Monday, March 13, 2006


Winter has finally hit MN! It took us 4x as long to get to work this morning! I have kind of missed the snow. It was really beautiful to see it on the trees. However, I have been yearning for spring and this was quite the surprise! Our garage door even froze shut! Hopefully it will melt soon.

I have been working on the scrapbook of all of the pictures from my Grandma Norgaard. I am having a really hard time with these photos. I don't know if it is because I don't know what to journal or what. None of the photos are especially good and they are all in those 70s and 80s colors where the photos just don't pop. I don't remember anything from these pictures, so it is hard to relate to them. I'll be glad when I'm done.

On another note, Paper Trends contacted me last week and they want a shadow box that I made for the boutique! It was a great surprise because I thought all of the calls had already gone out! I just submitted it on a fluke because it didn't sell at the boutique! I'm so excited, it will be in the June/July issue.

Tonight I'm going to work on my ribby cardi. I have the back and half of one side of the front done. I'll post pictures when I'm further along. This is my first sweater, so I'm hoping I will be able to finish it...especially before summer!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Thanks Kirby

Thanks for being the reason I love the Twins.

Thanks for showing a 13 year old what true sportsmanship is.

Thanks for making every game exciting. Even if the Twins were losing, there was still a chance if Kirby was going to be batting.

Thanks for giving me a number to put on the back of my soccer jersey.

Thanks for the smiles.

Thanks for making that catch.

Thanks for hitting that homerun.

As a grown-up I don't understand the stories I heard about you after the Twins. I don't know if you were unfairly accused, or if you just didn't know how to handle your fame. I choose to remember the good things you did and how you positively influenced my life. As a 13 year old you and the Twins provided one of the most exciting things I could have imagined. You provided hours of positive entertainment.

Thanks for the memories.

Friday, March 03, 2006

Home Sick

I stayed home from work today. Fever and cough came over me last night. No fun. I was supposed to go out to eat with Esther and Andrea today for lunch, but instead they came over and brought lunch to me. I warned them that I was sick and they still brought the babies over. I didn't touch them, so hopefully they won't get sick. Those kids are so funny. They would hear each other crying and then both of them would be crying. We were trying to get pictures of both of them in their hats that I made them and they wouldn't cooperate. We did get a couple of cute shots

I submitted these cards to CARDS Magazine. No luck. They didn't like them. Oh well. I will sell them. I especially like this first one. I made 9 of them, so hopefully other people will like them as well. It was simple and it looks so sparkly!

I think tomorrow I will try to make some more. Hopefully I will be feeling better. Being sick stinks!

Sunday, February 12, 2006


Mercedes Joy was born to Andrea and Eric this morning. She was born at 10:00 this morning and was 8 pounds. All are doing well. We went to St. Croix Falls to visit them this afternoon and we got to hold her. I guess Auntie Katie is going crazy. She will be coming sometime next weekend and she will get to see her then.

Wow, it seems like there are a lot of babies around here.

Noah was baptized today as well. Jeremy and I were sponsors along with Jason's sister Kari. He wore a gown that is 104 years old. Poor guy, we were teasing him for wearing a dress.

Here is my favorite photo of him yet. This is a hat that I knit him.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

I've Been a Bad Blogger

I feel like I never have anything to write about. Or I do have things to write about, but I just don't. This might be a problem in the future.

I bought a couple of sketches from Carla Sonheim. This one and this one. She is super talented and has a fun one. I need to save up for it.

I visited Noah last night. Just in case anyone was wondering, he is still cute. I have knitted him a couple of hats and some booties and I will post those photos soon. He is the perfect model. I need to start doing some scrapbooking pages about him.

Esther's shower is set for the 18th. I have a great idea for invitations and food, now I just need to come up with decorations. If anyone has any ideas, let me know! They need to be cheap and super cute. I don't care if they are time-consuming. I really need something for the tables.

Must get back to work now. Hopefully I will come up with more things to say soon.

Friday, January 27, 2006


I've been tagged by Kelly Norby! Here it goes:

Four jobs you have had in your life:

  1. Library Page at the Thief River Falls Library
  2. Valleyfair Merchandise Supervisor
  3. Joann Fabrics Asst. Manager
  4. North American Title - jack of all trades
Four Movies you could watch over and over:

(I can never remember movies, but these are some that I like...)

  1. Bridget Jones’ Diary
  2. You've Got Mail
  3. Love Actually
  4. Princess Bride

Four Places You Have Lived: Only Four?

