Tuesday, October 28, 2008

CAL Bag done!

My CAL bag for Universal is finished! Can't wait to use it tomorrow. Have to upload some pics and clean out my card so I can take plenty of pics tomorrow. Will upload them this weekend.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Another CAL

This is a bag to go along with the hat and scarf. I don't have the entire pattern yet, but am going to improvise it so I can tote it along as a carry-all on Wednesday on our trip to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure. Yes, all of us and the girlfriends are going on an outing. Should be interesting as the Timm and hubby don't do roller coasters. I'm good for a couple of rides, but then I get dizzy. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the rush of riding a coaster; I finally have learned that I don't get sick to my stomach if I keep my eyes open. I even like riding in the front row. My fave coaster so far is Shekra at Busch Gardens.....supposedly two 90 degree drops. (More like 86 or 87 degrees; if it was actually 90. the cars would fall off the track...that would NOT be a good thing). Coolest thing about Shekra is the 4-second hang at the top as you look down to your death. Scary, but a lot of fun! I am looking forward to riding The Hulk and Double Dragon coasters. Will post photos later in the week. The weather promises to be grand and cool. My boys are great at figuring out where the cameras are on the coasters and waving their arms.....I hang on white knuckled and scream for dear life. Yes, they all laugh at me.
But Timm promises to ride one with Shelby....she likes them too. That ought to be fun to watch!
Off to finish my bag and make another On the Go Sunshine purse in gator colors....I'm being paid and have to have it done for Friday.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I'm hoping to be able to post more, now that I'm on vacation til Monday November 3. Have lots of projects to work on, painting of my living room in "corvette" orange, cleaning my closets and LAUNDRY.....yech. Oh well, must be done. We are taking the boys and their girls to Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure next Thursday. Should be fun as my youngest doesn't like roller coasters. His girlfriend, Shelby, does. This should be fun.

Saturday marks Steven's 17th b-day. Wow, hard to believe. He has vowed to cut his hair by Christmas. It's rock star long, but he's tired of brushing it. I'm going to try to get him to donate it to locks for love. Tim is going to cut his too. His head is a mass of curls and difficult to manage.

Bob and I went to Kanapaha gardens in Gainesville on Sunday for their annual fall plant sale. It was free to get in. We bought another bamboo stripestem) and a camelia plant. That brings our total bamboo count to 11 plants (including 2 heavenly's that don't spread and run). Bob and I both took lots of pics, so I will post some later this week.

This is our first plant, called golden goddess (clumping). That was followed by 2 arrow, 1 seashore (resuce missions from our local home depot), 2 buddha belly's, one miniature buddha belly, and a black. I also found out that a friend/rep at work has some either timber or blue he's trying to kill with roundup, so we are going to make a road trip and get some from him!

This is my camphor tree. When I bought it ten years ago, I thought I froze it the first winter. It took FOREVER to grow to this height, but it is getting HUGE! This is my most fragrant tree. Now, if only I could figure out how to rotate the pic so it's not crooked!

I have to go pick the boys up from school; will post more later!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Crochet along

Finished! Mine, Mine, Mine! Yipeee! Now, I just need it cold enough to wear! Gotta love the sunshine state....it's now 88 degrees.

Doily with a twist

Here it is. I was sent this pattern back in August, finally getting to it NOW! I love it...16" across. I was sent the pattern and thread ~Aunt Lydia's in cream....nice and shiny! (along with another doily the girl had made) in a box.

It is my duty to finish this one, send it along with another pattern and thread to the next person on the list. I love this pattern and picked up some Aunt Lydia's bamboo crochet thread at Walmart. This stuff is soo soft, it feels like silk. Can't wait to make my doily with this stuff!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Click for donating mammograms!

Use the link here http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=2&link=ctg_bcs_home_from_ars_thankyou_sitenav to click on the breast cancer site, donate a mammogram or two! I'm also gonna post to the donate a bowl of food to rescued animals on here, too. http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg_ars_home_from_bcs_home_sitenav I am a softy when it comes to animals. Guess that's why I have tons of cats and 3 dogs. Will post photos tomorrow. They are not rescued, they are mine. One day, I hope to rescue some. I cry all the time when these commercials come on tv. Drives the boys crazy! LOL.....

Sunday, October 5, 2008

crochet along scarf

Here's a pic of my dawn and susans comfy corner crochet along scarf. My fave colors, as this is for ME! You may not be able to tell, but I did run out of a few colors, but since it's mine, I don't care! Now on to the hat!
And to finish watching TALLADEGA, Baby! I love that track. Talking to hubby, I'd be happy just going there, camping, walking around, tailgating and listening on the radio. GO TONY, ELLIOTT, Juan-Pablo and JR!