Friday, February 13, 2009

Pics of

what I have been working on. The first is a pattern I bought on Etsy. I didn't like the big collar so I changed it. Unles I find something different I will be entering this in the upcoming Fair in August.

This is the Christening Gown I started a short time back. I now have it finished and am weaving in ends. I will get another pic when I have that part done. I don't know when I will get all the embellishments done though. I have to weave ribbon through the gown and add other embellishments. This is only the first of a 6 piece Christening Set all done in thread. There is also a bonnet, booties, edged socks, bottle cover and matching afghan.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I need to vent

Boy do I need to vent. I am so sick and tired of watching the banks get thier bailout money for acting irresponsible and then socking it to us by raising our interest rates on our Credit Cards.

We have been at the bottom and worked out way out without any help. We raised our 3 kids to adulthood on our own without help.

We have bought a house we COULD afford and refied to get lower rates. We pay our bills on time, even ahead of the due dates and what do we get for being responsible..........HIGHER INTEREST RATES.

Thanks alot Mr. Bank CEO collecting your 1 Million or more per yr along with the bailout money.

Anyone reading this needs to take a close look at their Credit Cards and the interest, then get hopping PO'd and write thier Congress People. I have already done it and I will hound them until something is done.

Those of us responsible taxpayers deserve better than what we are getting from our Congress.

Ok, I'm done venting for now. Time to fix 3 boxes of Hamburger Helper with 2 pounds of hamburger.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It been a while since I last posted

Time sure has flown and it's been a while since I posted. I have been busy on a couple of projects. Got one done and need to get some pics uploaded. I think it turned out nice. I won't wear it since I don't want it damaged. I plan at this time on entering it in the Fair in August.

Most of my work has been on a Christening Set to enter into the Fair. It is all done in thread. I finally have the gown done. All I need to do is weave in the ends and work on the embellishments. It took a long time but I think it will be worth it in the end. Now I am whipping up the Bonnet. Stated it htis morning and will have it finished very shortly.

There's also booties, crochet edged socks, a bottle cover and a matching afghan. The afghan will be interesting since it is also done in thread.

I will try to get pics posted of what I have done so far in the next day or so.

Last Sat. we went to the Sportsman's Show in Portland, OR andi t was a lot of fun. The grandkids were with us as well as thier momma. Our son and his girlfriend showed up a little later. They missed the fun at the kids fishing pond. Mollie and Michael each got 2 fish. Michael had fun as long as the fish was IN the water but as soon as the fish was out of water and flopping around he went running and screaming. It was down right funny.

We found several boats we liked but of course right now is not the time for us to buy. Need to get the car paid off first. Less than 2 yrs and it's paid off, Yippee!!!

Last few days has been horrible. Woke up sick on Monday with a horrible sore throat. Was down sick both Monday and Tuesday but today feeling much better.