Sunday, December 13, 2009

the strange effects of cold medication

I have had a bronchial infection for over 3 weeks now. It is finally starting to get better, but I have been medicated forever, or so it seems. I know I was in a daze for a week or more, zonked out on the cold meds.

I haven't felt like doing any big crocheting projects, but while I have been sitting here in my recliner the past few weeks I have made yoyo's for one of my charity groups. We have a lovely lady, Dawn, who loves to join them into afghans, bless her soul. I have also made about 25 7" granny squares for several exchanges and other projects. I have many partial skeins and balls of yarn that I plan to use up on making squares and yoyo's the rest of the month. Gotta get my stash a little more organized.

I also went onto my AC4C (All Crafts 4 Charity) yahoo group to see what projects we are going to be working on for 2010. There are lots of baby projects, but I don't do baby things very well, at least not well enough to give to someone. :) So, I have volunteered to join squares for our group! Just call me crazy! I'm sure the mail lady will call me something different when she starts delivering bags and boxes of squares to my house! lol I have plenty of yarn to join them with and it is a no-brainer job. I can do it while watching TV with Howie. I am excited to be doing it, this is my calling.

I have a few boxes of lapghans to take to the nursing home and I have about 6 afghans I want to take over to the womans shelter. I need to get them out of here to make room for this new project. And I guess I need to get a bunch of scrapping things up on ebay to clear out some room on the back porch. Its the getting it all out and photographing it all that slows me down, figuring what I want to throw into each lot. I think I will sell all my small punches and get rid of alot of pattern paper and cardstock. If I can get rid of some of my Leaving Prints stock and the Out of The Box kits I would be happy. Storage is at a premium so I need to do something on that backporch in a hurry, what a mess. Collecting things is now my addiction, but I don't think AA or NA would be much help. Most of their 12 steps would not apply.

It is 3:30am (of course) and I need to get off here. I need to get my swiss steak started and in the crock pot and then go to bed. I can hardly wait to get to sleep, I have been having some crazy dreams the past week and can't wait to see what pops up tonight. I don't know if it is from the Zetia, it is the only new drug I have started taking at night. I guess I need to read the info sheet that came with it. I wouldn't think the mucinex would cause crazy dreams, but I guess it could be the nyquil! lol or one of the many other drugs I take daily to make it thru to the next day. LOL Well, poke me with a fork, I'm done!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Bazaar

I did my first craft bazaar this past weekend. It was held at the Elizabeth Township Community Center. It was their first time holding one and the price was great, so I went for it. They didn't have a big crowd and most people were just looking, not buying, but I did sell some things. Sold 2 Camo hats, some baby hats, an afghan, some gloves, some cards, some glass ornaments, and quite a few candy cane ornaments and Grinch Poop.

Here are some photos of my tables. The first one is pictures of my afghans. I really thought I would sell more of them. Also shows my Crocheted edge fleece throws, hats, gloves, and assorted Christmas stockings.

More afghans, baby afghans, and crocheted hangars.

This picture shows shopping lists and note pads.

This shows my candy cane ornaments. They sold very well.

These baskets contain some wreath ornaments, some round chipboard ornaments, reindeer food to sprinkle on your lawn, and a basket of assorted poops... reindeer poop (raisins), snowman poop (mini marshmellows), and Grinch poop (green peanut M&M's). Poop never tasted so good!

These are glass ornaments. They contain rolled glittered Christmas scrapbook paper, and ribbon hangers. Also a basket of glittered Snowflakes and glittered Icicles. All very pretty!

The Center is very nice, and they have a very nice exercise facility. I am thinking about joining. They have a Nu-Step machine, which I used in rehab for my back, and I loved it. The Y doesn't have one and I haven't found anyone else with one either.

I may also be able to teach a crochet class for begineers. I think I would like that. I need to check it out, but not until after Christmas anyway, too busy until then.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Crocheting for charity

It's been quite awhile since I've posted on here. I am still not working. I keep looking, but no one seems to want to hire an old woman who needs to sit to work and can only stand for 2 or 3 minutes at a time! I keep hoping at least something part time will turn up soon. I only have 14 weeks of unemployment left and I will have exhausted everything... nothing left, nada. If I can't find anything , I'm not sure just what to do next. I think I am sick enough to file for SSD, but who knows. I'll cross that bridge when I have to.

Anyway, Since I need to spend time with my recliner and heating pad, I have been doing alot of crocheting. You can only make so many afghans and lapghans. I signed up for several charity Yahoo groups and have been crocheting things for different charities. I just sent off a bunch of hats, scarves, and gloves last week. Here are some pictures....

Makes me feel good knowing a few homeless people and kids will be a little warmer this winter because of me!