Sunday, December 24, 2006

Completion on Christmas Eve


Peruvian Cuzco wrap. Not made with Peruvian Cuzco.

(Pattern was free, suggested yarn was $100. Instead I used Patons Divine for $15. )

Wrap was finished one week after intended event. Ah it's a Christmas wrap!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

We bought a house!

The Boy and I are now (or, will in a couple of months be) homeowners! Exciting.

All ours to decorate.
All ours to furnish.
All ours to repair and maintain.
All ours to mow (and there's a lot of grass).

Some photos of the new digs:

Front yard

Backyard and garage

Does this mean I have to be an adult now?

Saturday, December 02, 2006


Made the mistake of hitting the arts-and-crafts section of the Central Library yesterday, and I found books on handcrafting for weddings. I've decided that my wedding needs the Martha Stewart touch - I want to hand-make everything! Oh, guests needn't worry about trying to smile through burnt scrambled eggs - the food will be catered by someone who knows his way around a kitchen. But there's so much other fun stuff that would have so much more meaning if it's hand made, that I just need to do it! Forget that I work full time. Forget that 3 of my 4 bridesmaids live out of town, and the 4th has two children under age 3 as well as a sister getting married this year. Forget that the groomsmen groomsmaids, while willing to help, have probably never held a glue gun in their lives, and may in fact incur serious injury if handed a rotary fabric-cutter. These are all minor details. Details that will be tucked under a properly folded corner of silver-speckled white satin, with picot-ribbon and rhinestone trim.

My wedding will be one that would make that home-diva-jailbird proud.