Tuesday, January 31, 2006

self-portrait tuesday

I was born when my dad was 60 years old. He died when I was 19. I don't feel like I really got to know him, he was too old and I was too young to care. The mental picture I now have of who he was it's made of little trivial things I remember about him, stories I've heard of him and some facts that I've added up in my head. My whole life I've heard how much I resemble my dad's side of the family. I was never close to them, my uncles and aunts were very old, my cousins were in their twenties when I was a child so I really didn't fit in. I got this picture as a wedding present. My father, the first one on the left in the middle row, was 14 years old here. The rest are my grandparents and all of my dad's siblings of whom I met only 3. I have stared at this picture a few times to see if I can find something of myself in them or in my dad. All I can see is my nose.

More self-portratit tuesday bloggers here and here.

Monday, January 30, 2006

welcome owen

This hat and these socks are on their way to Michigan. Our good friends Mark and Jen just welcomed the arrival of their first baby last friday. Congratulations guys!!!! I am so happy for them and I can't wait to meet baby Owen. Mark and Jen are not only awesome people but they were truly amazing with us when we were expecting Tino and for that we'll forever be grateful. Anyway, I hope he likes them. I got the pattern for the hat here (I love this pattern so much, is so easy and so cute!) and the socks are from a Bluesky Alpaca pattern that I bought.

I had a good weekend. I just wish I didn't have to do any chores during it. But sometimes is the only time I have since Alex is here and can look after Tino while I do laundry, or go grocery shopping etc. (blah!)

Friday, January 27, 2006

thank you holly

This beautiful hat that I was trying to photograph Tino in (because he makes such a cutter model than I. And can you tell that I was chasing him? ...I need a faster digital camera!)was a Christmas present from sweet Holly whom I met at the knitting circle I attend at my lys. Not only is she extremely talented in this craft but she has a great eye for matching colors and styles with personalities. She knitted a different style of hat for everybody and we all fell in love with our present. Thanks Holly, you are too sweet! (I just got my hat this past wednesday...so don't think I'm recycling old news here).

I haven't been too productive for the past couple of days. Tino and I are getting used to a one nap-a-day schedule, which has been kind of tough for both but it had to be done. He was falling asleep later and later in the afternoon and it was just too close to dinner time and bed time.

Today when he was laughing really hard I noticed that he's got 2 new teeth: a right canine and a right bicuspid, so total with the ones he already had: 10 teeth. But when he bites it feels like a 100 teeth. He doesn't bite too often but sometimes he just can't seem to help himself and he goes directly for our index fingers. I'll try my best to get a picture of the new teeth.
In case I don't get to post over the weekend: everybody have lots of fun and get lots of rest, ok?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

my very first post

I made these for my lys owner's newborn. I'm pretty happy with the way the came out. I had big plans of screen printing a whole series of them with a cool tutorial I found here, but I kept on buying the wrong kind of ink so I settled for the good old ink jet heat transfer thing. I hope she likes them. I made the picture of the little baby knitting myself so excuse my 5-year-old drawing skills.

So this is my very first post and I'm kind of nervous. My friend N (Noodle, see? I mentioned you in my very first post) told me that if I was about to write my first post I better made sure that I have something for a second one...oh, the pressure. But I'm happy to say that I do have a couple of ideas in store for future postings. So, stick around...

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