Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Missing Projects

Have had it done for some time but realized that I didn't post about it!

Project #11 "the second bag"
Project #16 "the spiral-ish scarf"

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring Scarf

Just finished New Years Resolution Project #28

A rather pastel/spring type scarf! Soda can for size.


As you can tell, the table is rather icky and needs to be cleaned...

I really need to update my NYRPs onto divantART...

Saturday, April 24, 2010


Today the girls and I did our nails... if you know me you will know that I dislike wearing nail polish and the other girly pedi/mani thing. But I love the girls more.



Thursday, April 22, 2010

straw curtins

First I have to say project #21 went rather well. I had Megan choose a color thread (gold/yellow)


Each one of these curtains are different. While I used yarn (string okay), neon straws (make them longer by extending the bendy part), used a paper-cutout thingy (flower shaped) on a ton of magazines (pretty colors) and used a single hole punch to punch two holes in each flower (no need to measure, uneven is much more fun), a few puff balls were used in the beginning, and estimating how long they are and how tall to make them (suggest measuring that part next time).


NYRP #22: was used with full straws (none of them cut) going down, NONE at the top of the curtain (like the top of "T" the lines going down are straws, but the top of it is just string). Parts of it are ribbon, but yarn worked out better for me. Used glued together multi colored puff balls to secure the end. The flowers were double punched to be easier to lock into place.

NYRP #23: Cut the straws in half, used them on the top and the lines going down. Puffs on the bottom as well.

NYRP #24: Decided to go 1/4 original straw size for the top part, halfs on the lines going down.

NYRP #25: 1/4 straws on top (again), and 1/2 for the lines going down. About half way threw the lines I changed from the glued puffs to doubled up stiff paper, find to be far less messy and less expensive as well.

NYRP #26: Attempts to tighten the top part (to make it less of a dip) failed. The same as far as the 1/4 straws on top (between each cut straw is where I tied the lines to go down, in case that wasn't understood), 1/2 going down. Attempted to follow a pattern, but failed. This one I started to double some of the paper flowers when they were too thin or had no pattern on one side.

NYRP #27: Finally able to tighten the top to make it nice and straight. Find that when it's not sloped, or dipped, or whatever you want to call it, the lines going down need to be longer.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Internet Junkyard #7

Another email that I want to share with you!!!

For your educational e-mails over the past year.  I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery.

I no longer open a public bathroom door without using a paper towel.

I no longer have lemon slices in my ice water at a restaurant without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can't use the remote in a hotel room because I don't know what the last person was doing while flipping through the adult movie channels.

I can't sit down on the hotel bedspread because I can only imagine what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands with someone who has been driving because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose (although cell phone usage may be overtaking the number one spot).

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because I can only imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

SPECIAL THANKS to whoever sent me the one about poop in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO, I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it to a sick girl Penny Brown who is about to die in the hospital for the 1,387,258th time.

I no longer have any money at all, but that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft and AOL are sending me for participating in their e-mail program.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me..

I no longer use cancer-causing deodorants even though I smell like a water buffalo on a hot day.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

I no longer drink Coca Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gasoline without taking someone along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm pumping gas.

I no longer drink Pepsi or Dr. Pepper since the people who make these products are atheists who refuse to put 'Under God'  on their cans.

I no longer use Saran Wrap in the microwave because it causes cancer.

THANKS FOR LETTING ME KNOW I can't boil a cup of water in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face... disfiguring me for life.

I no longer check the coin return on pay phones because I could be pricked with a needle infected with AIDS.

I no longer go to shopping malls because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer receive packages from UPS or Fed Ex since they are actually Al Qaeda in disguise.

I no longer shop at Target since they are French and don't support our American troops or the Salvation Army.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a  number for which I will get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica , Uganda , Singapore , and Uzbekistan ..

I no longer buy expensive cookies from Neiman Marcus since I now have their recipe.

THANKS TO YOU I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my butt.

AND THANKS TO YOUR GREAT ADVICE I can't ever pick up $5.00 dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

I can no longer drive my car because I can't buy gas from certain gas companies!

I can't do any gardening because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the brown recluse spider and my hand will fall off.

If you don't send this e-mail to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will land on your head at 5:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon and the fleas from 12 camels will infest your backside, causing you to grow a hairy hump.   I know this will occur because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbor's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician ......

Oh, by the way....A scientist from Argentina , after a lengthy study, has discovered that people with insufficient brain activity read their  e-mail with their hand on the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bcroccli Battle

Did battle with broccoli yesterday around 4:30pm, suffered a flesh wound, had to call in for reinforcements. Kids honored my sacrifice and ate their veggies. Sadly after four hours of still bleeding the ER visit was enevitable. There are three stitches. It's just irritating, not pain really, at all, *maybe* a one on the scale, if that. (0 means no, 10 means worse pain you can imagine)

Without my pointer left hand finger it's hard to type and KNIT! What am I going to do for my New Year Resolution Projects? No knitting?!

Around 7 days I'll be able to get back in the game, if things work out well. So until then I'll probably end up posting a few "Internet Junkyard" posts.

Neil has been a dream man, so supporting and sweet. Right now his computer is throwing a complete fit and he had to delete his entire hard-drive. He is so upset right now but still being amazingly sweet despite of it

Making new friends as well. Have to say that I'm not a very good friend, but it doesn't mean I don't love all my friends.

Hey if you want to see my finger, here is the link, but remember it is REAL flesh and blood (dried).

Friday, April 09, 2010

Internet Junkyard #6

The meaning of life.

On the first day, God created the dog and said: 'Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.'

The dog said: 'That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?'

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: 'Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span.'

The monkey said: 'Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?'

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: 'You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years.'

The cow said: 'That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?'

And God agreed again..

On the fourth day, God created man and said: 'Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years.'

But man said: 'Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?'

'Okay,' said God, 'You asked for it.'

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.
Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information.. I'm doing it as a public service..