New Hobby

I was looking through some pictures of a friend and saw a really cute crocheted hat. I have not been able to find a job and the ones that are available my doctor told me I can't take since I would spend most of the time standing, I have recently had surgery on my foot. To help me fill my time I asked my friend for the pattern to her hat but there was no way I was going to be able to figure it out. The most I have done is really simple scarves with the basic stitch. So I sent the pattern to my Aunt to try and help me figure it out. That night, Friday, I decided that I should try to figure out some of the basics so that when I saw my Aunt on Sunday I would be able to better understand what she was talking about. From a website of free crochet patterns I found a beanie that looked pretty easy (the stripped one). A friend came over and we sat in front of the computer looking up stitches on YouTube to figure it out and by the time she left we both had a beanie. I made two more that weekend, but took one of them apart because I didn't like the way it turned out.

When I saw my Aunt last Sunday she showed me how to do the spiral using the front post stitch. Then I made the pink/brown beanie with the spiral using the basic pattern from the brown one but just changed it up a little bit. It has been really fun to figure this out and see the beanies take shape. Now I will need to make them every so often just so I do not forget everything I have learned.


Dishwasher Tag

Earlier in the year we were told that our rent would raise starting with April. Since we know we will be here for a while yet we decided to sign another contract to keep our rent from going up too much. After we did the math it was still cheaper to stay in our place instead of finding a new one and needing to pay for a new deposit. During the end of the semester there was not a whole lot of time for large meals or the time to do tons of dishes. During the last while that we have been here without a contract I haven't wanted to call in anything unless I really needed to in case it would remind the landlords that we are here paying such a low rent compared to everyone. Now that we are in a new contract and they cannot raise the rent on us, believe that we are calling in on everything. To do my part to help out with the dishes I finally called in and told the property manager that our dishwasher has never worked, it just heats up the food and dries it onto the dishes, so we would like to get it checked out. The short end of it is we did not get the old one fixed, we got a new one.

It took us about a week to finally use enough dishes to fill it up and make it worth running. It worked so great. One night I turned it on to let it run. In the morning after breakfast Paul put our dishes in and turned it on again, so the dishes were washed twice. Once while we were over at my brother and sister-in-laws house I saw what they had on their dishwasher to keep them from washing the dishes twice or putting dirty dishes in on top of clean ones. To help us from repeating the same problem I decided to make my own version.

I have decided to sell them too, so if you would like one I am selling them for $7.
The tag and four large magnets is $10.

Custom colors are available. Leave me a comment and I will get in touch with you. The sentiment can be customized as well.



One of the goals I have for this summer, now that I am done with school, is to become more organized. I have so much STUFF that I had at the school and now need to find a place for it at home. Our place could also use some help. During the last semester with finals, graduation, and my senior project I kind of let our place go a bit. To get started I made a something for the bathroom counter to help clean it up. Let me know what you think. It is really simple but will do the job for now.


The Family: A Proclamation to the World

Paul took the picture of the temple one morning as the sun was coming up and before the lights were turned off, overlaid with The Family: A Proclamation to the World. I got the idea for this image from a wedding present a friend gave me. Anyways, here it is. Let me know what you think.

I have this as an 11x14 and 8.5x13. If you need it a different size let me know and I would be happy to do that for you. To save in shipping cost I can submit it on-line to any place you would like to have it printed. If you would like it printed and sent to you leave a comment and we will get in touch.

Do to the differences in computer monitors and printer settings colors may vary.


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