Saturday, January 27, 2007

Need to catch up on a few more pictures

I had to post a few pictures to try and get caught up to the recent ones. These are all from sometime in December.

Here's the Christmas picture of the girls we sent out with our Christmas Cards.
Cute, ain't they!

Some pictures of Rachel in December. The last one is her crawling backwards. She couldn't go forward yet.

Here are a few of Olivia playing on her unicorn the same day.

Here are two of Olivia in Mid December with curlers in her hair. How cute is she!

A bit more Waiting

I just realized that I never posted a pic of my 70 hour progress of Waiting. I've now finished over 80 hours and so I have two pictures to post of this one today. I also have another small finish to show off. I saw a picture on an egroup I belong to where someone (Sorry, I can't remember who) posted a pic of a design she came up with. It said "Never trust a skinny cook" and had a small teddy bear with a chef's hat on. I fell in love with the phrase and decided to come up with my own version of this. I "thiefed" a few elements from some other patterns I had, so they're not all mine, but the overall design is.
Here are some pictures...

Waiting at 70 hours. Arm, Back and Scarf completed.

Waiting at 80 Hours - Other arm, Hair and 2/3 of the windowpanes completed. (My god that hair had a LOT of quarter stitches!)

Never trust a SKINNY Cook. (My new motto)

Friday, January 19, 2007

Princess Bride Olivia

These pictures were taken in late December. Olivia wanted to play dress up and she wanted to be a Princess Bride. So, I got out my headpiece and veil from my wedding day and let her run around the house for an hour or so, then I got the bright idea that to dig out an old flower girl dress a friend had given us as a play dress. It was, perfectly enough, white. It is now known as Olivia's wedding dress. Here are some pictures from that day. (the first one is another day before we found the dress, when she only had the veil and flowers)

Smile for the camera!

My pretty little Bride

Showing off her "ring"

Another "ring" shot. She asked me to take a picture of JUST the ring.
This is what we got.

A happy little bride!

Fishing for Pickles

I saw when looking at my "pictures to blog" folder on my computer that I have 35 pictures from December and January that I haven't posted yet. I won't post them all today, but here's a few of them.
So, for your watching enjoyment I now present: "Olivia Fishing for Pickles"

Here she is, the hunter searching for her prey.

She can't get anything quite yet so she settles for a taste of the juice.

"Fishing" some more

Finally, she gets one!

Ahhh, the sweet taste of victory.

Apparently my little girl only eats half of the pickle. The rest is the "stem" as far as she's concerned. lol

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Waiting, Cravings and the Weather

It seems like everyone everywhere is posting about the strange weather lately, but we're seeing a lot of strange goings on here in Atlantic Canada especially. I mean, hell, it's January 6th and they're calling for a high of 11 degrees and a low of 1 degree Celcius (That's a high of 52 and a low of 34 degrees F for any American friends reading this.) The regional norms are between -15 and -4 degrees C (between 5 and 25 degrees F) This is CRAZY. We're having a pretty torrential downpour right now and for the past few days it's felt like early spring here! This has got to be one of the mildest winters on record for the area. I actually saw on TV the other day that 10 of the warmest years (worldwide) have occured since 1994 (12 years)... so 10 of the past 12 years have been the warmest years EVER recorded! It really makes you think about the whole Global Warming issue, doesn't it?

Rachel is getting ready to pop a few more teeth. Her two top incisors are starting to push through. You can see her gums are getting whiter as the teeth are getting closer to the surface. It should be any day now and my little one is going to move from 2 to 4 teeth. She's getting so big now, I'm almost getting depressed thinking about it. With Olivia it didn't seem as bad because I always knew I wanted another baby. But now that we have 2, we're pretty much sure we're done having kids. (not 100%, but about 99% sure) And, now that we're pretty sure of this, every new milestone is not only exciting, but saddening becasue this is my LAST baby! This is the last time I'll see one of my babies getting their teeth, learning to crawl, learning to talk etc etc etc. I know there are some (if not many) of you who know exactly what I'm talking about.

I had the chance to get my tubes tied when I went in for surgery on my Ovarian Cysts, but I didn't want to commit to something like that. I'd rather wait a while and go back for another surgery (or send Jason for surgery *lol*) once we're 100% sure we're done... but not until then.

Something weird happend to me yesterday. I was in Rachel's room getting her up after her nap and all of a sudden, out of the blue, I got hit with a VERY STRONG craving for a cigarette! Funny thing is, I quit smoking in June 1997 so it's been almost 10 years! I backslid a few times, afterwards but never for long, mostly just party smoking (I know you understand that Aunt "C"! That and "New Brunswick Smoking" *lol*) and I haven't even had a drag off of a cig in at LEAST 5 years, I'm not sure exactly how long it's been since I had a drag, but I know I've never had one since I've been living in this house. (5 years in May) It just seems weird to hit all of a sudden out of the blue like that. Honestly, it's something I never really expected to have to wrorry about anymore. Not after this long. Strange.

Well, now that I'm done with Christmas ornies and Fairy Celebration, I can finally get back to stitching on Waiting. It's been sitting for quite a long time (sometime in October was the last time I stitched on her) and I finally got my next 10 hours done with. I'm now at 60 hours as of the other night when I took the pictures. In reality I'm at about 64 hours now, but I don't have any pictures for that far yet. I'll have some more at 70. I've finished the lady's arm and have started on the blue scarf on her dress. She's coming along pretty well, hopefully I can stick with her for a while now and get quite a lot done. It shouldn't be too hard now that I'm done all of the "boring" stitching on the drapes. Here's a picture of my progress so far. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Some (but not all) blinkies adopted from:

Others found randomly around the net and put here to use for my own nefarious purposes! Muahahahaha. (*J/K*)