Thursday, April 14, 2011

Coffe, Soap Box, and a Blanket

Well, good morning all! Did you know Godiva makes coffee? Yes, indeed. And becuase of this, you can pretend you are in a coffee house. Pretend that you are not trying to pour your own coffee around a phone, to-do list, and someone's plastic saw. You can just sip coffee... I'll pause here and allow you to go refill your cup... Go ahead... this post will delete itself in 5 min, so you don't have that long... Okay, just kidding... Anyhow... Here is where we will insert the "soap box" part of this post. And I'm starting to think that perhaps it's less of a soap box and more of a question. Right now, as I am, as they say, great with child, I seem to be developing some severe questions. Questions about our food. You see, my husband and I are starting to do more from the land we live on. Plant our vegetables, freeze our own food stuffs, and buy local. We are tantalizing the idea of getting some honey bees. Now... the more we look into doing these things, the more we hear why we should do this. Like: Grocery store honey has up to half hi-fructose corn syrup and it's not labled... pea production in the area is down becuase its cheaper to buy peas from China... ammonia in your ground beef products... I mean, seriously? But... how far does one take this? I'm sure there is enough info out there to keep me locked in my house never leaving. Can one go overboard caring about food? So far that one cannot care about say... the people that have no food? And if you care about food, surely you must be overly concerned about the enviroment... and surely you'll start buying organic clothing... and I just feel like if you do one thing... everything snowballs. Does this make sense? How does one choose the important things and sort out all of the information over load? We are going to be much more conscious about what we eat. That being said, I'm still having hotdogs this summer. I'll still grab the occasional soda filled with artificial this and that. Is it ok to care "most of the time"? I cannot care about everything all of the time. I'd have no time left to wipe my kids noses! I do not have the energy for it. Where does one draw the line? So that's it. That's my current dillemma. And if you survived that rant, here is the afgan that I have finished. I crocheted it, then I ran strips of batik fabric through it. I love the way it turned out. I seem to be on a green yarn kick. I'd say the last four or five projects I've done with yarn have green in them. Anyways, this little guy will be posted in my etsy shop soon. Hoping you have a wonderful day!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Keeping Busy

It's me. I don't know why, but I'm just not good at putting up blog posts! I'm terrible. I read blogs often during the week, and do other online work, but posting... Yeah, not so good at keeping up on that. Kinda like that little sticker or whatever you call them--------> see it over there? 21 days to get organized. Alright, all at once now, we will collectively laugh at me. Ready? Bahahaha! Bahahaha! I know you all are just about peeing your pants knowing just how well I did on that darn challenge! But none the less I have been busy. I made new business cards for my cookie business. I made them so the top orange part could slide up, but I don't know what to put on the manilla part under it. A stamp that says "thank you" or what??? Ideas welcome! Then we have this little crochet number that I've been working on imbetween evening reading, and children's movies =)
I have another crochet blanket that is just about finished, and I'll show that to you soon!

Then, I did manage to finish this baby quilt, and it's listed on my etsy shop. No, the handsome man holding it does not come with the quilt ;)
One shop apron done, one cut and ready to be shown. And it's nothing personal, but the guys around here are not very happy having faces in pictures. This guy down here below was scowling due to the fact that I wanted to take a picture of the apron on him before it went to the shop and got destroyed. I'm such a mean mama. So I just chopped his head off so you didn't have to look at his scowling little face. =)

So again, will try posting more soon.

Oh- and for anyone who cares: I just got a Land's End magazine and they have bathingsuits that cover more than 1/20th of your body! And they are cute! Not "hey, I'm a grandma now, so I have to wear this obnoxious bathing suit." No, really cute covering suits. It's good stuff. Go check them out. And no, they didn't pay me to write this, I'm just over excited.