Friday, January 23, 2009

Mr. Bagley

This is a little project I have been working on over the past few weeks.
I designed my very first pattern!
I have it posted on my Etsy site for sale. Introducing Mr. Bagley...

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Yes it has been a while since a weight loss update. I had a bit of a gain with the holidays but now I am on the way back down. I have been running at the gym for my cardio and it is amazing how fast you loose weight when you run.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I Cried

I watched the inauguration and I didn't think I was going to cry. However, when Obama was being sworn in all I could do was look at his wife's face and as a wife wonder what was going through her head. I am sure her thoughts would be like mine as a wife and mother. Pride, Love, maybe some anxiety of the life change. So that made me cry.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Ok I am hooked. Is it embarrassing that a 30 year old woman is now hooked on a series geared toward teenagers? I started the book on Sunday and finished last night. Of course there is a teaser in the back with the first chapter of the next book and now I need the next one!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Another About Me

I need to finish up my first pattern. Until then here is something to entertain you that I saw on Karma's blog and I am going to be a copy cat ;)

What I have done is bolded

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
10. Sung a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightening at sea
14. Taught myself art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied... Ohhh this is a tough one. I am going to bold it because I am a happy person even though I am not technically "rich with money"
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing (indoor)
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Linencoln Memorial
71. Eat Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating Fish counts right? That is it!
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life Does giving my son the Heimlich count?
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Rode an elephant

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Searching for a name...

So I am delving into knit design. Above is a first try at a baby sweater design. The yarn is Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed that I picked up at Little Knits. Believe it or not this sweater took under one skein of yarn! This is roughly a 3-6 month size.

I am now writing down the pattern and editing some stiches but I still have NO CLUE what to name this sweater.

Also now that I am started I have a handful of baby sweater ideas in my head! Time for the knitting notebook.

In other news the snow is melted for the most part aside from a few melting piles still left on the side of the streets. I was so annoyed after days of snow being here. Not necessarily from the snow but the lack of the Northwest area having NO CLUE whatsoever on how to deal with it. I know I must be a glutton for punishment but it has been cold again with some precipitation and I am wanting more snow!

Oh in other news I had my hair cut. I told my mother-in-law to just chop it all off. It is now a little longer than jaw length and I LOVE IT!!! Also we took a HUGE leap and had Riley's hair cut too. I was so set on her having long hair because I just love her strawberry blonde color. But the poor girl has my fine tangly hair and every day when we would brush it out it was this huge ordeal. Riley said she was ok with it getting cut and I figured worse things could happen than having my 5 year old's hair cut and hey hair grows back right? It was so cute! My mother-in-law watched the kids while I had an eye appointment. She cut their hair while I was gone and then was going to cut mine when I got back. When I walked in the door I commented on how cute Riley's hair was and said I was getting my hair cut too and Riley says, "OH! Mommy! We are going to be hair twins!" How cute!

Warning the pictures below are web cam pictures and very horrible but just to give you an idear! OH! and today someone noticed that I had lost weight! I love that!

And just for comparison this is how Riley and I looked about month ago.