning I was dropping Jax off at school and gave him his kiss and sent him on his way.  I get in the car and notice he's just standing on the sidewalk and starting to cry.  I get out and he told me that he wanted a hug.  Which is funny because he's the one who ran off  :D  So after a big squishy hug he was good to go again.  But I felt really bad!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 21, 2012, 09:25:43 AM
Hey guys, I'm on the road today and need  a favor can you test the new chat a bit http://handmadeartists.com/chating.php I know there is a scrolling issue at the bottom right now, hopefully that will be fixed soon.
Thanks,
Andrew

I went into chat without an issue...  no login or anything.  I typed "this is a test" and hit the enter key on my keyboard.  Nothing happened.  I clicked "submit" and still nothing happened.  It didn't show I was there in the box for users either.  Then I clicked on "ecredits" because I wanted to know what it was.  The pop-up window explained that the more ecredits I purchased, the more hat time I would have.  There was a drop down list to choose how many ecredits I wanted to buy and a button to go to Paypal to pay for them.  I closed the window and came here to type this message to you!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on March 21, 2012, 09:32:30 AM
Hit sign in on the top. Since you never actually logged into the new one you will probably need to login to set the cookie, I have it on the list to set all the cookies like the forum not to expire. I don't think they changed that yet. There is a cookie for each area of the site unfortunately. Blog, forum, chat, and shop each have individual cookies, so once they change all the cookies to not expire you will not have to worry about logging in unless you manually logout.
Hope that makes since. Now what dropdown menu are you talking about.

Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 21, 2012, 09:45:05 AM
Hit sign in on the top. Since you never actually logged into the new one you will probably need to login to set the cookie, I have it on the list to set all the cookies like the forum not to expire. I don't think they changed that yet. There is a cookie for each area of the site unfortunately. Blog, forum, chat, and shop each have individual cookies, so once they change all the cookies to not expire you will not have to worry about logging in unless you manually logout.
Hope that makes since. Now what dropdown menu are you talking about.

As soon as I signed in, everything works just fine!

When you are NOT signed in, the ecredits thing is right next to the auto scroll check box at the bottom of the screen
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on March 21, 2012, 12:11:34 PM
Hey guys, I'm on the road today and need  a favor can you test the new chat a bit http://handmadeartists.com/chating.php (http://handmadeartists.com/chating.php) I know there is a scrolling issue at the bottom right now, hopefully that will be fixed soon.
Thanks,
Andrew


Seems like everything is working fine. I was already logged in when I clicked the link from your post above.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 21, 2012, 12:56:42 PM
Told cha I am technically challenged, signing in...why....LOL.. it works just fine...OK

Went to a "blood letting"  only 8 vials, saw the "bone cracker" again and notice my back is getting back in shape, my spine pretty much stayed were its supposed too....
getting there....
and loved on my kitties, spoiled brats!

Awwwwww.  .....you son is so sweet, he wanted a hug.....;o)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on March 21, 2012, 07:44:45 PM
Hope he's doing OK, Dee.

I hung out with my sis & nephew this morning, and we went to the local zoo.  That kid is so freakin' adorable it's ridiculous.

Then we went to a book fair at his preschool & I got two cookbooks - one for under-40-minute meals and one for cupcakes & other baking.

Then I had to play lawyer & go to a divorce mediation.

Then to my mom's to pick up a bunch of stuff she wanted to give me.

E & I just went to see if we could market my face painting skills to a new local bounce house party place; the owner wasn't there, so they'll be getting back to me.

And now he's browning ground beef for tacos for dinner.  Yum!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on March 21, 2012, 09:39:03 PM
Right now I'm making more oatmeal cookies and got pasta salad ready for lunch tomorrow!  I'm so ready for the weekend!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 22, 2012, 07:21:57 AM
Good Morning everyone.... ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 22, 2012, 08:00:39 AM
Good morning all.  Today I am doing laundry, cleaning and going to buy supplies I need to make the prize for the Handmade Artists' contest.  I have the vintage beads and need something to string them on :)
I started my trash piece last night.  Not sure yet whether it is going to work.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 22, 2012, 08:25:02 AM
I love your hug story, Gina...  and how do you stay so trim when you are always baking cookies!?!!!  Congrats on your sale, too!

Off to work today!  Took an order for another custom doll last night.  Whoo-hoo!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 22, 2012, 09:08:41 AM
Woo-hoo indeed!
I love your hug story, Gina...  and how do you stay so trim when you are always baking cookies!?!!!  Congrats on your sale, too!

Off to work today!  Took an order for another custom doll last night.  Whoo-hoo!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on March 22, 2012, 09:28:00 AM
I love your hug story, Gina...  and how do you stay so trim when you are always baking cookies!?!!!  Congrats on your sale, too!

Off to work today!  Took an order for another custom doll last night.  Whoo-hoo!

Congrats!

Lots of housework today; having people over to grill tonight.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on March 22, 2012, 09:31:56 AM
Good morning all!!!

Gina I'm with the rest....how do you stay so trim while baking all those cookies???

C is handling this round of chemo fairly well and we are off in a few for the second day for chemo....

Hopefully when we get back home later today I will have time to take photos of the 7 bracelets that I made this week. We will see!!! :-\

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on March 22, 2012, 09:35:36 AM
Good morning all!!!

Gina I'm with the rest....how do you stay so trim while baking all those cookies???

C is handling this round of chemo fairly well and we are off in a few for the second day for chemo....

Hopefully when we get back home later today I will have time to take photos of the 7 bracelets that I made this week. We will see!!! :-\

Hope everyone has a fabulous day!!!


Pulling for your husband, Dee. Looking forward to seeing those bracelets, I'm a fan!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on March 22, 2012, 06:54:10 PM
I am beat...looks like it will be Saturday before I can get photos done and new items in shop!

I'm getting off here...hope all of you have a fabulous night!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on March 22, 2012, 07:52:36 PM
HAF chat now for those who want to join in. Just hit the chat button on the top left of the forum while logged in.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 22, 2012, 10:09:32 PM
I'm just looking for a place to whine.  I went out to dinner this evening.  I took my almost 17 year old dog for a walk first.  He peed all over me in the elevator and all over the floor.  When I got home, I went to the kitchen where he stays when I go out.  He pooped all over the kitchen and ran back and forth through it.  I guess you have to expect that with his age, but it doesn't make it less gross.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on March 23, 2012, 06:02:38 AM
HAF chat now for those who want to join in. Just hit the chat button on the top left of the forum while logged in.

Aaaw poo!! I missed the chat!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 23, 2012, 06:08:01 AM
Gina, love the hug story!  Spencer, despite being 12 going on 21 and acting too cool for himself most of the time will still give me a hug before leaving and I'm so glad.  I am dreading the day he is too cool for his mom.


Today I want to get some housework done and then have to go to work for a few hours.  Hopefully, later I can work on some projects or maybe in the yard if the weather stays warm nice.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 23, 2012, 06:59:11 AM
Good morning dear hearts....

Choir and solo's were exhausting last afternoon and night. Two docs appointm today, I guess I will be doing nothing but enjoy myself today, maybe some crochetting....

My 2 cats are chasing each other right now and since Alex is so talkative, I have entertainment....LOL, there must be some Siamese in him....

Forgot to eat yesterday, can you believe that, I was so dizzy and almost passed out at choir....I know I am getting old, but is this part of it.....!!!!! Thats dangerous, and took me some time in order to figure that one out.
So, no more of that, will pay attention in the feature....

Have a wonderful day y'all....you can make it so.... :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on March 23, 2012, 09:10:04 AM
Gina, love the hug story!  Spencer, despite being 12 going on 21 and acting too cool for himself most of the time will still give me a hug before leaving and I'm so glad.  I am dreading the day he is too cool for his mom.




Kimberly, my son is almost 26 and that has never happened - I still get hugs and he will always tell me he loves me on the phone no matter who might be around to hear it!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 23, 2012, 09:39:55 AM
Gina, love the hug story!  Spencer, despite being 12 going on 21 and acting too cool for himself most of the time will still give me a hug before leaving and I'm so glad.  I am dreading the day he is too cool for his mom.




Kimberly, my son is almost 26 and that has never happened - I still get hugs and he will always tell me he loves me on the phone no matter who might be around to hear it!


Thank you!  I keep waiting for the moment when he is too cool for me...and maybe I will get lucky and not have it happen.  After all, according to him for now, he has a "cool" mom.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 23, 2012, 09:41:10 AM
I'm so pleased.  My nephew is working on his doctorate in American Literature.  He called to tell me that he has been invited to participate in the Henry James Society conference in London this June.  He will be delivering a paper.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on March 23, 2012, 02:04:55 PM
Lisa, awesome news about your nephew and sorry about the dog.

I had to play lawyer today, so I'm killing time between client appointments.  Really wish I'd brought my knitting.

Plan to catch up on shows tonight.  That's about it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 23, 2012, 02:31:55 PM
Thanks Larissa.  I think the dog probably needs a vet visit, he has slowed down a lot during the last few weeks.
Lisa, awesome news about your nephew and sorry about the dog.

I had to play lawyer today, so I'm killing time between client appointments.  Really wish I'd brought my knitting.

Plan to catch up on shows tonight.  That's about it.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on March 23, 2012, 03:17:47 PM
Wow, I can tell I haven't been around for a bit.
* Glad to hear that Peyton is gaining weight!! :)
I've been plugging away at the store. Trying to make new things when I get home, but sometimes it's hard. Hubby is working on a temp. contract basis so we have some money coming in. He's got a second interview with this other company on Monday, so hopefully this  turns into a real, full time job. All of a sudden he's being contacted left and right about jobs.
We zipped up to Chicago the weekend of the 10th to meet our granddaughter. It was wonderful to see our kids, baby Zoey of course, and even my in laws. It would have been nice to stay a bit longer, but that was not in the cards. On the drive home, we goofed and pulled off in Henryville for gas/bathroom break. We had forgotten about the tornado ripping that place to shreds. I've seen tornado damage before, but not that bad and that was many years ago. It was awful to see. It really puts things into perspective.
Oh, customers. Got to go.  :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on March 23, 2012, 04:20:57 PM
I love your hug story, Gina...  and how do you stay so trim when you are always baking cookies!?!!!  Congrats on your sale, too!

Off to work today!  Took an order for another custom doll last night.  Whoo-hoo!

lol there are many ways actually :)

1. my mom passed down awesome metabolism genes
2. I swim a bunch
3. Kara is my daughter  ;D 

Thanks for the congrats!  :)  And congrats to you for another custom order!!!!

Lisa I'm so sorry your dog had messes everywhere!  :(

Kimberly, I know even when I thought I was too cool for my mom in HS I still gave her lots of hugs  ;)  My kids are super duper lovey, I hope they're that way forever.

I'm cracking down on house stuff today so I can play all weekend worry free :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: lisianblue on March 25, 2012, 12:12:04 AM
Gina - that's cute about your son! 
Hi Teresa!  Yay customers - hope they were the buying kind.
Sandi congrats on the sales.
Dee - wishing your husband the best! and you too!  Do you have a shop???
Lisa - oh poor dog - and you - not a nice mess to clean up.  Hope he's ok.
Larissa - I have one tote bag that I keep crochet stuff in for just such situatins - it almost always goes with me.   Amazing how much I can get done on the bus, or waiting at the dr.'s etc..............
It's 11pm - and I am so tired.    Feeling pretty icky most of the week - think it's allergies tho!  Trying to get my apt cleaned and rearranged so it's safer for my 2-yr-old grand daughter - and safer for my things too! and still trying to get the quilt finished up for my youngest graddaughter - will be 1 this next tuesday.
After quilting a bit with the sewing machine, I ripped it apart and put the border on, and got busy hand quilting it!  Machine quilting is just not acceptable for this one!
 Daughter and her 2 will be here Sunday! I think I'll be going to sleep befpre 5am tonight, I'm sooooooo tired!

Andrew we need a tired/sleepy  emoticon! lo ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 25, 2012, 06:59:05 AM
My craft room has a huge, 3 door closet in it where the washer and dryer sit and I store massive amount of stuff...but for some reason, last night it was bugging my more than usual to look at it so I ended up pulling everything out and painting, cleaning out and rearranging it starting at 7pm!  Not the best time to start an all day project!  Today I am so sore and tired...but...I have a newly painted, cleaned out closet!  Now, on to spring cleaning the rest of the house!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 25, 2012, 11:15:22 AM
Kimberly,
If you run out of projects, I have some you can do in my apartment, I can't say that I get those urges. :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 25, 2012, 11:22:32 AM
Sorry about your dog, Lisa.  Great job, Kim...  sounds like something I would do!  My clock doesn't influence me either when I get an "urge."  ...  or a burr under my saddle, as my husband puts it!

Just finished Which One Is Handmade on my blog.  If you'd like to play, here's the link: http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/.  Yesterday I worked on the quilt enough to send progress pictures to the buyer, then I started the doll that is ordered.  She'll get finished today, and then it's back to the quilt...  plus the marketing and laundry and all that other never-done stuff.

Baby update....  we had a scare this week, all of a sudden, one day to the next, Payton lost 80 grams!  That's almost 3 ounces!  But the next day, she put some of it back on and has done the same yesterday too.  No one can explain it...  They just say that preemies do this.  Doesn't make us feel any better though.  This morning, she weighs 2 pounds, 4 ounces.
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Post by: Larissa on March 25, 2012, 12:34:43 PM
Good grief, Sandi, tell that kid to stop scaring you, wouldya?

Lisa, you and I are a lot alike.  I have to force myself to clean and entropy is always getting the better of me.  There are too many things I *want* to do, y'know?

Spent all day yesterday at a bar mitzvah, then hopped into bed in PJs to knit when I got home because I felt like crap from eating too much.  The food was just too good.

This morning I went with my mom to a couple houses to go through stuff people want to consign.  Then to Staples for ink & paper for soap labels.  Gonna sew now, and get together some of those crazy orders I've gotten this week!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 25, 2012, 01:56:43 PM
Anyone want to start a "messy work space" contest!?!?!?!!

