The City of Crochet

Crocheting...an escape from everyday life in Europe as I face the perils of yarn shopping in a foreign country and dealing with all of the crazy looks I get for crocheting & knitting on the public transportation system.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy thanksgiving!

Yes, it's a day late but a hippy thanksgiving to everyone!

Weren't to mike's parents yesterday for dinner...it was a nice evening with excellent food and company! His family are all great people.

I have been crafting like crazy lately...got bitten by the crafty bug which has been missing lately! Did some bead work...the picture is of a bracelet and a watch I made. Both turned out lovely...i got complimemts at work on the bracelet...will wear the watch this week for the first time.

Also made some more snow flakes, korknisses, working on a doily wip, and trying to finish a few other wips...progress! I have to start using some of this yarn up....mike was a little in shock when he saw how much I have lol
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday afternoon football

mike is at work today so I am sitting on the couch watching sunday football and working on some wips. First up that I actually finished is the attached granny square baby blankie.

Been working on this one for a while...would finish a round or two and then put it down for a few weeks. Finally devoted some time and got it finished. No recipient lined up for it yet...wait and see I guess!

Yay for the short week! Been a while without some days off with nothing big planned to take up the time. Will go to mike's parents for thanksgiving then relax at home the rest of the weekend....perhaps put up some christmas decorations!!

Hope that everyone had a great weekend!
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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Birthday cake anyone?

Here is a picture of the cake I made for my niece megan. I forgot to take one so I had my sister take a phone picture and send it...better pics coming in december when I see them again! Megan loved it which is all that matters!

Downside...my other niece abby liked it as well....i see another one in my future....ugh!

Off today to mike's nephew s birthday. I had a friend bring some kinder surprises (kids chocolate eggs with a toy inside) for me to give him...hopefully he likes!

Have a great weekend everyone!!!
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Friday, November 19, 2010

On our way to Wrigleyville

To watch the Bears game with friend of mike. Should be a nice evening.

Bren crafting up a storm. Finished the birthday cake for megan and forgot to take a picture...blonde moment. Have finished 5 more flakes and almost finished a granny square baby blanket...3 more rounds yay!!

The next month is going to be super busy. Going up to green bay for the packers game, a trip to europe, thanksgiving at mike's parent's home, christmas at my folks in michigan, illinois for new years...busy busy busy....and I have to work some during all that travel!

What is your holiday schedule like this year?
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Early snowfall!!!

Here is the second flake of the season! Am going to wait and block all that I finish at one time Rather than one by one! Not sure how many I need to finish in total....depends if I give them away as decorations on christmas gift tags.

Most of my christmas shopping is done. Rather easy this year since all the kids have gotten season tickets to six flags great america!

Have a great day!!
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Recent events....

First up is a picture of me at a wedding I went to with mike a few weeks ago. Second is me with the cheesehead head gear for the green bay packers game I am going to in december. Third is me with the niece and nephew in front of the demon roller coaster which was megan's first upside down coaster...she gets her no fear from me of course. Crafting pics son...none were on the phone!
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Just another day....

Wow...three posts in under a week....setting a record for 2010 lol

The day was as normal as it gets in my life...work, work more work followed by relaxing on the couch and catching up on the phone with an old friend from high school.

Started another snowflake, might finish it before bed. Do need to finish the nieces birthday cake...her request this year was for a yarn cake...turning our cute so far!!

Realized that I have a ton of wips that are almost done...just need the finishing touches on them...might get some projects done woo hoo!

I did finish some bead work this summer - will take pics and get them posted!

Have a great day y'all!!
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Monday, November 08, 2010

Visited the land of cheese!

I started the morning with a visit to church at 730 then it was up to wisconsin to visit the land of cheese. I am going in december to watch a green bay packers game so I bought 2 cheesehead hats for me and mike to wear on our trip there....need to keep our heads warm!!

Day continued with some football watching, muffin making and some snow flake making!

I have been itching to thread crochet so today I pulled out the tiny steel hooks and whipped up a snow flake...i have missed thread work!

Have a great week everyone!
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Friday, November 05, 2010

Hello Fall!

I think my last post welcomed the summer months....so this one is welcoming fall and winter which I am sad to say is rapidly approaching!

 

Summer was so full of friends, family and that horrible four letter word called work which totally kicked my derriere this summer.  My hours were insane and I practically lived up in Canada half of June and July.  It has calmed down though which is a good thing!

 

I was able to work on some crafts this summer, did some beading, and then did some crocheting and knitting of yarn food for the youngest of the nieces.  Been working recently on a Cake Box for my niece Megan – she looked through my pattern books, pulled this one out and dropped heavy hints that this is what she wanted for her birthday.  Its not yet finished, but have a week to go so it will get done!  Mike (the new significant other) has to work tonight most likely, so I will have the couch to myself and plenty of time on my hands!

 

The house is slowly getting into shape.  Did do some smaller projects over the summer – got my office almost fully set up – need to get a chair for the desk as well as some additional light in there.  I will try to take some pictures so we can compare the before I moved in and the after I moved in.

 

Work is calling my name – will be in touch soon!!