Friday, May 29, 2009

Atlanta Jazz Festival

For Memorial Day Weekend, Grant Park hosted the Atlanta Jazz Festival and all we had to do to go was walk down the street.  

We had a great time.  It rained, and stormed some but fans were undeterred.  

I myself am used  to and favor classic jazz, Charles Mingus, Thelonias Monk, Miles Davis, ....this jazz was more smooth jazz but still quite entertaining.  

Publix one of the sponsors, was giving out hula hoops, which was quite cool.  Orla got hers on Saturday and I got one on Sunday.  They gave out 2 sizes and a kids hula hoop is just for a kid. 
She had a wonderful time and really enjoyed dancing to the music, I hope our park will host again next year.  

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Rice Cooker

When we left Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2002, we left these great neighbors who gave us this rice cooker.  We took it to Oxford, Ohio for two years, and I am not sure it left the packing box, then we brought to Atlanta.  We unpacked it and set it up above our cabinets, in the kitchen. Recently, I was organizing and took this wonderful unused rice cooker, that we have had a traveled with through 2 states, and finally made some rice.  We received it without instructions, and what is difficult about making rice, nothing! I have mad rice twice, it even has a steamer for vegetables.  I am thankful I didn't give it to Goodwill. 

Monday, May 25, 2009

Flower Necklaces

This necklace sold right away!
I have some new necklaces in my etsy store.  I created these necklaces for children but they size from 15-17.5" so most anyone could wear one.  I am wearing one as I write this post.     
As you can see they are cute and colorful, and a perfect accessory for summer. 
I created these after a friend told me about some crochet necklaces at Hanna Anderson.  I checked them out online, and then went to the store to check them out in person. 
I have created mine a bit differently, they close with a button and mine are much more sturdy.  

Made in Atlanta.  Check them out.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Fill in

I thought I would try a Friday Fill In


This week, I chose quotes having to do with always when I do this, feel free to fill-in whatever you'd like; it's more fun that way! Of course, if you know the quote, feel free to fill that in, too! The quotes will be on my blog, should anyone want to see what they are. we go! 

1. If we had no winter 
there would not be snow.

Everyday is  a perpetual astonishment.

3. If I had my life to live over, I have no regrets

Crochet all I want inside of four and twenty hours.

5. If you've never been thrilled start living

6. To be interested in the changing seasons is caring about mother earth

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward
to seeing a movie with Kevin, tomorrow my plans include crocheting and Sunday, I want to go to the Jazz Festival!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Biggest Etsy Sale

Orla is saying, "Butterflies, mama."
So recently from my etsy store, I sold all these items to one customer, very exciting.  Then she, my favorite customer, bought 17 more pairs of flowers.  Yippee!

Monday, May 18, 2009


When we bought our condo, I made rugs for our bathroom and kitchen.  I made all of them with Red Heart Supersaver and a P hook.  
The bathroom rugs are made with windsor blue, lilac, and blueberry pie.  The smaller rug is 24" and the larger rug is 35".

The kitchen rugs are made with soft navy and viva, discontinued print.  Red Heart always seems to discontinue my favorite multis, which is a shame the colors are so wonderful.  The large kitchen rug is about 54".  
The smaller rug is 33".

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Everyday Should be Mother's Day

My new mug from my husband.  He asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day and I told him.  So he went to Crate & Barrel and bought us these bowls at my request.  There are 4 bowls not just 3 as the picture shows.  I love these bowls, they are perfect for everything, and will not break down or melt like plastic can.  I will be making lots of salads and marinating yummy meats.  So everyday should be Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Etsy Thread Artists Artistic Challenge

This is the necklace I made for the ThreadArtists  artistic challenge.  
This necklace is colorful and can be worn either long or short.  I have connected 2 lobster clasps to fold the necklace in half making a double strand of flowers.  

Voting starts today and will end May 31st.  Please visit the to vote for your favorite.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2 Balls of Peaches and Cream

Recently, I was shopping at Walmart and I bought 2 balls of Peaches n' Cream, the color is Gumdrops.  I made Orla a summer hat, which she likes very much even though she is not smiling.  She is very busy!
For my birthday, my employer, gave me flowers and a gift card.  After the flowers finished blooming, I covered this vase with the rest of the yarn and returned it to her.  

I still have one vase to cover.  Stay tuned.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Getting to know your friends

 My Favorite picture of Elvie!
1.High heels or boots? Boots
2.What time did you get up this morning? 6:40 am when my daughter woke up.
3. Diamonds or pearls? Both
4. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Last chance Harvey
5. What is your favorite TV show? Law and Order, What not to Wear, Dancing with the Stars
6. What do you usually have for breakfast? A mix of Honey Nut and Regular Cheerios with Kashi Granola
7. What is your middle name? was Marie now it is my maiden name Buttke
8. What food do you dislike? Mushrooms and olives
9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? it is hard to choose 1 but recently I did buy 2 Pink Martini albums from Itunes
10. Favorite sandwich? Grilled Cheese
11. What characteristic do you despise? insincerity
12. Favorite clothing? jeans and t-shirt
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation? Spain to see my sister and her boyfriend then to Croatia
14. Are you an organized person? Somewhat
15. Where would you like to retire to? Ireland
16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 34th 
17. What are you going to do when you finish this?  go to bed
18. Favorite drink? Wine and Amstel Light
19. When is your birthday? March 30th
20. Morning person or a night person? Night
21. What is your shoe size? 8
22. Pets? Elvie 6 years old
23. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I just joined Facebook
24. What did you want to be when you were little?  Architect
25. What is your favorite flower? Roses, peonies, difficult to choose
26. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? 8/28 Los Lobos Concert at Atlanta Botanical Gardens
27. What was the last thing you ate? part of a carmel apple with nuts
28. Do you wish upon stars? sometimes
29. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? blue violet
30. How is the weather right now? cloudy 
31. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? my dad
32. Favorite soft drink? Ginger Ale
33. Hair color? brownish blonde
34. Whatwas your favorite toy as a child? my bike
35. Summer or winter? Summer
36. Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate!
37. Coffee or tea? I drink both
38. Favorite Food of all time? Pizza

39. Favorite dessert? Key lime pie

40. When was the last time you cried? can not remember
41. What is under your bed? Storage containers
42. What did you do last night? Crochet
43. What are you afraid of? not much
44. Salty or sweet? both
45. How many years at your current job? 4 years
46. Favorite day of the week? Thursday
47. Positive or negative? Positive 
48. Favorite pastimeCrochet
49. Beach or mountainbeach
50. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? sure