(http://i40.tinypic.com/11uf390.jpg)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 25, 2012, 02:47:26 PM
Anyone want to start a "messy work space" contest!?!?!?!!

(http://i40.tinypic.com/11uf390.jpg)
I should have taken a picture before I cleaned!  Oh well, it will be a mess in a day or two again.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 25, 2012, 03:26:55 PM
Boy you are messy..... ;D....just kiddin....you should see me now in my small apartm since I do not have my home anymore, it will be all over the livingroom, I have no other choice and I HAVE to put it away becasue of 8 lil kitty paws not needing possible china and porcelain splinters in them....
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 25, 2012, 03:31:50 PM
I had to share this...Lisa really found this, made from "ming and ding and dong and kong- china porcelain". Whatever...
Now this would be or is considered art, nothing functional about it. I just hope they did not use the real antique age dynasty stuff and smashed it, hope it was something already broken. The article states it was sewn on leather underneath....I am amazed....

(http://i40.tinypic.com/fa7k1h.jpg)
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on March 25, 2012, 05:19:24 PM
Amazing...


By the way you are not that messy lol,I don't even have a workspace. I just throw everything wherever I sit. I could try actually using a table i guess. ^-^
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 25, 2012, 05:24:53 PM
Anyone want to start a "messy work space" contest!?!?!?!!

(http://i40.tinypic.com/11uf390.jpg)
I have you beat... I am actually embarrassed to post the pics of my workshop... this is my wrapping station...

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2w2g9av.jpg)
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 25, 2012, 05:30:34 PM
Wow Matt - you got the corner office! Look at those windows....sweet! My tables are a disaster too. Is it just a thing with creative types? Is that how we're wired? I say YES! Messy artisans UNITE!
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on March 25, 2012, 05:30:52 PM
Oh that's how a good jeweler workshop is supposed to look.  ;)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 25, 2012, 07:03:24 PM
This is fun seeing other people's creative spaces!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 25, 2012, 07:53:11 PM
Wow Matt - you got the corner office! Look at those windows....sweet! My tables are a disaster too. Is it just a thing with creative types? Is that how we're wired? I say YES! Messy artisans UNITE!
I do love my "corner office" exxcept those windows are only single pane and a long way from the wood stove so it can get chilly, (and too hot in the summer)... it is a sun porch, the space where I do my stone cutting is much messier,, but my excuse is I am still setting it up while working in it...

(http://i44.tinypic.com/pt0gn.jpg)
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Post by: Larissa on March 25, 2012, 07:58:01 PM
Ha, our workspace is mostly the kitchen, so it gets cleaned up afterwards.  For sewing, it's a different story, but I haven't got any photos right now.
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 25, 2012, 08:00:43 PM
Here's 1.5 of my work tables  :-[  After looking at this I HAVE to clean up around here


(http://i44.tinypic.com/11m7om0.jpg)
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 25, 2012, 08:02:30 PM
Wow Matt - you got the corner office! Look at those windows....sweet! My tables are a disaster too. Is it just a thing with creative types? Is that how we're wired? I say YES! Messy artisans UNITE!
I do love my "corner office" exxcept those windows are only single pane and a long way from the wood stove so it can get chilly, (and too hot in the summer)... it is a sun porch, the space where I do my stone cutting is much messier,, but my excuse is I am still setting it up while working in it...

(http://i44.tinypic.com/pt0gn.jpg)


Ohhh - those look like some fun toys
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Post by: dahlish on March 25, 2012, 10:22:05 PM
Kim that totally sounds like something I would do :D  Sometimes I'm in the middle of something and will randomly start going nuts cleaning up whatever is bugging me  ;D

That dress is beautiful!!!!! Love love love it!

I keep saying I'm going to go to bed.....but then I'm procrastinating.  :D
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 26, 2012, 12:21:18 AM
I had a wonderful evening on Sunday.  Went out to dinner to a Spanish restaurant with two good friends, then to an off Broadway show and my friends surprised me with it all.  There is nothing quite like close friends.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 26, 2012, 06:43:04 AM
Good Morning everyone....

"bone Cracker" today.....and loads of laundry....ach....so mondane.....

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Post by: FischerFineArts on March 26, 2012, 06:55:51 AM
Good morning!

Today, I have a painting to put some final touches on, then to finish up a beaded mosaic that is a work in progress.

It's fun to see other people's workspaces. Don't be ashamed of the messes...mine is much worse! I've got to tidy up very soon.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 26, 2012, 09:17:38 AM
Well, mine is clean for now, but know from past experience it will NOT stay that way!  Anyways, I present my favorite room in the house...


(http://i39.tinypic.com/j6triw.jpg)


This is where all my glass is stored.  I kicked Andrew out of the garage and bought a shed for the tools and stuff so I could house all the glass!  Really need to clean this place out but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.


(http://i44.tinypic.com/inzupz.jpg)
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 26, 2012, 10:03:12 AM
Well, mine is clean for now, but know from past experience it will NOT stay that way!  Anyways, I present my favorite room in the house...


(http://i39.tinypic.com/j6triw.jpg)


This is where all my glass is stored.  I kicked Andrew out of the garage and bought a shed for the tools and stuff so I could house all the glass!  Really need to clean this place out but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.


(http://i44.tinypic.com/inzupz.jpg)
I dream of being that organized..... (someday) :P
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 26, 2012, 10:19:17 AM
I dream of having some space to put things, and then being that organized
Well, mine is clean for now, but know from past experience it will NOT stay that way!  Anyways, I present my favorite room in the house...


(http://i39.tinypic.com/j6triw.jpg)


This is where all my glass is stored.  I kicked Andrew out of the garage and bought a shed for the tools and stuff so I could house all the glass!  Really need to clean this place out but I just haven't gotten around to it yet.


(http://i44.tinypic.com/inzupz.jpg)
I dream of being that organized..... (someday) :P
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 26, 2012, 01:22:22 PM
I have to keep it at least a bit organized since that is where the back door is  and everyone that walks into the house has to walk through my room.
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Post by: Larissa on March 26, 2012, 02:24:20 PM
Aha, storage I can show you:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/ng8x09.jpg)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 26, 2012, 03:51:37 PM
Aha, storage I can show you:

(http://i39.tinypic.com/ng8x09.jpg)


One day I will come shopping in your storage room!

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Post by: Larissa on March 26, 2012, 04:07:49 PM
Ha, it's been done!
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 26, 2012, 04:12:33 PM
Niiiiice! One day I want to have enough inventory to even need more than a shelf and a half  ::)
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 26, 2012, 05:31:25 PM
Larissa...love how neat your storeroom looks!!!
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Post by: Larissa on March 26, 2012, 05:37:27 PM
I'll tell E.  He built the shelves.   :)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 27, 2012, 05:37:13 AM
Awwww...one can dream....eh.... :D....those shelfs and storage....(sigh)

Folding Laundry, drying laundry....breakfast, news, kitty between my legs, and all that in no particular order....LOL

Good Morning everyone.... ;D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 27, 2012, 05:56:42 AM
Good morning all!  Yesterday I played bum, just couldn't get myself moving so I putzed around picking things up and putting them down and accomplishing nothing in particular.  Today I woke up to a sale and am ready to go today!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 27, 2012, 08:23:41 AM
Congratulations, Kim!  The secret to a sale...  putz around and accomplish nothing!?!?!
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 27, 2012, 09:47:29 AM
Congratulations, Kim!  The secret to a sale...  putz around and accomplish nothing!?!?!
So glad to hear that because I am the queen of putzing around.
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 27, 2012, 09:59:44 AM
I have 5 new pieces that I have to photograph and post today.  Soon, my inventory will need its own apartment. 
I'm going out to lunch this afternoon for a joint celebration of my cousin's birthday today and mine this past Sunday.  We have 4 family birthdays within just over a week.
Tonight, I plan to make the necklace that I am giving as a prize for the Trash contest.  It will be a bubble necklace similar to the one I have posted.  I have been collecting vintage bubble beads because I love their look and I think it is probably one of my things that more people can relate to - definitely less bold and out there.
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 27, 2012, 10:04:49 AM
I have 5 new pieces that I have to photograph and post today.  Soon, my inventory will need its own apartment. 
I'm going out to lunch this afternoon for a joint celebration of my cousin's birthday today and mine this past Sunday.  We have 4 family birthdays within just over a week.
Tonight, I plan to make the necklace that I am giving as a prize for the Trash contest.  It will be a bubble necklace similar to the one I have posted.  I have been collecting vintage bubble beads because I love their look and I think it is probably one of my things that more people can relate to - definitely less bold and out there.


Aw darn!

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, LISA!!!!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 27, 2012, 10:38:34 AM
Congratulations, Kim!  The secret to a sale...  putz around and accomplish nothing!?!?!
So glad to hear that because I am the queen of putzing around.


First off...Happy Birthday!  Second, I plan on doing a study; Putz around for a number of days and watch the sales roll in.  Think it will work?  No?  Well, I am willing to sacrifice myself for the good of science.
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on March 27, 2012, 10:48:48 AM
I hardly believe that with five new items,that's total I might have to sell if I started now lol.
At least I can count them on two hands for sure.

That's putzing around,I mean I do have a other commitments but a lot of people have other things to do here it seems.
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Post by: trusk4u on March 27, 2012, 03:30:10 PM
So putzing is the secret huh? I guess I need to do that and see what happens!  ;)

I made a bunch of fairly simple things today. A couple I listed in my shop, the others will go to the store with me.
I did clean up my work room a bit today.  It must come with age the making piles of stuff. When I was younger, I NEVER did that. Maybe it's cause I have the luxury of space.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 27, 2012, 04:33:29 PM
So putzing is the secret huh? I guess I need to do that and see what happens!  ;)

I made a bunch of fairly simple things today. A couple I listed in my shop, the others will go to the store with me.
I did clean up my work room a bit today.  It must come with age the making piles of stuff. When I was younger, I NEVER did that. Maybe it's cause I have the luxury of space.


When we moved here we moved my apartment and Andrew's house into a MUCH smaller space and added two kids.  I found I really didn't need as much which is good because we have NO extra room in here.  We talked about adding an addition but all I could imagine was twice the cleaning time and more rooms to fill up with stuff!  Guess we will just live close for now.
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 27, 2012, 05:12:36 PM
So putzing is the secret huh? I guess I need to do that and see what happens!  ;)

I made a bunch of fairly simple things today. A couple I listed in my shop, the others will go to the store with me.
I did clean up my work room a bit today.  It must come with age the making piles of stuff. When I was younger, I NEVER did that. Maybe it's cause I have the luxury of space.

Close is good....if it means less cleaning!!! ;D

When we moved here we moved my apartment and Andrew's house into a MUCH smaller space and added two kids.  I found I really didn't need as much which is good because we have NO extra room in here.  We talked about adding an addition but all I could imagine was twice the cleaning time and more rooms to fill up with stuff!  Guess we will just live close for now.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 27, 2012, 05:16:34 PM
So putzing is the secret huh? I guess I need to do that and see what happens!  ;)

I made a bunch of fairly simple things today. A couple I listed in my shop, the others will go to the store with me.
I did clean up my work room a bit today.  It must come with age the making piles of stuff. When I was younger, I NEVER did that. Maybe it's cause I have the luxury of space.

Close is good....if it means less cleaning!!! ;D

When we moved here we moved my apartment and Andrew's house into a MUCH smaller space and added two kids.  I found I really didn't need as much which is good because we have NO extra room in here.  We talked about adding an addition but all I could imagine was twice the cleaning time and more rooms to fill up with stuff!  Guess we will just live close for now.


I will do just about anything to eliminate cleaning!  My problem is I can't stand a mess so cleaning is necessary  :-\
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 27, 2012, 05:21:09 PM
soooooooooooo.....putzin around huh.....didnt work for me so far.... ;D ;D ;D

Happy birthday, belated... :-*

I am not feeling so hot today.....dont know whats going on....BBL
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Post by: dahlish on March 27, 2012, 05:47:49 PM
Happy Belated Birthday Lisa!  :D  Hope it was fantastic!  :)

I'm inching closer to being done with a sleeve on my sweater but can't get back to work on that 'til after the kids go to bed tonight. 

Two funny stories.  Last night my piano student told me she thinks I'm 45 for whatever reason.  Had a good laugh about it and when I asked her how old she thought my co-catechist teacher is she said "She must be really old, she has lines on her face and stuff!"   ;D  Then at dinner Kara thought we were giving Jax her milk and yelled "I want milk in me!"   ;D
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 27, 2012, 10:02:49 PM
First, thanks all for the birthday wishes.  It was wonderful, my friends surprised me with dinner and a show.  I didn't know where we were going until we got there. 
I would be so happy if someone thought I was 45.  it is all about which side of that number you are on.  Is it coincidence that since my birthday I have bought a couple of new skincare products?
My home is all piles right now except where it is plain sprawl.  The things I make take a big variety of small pieces.  I seem to need to take most of them out to come up with a design.  I keep redoing the categories in which I store them to make it efficient.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 27, 2012, 10:46:14 PM
Cleaning... yuck... I'm gonna win the Mega-millions, so I can pay someone else to clean up after me...
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 27, 2012, 11:11:18 PM
I'm with you!
Cleaning... yuck... I'm gonna win the Mega-millions, so I can pay someone else to clean up after me...
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 28, 2012, 05:43:48 AM
Good morning everyone....

Lisa, glad you had a fab birthday.... :-*

Had some blood pressure and heart problems yesterday, not fun.....hope I will be better today.
Coincedentely speaking of cleaning , my cleaning lady is coming today, thank you dear God.....
Need to check today on my brick and mortar, they are preparing for an Easter sale I wish to be included in that, so I need to make some changes.

Breakfast time.....see ya later....
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Post by: Dee38753 on March 28, 2012, 06:00:04 AM
First, thanks all for the birthday wishes.  It was wonderful, my friends surprised me with dinner and a show.  I didn't know where we were going until we got there. 
I would be so happy if someone thought I was 45.  it is all about which side of that number you are on.  Is it coincidence that since my birthday I have bought a couple of new skincare products?
My home is all piles right now except where it is plain sprawl.  The things I make take a big variety of small pieces.  I seem to need to take most of them out to come up with a design.  I keep redoing the categories in which I store them to make it efficient.

