Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Year In Review

This year of 2010 has been filled with new exciting adventures which will continue into next year. Here is a review of 2010 in photo's

Nanaki with his toy plushy crab behind him.

Hamlet and his toy

Tom proposed, and we are planning a wedding for September 2011

I graduated from college with my B.A. in English and History. My Mum was very proud!

We bought a house in March!

On July 4 we went to an awesome antique sale, it was almost 100 degrees that day!

Getting in some swim time in Glen Arbor.

Blueberry picking!

Again very hot outside!

Went on a safari in Ohio!

Got a chance to hit a local corn maze!

I made bread!

My friend Sara got married!

I picked up knitting again with a great enthusiasm.

Hamlet got a new blue mouse.

Got an awesome package from my Cold Hands partner!

Went to Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum. Strange place.

A tree with presents in our new house.

One of many Christmas gifts. Blue Sky Alpaca yarn.

It was a great year. Hardships and trials, but happiness and excitement happened. I cannot wait till 2011! I am also going to post a few more times. Sorry for the absence, but I am also coming up on my 100th blog post. I will be holding a giveaway, so keep your eyes sharp!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Weekend and Holiday Gifts

So this weekend we went downstate to Tom's family Christmas party. It was a lot of fun. It was good to see everyone.

We were in Royal Oak, and stopped over in Northville at a place called Center Street Knits.

I purchased my first sweater pattern and cascade 220 yarn.

I'm really excited to make this. The ladies who worked there were super nice!!

I will return there again.

Last batch of felted slippers are done and need the final finishing touches to them.

On to the gifts. My friend Erin loves Etsy, who doesn't?
She found this hand-made needle holder for me.
It came with stitch markers too!

I had mentioned when we were out for DownTown Ladies Night, that I needed a needle holder. I love the green!!

Honestly, I cannot wait to fill it up with needles.

My friend Jessie got me this lovely oatmeal soap.

Hand-made face towels. I love them, used one of the blue ones last night :)

She also made this awesome silk flower!! I love it. I will be wearing it for Christmas!!!

While we were downstate, we stopped at Frankenmuth. There was the Castle Inn, very cool.

It was PACKED!!!!!!!!! We also went to Bronners Christmas store, very cool. Also a store named Rapunzel, which Tom noted on the sign said Unique gifts and Yarn! I was over-whelmed by the sales lady that I didn't get any yarn but I did get a knitting magazine.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum

This place was insane!!

All different kinds of coin operated machines. Really cool.

Cali on the merry-go-round.

This was a Japanese bongo game, rather odd I think. But it was cool to play.

It was crazy inside!

Some very strange. . .

Test your love game, Tom was clammy.

Testing it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hammy and the Mouse

Hamlet loves his new blue mouse.

This is his crazy face :)

And yes, he is very CHUNKY!!! Ham is the perfect nickname for this little bovine cat.

We have another cat. Nanaki, but honestly, Hamlet is a Mommy's boy.

He was also helping me make the bed Sunday. Or at least in his mind he was helping. Haha, every time I went to pull the sheet over and would roll, and stab and pounce to grab the sheet back.
He loves laundry. I should sneak a pic of him laying in the basket. I will load up the basket to go downstairs, and Hamlet will jump on top and take a ride down to the basement to help me with the laundry. (sad, I know) but honestly, it's better than lifting weights!! laundry probably 10lbs, Hamlet 14lbs, good lifting!