Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snowy, Scrappy weekend!

I have had a fun last few days! I have 5 days off and it happened when we had a big snow storm coming. I can enjoy it snowing and not have to get out if I didn't want to. I did and it was adventurous!

Friday I was planning on attending a crop with a friend at the LSS. I got a phone call that it was being cancelled because of the snow storm. The later my friend called me and invited me to scrap at her house. I thought it would be fun! When I left my house, it was snowing hard again. I was meeting her near her house and then following her. I made it to where we were meeting okay. But when we were leaving, my car wouldn't go up the hill! I thought that I was stuck in a snow rut but I got out of my car and I was on packed down snow. It must have just been slippery enough that I couldn't get traction. I kept working on it and finally I got up the hill! I slide just a small amount but the rest of the way was alright. I had a fun time scrapping that evening. The snow made it more adventurous! I am glad that I made it to and from in one piece.

Then Saturday, we meet up at the LSS for sketch sessions. We went to the last class which I have never done. We got to stay till we were done. It was only 1, 2 page LO and it took me about 2 hours to complete. It makes me wonder how I can get 3, 2 page LO's done when I do the super saver class! It was a fun time.

Here is the LO that we made:

sketch sessions

sketch sessions

sketch sessions

Then after the class, i went to get my nails done. I went to one of the nail places in the mall and English is a second language for them. Well, the lady doing my nails and two of the other technicians were all talking in another language and looking at there arms. Then the lady doing my nails told me that I had hairy arms and that she doesn't. I just laughed about it but I knew they were talking about my hairy arms at that point! It just irritated me that they were talking about me in there language. They don't have prices posted and it seemed to be a little more expensive than other places I have been. I think I will start going somewhere else. I actually don't get manicures very often.

I have had a fun weekend so far and I am going scrapbooking with more friends on Monday!


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Sedated kitty

This morning, I dropped my cat Chloe off to get her teeth cleaned. She was started to get tarter build up and needed to get this taken care of. I had a cat that his teeth was to far gone from eating moist food and not getting proper cleaning. My cats now don't get to eat moist food and only get dry food. That has helped save their teeth.

Since Chloe is almost 10, she had to have lab work done. I was happy that her labs were all okay. Last year her liver enzymes were too high and she had to be on medicine for a month. I am glad that they are staying down after a year. :-) Then she was cleared for dentistry. She has to be sedated for the procedure so it took all day.

We have been expecting a snow storm this week so I decided to pick her up that evening. I was going to have her spend the night so I didn't have to fight my dog and care for a sedated cat. The weather hadn't started that evening so I decided I had better get her while I could! She was able to lift her head but that was about it when I picked her up. I was told to keep her warm. I was planning to attend the camera club meeting so I went home and set Chloe up in a box with blankets.


Phoebe was driving me crazy and wouldn't leave Chloe alone. Chloe couldn't defend herself very well since she was still sedated. I did catch a picture of Phoebe actually sitting staring at Chloe!

Chloe & Phoebe

When I returned from the camera club meeting, Chloe was trying to walk around the house. Her balance wasn't very good and would fall over walking. I had Phoebe sleep in her crate all night so Chloe could wonder the house and not get attacked by the dog. When I woke up in the morning about 0500 to check on her, she was sleeping on the bottom of her scratching post she tends to sleep on. Then when I woke up later in the day, she was on top of the scratching post and acting like her normal self! I was glad that her sedation had worn off.

Pandora is the next one to get her teeth cleaned the end of February.


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Learning to knit

I have wanted to learn how to knit for quite a few years now. I had gotten a book over 5 years ago and tried to teach myself. I would get stuck after I got my yarn casted on and didn't understand the instructions that I had. One day I was driving through a parking lot and saw a yarn store. I took down the name and called them to see if they teach knitting. I was excited that they did! Last week I finally had time to meet with someone to learn how to knit.

I felt real slow at it but was getting the hang of it. I was holding on to the knitting needles to tight which made my hands go numb. I also have some carpel tunnel so I am sure that wasn't helping! For my first project I was knitting a dish cloth. I was going to knit a scarf but thought that would take longer.

Here is my knitting in progress:


Somehow along the way, I added stitches! I am not really sure how I did that!!


I finally got my dish cloth to where I wanted it and went back to the store to learn how to cast-off. I also learned that I had twisted my stitches. I was going clockwise when I should have been going counter-clockwise. I have been practicing to knit the correct way!

Here is a close-up of my knitting so I can look back on this and see how I have improved.

My first knitting project

Then the finished project!

My first knitting project

The girl that has been teaching me to knit told me about a great website called Knitting Help. It has videos that has helped me when I get stuck. Then one of my scrapbooking MB friends told me about raverly that I have loved searching for patterns on. I still don't really understand how to read the patterns yet. I hope to someday learn how to knit socks!

I showed her one pattern of another dishcloth that has a flower design in it but I need to learn how to purl next. Then I should be able to try to knit that dishcloth. I have been enjoying knitting so far!


Sunday, January 17, 2010


I had a fun day getting to scrapbook and hang out with friends! I look forward to the Scrap-a-Palooza events. I got kits with pictures all together so I could accomplish scrapping all day. Then everyone else at the table was working on the sketch contest so I ended up deciding to work on the contest too. Here is the LO I made for the sketch contest:

My scrappy creations

Some of my other creations I completed that day were:

Ozark Empire Fair 2009
My scrappy creations

Autumn leaves with some pictures of Fall in London
My scrappy creations

Roman Baths in England
My scrappy creations

I might have gotten more done if I hadn't decided to work on the sketch contest. I did go to a class but I haven't added pictures to that LO. I still need to finish the stitching. I will have to post when I get it done! It has flowers but the petals are made out of hearts. I enjoy scrappy days!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Wow! I didn't realize how long it has been since I had blogged! I have had a whirlwind end of the year.

I rung in the New Year with friends. I had a great time, had yummy potato soup and enjoyed my fave wine!

December 31, 2009

I hope everyone has a Happy New Year!!!