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JessicaB
Sunny Southern Californa
Life is too short to waste doing something you don't love.
Interests: travel, family life, cooking, parenting, reading, technology, scrapbooking, sewing, crafting
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Well… My blog has, anyway. I thought it might be nice to have one place for all my blogs, instead of having them scattered all over the interwebs, so I have a new setup at a new link. ourfamilybest.wordpress.com Don’t worry, all my old posts and pictures have been moved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2011 at I Made This!
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I finished up two projects this week, and just realized that they are both silver. I've been on such a blue streak, it kind of suprises me. I finally FINALLY finished the baby blanket I started a year ago! It was a great beginner project, but I got distracted with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at I Made This!
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It's April! I started knitting exactly one year ago this month, and I am still going strong! I knit just about every day unless I'm pretty sick, which has only been a couple of days in the past year. I even knit while hooked up to an IV in pre-op,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2011 at I Made This!
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I joined a challenge to knit 11 shawls in 2011, and finished my first one about a week ago. It's a Swallowtail Shawl made in leftover silk yarn that I used for my mom's Christmas Wrap. It took me a few days to get around to blocking it (not my... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2011 at I Made This!
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Some more of my projects that are finished. They've been done for a while, I just got around to photographing them. First, my Haruni Shawl. This is knit in a deep purple cotton. I used a smaller size needle than recommended, because I didn't want to run out of yarn.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2011 at I Made This!
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Another Christmas has come and gone. Last year, I endeavored to make every. single. gift. This year, I cut myself a break and did some bargain shopping. I did, however, make three gifts. First was the Vernal Equinox Shawl that is seen in the post below. That was for my... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2010 at I Made This!
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I sent the Vernal Equinox Shawl off to its intended recipient, and managed to snap some better shots before putting it in the mail. These show the pretty variegated blue color, and some of the lace work a bit better. I sent it with instructions on different ways to wear... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2010 at I Made This!
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My first real knitting disaster: See that? Right there in the middle, on the right? I was working on Nancy Bush's Lily of the Valley Scarf from her book Knitted Lace of Estonia. It has yarnovers and nupps - not difficult knitting, but involved. I had some trouble with the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at I Made This!
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Here's my latest shawl, finished and blocked a few weeks ago: It's made of an alpaca/silk blend that makes it very soft and airy, but very warm. It's a half-circle shawl, which meant I had to knit it back and forth on the needles instead of in the round, which... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at I Made This!
This has nothing to do with crafting or cooking, but I want to share my three basic rules for life. I try to live by these, and I try to keep company with others who do too. RULE ONE: WISYWIG What You See Is What You Get. Authenticity. Know who... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at I Made This!
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I finished my first shawl! I took advantage of a kid-free zone on a Girls' Weekend Away a couple weeks ago to wash it and block it. It's not the prettiest picture, but it's what I have so far. I am THRILLED with how it turned out! It's a bit... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at I Made This!
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I have several projects going on at the same time, lots of things on my needles right now, and none of them is finished. But that's okay, I've had reasons and excuses and I'm enjoying them all! Well, most of them. One, the blanket I started WAY BACK when I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2010 at I Made This!
I think I have the answer. Philosophers and artists, critics and collectors, everyone has been trying to answer this question for ages, and I think I just figured it out. Have you ever watched a two-year-old draw? I'm sitting here watching my toddler, and it's a beautiful thing. Not the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at I Made This!
What a week it was last week! But we got a good start to our garage project, and we feel good! My husband took the week off work and we rented a dumpster. When we went out to get started on Tuesday, our garbage can had been stolen! What?! Not... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at I Made This!
Technically it's still spring, so we're not too late for a little spring cleaning! It's a big week around here, we're doing a HUGE purge of all our junk! The Grandmother is taking the Toddler away today, and with the Grandfather is taking him again Saturday. The Husband took the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2010 at I Made This!
I'm sitting here on a lazy Sunday morning (well, "morning" for us, it's noon but we got up late ;-) and planning my menu for the month. For the month? Yep! I thought I'd share my process with you all! I sit in front of my computer with a paper... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2010 at I Made This!
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I was bound and determined to make every single Christmas present we gave this year. I don't know that I'll be doing that again, but I did greatly enjoy it. One of my FAVORITE projects was for my dear friend. I made her a Perpetual Calendar out of my fabric... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at I Made This!
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Just like me to get a blog up and running, then disappear for a month or so! But I've been busy. Because I don't have enough to do, I've decided to pick up a new hobby! This past month I've been learning to knit, and it's been FUN! My desire... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2010 at I Made This!
I'd be happy to give her a loving home!
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2010 on a hoppy little giveaway at Wee Wonderfuls Archive
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I love Pierce Brosnan. He's gorgeous, seems friendly, seems intelligent. Not a bad package, no complaints here. When I saw him in Mamma Mia, I realized his fatal flaw. That boy can NOT sing! I mean but he's AWFUL! Oh he tried, wow did he try. He sang his heart out. He emoted. He was earnest on every note. He gave it his best. But he sucked. When I saw him on-screen, singing poorly, I didn't think to myself, "Well now that just ruins everything. What a shame." What I did think was, "Wow, he can't sing! Ha ha, I love that man!" It didn't ruin the experience for me at all. If anything, it made me admire him more. I once sang "Stand By Your Man" in a Korean karaoke bar at 2 am, way too drunk and way past my bed time. I didn't just butcher it - I killed it and brought it back to life just so I could kill it even more. I should have been shot and dragged from the stage by my ankles. There's no way you were THAT bad! I'm sure your fans didn't care what you sounded like. And not even the best of performances would have impressed your non-fans. I wouldn't sweat it. You probably weren't as bad as you think you were, and if you were then it was understandable based on the circumstances you listed. Your desire to provide a great experience for those around you is what counts, and from the comments above it sounds like you accomplished that. =)
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February was a rough month around here. We all got sick, one after the other, cycling 'round and 'round until we finally got some strong medicine to kick the bug. February was a loss. Seems like it was Christmas, then I woke up one day and it was March. How... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2010 at I Made This!
Rival Crock Pot, that is. I'm in love with my crock pot. Our last three meals have been crock pot meals. It's been wonderful, as we are all sick sick SICK in this house. A child with sinusitis became a child with bronchitis who shared with momma, and now daddy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at I Made This!
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As I mentioned in my last post, there are SO MANY amazing Craftivism opportunities. I have stashes and stashes of fabric and other crafting supplies, and often just buy a yard of something because I like it, even if I don't have a specific project in mind for it. Which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2010 at I Made This!
I love it! More non-baby patterns means the quilt can be enjoyed longer, rather than enjoyed while the baby is a baby then put away until the baby has a baby of his/her own. Not that I'm Theresa, or know who GG is. ;-)
Toggle Commented Feb 18, 2010 on teresa, what do you think? at Wee Wonderfuls Archive
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I have been working all week on an exciting project I can't wait to show you! It's one of those things that's been rattling around in my head for a while, and I've put it off because I haven't been sure how to execute it. But now it's all coming... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at I Made This!