Monday, November 26, 2007

A 5-Day Weekend!

Just coming to the end of a loooooooong weekend! Sorry to see it end, but there is another one ahead - Christmas! I've finished a couple of Christmas gifts, did a little shopping for a holiday gift exchange, got some ideas for more Christmas gifts and really enjoyed this time off.

I have another project I need to finish up - I finished a child's poncho, but need to add some embellishment to it. I'd like to get that finished this week, so that I can give it to the little girl for Christmas. Not to mention the (very) large round ripple afghan in browns in the back seat of my car! I carry it around there to keep it handy, in case I get some time to work on it. My car is now officially the "Yarnmobile". I have finished items, half-finished items, supplies for future items and patterns in the car. Makes hubby roll his eyes whenever he needs to take my car somewhere.

These are photos of some of the gifts I finished. Sushi scarves - I hope the girls like them.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Fundraiser Update and Holiday Musings

Well, I understand that the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Pink Ribbon auction at work was a big success! I understand that we raised more money this year than we did in previous years. That's great news! The afghan was a popular item, according to the people who pulled the winning tickets. I'm so glad! There were a lot of wonderful donations by so many people - one wonderful woman and her husband donated $250 in cash as a prize! It warms my heart that there are so many generous people in the world! Bravo to all the people who took part in the fundraiser!

My world is a little less stressful this week - my boss gave his notice! I certainly hope that he is happier in his new job than he was in this one. That's all I can say.

I am going to finish my cup of creme brulee coffee, and get down to work with more of my Christmas crochet projects. Our family has decided to forego the traditional pollyanna and donate our pollyanna monies to our brother who is having some difficulties right now. I hope it will help him out. In the meantime, we are all working on some little handmade goodies for each other.

When I was a child, we had fantastic Christmas mornings - we woke up to find gifts spilling out from under the tree and into the rest of the living room. Of course, there were 7 of us children, so that was a lot of packages. It's finally dawned on me what my parents went through to make a wonderful holiday for us all. We didn't have the newest, the most or the best of everything, but I never felt that we were deprived as kids. My dad worked multiple jobs to make sure we had what we needed. I know now how hard it was for him to take care of all of us, and I'm thankful for what he did.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Attack of the 50-foot Afghan (Just Kidding!)

Well, here it is! One massive blended rainbow round ripple afghan!
88 inches from point to point, and weighs 7 pounds! Done with two strands of Caron Simply Soft yarn, and I like the look of it. Cost a bundle to make though. I kept having to duck out to buy a couple more skeins, as I reached the outer rounds.