Tuesday, May 29, 2007

It's a bird, it's a plane, well, it's a crocheted plane!

Well, I finally had an opportunity to make another graph afghan. I had alot of fun doing this one and it didn't take very long to do it either. Here it is:
This was made for a co-worker of Eric who is a pilot with the Fish and Wildlife Service. Him and his wife had a little girl about a month ago. I think it turned out pretty good and I love how the colors turned out. I was a little skeptical when I got the yarn in the mail but it worked out.

I spent some time this past weekend working on the invitations, with the help of the Itty Bitty Kitty. I got all of the inserts printed and cut and a majority of them assembled. You should have seen Skeeter (also known as Itty, Bitty Kitty) watching the printer. She was so amazed at the paper going in one end and coming out the other. Here's a picture of her watching.
Well, it's 9:50 pm and lighter then light outside. I do believe the official sunset tonigh is 11:58 pm. We are almost to our daylight high point. We will gain roughly another 1/2 hour in the evening and another 1/2 hour in the morning and I think that's it.

I guess I should start getting ready for bed. We try to force ourselves to be in bed by 10:30/11:00 so we still get enough sleep. I usually wake up about 5:30/6:00 because of the light but force myself to stay in bed until the alarm goes off at 6:30. Skeeter usually comes to cuddle me in the morning. She loves to lay on my chest and put her head up by my chin and just look at me. It's really quite cute. I'll have to try to get a picture sometime. ~Amy

Saturday, May 26, 2007

11:00 pm and it's bright as day

Well, it's going to take some getting used to it being light until midnight! The sun rises about 5:45 am and doesn't set until midnight. I think I may have to resort to using an eye mask pretty soon. Actually it hasn't been too bad yet. My body tells me that it's time for bed around 10:30 or 11:00 pm so as long as I don't give myself an excuse to stay up it's okay.

I spent the day today working on the wedding invitations. I printed inserts, cut them all apart and did some glueing. I also got most of the envelopes addressed. Here's a mock up of the invites. The front is going to have some sort of monogram on it, I think. A lady from work is working on one this weekend for us!
Well, with the sunlight has come the birds. We have a few bird houses around our house and the cats love to sit in the windows and call to the birds. Little do they know that the windows aren't open so they can't hear them. Here's a picture of the kitties in the window.
Well, I suppose I should try to get some sleep. It's nice that we have a 3 day weekend. I love my job, but at the same time, I love my weekends and time off. I better enjoy it now because once June 10 hits, I'm a slave to work (except for Saturdays).

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Wedding Dress

I know I haven't written in awhile, but it's worth it I promise. Today you will get a preview of "the dress". It's really hard to capture all of the details on the dress, but I tried. I won't make you wait any longer. Here they are:
Full dress


Side view of dress

Close up detail of beading
So, what do you all think????? I absolutely love it!!!!

I have all of the invites folded I just need to print up the inserts, cut and assemble. And then of course stuff all envelopes and address everything. I have roughly 2 full weeks to get all of this accomplished. I'll get pictures of the invites as I assemble them. More later~Amy

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Cats, Cats and more cats!

Okay, there is actually only 2 cats, but the title Cats and Cats just isn't that catchy! We've gotten some good pictures recently of Skeeter and Chubbs. Here's a few of Skeeter:

Can you find the real animal in the picture below? I just couldn't resist taking this picture of Chubbs. He looked like he fit in with the rabbit, ducks and grouse.

Well, I better get going. I'll do more either later today or tomorrow. ~Amy

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


I just picked Skeeter up from the vet. She had to get spayed and she was also declawed. I took the afternoon off to spend with her. Actually it was to make sure Chubbs didn't groom her to death! She's been a sweetheart curled up in my lap almost all afternoon. She's sleeping over the computer trying to help me out. I'll try to get some pictures of her soon to show you all how big she's gotten. We've had her for 2 months and she's more than doubled in size! Well, I need to get going so I can pick Eric up at work. I'll try to update soon! ~ Amy