Lisa....If you figure out a way to make it more efficient....please give me some pointers!!!! :-[
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 28, 2012, 10:29:02 AM
So far, the effort makes things no better.  If I have a sudden epiphany, I will be sure to let you know.  In the meantime, I'm trying blinders. ;)
First, thanks all for the birthday wishes.  It was wonderful, my friends surprised me with dinner and a show.  I didn't know where we were going until we got there. 
I would be so happy if someone thought I was 45.  it is all about which side of that number you are on.  Is it coincidence that since my birthday I have bought a couple of new skincare products?
My home is all piles right now except where it is plain sprawl.  The things I make take a big variety of small pieces.  I seem to need to take most of them out to come up with a design.  I keep redoing the categories in which I store them to make it efficient.

Lisa....If you figure out a way to make it more efficient....please give me some pointers!!!! :-[
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 28, 2012, 02:22:51 PM
Putting the final touches on my entry for the trashy contest....
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Post by: FischerFineArts on March 28, 2012, 02:26:49 PM
I've been painting! Many people don't know that I also paint...it's a nice escape from the "pixelated" aspects of doing mosaic creations. So far, I haven't put any up for sale, but they will be there soon.

And I'm running a current contest to guess the other two elements I will have in this particular painting....the contest is on my FB page at www.facebook.com/fischerfinearts. Feel free to enter to win a free print! Contest ends Monday, April 2nd.
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Post by: Larissa on March 28, 2012, 10:13:26 PM
Today is our 3 year anniversary, so I ran around all day, Eric worked, and then we went for a nice dinner.  Now... watching DVRed Psych.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 28, 2012, 10:34:00 PM
Happy anniversary!
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Post by: Dragonclaw on March 28, 2012, 11:37:28 PM
Happy anniversary!
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 29, 2012, 02:27:46 AM
Happy Anniversary Larissa!

Trying not to be discouraged by a lack of sales, I photographed and posted 6 pieces of jewelry that I completed recently.  I think that my designs may not appeal to enough people.  I would love any suggestions or criticism any of you can offer.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 29, 2012, 05:46:54 AM
Good Morning all,
Happy Anniversary Larissa..... :D

Today is packed with Choir, starting at 2PM and I will not be home until 9PM, long day on Thursday's. I will be resting this morning and do nothin...(smile)

Have primed and painted another box, ready for mosaic....

Still dont know what to do about the Trash Contest....hmmmmm.....

Lisa I am having a "looksee" at your shop, but prolly am not of much help.... ^-^
Breakfast time....BBL
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Post by: Blue Highways on March 29, 2012, 12:42:02 PM
Happy Anniversary Larissa!

Trying not to be discouraged by a lack of sales, I photographed and posted 6 pieces of jewelry that I completed recently.  I think that my designs may not appeal to enough people.  I would love any suggestions or criticism any of you can offer.


Sadly I don't have any suggestions or criticisms. I believe you do need to stay true to yourself though. I have had people suggest I make books that have more "man-appeal" and while I've taken the suggestion to heart I will not ever make something just because it's the hot new thing and will sell. Never will I remove the "me" part in my work. I have however found a way to make several that are less girly while maintaining my art. Maybe you just need to find that sort of thing too?

I love your pieces....doubly so because they are pieces that have been repurposed and reinvented. Much can be said for that. Hang in there, Lisa
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Post by: Colette on March 29, 2012, 12:54:58 PM
Today is our 3 year anniversary, so I ran around all day, Eric worked, and then we went for a nice dinner.  Now... watching DVRed Psych.
Happy anniversary Larissa.
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 29, 2012, 03:29:19 PM
Thanks Andrea
Happy Anniversary Larissa!

Trying not to be discouraged by a lack of sales, I photographed and posted 6 pieces of jewelry that I completed recently.  I think that my designs may not appeal to enough people.  I would love any suggestions or criticism any of you can offer.


Sadly I don't have any suggestions or criticisms. I believe you do need to stay true to yourself though. I have had people suggest I make books that have more "man-appeal" and while I've taken the suggestion to heart I will not ever make something just because it's the hot new thing and will sell. Never will I remove the "me" part in my work. I have however found a way to make several that are less girly while maintaining my art. Maybe you just need to find that sort of thing too?

I love your pieces....doubly so because they are pieces that have been repurposed and reinvented. Much can be said for that. Hang in there, Lisa
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Post by: chainmaille on March 29, 2012, 07:02:54 PM
Chat starts in a half hour hope you guys stop by! See ya then  8)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 30, 2012, 05:36:27 AM
Andrea, that is so true....great statement...for Lisa...

Good Morning everyone....running out in 30 min for blood "letting" ehem.... work....hahahaha....

That chat last night put all my fingers in a knot, had to untie them later, way to fast for this old woman...I will get the hang of it...not only is english my 4th language I learned, our Keyboards in Germany are different too, some of th e letters are in different spots, so you got me all tied up with being so fast....my fingers just stumbled around and over each other....(smile)
Funnnnnyyyyyy.....
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Post by: MakinTheBest on March 30, 2012, 07:04:09 AM
Andrea, that is so true....great statement...for Lisa...

Good Morning everyone....running out in 30 min for blood "letting" ehem.... work....hahahaha....

That chat last night put all my fingers in a knot, had to untie them later, way to fast for this old woman...I will get the hang of it...not only is english my 4th language I learned, our Keyboards in Germany are different too, some of th e letters are in different spots, so you got me all tied up with being so fast....my fingers just stumbled around and over each other....(smile)
Funnnnnyyyyyy.....


You kept up just fine!  And you have to admit that it can be fun...even when we go where no business chat has gone before, and probably shouldn't!


Today I have to work for a few hours and pick up the house, but tonight a friend and I are going to see the Hunger Games!
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Post by: trusk4u on March 30, 2012, 07:52:59 AM
Happy belated Anniversary Larissa!

Lisa, you have to stay true to yourself. I know you know that already. It is hard especially when sales aren't good. I wish I had some "pearls of wisdom" for you, but I don't.
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Post by: dahlish on March 30, 2012, 08:22:17 AM
Happy belated anniversary Larissa!  :D

I've been busy this week getting things ready for a benefit dinner tonight (I offered to bring some baked goods to be auctioned), power cleaned yesterday, did all the laundry....

I got the official date of my friend's baby shower so I have to figure out what else I want to make her!  I already sewed a blanket for her and her sister, but I also want to knit a sweet little sweater.  :D
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Post by: Larissa on March 30, 2012, 09:07:05 AM
Thanks for all the anniversary wishes! 

This morning, I unnecessarily went to motor vehicles with E.  The idiot who renewed his registration last time accidentally made it good only through  December 2011.  We thought he was overdue and he needed to get the Jeep inspected by tomorrow, but he'd fail without valid registration.  Since it's registered in my name, I had to go.  After an hour on line, we found out it was a misprint and it's good through 2012.  And since he needed a corrected one, they actually charged $5 for a duplicate, even though it was their mistake!  Grrr.

Now I have to do some work, then get to my mom's store to bring her soap & bath salts (she took a few bars for me to try it out and sold 2 this week!  so yay!).

Then, a meeting with an attorney.  And then if my tub shipment comes in, Purity!
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Post by: Uniqlets on March 30, 2012, 01:39:48 PM
Monika, Don't worry about your typing speed, just enjoy the chat.
Thanks all for the encouragement.  I often think that my problem with sales is all about staying true to myself :)  It may not be commercial enough.  I truly am open to criticism if there is something about the look or execution of my pieces or how I post them or whatever that I should think about changing.
Larissa, You reminded me, my license expired on Sunday, I had better go to motor vehicles.  I could do it online if I had proof of eye test, but I had my appointment out of state and it won't be accepted here... aargh.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on March 30, 2012, 03:14:12 PM
Saw Sylvia Browne... came out of the casino $30 dollars richer than when I walked in.. got home to find my dog ate the door trim.... gonna cost about $30 to fix...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 30, 2012, 05:11:10 PM
Glad to hear the casino anticipated your dog's behavior.
Saw Sylvia Browne... came out of the casino $30 dollars richer than when I walked in.. got home to find my dog ate the door trim.... gonna cost about $30 to fix...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 30, 2012, 05:43:48 PM
Glad to hear the casino anticipated your dog's behavior.
Saw Sylvia Browne... came out of the casino $30 dollars richer than when I walked in.. got home to find my dog ate the door trim.... gonna cost about $30 to fix...

Laughing so hard, spit water on my computer....LOL.....that is really funny...Matt and Lisa... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 30, 2012, 05:46:00 PM
I would worry in the future if you walk out of the casino up $1,000!   ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on March 30, 2012, 06:06:47 PM
I would worry in the future if you walk out of the casino up $1,000!   ;D
Glad to hear the casino anticipated your dog's behavior.
Saw Sylvia Browne... came out of the casino $30 dollars richer than when I walked in.. got home to find my dog ate the door trim.... gonna cost about $30 to fix...
Rofl... That doesn't include the time it will take for me to fix it...  :police:
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 30, 2012, 08:08:27 PM
I would worry in the future if you walk out of the casino up $1,000!   ;D
Glad to hear the casino anticipated your dog's behavior.
Saw Sylvia Browne... came out of the casino $30 dollars richer than when I walked in.. got home to find my dog ate the door trim.... gonna cost about $30 to fix...
Rofl... That doesn't include the time it will take for me to fix it...  :police:


Sounds like our life!  Every time we get a bit of money something in my house breaks!  Gonna really worry if we ever hit the lottery!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 31, 2012, 09:17:43 AM
Well, Kim not to worry someone else won the big bucks....LOL... :evil:

Good Morning, I just got home from the most beautimus event. Jacksonville has an Aboretum and the city had "En plein air" event within. I saw the most beautiful  paintings in the works, spoke with the aritsts and had a look at the ones for sale.
What Talent there is in this city, one of them painted with chock, (sp) it was so realistic and 3 dimensional, A-maq-zing !!!!!!!!!
Unfortunately it started raining and will be raining that's why I am home early from this event. I should have gone yesterday, it will be raining all weekend here.
 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on March 31, 2012, 01:40:57 PM
I am stunned...whatever you do Kim and Andrew, it works. I checked my GA and had a spike in views from 9 to 58 yesterday......wow....
I try to promo myself too, but thats just mavelous....Thank you for all you do.
Monika
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 31, 2012, 02:13:19 PM
Ditto what Monika said, Andrew & Kim!

I am quilting today.  This is the face of the quilt I am doing right now.  Next step...  back, batting, face and it goes on the quilt frame.

(http://i44.tinypic.com/919jzo.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on March 31, 2012, 04:27:36 PM
I love hot air balloons!  Have you ever been ballooning?

Today I made 21 tubs of Purity Makeup Brush Cleaner to fill my 17 orders with 4 to keep in stock, and then worked on the scarf while Eric made cheese.  Now we're on our way to Brooklyn for Beer for Beasts.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on March 31, 2012, 04:45:31 PM
I love hot air balloons!  Have you ever been ballooning?

Today I made 21 tubs of Purity Makeup Brush Cleaner to fill my 17 orders with 4 to keep in stock, and then worked on the scarf while Eric made cheese.  Now we're on our way to Brooklyn for Beer for Beasts.

I have never been hot air ballooning.  What is Beer for Beasts?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on March 31, 2012, 04:51:37 PM
Larissa, some days I am so jealous of your life!


Today we had choir rehearsal for Palm Sunday and then I took a long nap...weather is wet and I am feeling it so we are just going to lay low while I work on a necklace that has been rolling around in my head for far too long.  Also sold a nice piece at a shop we are in so I really need to pack up some stuff and get it over to her early this week in preparation for summer at the shore.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on March 31, 2012, 04:54:43 PM
I love hot air balloons!  Have you ever been ballooning?

Today I made 21 tubs of Purity Makeup Brush Cleaner to fill my 17 orders with 4 to keep in stock, and then worked on the scarf while Eric made cheese.  Now we're on our way to Brooklyn for Beer for Beasts.

I have never been hot air ballooning.  What is Beer for Beasts?

I highly recommend going up in a balloon.

Beer for Beasts is a fundraising event for the Humane Society.  6 Point Brewery brews 30 one-shot specialty beers for it, and they have DJs, bands, a burlesque show, awesome food, and raffles.  www.beerforbeasts.com
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on March 31, 2012, 05:06:21 PM
I love the quilt, Beef for Beasts sound like fun, hope you have a blast.  Kimberly, hope the weather changes and you feel better.  I have been home all day, going to a party this evening.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on March 31, 2012, 09:13:49 PM
AARRGGHH... going through a creative slump...don't even want to work on pieces that are repeats of style... and I have a show next week...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 01, 2012, 05:58:55 AM
Good Morning everyone....I love that balloon quilt, cant wait to see it finished....

Matt sorry about your slump, take a break....(smile)

Have a good Palm Sunday, we are busy in church this morning, musically and theatrically.... BBL....
Monika
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on April 01, 2012, 08:42:57 AM
Good morning all!!!

I love that hot air balloon quilt....can't wait to see the finished product!

Hoping for a quiet day today...this past week has been a bit trying.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 01, 2012, 12:22:49 PM
Ugh, Matt, that sucks, try to push through it.

