Sunday, October 26, 2008

I think there are too many birthdays at this time of year. I am having a hard time keeping up with all my loved ones. The two pictures above are more handmade birthday gifts I am working on. The one on the top is a rag quilt in progress for my niece Sam who turns 21 in a few weeks, and the other is a poncho for my mom who turns 60 on the same day. I also have my hubby's birthday on the 3rd. I want to do something special for him but am totally stuck on that one. I started a pair of knit socks for him last night, but I do not hold out hope that he will actually wear them though. It's not that he would not like them, just that he is really picky about his socks. The burning ring of fire hat in the previous post was for him, and he explicitly stated no ear flaps, they are too dorky for him. So he got no ear flaps. I can't wait for it to get cold enough for him to wear it. I am sure it will make my heart swoon, ( I on the other hand am dorky and love it).

For my mom's birthday I am hosting a little party for her at my house. The married daughter is coming over today for us to work on a project to put snapshots and (hopefully) old VHS video onto a DVD to make a movie for her. I have tried to work on this myself last weekend and the &%#* program would not burn to a DVD for me. She on the other hand has Mac computers at work and can apparently make this at work instead. She works in the graphic arts department at her job. She put together a sample DVD last week to show me, and told me she did it in like 45 minutes, compared to my several hours on a Sunday spent on mine. I told her she can take over this project then since I seem unable to grasp the computer part of it, UGH! FYI I have no fear of my mom reading this blog and finding out about this before the party as she does not even own a computer.

The rag quilt for my niece though, she might read the blog, but she also is expecting this for her birthday. I made several last Christmas for my own kids. When we did the gift exchange at her mom's house grandpa ended up with the one I made for that occassion and she expressed her desire for one as well. I told her she had to wait til her birthday, which she was not happy about as her birthday was 11 months away. I know she will like it as her mom told me that whenever she is at her house she always gets out the one I made for her mom on her birthday. I love it when people love and se the things I make! Makes me very happy indeed. Now, if I could only get around to making myself one.

Now, time to get back to that birthday planning, enjoy your weekend.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Have you had enough of the hats yet???

Here am and I (above) and college girl (below) trying out the homemade hula hoops we made this past weekend. College girl was trying to give me the peace sign, looks like you have to make that funny face in order to give a peace sign. HA!HA! If you want to make your own, go to this website here and get the low down on same.

Super easy, but the materials were a little bit more pricey than buying one in the local box store of choice. Of course, I did find out from this website why it is better to make your own if you are now a grown up as the ones in the store are made for the little people and we grown ups need ours to be a bit bigger for obvious reasons.
The nephews were over last Saturday so their mom (my sis) could go out for the evening, and she just had to try out the hula hoop too. They thought their mom was hilarious! Lots of fun had by all!
If you do go and make your own, let me know, I would like to hear out these work out for you too. See no hats to share, but I am still cranking them out over here.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

So you think I am a stud, huh?

That is what this guy said when he got his skull hat for his birthday this past weekend. So I told him, he and the saying were going on my blog.

This is my SIL's boyfriend, Apple. He is a great guy. He did not want any of us to make a big deal out of his birthday and we tried not to.

But when you turn 50, you have to make a little bit of a big deal out of it right??? Here's to you Apple and may we get to spend the next 50 years with you!