Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Proud Auntie Moment

Here is a link to an article my niece wrote after working at the Bill Southerland conference  in Atl.
What a smart kid!  She makes me think there is hope for the world, in spite of what I see around me.

Monday, July 23, 2007


It took me 12 hours, but I finished it, all 759 pages of it.  Wow, I loved it!!!!!!!!  What a great ending to the saga, and I only cried a little.  

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Okay, felting has begun.  I washed and washed in Kelly's washer (thanks Kel!) and felt that I had overstayed my welcome, and that the bags were small enough, so I came home.  Decided to do a little measuring and they are not the right size!!!!  Still too big!!!!! *sigh*  So tomorrow it's back in the machines *grumble, grumble*
No pics yet, but almost there!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Oooh........ if you insist :-)

Let me preface this by saying that I am not giving in to bribery or coersion.
I am far above all that (she sniffs haughtily).  

Here are pre-felt pictures of my Noni bag (a gift from Wierdling).

 I think I'm afraid to shrink it.  What if it shrinks too much?????  I decided to use the washer in the laundry room in my building, which should work fine, especially if I stand there with it.  Also, I don't want to mess up any of my friends' washers doing this.  I'm going to felt both bags, and my tote exchange buddy's bag is made from lamb's pride mohair/wool yarn.  It's very fuzzy and sheds a bit during felting. 
I should finish the pocket tonight (about 2 inches away from finishing now - thats about 6 rows).  Of course, this is no longer a suprise to my pal 'cause she is the intrepid sort and has already figured out who I am :-)

I'm loving both bags.  Mine will be cute and petite *sigh*.  
Hers will be honkin' huge!!!!!  I think the next time I make this bag, I'll make the smaller version.  
The good thing about hers, straps are made with the bag.
The frustrating/fun thing about mine, must find handles!!!!!  I found the cutest pair last week, but I figured the black with white polka dots would not go with the pink and black striped bag (bummer).  I think it's going to be either really cute bamboo or plain black.  I can't find any pretty pink handles *waaaaaaahhhh*.  
I've decided to hunt for a paler pink cascade 220 (
yarn shopping, such a hardship :-) to make a lighter flower 'cause the purple won't cut it, and I think the bag is cryin' out for more than two flowers, 'cause I'm sure you know how it is when you learn how to do something new, you just go crazy and I went bonkers for flowers.  I may make purses for family and friends for christmas and I think the purple flower will go on one of those.  

Okay, tomorrow I take the plunge and finally felt it.  

Alright Justine, where's my chocolate!!!!!!  And that goes for you too Shelby:-)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

I will not be bribed....... unless chocolate is involved

Pictures.  Hah!!!!!  No I haven't felted it yet.  And NO, no pictures yet......but only because I have to find the camera :-)