Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Last Post for 2008. Here are my final FOs for 2008.

Hats for my friends:





A necklace for a friend:




Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments for all the kids in my life:


Salt Dough Ornaments

And a Hat for me! I will need it in Chicago!



Happy Holidays everyone and may all of our dreams come true in 2009!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations President-Elect Barak Obama!!!!!!!!!!

President-Elect Barak Obama!!!!!!!

YES WE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Much Crochet!

So, I guess my crafty passions change with the seasons. I was beading most of the summer. Now, I am just crocheting away! Pics later in the post.

I participated in my first Craft Fair 2 weeks ago. It was fun. My guild has a table. I had not really made much so I did not try to sell any of my own stuff, but it was fun to man the table and help everyone else. Look at all the stuff we had on our table:


Last weekend, I attended the Harvest Festival at the school where my husband is the assistant principal. He judged the chili cook-off:


See the lady judge in the Pebbles costume? Her husband won the cook-off. The fix was in! I did not enter because my husband was a judge. Go figure.

I did enter the pie baking contest. Take a look at the entries.


See the 3rd one from the left? Thats mine! It was a Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie. It was awesome! But did I win? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

Close up of my pie:


Looks good right? Well it tasted even better than it looked!
So, once the contest was over, they sold the slices for $1.00. Look at the pics of the pies after the contest.


The pie on the far right in the red plate was the winner. It was some sort of chocolate cheesecake creation. Is that even a pie? The second one from the left, the green one with whipped cream, was the runner up. Now, take a gander at the nearly empty pie plate to the right of the key lime pie. The one that pretty much only has crumbs left. Thats whats left of my pie!!! The NON WINNER! I think the fix was in again. Because the lady behind the table won the contest! I was robbed! But I am not bitter.

No news on the adoption front. We have had a few calls here and there but no match so far. Keep praying!

I will finish up with more works FO's and WIPs


Special Olympics Scarves:

Special Olympics Scarf Project3

Special Project. More on that later:


Special project2

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Finally Finished Scrap Sensation!

Well, almost. I still need to weave in about 4 ends. But other than that, its fantastic. I finished it on Tuesday. I like it so much, I don't want to give it away. I am a mess that way. Once I put a lot of work into something, I want to keep it and enjoy it. I started this in April, right after our failed adoption placement. I think it was my therapy. Maybe thats why I don't want to give it away. Anyway, here it is:





The pattern is in this book:



My hubby and I spent a few days in beautiful Santa Barbara:


Look at the background! Santa Barbara is gorgeous.


Me, about 17 pounds lighter!


More Santa Barbara Scenery. Breathtaking!





Monday, October 6, 2008

Disappointed Cubs Fans and some Crochet

Well, my hubby and I dared to go to the division playoff game on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium because they were playing our home team, the Chicago Cubs. Unfortunately our hearts were broken once again by this team. But, we actually enjoyed being at the game because unlike these people:

forlorn but brave cubs fans

We did not wear any cubs gear. You might say we were chickens and we would say we were! The Dodger Fans were brutal and those poor people did not even stay to the end of the game. They were given grief the whole time. Dodger fans in the cheap seats can be brutal, especially once the beer starts flowing. It was crazy.

But, even though the cubs lost, the atmosphere at this game was amazing. The place was charged. That part was cool. Would have been better if we were dodger fans! If so we would have felt like these folks:


At any rate, there were some nice Dodger fans. One even took this picture for us:

Taken by a nice Dodger Fab

Then again, we were incognito, so he did not really know we were Cubs fans.

Anyway, I did get some crocheting done. I am making progress on my Granny Square afghan. I am determined to finish soon. I want to get started on some projects for the child that we know God will bless us with soon. We are hoping for a placement soon! But I cannot start a new afghan until this one is finished. I have been working on it for months and months. This week, its done! I mean it!

Look at this determined look on my face:

More During

This will be an FO post by the weekend!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A week Late, But Finally Some Pix!

Well, I have been so into facebook that I have not been really keeping up over here. But I like my blog and I have some things to say and to show, finally!

Yesterday, two of my co-workers and I participated in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk 2008 here in LA. We walk at least 3 times per week on our lunch break in an effort to lose weight and get healthy. We have all lost weight so we are very proud of ourselves. One of my walking buddies cajoled the rest of us to sign up for the heart walk. I signed up and then wanted to back out. But I am so glad I did it! I helped raise money for heart research and burned some calories at the same time! We had a great time. My husband is going to join us next year!

Heart Walk 2008

Heart Walk Reyes

Before We Started:
Heart Walk , Before

After We finished:

Heart Walk, After

It was only a 5k route, but we were happy to be finished!

Adoption Update:

We are finally back in the swing of things. We are hoping to get matched soon, and I am still decorating the nursery, so pix soon, maybe even next weekend! Keep us in your prayers.

Finally, some pictures of some pretty things I have made.

Up first: Crochet Hats

My own Designs:

This is my floppy hippy hat with the 70's vibe. I was just messing around with this one.

Front View of the Floppy Hippy Hat

Side View:

Floppy Hippy Hat, my own design

My Tam:

Crochet Tam, My design

Tam from the Side View:

Tam, side View

Boy Beanie 1 from S& B Nation's The Happy Hooker

Boy Beanie 1 Front

Boy Beanie1

Boy Beanie 2

Boy Beanie 2 Front

Boy Beanie 2

I have also been making Jewelry:

I am in love with Lariats! These pix are not doing the pieces justice. People have been so complementary that I am now going to start selling on Etsy. I need to get a better camera though. I will keep you posted on that!

lovely lariat

This will be one of my first pieces that I will sell. I wish the pictures were better. These look really pretty!

Autumn Lariat4

This is another piece that will go into the Etsy Shop eventually:

Fall Collection: Brown/Green 2

I am very proud of this one. My best friend's mom gave her some of her own old jewelry. Unfortunately the necklace broke. My friend asked me to fashion the beads into something pretty. This is what I have come up with:


I think it turned out great! I like it so much that I told her I want to keep it.

One last thing, I have been back on the south beach diet for about a month and have managed to drop 11 pounds! I am so determined to stick with it and reach my goal!

Sorry for this very long post. I guess thats what happens when you blogg once every 3 months! I am going to keep posting more often to avoid this!

Thanks for stopping by.