Friday, October 27, 2006


My niece Julie turns 26 today!

We got to spend some time with her and Michael, my nephew, Monday when we were in Spokane.

I hope you have a wonderful day, Jules!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Halloween Witch

Here's a witch I made a couple of weeks ago for Halloween.
It's a cutie!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Saturday's News

I realized that I hadn't posted my Halloween Goose yet, so here she is. Isn't she pretty?
Well, Andy has been sick this week with some kind of bug. He went to school on Wednesday and played in the last soccer game, came home and pretty much collapsed for the next 2 days. He had a fever and just felt crummy. I think he's just a run down. He should be great by Monday though.

I went to a couple of bazaars today with my sis. We also stopped at some yard sales (of course). We are planning to go to the Kamiakin football game tonight. They are playing for 1st place in their division. It should be a good game.

Over and the 'Mania, I'm part of a Holiday Secret Pal Swap. I've been working on several items for my secret pal. I hope she'll like everything. I keep picking up things when I'm out shopping that I think she'll like. I'm trying to finish up a couple more things and then I can send out her package.

Monday, my sister and I are taking Mom to Spokane for a medical test. If they find any blockages they will put in stints at that time. This is not for her heart though, it's somewhere else. I forget where. We have to leave town around 6:00am and will be staying the night there, near the hospital so if she has any problems, we'll be close by. We're hoping that this will fix her high blood pressure problems.

My nephews that play Grid Kids football are undefeated! WooHoo! Congratulations boys! Alek even made his first touchdown today. They have a playoff game next Saturday and if they win that, they will be in the Superbowl a few days later. I'm sure they'll be there. They get to play in the high school stadium, which is really cool for those little guys.

My niece, that is 12, went deer hunting with her dad yesterday and got her first deer, on her first day out! Way to go Ashley!

Well, that about sums up our week.

Have a wonderful day folks!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

My 1st Bazaar

Well, Andy and I set up a table at a bazaar yesterday for the 1st time. It was only a 1/2 day and there weren't a lot of folks out and about shopping yet, but we did sell a few things. Do you all remember that big rainbow snake I made this summer? I sold him to a little guy about the age of 4. His grandma bought it for him. I'm sure he was curled up with it last night in bed too! The cradle purses and small bags seemed to go over well too. I need to make more up in pinks and use more fun fur. Those were the eye catchers. One gal wants some furry scarves for gifts too. I'm going to make up some hats that are more girly too. At least I've got some more creative ideas now and will see what sells at the next one. Cell phone pouches and doggie sweaters were another request I had. I think I'll make up small amounts of these items and see how they go over. The holiday items got a lot of comments, but nothing sold.

Mike and Tyke went duck hunting yesterday. They went with a friend, took his dog and our Sadee. The shot 11 ducks all together. This was Sadee's first time out actually retrieving ducks. She was all for it until one flapped in her mouth and she got very freaked out! I guess she went running back to the blind without it. Mike did finally get her to play with it a bit though. Of course, with the other dog there, she got very protective of the dead ones. Apparently, she was growling when the other dog sat next to them. Then the other dog grabbed a long stick and wanted to play. They each had an end and were playing tug o war with it. Mike said that Sadee won. I think the other dog probably let her have it since Sadee is the pup. They went back out this morning with Andy too to hunt some more.

Tyke has a big bruise on his right armpit from shooting the gun and holding it wrong. He was hoping he could pad it enough to shoot today too. He's really proud of his wounds! His buddy came over last night and he was showing it off. Kyle always has bruises from playing football at school. It's really good to see Tyke so into something outdoors. He's more of the video game/computer geek.

Andy missed going Saturday and was quite bored at the bazaar. I really did appreciate his help though, with it being my first try at it. The next one will be easier for me to do alone. Unless, anyone wants to spend the day with me helping out. Maybe, a lunch break would be good. Any takers???

It's raining this morning and the wind just started blowing too. It's been so nice and calm lately, even warm outside. I really don't like the winter, but the sooner it gets here and goes, then SPRING will be back. My favorite time of the year.

You all have a wonderful Sunday, ya hear!

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Our younger son plays soccer for his school. They had a game yesterday and I actually remembered to bring the camera. This is him in the center of the picture above. He is number 30 in the pictures below.
As you can see, he's the tallest one on the team.
Unfortunately, they did not win. The referee was not making many calls on either team. There was a lot of pushing and lots of off-sides that should have been called, but weren't. It wasn't a very controlled game at all. Even the kids and coaches were complaining, so you know it had to be bad.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mania Holiday Secret Pal Package Here!

I was so excited to open this package from my Secret Pal at Crochetmania. She really spoiled me big time! I love the Kansas City Chiefs! Here I am wearing the shirt she sent me and all the new pink camouflage yarn and 3 new hooks! WOW!!!! Without knowing that my secret pal was Miranda, we were on chat the other night and I had asked that anyone who had access to this yarn, if they would pick it up and I'd pay them for it. Well, she sent it in my surprise package. I'm so thrilled with it! I've already started a hat, just so I can see how it works up.
I know I've already thanked you, but thank you again! It really made my day.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Cookie Monster Scarf

Isn't this just the cutest scarf! I think I'll need to make one a little shorter though. It's pretty long for a young child to use.

I used Scribbles paint for the chocolate chips.
The pattern can be found here:

Candy Corn Poncho

I made this Candy Corn Poncho and Hat this week.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Jereme is Home

My cousin's son, Jereme, got home on Sunday from the hospital in Seattle. WooHoo!! We are all really happy about that. He still has a long road, but he's now home and I'm sure his girls are very happy to have him back.

Well, it's a typical fall day here. Cloudy with 30% chance of rain for the next couple of days. It might be time to put the shorts away and get out the jeans and sweatpants now.

I'm doing my first bazaar on the 14th. It's only a 1/2 day one, but it should get my feet wet. I'm planning to take 2 or 3 of everything I can so that I can see what sells the best. I may even have some more out in the car, just in case. Wish me luck!

Tyke was at a friend's house last night and he tripped on the stairs of their balcony. He thinks he may have broken his big toe. He's not in sports or anything like that so I don't think he needs an xray, now anyway. If it gets too bad, I'll make him wear the boot I wore when I broke my foot 2 years ago.

I have to go to Michael's today and use another coupon. I'm trying to buy some 12" stuffed animals for a project I want to sell. I'm collecting the coupons and going in there every day. I also found some cute Christmas ornaments that I may get for the boys this year. Every year I buy them each one that reflects an interest or something that happened this past year. Sometimes I go unti the end of bazaar season before I get them any. I think I found the right ones already. They aren't handmade, but very cute.

I guess that's it for now. You all have a great week and be sure to email me or leave comments, anytime. I love to hear from you all!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Mike's Fishing Trip

Mike and Scot went fishing yesterday. Lookie what they caught....... It was a very good day fishing. Guess what's for dinner tonight??

Grid Kids Football

My great-nephews, Austin and Alek play football for the Colts on the 'C' team. This is a city league. They play games on Saturdays. Their team is undeafeated so far. They even have playoffs and the top 2 teams for the A, B, C and D divisions play in the Superbowl. This is played in the high school stadium here. My oldest son also played for 2 years for the Colts. They played in the Superbowl his first year. Austin is #15 and Alek is #17, if you can see them in the pictures I posted. Here we are getting ready to leave after the game. They won 25-0.

#22 here, is the grandson of Mike and Rick's boss.