Tuesday, March 18, 2008

2 dishcloths done!

I was lucky enough to be able to test knit these two wonderful dishcloths designed by the wonderful and amazing Stephanie McElheran. Her website is http://loomydishcloths.wordpress.com/
She will let everyone know when they are available. This first cloth is called Arabian Nights. It is wonderful and I'm a huge fan of horses so doing this cloth was great for me. I will be making LOTS more. I fell in love with the colors of this yarn and thought it would be great for this. The camera did ok at capturing the image but, it really does show up a lot better in person. Maybe a solid color would have been better for pictures. I know everyone will want this pattern!
Close up shot of the horse!
Here is another great design. It is a Daschund Dishcloth! I have a mini doxie so this was a lot of fun to do. I know of several people that have doxie's that will be getting a dishcloth of this pattern for Christmas!
Close Up shot of the Doxie! Hope you all enjoy this and when Stephanie gets these onto her website rush over there to get them both! They are wonderful and I'm sure you will fall in love just like I did. We have such great designers in our looming community and I'm so happy to be chosen by them to test knit some for them! I Love doing dish cloths!

dishcloth swap

This cloth was sent to me when we did a cloth exchange. I was parnered up with Sharon Riskus. I was very happy with this swap and the beautiful cloth I recieved. I would do this again but, not for awhile as we will be leaving for WI in a little over a month and I have a lot of other projects to get done! So maybe this late fall or winter I will join in again.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Finished Projects

My First Shawl is DONE!!!! This took about 3 weeks to do and the pattern is out of the Knifty Knitter loom book for long looms. Its an easy pattern but, does take some time to do. I also have this as a surprise for my mom who is visiting so I had to quick hide it when they pulled into the driveway every day or so! LOL~~ So it took a bit more time bacause of this but, she will get it before they leave which I was really starting to wonder if I would get it done in time. I finished it late last night. 12:30am. I was very happy to get it off the loom and have the feeling of acomplishment. It is in rib stitch and done on the blue long loom. The yarn used is homespun yarn. The colors in person are beautiful.

Here are the patches for a quilt someone made and it was in a bag of yarn I got from Freecycle. I do not use this type of thing so would love to give them a new home and to someone that would put these to good use. There are 25 squares! More then I thought but, I did count them. Please let me know if you would like them!

Here is the doll in a basket that I finally finished. VERY late but, at least it is done! It will go to my 3 yr. old niece. This is far from perfect but, guess thats how it goes. The doll stretched way to much when stuffing. She will still like it tho.
Here is her Kitty! It is done in Red Heart Symphony yarn and I LOVE this yarn! It is soooo soft and nice to work with. I know she will love this. SHe loves animals and espeshially cats. I plan to make lots more stuffed animals for her. I think it turned out cute. Sorry I can't think of who the designer is. It is not my design!! It also didn't say on the pattern I had so whoever E this pattern. I also have a dog and I think bear pattern done by this same person that I do plan to make sometime.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Mesa Arizona Parade

WoW What a day! There was a lot of firsts for our 2 girls but, they did great and we were proud parents! LOL~~ Here are some pictures we took of the parade. Some of the people and floats had to go right by us before we got to start walking. We figure we walked at least 2 miles which was great for dropping the extra unwanted weight but, I do feel it now that I'm resting. Hate having health issues but, as you can tell it didn't stop me from doing it!

Here is Painted Promice's new bundle of joy. She is already sold but, has to wait for a while to go to her new home. She is only 4 weeks old here! She walked the parade and was carried at times! LOL~~ She is resting now. This is Clamentine.
Here is hubby with the little one who wants to sleep! I got in on a picture with this sweet bundle of joy also.
This is a close up of Holly. She is Susan's miniature horse (painted Promice)
These two guys were very funny and we HAD to get a picture or two of them. Talk about a RV park of a lot of fun loving people!!

They started the parade off in style. All our armed men and woman. Plus had vets of all wars. It was extreemly nice to see.

Large Clidesdale! Beautiful horse and Dream and Abby LOVED seeing other horses and being with other horses. They all did great.
Here is my baby girl! She puts up with a lot for me! Its her first parade same with Abby. She has NEVER had decorations on her except for the cowboy hat and santa hat. However the things on her legs we had to take off her. Sensory overload! She was fine with them standing still but, freeked out when we started to walk. She was not having anything to do with it. So we took them off and then she was fine. We will introduce things like that slowely. She did still have the necklesses on and ended up wearing a fancy scarf also. You can see that in other pictures. She also had 3 red ribbons in her tail. She did really good!
Abby all dressed up. She let Nate (hubby) do this to her and she kept it all on with no problem! Guess it helps to be 9 yrs. old. Dream is only 4 yrs. old. Doesn't Abby look cute??!!

