Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hairy Week

I have had one of those weeks that has lasted six weeks. :)

I've been growing my hair longer for over two years and a few weeks ago decided it desperately needed a trim. I kept making appointments only to have something come up and need to cancel.

Last week our school pictures came back and when I saw mine I became determined to get a haircut. I looked awful with my long hair.

I had wanted it long enough to wear in a messy bun. On Monday, I finally wore it that way! On Tuesday it was supposed to be cut and the appointment was changed again. :(

Today, this is what it looked like before Kelli cut it.

After the cut, I'm back to my normal length and I think I look much younger!


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Crafty Saturday

I really wanted a new iPhone yesterday. I was patient and stood in line only to get to the counter and be told they had just ran out of the one I wanted.

So instead of a new phone I got my tech fix with a new basic Kindle. :) I love my iPad but it is heavy and as it ages the battery requires charging sometimes twice a day. I don't have time for that.

I knew it needed a sleeve because I plan on chunking it in my purse. I woke up early and an hour later I had one made. I had lots of scraps and I followed a great tutorial on Pink Chalk Studio's blog. It was easy and the directions were great!

(Sorry for poor lighting so early in the morning!)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Saturday Baking Day

I have really fallen for the bread making process. But as a carb addict, I really shouldn't be making this yummy stuff.

Today's batch hasn't been rising long and the first time I checked it I had to move it to a bowl. In the class I took, Sherrell suggested using an oiled ziplock bag for the first rising. I have been doing that and today, the weather must be perfect. The bread was oozing out of the bag (you leave a little opening for air to circulate) and I was very surprised.

I grabbed the mixing bowl put bag and all straight in. When I last checked you can see how much had escaped. I'm sure it will be delicious.

Luckily, I'm out of bread flour and won't be making any more for a couple of weeks. Shopping isn't on my agenda - too many events planned.

Mindless Watching/Listening

Do you have some movie or tv show you turn on for white noise?

I used to get so put out with Dad for watching westerns 52 times! Now I can't count the number of times I've watched NCIS, West Wing, or any Harry Potter movie!

I watch NCIS almost nightly. I can be surfing the Internet, knitting, stitching, you name it and it's almost always on. I can quote parts of all of them. I need to start an NCIS DVD collection. Some day it will be replaced just like West Wing.

I can't do this with just plain tv. Very few shows don't get on my nerves and can play in the background.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Monday Making It

I finished the dishcloths and decided to start a me project. I started a lovely scarf and then realized I don't know how to do one of the stitches. So I put it away and will take it to a stitch night at my LNS for some tutoring!

Then I pulled out a lovely boucle that won't photograph in true color. It is a lovely plum shot with blue, yellow, and a little green. I'm making a hat and scarf. The yarn matches the lovely blue in my winter coat. I'm hoping it is cold enough to actually need a scarf, hat and coat!