Friday, August 27, 2010

NC State Fair Entries Update

* Afghans and Throws (1-2 colors)
* Baby Afghan One more round of edging
* Baby or Child's Hat or Cap Done
* Hats Done
* Crocheted then felted/fulled item 1/4 of purse complete
* Stuffed Animal under 12 inches (Materials bought)
* Stuffed Animal over 12 inches (sock monkey) (Materials bought)
* Other Wearable Accessory (scarf) Done
* Shawls, capes or ponchos (shawl) half way completed
* Photography - Amateur division Looking through pictures

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fair project update

* I have 14 more rows on the baby blanket then the edging and it will be done.

* Picked out the wool for the felted purse I want to make.

* Bought some grey yarn for the sock monkey.

* Still trying to decided what colors to use on my under 12 inch stuffed animal.

Friday, August 20, 2010

2010 NC State Fair Entry List

Here are the crochet projects I hope to be able to finish before the October drop off date:

* Afghans and Throws (1-2 colors)
* Baby Afghan half way completed
* Baby or Child's Hat or Cap Done
* Hats Done
* Crocheted then felted/fulled item
* Stuffed Animal under 12 inches (idea I have been working on)
* Stuffed Animal over 12 inches (sock monkey)
* Other Wearable Accessory (scarf) Done
* Shawls, capes or ponchos (shawl) half way completed
* Photography - Amateur division

Do you think I have lost my mind??? LOL

In the kitchen with Mommy

videoLast night Joanne was helping me make my lunch for today. She is such a big help. We really love our swing!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some fun video of Joanne

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She is telling me about her day at daycare. She had lots of fun at Rachel's as you can tell. This was the first time I have used the video feature on my camera. The video's should get better as I get some more practice.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Got to felt/full something finally



While I was out on maternity leave I was able to make myself a purse from some fun wool I bought a few years ago that was dyed with kool-aid. I really like the second attempt of the handles much better than the straps I originally was going to use.

Peace to You


I had not noticed that Joanne's fingers were in a peace sign when I took these pictures. She is my little hippie girl!

3 Month Mark


Miss Joanne turned 3 months old yesterday! She is becoming such a big girl. We are still working on lifting our head while on our tummy. She is not a big fan of this activity so we have to cry and play while getting her time in per the doctor.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Back in action


Boy it sure has been a while since I have posted. But I have a good reason. Her name is Joanne Nella Ridlen. She was born on 05/20/10 and was 6 lbs 15 oz and 21.5 inches long by c-section. I was scheduled for a c-section on 05/24/10 because she was bottom down instead of head down but she was ready to get out of there earlier. Was at my weekly appointment and I was starting to have contractions. When ever I had one, her heart rate dropped really low so Dr. Fisher said you are going to have a baby today!

I must say that the epidural was the most painful thing I have ever had done. It felt like my tailbone was on fire and was about to pop off of my body. They had to give me some pain meds after she was out and they were sewing me back up because I was so uncomfortable. I usually have a high tolerance for pain but this was not the best hospital experience of my life.