Monday, March 26, 2007

still a mess

Just to let all of you know.........(not that you may care) my office is still underconstruction. They have finished one room so far and we are hoping that room #2 will be done today with room #3 started. Our new furniture for the work stations is already here and we are having to store it at another office across the courtyard from us. The real down part of this is....................(drum roll).....................there are 10 of us here and we are down to 1 bathroom! Now some of you may not see this as a problem but it is an all female office. We are use to having 3 bathrooms to use. Now I know how my mom felt growing up in a house with 7 brothers and sisters and the 2 parents with only one bathroom. (I think it was an outhouse though)

On the crafting front. I managed to get into my craftroom this weekend and went thru a lot of my looms and yarn. I am really trying to organize all of it. I have a large bookcase in there that is being moved out into our family room and once it is gone I will be putting pegboard on the wall to hang all of my looms on. I can hardly wait. I have looms stuck EVERYWHERE! I now have ten 60 gallon storage boxes full of yarn too. They take up the entire closet so I guess I need to really get busy on all my projects. But now that I am working 5 days a week I think my projects will be going a little slower than they did before. (sigh)


Well, thanks for letting me "vent".

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I'm home

We got back from Vegas minus a few $$. But we had such a great time. It was well worth it just to get away from everything for a few days. But of course it is always nice to get home again to your own bed.

I didn't get alot of crafting done while I was gone. I managed to knit for about 45 minutes on the airplane and that was the extent of it. Now that I am back home I really need to attack my craft room and get it all organized so I can just go in there and get what I need (want) Right now I have to search, scrounge, move boxes and just generally stand in the middle of the room and look confused.

More exciting news (for me anyway). They are remodeling our office for the next week! Now this may not seem exciting to anyone else but if you were in my office you would get a big thrill. There are nine (soon to be 10) employees in the office. During the remodeling we are all in the office and the workers have to kind or work around us. Right now my office is being worked on so I have no phone, computer or desk. So I am kind of just taking up bits of space at other peoples work stations. There are 2 other girls with the same issue. The most interesting part will be when they tear up the part of the office that houses 3 girls soon to be 4 and all four of them will be wandering around looking for a place to be. Maybe I should bring my video camera in just so we can have a few chuckles at the Christmas party this year.

Until next time..................have a great day.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

this and that






Look, I have been knitting with needles. My mom collects rabbits and I thought it would be nice to make a few of them for her new home here in Arizona. I think I like the one on the bottom better as you can actually tell it is a rabbit. If you hold the top one upside down it looks like a molar!


Well, hubby and I are off to Las Vegas for the weekend for a slot tournament. Also my inlaws live there so we get to see family at the same time. We usually go up there about 3 times a year just to get away from home and relax.

I just had to add a picture of our 19 month grand daughter. This was taken this past sunday at her house. She is a real sweetie and is talking up a storm now.
Have a great weekend and I will let you all know if I win the "big one" in Vegas.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Rake Sale





As promised here is the picture of the rake that is for sale. It is 16 inches long and the cotter pins are 3/8" from center to center with a total of 40 pins. The pins will have a small spread to them to access the loom tool. The base is poplar which is a hard wood. The edges have been slightly rounded for comforts sake. The price of this rake is normaly $17.50 plus shipping, but until the end of April the total cost will be $19.55 and that is with priority mailing. If you are interested in this rake please leave me a comment with an e-mail address so I can contact you. Payments that are accepted are cashiers check or money order only. Sorry, but we are not set up for paypal. We will mail the rake once payment is received. We will notify you by e-mail when the rake has been shipped. Thank you for your interest!
Oops, almost forgot. Please let me know if you are a lefty or a righty. It will make a difference in how the cotter pins are turned.



Monday, March 5, 2007

Excited

I am so excited. My mom is coming to visit tomorrow and will be here for a week. This is quite an emotional time for me as my step-dad passed away just about a month ago and my mom is going to be moving down here to live. It will be nice to have mom close by but it will be strange to not have "dad" here too.

I have already located several places for her to look at this coming week so we will be quite busy taking tours. We also will be looking at furniture stores to find out if she should just sell everything and buy new or if she should hold on to a few things when she moves. My DH and I along with my son and daughter in law will be going to Kansas to move her down here after her house sells and she has her "living" estate sale.

With all this excitement I have not spent much time on any of my projects that I have going. Mostly I spend about an hour an evening needle knitting on the prayer shawl. ( I am using the circular needles that were my mom's when she was first married to my dad over 50 years ago!) I doubt that I will have much time in the next week to do much crafting either with all I have planned for us to do.

My, my, look at the time. I must get off to bed so I can get up really early (5am) to get the roast in the crock-pot and finish up some last minute cleaning.