Sunday, September 23, 2007

I've been busy, thanks to a lady I met on ebay:

That is 30 bags going to a fiber festival. I'm not going ~sigh~ but look for them. I missed this years' Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival due to school. I was studying for my first big test. Last night I had a dream where I was at the festival, talking spinning wheels with a lady. The festival was one of my only times to mix with other fiber enthusiasts and I do miss that.

I've been sneaking a bit of spinning or knitting while waiting for Alex to get out of school or right before bedtime. I find it relaxing not to think of either sewing or school for that short time before bed.

Monday, September 17, 2007

The bags have more pockets! I was thinking and sewing at the same time and thought: what if I just have one loooong pocket divided into sections for stuff?

So I sewed a few and the pockets turned out great! They're on ebay now. I think I made about 5 of them Saturday.

The wedding went great, and I got to see some friends I hadn't seen since last year. We had our usual wild time. Angie was radiant, and so was Scott. Her Mom thanked me for giving her the wedding stole, and complemented me on how talented I am. You know, sometimes you are just running around so fast that you don't really think you're being talented as much as you're getting things done. It's a bit hard to explain...

We have a new addition to the family: My Neice had another baby girl last Monday. We had a welcome baby party at the house yesterday. She's so small!!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

I finished the Mystery Stole 3!!!

Isn't it the most hideously colored piece of lace you've ever seen???The pattern's great, but my selection of yarn meant that I had to grab all of one type of yarn that I had spun regardless of what the color was. I will attempt to dye it one color, perhaps a bright pink or black.

Meanwhile, my Sister's granddaughter turned 2. She was in her typical mood (both Sister and Granddaughter) Someone did put her in a sundress that I had sewed for her about 4 months ago. Isn't it cute? That was one perk with working at a fabric store. We were allowed to pick out a current pattern, and make it from fabrics that were new also. After 6 weeks, we got to take the item home, no charge! I made a skirt, a dress and this dress in the year that I was there. Oh and there was one night when it was snowing and no one came in. I proceeded to knit a fashion scarf in an hour and display it. I think it was in Lion Brand Fettucini. Interesting stuff.

This week is my first exam at school, and next weekend Angie is getting married! For all of us who have known Angie for years, we were quite suprised when she announced her Engagement. Kinda like when I announced that I was getting married; lots of relatives said, "Brenda's getting married?!?! I gotta see THIS!"

Friday, September 7, 2007

Many thanks to all who gave me compliments on the shawl. Here is the prospective bride wearing the shawl at the bridal shower:
(She's going to kill me for this but....)

I told her that you only get married for the first time once, you need an heirloom for it!

My hideously colored shawl is sulking on the loveseat, almost done. School started for both Rudd Jr. and I this week. Well, actually I started last week, but who's counting! The course I am taking is an intensive one that gives the students lectures and lab time to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Well, at the youthful age of 37, learning new things takes a bit bigger hammer than it did before.

I learned how to take a patient's vitals this last week: along with a test on all that I've learned. Also being tested, was our ability to wash our hands, and converse with patients in a way that they know what is going on and why. That's something you don't normally get in a doctor's visit, and it's a shame. I'd like to be one of those that tells you why you are getting said tests done.

This weekend it is off to my Sister's for her granddaughter's birthday party. She'll be a big 2. Perhaps on the way up I can finish off the stole and study, study, study.