September 17, 2008

Craft Update

A quick update on my crafting...

Over the weekend, I made my second diaper cake. Here's some pictures. The happy couple (not smiling) is Nick and Ashley. Congratulations to you both. Enjoy Ms. Ariana.

I have also been working on some hat and scarf sets for the Holiday Craft Fair. I will post some pictures this evening. I am making some Divine Hats and some Urban Newsboy hats also. For scarves, I am making some easy shell stitch scarves and the one skein scarf from Stitch N Bitch. I wanted to make a few shawls and one personalized afghan (for display) so that people will place orders for them. This is my first fair so I will see how it goes.

On another note, I was recently told that a kid that I used to babysit had a huge crush on me and that he hated my first boyfriend because of his crush. Wouldn't you know I saw this kid over the weekend. He is a cutie and I hope some very deserving young lady will be lucky to snatch him up.


Good Day Fellow Bloggers...
All week I have been trying to figure out how to let two people know that they inspire me to continue crocheting. These two ladies are always working on something and I am always amazed at how fast they both complete their projects. So, how does one show her graditude???

A public acknowledgement of course. So to:
Lesa over at and Christina over at

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I want you both to know that I appreciate the work that you do. I have never been excited about my craft. By reading your blogs, I realized that there are people out here who appreciate handmade gifts. THANK YOU!!!

September 16, 2008

New Pics

Hello Fellow Bloggers.
Just wanted to quickly share a couple of new pictures of the kiddies. Yes, I know they are growing up so fast.

Juwan and Zaria. Sometimes they love each other so much. This was one of those times and luckily, I caught it on camera...Juwan is now in the 4th grade and he is into skateboarding, mohawks. and wrestling...Zaria is becoming such a girly girl. I LOVE IT!!!

This is Zaria...Age 2 1/2 going on 21...LOL

This pose was encouraged by her 17 year old auntie (it figures, right???).

September 11, 2008

September 11th

Today marks the anniversary of the horrible attacks on America. Like many others, this is the only tragedy that I am old enough to remember vividly. I remember exactly where I was, what I was doing, and the feelings of those around me. Last year at this time, I was sitting in English 101 at UMass Boston and the writing prompt for the day was SEPTEMBER 11th. The professor simply asked that we "just write". No directions were given we were free to write whatever we felt. Today I am repeating that assignment but this time, it feels different. Today I sit in my office on the top floor of one of the largest high schools in the city of Boston. Outside my window the band is playing music that for some reason seems sad. At 9:03, the school will have a moment of silence and then back to business as usual. Although today is a sad day for the world, today marks a new beginning for my brother and another happy birthday for my aunt. While everyone remembers the victims, please also remember the ones who are still here with you.


September 10, 2008


Hello fellow bloggers...It's been a while since I last wrote and I am feeling horrible about that. I apologize. I have been wanting to write for at least a week but life always seems to get in the way. This entry won't be as lengthy as I had first imagined because I am doing it while at work. So tonight, when I get the little ones off to bed, I promise to write and to post some photos (another reason I haven't blogged in a while).

Here's the quick update:

1. I have been crocheting like a mad lady. I completed a few things for myself, started a few items for the craft fair (more later) and started some Christmas crafts.

2. The little ones are doing great. Juwan started forth grade and Zaria is growing like a weed. (New pics tonight).

3. Like last Fall, I have returned to my life on a budget. I am hoping I stay on track next Summer (that seems to be when I fall off).

4. WORK has changed for the better.

5. HIM...what is there to say. I am still madly in love with HIM and I am just now starting to admit to myself that there will never be another HIM for me. IF you are reading this, I LOVE YOU more than I ever that I would.

That's it for now. Tune in tonight or tomorrow for the full update.