Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Wamego Woolfest

Last Saturday, we drove to Wamego, Kansas for the Winter Woolfest.

There were a few vendors, a children's activity area with needle felting, and workshops throughout the day. There was a huge turn out and I think that next year will be even better.
(TT is wearing a skeleton hat)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I like my itouch for keeping my appointments, calendar, lists, and such but there is something about putting pen(cil) to paper. I like post-it notes and flair pens to write notes to myself and now I love pocketmods. One sheet of paper, custom printed with to do lists or a weekly calendar or a food diary or a combination of things, and then folded into a cute little book.

From the Pocketmod.com site:
Many things make this little personal organizer special, here is a list.

1. It fits easily in your back pocket or purse.
2. It's as cheap as one piece of paper (Because that's all it is!)
3. It opens like a book. Leading to easier to find, more organized notes.
4. The first page has a pouch, big enough to carry a business card!
5. Customizable with "Mods" tailored to your needs.
6. It's free and fun

Monday, January 5, 2009

Namaste Bag

I have been doing pretty good about not buying new bags. This Hollywood Pink Newport Namaste Bag was just my style. Unfortunately, someone bought it, I was sad but I figured that was the universe's way of saying I didn't need it. Then there was a strange turn of events, it was returned (the lady who bought it decided she was too petite for the straps.)

So I figured that was the universes way of saying look this bag is perfect for you and you really, really need it. I couldn't go against the universe's wishes so I bought it and I love it. The color is beautiful, happy, and viberant. There's lots of room inside for projects and my regular purse stuff. I fabric is so soft. My bag and I are very happy together.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year

Welcome to 2009! I believe it's going to be a really great year.

I don't really make New Year's resolutions but I am trying a couple of new things.

1. Keeping a gratitude journal. I just write down a few things everyday that I am grateful for. A few examples from the last week: going to the movies, New Year's parties, sleeping late, completed knitting project, beginning knitting projects. If you have an itouch/iphone the app Gratitude! by happytapper.com is really good.

2. Working out every day. That sounds like a lot but I need it to be a habit, something that I do everyday with out thinking about it. I'm flexible on my workouts, walking for 20mins or 30 minutes of yoga counts as a workout for "rest" days. I'm toying with the idea of Olathe Half-Marathon in March.

Friday, January 2, 2009

More Christmas Knitting

The mittens ate up all my pre-Christmas knitting time so I gave a few people IOU's for gifts. The top hat is the Fourth Grade Hat and is for S's fourth grade teacher. It is NORO, of course.
Below (being modeled by S) is a Fern Glade for T's para. She is a college student and really wonderful.