Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What are you working on????

I am currently back in "crochet" mode. Here is a glimpse of what I am working on. This is for the local Ducks Unlimited banquet. I'm going to donate it to the live auction hopefully. Every year they have a couple of ladies that make a quilt. The quilts always go for quite a bit, but honestly I don't think they are that great. (Sorry if any of the makers are readying this and I hurt their feelings!) I am still working on the border, which I don't have on this picture. I'm thinking I'm going to do a few rows of gray and a few of black.Here is what I'll be working on as soon as I get done with the above project. This on is for one of Eric's buddies. John and his wife both work at the Moose Research station and I guess John is also a pilot. They are expecting next month and I have been told that they are pretty sure it is a girl. I hope so because the airplane is going to be PINK! I can't wait to get started on this one.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Crazy Weather!!!!!

Okay - what is going on with this crazy weather of ours???? On Monday we woke up to temperatures in the low to mid 20s. Yesterday morning we woke up to temperatures 27 below (yes -27!). And then today it is right around 30 at 8:20 am. It's been a rollercoaster of temps for the last week or two. Nothing like the past few days though! I'm glad we have a garage because we would have been "breaking" into the truck this morning. I pulled into work and the vehicle beside me looked like it had 1/2 inch of ice on it.

On a sunlight note - we are starting to see it about 9:00 in the morning now. It's so great to see the sun this early, but seems to make the day seem longer. I'm starting to receive calls at work about the applications for summer camp. I have alread received an application. I didn't have the new ones online for more than a couple days. That's exciting! To make it even better it is a high school applicant!!!!!!!!

Well, I better get back to work, but just wanted to post an update about our crazy weather.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Treats

These are the treats I did for the people at work. They were so easy and I had fun making them. I even dyed my own ribbon!
I took a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. Stamped it with valentiney stamps and cut it into 4 pieces. I punched the edges, folded it up, glued the edge, punched the slots and added the treats. The I finished them with some nice ribbon. In the single picture it shows the ribbon I dyed myself. What do you all think?????

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A few of cards

These are a few of birthday cards that I did for my dad and my best friend Alethea. I had so much fun with dad's card and he loved it. When I called him for his birthday he had to mention something about how he liked the saying "here's a little birthday cod".This is the card I sent Leath. The flowers are stamped underneath and colored. The top layer is a vellum (see through sheet of paper something like tissue paper but thicker and more see through).This is the card I made for the Twitchell family. They are the family that had their son shot during the Christmas holiday. The were finally able to move Skyler to Seattle to a rehabilitation center. He's doing good and has some movement in his arms!

This final card is one that I did one weekend out of the blue. I feel in love with it and don't know if I'll be able to part with it.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Snow, Snow, Snow

We have had snow on and off for the past day and a half. I'm not sure how much we have got, but it's been so beautiful and soft and fluffy. The only downside is that Eric is currently stick in Anchorage. They have taxied out a couple of times only to sit and have to come back to de-ice. Third times a charm hopefully. If they don't get out within the next 30 minutes, they will probably cancel the flight.

Woohoo! Finally the plane has left. It's about an hour late, but it's showing that it's airborne. I'll have to go to the airport about 9:00 pm to pick up Eric. Later!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New Snowmachine and 5 hrs in the ER

I don't know if I ever told you all that we had gotten a new snowmachine this past summer. Eric has been putting the miles on - about 800 to be exact! This past weekend he apparently decided that it was still too new. He did a little "cosmetic" surgery on it Tundra Style.

This picture shows the debris trail really well. Eric said it was approximately 80 feet.

Here's a closer look. The hood is flipped forward and there is no windshield. To make a long story short, he was on a trail that was pretty icy and bumpy. He looked back to check on the sled and his ski must have caught something and sent the machine rolling.

We spent the afternoon in the ER to get him checked out to make sure there was nothing wrong - possible mild concussion but nothing else. CT scan was clear and there were no broken bones. We were there for 5 hours just to keep him under observation and to get the CT results back. The CT was done and the scan was emailed to Anchorage to be read. Crazy!