Thursday, June 28, 2007

This is me, jumping on the bandwagon

Again I manage to have a huge gap in my postings...I don't mean to, but here it is almost 2 weeks later...excuses, excuses...I have lots, but they don't really matter. The bottom line is, I just haven't done it. McCloud was fun, I took lots of pics, but honestly, I don't even feel like posting the pics because there are so many to choose and write about, it feels like an overwhelming task. Eek! Someday...onto other things...


Here's something juicy about me (OK, well, maybe not)...I have never read the Harry Potter series. And I was given the first 4 as a Christmas present about 2 years ago. I dunno, just never had the urge. I suppose I have a preconceived notion that I won't like them because they're in the fantasy/science fiction realm, and I just can't get into that genre. I've attempted many times to read Lord of the Rings, can't do it, it is way too painful. It's like my brain can't conjure up the worlds because they're just too weird, nothing makes sense, so I give up. A Wrinkle in Time and the Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe were as far as I could delve into all that. Plus, when big phenomenons like the Harry books or trends come along, I'm never on the breaking wave of them - usually I'm at the tale end. I guess I like to see if they really pan out before I invest time or money into them. Anyway, I've heard that if I can get past the first two, it gets a lot better. I'm ready to see what all the fuss is about - I mean, lots of people I know and respect adore these books and are voraciously rereading them before they get the last one this summer. That is dedication - they wouldn't do that for a lame series, right? I also think that it will be good reading material for the plane; you know, something easy and quick. So here I go with book one, jumping on the Hogwarts bandwagon.


In crafting news, I've been stitching some onesies that are to be baby presents, but as luck would have it, the little guy that was supposed to be born on July 8th, decided to make his appearance yesterday morning in the wee small hours, and I only have one onesie done, one in the works, and a blanket to make. So. I have a little catching up to do on that front. But I learned that I can get one stitched pretty much in one night. My mom called yesterday and said that there was an impromptu baby shower thrown together at her church for this Friday night, and she has a gift card, but was hoping I could stitch her a onesie to go with it (one for a little girl), so could I pretty please do it? I said yes, and this is the result.




I really like how it turned out - so cute! When I was ironing on the transfer, I also prepped another onesie, because its my goal to make a semi-duplicate of whatever I'm currently working on and stash the other away to sell for our church's Holiday Boutique in November, so that way when it rolls around I'll be set and won't have to scramble last minute as much. I'm really curious to see if my goods'll sell, and if people even like them (and of course to raise $ for missions too). I also want to use my spiffy camera and take some pics to decorate the kitchen wall with - I have some ideas that I'm really excited about and can't wait to start! So much to do, so little time...
***BTW*** The Prilosec-like meds have really been helping my stomach, I feel great! Finally 2 days ago I got the results from the blood test. The #'s are alright, it shows that I am anemic (which most likely means the ulcers bled a little), so I have to come back in for another bloodtest. Lucky me! Thanks for all the kind prayers and words.

5 comments:

Candace said...

Kate, I love the onesie!! It's so adorable, the stitching looks great. Glad to hear you're feeling better. And the Harry Potter series...I haven't read it either, and I saw the last movie, but my gosh I had no idea what was going on. I just don't get it.

Sandy said...

This comment may or may not make you want to read Harry Potter but...I do not really like to read at all...as in the only things I've read in the last few years are US Weekly and Harry Potter and I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!! I am currently re-reading the most recent copy before the final one and I also own all the DVD's :)

Amanda said...

I read the first Harry Potter a few years ago, and I wasn't that impressed. Kelly is a big Harry Potter fan and she tells me that the books get better and I should give it a try. I am anxious to hear how you like them. The first one was a really easy read. The reading level for the first one is @5th grade.

Cara Kipp said...

the onesie is so cute! there are some at pottery barn kids that are the same idea, but your's are much more cute! did you back them with anything? i was wanting to make some of these for one of my best friends who is preggers along with some pretty burp clothes (shouldn't you have pretty things to have a mess on? says the girl without any children)
also, harry potter really is one of the best children book series i've ever read, and i've read a lot, majoring in English and having been an English teacher. let me know how you are enjoying them!

Cara Kipp said...

As far as crochet help goes, I reintroduced myself by random searches on the internet for things as I needed them (I still use that method). If your looking for something a little more comprehensive, I just picked up the cutest book called "Kids Crochet" by Kelly Ronci. Besides it being for kids to learn how to crochet, the instructions are very understandable and there are some really great projects (that's why I bought it). So if you are not offended by it being for kids, it would be a great resource. I've taken a look at sublimestitching before! I remember thinking I would need to go back and look again, I guess I just need to look a little closer! Great idea. Let me know if you need another crochet book suggestion, I have another I will just need to find it.
Cara