We got up late today & I'm making Eric do labels for the new Purity tubs.  We plan to get photos of some of our stuff we've never photographed, finish some new candles we made & get photos of those, and I want to finish this damned scarf!  It's at 55", which is what the pattern calls for, but that's awfully short for a scarf, so I plan to keep going 'til the skein of yarn runs out.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 01, 2012, 01:50:37 PM
Ran out and did the marketing ahead of the blizzard that's rolling in.  I just finished and posted this week's Which One is Handmade on my blog...  here's the link if you'd like to play: http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/

Back to the quilt now!  Thanks for all the love on this one!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 01, 2012, 04:54:38 PM
Ran out and did the marketing ahead of the blizzard that's rolling in.  I just finished and posted this week's Which One is Handmade on my blog...  here's the link if you'd like to play: http://iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/

Back to the quilt now!  Thanks for all the love on this one!
I voted!... so far, the majority have agreed with me ^-^
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 01, 2012, 06:39:49 PM
Voted.... :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 01, 2012, 10:34:35 PM
I voted too, but I'm with the minority.  Spent today in instead of going to Coney Island as planned.  Did a bunch of product photography, got all the Purity Makeup Brush Soap tubs labeled, and knitted.  It was an uneventful day.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 02, 2012, 08:15:13 AM
Well, my computer crashed so we blew it up and have to start all over!  Not how I wanted to spend last night and today...everything is backed up, but basically have to reload everything one program at a time  :o .   So, just because I am now super annoyed at technology that is supposed to make my life easier, I am going to spring clean my kitchen with the music turned up at full volume and forget about the darn thing until later.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 02, 2012, 08:26:18 AM
Oh poor Kim.....! Chocolate? Pralines? More Chocolate???......(wink)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 02, 2012, 08:40:56 AM
Oh poor Kim.....! Chocolate? Pralines? More Chocolate???......(wink)


Chocolate and coffee can fix all the worlds problems  :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 02, 2012, 09:55:40 AM
I thought so.....tehehehehee.... :P :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 02, 2012, 10:13:52 AM
Oh poor Kim.....! Chocolate? Pralines? More Chocolate???......(wink)


Chocolate and coffee can fix all the worlds problems  :-*
You said it, sister...  ^-^ .... The two main food groups
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on April 02, 2012, 12:22:06 PM
Take it slow and methodical, Kim. And be grateful that you guys had the smarts to have everything backed up!!

So, someone want to tell me why I was dumped by two of the HAF twitter accounts??? Ohhhhhh the pain......  :'(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 02, 2012, 03:16:41 PM
Whaaaaat !!!!!!!!!!!!!! How did that happened.....poor babe.... :'(


Just got home from a funeral service with lots of music, she was a choir director, figure that one...
hit the "bone cracker" and my back is almost as new by now and now I am pooped....

Maybe I should stick my toe in the pool and see if it is warm enough yet....LOL

Oh, and I will have a chocolate ice cream sandwich now....yummy...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 02, 2012, 04:27:45 PM
Oh, no, Kim!  So sorry!

Did some law work.

Knitted my little heart out and am finally *almost* done with this damned scarf.  It's turning out beautiful, but Gina, if you're reading I totally understand your lack of patience and how you end up with short scarves.  Seriously.  And the crazy thing is the pattern I'm doing, a cable knit, is the one Eric wants for *his* next scarf.  I need a break first, definitely.

Then boxed up 6 out of 13 orders & ran them down to the post office.  Couldn't do the last 7 because I didn't realize I was out of Priority Mail flat rate boxes.  Just got those, and will box the rest to ship tomorrow.

And I'm gonna finish this scarf if it kills me!  I'll have E take photos as soon as he gets home so I can list in in FOM.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 03, 2012, 05:59:27 AM
Good Morning, off to have some lab work done and then to the Endocrinologist's office....
Later.....(smile)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 03, 2012, 06:39:43 AM
Shadowing my friend's mom today - she's a special ed teacher.  Then heading to my mom's store for a bit, then having coffee with the friend.

Oh, and I'm a glutton for punishment.  Last night I started the first 2 rows of another scarf.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 03, 2012, 07:26:20 AM
Shadowing my friend's mom today - she's a special ed teacher.  Then heading to my mom's store for a bit, then having coffee with the friend.

Oh, and I'm a glutton for punishment.  Last night I started the first 2 rows of another scarf.


If I tried to knit that much my fingers would fall off!


Today I am finishing spring cleaning and then have some errands to run.  Nothing exciting.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 03, 2012, 01:18:54 PM
I have been cleaning and organizing my work space...

Before
(http://i44.tinypic.com/317cc3c.jpg)

After (Installed new workbench)
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2h3u3h1.jpg)
Of course as soon as I start working it wont be this clean.  lol
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on April 03, 2012, 01:21:06 PM
Nice space Matt. Love the light as well.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 03, 2012, 02:11:44 PM
Very nice Matt!  Of course if I had that view I would get nothing done!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on April 03, 2012, 02:35:10 PM
Hey Matt, you know you have a cat in your inbox? LOL
Looks fantastic!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 03, 2012, 03:11:59 PM
The cat in the inbox is awesome, and you did a spectacular job on the workshop!

I have to say... My hands were really cramping by the time I finished the purple scarf, but once I took photos and went up for the night... It felt SO weird not to be knitting something!  It's become a compulsion.  So I grabbed more yarn.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 03, 2012, 03:26:20 PM
The cat in the inbox is awesome, and you did a spectacular job on the workshop!

I have to say... My hands were really cramping by the time I finished the purple scarf, but once I took photos and went up for the night... It felt SO weird not to be knitting something!  It's become a compulsion.  So I grabbed more yarn.


Uh oh, it is happening...she is becoming a yarn addict!  Soon there will be bags and boxes of yarn stashed all around the house with the intention of doing "something" with it "someday!"
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on April 03, 2012, 03:59:34 PM
Matt, your wookroom looks great!

Larissa, you're not knitting in your sleep yet are you?  :-\

Kimberly, I kinda gave up on "spring cleaning." I just need to get the basics done once a week and I'm good.

As for me, today I met one of my sellers at the store. She was dropping off some new stuff before she heads out of town for a few days.
Paid bills, wrote out checks for my sellers for last months sales, and baked Lemon bars for 1st Thursdays this week. It's going to be cooler and maybe some rain. I do hope people come out though.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 03, 2012, 04:16:07 PM
Ahem, Matt are ya for hire....LOL...love the cat in the inbox....

Larissa, watch out, that yarn can just dangle you by the thread along and before you know it.....(grin)

I believe I sold my Mosaic Box, I received an email, she wanted to know if there was a better price. Well, I gave in and offered 10% to which she agreed. Now - I am not jumping for joy until I have the mulah.....

She night be interested in something else too....you know how this goe's, tread with caution....LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: FischerFineArts on April 03, 2012, 04:22:05 PM
I've been working my butt off all day, but have nothing tangible to show for it yet. Still need to upload a couple more things to my shop here today.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 03, 2012, 04:46:08 PM
Hey Matt, you know you have a cat in your inbox? LOL
Looks fantastic!!
The change is cat approved  ;D Though it is not an inbox.... I origionally put it there to dry some black walnuts, it was commandeered by the cat, so I made sure to put it back in the same place... (Oh the sacrifices we make for our critters)
Ahem, Matt are ya for hire....LOL...love the cat in the inbox....

Nope! but if you post some pics of your messy creative area I will be happy to tell you how messy it is!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 03, 2012, 05:00:40 PM
Hey Matt, you know you have a cat in your inbox? LOL
Looks fantastic!!
The change is cat approved  ;D Though it is not an inbox.... I origionally put it there to dry some black walnuts, it was commandeered by the cat, so I made sure to put it back in the same place... (Oh the sacrifices we make for our critters)
Ahem, Matt are ya for hire....LOL...love the cat in the inbox....

Nope! but if you post some pics of your messy creative area I will be happy to tell you how messy it is!  ;D

Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......

Good News, my mosaic box is sold! And maybe two custom orders are pending...
Doing the dance of joy....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 03, 2012, 05:22:31 PM
Hey Matt, you know you have a cat in your inbox? LOL
Looks fantastic!!
The change is cat approved  ;D Though it is not an inbox.... I origionally put it there to dry some black walnuts, it was commandeered by the cat, so I made sure to put it back in the same place... (Oh the sacrifices we make for our critters)
Ahem, Matt are ya for hire....LOL...love the cat in the inbox....

Nope! but if you post some pics of your messy creative area I will be happy to tell you how messy it is!  ;D

Hahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......

Good News, my mosaic box is sold! And maybe two custom orders are pending...
Doing the dance of joy....


Congrats on the sales!  Happy Dance with you, except that I am tired so I'll just  dance from my seat!


Matt, we completely understand critter sacrifice.  We live in a very small house and have 200 pounds of dog roaming around.  I have sacrificed my toes many times tripping over them in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on April 03, 2012, 06:05:27 PM
Oh Larissa, you are now one of us!  :)   ;D  It happens to me all the time that I just have to be doing something with my hands and it bugs me when I don't have an actual project anymore.

I finished a sweater and am halfway through another one.  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on April 03, 2012, 06:07:57 PM
Quote
Good News, my mosaic box is sold! And maybe two custom orders are pending...
Doing the dance of joy....


Oh HAPPY day! Hope you get those custom orders too!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 03, 2012, 07:06:50 PM
Congrats on those orders!!!

Yarn hanging around?  Ha, there already!  The box I'm working from (the lavender & cream I've been using so far) is a box of yarn & needles that my mom bought for me at one of her estate sales.  The subject of the estate was a knitter, so my mom suggested I go through the box & see what I wanted.  Um... all of it, duh!  Luckily, most of it still had the labels on, so I know what they are.  Makes it easy for ME to label per Sandi's awesome tutorial once they're purchased.  So yeah, last night at midnight when I was heading up to bed, I bypassed the bedroom & continued on to the attic to hit the box & pick. 

And my family gets it already, so the black skein I'm using for the new scarf (it'll be black & cream stripes) is from my sis.  She needed like 3 more pieces for a latch hook rug kit that was short, so she bought a whole skein of Vanna's Choice from Lion Brand, cut her 3 pieces... and then gave it to me.

-----

Today was awesome.  I spent most of the day in school.  My friend's mom is a special ed teacher, so she let me shadow her pre-school class.  And then in the afternoon, she brought me over to a special ed class of 2nd-4th graders.  It was really an awesome experience and I'll be back.  I had so much fun helping out with the kids, and it really gave me an idea of how the pros handle kids with multiple issues.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 03, 2012, 08:12:04 PM
Congrats on those orders!!!


Today was awesome.  I spent most of the day in school.  My friend's mom is a special ed teacher, so she let me shadow her pre-school class.  And then in the afternoon, she brought me over to a special ed class of 2nd-4th graders.  It was really an awesome experience and I'll be back.  I had so much fun helping out with the kids, and it really gave me an idea of how the pros handle kids with multiple issues.


I'm so glad you saw how special it is to work with special needs children!  Nathaniel has oral apraxia so we have worked our way through the system since he was 3, he is 10 now and have seen all kinds of teachers.  Some are wonderful and loving and really see the potential and some are there for who knows what reason.  The biggest thing with special needs kids is to figure out how they learn best and work your lesson around that...well, that goes with any kid but those with special needs respond especially well.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 03, 2012, 09:43:23 PM
Oh, man, yeah.  It's amazing how they work with each kid to fit.  And she told me about where some of the kids were in terms of development when they got there, so I can tell how far they've progressed.  It's amazing.  She really is a phenomenal teacher.  She'd honestly make an awesome clown too.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 04, 2012, 09:37:23 AM
Getting my show stuff organized for the show this weekend, and going to see "The Hunger Games" this afternoon
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 04, 2012, 01:09:34 PM
Getting my show stuff organized for the show this weekend, and going to see "The Hunger Games" this afternoon


Saw it and loved it a couple of days ago!  I hope they do the next book soon.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 04, 2012, 03:29:18 PM
Good Luck at the show Matt.....

Spend pretty much all day out my B&M booth, rearranging, redecorating, adding this , adding that....a girlfriend came we had lunch and wandered around pretty much all day til now to look at all the other stuff in their booth's....
Can't feel my legs anymore...LOL....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on April 04, 2012, 03:32:01 PM
Getting my show stuff organized for the show this weekend, and going to see "The Hunger Games" this afternoon


Saw it and loved it a couple of days ago!  I hope they do the next book soon.

I saw "The Hunger Games" opening weekend and it was phenomenal!  I too hope they do the next book soon!   :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 04, 2012, 09:38:22 PM
Getting my show stuff organized for the show this weekend, and going to see "The Hunger Games" this afternoon


Saw it and loved it a couple of days ago!  I hope they do the next book soon.
Next episode Nov 2013
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 05, 2012, 04:35:33 AM
Getting my show stuff organized for the show this weekend, and going to see "The Hunger Games" this afternoon


Saw it and loved it a couple of days ago!  I hope they do the next book soon.
Next episode Nov 2013


That is too far away!


Today I have to work and would love to finish a necklace I've been working on as well as a couple of glass pieces.  Boys are on spring break starting tomorrow so the next week should be something of a mess
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 05, 2012, 05:14:54 AM
Good Morning everyone....

havent seen the Hunger Games yet...

Today, Friday and the weekend occupies my time with all the Easter preps, plus this morning I am deliviering about 18 crochetted hats to the Cancer ward at the Hospital, then will stop by the B&M booth to put some light in there, table lamp and rope light.....
Choir Practice this afternoon, Eve Services at Church, Choir practice for Easter....
Arrrrghhhhh, where did my free time go.....!!!!!! (smile)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 05, 2012, 09:06:09 AM
Based on all the reviews, I really want to see Hunger Games.  Only I haven't read the books and kinda want to do that first.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 05, 2012, 09:36:31 AM
Based on all the reviews, I really want to see Hunger Games.  Only I haven't read the books and kinda want to do that first.

I saw the movie first... I thought it was good!  As I was leaving the theatre I overheard a woman say she thought the book was better... (it usually is)
Now I am borrowing the books from a friends daughter...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 05, 2012, 01:11:10 PM
Based on all the reviews, I really want to see Hunger Games.  Only I haven't read the books and kinda want to do that first.

I saw the movie first... I thought it was good!  As I was leaving the theatre I overheard a woman say she thought the book was better... (it usually is)
Now I am borrowing the books from a friends daughter...


The books are very detailed and the movies, understandably, had to cut a lot of that out.  I really liked the movie, but the books are definitely worth reading...though I thought the third book in the series got a bit cheesy trying to wrap up all the loose ends a bit.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on April 05, 2012, 07:03:05 PM
HAF Chat starts in a half hour, see ya there 8:30 EST  8)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 05, 2012, 09:40:50 PM
HAF Chat starts in a half hour, see ya there 8:30 EST  8)
The chat would not let me log in :evil: :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 05, 2012, 11:54:35 PM
HAF Chat starts in a half hour, see ya there 8:30 EST  8)
The chat would not let me log in :evil: :evil: :evil:

I had the same problem!  As it was, I'd only have been there for a second; our friends got here faster than I thought they would.