  1. Bellingham and Everett, WA
  2. Dickenson, ND
  3. Thief River Falls, MN
  4. Shakopee, Plymouth and St. Louis Park, MN

Four TV Shows You Love To Watch:

  1. Grey's Anatomy
  2. Law and Order (all of them)
  3. Antiques Roadshow
  4. The Office

Four Places You Have Been On Vacation:

  1. Colorado
  2. Brazil
  3. Bahamas
  4. California

Four Websites You Visit Daily:

  1. Two Peas in a Bucket
  2. Star Tribune
  3. Craftster
  4. My favorite Blogs

Four Of My Favorite Foods:

  1. Chevy's chips and salsa
  2. A good salad
  3. Coffee
  4. Fall foods - apple/pumpkin pie, bread, cinnamon anything, cider, etc.

Four Places You'd Rather Be Right Now:

  1. At home knitting or creating in front of the tv
  2. Visiting Noah
  3. Shopping
  4. Anywhere warm

Four Bloggers I am tagging: I think I'm the last person on the planet to get tagged because I don't ever email or leave comments for anyone on their blogs, so no one I guess. : )

Friday, January 20, 2006

Noah Daniel Gudim

This is what I've been busy with for the last two days.

Esther and Jason had their baby this morning at 4:20 a.m. I made a blog for him so that all of the relatives and friends could get all of the stats:
Noah's Blog

I got to hold him. He's so cute. Hopefully he will get to come home soon.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Day Off

I had the day off today. Got some much-needed stuff done
around the house. It was nice to have a quiet day at home. Jeremy has school tonight, so I REALLY have had the whole day to myself.

The only time I left the house today was when I went to Target for about an hour. I found two sweaters on clearance. (Yes, another cardigan.)

I did get some cards made. I made 4 of each - except the thank yous, I have 12 of those. I don't know if I'm going to try to sell them or use them myself. The other day I was looking for a card and I couldn't find one. I think I might have to keep a couple for myself. I haven't decided if I'm going to put them on ETSY, ebay or just sell them to people I know. Maybe I won't even sell them and I'll just give them out as gifts for birthdays or whatever.
I wish the sequins would have shown up better on this card. It is so much better in person. I might try to photograph it tomorrow.
I also have a felted purse that is almost done. I need to felt it and sew on the handles and it will be done. I have another one in the works.
Dad leaves for Brazil tomorrow. There are around 50 people going on the tour. Now that I think about it, it would have been a lot of fun to go with them. I think if we would have thought about it more, we probably would have gone. I love Brazil.
Back to work tomorrow. I have a lot of projects to get done this week, so hopefully I won't have to stay late this week.

Saturday, January 14, 2006


I went to the mall yesterday on my lunch break in search of some after-Christmas clearance deals. I was specifically looking for sweaters. (I have more cardigan sweaters than Mister Rogers, but that is beside the point) I had read on other blog that American Eagle was having some good sales and so I thought I would check it out. Can someone answer this question - what were designers thinking when they decided to make 3/4 sleeves? Ok people, I live in MINNESOTA!! It is cold here every day. If I'm going to be wearing a sweater, I want that sweater to cover my whole arm. I like wearing these type of sweaters in the spring and fall, but not during January.

Another pet peeve I have is the shrug. These are popular items for knitters. I don't know what the appeal is. Maybe its because they use less yarn and take less time, who knows. I don't like them because they don't look good on adults. Skinny teens look good in them, but not me. There were tons of shrugs on clearance at AE, so apparently I'm not the only one who doesn't like the shrug.

I did walk away with a couple of items. This sweater was only $6.95! The jeans were a good deal too.

I am determined not to make this blog about things that I buy. I have read a couple of blogs where all they talk about is material things. I don't want this to be like that. However, I do like to get a good deal and I will share those deals.

Today was a lazy Saturday. I organized my closet and didn't do much else. We went to Chili's tonight for supper. That's about all I did. Boring, but relaxing.

Peace out.

ETA - I came across this cool site. I LOVE these tags. They have some great sayings. They have a store at ETSY and their jewelry is cool too. Great inspiration.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Christmas Boutique

These are a couple of the photos that we took at the Christmas Boutique at the beginning of December.

Altered Journals, Tins and Ornaments

Cards and Ornaments

Felted Purses


Hello friend.

This is the first post of the rest of my life. This blog is going to primarily be posts on recent creations whether they are scrapping, knitting, jewelry...whatever. This is the place to find them!

My goal is to keep this blog updated with the current things I'm doing and maybe add some comentary as well. As most people know I'm a woman of few words, so my posts might be short. I just want to keep my projects organized and maybe this will help me finish some projects that I've started.

I don't know if anyone will be viewing this blog, but in case you are reading this, WELCOME!