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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIPW 2012 #6

I am so far behind in posting but it's all for good reason!  We have been so busy with all of the Bar Mitzvah planning that I haven't been doing much of anything else (other than work!).  I do have two WIP's to share which are actually done, but I'll show you that on Friday!

Here is the drop stitch shawl that had taken forever only because I had hardly spent time working on it.

Drop stitch shawl

I also decided to do another one of those quickie scarves I do in bright colors.  My hands are doing better now but the weather has been blah so I thought the brightness would cheer me up.

Another scarf

So that's it for today...  for more WIP's, visit Tami and enjoy your Wednesday!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

WIPW 2012 #5

Sadly, I've been having a lot of trouble with my hands/fingers this week.  I have an appointment with a Rheumatoid Dr. but not until March (darn long waits for first appointments!).  My fingers have been very swollen and sore and therefore I have not been able to knit this week...  however, I did want to share some pictures of the center pieces we've been making for Jarett's Bar Mitzvah.  If you remember, it's a Doctor Who theme.  I've ordered lots of action figures of the monsters and other regulars from the show.  My mom had a bunch of clear plastic display cases that they fit in perfectly.  I am going to elevate them a few inches just so they can be seen better and put some mylar "grass" at the bottom to hide the velcro attaching the figures.  A weighted balloon arrangement will sit on top to help hold everything in place and add a little pizazz.  Here is the Judoon Captain as my sample, let me know what you think!!!!  They case is clear and you can see the other wrapped pedestals behind him, but I think that's the best photo I could get.

Bar mitzvah centerpiece

Here is a distance shot with the balloons.  The tables will be named for the characters so people will need to look at the name on the box to know where they sit.


My other WIP, is an app I found on my phone called Clouds & Sheep.  You have to take care of sheep and make grass for them and rain and they fall in love and have babies... it's dumb and cute at the same time!  AND, you can take pictures of your screen when something exciting happens.  So, here are my two pics.  Very silly, I know, but funny!!



Too funny, right?!  Anyway, for more WIP's have a visit over at Tami's blog!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Squee Sunday post # 4 of 2012

I have a few Squees to share today!  The first isn't so much of a squee as a share of something pretty.  Explanation- I hate snow, I hate cold weather - it literally physically hurts me when I'm cold.  That being said though, these pictures of newly falling snow are pretty.  I like snow in pictures, not in real life!  So, with my new MyTouch phone (that was a Squee!) here are two pretty pics from the back door to show you:

Snowy day

Snowy saturday

I also found this and thought I would share with all of you - so if you blog, join in!

My other Squee to share is that I had my second evaluation done at work (phew! finished for the year) and got beautiful reviews - to the point where she (our Assistant Principal) told me that she has recommended to FOUR other teachers to come and observe how I do my reading groups, how I record my data for students and run small groups in the room.  I was so flattered!!!  I may have a few people mad at me though, but right now I am flying high on such an awesome review that I don't care! ;-D

We are also moving along nicely with the Bar Mitzvah plans - centerpieces are about halfway done - I'll post a pic when they are complete.  Maybe I should put a pic in a WIPW post.... didn't think about that until now...

My final Squee and honor is, I was given the Versatile Blogger Award by Susan!!!

Thank you so much!! Please visit Susan's Blog to share the love with her!!

So here is how all of this works:

The rules:
1. Add the award to your blog.   
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.

So, I've completed rules 1, 2 and 4.  Now for #4, 7 random things (that I hopefully haven't mentioned before!)

1. I love to change my hair color and style
2. I love all things geeky but don't always understand them
3. My two favorite movie collections are the Terminator and the Mummy - love and own ALL of them.
4. I want to go to the UK one day and just sit around and listen to people talk
5. I love the BBC channel - kinda goes with the above too...
6. (this one is kinda sad) I have Celiac and Raynaud's and am now having a lot of problems with my hands and made an appointment with a Rheumatoid Dr.  I'm scared of what it may be....
7. I love hosting events, hence my weekly knitting night!

Now for the awards!!!!!


For more Squees, visit Calophi and say hi!

Friday, February 10, 2012

FO Friday!

The LOVE pillow is done!!!  Matt will be giving it to Haley on Valentine's Day.  Awwww, teen love.....  so, without any further ado, here it is:

Haley's pillow

The back is just fuzzy soft pink yarn.  Sorry this one is sideways, but you get the idea....

Haley pillow

For more FO's (and possibly some less gooey lovey ones) visit Tami!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIPW 2012 #5

Welcome hump day!  I have Haley's pillow to show you in it's full two pieces ready to be seamed together.  I embroidered her name in red...  Here it is:

Haley's pillow almost done!

I am still trucking along on the drop stitch shawl so I won't bore you with another pic of it...  for more WIP's visit Tami!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WIPW 2012 #4

Welcome Wednesday!  I feel like I'm still recovering from Matt's surprise party over the weekend!  If you have a sec, take a look at the photos - it was really cute!  As for knitting,  I'm still plugging along on the drop stitch shawl:

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But it's been kind of on the back burner since Matt wants me to make Haley (his girlfriend) a heart pillow for Valentine's Day.  So here are the pieces so far.  I'll also try to write her name on the flat pink side - I was thinking of using red yarn to embroider it...

Heart for Haley for Valentine's day

Haley's pillow

So that is my share for today.  For more FO's visit Tami's blog!  Happy Wednesday!