I got my hair done this morning, did some work, went to UI to *finally* change my name with them (they still had me as Pelc), was *so* glad I brought my knitting with me because there's always a freakin' wait, cleaned up the house a bit, and then had friends over.  Over 2' of the next scarf done; stockinette is so much faster than anything else.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 07, 2012, 01:51:31 PM
Larissa...  I can see that you now understand that knitting is addictive!

I am quilting today...  and tomorrow...

Baby update...  Payton now weighs 3 pounds 5 ounces!  That's just about a full pound over her birth weight.  She was one month old on April 4.  The other news is not bad, not good - which in itself is wonderful.  I am "Grammy," and do absolutely anything not to dwell on this precious little one and her plight.  Technically, she's still on life support.  I can't imagine what her mom and dad are experiencing.  If my magic wand only worked....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on April 07, 2012, 02:05:36 PM
Congrats on the Payton, so glad she is doing well.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 07, 2012, 02:44:46 PM
Awwwww Payton is doing so well.....be patient....she will get there. God is right there....((((hugs))))
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 07, 2012, 07:45:28 PM
Mommy and daddy don't know what to think either...taken from parents of two premi babies!  Their mind is on the next thing that needs to be done.  Thank God she is gaining weight and getting stronger!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 08, 2012, 06:13:01 AM
It will be all alright....

Happy Easter! He is risen indeed...

will be out all day after church spending time wiht friends and havinga "smorgous board" (sp)  :-*  of food.....
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 08, 2012, 07:27:05 AM
Church this morning and then brunch with my in laws then chill!  Have a happy Easter everyone!
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Post by: chainmaille on April 08, 2012, 08:23:02 AM


Happy Easter! He is risen indeed...




Thank God!
Happy Easter ;D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 08, 2012, 08:36:22 AM
Happy Easter everyone!
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Post by: Uniqlets on April 08, 2012, 12:12:17 PM
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Spring!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 08, 2012, 12:20:13 PM
Just finished Which One Is Handmade on my blog.  Now it's back to quilting!
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on April 08, 2012, 04:52:38 PM
Happy happy everything! Especially Easter!
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Post by: dahlish on April 08, 2012, 06:41:03 PM
Love your baby update Sandi!

I turned 30 today AND celebrated Easter  ;D  Happy Easter everyone!
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Post by: Larissa on April 08, 2012, 07:06:55 PM
Happy birthday, Gina!

Glad Payton's doing so well, Sandi!  And yeah, the knitting has become a sickness already.

Yesterday, we helped some good friends move from two separate apartments to one house they're now renting together.  It's a cute little place in a much better neighborhood of their town, so that's very cool.

Then yesterday afternoon/evening was our Passover seder at my parents' house.  It was fun, but I ate so much I was sick.  And we still got a ton of leftovers to take home.  for lunch today, I had turkey, sweet potatoes, and matzo kugel, all left over from last night.  There's so much I don't know if I'll even finish it in the week left of the holiday!

Today we slept late, and are hanging out relaxing.  I spent a couple hours working on the busy book for my "other" nephew and am back to knitting now, while we watch Ocean's 12.  Again.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 08, 2012, 07:13:38 PM
Happy birthday, Gina!
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Post by: chainmaille on April 08, 2012, 07:28:36 PM
Happy birthday Gina!  :laugh:
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 08, 2012, 07:54:15 PM
Happy, happ[y birthday Gina.... :-*
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 09, 2012, 05:54:01 AM
Good Morning everyone..... ;D
Happy Monday....
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Post by: Dee38753 on April 09, 2012, 09:02:37 AM
Good Morning everyone!!! This is my last day off until after school is out...so I have to make this one count!

I have already been promoting some of the other wonderful creative people here at HAF...and now it is time for me to get some new pieces in my shop.

Then I can work on some of those ideas that I have sketched out for more pieces!

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!!

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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 09, 2012, 03:39:40 PM
Today was an adventure.  We had family pictures done at Allaire State Park with 25mph winds!  I was determined to do this though because our last pictures done professionally the boys were 2 and 4 and they are now 10 and 12!  All in all it worked out well and our photographer was great about getting creative and taking the shots that I wanted.


Tonight we are having a date so I will be making Andrew turn off his phone for a while  :police: .
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Post by: Larissa on April 09, 2012, 03:41:43 PM
The photo shoot sounds like a blast!  I was listening to those winds; crazy stuff.

I had to do some work this morning, and have finished the striped scarf.  I'll he getting some photos as soon as I flatten it out - now I know what you all were talking about with stockinette stitch scarves going tubular!

Got some more work and some errands too.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 09, 2012, 04:56:25 PM
Tonight we are having a date so I will be making Andrew turn off his phone for a while  :police: .

What is that...  a date?

 ;D
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 09, 2012, 05:43:37 PM
Funny Sandi....I would have to asked the same thing.....hahahahahaaaa...
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 09, 2012, 05:46:06 PM
My customer has received her mosaic box today, this is the email I just received.
I am elated....and so thankful.
****************************************************
I just arrived home from work to find a large package from you...I eagerly opened it and all I can say is "WOW!!".  The mosaic box is even more spectacular in person than as pictured.  I absolutely LOVE it and will treasure it always. To say I am thrilled and grateful is an understatement.  Between the unexpected gifts -- How incredibly nice of you!!!  Thank you!! -- and the superb packing job and the extraordinarily beautiful mosaic creation, you are truly special.
 
I would appreciate it if you would forward me photos of the tray when you complete it, as well as any other mosaic pieces you create.  I would be honored to purchase additional works of your art if price and my space will allow:)
 
Thanks you so very, very much, 
Ally
***************************************************************
Can you all believe this.... :-[ ;D ;D
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 09, 2012, 06:02:46 PM
this is what handmade is all about.  Thanks so much for sharing, Monika!!!!
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Post by: Larissa on April 09, 2012, 06:25:57 PM
Monika, that's terrific!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 09, 2012, 06:35:44 PM
I am on cloud nine....ten and eleven.....hahahahahaaaaa....thank you a bunch....

and to think....I am not going there!

 ;)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 09, 2012, 07:25:25 PM
Tonight we are having a date so I will be making Andrew turn off his phone for a while  :police: .

What is that...  a date?

 ;D


A date is something we used to have before we had kids!  Time NOT spent on household chores, business, or discussing the kids latest stupid move.  It was nice to be able to go out for a while alone!


And Monika...Congrats!  I love to hear stuff like this and it sounds like she is going to become a regular customer which is always a good thing to have!
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Post by: Dee38753 on April 09, 2012, 09:28:59 PM
Congratulations Monika....sounds like you have acquired a customer for life!!!
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Post by: dahlish on April 09, 2012, 10:17:00 PM
Thanks everyone!

MBOI glad the picture session went well even with the crazy winds!  :D

Monika-congrats, it sounds like you made a customer for life!  :D

My dad brought my bed set down today and it's all set up for Kara!
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Post by: Larissa on April 09, 2012, 10:36:28 PM
So... finished the scarf, took photos, posted in knit/crochet/sewing & listed it on FOM.

Went do dinner & ran errands with E.

And he just planted some starter veggies & herbs for this summer.

(http://i40.tinypic.com/f3xjm0.jpg)
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Post by: Uniqlets on April 10, 2012, 03:38:13 AM
Monika,
Wow, what a lovely letter and high praise.  I hope she keeps you very busy :)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 10, 2012, 05:47:41 AM
Good Morning everyone....thank you again...and I am very humbled and happy.

How was the date, Kim, hope you enjoyed whatever you were doing a lot. One needs this time out from the daily rut.

Larissa, sometimes I wish I still had my house to be able to do some veggies and herbs and have that extra room, but alas in my situation it was better for me to live here now. Where I can pick up the phone and state "maintenance , come fix this and that"....but I do miss my house and heated pool.   

Have a 4 hour choir retreat today, so will be out of here by 10AM. Who can even sit this long, I might have to sneak out early with my back being in such bad shape....

Have a wonderfull day y'all.... :-* 
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 11, 2012, 07:35:19 AM
Good Morning everyone...hope you have a maaaaavelous day.... :-*
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Post by: Larissa on April 11, 2012, 09:23:10 AM
Good morning!

After hours last night, Eric suddenly decided he needed his suit tomorrow, and it needed to go to the cleaners.  Nifty.  So I found a same-day cleaners and had to drive it up there (30 minutes away) before 9 a.m. so I can pick it up after 4 p.m.  AND his shoes are splitting (Kenneth Cole used to be so good before they moved production to China!) so then I had to go to the cobbler to drop those off.  Then the party place to price tiki torches since we need some new ones for our May 5 Derby party.  Some of the old ones are dead as doornails.

Gonna sew some of the nephew's busy book today - his bday is 4/22, so I need to get crackin'!

Then do some work.

Housework.

Pick up the suits.

And tonight is our book club meeting.  So that's fun.  I'm bringing kosher for Passover wine.  :D
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 11, 2012, 06:44:12 PM
Busy day and eve Larissa.....

Just entered the contest, feel funny about it, I make things from trash all the time.... ;) :-[ :-\...oh well....
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 11, 2012, 07:07:48 PM
Busy day and eve Larissa.....

Just entered the contest, feel funny about it, I make things from trash all the time.... ;) :-[ :-\...oh well....

LOL!  And your entry is beautiful!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 11, 2012, 08:45:23 PM
Thank you.... :-[
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Post by: chainmaille on April 12, 2012, 06:10:23 PM
Chat starts in an hour and a half! See you guys there :D
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 13, 2012, 06:12:25 AM
I am always sorry to miss the chat, choir practice on Thursdays.....;o(
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 13, 2012, 06:14:08 AM
Good Morning everyone.....
I think I brought a girlfriend over from etsy.....CreationsbyTricia, sweet lady.....

Breakfast time.....
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 13, 2012, 07:14:17 AM
Running today!  Need to vacuum and finish a special order invitation plus am going to have some extra kids because their mom has to work and it is spring break.  Oh well, hopefully they will keep each other occupied and I can get some work done.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 14, 2012, 12:21:16 PM
Good Morning, Larissa was so right in regards to donations gifts for fundraisers and auctions. I had prepared a document:

Due to the extremely heavy volume of requests from many important charities, I’ve developed guidelines that enable me to give artwork at no cost of the art piece.

These requirements also help me reduce losses since current U.S. tax laws are unfavorable to artist giving.  (There is little to no write-off for artwork.)

Please consider that by offering these terms for all artist giving, your organization will: 

Attract top quality, high value artwork; and over time, will become known as the go-to-organization for unique and valuable art.

My Giving guidelines are:

The organization agrees to split the proceeds from the sale or auction 50/50 (50% to the Artist and 50% to the organization).  I ask for payment within 5 business days of the sale. 
The name, address, phone and e-mail of the buyer will be provided to The Artists for my “collector’s club” records.
A minimum or a reserve price will be set and will be designated by me , the Artists.  (This is required to honor the value of the artwork for our existing collectors and possible galleries.)
In the event the artwork does not sell, it will be returned by the organization to The Artist in Jacksonville, FL within 9 business days.
If these guidelines are agreeable to you, please sign below and return this form via e-mail to viktoria1914@comcast.net.

We agree to the above terms:

Name, Title______________________  Date ___________________
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Unfortunately I did not use the form, at that one time...I trusted that girl, being a Christian and all.
So I requested my large artwork to be forwarded to another charity auction at no cost to her and she thinks it s her art work now and she does not have to do that. She finally send it off but refused to give me tracking number insurance number and told me she will keep the raimnder of the shipping cost that she did not use for herself.
The shipping cost had ben paid by the new charity organization in excess.
What a mess, that girl is crazy, and I am now thouroughly disgusted with ever giving to charity.
ANy comments?
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Post by: Larissa on April 14, 2012, 12:31:37 PM
Good Morning, Larissa was so right in regards to donations gifts for fundraisers and auctions. I had prepared a document:

Due to the extremely heavy volume of requests from many important charities, I’ve developed guidelines that enable me to give artwork at no cost of the art piece.

These requirements also help me reduce losses since current U.S. tax laws are unfavorable to artist giving.  (There is little to no write-off for artwork.)

Please consider that by offering these terms for all artist giving, your organization will: 

Attract top quality, high value artwork; and over time, will become known as the go-to-organization for unique and valuable art.

My Giving guidelines are:

The organization agrees to split the proceeds from the sale or auction 50/50 (50% to the Artist and 50% to the organization).  I ask for payment within 5 business days of the sale. 
The name, address, phone and e-mail of the buyer will be provided to The Artists for my “collector’s club” records.
A minimum or a reserve price will be set and will be designated by me , the Artists.  (This is required to honor the value of the artwork for our existing collectors and possible galleries.)
In the event the artwork does not sell, it will be returned by the organization to The Artist in Jacksonville, FL within 9 business days.
If these guidelines are agreeable to you, please sign below and return this form via e-mail to viktoria1914@comcast.net.

We agree to the above terms:

Name, Title______________________  Date ___________________
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Unfortunately I did not use the form, at that one time...I trusted that girl, being a Christian and all.
So I requested my large artwork to be forwarded to another charity auction at no cost to her and she thinks it s her art work now and she does not have to do that. She finally send it off but refused to give me tracking number insurance number and told me she will keep the raimnder of the shipping cost that she did not use for herself.
The shipping cost had ben paid by the new charity organization in excess.
What a mess, that girl is crazy, and I am now thouroughly disgusted with ever giving to charity.
ANy comments?

I like your form.  Don't forget to say that BEFORE any donation will be made, you must have their 501(c)(3) form in your possession.

Yet again, it disgusts me that someone duped you into giving by using religion as an "I'm such a good person" ploy, and then forgot what a good person she was supposed to be when it came time to actually show it.  Ugh.

