Thursday, August 23, 2012

My summer thus far! (Lots of pics)

This summer has been horrid. To hot for even the girls to go out and play. Or it pours rain so my tomatoes burst before they even ripen. As I said just horrid. But I do have some odd pictures to share.

Even going for a drive was hot on Noodle! Happy meals help though hehehe!

Of course Fluffy is tall enough to get the full breeze!
Here she is in her fluffiness LOL!
Old one (what the kids call my mom) was driving.
But I fed everyone dinner! Stir fry...yummy!
And the girls helped make sundae's
My cats were just lazy all summer. Here is the black and white puddle.
Tiny, Kitty, and Kitty Kitty
Of course we can not forget Mr. Black who just showed up one day.
But my baby is Shiner! Who lately is driving me nuts!
Here she is "helping" me fold clothes.
And here she is on me again!
And again! (Are you getting the idea that she is ALWAYS on me?)
She is the only inside cat we have and at 13 she is old and spoiled!
I have set "The Summer Shawl From Hell That Is Sucking The Life Outta Me" to the side for a day or two while I work on a few small projects. (Trying to regain my sanity)
A few washclothes for the old one!
Brat got her first apartment on her own so for her kitchen I made dishclothes
and more dishclothes (The tray you see hangs on her wall)
She is doing a fun hawaian theme.
And I found mini teapots so of course I made a cozy LOL!
Well That is all for now. I have tons more to show but I still have to take pics. I hope everyone is having a nice week. My babies are in school, so for the first time in nearly 18 years I have no kids home with me.... :( I am soooooooo bored LOL!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

A quick post of a shawl and my kids

I am sorry I have been away. This summer has honestly been miserable for me. To hot one day flooding the next. And even Fluffy and Noodle stayed inside 90% of the time. It was just a very yucky not fun summer.

I did take the kids to a couple of the Michael's craft classes for kids. Here are some of the pictures of them at the Morocco class (just FYI my babies are half Moroccan)

The booklet of details for that days projects

Every project has a pin representing that country. Here is Fluffy holding her Moroccan flag.

And Noodle coloring hers in.

And Fluffy getting love from the flamingo hahaha!

Now some of you may recall I have made a comment here and there about "The summer shawl from hell that is sucking the life out of me". I am serious this shawl is driving me nuts! The story behind it is simple. I bought a kitchen garbage bag full of cotton yarn and cotton thread at a yard sale for the ridiculously cheap amount of $3. In the bag were many cones and spools but one cone caught my eye it was huge and stained from sitting in a basement probablly since the 80's. I have been making shawls for the upcoming fall and winter and thought how about making one for summer next year, (What the hell was I thinking?) Anyway I figure if the stains don't was out I will just dye it. I had visions of Pride and Prejudice and all in my head. Well the other shawls (made in yarn) took me a day or so. This dag thing has been over a month! Hours of work everyday my looking at it with dread and thinking I will never get it done. Well guess what? It still is not done. But here are some pics!

Doesn't it look pretty?

I have held the hook so much I wore the paint off!
Over a month later and still plugging away at it.
What you can't see in the pics is that the hook has even worn down a spot on my thumb nail!
When it is done I will post more pics (if my sanity holds out or I don't set it on fire first)
Anyone else working on the project from hell?