Monday, April 30, 2007

I'm Back

I have returned from my cross country trip bringing my Mom back to Arizona to live. It was really a nice trip even though it was a LONG drive. We got to see some beautiful country (and I left my camera at home). Mom's apartment is still in the process of being unpacked and put away but I can already tell it is going to be a very nice place when it is all decorated up.

I have just been informed of what my next project will be. I am going to be making arm and head covers for my mom's new furniture. I have not decided whether to crochet them or to sew some up. I will know more after I see the new furniture tonight after I leave work. Once I finish them I will take pictures and post them here.

That is all for now.

Have a great day.

Friday, April 20, 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.



Thursday, April 12, 2007

Will it ever stop?

Here I sit at the office updated my blog. The construction is finished (finally). But there is just one little glitch...............The desks we ordered are not coming. Seems the business we ordered from went out of business and it only took them 3 weeks to let us know. So there was a mad scramble to order other desks to fit our needs. So they got ordered on Monday and should be here in 7-14 business days. (I hope) So we are working on 60" desks when we are use to "L" shaped desks. We are feeling a little cramped right now but we know this is only temporary.

As for my crafting. I have not picked up a needle, hook, or loom in quite a while. I thought I would get back into it once Easter was over but have been so busy with getting things settled for my Mom to move here in 2 weeks. I keep looking at all the projects that I have started and feel a little guilty for not getting back to them so I can post some pictures on here for you all to see. I thought I could do some crafting this weekend but looks like we are going to be having our 20 month grand-daughter spending the night with us Saturday night and she doesn't go to bed until around 9-10. Maybe on Sunday I can get going again.

As for my Mom's moving here..............I am really excited about it. My DH and I are going to fly up to Kansas in a couple of weeks and pack up the moving truck and drive that and her car back to Arizona. We are hoping to make it in 2 days but will take our time as we aren't as young as we use to be. I know she will be glad when this is all over too. I have to brag that she did sell her house in 1.5 weeks! That is great. (Although my neice just sold hers in 1 day this week!)

Has anyone every used the magic loop method for making socks? I am interested in hearing from any of you that have and how easy you found it to be. Please leave me a comment and let me know about it. Thanks

Better get back to work (lunch time is over)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Still Here



I just want all of you to know that I am still here! (can't get rid of me that easily). And the good news is......................There is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is NOT a train. I think our office will be completed in the next couple of days. Now for the interesting part of it all..............still no desks. We are working at desks that have been taken apart and put back together again. Seems that when we ordered the new work stations the store told us 3-5 days and when I called customer service to find out where they were they said it was 10-14 business days! We are on day 7 now so it may be the end of next week before we have our actual workstations. But in the meantime I have a "desk", computer, phone and a chair. I never thought such small things could make me so happy. I wandered around the office for 9 days with no place to work and it sure made the time go slowly.




On the crafting front.........................(hanging my head with shame). I think I have only knitted about 10 rows on the prayer shawl and 5 rows on the baby blanket. I so want to get into my craft room and get my looms out and work on something but will have to wait until after Easter. I am so busy between now and Easter Sunday I can't even imagine starting a new project. So once Easter is over I am going to grab my looms and start in on them. Don't have a clue as to what I am going to make. I really want to try and work on some socks as I have some really yummy sock yarn and an EFG wonderloom from DA Accents. I have kind of started a pair on it but have figured out that they are not going to fit me! So will frog that and make them a little bigger. The one nice thing about the loom is I don't have to worry about being a lefty when working with it. That is unless I am doing lettering and then I have to really stop and think about which way to wrap the loom. I have not been crocheting anything lately. Although crocheting is the fastest way for me to complete projects.



I have to show you the latest picture of my gran daughter. She just turned 20 months the first of April. What a joy she is for "old" people. We laugh at the pictures as she is a BIG Muppet show person and her favorite show is the one with Elton John. So we think this is where she got her fashion sense for these shots.

Have a great crafty day!