Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Frosty Friends Exchange...

Is this not the best package to receive in the middle of a yucky winter in the 'burgh! It was my package in the Frosty Friends Exchange from Marie. Check out her blog....she does beautiful work. I was overwhelmed with her generosity. The scissors with the little leather case are awsome and she cross stitched an "L" on the other side of that snowflake! And the picture does not do the Floss Holder's beautiful!! Thank you again definately made a dreary winter day SUNNY!!!
Till next time yinz crazy guys.....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Check your child's homework!!!!

When asked to draw a picture of what they wanted to be when they grew up, second-grader "Sarah" turned in the lovely drawing shown below. Needless to say, the teacher was a bit surprised -- Mrs. Smith had always seemed like such a conservative woman. So she sent a note home to the girl's mother asking for clarification as to the picture's meaning. (read Mom's reply below the picture)

(Here's the reply the teacher received the following day)
Dear Mrs. Jones,I wish to clarify that I am not now, nor have I ever been, an exotic dancer. I work at Home Depot and I told my daughter how hectic it was last week before the blizzard hit. I told her we sold out every single shovel we had, and then I found one more in the back room, and that several people were fighting over who would get it. Her picture doesn't show me dancing around a pole. It's supposed to depict me selling the last snow shovel we had at Home Depot.From now on I will remember to check her homework more thoroughly before she turns it in.Sincerely,Mrs. Smith

Thursday, January 22, 2009


THIS IS AWESOME.......(click below to view!!)


Just 10 more days and counting, yinz crazy guys.....

Sunday, January 18, 2009


...on our WALL that is!!! And he is life size!!! OH, YEAH!!

Last time we had Ben out was the last time the Steelers won the Super Bowl. We also have a Jerome Bettis life size....Ben is just tall....Jerome was wide!!!
So, yinz guys.... with that said......HERE WE GO, STEELERS, HERE WE GO!!!!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

On a -7 degree day....

You Are Chicken Noodle Soup

You are a traditional and conservative person. You value the past, and change frightens you.

You are very loyal, especially to your family. You prefer a low-key life, with lots of time spent at home.

You like soup because it's easy, quick, and cheap.

You tend to have a favorite soup you stick to. Why change a good thing?

Thanks, Yarnie Tails!!! Till next time, yinz chilly guys.......

Sunday, January 11, 2009

GO STEELERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bring it on Ravens!!!!! Third time is charm!!! And thanks to VIK, I was able to use my limited knitting abilities and create this Steeler Korknisse! How cute is he????

And no female Steeler fan is complete with her very own set of Steeler fingernails!!! I love these!!! (they are mine...acrylic mine anyway!)

We only left the house this weekend to go to church so Sweetie Man and I just enjoyed staying in on Saturday and Sunday, he making dessert empanadas (empanadas with his own concoctions inside like "banana nut" and "chocolate pineapple" fillings) and me crafting. I did alot of cross stitching getting a good headstart on these Just Another Button Company teapot patterns from 2008. Check out all the months HERE. Okay, I told my yahoo group I wasn't going to do a month by month, but these little guys are just so cute and they have a bunch of buttons on them when completed. There is even a noah's ark teapot for one of the months with little button animals. This one is going to be a snowman for January.

Going back to the Korknisse ornies...this one was my first attempt. They are rather little working on #3 dpns but I thought they made good use of wine corks and I'm all for recycling even if it means I have to drink more wine just to get the corks...woo-hoo!!! If you want to make your own, check out the pattern HERE.

I can't show you what I was also crocheting this month yet but I have been working on and off this afghan which I showed a long while back...I'm about half way done with it. Don't you just love the colors in this?????? It's called the RAINBOW WAVES AFGHAN and the pattern is HERE!

I don't think I ever showed this completed ornie from Christmas. I had cross stitched an ornie for each of my dogs and my cat from the Brittercup collection. So, when my son and DIL brought in their chocolate lab (my grand-dog), I just had to make one for him. I used brown instead of the usual black as you can see.

See, I told you I was doing alot of stuff this weekend. My laundry is still in the dryer but what a great weekend I had. I really needed a weekend where I just did a bunch of crafting....we didn't get the 3-6 inches of snow we were supposed to get but hey, I don't have to dig out my car like some of yinz guys so I'm a happy camper. With that said, stay warm.....and have sweet thoughts of Steeler victories, yinz guys.....till next time!

Friday, January 09, 2009




Tuesday, January 06, 2009


Saw this over at Good Yarns! I cheated a bit on this one as it kept telling me I was athletic and wanted to climb mountains and surf the biggest wave...yeah RIGHT!!!

You Are a Maine Coon Cat

You tend to be loving and playful around your family and friends.

But when you're around strangers you tend to be a bit reserved.

You are intuitive. You understand human emotions well.

You do best when you are around people. You don't like being left alone.

Till next time, yinz crazy CATS!!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Resolutions for 2009....

Well, it's officially a New Year!!! Did I make resolutions? Yep! Now if I tell you then I'm held to them or else yinz guys will say I'm a failure! Ah, what the heck...I'll tell ya anyway...

1. Get to work on time. This is a tough one for me as I'm known as the late one. Sure, I get up early enough...early enough for two people to be on time for work but for some reason I just don't do it. Anyway, my motto, hanging in my office is "it' sure makes for a long day when you get to work ontime." (maybe I should take that down!) Just for the record, I got to work on Friday at 8:59 one...a success!

2. Read more. If you look at any past post pics, you will see the library of books I own. I love books...I love the feel of books (which is probably why I don't own a they cost boo-coo bucks!) Coffee and books are even better...thinking about installing a coffee corner in my diningroom/library (just kidding Glenn!) But unfortunately I acquire more books than I read at any given time! I do manage to read a little everyday but I want to increase that! For the record, if you read too, please check my links to Paperback Swap and Shelfari...two great sites for readers!

3. Lose Weight.....Okay, let's make this one, get healthy! Tho I lost for my wedding last year....the doc said half came back! My problem is that I eat when I'm happy....and I'm freakin' always happy!!!

4. Finish WIP's......I love to craft but have so many "works-in-progress" (for you non-crafters)! This resolution could be coupled with no procrastinating! As some of my WIP's include cleaning up our cellar (aka basement....for non-Pittsburghers), blogging more...etc...

5. Grow in my Faith.....this one is on a little more serious note. Growing in my faith will cover all the other things I need to do in my life....sorta a domino effect. Growing in my faith will bring me closer to God and what He needs for me to do in this to friends and gossiping or listening to it.....listening ear.....a closed mouth (except when I'm happy and eat....see resolution #3) and just a closer walk with God in general! you know it!!! I've revealed to you my goals for 2009!!! Feel free to call me on any of them when I rant and rave about things!!! (and I will!) Hey as a start...check out my Book Blog cause I've posted a new read I just finished....I'll keep you updated on those reviews...hopefully they will be often!

Well, enjoy your weekend.....and this brand new year....till next time, yinz crazy guys!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

To All My Friends and Family....