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My WiPs.

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Quite a few WiPs here. Some that are just about to start, and others that have already begun. As you may have noticed, I finally posted the reveal of the Flower to Hexagon Granny Blanket last night! So that one is done.

I’ll start off with two WiPs that are about to be ~ so maybe they’re not “in progress” yet, but they will be soon. With the holidays and then the cord issues with my computer, I got very far behind in the blogs I enjoy reading. I missed the announcement of the next Craft Hope project. Luckily it is not due until Valentine’s day, and it should be a rather fast project. It is a beautiful red scarf for foster care teens. This project is much more specific then the others, but it looks like fun to me, and it’s for a good cause, so I’m fine with that! I am watching Jenn’s girls this morning, and Jenn works at ACMoore, so I gave her some cash and (more…)

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Some of my Christmas crafts

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Back in November I had Doug grab a bin of mine from his mother’s attic. It was full of unfinished Christmas crafts. I pulled some of them out to make ornaments to give along with the many girt bags of banana bread and chai tea mix we had lined up for Christmas. There were a bunch of these little cross-stitch squares and those little round plastic music “boxes” to go with them. I seem to have lost the rest of the kits long ago.

Mini-Christmas-Cross-Stitch

I found some blue fabric and thought “mini pillows”. Not sure where that thought came from, but it did. So I sewed them together with a pretty gold loop on top and an opening in the bottom. (more…)

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Fun with Dot and Katrina!

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This week we have had guests every morning! My dear friend Jenn has dropped her girls Katrina (almost 5) and Dot (almost 4) off for a few hours each morning so she can get some things done. The girls have had tons of fun together. However, my girls are a little rougher/crazier then Jenn’s. They play monster and chase Dot and Katrina. On Monday morning, Katrina decided to build a fort to protect her little sister from the monsters. At first there were just 3 pillows, and Kyla was not fooled!

Dot-looking-for-help

So Katrina started adding more pillows. (more…)

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What a nice surprise!

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On Friday evening, my mother-in-law came to take the girls for the weekend. Doug and I had plans to reorganize their room so it would be toddler safe, and to change the cribs to toddler beds. Also, there is a closet in their room that runs the length of one wall, about 12 feet, and has sliding doors. It has a shelf running across the top of the closet that can stack paper boxes 2 high. I wanted to reorganize that closet. Some things needed to come out of the closet and move into my bedroom, and visa versa.

Doug did have to work a bit on Saturday, so I chose to sleep in a bit, before all the craziness began. So there I was, lounging lazily in bed at about 9:20 on Saturday morning. I had been awake for a while, but was unable to bring myself to leave the comfort of the warm blankets. (more…)

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Pieces of my day

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I love Wednesdays. Every other(ish) Wednesday morning is started by going to visit my friend, Jenn. Her girls are 3 1/2 and 4 1/2, wonderful playmates for my 2 year old girls. The four girls play in the playroom, and Jenn and I sit in the living room, chatting and crafting. Most of the time knitting or crocheting. When we don’t go to Jenn’s we tend to have PJs day at home. The middle of our day goes as most. In the girls eat dinner by themselves, we play a bit, read, and off to bed they go. Now on Wednesday evenings Doug does not get home until after midnight. Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband, but I love my me time, also. So once the girls go to bed I make myself a dinner without the restrictions of what Doug will (or won’t) eat. I just love my Wednesdays!

This was a Jenn day! Today Jenn worked on her Christmas-y colored dishcloths, while I worked on my flower/hex blankets. It was a very nice morning chatting and yarning, (more…)

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Super Bowl Party!

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So Doug and I had a Super Bowl Party today; in New Jersey; with Doug’s Jersey Friends. I knew I would be the only Patriots fan. Luckily in our mass of hand-me-down clothing for the girls I found a Patriots onesie. So after bath time this afternoon I dressed Vada in it.

Pats-Baby

I got a little curious when Doug took Kyla into the bedroom after her bath and closed the door. (more…)

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