I've found that REAL "Christians" don't need to tell you how they're such wonderful people BECAUSE they're "Christian."  Like my best friend.  Or Kim & Andrew.  Or a lot of the people I know.  Unfortunately, it's the ones like this chick that can make the rest of you look bad.  It sucks.

At any rate, consider this the expense of an education, that's all.  It's the best way to look at it.  And don't penalize all charities based on the actions of this one scummy person.  She's a fake.  But you can see right here at HAF real examples of truly good and charitable people, so you know they exist too.
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Post by: Larissa on April 14, 2012, 12:33:01 PM
Anyway, I got moving late today, but am going to get cracking.  Gotta pick a spot in the yard for Eric to clear for me to try some wildflowers.  He's got the veggies, I want the flowers.

And I plan to do more on the busy book for nephew #2.

Tonight we're going to a bonfire party on a farm out in western central Jersey.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 14, 2012, 12:37:32 PM
I love your form Monika!  Thanks for sharing it!

I am watching it DUMP snow outside as I quilt.  The light is on at the end of this tunnel and I may actually finish it today...  no later than tomorrow at any rate.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 14, 2012, 02:16:01 PM
thank, but I feel real stupid, the story does not end there. God forbit something happened to the huge Mosaic Window Pane. SHe will file the insurnce and not forward the insurance money....to either me or the new charity....as I paid for it. She just was the vessel to forward the window via UPS to the new charity.....

Nasty, nasty....so I hope nothing breaks....

Waiting on two girl friends, we are going out for dinner eating Tai food, I love Tai, neither of them have tried it yet.
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Post by: Dragonclaw on April 14, 2012, 03:16:43 PM

Tonight we're going to a bonfire party on a farm out in western central Jersey.
Farms in Jersey?
I thought it was all Mafia gangsters and jersy Shore... lol ;D

I finished Sandis doll glasses and they are waiting till monday to ship. going to a new gallery opening and working on my truck today too, plus I have another wire wrapping job to get done this week.
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Post by: Larissa on April 14, 2012, 05:23:00 PM
Hey, we became the "Garden State" somehow!

Turns out I mostly helped in the yard.  Eric & our friend EJ got the garden box ready for veggies, got 3 big planters for one of E's new endeavors, hop rhizomes, and cleared ivy & weeds from a bunch of space by the driveway.  They planted another new thing for us, a blueberry bush, and I did flowers. 

I was just helping Eric make a brick path around the garden box & he threw/dropped a brick that slammed the 1st 3 fingers of my right hand between it and the brick I was putting down.  He got the ice pack & I ran around the house for half an hour, crying and cursing.  It's still on ice & still hurts like hell.  I'm typing lefty.  Slowly.  And debating the hospital for x-rays.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 14, 2012, 05:26:40 PM
Oh, OW Larissa!  Hope nothing's broken!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 14, 2012, 06:05:25 PM

Tonight we're going to a bonfire party on a farm out in western central Jersey.
Farms in Jersey?
I thought it was all Mafia gangsters and jersy Shore... lol ;D

I finished Sandis doll glasses and they are waiting till monday to ship. going to a new gallery opening and working on my truck today too, plus I have another wire wrapping job to get done this week.


We are the Garden State because during the Civil War, New Jersey provided the bulk of the food for Northern soldiers, of course now we are better known for the Jersey Shore and the Housewives of New Jersey...all of which make me sick!


This week was chaos thanks to spring break.  I usually ended up with a houseload of kids and ended up banning one for his mouth and attitude.  Other than that the boys are out and I am enjoying the quiet.  I spent a lot of time working in the yard and am paying for it so I think I will just find my book and crash for the night.


As far as Christian go, I'm so sorry you ran into one of the many that use religion as a way to get people to trust you.  Unfortunately, people are people and there are bad in every walk of life and religion.  As Larissa said, to be a Christian is to live a certain way and believe certain things, nothing beyond that and people that try to use it for gain are just hurting those that really believe.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 14, 2012, 07:24:45 PM
I know now girls, learned my lesson, its done. I am just praying that the mosaic Window arrives in one piece and then its over with.
Sorry about all the typos I was upset.

We just got home fom the Tai Food Restaurant and it was delish, had coffee here and some ice cream and my girl friends just left. Nice late afternoon, dinner time.
Trying to crochet some.....

And Larissa I am so, so sorry about your fingers, that must have hurt like the dickens....
E. has to kiss it all better....(smile)....thats an order...tehehehehe.... ;)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 14, 2012, 07:31:52 PM
Finished!  My hands are so tired!!

(http://i39.tinypic.com/p90lc.jpg)

No it gets washed.
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on April 14, 2012, 09:43:31 PM
ooh i really like that one! plus its steampunk!...well kinda. i'm no expert on the subject but im pretty sure they love hot air balloons as much as anyone.

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Post by: Uniqlets on April 15, 2012, 01:47:51 AM
Monika, I hope your piece gets to the charity safe and sound.  I have to admit that I hate when people tell me "I am a good Christian".  I don't know what that means.  I have met people of all faiths who believe they are true to the tenets of their faith but treat other people as "less than".  I was raised with not faith, but with a strong ethics by which to live.  Top among them is that in order to have a civil society, we must treat others with respect and honesty is crucial.  It is much easier to judge people by their actions than by their proclamations.  Off my soapbox now.
Larissa, hope your hand is okay.  I closed my finger in a car door and it was not broken, but the pain was still intense.
Theresa, I love your quilt.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 15, 2012, 06:27:49 AM
Yes, Lisa, I happened to agree, this person is not even worth talking about anymore.

Ohhhhh, I do love that quilt it turned out so beautimus....are you putting it in the store or did you make it for someone?

Good Morning all and happy Sunday..... :-*
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Post by: Dee38753 on April 15, 2012, 07:20:18 AM
Monika...so sorry about the issues with your window...we will just pray that it makes it.

Larissa...OOwweee!! Hope it is feeling better this morning!

Oy My Gosh!!! That quilt is sooooooo beautiful!!!

I helped my son and daughter-in-law move yesterday. Let me tell you that is not something that someone my age needs to be doing. I was wiped out when I got home last night and I am shall we say....just a tad sore this morning...actually it is difficult to move...but we got them all moved!!

Today is going to be an easy day...I will try to finish up my new photos and maybe do some work on the shawl I'm crocheting.

Hope everyone has a Happy Sunday!!!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 15, 2012, 08:17:30 AM
It's a "frozen fog" morning here...  looks  like December outside!

Thanks for all the "love" for my quilt.  It's a special order, so it won't be in my shop.  Today, I am starting another quilt - this one is tropical fish!

Baby update...  Payton's breathing issues continue, but none of the staff seem to be too dismayed by it.  (They've done this before, I guess).  Payton weighs 3 pounds, 15 ounces now.  Whoo-hoo!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 15, 2012, 08:30:35 AM
Sandi, I second that motion.....

"whooooo hoooooo"
(smile)
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Post by: chainmaille on April 15, 2012, 08:41:04 AM
Sandi so glad to see Payton making progress, I'm sure the breathing is just being underdeveloped lungs, unless they have said anything else. If it is underdeveloped lungs, then it should be just a matter of time.
Lovely quilt by the way.
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Post by: Dee38753 on April 15, 2012, 09:06:14 AM
Woo Hoo!! on baby Payton's weight!!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 15, 2012, 10:27:56 AM
Which One Is Handmade #8 is up on my blog!  And since the handmade item last week was from our fearless leaders, this week's feature includes a plug for them!  http://www.iknitquiltsew.blogspot.com/
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Post by: Uniqlets on April 15, 2012, 05:41:45 PM
Sandi, So happy to hear about Payton's weight gain!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 15, 2012, 06:05:51 PM
Wonderful baby news...  Payton is now in an open crib!  This means that she's able to regulate her own body temperature at least a little.  Here's a new picture, too, with her Dad (our son).

(http://i42.tinypic.com/2urqji0.jpg)

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Post by: Dee38753 on April 15, 2012, 07:14:48 PM
Sandi....that is so wonderful!!!! I know all of you are so happy!!
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 15, 2012, 07:24:37 PM
Yea Payton!  A move to an open crib it HUGE in premi life!  More prayers for more weight gain coming her way!
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Post by: CrochetHooked on April 15, 2012, 10:45:17 PM
Hip Hip Hooray Payton

Congrats Sandi and Family
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 16, 2012, 06:02:33 AM
Sandi how wonderful, look at the lil bundle....great news.....prayers are coming continiously....

Good Morning everyone....its Monday....a new beginning.... :-*
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Post by: Larissa on April 16, 2012, 08:01:19 AM
That's so great about Payton!

My hand is oddly OK.  My middle finger, which was hardest hit, is still badly bruised, but otherwise I'm totally OK.  For as much pain as I had for as long as I had it the other night - 6 HOURS of ice - I'm really kind of shocked.  Pleasantly, but shocked all the same.

Gotta make more Purity tubs today, and do some sewing for sure.  And get to the library.  And see about getting Eric's Jeep to the mechanic.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 16, 2012, 09:05:24 AM
Looks like my double vision is gone today, after my hard fall on Friday.

Went to the pharmacy, they filled a prescription incorrectly which basically could have killed me. Thats why I always look. They profously apologized and told me they would report that person....oh well, ....I know exactly why I look at all my prescriptions.

Got a $25.00 gift certificate for my inconvinience!

Will do some reorganizing today as I have obtained a storage spot on the same floor of my condo. About 4x9 feet, with double doors that can open all the way, that will help tremendously.
Sooo..... for me today, its "slepping".... ;D
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 16, 2012, 09:35:35 AM
Today is, as usual, running and trying to multitask!  But first...I wanted to add something else to the gift baskets for this upcoming weekend so I decided (why I feel this need to overdo I'll never know  :-\ ) chocolate pops.  I priced some, and while the vendors were more than reasonable, I am broke so I decided to make them myself using coupons that I had to keep the costs down.


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Post by: chainmaille on April 16, 2012, 02:48:20 PM
Latest featured artist, https://handmadeartists.com/blog/featured-artist-presents-frans-homemade-wonders/ lets show some love. Pretty inspirational story.
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Post by: Larissa on April 16, 2012, 03:16:35 PM
Holy crow, Monika, no getting killed.  Tell 'em if they try it again they'll have the Wrath of HAF raining down.  We wanna keep you around.
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 16, 2012, 03:25:33 PM
Holy crow, Monika, no getting killed.  Tell 'em if they try it again they'll have the Wrath of HAF raining down.  We wanna keep you around.


The Wrath of HAF!  Love it!  Now showing in a handmade theater near you!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 16, 2012, 05:49:03 PM
Holy crow, Monika, no getting killed.  Tell 'em if they try it again they'll have the Wrath of HAF raining down.  We wanna keep you around.

Awwww... thats very sweet.....thank you :-[

But you know these pharm are so careless, they hire these youngens, foreign, not in good command of the english language to fill the prescr plus the chicken scratch of docs handwritings - and yes a pharm is supposed to check off on them, BUT........

If i had taken them, my blood pressure would have been so low and maybe not there at all.....I raised cane....cant file a law suit after you are dead....LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 16, 2012, 05:50:38 PM
Holy crow, Monika, no getting killed.  Tell 'em if they try it again they'll have the Wrath of HAF raining down.  We wanna keep you around.


The Wrath of HAF!  Love it!  Now showing in a handmade theater near you!

So funny, love those suckers of yours Kim....can I hvae one for the scare I went thru....(smile)
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 16, 2012, 06:02:47 PM
Just visited the blog, awesome and inspiring...you go Fran.... :-*
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 16, 2012, 06:15:04 PM
S O M E B O D Y    S T O P    ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somebody stop me from screaming.....one item of mine showed up in google under handmadeartistshop.......

********** WHAAAAAA HOOOOOOOO ******************* ;D ;D ;D ;D


it's workin.....
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Post by: chainmaille on April 16, 2012, 07:26:12 PM
S O M E B O D Y    S T O P    ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Somebody stop me from screaming.....one item of mine showed up in google under handmadeartistshop.......

********** WHAAAAAA HOOOOOOOO ******************* ;D ;D ;D ;D


it's workin.....

I see a lot more than one https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=shop&q=myeuropeantouch&oq=myeuropeantouch&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=products-cc.3...2781.7668.0.7972.15.15.0.11.0.0.136.407.3j1.4.0.
glad your happy and thanks for the push. Every now and then we need a little reminder about whats important, we are also posting to The Find as well :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 16, 2012, 07:27:52 PM
Holy crow, Monika, no getting killed.  Tell 'em if they try it again they'll have the Wrath of HAF raining down.  We wanna keep you around.


The Wrath of HAF!  Love it!  Now showing in a handmade theater near you!

So funny, love those suckers of yours Kim....can I hvae one for the scare I went thru....(smile)


Suckers for all the HAF Suckers!  :-*
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 16, 2012, 07:36:04 PM
Mine are there, too!  THANK YOU SO MUCH!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 16, 2012, 11:20:55 PM
Holy crow, I'm sore.

Now that my hand is feeling better, my legs are giving out.  Keep in mind that I'm terribly out of shape & don't walk nearly enough in real life.  Well, after walking about 4 miles yesterday in the MS Walk, I spent half of today quite literally running around.  E's Jeep's alternator died over the weekend (for those who aren't car savvy, that means it drains the battery, even as you're driving, so no juice).  So he took my car to Long Island to the office today while I called AAA to come take his car to the mechanic.

The tow truck driver was very nice, but had to be the most incompetent one AAA has ever sent me.  It took him about an hour to get the Jeep out of the driveway.  Crazy.

Anyway, he finally brought it to the mechanic, who told E it was going to be about $400.  So rather than pay credit, I walked to the bank to get cash, since he'll sometimes give us a break on labor costs if we pay cash.  Went to Walgreens, which isn't far from the bank, to get my script.  Then I was going to walk to the library too, to pick up my book club book, but the 90-degree weather deterred me.

Then I had to walk to the mechanic, which was closer when we lived in our previous town but now was a good 25-minute walk.  Not sure how far that is in distance, but I was keeping a pretty good pace.

Now my normally-lethargic legs are rebelling.  Of course, that really just means I ought to walk more.

