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Monday, June 27, 2011

Social networking

I have been reading and studying about social networking and plugins. Oh' boy what a can of worms! There is so much I want to understand and do. Learning html was not one of those things. I have really avoided many activities for that very reason. In fact the reason I am using Blogger is due to its ease of use. But like my teen aged self, I want to do what the other kids are doing. I stalk follow many blogs and I want to function in the same features I have come to expect. I want the Facebook button. Do you know what a pain it is? You have to add code to the body of your post-every time- requiring you to write in html. Yeah ,not ready for that. So, I maybe ;clumsy please forgive and I will try to learn how to use this blog -to my standards at least.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

More finished items

Lets see, what photos do we have today? This is a very soft and light baby blanket in acylic. It was gifted to Alonah earlier this month. The bottom edge was wavy. I went to redo it but I had already woven in the end and couldn't find it. So it waves on. It is a simple basket weave and I worked on it most while waiting with Virginia as she labored with Emme.

It is white with light purple and pink. I really want more of this yarn.I think its sport wieght.

These are Abby's birthday gift. She was using Nathaniels newborn diapers for stuffed animals and those cost money honey, soooo Yaya made her some cloth toy diapers. Super cute, really easy. Well that's it for today, now that I know how to post photos I will do so more often.

Friday, June 24, 2011


Hi ya’ll, Have you been surrounded by red ants? We are!! They are in my house! Now before you judge my housekeeping skills I’d like to point out that I am not less clean in the summer and I do not have this problem in the fall or winter. Probably cooler temps but I have heard it’s the humidity and drought. The point is that I have to deal with them. I hate poison, and I really do not want it in my kitchen. So what’s an ant hating girl to do? Rubbing alcohol. That’s right. I put it in a spray bottle and douse them good. It takes longer to kill them (a minute or so) but it is 100% effective. The down side is it does not prevent them returning. I study the trail and use the ant spray in that spot only. I use drastically less of the ant spray and it foils them for a while. This year has been especially bad with them in the dirty laundry and the clean. There is no rhyme or reason to the places I find them. Here again the alcohol shines. It is safe on fabrics and carpets. Safe around animals and kids and it evaporates leaving no residue. You don’t need to wash the area after it dries because rubbing alcohol is a cleaning agent! Just wipe away the dried and withered ant carcusses, MUWHAHAHHAHH (sorry, I really hate them). Please beware using it around open flames though!!

I also use it after a bite as it helps to ease the itch and dry up the bite site. It is helpful on mosquito and yellow fly bites too. For bites I also use Hand sanitizers or gelled alcohol or even liquid hand soap for the same reasons. I hope this helps some one and if you have any strategies in this war speak up. I need all the help I can get!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Finished objects

 This is a custom piece, the owner made the cathedral windows section and I put borders on and made it into a coverlet. She gave this to her great grandaughter for her 3rd birthday.Finished Oct. 2010.
This is a baby blanket for my 4 th granchild Nathaniel, it was finished Jan.2011. The true color is burgundy and cream. It was designed by his mom and I really enjoyed making it.This is shale or fans and feather in knit. Size is 40x52.

Summer sizzle

Wow, I never realized just what blogging takes. I have gone on a walk about in the blogosphere to see what I like and don't like about blogs. While I am passionate about birth I am also emeshed in crafting. Sooo I will also include my crafting and finished items in the blog. I will also put up some items for sale as well as accept custom orders. I knit, crochet, sew and quilt. I am sure of of types of crafts that want exploring too. I will hopefully learn to design or film tutorials, though in the mean time I will refer ones online already. Since babies are a constant many items will be oreinted on infants things. I will publish some finishes items tomorrow,as long as I can figure out how LOLOL.