Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Seriously . . .

Why me? I was cleared by the doc to return to New York. i had tickets to go to the Martha Stewart show. I had an appointment with a job recruiter. And what did I do? i fell and broke my leg. In three places.

No, seriously.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dolly Anna

As you know, I DON'T SEW. Okay, that's a joke now as I do TRY to sew. Sometimes. One thing I was able to make for the holidays were some dolls from the Tone Finnanger book "Sew Sunny Homestyle." This is a lovely book and I find her patterns easy to read and understand even for a novice like myself.

Meet Dolly Anna:

Made for my Mom for her birthday, I think she turned out cute! I added the little wreath to the original pattern:

All the materials I used were fabrics and items I already had on hand. That is my favorite way to make something! I mostly only buy fabric from the thrift store or out of the remnant bin and I look for creams, browns, pinks and whites for doll making plus small scale patterns and unusual fabrics (like the golden tulle used here for a skirt). I made this same doll for the Sparkling Winter White Swap but OOPS! Forgot to take a photo. :) I made her in more white fabrics plus added a crystal style crown to stick to the Sparkling theme. :)


I haven't said anything here yet about the disaster in Haiti. What a sad sad event in such an impoverished country. It breaks my heart to see all the orphaned children and I wish I could take them all in. It is nice to see so many rushing aid to the country. One such aid mission is that of the U.S.N.S Comfort, a huge floating Naval hospital that harbors here in Baltimore. The Comfort is currently a day or so outside of Haiti and I know it will be a huge help when it arrives. In hind site I think I would have enjoyed being a Navy Nurse. :)

Friday, January 15, 2010


I love to knit hats. They just . . . WORK for me. I can do them without much effort and don't even end up in my typical double pointed needle curse-a-thon when I get to the decreasing for the crown part. I can rip hats off my needles in factory style efficiency. So many of the men in my life get, guess what, for Christmas? Yep, hats. Now do I remember to always photograph said hats? Eh . . . no. I made two hats for my sister this year with not a shot to share. Oh and I made THE CUTEST little bear cub hat for my best friend's little one and don't have a picture of that either. Le sigh . . .

However I did seem to remember to shoot this one:

That would be my brother-in-law modeling his Empire hat (fit with a Storm Trooper on the front, to boot). This hat is made from acrylic yarn (wool makes him itch) and I found the Star Wars knitting patterns here. He seemed happy with it. :)

My absolute favorite hat of the season was made for my cousin Kyle:

Nice. :) Made of lots and lots of wool and I'm hoping to write out the pattern for this puppy as soon as I can.

Had to stick that shot of Mandi in there. Glad my family is full of people with Hattitude. :)

Fondly ~ Rebecca

PS - still recovering and feeling much much better. Thank you all for the kind words. I'll see the doctor on Monday!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Surfacing . . .

Why hello there, you're still here? I know, I know, I already broke one of my New Year's resolutions - TO BLOG MORE OFTEN. Sigh . . . But in my defense I've been sleeping. In fact I went to sleep after Christmas and woke up in 2010!

To catch you up, I DID need a second surgery and went into the hospital on 12/26. Since then I've been in a bit of a sleepy haze. This last week I've been doing more (like getting out of bed and even going to Target for a book and medicine.) Today I'm feeling more like me. See?

I look okay, right? Now my husband is looking at this going WHAT?!? Well honey . . . When in Rome . . .

Needless to say, I'm still in Baltimore recuperating and trying not to over do it like I did last time. I'll be spending my day doing a little scrapbooking with my Mom and sister:

And then watching the game. Until the next time - GO RAVENS!


PS - You CAN always go home. :)


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