Thursday, October 28, 2010

First Walk/run meet

Well I met up with an old friend from school that I haven't seen in over 15 yrs, his wife, and another lady for a walk this evening.  They started this group last week but this was the first time it worked out for me to join them. We went for a 2 mile walk around a park and river walk and we are going to start working on running Sat.  They have a couple of marathons under their belt and they are wanting to get more people to get healthy.  We are working towards running in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving.  I am so happy that they are doing this. I have tried to do it on my own and have always fail. It will be nice to do this with other people.

Have a great Friday tomorrow and I will post again soon.



Another bag done...

Here is another bag. I have one more to do.  I got the yarn for this off of ebay.  I didn't know this is what it was going to be used for when I got it but it worked out OK.

Off to get my daughter from Basketball practice.  See you all laters.


CAL - Pumpkin

Well I did a CAL that Megan is having at Crochet Every Day.  It is the cutest little pumpkin.  I think if I do another one I will use a bigger hook. Me and the stem didn't get along at  But it turned out pretty cute anyway. I am sure my cats will steal it for a toy if I don't put it up some where.

Here it is:

My son did say he thought it was a real pumpkin at  I asked him where his glasses were.  =]

Hope you all have a great day!!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Windy here in Indiana

It is crazy windy out there today.  We had a tornado warning out while I was a work and we had to spend 20 minutes in a hallway. That was  I think it went south of us though. The power didn't even go out.

On the crocheting front I haven't gotten much done this weekend. I had a killer migraine that last all of Sunday and yesterday. I didn't even go to work. I slept all day and then couldn't sleep last night.  I am almost done with bag number 3. I just have to get the handles sewn on. Then i need to get busy on my Christmas granny square blanket.  I haven't done any squares in a month probably. I told my daughter she had to wait on her afghan until I got that one done.  She has reminded me a few times that it isn't ever going to get done in my drawer...LOL.  She could be right.  =]

I also joined a group to start training for the Turkey Trot 5K.  I don't run very well but they say it is for beginners. I missed the practice on Sat. and tonight my son has a basketball game so maybe Thursday if everything works out.

I think that is about all that has been going on here.

Talk to you all soon


Saturday, October 23, 2010

the taking By Dean Koontz

I just finished reading this book this morning. I have always loved his books and picked this one up at the store.  I read it mostly at work on lunch or waiting for the kids to get done with one practice or another.  I really enjoyed it.  Here is the link to Amazon if you want to read what it is about.

the taking

Have a wonderful weekend,

I am off to work on another bag.  I have 2 more to make.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Finished a couple bags

Here are a couple finished bags. They were quick and easy to make. Making gifts this year has really been enjoyable.

The Purple one was 2 different variegated yarns... one that was pinks and one that was purple blue and green. I got them on clearance at Hobby Lobby to use for babydoll clothes but I put them together to see how they would look.  I think they turned out quite colorful.

Thanks for looking.  I hope that you all have a great week and I will see what I can make to put inside the Christmas one.

Hugs to all!!


UPDATE  -  10-20-10

I got the pattern from the link above. It uses 4 small squares sewed together but I didn't want to go that route so I just kept going with one big square until it was the size I was looking for. Mine measures 11.5 in wide and almost 17.5 inches long with the handles. I made the handles from this pattern also. They have 9 rows. Hope this helps. Teri

Monday, October 18, 2010

Hoping everyone has a great week!!

I love fall... but didn't get to enjoy much of the color this weekend.  Hope to this week.  Have a great day everyone.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

New Project

Hey Peeps!!  I hope that you are all having a great start to your weekend.  Just trying to stay warm here.. not that it is that cold but for whatever reason I am.  Hopefully my oatmeal will help warm me up.  I am working on a bag.  I thinking about making 3 of them for my little cousins for Christmas and putting a couple coloring books and crayons.  I was going to sewing 4-6 granny squares together but that didn't turn out the way I wanted it so I just made one big square and sewed them together.  Heres what it looks like so far.

I probably will go find some cotton yarn in more girlie colors to make the ones for them, but I am trying to figure out how with the Christmas colors that I have now.  I am sure I can find someone to give it to when I get it done.  I am trying to decide now on whether it should have one long handle or two short ones.  I am leaning towards the short ones but would love some of your ideas.

Have a wonderful, glorious, and most of all happy day!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Found a new giveaway

I was looking though the blogs and ran across a great one. I haven't had a chance to look through it really well yet but she has some great potholders and coasters for a giveaway.  You should check it out.

If anyone has a place they like to look for gift patterns please let me know. I am looking for kitchen stuff to make to go in my basket.

Thanks and have a great night.


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Christmas basket!!

Hello everyone. I hope that your Saturday is a good one. I have just been doing laundry and finishing working on a Christmas present for a coworker.  I think that in need a lining but I don't have any sewing skills. Here are a few pictures.

I am trying to do more handmade items for the holidays this year.  I hope they turn out ok.

Thanks for stopping by,


Monday, October 4, 2010

Another day... another dollar....

I have been working on the house this weekend and didn't really get any good things done.  The kids had school and stuff. My son brought home his football pics. I will try to scan and post one.  His is getting too big for me.  Tomorrow is his last football game of the year. I hope they do well they have only won one game this year but that is one more than last year.  My daughter got an A+ on her spelling test so she was very happy.  Thats about all that has been going on with me.. Post more later...

Have a great night,


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy Saturday!!

Well it is cold, rainy out today so I guess it is the perfect day to get some stuff done around the house.  That always sounds good right. It is noon though and all I have managed is to get borders done on a few squares and that's about it.  I was hoping to see if there were any end of the year yard sales to look for more yarn or crochet books but I guess I will have to look on ebay and see what I come up with.  I hope that you all have a great weekend.