Also, I knitted some of the cotton bamboo into the beginning of a washcloth.  Man, thin yarn takes forever!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 17, 2012, 05:25:50 AM
Oh Larissa, I am right there with you, I dont walk nearly as much....I have an excuse....(I think)....Iam old....LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 17, 2012, 05:27:49 AM
Good Morning everyone...have a "maaavelous day"....make it so....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on April 17, 2012, 11:37:56 AM
Even though my store is closed today, I had to go to Mebane for our monthly marketing meeting. I feel we got a lot accomplished this time and have new ideas on the table to market this town and it's indie businesses.
I'm finally going to get my hair done today, cut and color. It' something I have been putting off because of lack of money. Believe me, it shows. The best news is it looks like hubby has found a full time job. We don't get to move back to Chicago, but this is a smaller company with whom he's done some consulting for over the last couple of months. They like him and he likes them. Maybe that luck will spill over and I can keep my shop open. It has been a real struggle lately.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 17, 2012, 01:30:49 PM
Fingers crossed for you, Teresa!  Everything happens for a reason...  or so they say!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on April 17, 2012, 09:49:50 PM
Teresa,
I hope your husband gets the job and things pick up in your shop.  I can relate to the hair thing.  I went 8 months and finally had it cut and colored because I had a bit of a home color disaster.  No freelance writing or producing work and no sales, ouch.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 18, 2012, 06:15:57 AM
Good Morning everyone...can relate in regards to hair, cut mine twice myself and now I have to go, today as a matter of fact. I am looking so chopped it is not graceful anymore....LOL :o :P

Teresa a job will come eventually....chin up....(smile)

The to the bone cracker again, after my fall, my spine just is not the same... :'(

See you later.....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 18, 2012, 08:41:34 AM
Fingers crossed for you, Teresa!

Got some meetings today and a lot to catch up on.  For the life of me, I have NO clue what I did with my grommet maker, and I can't finish the nephew's book without it!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 19, 2012, 05:23:46 AM
Good Morning everyone....rain, glorious rain....Liquid Sunshine we need so bad. Florida is 7 -8 inches short henceforth all the wild fires....

Preparing this morning for a concert we are singing for one of our local nursing homes.
Folks there so appreciate these concerts. There are 45 of us, singing old fashioned gospel....I will be singing a solo, "Whispering Hope"...it is so much fun see all their faces light up and them humming along.

Breakfast time here....see ya all later....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 19, 2012, 09:31:42 AM
Fingers crossed for you, Teresa!

Got some meetings today and a lot to catch up on.  For the life of me, I have NO clue what I did with my grommet maker, and I can't finish the nephew's book without it!
Some days I seem to spend most of my time looking for items or tools I need for a project....  :(
I went to yoga for the first time since last fall when my old instructor retired... My new teacher is real gentle but I am sore this morning...
I was accepted into a juried show that only allows four jewelry artists. So I have to get to work making more inventory.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 19, 2012, 09:56:50 AM
Congratulations, Dragon!!!!!

Had to share this picture with all of you...

(http://i42.tinypic.com/156fz1w.jpg)
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Post by: Dee38753 on April 19, 2012, 10:21:50 AM
Congratulations Matt!!!

Sandi....she is so precious!!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on April 19, 2012, 10:59:33 AM
Finally back after running away from home for 12 days, I think my husband and furry son missed me...now to catch up on all I've missed around here and get back to my work tables.


Sandi, Payton is absolutely beautiful, a true miracle.


Great news, Matt! No doubt you'll do well.


Teresa, wonderful news on your husbands job, I truly know what a relief it is and what a burden you must have been dealing with.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 19, 2012, 01:25:00 PM
Matt, congrats and may the sales fairies  visit you often!


Sandi she is beautiful is every way!


Today I had to work and we were swamped all day with the people from out of town coming in to get their boats and summer houses ready so I am dead!  We will be out of town this weekend at the retreat so all your kids be good!  I will post the pictures of the baskets when I get back.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on April 19, 2012, 01:53:32 PM
I will post the pictures of the baskets when I get back.


I was just about to have a look for the thread on the donations to see if you had pix up yet! Look forward to seeing them.
Take the weekend to rejuvenate - ENJOY!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 19, 2012, 02:01:29 PM
I will post the pictures of the baskets when I get back.


I was just about to have a look for the thread on the donations to see if you had pix up yet! Look forward to seeing them.
Take the weekend to rejuvenate - ENJOY!!


I took pictures while we were packing them but after working today and getting the house picked up, boys schedule written up for my niece, packing, homework and such I don't think I want to mess with them today. 
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on April 19, 2012, 06:15:05 PM
Matt, Congratulations, that is quite impressive!
Teresa, Thanks for posting the picture.  She is adorable and looks like she is doing well.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on April 19, 2012, 06:24:05 PM
Peyton looks like she is having a blast or a bowl movement not sure, what ever it is she is having fun!! LOL

Anyway quick reminder chat starts in an hour hope everyone will stop by and hang out a bit.
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Post by: Uniqlets on April 19, 2012, 08:35:23 PM
I just remembered chat, only problem is it is an hour past chat.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 19, 2012, 10:16:38 PM
So I worked 9 hours, rushed home, ate a sandwich, went to Chat, and since that wasn't enough, I worked on my quilt for a bit over an hour.  An I'm so tickled, I had to share.

I cut the weeds free hand so that no two are exactly them same.  I cut the fish free-hand, too, and I was worried that they should have been all the same.  But when I got them pinned on, I liked it!  Whoo-hoo!!!  They'll get appliquéd down tomorrow and I'll be quilting by Saturday.

(http://i42.tinypic.com/qposah.jpg)
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Post by: Uniqlets on April 19, 2012, 11:26:45 PM
I love it, it is such a happy quilt.

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Post by: Dee38753 on April 20, 2012, 05:20:53 AM
Sorry to have missed the chat last night.

Love this quilt...such a fun one!!
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Post by: chainmaille on April 20, 2012, 06:28:13 AM
Lovely knit! Reminds me of the movie Monty Python in the Meaning of Life. Where the fish are swimming back and forth, saying hello to each other. LOL Sorry that is how my brain works :D Great work as always.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 20, 2012, 07:48:30 AM
Good morning all, Sandi what a cute quilt....I am thinking Nemo, even the colors dont match...LOL
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 20, 2012, 09:24:55 AM
Ooops, congrats Matt.... :D
Welcome back Andrea..... :D
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Post by: Blue Highways on April 20, 2012, 11:48:36 AM
Ooops, congrats Matt.... :D
Welcome back Andrea..... :D


Thank you, Monika, it's good to be back  ^-^
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 20, 2012, 04:58:28 PM
Wow, congrats, Matt!
Yay, Payton!

I spent today doing a lot of work type stuff - office in the morning, court in the afternoon, mom's store in the later afternoon... had to replenish her soap stock since she sold 3 beer soaps earlier this week and add our mud mask & coffee soap to her selection too.

Then the bank to make some deposits, and home to finally get changed into comfy clothes.  Been knitting and considering some food since all I've had so far today is a Special K bar.

E's potentially working late, so we'll see what time he gets home, but Friday nights if we're not going out means Grimm & Fairly Legal.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 22, 2012, 05:05:44 AM
Good Morning everyone.... :-\
will prolly take a nap this afternoon, surrounded by my kitties....LOL
had to get up early today, singing in church, early service....

Have a wonderful happy Sunday you all...  :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: trusk4u on April 22, 2012, 01:31:13 PM
Sandi, Peyton looks wonderful! I'm so glad she's doing well!

Congrats Matt on the show! Only 4 jewelers allowed and you get to be one of them. That is a HUGE deal! :)

Thanks to everyone for your support. Husband has a signed contract for a job so that is a relief. I still have my store issues. I am losing some sellers due to lack of sales, or too much going on in their lives. Looking back at last year, April was a good month. This year, not so. It's been s l o w and not just here. I've heard the same thing from other business owners. Good news though, the 2 new restaurants will be open very soon, so there will be places to eat on the weekend down here! I think every business down here did a collective "Hurray"! :laugh: So, I am now looking for more vendors/sellers. I'm going through my email list of people I have talked to in the past and giving them first dibs. We'll see what happens.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on April 22, 2012, 02:10:26 PM
Teresa...congratulations on husband's job contract!!

I'm sure business will pick up eventually...hopefully sooner than later...I am sure it is tough.

Today I'm trying to finish some crochet items for my shop and then taking photos of some new jewelry and the crochet items.

I think I've worked out a way to make photos much better....we will see soon!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on April 22, 2012, 02:56:28 PM
Teresa,
That's great about the contract and I hope that your business is helped by the restaurants. 
Dee, Good luck with the pictures.  I plan to take some today of some new items.  Pictures are always a struggle.
Pouring today, a good time to stay home and do things.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 22, 2012, 07:49:20 PM
Lisa, I actually really like a lot of your photos.

I spent today avoiding the rain, doing some laundry & stuff around the house, and knitting.  Eric had to work today.  He's on his way home and I've ordered us dinner.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 22, 2012, 09:24:00 PM
Life got in the way yesterday and I didn't get to work on my quilt a lot...  laundry/housework/marketing took preference.  But today, it and I spent a lot of time together.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/24eole9.jpg)

I am quilting in the waves. 
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Post by: lisianblue on April 22, 2012, 10:39:07 PM
Matt Congrats!! That is awesome!! :) :)

Sandi - wow Payton is over 4lbs and adorable.
Love the fish quilt!

Teresa - congrats on hubby's job and hope the new restaurants help the store

Me - sort of falling back on the planet!! Finally got quilt for my grand daughter done, redo on cut up quilt done, and some things knitted and crocheted - pics done finally just need to get them listed - whick I'm going to do here shortly! yay!

Kimberly & Andrew - hope the retreat was great!
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Post by: Uniqlets on April 22, 2012, 11:11:08 PM
LOVE the quilt.
The rain was a drag today, but we needed it.  I made a discovery, my dog has a brief surge of energy when he gets wet.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on April 23, 2012, 08:34:59 AM
Life got in the way yesterday and I didn't get to work on my quilt a lot...  laundry/housework/marketing took preference.  But today, it and I spent a lot of time together.

(http://i41.tinypic.com/24eole9.jpg)

I am quilting in the waves.


Adorable! The quilted waves is a great effect :)
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Post by: MakinTheBest on April 23, 2012, 09:03:09 AM
That quilt is darling!


Well, we are back and I am off and running.  The weekend was a nice break but this week is going to be nuts as both Andrew and I play softball and the season has started  :o .  I am also working on a few new projects as well as a new special order; gotta love my brides!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 23, 2012, 10:26:39 AM
Welcome back, Kim!  Glad you had a good time!

Thanks to everyone for the 'quilt love!'
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Post by: thepeasantpailfull on April 23, 2012, 11:20:12 AM
Hi there folks,

I've been terrible at keeping any kind of schedule including crafting because among other things I got sucked into goodreads.com.

I loved the new article here! If I can ever develop an inventory something tiny is what I'd like to do. I was even thinking garage sale tiny,but most garages of people I know are multiple home not private. So,some good ideas there!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 23, 2012, 02:09:49 PM
Hi Larissa, I got my Lemon Scrub today to polish this old woman up.....LOL

How can I leave Feedback, I love it, it smells heavenly... :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 23, 2012, 04:22:32 PM
Yay!  You know... I have no idea how to leave feedback.  I've gotten some but haven't yet left any.

Someone help?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on April 23, 2012, 04:26:39 PM
Yay!  You know... I have no idea how to leave feedback.  I've gotten some but haven't yet left any.

Someone help?
Login in to your shop account  and go to your purchases list, you'll see leave feedback box with each purchase. Type it in and it will leave he feedback on the sellers shop ;D
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Post by: Larissa on April 23, 2012, 05:22:34 PM
Thanks, as always.  :D
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 23, 2012, 06:40:43 PM
Thats to darn easy...'cause I did not see it....LOL
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 23, 2012, 06:48:04 PM
Found it, its very tiny right under the picture....gave some fab feedback..... LOL
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 23, 2012, 06:55:51 PM
Common Larissa, gimme some FB.....so it does not look so empty  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 23, 2012, 06:56:44 PM
Yes, you did!  Thanks so much!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 23, 2012, 07:19:39 PM
Common Larissa, gimme some FB.....so it does not look so empty  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Just FYI....  feedback can only be left for sellers here.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 23, 2012, 07:25:34 PM
Common Larissa, gimme some FB.....so it does not look so empty  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Just FYI....  feedback can only be left for sellers here.

Ha, she almost got me - I was going to go look & see about leaving her purchaser feedback, 'cause I forgot about that.  If you hadn't posted, I could see myself looking around for the damned feedback link for an hour!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 24, 2012, 06:48:34 AM
Gotcha....... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Good Morning everyone, I slept in today and boy did that feel good....
Have to hurry up and get showered and dressed, handyman is coming shortly....
be back later....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 24, 2012, 12:10:52 PM
Good grief, I'm bad.  I'm in the middle of THREE knitting projects - slippers, the hat, and the 2nd washcloth, but obviously that's not enough.  I want to start Eric's cashmere scarf too, but want to do it with a size 6 needle.

I have a range of DPNs from 0 to 8, and regular knitting needles, some long some short, in 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and big chunky ones.  Would you believe no plain ol' size 6 knitting needles?

So I went to AC Moore with my handy 50% off coupon, intending to get that ONE thing... until I saw the bin of 1 lb mill ends of yarn for $6.99.  Sigh.  How could I resist a bunch of pretty cotton yarn in greens, blues, and white for $3.50 (with the coupon)?  Of course, that meant I paid full price for the needles.

Someone hold me back!  It's a sickness.

Now I knit while waiting for the landlord... the kitchen sink & dishwasher are clogged & I can't do dishes.
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 24, 2012, 12:15:35 PM
Welcome to knitting addiction, Larissa!!!!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Larissa on April 24, 2012, 01:22:32 PM
FYI, I have discovered that knitting cashmere is like handling a chinchilla.  It's so soft I can barely feel it!
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 24, 2012, 01:44:48 PM
FYI, I have discovered that knitting cashmere is like handling a chinchilla.  It's so soft I can barely feel it!

