Sunday, February 21, 2010

I have no excuse...

Well actually I have a few!
I was engrossed in the books I have been constantly picking up/returning/picking more up from my library.
My poor baby girl got a nasty gastro bug and I had to take her up to the hospital as she was dehydrated. She recovered within a few days.
The day after she was hit with the worst of the bug......I got it. Not fun at all. Here's the not so lovely image:
Me with head dangling over toilet bowl ready for another violent outburst. Little girl so curious she crawls up behind me, pulls herself up using my pants (pulling them down and onto the floor as she goes) the proceeding to pull up my shirt and slap my back like it was a set of bongo drums.
Not a good day at all.
But we are all ok now, no more sickness! :)
I have been distracting my wandering hands with embroidery lately. Here's my grim from the cartoon The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy:

He will have Mandy on the right and Billy on the left. Still have no idea wwhat I am going to do with this yet....

Made this fire dragon for my lovely husband:

I used super pretty metallic thread for the tail and spine spikes:

I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. Was thinking of doing a blue one for me....

Also made him this cushion which seems to be pretty popular:

But of course this is by far the best, most beautiful thing I have made so far (with a little help of course!)...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's The Little Things.

Is it sad I got excited to see an email from my local library in my inbox?
Is it sad I got even more excited when I saw 11 out of the 20 books I ordered in last week had arrived?
I wish the heat wasn't so bad or I would be throwing thhe little girl in the pram and zooming out the door. But it is so hot. The girl needs her lunch. Maybe after lunch I can go?
Will I get sunnburned again? Most likely yes.
It will so be worth it!
So here is my reading list: (Who knows when silly me will find the time to read all of these!)
  • The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
  • 1001 Home Hints by Margaret Malone
  • Amy Butler's Midwest Modern by Amy Butler
  • The Anticraft by Ren Rigdon
  • The art of making wine and liqueurs by Betty Sampson
  • Cook, How to cook by Women's Weekly
  • Bags, Bags, Bags by Dorothy Wood
  • Breads & Muffins by Women's Weekly
  • Canning & preserving for dummies by Karen Ward
  • Caramel : 50 recipes for deliciously gooey desserts by Peggy Cullen (My hubby loves caramel!)
  • Celebrating baby by Jennifer Bitto
  • The Cheese Making Book
  • Fashion Hats by Karen Henriksen

Anyone read any of these? Or have any good crafty/cooking books to suggest?