Sunday, March 23, 2008

What's in a Name

I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter!!

Thank you for all of your supportive comments. I'm glad everyone like the handbags so far. I'm pretty proud of them myself. Here is a picture of one of the wraps I made for my flower girls. By the way, these wraps can transform into neck warmers/mini scarves that button as they get older.

I got quite a few invitations done and ready for the post office this weekend. I watched a new movie out on DVD called August Rush. If you haven't seen it, you should. I liked it. It was very cute. I also managed to alter a dress for my next door neighbor, and it turned out really well. It was the first time that I ever altered a dress for someone else, so I'm a little proud. I had to do a fitting on her and everything. She was very happy with it, and that's what counts the most.

The Fi booked our honeymoon last night, and I can't wait. We are going on a cruise to Key West, Cozumel and Belize. I've never cruised before so I'm pretty excited. I have to publicly thank Robin. You are the best girl!!! She was very helpful with all the questions I had, and let me know which cruise lines were really good. Thanks again Robin.

Anyway, I've been seeing this floating around on quite a few blogs and decided to check out what my name meant, and this is what I found out.

What Andrea Means

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.

You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.

You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.

You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.

People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Busy as a Beaver!!

I swear I feel like I've been running around like a chicken without my head on. Here are a couple of things that I've been working on.

Clutch purse for mom. I still need to insert the lining, but I like how it turned out so far. The body was crocheted instead of knitted, so it worked up pretty fast.
The sparkles are Swarovski Crystals. I used Cascade 220 with an H hook in half-double crochet. The pattern was one that I made up.

Here are the 6 ruffles for my handbag. I haven't cut out the materials yet for the body of the bag, but plan to in the next couple of weeks.The yarn is Misti Baby Alpaca double stranded. Let me tell you. These babies were a piece of work. They wanted to stay curled up all the time. I guess they were tired. I wet blocked them, and they still curled. In the end, I wet them again and spray starched them. I'm very happy with the outcome and can't wait to see the finished handbag. The pattern is also another one I'm making up as I go along.

I planned on showing you one of the two knitted wraps I made for my flower girls, but I'm saving that for the next post.

On other updates, I just put down again for a little while the shawl collared sweater for my mother. She did try it on, and it fits perfectly. I started sewing it up last week, but with everything else going on, I had to put it down.

I started the armhole shaping on the minimalist cardigan. I like this project because it's mindless. I was hoping to have it done to take with me on the honeymoon, but I'm not sure I'll have time. Crazy me just took on another knitting project for Knit Picks and my deadline to have it done and mailed back is April 25th.

The design I started, is looking fantastic. I can't wait to see it finished. I haven't worked on it in over a week, but hope to get back to it soon.

I started a crochet shawl for my godmother. So far it looks really good. I'm using Noro Taiyo. This yarn is gorgeous, and the color is vibrant. Gotta love Noro. They make me smile all the time. Hopefully I'll have pictures of this in my next post.

In other news, I started writing up my invitations. Let me tell you, it's a task. I designed, printed and assembled them over the past 2 weeks, and now I'm writing up the envelopes. I also started getting those crazy phone calls from you know the ones(friends and relatives) that you haven't heard from in ages, and I'm talking ages(at least 15 years)? Ex: "Hey, how are you. I heard you're getting married. If I can, I'll try to make it." The best one was the woman that invited herself and her estranged husband to my wedding.

Hello people, did I send you an invitation? The last time I checked you weren't on my list. Anyway, I feel better now that I've gotten that out. If I had to do this again, I'd ignore my mother and go and get married on some island like the fi and I wanted to do in the first place. Tuesday night, I worked on pew decorations for the church. They look so good. (The glue gun is my very best friend right now. Best invention ever made.) Anyway, I'm trying them out tonight or tomorrow night if I get a chance after Lenten services.

Well, enough of my babble, what are you guys up to.


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