Finally! And I'm not even sure where I've been! Well, I've been here, mostly, but why I haven't posted, other than pure laziness, I don't know!
Gary & I celebrated our 31st anniversary last month. We had dinner at The Melting Pot in Cleveland. Poor guy! He's spent half his life with me! Wait! I've spent more than half of mine with him! Hmm...that's just not natural...
I've spent a lot of time with either a hook or pointy sticks in hand. making lots of afghan squares for several swaps and charity projects. And I knitted a little pair of leg warmies. Can't you just see chubby little baby legs in these? I know "he" (poor baby still has no first name!) won't be wearing them for a while, but as soon as I got this yarn, I had to make them!
Karen and I went to a scrap getaway in Columbiana last week-end. We had so much fun! And because it's so close, the boyz dropped us off (after carrying all our stuff into the crop) and picked up us (after loading all our stuff in the car!). And in between they came for Amish lunch at the restaurant! Look how cute Karen and Josh look!
I did 3 layouts at the crop. I've come to a couple conclusions. Although I'm a pretty simple scrapper, I'm a slow scrapper. And I'll never be a Bad Girl. In spirit yes, but in artistic ability...no. But that's okay. I'm happy! Here's what I did there.
Oh...and I won the centerpiece raffle, too! I got one of these! The best part is that it's something I don't have (imagine that) and that I can really use!
I'm still purging. Unfortuantely, I'm still buying stuff! I was able to get rid of a lot of items at the Queen's Treasure Sale at the crop. I have a box left (I took 5) with some paper (I learned that they'll buy batches of 25, but not 1oo), stamps, and ribbon. The paper will probably go to Jenn for her summer art program at the library.
I have a serious addiction to chipboard, which includes grunge board! While going through it all, I found I had 4 of the nature set. One was Karen's, one was open, and I'm keeping one unopened one. So the other one is up for grabs. The set looks like this:
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Since it's Friday (well it's actually 21 minutes into Saturday, but I started on Friday), I'll leave you with Five Faves...
1. Life on Mars.
I know it's over, which is sad. But for once, they wrapped up all the loose ends of a cancelled show. The final episode rocked! What an imaginative story!
2. Graphic 45.
Currently my favorite line of scrapbook paper! Always subject to change, but I think this one is going to be top on my list for a while!
Yes, it's coming! I even have a few daffodils in my back yard in bloom. And my lilies are all popping up. There is some major clean up that needs to be done!
4. Sephanie Plum.
These books are so not me! And I love them! I just finished Plum Spooky and it was the usual; quirky, smart, funny. I read one of these books once to be polite (someone leant it to me) and I have loved them ever since. They are chick lit without being all about shopping and love and girl stuff. And a nice change from my usual sci fi/fantasy/horror fair!
5. Preparing to be a grandma. Didn't see that comin', did ya?