Saturday, May 30, 2009


I had fun making these Pokeballs. The guys love 'em and have been carrying them around all day.
I also started work on Austen's K-State graph ghan.
This is a new skill for me so wish me luck. I've gotten a slow start because of my eyes! As some of you know I'm 44. I have always had perfect vision. But about 10 days ago(when I first started planning this ghan) My eyes started this horribly distracting twitching and aching. So I'd stop crocheting and go to the computer where it would continue. The only time they wouldn't bother me was when I was watching TV or teaching. Hmmmmmm....any ideas? I think the old age thing and my eyes have finally met up. So I took the graph of my son's ghan to the Kinko's near us and had them enlarge it 100x. I let you know if that works!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Chain Chomp

WolfDreamer off the hook has really cool Pokemon and Mario patterns. The pictures and patterns are great and easy to follow. Here's a special request by my youngest son; Trenton for chain chomp.He must of liked him because this Chain Chomp now occupies the prized side table by my son's bed.(That's where all the good treasures go...LOL)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Test Ruthy pattern

Craftymummy2two let me test htis darling little monster pattern. I had a ball making her and watching her take shape. If you want to see more of her cute ami's check out her blog. Thanks craftymummy2two for entrusting Ruthy to me!!!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Graduation Day!

The firstborn has graduated HS. He is 18 and will be leaving home soon to go to KSU to study architecture. I had a luncheon for him on the day of graduation and had lots of family stop by.
The graduate with his adoring family:

The graduate with my mom and dad:

The graduate with his cake:
I only have a day and a half left with students!!!! Cheer with me now!! WooHoo! party in the house! I have to pack up my room because they're moving me to a new room for the fall, so I have to work an extra day after the kiddos leave, but its all good. The end is in sight.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kansas Pride

Who would've thunk it? here I am a transplanted Puerto rican, who grew up in lush tropical surroundings, but I have a soft spot in my heart for the sunflower. It grows wild here in Kansas, along the highways and sidewalks. How lucky are we?

My oldest son, Austen graduates this Sunday from HS. I have family coming in for a luncheon/party before the ceremony. Wish me luck, I'm super stressed trying to make thngs perfect! I hope I'll have lots of good news to share the day after the big day!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A lil' of this 'n that......

Belated Happy Mother's Day! Feliz Dia de las madres!

I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day, because everyone has been touched by a mother one way or another! I spent it with my kids and in-laws. We ate, played video games and even got a little crocheting in. My niece is starting to make little animals and she is doing so well.

A Very Hungry Caterpillar:

I always make caterpillars for baby gift after I sold one at a craft show, the buyer wanted to know if I eould make a butterfly to match so she could let her grandkids hold them when she reads "A Very Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle.

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's National Teacher Week !
The PTO in our building wanted all the students to bring in a fresh flower for their teacher. Alsa! I am not a garden person, so I whipped up these"roses" with a lil help from Planet June and her free pattern on her blog

The best thing about them is they won't wilt or die. I hope the teachers enjoy them!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Getting to Know me!

1.High heels or boots? Boots
2.What time did you get up this morning? 7 am
3. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds
4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
5. What is your favorite TV show? Project Runway, Top Chef, Survivor
6. What do you usually have for breakfast? Oatmeal or an English muffin with butter
7. What is your middle name? Clark
8. What food do you dislike? Liver
9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? So many can't pick just one.
10. Favorite sandwich? Turkey, Bacon Club
11. What characteristic do you despise? Snobbery
12. Favorite clothing? Blue jeans
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? Any beach
14. Are you an organized person? Ha Ha Ha Ha....Ha Ha!
15. Where would you like to retire to? See # 13 (I need sand!)
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 32
17. What are you going to do when you finish this? Make dinner: Spaghetti
18. Favorite drink? Diet coke
19. When is your birthday? Dec. 20
20. Morning person or a night person? morning
21. What is your shoe size? 9
22. Pets? Dusty(chow)2 yrs
23. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? My oldest son graduates in 2 weeks, I got a pedicure today, my house is a mess.
24. What did you want to be when you were little? a fashion designer, a singer, an actress
25. What is your favorite flower? Sunflower(I’m from Kansas, man!)
26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? May 28, last day of school!
27. What was the last thing you ate? Sandwich, raisins, and Chex Mix!
28. Do you wish upon stars? always
29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?red
30. How is the weather right now? Sunny, but cool
31. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? My Aunt Joyce
32. Favorite soft drink? Diet Coke
33. Hair color? blonde
34. What was your favorite toy as a child? My tape recorder
35. Summer or winter? Summer
36. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate!
37. Coffee or tea? neither
38. Favorite Food of all time? PF Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps39. Favorite dessert? Blonde Brownies
40. When was the last time you cried? Watching the previews to the new movie with Cameron Diaz.
41. What is under your bed? 3 underbad storage boxes of yarn, 1 of craft supplies and misc. luggage
42. What did you do last night? Watched NASCAR and crocheted, drank a glass of wine
43. What are you afraid of? DH’s job situation
44. Salty or sweet? Salty and sweet
45. How many years at your current job? 2 teaching Spanish at this job, 16 in teaching.
46. Favorite day of the week? Friday
47. Positive or negative? Positive
48. Favorite pastime? Crochet; walking dog, sitting on the beach
49. Beach or mountain? Beach, beach, beach!!!! Sand between my toes!!
50. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Yes, I’m nosy!

Your turn !

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Baby Boy Blue Blankie

A 5th grade teacher in our building is getting ready to give birth to her second baby boy, so here is her blanket. This pattern is so mindless and I think its a perfect baby blanket pattern too.

*Caution* Mama Bragging moment ahead:
Trenton's bird sculpture:

Devin's Dog sculpture:

These were both displayed at our school's art fair and I was so proud.