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qDot – my new Etsy store August 8, 2009

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quilt4With lots of time on my hands, I started an Etsy store a couple days ago.  (Check it out at qDot.etsy.com) To be honest, I’m not sure what it will lead to.  So far, I have posted my custom tshirt quilts but with my short attention span, who knows what may come up.  I have some bracelets to post shortly after I get some pictures taken tomorrow.  And lots of knitting plans as well.  So do me a favor and keep checking back…You can even heart me and make me one of your favorite stores if you’d like.

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Weekends July 12, 2009

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I think I might be the worst person in the world when it comes to taking advantage of my weekends.  I look forward to them all week and think about all of the possibilities of what I could do.  And then it gets here… I can never make a decision about what to do. With all of the options for outdoor activities in Utah, you wouldn’t think that there would ever be a moment without something to do.

I am turning into an old lady.  I bet I have spent a couple hours with my plants and making sure they are watered, fed, and getting the right amount of sun.  (Though, I did successfully killed my calla lilies…I tried everything and could not save them.)  I read most of a book Friday night and yesterday.  I am well into my second book of the weekend.  I have knitted a little bit too.  I have cooked Sunday dinner and am debating on whether or not I want to make some banana bread (I won’t forget the bananas this time).  Oh and I don’t want to forget my afternoon naps…those are quite exciting.  My big adventure this weekend was a trip down the street for a cinnamon crunch bagel and then an unsuccessful visit to the outlet mall.

I guess I’m just going to have to start being a better weekend planner.

Knit-A-Square.com February 20, 2009

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My sister passed along this link to me today.  Knit-A-Square.com

This organization puts together knit squares to make blankets for children in South Africa.  I will make a few.  If anyone wants to help and send them all together, let me know.

I Finally Finished My Hat! January 19, 2009

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This morning I was determined to finish my hat.  It seems like it has taken me a long time but with a week of travel in there, it hasn’t been too bad.  My limitation is that my fingers and hands get sore from knitting too long.

img_1121So here it is:  I like it.  It looks pretty good for a first try at knitting in the round and cable knitting.  However, I tried it on this morning and it is way too small.  There will definitely need to be some adjustments to the pattern.  And I will have to find someone with a little head (child size) to give this one to.  Next attempt should be much easier since I have learned from my mistakes this time.

It’s Been A While…. January 7, 2009

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I don’t have a lot to say but figured that it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve said anything so I’d at least give a quick update to my few readers out there…

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and Happy New Year.  We had a good time.  It was quite relaxing.  Some time off work and everyone was home.  S went back to Germany yesterday and I’m jealous. (Even though she doesn’t want to go back) and D goes back to Italy in a couple more weeks.  If anyone out there knows of any art restoration jobs, let me know.  She’d be eternally grateful.

As with all New Years, I made some resolutions that I intend to  keep but won’t likely do.  I’m going to try though.  Nothing crazy and impossible:

  • Go to yoga twice a week to help my old lady arthritic joints
  • Stop buying books and use the library….and read the books I already have
  • Read 36 books this year
  • Go to all the National Parks in Utah (I’ve been here almost ten years and there is no excuse anymore)
  • Stop working more than 45 hours a week.
  • And finally, finish my first book.

I’m getting ready for my first focus groups next week.  I’m very excited.  It will be a whirlwind trip.  I leave for Pittsburgh Monday and we have two groups scheduled for Tuesday evening.  Then on to Cincinnati Wednesday morning and two more groups that evening.  Phoenix Thursday morning and the final two groups that evening. (Along with In-N-Out as many times as I can get there)  It should be an interesting trip – for a nerd like me anyway.

And last but not least, a while ago I posted about knitting scarves for the Special Olympics and I finished mine and sent it and forgot to take a picture before it went out.  I was pretty impressed with it.  My first pattern and only a couple mistakes.  Right now I’m working on my first hat, first time knitting in the round, and first cable knit pattern.  I’m also working on a checkerboard scarf.  Lots keeping me busy right now.

Let me know if you have any good topics for me to write about to prevent further ramblings such as these….