Tuesday, July 18, 2006

I gained a new respect for "bikers" this week. I wiped out...twice.

I took - actually "tried to take" would be more accurate - a beginner's motorcycle class. This is the class that teaches you to turn on the bikes! For some reason, I can't get the throttle to do what I want it to. So I hit the pavement. Hurt my pride a lot, hurt my knee a little. Thank goodness I was using their bikes and not my husband's Harley!!!

By the way, I DO know that the wreck could have been a lot worse! I'm thankful that it's just some road rash!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

It's hot. It's flippin' hot! In fact, hot doesn't even begin to describe it. So what am I doing? Yep. Making Christmas stuff! Here's the quilt I did. OK, it's really just a wall hanging, but it IS quilted!

So what am I going to do with this new knowledge? Why more wall hangings, of course!
This candle is something! It's a bell (as you can tell!) and smells like "twigs and berries." My hubby claims it's a "Manly Scent." I'm really thinking about a candle/soap booth at a craft fair. I'm not sure I have the experience, though... Who knows!

Monday, July 10, 2006

You know, I'm really enjoying the exchanges on a craft list I'm on. This month I did a choker and a dishcloth. I haven't received any yet (this month, that is!) but I realized how much fun I have creating the items to send off. I even added some homemade soap in the exchanges as a special "treat" for my partners. Of course, my hubby was excited to see some of THAT go as well! Here you can see the dishcloth and the choker I made.

The beads on this choker are little pastel flowers. They didn't show up so well on the picture. I really need to get better with this new digital camera. I have some candle pictures and soap pictures I want to upload, too, but I'm not happy with how they came out. Maybe I'm trying to get TOO close to shoot them... Yeah, that's probably it.

I'm still working on the quilt. Actually, I have the "quilt" part done now, too. I just have to add the "extras." It should be finished tomorrow at the latest.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Finished my quilting class, but not the quilt.

I did find my 50th geocache today. And even placed my very first one!!! Not a big thing, but I think it's cool!

Will have pictures later!