Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring Break

My step kids are here for the week and we have been just hanging out and enjoying their break. I really missed them and it's so much fun to just sit back and listen to them interact with each other. I know I can't believe I'm sitting here typing out that I really missed their bickering but I do. It brings back fond memories of me arguing with my brothers. I miss my family a lot and I can't wait to go back and visit them for Easter.

Onto other thoughts. I started a new swap this week. I am doing a Swap on a Budget swap on Ravelry again. I loved participating last July/August and I had a great time spoiling my partner. I also received some awesome swap goodies.

I am trying to figure out where to start for my spoilee. Dear Spoilee, You don't know me yet but I promise I will stalk you and figure out your likes and act accordingly.

Hey you! Yeah you! My spoiler that's reading this post and stalking me. Hi :)
I see a shadow behind me and I know it's you hiding back there being all sneaky like. I like you, you know. Soon to be BFF's you and me. Uh Huh.

I'm off to stalk my spoilee. Have a great evening.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Great blog

I have a few different blogs that I go to every day to catch the newest updates and I have to say one of my favorites is She always has great information on How to save money with coupons, How to use your money wisely, How to have double duty meals. See, it's a really great site.

Today until March 26,2009 at 10:00PM, Marianne at Thenewfrugalmom is having a Giveaway for a really neat doll called Oliva Hope from the Only Hearts Club.
I think these doll's are great. I know my step daughter would love it and I am going to get a few for Christmas presents for my nieces this year. I love how these dolls are portrayed as real girls and they don't have to show plastic to be considered cute. Well I know I am definitely putting my name in the drawing. Get over there and put yours in also. :) Have a great day.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Uh Oh No

Well guess what I knew it was to good to be true. I'm allergic to Mohair dang it. That ticks me off I love the feel of it and it's oh so pretty. I am just going to have to take an allergy pill that's all there is to it. It never bugged me using Filatura Di Crosa Baby Kid Extra on my pretty Leaf Scarf until I had to tink back a few rows and then my breathing started getting tight and I felt a little weird from the little bit of fuzzy's that came off. It wasn't horrible like a major asthma attack or anything so I figured the next day I would test it out on a different yarn I have. Paton's Lacette. OMG this is ten times worse then the Baby Kid and they have only have 25% Mohair. I think it might depend on the quality of these yarns honestly. The Baby Kid is higher quailty yarn and it only made me have a little breathing hitch but the Lacette I had to put into a plastic bag and get it away from me because I became extremely asthmatic from it I think it was because the fuzzys just came off when you barely touched it. I got a really nice skein of Plymouth Yukon in my last swap and it also doesn't do anything to me. I find it puzzling really.

Well the leaf scarf will get finished and I will be gifting it to someone. Kinda sucks though.

Heres a happy picture to make up for my little rant.This is Daisy enjoying a bit of sunshine and warmth. Have a great day.

Best Wishes,

Ta da!

Yes my friends there has been some actual progress in the yarn area over in Lindie Land. I have completed several projects that I am proud of and a few more that I just haven't got photos of just yet. I am lazy when it comes to photographing projects due to non sufficient lighting during the winter months. Here's the goods.

This was for my Swap partner in Mini Purse Swap it's a cute little bag and I would make it again.

This wash cloth was also made for my swap partner and it was a really fast knit. Everything you see here is on my projects page on Ravelry.

This a cute needle roll I whipped up for my swap partner and I love making these. Tutorial Here
She is a great crafter.

This is the package I sent to my Swap partner for Mini Purse swap. Lots of little goodies.

This was my gifts from my Swap partner. I love everything she included Scone mix, Raspberry Cappuccino mix, a Chocolate Angel Food Cake mix, Lindt Lindor Chocolates, a yummy smelling soy candle (scents: cashmere,fresh linen, and cotton whisper), Tea (these tea bags are so neat they are made from organza? I think.), A couple of post cards, information about where she lives, A skein of Bamboo yarn, A skein of Mohair/Wool blend yarn, a awesome bubble purse, a couple of different patterns, and she also sent a few recipes for home baked bread. I hope I didn't forget anything. I do love it all.

These a pair of fingerless gloves called Evangeline. I made these for my sister for her birthday. She hasn't seen them yet so I hope she likes them.

Christmas Stocking: This was Knitted by Tom's grandmother that passed away in September 2008. It was so close to being completed that it was sad to see she never got to finish it. All I did was finish closing the toe and had a to do a sew up the back. This is going to my step son for his christmas stocking as that's who my mother in law said it was meant for. We miss you Grandma Dorie.

Cupcake set from Itty Bitty Nursery by Susan B. Anderson honestly I love everything she designs and I look forward to getting her other book Itty Bitty Hats and some of her other patterns on her website. These are for my nieces and they were meant for Christmas but I didn't finish them in time so they are still awaiting them. I love all of the things included in this set and I will be making more of these sets.
This is a blanket I made for my mom I had previously posted about, and I finished it in January. I love the colors of this but OMG it's time consuming. I hope she loves it though I'll let ya know.

I started this blanket on our Honeymoon in September 2005, it took a long to complete it I think about 2 years or so. There are many mistakes in this but it is the greatest memory of all of our honeymoon because it's always front and center in our living room. I heart this blanket.

Have a great day and lets all wish for sunshine and rainbows *LOL*
Best Wishes, Linda

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Haha Yeah I don't have that. I spend a large amount of time wishing I did. I have a huge list of things I would love to accomplish but I lack motivation. I think it's time to make a change.

My first goal is to lose weight. I have never been able to lose more then 20 lbs before and I am determined that by the end of summer to have lost 50lbs. I need to do this for my health and for me. I deserve it.

My second goal is to go forward with my business ideas. More on this later.

My third goal is to keep up with my blog. I feel so much better after I write here and I know I have been sporadic in blogging.

My fourth goal is to spend more time knitting and crocheting. I love the meditative feeling I get when doing these.

My fifth goal is to plant a garden. I love plants and I miss watching them grow.

My sixth goal is to be more thrifty. I love spending money in thrift stores and I love buying used and recycled stuff. I am always up for free and what I don't use I pass on to my family or back to a thrift store. I am really getting into coupon clipping stuff, freecycle, recycling old sweaters for yarn, using items from thrift stores in new ways. I always look for the deals and I never pay full price for anything until I check to see if there is a way to get a better deal for it.

My last goal is to just be better person. I love life and I love just being.

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