Archive for April, 2005


Patriotic baby

April 29, 2005

Baby Madeleine in 4th of July topPosted by Hello


My Soap Box

April 29, 2005

My biggest pet peeve lately is that women aren’t able to express themselves without having to put an apology in somewhere to do so. Damn it! We are women and we do great things and we can be proud without having to say…”I am sorry if this offends someone or…I am sorry for bragging.”

I have been reading a lot of blogs lately. A few days ago Dot, who does the greatest things was apologizing for bragging. Woman, you have the right to brag. First, it is your blog. Second, you have designed so many patterns in the last year and have been a resource and inspiration for a lot of the online crochet community. Cinful was apologizing for ratting out a spammer…I think that is awesome by the way! I think she expresses herself with a witty sense of humor and funk. I love it and can’t stop reading about her little journeys in life. Maybe it is because I think Cinful reminds myself of me.

Kudos to both of you for saying what you want! Enlight of this mood, my social statement for the day is…

I breastfeed my baby and in public (gasp!) and if someone happens to see my do it, I don’t care. Life is too short to worry about whether not someone might have seen my breast. If my baby is hungry and I want to feed her I am not going into some stinking bathroom to do so just so this someone doesn’t get offended…offended of what? Loving and feeding my baby? See breastfeeding a baby or child for what it is, feeding, nurturing, loving a child. There is nothing gross or sexual about it and I really want to make some type of life long commitment to encourage breastfeeding.

I encourage anyone who reads this to take a stand on your blog today and say something you have wanted to say, just to get it off your chest. Tell yourself you are great! Take 20 pictures of something you have been dying to share to the online community, but are afraid it is bragging or afraid someone might not like it. Take a stand against Bush. Tell me that inflation sucks, and yet you don’t see anybody trying to make it better. Tell me you took too many pictures of your kids today because they were little “happy factories” and were being good to each other and you couldn’t stop making memories with your camera. Get passionate about something!

LADIES GET ON YOUR SOAPBOX!! I want to hear what you have to say! Am I in a mood today or what? Bwahahahahahahaha!!



April 29, 2005

4th of July Top w/ larger stripes made in size 12 months…tomorrow I will get a picture of baby Madeleine wearing it….ps…she will be a year soon, is it still okay to call her baby? Posted by Hello



April 28, 2005

4th of July Top on Sierra – Front Posted by Hello


4th of July Top

April 28, 2005

4th of July Top Posted by Hello

This is my first version of this top. I think I am
going to do another one in a smaller size for
Madeleine. I am going to do 2 rows of red and
then 2 rows of the white. I am not sure of the
star placements, I will have to see what this
looks like on Sierra. I will post a picture of her
tomorrow when she is awake.


Lion Brand Cotton-Ease

April 26, 2005

Rumor…is it is being discontinued. Can anyone verify if this is true? I am disheartened by this.

I can verify that this yarn isn’t on clearance at the JoAnn’s near me, nor is it on clearance online. I guess I will email Lion Brand and find out what is up.

This is the letter I wrote Lion Brand:

Are you discontinuing Lion Brand Cotton-Ease? There are rumors all over the internet regarding this. I have just finalized a pattern I was working on for a child’s halter top crocheted with this yarn. I would like to know if I need to go back and reguage the whole pattern with a different yarn. I really enjoy using Cotton-Ease and ask that if it means anything, google the words discontinuing, cotton-ease and look at the discussions brewing regarding this. Please let me know if you have any info you can share with me about this.

I will let you know if I get a decent response.

***This is the response I got from Lion Brand…

We have a lot remaining in stock. It is being discontinued.

With Warm Regards,

Customer Support
Lion Brand Yarn Company irritating....I guess that is all I can say about this right now...

US Postal Stamps – Very Cool!

April 26, 2005

I went to the Post Office Yesterday to get stamps for my daughter’s first birthday party. Needless to say, the guy “sold me.!” I bought these 3 sheets, as they are just so cool. I won’t use them as stamps either. I came home and then told my husband, with my….guilty….”honey, I have a confession”….this is usually what I say when I buy too much yarn. He agreed though it would have been hard for him to pass up the stamps and so we will probably frame them. Posted by Hello