Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010

Joanne's first Halloween. She had fun hanging out on the porch giving out candy.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Good Morning Grandma

Since Grandma was not feeling well enough to come and visit today, here are some pictures and a video of Joanne this morning.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fun at the fair

Here is Miss J and I waiting for daddy to eat his deep fried cookie something at the fair on Tuesday night. She loved all the colors and the crowds did not scare her at all. She turned 5 months on Wednesday. Seems to be just flying by already. Can't wait to see her in her ladybug outfit for Halloween.

My WIP Mission

After Mike asked me the other day, "When are you going to finish that Mondrian afghan you started for the fair?" Ok, I started the thing 3 years ago now. I am all done except for the red block and a few white squares. Off of the top of my head, I believe that there are around 250 red two round granny squares left in the red block. Just have not been able to face them. But I do believe it is time to finish the thing and have it ready for the fair next year. Since this year's fair ends on Sunday I have over a year to complete my mission. I will pull the finished pieces out of the tote this weekend and take some pictures to post.

It was a dry year for me at the fair this year with my entries. No ribbons this time. The judges love the tiny lacy stuff on the baby items but I just can't work with a hook smaller than a F. So that puts me out of the loop there. If I had finished my felted purse I might have gotten something. Only three entries in that category this year. Could have done a better stuffing job on my safety barrel so he would have looked better. Oh well, will have to try again next year.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New Crochet Project

Taking a break from finishing the sock monkey and teal afghan. Found a pattern for Bella's hat she wore at La Push Beach in the first movie on Ravelry. Got the first round done yesterday at lunch. Going to work on it some more today. Hat patterns that start from the bottom and work their way up to the top are not my favorite. So we will see how it goes. After I complete it, just might try to figure out how to make it from the top down. Got a request for one from a co-worker yesterday when she saw me working on the first round.

NC State Fair Completed Entries for 2010

* Afghans and Throws (1-2 colors) Not Completed
* Baby Afghan Done and turned in
* Baby or Child's Hat or Cap Done and turned in
* Hats Done and turned in
* Crocheted then felted/fulled item 1st attempted scrapped, did not make another one
* Stuffed Animal under 12 inches Done and turned in
* Stuffed Animal over 12 inches (sock monkey) About 80% done
* Other Wearable Accessory (scarf) Done and turned in
* Shawls, capes or ponchos (shawl) Not Completed
* Photography - Amateur division Did not like my choices so did not pick one

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Caught her rolling over!!

Finally had the camera in my hands today. She kept rolling over when ever I would step out of the room to get something. She is a tricky little thing.