Monday, December 11, 2006

Wow, talk about a long time...

I knew it had been awhile since my last blog entry but WOW, I didn't realize just how long ago that was. Sorry folks. Life seems to be busy here in Dreemland. You know the, Christmas, knitting. I can't wait until Christmas is over so I can not be "so broke" anymore. My 8 yr old is on the fence with the whole Santa issue. Yes, I do enjoy the surprise in her eyes when she wakes up on Christmas and sees the gifts that magically appeared for her and her sister... but I know that's going to end soon so I am trying to prepare myself. Plus that only means that the gifts my girls request only get more expensive. YIKES!

On the knitting front...I have been knitting. Since I have completed my Central Park Hoodie I have been knitting gloves. I will have to take some pics and show you. Granted I have been taking my time about them, they still are turning out good. I have to finish just a few small things for my Harvest Sock Swap Pal and I should be mailing out here soon. I STILL have not even heard one word from my Harvest Sock Swap person. I'm beginning to think that I have been forgotten about. Knitting has been slow since I have been commissioned by my uncle to sew broken items for him. A few weeks ago, the zipper on his leaf bag for his leaf vacuum broke. So I took the old one out and replaced it with a longer zipper so that way when it was unzipped it went all the way around the corner of the bag and let all of the leaves out. You would think the manufacturer of this thing would have thought about that...guess that was just too simple. He likes it so much that he wants me to do the other bag the same way once he finds it. I am now working on something else for him but I don't know what they are so I'm not even going to try to explain something I don't even know what they are. I was instructed to sew a seam around all 4 sides of a rectangular pc of fabric, fold it over and sew only one side. WHATEVER! As long as it makes him happy. And since I have been sewing a little again, I might make a few Christmas tree skirts for gifts. I have plenty of Christmas themed fabric...We'll see.

Oh, yeah. My African Grey Congo (bird) who is around 1 1/2 or 2 yrs old is getting smarter by the day. Not only does she make great impersonations of many household appliances she also has figured out how to remove her metal food and water bowls from the metal rings they sit in. So I have to now drill holes into the bowls and use dog leash clips to secure them into the metal rings. I need to borrow my neighbors drill so I can make this happen. She has the intellect of a 5 year old and a vocabulary that keeps growing. She yells for my dog (Buttercup) all day long. Poor dog probably goes crazy while I'm at work.

I'll post pics later when I get somewhere I can download them. Hopefully at income tax time I will be able to afford myself a laptop.


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