This is Susan. She's the owner along with her hubby of Painted Promice Ranch. She had momma and baby to walk!

Her is Ozzie (miniature horse, black) and Holly ( miniature Horse Brown)
Miniature Donkeys!!
Ozzie and Holly all dressed up and ready for closeups!
Awwwwwwww, Momma and Baby
Last pic of my baby girl dream.

Hope you enjoyed this! Please visit Painted Promice's blog which you can find on the right hand side for their blog. It will have more pictures on it and a better write up then I did. I'm very tired. May add more later otherwise enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Family and fun pictures of our week

Thought it might be nice to share some pictures of my family and what has been going on around here besides the flu! LOL~~ This is my niece Samantha. She is 3 yrs. old but, is very advanced. She acts and talks like a 5 yr. old. One smart cookie here and can be lippy also. She has one heck of an attitude at times and says the funniest and cutest stuff. She's very happy and is a lover of animals and the outdoors. My sister and her husband do lots outdoors with them both having backgrounds in forestry. She loves to camp and fish but, also likes to play dress up and girl things like that. She's very fun to knit for!!

Here is Dream. She is my Baby girl. She's a almost 4 yr. old registered Shetland Pony. She is a HUGE part of my life and keeps me going and is one that has kept me out of depression and helped me in more ways then I ever dreamed of. She is the light of my life. When she runs it reminds me of an arabian horse. She's very fast, graceful, and beautiful. Usually she has her tail up in the air more but, couldn't get the picture right when I was snapping away. She has come a very long way with me. She has a past of abuse and trust issues. She bonded to me faster then I ever thought and she and I are a tight couple. I love her very much.
Abby Girl is a Miniature Horse and is my Husbands baby. She is 9 yrs. old or so and has a history of abuse and neglect also. She is a good girl tho and Dream and her are great together.
Dream had just ran up to the fence and had to put the brakes on! LOL~~ You can kinda see the dust rolling. They love to look out at others walking in their yards.
And they are OFF!! LOL~~ So much fun watching them run together.
Sammy girl being goofy.

Here is a set of 3 pictures. My old camera would have NEVER done this good. I've tried to get series shots before. You can also see that she is DARK BROWN but, in the wrong light she looks black. She needs to be brushed again as they are shedding their fuzzys. It would show up a lot better then! Anyhow here is my baby girl getting ready to roll! She has found a great spot and I got her just in time when she's on her way down.
Feet up in the air rolling
Just about to toss over once more and then get up! Abby decided not to roll until I put the camera away. I WILL get her one of these days!! I LOVE these pictures and had to share them!
On the run again.
Around the Bend
Here is family pictures. My mom's siblings came out to Arizona all at once and it was a lot of fun even tho they brought the sickness! So it is 5 sets of siblings and my mom and dad plus 1 cousin!! Most of them this is the first time in Arizona! Some haven't even flown before like my cousin Robin!! It was sad to see them leave but, we will see them all but, 1 aunt and uncle when we go this spring to WI. Uncle Lewie and Aunt Bev winter in Az and live in Oregon so won't see them in WI. I'm in the second picture right by my mom on the right. Hubby was the only one that could take pictures and he did great! He had 8 camera's in his hands taking pictures in that shot! To bad he didn't get to be in it but, it was a once in a lifetime shot that had to be taken.

Here are our girls in our new trailer for the first time! It went well and they did relax fairly well also. They kept turning their head to make sure nate and I were still their. My baby girl was a bit scared at first but, a butt scratch and some hay and she is all good! LOL~~ She got out of the trailer like a charm also! All those lessons on backing up helped. They have never been in a straight load before. Abby had a bit more trouble getting out but, she did pretty good.

Dream noticed I was outside again and looked at me. She will come to me from anywhere once she sees me or her name is called by me.

This is Tequila. She is my mom and Dad's Yellow lab. We watched her for a couple days while my parents were visiting an uncle in CA. She's a good girl.

Then there is my 2 dogs Star is an Aussie and Speckles who is a mini DOxie. Here they all got bones as a treat and are all spoiled!
One last shots of the siblings together!

Hope you all enjoyed this part of my life. Figured I put up so many pictures of YARN and things I would share another side of me. This week has been very special even tho I did get the flu! It didn't last to long thankfully!!