Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Crafty Weekend

I have decided to begin putting my craft projects here, rather than continue to fill the side here with too many links.

First of all I took a two day class to learn how to crochet, our goal was to make a purse. I struggled to get this done for the week between classes, on the drive back to Palmdale I fiendishly crocheted and got all 16 inches done. Here is the result

And then with the joy of finally finishing that project I made a few more things.

Here is a domino bracelet

A pink mahjong tile bracelet

And finally a beaded bracelet

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

New Discoveries

So as part of me getting into the technology mode for work I was forced to discover bloglines...whoa who knew there was something to make my life so much easier! I could check all my favorite blogs daily and all in one place. Well then I progressed and found Google Reader, which was even better but also led me to iGoogle, oh my! So now I have iGoogle on my computer and on one page I can see my calendar, the traffic, the weather, I have a wikipedia search box, Google Reader, spell checker and gas price monitor. It is versatile web page that I am a huge fan of.

Second life...well I am trying. I have created my avatar (although she still has a bald spot on the back of her head I cant get rid of) I am still exploring the first little island. It just takes up so much time and patience! I will keep trying though.

Crocheting, finally I am learning how to do it. I enrolled in a two week class and am making a purse. I will post pictures when it is done. Right now I need to finish the homework part of the class. You see the first session teaches you how to do it and gets you started, then you have to make your small creation become a 16 inch long piece then the second session makes these 16 inches into an actual purse...we will see what happens.

So far in May...

On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
Blood Red Horse by K.M. Grant
The Last Apprentice: Curse of the Bane by Joseph Delaney

I have not had as much time to read, its no longer part of my job each month, so mostly my reading had been done audio. I of course lived the Richard Peck, is stuff is always great.

April Books

So this is my desperate attempt to catch up with the book I have been reading. I am scaling back the pictures/descriptions since I dont need to keep track of them as much anymore with the change in scope of my job.

Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages
Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn
Bella at Midnight by Diane Stanley
Cupid by Julius Lester
Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky
Kiki Strike:Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller

Yup its that short!