Sunday, November 30, 2008

Weekend fun

I talked to "Spiderman X", and told him I had an "almost finished" crochet present for him, and asked if he wanted to see it now, or wait until Christmas (but we probably won't get to see him at Christmas). He said now, so I got to take some photos of him using it. I will finish the "web" lines, then send it to him. He really liked it! He asked if I could crochet some sort of "spiderman" type of decal to put on it. I will have to think about how I could do that. One that I have seen in Ravelry had a spider crocheted in the middle, but he didn't want one like that, so like I said I will have to think about what I can do.

In the mean time, he and his Granddaddy got to ride a small dirt bike that we have.
This morning, he and I put together this gingerbread house from a pre-made kit we purchased at Wal-mart.

He and my ds had to go home today, so now it is too quiet around here. Can't wait till Christmas, to see the next crew: dd and the twins!

Friday, November 28, 2008


My ds and #1 gs, X, got to come for Thanksgiving. We had the lunch over at my house this year, and everyone chipped in to bring food. It was wonderful, as always! After the guests left, ds got a fire going in the fire ring, while X fished off the dock. He didn't catch much, but he is a very dedicated fisherman, and he had a good time trying. Yesterday morning ds and I went to Wal-Mart for the early morning, after-Thanksgiving sales. It was both of our first times to do that, and probably MY last. I will really have to want something VERY badly to do that again! :) Talk about taking your life in your own hands! Those shoppers will mow you down with their carts to get a good deal! :)

The spiderman-ghan is almost done, except for the few final "web" lines, but I can't work on it because X (um......I mean Spiderman) is here, and it will be one of his Christmas gifts! I did get a chance to show it off to ds before we went on our "shopping" spree yesterday morning. His only comment was "its not big enough to cover ME"....... uh, son, I hate to disappoint you, but its for a smaller superhero this time! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our weekend

We had some friends over Sunday evening, and look what they brought with them (below)! YUM-O!
And this is the LEFTOVERS!! I also made a buttermilk pie (not pictured).
This is our dog after the guests had left. We were all tired from playing! :)
This is our Kitty giving her seal of approval to the Spiderman-ghan! Only THREE rows left to finish, along with the spider web detailing! :)

The pumpkin below has been sitting on my porch for a couple of weeks. A few days ago, I noticed a few nibbles taken out of it. Last night this is what it was looking like. We now have a very large, fat squirrell running around! When we finally caught him eating on it, he looked enormous!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


No updates on crochet for today (yet).
Dh had his radiator blow out last night on his way home from Dallas. Lucky for both of us, he made it as far as Euless, TX (about halfway home) before the radiator blew. He was able to pull off the highway into the back of a gas station parking lot, in a parking space with a well lighted Church parking lot behind that. Ahhhhhh, now you know where I'm going with this post....... poor dh spent the rest of the night fixing the radiator on his car! All I can say is that the man is a pure genius with car repairs, plumbing, electrical work, remodeling, you name it, and he can do his work anywhere, as long as he has his tools and a few hours of time! He is a true artist, just with a different medium than most! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Update & Tiramisu

Here is another photo update on Spiderman-ghan, it's getting HUGE (also nice and warm)! I still need to finish the row I am currently working on, then have about 7 more rows to make it the size of the pattern. I am very pleased so far with the results!

Here is a photo of the next project I have started:

As if I don't already have enough projects started to work on, I started this "Tiramisu Baby Blanket" (free pattern by Alicia Paulson) in a yellow baby sport yarn from Bernat. So far, the stitch is very boring, but I know it makes a lovely blanket! A co-worker who doesn't crochet, but who likes receiving crocheted gifts, (yes, I have been "burned" a couple of times by giving handmade gifts to those who didn't appear to appreciate my handiwork) is supposed to have her baby girl in February sometime. She has picked the "Sadie" pattern from Pottery Barn Kids as her baby room theme. The room's colors are yellow, white and black, with sheep. My plan is to make the main body of the afghan in yellow, the shell border in white, then thread a black ribbon with white dots through the shell border. For my own selfish reason, I really wish she had gone with traditional pink, though. :) There is one finished pink "Tiramisu" that I saw out on Ravelry that is sooooooooo pretty! I may have to make one like it eventually, just to have on hand!! :)

It's back to work for me today! I sure enjoyed the extra two days off!

More progress

Here is a little more progress on the "red rows" to show on the Spiderman-ghan. I am hoping to be working on to the final blue rounds today, since I am off work for Veteran's Day.
Yesterday, on our way over to the Dallas Museum of Art, a car on the highway in front of us careened off of the road, and landed upside down. Luckily, all 4 people inside (2 adults and 2 kids) didn't appear to be hurt. We waited with them till the Fire Truck and Ambulance arrived. Once we continued on, we stopped and ate at our favorite Vietnamese restaurant, called "My Lan", then afterward went on to Dallas. I hate to say it, but we were both very greatly disappointed by the King Tut exhibit. It was not what we were expecting at all. Not much in the way of display items, and I really feel that we were "mislead" by all the "hype". The only sarcophagus was that of one of King Tut's obscure "possible" great-grandmothers that I had never even heard of. It was mainly a video exhibit and I wasn't impressed, especially for the amount of money we spent. Then we were stuck in the 5:00 rush hour traffic coming home. ARGGGGH! Now I remember why I like living in Fort Worth, instead! :)
Last, but certainly not least, today is Veteran's Day. I would like to remember, and thank, all the Vets, past and present, who have risked their lives or died, so that my family and I could be free!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

30th Anniversary!

Tomorrow is our 30th wedding anniversary, and I dated him 4 years before we married! We both took the day off and are going to let the day lead us where it will. I have been dying to see the King Tut exhibit that is at a museum over in Dallas, so I'm hoping that is one place we will get to go! Dh came home and surprised me with these roses above, and a very sweet card! I have really been blessed to have him as a husband. Here's to another 30! :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


This is Spiderman....

and he needs a Spiderman-ghan!

I got absolutely obsessed the other day when I saw all the completed Spiderman Round Ripple Afghans that had been completed on Ravelry. I had bought all the yarn well over a year ago to make one of these for my #1 Grandson, X. I finally got started on it last night, and plan to work on it every night and during my lunch breaks every day till done. I am hoping to have it done long before Christmas! The free pattern can be found here, I think its such a cute idea! I already have two more rows added to it since this photo was taken this morning!

Beginning of the Spiderman-ghan!