And the cashmere won't bite you!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 24, 2012, 01:52:45 PM
FYI, I have discovered that knitting cashmere is like handling a chinchilla.  It's so soft I can barely feel it!

And the cashmere won't bite you!!!!!

Hahahhaha!  But the price will.  $17/tiny ball.  I estimate this scarf will take about 8 balls.  It's a good thing I love Eric.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 24, 2012, 01:58:51 PM
FYI, I have discovered that knitting cashmere is like handling a chinchilla.  It's so soft I can barely feel it!

And the cashmere won't bite you!!!!!

Hahahhaha!  But the price will.  $17/tiny ball.  I estimate this scarf will take about 8 balls.  It's a good thing I love Eric.


He is worth it and will be happy to tell you so.

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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 24, 2012, 02:17:56 PM
I love knitting with bamboo, too, but it's the same story...  prohibitively expensive!
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Post by: Larissa on April 24, 2012, 03:26:07 PM
Kim, you got him figured out in two meetings.   ;)

Sandi, at Lion Brand the cotton bamboo isn't horrible.  $7/skein.  Not like Homespun or something, or like the $3.50 I spent today on a pound of cotton, but $7 for 245 yds of bamboo is better than $17 for 82 yds of 100% cashmere.  I understand why it's so hard to find 100% cashmere & most is mixed into other fibers.  Also why cashmere scarves at department stores are $200+.
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Post by: trusk4u on April 24, 2012, 04:36:35 PM
I found when I knit the washcloths, that I prefer a better cotton yarn. I was using the Suagr and Cream stuff but after a lot of washings, it doesn't look so great anymore. The better cotton stuff doesn't pill and get all funky looking. Worth the little extra $.
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Post by: Larissa on April 24, 2012, 05:55:14 PM
I looked up Sugar & Cream 'cause I'd never heard of it... and they have scented yarn?  I kinda question any yarn company that needs a gimmick like that, y'know?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on April 24, 2012, 06:41:19 PM
Peaking in to say, been just swamped this week. Working on a big bid for a tunnel in Rhode Island. Will be delivering the bid this Thursday in Rhode Island. Then Baltimore Friday, and a packed weekend. Looks like we'll sleep sometime next year LOL
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 24, 2012, 11:35:51 PM
Peaking in to say, been just swamped this week. Working on a big bid for a tunnel in Rhode Island. Will be delivering the bid this Thursday in Rhode Island. Then Baltimore Friday, and a packed weekend. Looks like we'll sleep sometime next year LOL

Good luck getting the gig!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 25, 2012, 05:40:15 AM
Good Luck Andrew...

Good morning everyone, made a terrible mistake yesterday. Grouted one of my new pieces and then forgot about it....THAT is bad, the grout above all the tiles is stone heart, what I should hvae done after an hour is wipe it off a couple times and then let it dry.
Will have to see if I can salvage that tray...sheesh, that will be hard work.
Dummy me.... :P
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Post by: Larissa on April 25, 2012, 07:49:41 AM
Oh no!  I hope you can save it!  I have a couple errands and a whole lot around this house. 

Right now, though, I really just want to get through this skein of cashmere; I'm curious how much scarf length I'll get out of one ball.  It looks like it might be 1' to 1 ball, so for the length Eric wants, probably 7-8 balls of cashmere.  $136 in yarn for this sucker.  Plus tax.  Wow.
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 25, 2012, 08:01:39 AM
Saved by the bell...ehem...good old household vinegar did the trick....what hard work that was to get it off...here is the finished project.

 (http://i47.tinypic.com/24dfo80.jpg)
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Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 25, 2012, 08:20:40 AM
That is beautiful, Monika!  I love the little roses and pearls!
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Post by: Larissa on April 25, 2012, 08:40:59 AM
Oh, I'm so glad!  It's gorgeous!
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Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 25, 2012, 10:16:48 AM
I did ....didnt I....please forgive me...it was early, I was upset about the darn grout and half a sleep..... :P :(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on April 25, 2012, 11:40:35 AM
Oh no!  I hope you can save it!  I have a couple errands and a whole lot around this house. 

Right now, though, I really just want to get through this skein of cashmere; I'm curious how much scarf length I'll get out of one ball.  It looks like it might be 1' to 1 ball, so for the length Eric wants, probably 7-8 balls of cashmere.  $136 in yarn for this sucker.  Plus tax.  Wow.

WOW!! That is going to be one expensive scarf.....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on April 25, 2012, 11:42:27 AM
Monika....I really want to see the new piece...but I will have to wait until I get home....our school district blocks all the photos!!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 25, 2012, 11:50:42 AM
Oh no!  I hope you can save it!  I have a couple errands and a whole lot around this house. 

Right now, though, I really just want to get through this skein of cashmere; I'm curious how much scarf length I'll get out of one ball.  It looks like it might be 1' to 1 ball, so for the length Eric wants, probably 7-8 balls of cashmere.  $136 in yarn for this sucker.  Plus tax.  Wow.

WOW!! That is going to be one expensive scarf.....

That's just supplies.  But that's how stores end up with these prices:  http://www.neimanmarcus.com/search.jsp?Ntt=cashmere&_requestid=17339&N=4294967285
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 25, 2012, 04:00:31 PM
Monika....I really want to see the new piece...but I will have to wait until I get home....our school district blocks all the photos!!

OK, have a look see, I will let you....tehehehe.....thanks girls. You dont know what forgotten grout can do. SO glad I was able to safe it. :D
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dee38753 on April 25, 2012, 05:42:39 PM
Oh no!  I hope you can save it!  I have a couple errands and a whole lot around this house. 

Right now, though, I really just want to get through this skein of cashmere; I'm curious how much scarf length I'll get out of one ball.  It looks like it might be 1' to 1 ball, so for the length Eric wants, probably 7-8 balls of cashmere.  $136 in yarn for this sucker.  Plus tax.  Wow.

WOW!! That is going to be one expensive scarf.....

That's just supplies.  But that's how stores end up with these prices:  http://www.neimanmarcus.com/search.jsp?Ntt=cashmere&_requestid=17339&N=4294967285

Oh My GOSH!!! I guess that is why I don't own anything cashmere.... :o :o
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 25, 2012, 07:02:31 PM
Monika that piece is stunning and I'm so glad you were able to save it...amazing all the things vinegar can do!


I used to have a really pretty cashmere sweater than Andrew washed and dried...now I have a cashmere barbie shirt!  Oh well, live and learn; at least he is willing to do laundry!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 25, 2012, 07:04:24 PM
Funnny Kim...that happens to me to , way back when....LOL....but I did this myself....
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 25, 2012, 08:25:38 PM
I used to have a really pretty cashmere sweater than Andrew washed and dried...now I have a cashmere barbie shirt!  Oh well, live and learn; at least he is willing to do laundry!

Oh no!  That almost made me cry!

And yeah, Dee, this stuff's pricey.  It turns out that one $17 ball is 13" of scarf in this pattern.  So we're actually looking at 7 balls for $119, a little cheaper than I thought.  Then comes *my* cashmere scarf...   ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: dahlish on April 25, 2012, 09:08:16 PM
Ah!  I haven't been here in forever!   :o  I've been knitting (baby booties, sweater, hat); teaching, running around  ;D  I miss you guys!  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on April 25, 2012, 11:33:42 PM
I know you are in NJ, how far from NYC are you.  I have seen yarn sales/closeouts here.  There is also a guy at a Sunday flea market who sells yarns that are used by a number of designers.  From my perspective, if I am going to buy a handmade scarf and spend some money on it, I don't want acrylic, I minimally want a nice wool. 
Oh no!  I hope you can save it!  I have a couple errands and a whole lot around this house. 

Right now, though, I really just want to get through this skein of cashmere; I'm curious how much scarf length I'll get out of one ball.  It looks like it might be 1' to 1 ball, so for the length Eric wants, probably 7-8 balls of cashmere.  $136 in yarn for this sucker.  Plus tax.  Wow.

WOW!! That is going to be one expensive scarf.....

That's just supplies.  But that's how stores end up with these prices:  http://www.neimanmarcus.com/search.jsp?Ntt=cashmere&_requestid=17339&N=4294967285 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/search.jsp?Ntt=cashmere&_requestid=17339&N=4294967285)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 25, 2012, 11:40:19 PM
I know you are in NJ, how far from NYC are you.  I have seen yarn sales/closeouts here.  There is also a guy at a Sunday flea market who sells yarns that are used by a number of designers.  From my perspective, if I am going to buy a handmade scarf and spend some money on it, I don't want acrylic, I minimally want a nice wool. 
Oh no!  I hope you can save it!  I have a couple errands and a whole lot around this house. 

Right now, though, I really just want to get through this skein of cashmere; I'm curious how much scarf length I'll get out of one ball.  It looks like it might be 1' to 1 ball, so for the length Eric wants, probably 7-8 balls of cashmere.  $136 in yarn for this sucker.  Plus tax.  Wow.

WOW!! That is going to be one expensive scarf.....

That's just supplies.  But that's how stores end up with these prices:  http://www.neimanmarcus.com/search.jsp?Ntt=cashmere&_requestid=17339&N=4294967285 (http://www.neimanmarcus.com/search.jsp?Ntt=cashmere&_requestid=17339&N=4294967285)

Makes sense, though I do have at least one friend who's severely allergic to wool, so she can only do acrylic or other fibers.

At any rate, I'm REALLY close to the city.  Basically 14 miles.  Which, of course, means at 3 in the morning on a weekday I can be in the city in 15-20 minutes.  In normal traffic, it's anything from 30-60 minutes or more.  The Lincoln Tunnel is closest to me.  Where's the flea market?
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 26, 2012, 05:32:49 AM
Good Morning everyone.....running errands this morning and the afternoon and eve is filled with rehearsals for duets, solo and choir practice..... :P

Have a wonderfull day, I will check in when I can.... :-*
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Uniqlets on April 26, 2012, 06:15:01 AM
I plan to go to Soho today to check out the various shops to figure out which ones I might approach to sell my jewelry.  I need sales so I can buy the many things I want from all your shops.  I just bought a belaying pin from a Handmade Artist for my brother-in-law's birthday.  Before this forum, I had no idea what a belaying pin was.
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 26, 2012, 11:18:21 AM
I still don't know what a belaying pin is.

I'm glad you're going to SoHo, I think your jewelry would do REALLY well there.

I woke up later than intended today & have a lot of stuff to do to make this place somewhat presentable.  I have a client coming over tomorrow at noon to get body painted as a birthday cake.  She's then going to drive over to her husband - a party, maybe? - and surprise him for his birthday.  I'm not quite clear on if she's headed someplace to meet him privately or if this is a party situation or what.

Ah well, to each her own!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: MakinTheBest on April 26, 2012, 03:11:32 PM
I still don't know what a belaying pin is.

I'm glad you're going to SoHo, I think your jewelry would do REALLY well there.

I woke up later than intended today & have a lot of stuff to do to make this place somewhat presentable.  I have a client coming over tomorrow at noon to get body painted as a birthday cake.  She's then going to drive over to her husband - a party, maybe? - and surprise him for his birthday.  I'm not quite clear on if she's headed someplace to meet him privately or if this is a party situation or what.

Ah well, to each her own!


Well, um, there is a gift I never would have thought of!  Maybe for Andrew's birthday you can paint me as a laptop?  Or a pile of rings?  Hmmmm, have to think about this a bit more!


Anyways, work today and a meeting tonight and a packed weekend ahead with scouts and softball.  In the hours in between I am just trying to get little things done but I keep getting distracted!  :-\   ADD?  Me?  Never!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: chainmaille on April 26, 2012, 06:47:37 PM
Chat starts in about 45 minutes. See ya there!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: myeuropeantouch on April 27, 2012, 05:07:20 AM
Good morning everybody....I went to bed early, was so tired and then I wake up early....tsk..tsk....(sigh)

Know you are all loved..... :-*

Have to go see, what my kitties Alex and Samantha wish to work on today, that handmade stuff you know....Bwhaahahahahahahahaaaa....
(oh man, if it wasnt for my sense of humor)
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Dragonclaw on April 27, 2012, 11:49:10 AM
I finally got around to closing my etsy shop down completely... with the antics going on over there I want nothing more to do with that arrogant bunch...
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on April 27, 2012, 11:56:08 AM
Congratulations on your parole!
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 27, 2012, 12:33:40 PM
Congrats, Matt!

You know, the discussion I've been following, they talk about eBay... I had no idea that started as a handmade site!  I thought it was always just to buy & sell whatever.  I sold an old arcade machine on it many years ago, and have bought all sorts of stuff, none of it handmade.  Maybe that's where Etsy is headed.  They won't die, just change.

Anyway, there's enough talk about them.

I got up pretty early this morning, vacuumed, did dishes, moved some boxes of crap that needed to go upstairs, and set up my face painting kit in the living room.

About 15 minutes ago, I got done painting a 68-year-old completely naked woman as a birthday cake for her husband's birthday; she's going to surprise him.  Right now, she's wearing body paint & a trench coat.

Gotta say, I wanna be her when I grow up, 'cause I'm not that brave at 41!  (much to Eric's dismay haha)

Now I have to go to Hallmark & the Lion Brand outlet.  Eric suggested I use part of the $100 I was just paid to paint the cake to buy more cashmere (and I just might HAVE to get another skein of cotton bamboo... I'm thinking green this time).

Then I've gotta get my kit all cleaned up & repacked, 'cause tomorrow is the Tribeca Film Festival!  Expect lots of photos.

Unfortunately, you can't expect photos from this body painting, since she asked me not to post them anywhere public.  :(
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Blue Highways on April 27, 2012, 01:39:52 PM
Body paint and a trench coat...hope she doesn't have to stop at the store for anything
Title: Re: What are you doing today?
Post by: Larissa on April 27, 2012, 02:41:59 PM
She was hoping she doesn't get into an accident!

I am SO annoyed.  Drove over to the outlet, feeling all excited about getting more fancy yarn... totally forget