Tuesday, July 31, 2007


This layout is for my NYC album from our trip this summer. I also have used it for a design team challenge on accents2scrapbooking.com. I think the picture spoke the title to me. This is how I felt as we took the ferry over to Ellis Island. Freedom - what an awesome thing.

Scrapbooking and knitting update

There has been very little scrapbooking or card making done this week. Much more knitting - I am trying to catch up on the MS3. Almost done with Clue 3.

I have been working on cards for stamp club on Wed night. The theme has me stumped - citrus colors are the theme. I finally found some lime green and orange which I thought might work so that is my starting point. HMM, now where to go with this. Hopefully tomorrow, I can take pictures of my card, and my MS3.

I have to go register my sophmore for HS in the morning, work at the LSS after that, then my youngest, my dad and nephew and I are going to the Cinn. Bengals training camp for a few hours. Should get some good pictures of that as well. I know M is very excited about going. He has asked all summer for this. I wish S could be with me when I register him for school but, for some reason, registration at school is always when the kids are at band camp. You have 200 children who can't be there for registration and they still do it. And, the make up day is while they are still away. Geez. Oh well. I guess this way, there are fewer complaints about the schedules.

Birthday Meaning

Your Birthdate: August 6

You tend to be a the rock in relationships - people depend on you.
Thoughtful and caring, you often put others needs first.
You aren't content to help those you know... you want to give to the world.
An idealist, you strive for positive change and dream about how much better things could be.

Your strength: Your intuition

Your weakness: You put yourself last

Your power color: Rose

Your power symbol: Cloud

Your power month: June

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

On the Needles

Can I tell you that I am not happy if I have only one thing to knit? I think I am pretty normal that way don't you?

Currently on the needles - The Illusion Scarf by Shetha Nolke from the Stitch and Bitch book, the Mystery Stole 3 - yes I am behind but trying to catch up, Seduction Socks by Ann Budd from Interweave Knits, School Spirit Hat by Ellen Edwards Drechsler from Creative Knitting Magazine - Sept. 2006 issue.

Also, I am trying my best to clean up my studio. The scrapbooking items have taken over (and I haven't scrapbooked in ages - what is up with that?), the knitting patterns I have printed off the internet are stacking up, and need to be filed. So, today is my day to clean up. I hate to clean, but I need to - so off to the Studio.

The sorting hat says that I belong in Hufflepuff!

Said Hufflepuff, "I'll teach the lot, and treat them just the same."

Hufflepuff students are friendly, fair-minded, modest, and hard-working. A well-known member was Cedric Digory, who represented Hogwarts in the most recent Triwizard Tournament.

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Monday, July 16, 2007


This is my first KAL and I am having such a great time. The mystery stole is so much fun. I do believe this is the prettiest project I have ever knitted. Thanks Melanie for creating this project. You can see more of Melanie's work at http://www.pinklemontwist.blogspot.com/