Sunday, June 25, 2006

Can you say ORANGE?

This weekend was paint weekend at our place. It was time for a fresh look and clean walls. The problem with the colour before this was that it was "flat" finish and a really nice blue colour that you could see every single crayon, pen and marker murals by our little budding artist Paisley and it was nearly impossible to wipe off. We thought this time we'd go with a different colour and also get semi-gloss so we could wipe the walls down better. After many coats of paint, this was our result: Tangerine Fizz

You'll have to excuse the lighting in my living room, it's terrible, but voila!! All props for this job go out to my lovely hubby Ron, it was not an easy task to cover up the previous paint job and since I'm a terrible painter, he did most of the work. When I say terrible, I really mean awful. So between my awful painting skills and Ron just plain hating it, we were quite the combo. It took a lot of paint to cover and a lot of time, we started yesterday at 3pm and didn't finish until about 3pm today so I think next time a little primer action will be in order. We're going to find a funky border to go around the top of the room because the edges were such a pain in the ass to cover.

With all that was going on, I still managed to go to Poultry Fest in Smithville, ON with my MIL Rhonda and daughter Paisley. It was good times and Paisley was getting really friendly with the chickens. Go to Rhonda's blog to see what she's been up to. Looks and sounds like she had another fun filled weekend at Gramma's house! What a lucky girl. If it doesn't sound busy enough for you, I also had to work between all this too.

If you can imagine the state that my living room was in this weekend, you will understand why I still haven't done any more knitting. I'm hoping for some quite time tonight so I can start up on my sweater again. Getting knitting time in these days has been really hard between Paisley time, house work and creating my website. If you would like to check out my site, feel free. It's just in the works and barely ready to be published yet and I hardly have any photos up, but any comments/ideas you have would be appreciated! I don't even have a domain name yet and I'm just using my sympatico webspace.

Well, that's about all I've been up to lately. I have to go now and feed my darling daughter some dinner. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend and got lots accomplished! :-)

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Only 50% Normal

Thought I'd jump on this bandwagon, so here it goes:

You Are 50% Normal

(Somewhat Normal)

While some of your behavior is quite normal...

Other things you do are downright strange

You've got a little of your freak going on

But you mostly keep your weirdness to yourself

I'd have to say yes to all of this and I am indeed a little bit strange sometimes. Haha, but aren't we all???

Monday, June 19, 2006

I'm such a slacker!

It's been nearly two weeks since my last post!! What a slacker I am! I've done little to no knitting either, so I'll keep this post short and sweet.

My friend as well as all of my co-workers LOVED the felted bag I made for her. She's now using it as her new purse and was showing it off on Saturday. It's so nice when the person you made the gift for shows off your work to everyone, so flattering! :-) Glad you liked it Nabila (if you're reading).

In substitute for my lack of knitting, I've been trying to work on a website for my photography. I'm so overwhelmed with what colour scheme and design I want to go with. I didn't think it would be this hard to come up with something decent. Oh well, I'll have it coming together soon. I will post up a link when I get it all up and running though so you can check it out and leave me some feedback, because as I have found out with blogging, comments and feedbacks are very helpful for getting the wheels turning!
Anyway, that's it for me tonight because my house is insanely hot right now and I'm melting away at my keyboard.

Have a good night everyone!! Hope everyone's making more knitting progress then I have been these days. :-)

Friday, June 9, 2006

The Knitting Blahhhh's

Well, it's been a while since my last post! I haven't really been knitting a whole lot lately for some reason, I guess I have the knitting blahhhh's. It's not that I'm bored with anything, infact I would love to get my sweater finished but I just haven't felt like it. I don't know what's wrong with me!!!!
Although I didn't do much knitting this week, I did manage to get a felted purse made for my friend Nabila from work. She loved my
booga bag that I made when I first brought it into work and I've been promising to make her one ever since. She deserves it too, she's such a great person to work with and an awesome friend. She's probably one of the sweetest girls I know other then Mrs. K (you know who you are, ha ha)! Unfortunately, she's going away for the whole summer (I will miss her) to visit her family in Afghanistan and won't be back until school starts so I thought she could at least sport a new bag for the summer, it'll be a going away present and a congratulations present too because she just found out she got accepted to McMaster University and will be attending there in September. :-)
I did a slightly different pattern then the booga bag that I found on
magknits called Sophie, by Julie Anderson for Black Sheep Bags. I thought it was adorable! It's felted and outside drying right now, don't mind the pins in the picture, I'm just having a hard time getting the twisted i-cord handles to stay where I want it too.
Blogger's being f*%$ing stupid again and I had the hardest time getting the picture up, I wonder what's up? Blogrolling's been a bit of a pain in the ass this week too.

If I haven't been knitting, what else have I been up to this week? I've been working on a website and business cards for my photography. When I get a website up a running I will post a link so you can check it out. It's about time, I've been procrastinating about this whole thing for a while now and I just have to get it done. I got offered to shoot another wedding in August and I have to meet with a couple in July for their wedding next year.

That pretty much sums up my week! I hope everyone had a great week and got lots accomplished and have yourself a safe and happy weekend!

Friday, June 2, 2006

Cosy's Done!

I finally got around to felting the cosy on Tuesday night. It didn't really felt exactly how I wanted it to be for some reason. It's just not as felted as some of the other stuff I've done, but I don't want to try and felt it more because I don't want it to shrink any further, I think that it's probably about the perfect size now so I suppose it will have to do. Other then that, I think it looks great! :-)

The mailman also delivered my postcard from my Project Spectrum pal
Joanna from Poland today. That was a really nice surprise! I can't stress enough how much getting good mail really makes your day. It is beautiful too, she painted it and it's so detailed and gorgeous...I love it. :-) Thanks, Joanna. I was so happy to hear that she received mine as well before June hit.
I'm not too sure why blogger is rotating the image that I took of the postcard but I guess it will do. :-(
Now it's onto Blue for Project Spectrum this month, what will I think of next?????

Off to bed for me, hope everyone has a great weekend!