Friday, August 31, 2007

yay, one thing done, a million to go

Woo! I got Dave and Julie's flowers completely finished. Well, I do still have to wire the bow on the side of the flower girl's basket, but otherwise... Anyway, I took them into work to get Kathy's opinion (she's the floral designer), and she loved them and so did everyone else. So I think we're in good shape.

Now for the baby afghan, although, I'm waiting for friends and family weekend to but the yarn for that, so I might be able to get a little bit of something else worked on in the meantime. I've been fooling around with a crocheted truck for a friend's little boy I may start that over because it's not working out that great and if I can get something resembling a coherent pattern from the redo, I will post that.

Also, I should have time to finish the little puppy I was working on. I keep looking at the bunny worrying over the embroidered face, though. I'm seriously debating switching to pompoms and wiggly eyes. Hrm.

Had a crazy dream that an ex-boyfriend of mine (who will remain nameless here) was desperately trying to convince me that my husband is bad for me, but couldn't come up with any good reasons. Weird, right?

Friday, August 24, 2007

wedding flowers

So, this week was pretty lame, with me being sick and all, but I think my stomach finally worked itself out.

Last night I was feeling a good deal better and today, I actually feel human.

But it was a productive week, I guess. I got pretty much done at work and I have Julie's wedding flowers almost finished. I only have one more corsage, her bouquet and whitewash the flowergirl basket. Well and the ribbons, I need Sarah to make the bows for me as I cannot make consistent ones.

Please do not mistake this morning post as me having the day off. I"m actually leaving as soon as I click post and grab some shoes.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

new baby in the family

So, I haven't been crocheting much lately, Kon in still only like 3 1/2 legs and no body, and and the little puppy I was working on looks like a dirty snow ball right now.

I've been working on a quilt top that is going to be part of a labor barter with a friend. (She's buying everything, but I'm doing the sewing and in exchange she's going to do a cross-stitch for me that I know I'd never finish.)

Plus I've finally been getting the house straightened out. Yay! Living room in still not painted, work schedules have been preventing that.

But, now it looks as if some of the other projects will have to be put on hold. My cousin and his wife are due in January with the first baby in our close family since my sister (she's 23). We just found out she's expecting a girl and the shower is in November, so I need to get cracking on an afghan. I will try to keep the pattern from getting completely insane so that I can't post it. NO promises, I get carried away a lot lately.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I forgot

I totally forgot to mention, we went to see the Simpsons Movie and it was awesome!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

*sigh* Christmas already.

So, I know I've mentioned before that I work at Michaels. Guess what I did today. I got to spend the day with Frank, one of my favorite coworkers, putting out Christmas ornaments. Make your own ornaments, paint your own ornament, miniature ornaments, blah blah blah.

Friday, August 10, 2007

plant what?

Apparently I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot. Which is a fancy way of saying my foot hurts. I have a ligament that's swollen.

So, I have anti-inflamatories to take and I'm not allowed to walk around barefoot. 'til it gets better.


Thursday, August 9, 2007

what is wrong with people?(part 3)

Ok, so a few months ago, I went to Exton (which is like 45 miles away, but takes like 2 hours to get there) to meet with Dave and Julie about their wedding flowers. We picked out all kinds of stuff, they told me how many corsages and stuff they needed and I bought the stuff to make the flower girl's basket and get started a little.

Then they called me to tell me now to bother because he mom didn't want them to use silks, because it would look tacky and because she had wanted to take care of the florist for them and because whatever.

But they still wanted me to do their centerpieces.

Then they called me to tell me that they found really cool candle holders or something and they were gonna use that for centerpieces instead and sorry for the troube.

But could I still do smallish teardrop arrangements with bows that they could tie on the pillars in the church.

Then they called to say, nevermind we don't want arrrangements on the pillars because the church requires any altar flowers to be live flowers and that they be donated for the next day's worship service and they thought that some silks and so live would look funny.

But if they needed anything else, they'd let me know.


Now it's 3 weeks before the wedding.

Then they called me to tell me that her mother can't find a florist in their price range who's willing to do a wedding on such short notice.

So will I still do their flowers?

And the best part! They still don't have an organist for the ceremony.

In other words, if there are no patterns posted in the next month or so it's because I'm apparently rescuing a wedding. Something which I am completely unqualified to do, but has become my job because I apparently have a knack for floral design.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

New Patterns in the works.

Woo! In crochet related news, I am working on some patterns for the website. There's a bunny, so far, and I'm working on a puppy. Also, since some bright pink Sugar 'n Cream went clearance today at work, I was thinking that I might buy a ball and make an octopus.

If you have a Michael's nearby and would want pink cotton yarn, there's a color of Sugar 'n Cream that's 25 cents for the little size ball. (regular $1.49) It should be on an end in the yarn section, or in the clearance section depending on your store.

**edit** It was apparently a systems error, that particular yarn is back to regular price. **edit**


And now back to our regularly unscheduled post. I've been trying to work on some patterns for you all that will work up quick, but not look cheesy. Cause cheesy's only good if it's what you're aiming for.

Everybody's home! YAY!

Thanks to everyone who sent thoughts and prayers our way these last few days. My stepdad's surgery yesterday went better than we could have ever hoped. Better in fact than what the surgeon had originally said was the best case. In fact he's home already. Yay!

Which also means that I'm home as well. Which means that I didn't have to share the living room with my mom's cat Weebles again.

Monday, August 6, 2007

bored, still no pic of Peanut

I haven't forgotten about getting a pic of Peanut posted, the friend who took the pic doesn't have internet access right now to email it to me. *sigh* I do want to let everyone know, there will not be a pattern available to make Peanut, as he is a licensed character that I do not have permissions for. Since I do not have permissions, I didn't write anything down. Sorry.