Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween 2007

Halloween 2007
Originally uploaded by RecycleMicol

I'm really not cross-eyed. Miss 'L' was a princess.

I still had the costume I borrowed for a reenactment that I participated in a few weeks ago. It was a Civil War reenactment, but I was just one of the spinners who demonstrated the process of spinning and weaving in that era for about 500 school children who toured the camp. I told them that I'd long as I could be a 'Yankee' spinner! Ha-ha.

Sweetpea Swap from Raesha

Sweetpea Swap from Raesha
Originally uploaded by RecycleMicol

Crazy-wonderful goodies that I received in the Sweetpea Swap #7 from Raesha.

More detailed pics in my Flickr photos.

So happy. I would write more, but I'm being summoned by the little one.


Monday, October 29, 2007

Holiday Treats II

Easter Eggs in October
Originally uploaded by RecycleMicol

Yes, this photo was taken in October. She has been watching a Max & Ruby DVD and there are two Easter episodes on it, which made her little heart desire to paint Easter eggs. I thought, "Why not?".

Holiday Treats

Boo Cake
Originally uploaded by RecycleMicol

Well, this is a pretty sorry Halloween cake, but I really just made it because my daughter was begging to help me bake and she would not quit bugging me to eat it, or I would have made a better spider and web.

It's not large...just a two layer six inch diameter cake made from left-over batter after baking her Cinderella cake. I baked the small cake and froze it, so all I had to do was pull it out of the freezer and frost it. My daughter helped me make some caramel-fudge frosting from a random web recipe where you microwave Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk and Semi-sweet chocolate squares. (And a pinch of salt with vanilla extract added at the last.) It's really yummy!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sticker Bandit

Something on the wall caught my eye this morning when I was alone in the house. It was an upside-down sticker that my four year old had stuck on my bedroom wall. It tickled me. Then I thought about how it won't be long at all before there won't be anymore stickers stuck to walls. No more play food strewn around the house, either. And the amount of crumbs under her chair after a meal will diminish over time as well. I won't mind that so much, but the little things that mean that we are blessed with a little girl in the house will be missed as they fade away.

Until perhaps...Grandkids!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Fiber Therapy

Hi friends!

I thought I'd let the blogspot world know about our Burleson Area Fiber Artists 'Fiber Therapy' group. (That is...South Fort Worth, South Arlington,Burleson and other surrounding communities in TEXAS, U.S.A.)

See HERE for more information and updates.


Monday, October 22, 2007


I've been tagged by Jana. I’ve been tagged before and never responded because they're usually so LONG and time consuming, but I'll do this one because it's so short, just THIS ONE TIME.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 3 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

1. If I drink or eat anything with caffeine in it after lunchtime I'll be up all night.
2. I sleep with the thermostat on 69 degrees Fahrenheit.
3. I love pre-1980s movies and music. (You have to be more specific when you use the term 'oldies' nowadays!)
4. I'm paranoid, suspicious and cynical...probably from growing up on detective shows! Hee-hee. I still LOVE them!
5. I long to travel the world with my husband.
6. I'd be perfectly happy locked up in a Hobby Lobby for six years straight, as long as they brought me food and water.
7. I think my daughter is my greatest accomplishment.

Tagging Hoxie, Beth and Miss Vicki

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A New Day...A New Blog!

Yes...I succumbed. I have been blogging on Vox, but they have yet to arrange for the general public to comment without being forced to sign up for Vox. Still love them, but now I must share the love with the rest of the world and not be so 'exclusive'! (And my friend Beth from Spindelicious convinced me that it was a good thing!)

Now you see my Blogger page and you ask, "What?! No bazillions of links to free projects and tutorials? Am I on the right blog?"

Well, my friends, there are just too many free patterns and tutorial sites to list and so many of my favorite sites already have them listed, so click on one of these links and have fun! (If you're 'in' yet!) (Wonderful illustrated stitch dictionary!) (Frequently updated Free Patterns with fewer broken links. She's working on an English version...but I can find what I need by the English titles within the folders.)

Don't forget to stop to eat, drink, and do some crafting every now and then!

If you add me to your blog roll, I'd love to know. Please drop me a line.