Brag Book

Brag Book front cover

Brag book inside shot

I went to another craft get together this month.  I chose to make this brag book.  I’m sending this one to my sister, but don’t tell her, she doesn’t know yet.  She became a grandmother and she is so excited!!!  So I figured this little brag book would be just the thing. 🙂

It was easy to make, but if you need the instructions I will let her tell you on her blog because she loves to pick things apart and show how they are made. 🙂  There are 6 double sided photo holders in this brag book so you can fit 12 almost 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 photos in it.  I had to cut the patterned paper just a tiny bit smaller than 3 1/2 by 2 1/2.  You can get the photo holders either wide or tall.  I chose the wide because I could get all the ribbon on the top that I wanted :).

I finished going through the fleece and picking out all the vm (vegetable matter), you know the straw, little twigs, weed seeds etc – getting it ready to pack up and mail to the fiber mill tomorrow.  They will be processing around the 15th, then I should get it back about 4 to 6 weeks later.  I will post a picture of the roving when I get it back.  I thought there might only be about 2 lbs, but I am wondering now if there is maybe 3 lbs.  It will all get spun up anyway. :).

I had to take Thor to the vet on Friday.  He’s had some IBS problems and was in some distress.  The vet put him on some antibiotics to see if that would help but they also put him on a steroid, because that had helped the last time – the last round of antibiotics were in case it was ulcers, but she said it probably wasn’t, it was more than likely IBS and the steroid would help, the antibiotic is a just in case thing.  He’ll be on a higher dose of steroids for 2 weeks and then we start weaning him down to the lowest level we can get that keeps the diarrhea away.  She said all in all he’s in pretty good health for a ferret his age.  His blood sugar was borderline low, but the steroid will also help with that.  She also said his potassium is also borderline low, so he will be happy to get his piece of banana everyday back again :), if I notice any muscle weakness, the vet said I will have to put him on potassium of some kind.  I’m just glad he’s feeling better and happy again ;).

Oh My Gosh, A Small Miracle!

Ok, I’m a ditz!!  I was coming home from Easter Service today and when I stopped at a red light (about 5 miles from church – having gone up a winding hill at about 35 mph and then down a big hill at 45 mph (if I mind the speed limit, there are no police reading my blog right?)) someone honked from behind.  I didn’t think anything about it, but then this lady runs up to my window grabs something off the roof of my car and hands me my purse – LOL I had left it on the roof of my car because my hands were full of stuff from the Primary class I teach and I forgot to get it off and put it in the car with me.  I can’t believe that it was still on the roof of my car.  I profusely thanked the lady and then said a quick prayer of thanks to my Father in Heaven for that little miracle and for loving me in spite of my ditziness.  I think he has his hands full with me.

Easter Goodies

One of my friends at church today gave me a little treat.  They are so cute, I was trying to get a picture of them before I ate them all.  Only 3 of the 5 made it to get photographed :P.  Wasn’t she clever?  The baskets were made from a sugar cookie recipe (made without the leavening) and put over the outside of a little mini muffin pan (cool idea).  She used icing to make the grass inside (special tip, or some kind of very small long candy things, I have an awesome grasp of language don’t I 😛 *updated – sprinkles is what I was trying to think of, hehe) and secure the jelly beans and chocolate bunnies in with frosting ;).  Ok Susie now you can experiment – I’ll let my talented sister show you how they are done :P.  You can see my sister’s awesome blog about food and crafts at Eat It Anyway.

Happy Easter – 2012

He is Risen!

I love Easter and spring, and that just as that first Easter gave us renewal spiritually, a chance to repent from those things we do that we shouldn’t, spring imitates that renewal with things that were halted from growth because of the cold and baren winter and are now coming alive with growth and beauty because of the warmth and light.  That is what the Gospel of Jesus Christ does for me.  It helps me renew myself from all the trials and tribulations that I experience because I know that our experiences here on Earth are for us to learn and grow and that our time here will be short as we prepare for eternity with our Father in Heaven.  I also know that as we grow and learn how to be obedient to the Lord’s commandments that we will be able to be with all our family and friends for eternity.  What more could we possible hope for than an eternity with those we love.

1st Skein of the Teal Superwash Merino is DONE!

1st Skein of Teal Superwash Merino

Ok, I finally have this skein done, between the “busyness” at work when I started it and re-organizing my time after early retirement, I have finally finished it.  I’m working with a new (old) program for fixing the pictures my digital camera takes and I’m not real sure about how to use it yet, but I’m sure as I mess around with it I will understand it better.  It’s very different than the one I was using and it has a little bit better control over what I want to do.  I’m sure my friend will be happy to get this so she can start on the shawl for the fair and I hope I haven’t stressed her out with how late I am getting this to her.  The next skein is already started  and I’m hopeful that I will have it done by this week end.  I will wind this into a center pull ball for her and get it in the mail to her tomorrow.

It’s General Conference weekend and I have thoroughly enjoyed conference so far.  One more session this afternoon.  We have General Conference 2 times a year and it is on both Saturday and Sunday, the beginning of April and the beginning of Oct and I look forward to them each time.  What a spiritual uplift they give. 🙂  Next Sunday I will be singing with the choir for Easter Sunday, and it’s a beautiful song.  The name of the song is Did You See Him in the Garden and you can hear it here by someone else on youtube.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, how could you not it’s SPRING!!!!