Sunday, May 23, 2010

Crafty Business

This has been a good weekend, but let me catch you up on what I've been up to the last 2 weeks.
Going back to work after Vegas was hard. I was so tired the entire week! I didn't unpack until the weekend after.

Last weekend was pretty hard for me. On Friday I got a call that my Grandma had had a stroke. She was in the hospital, but nobody knew anything yet. Saturday I had to work. While I was at work I got a message from my mom that said that the stroke my Grandma had was massive and she wouldn't live long. They were going to take her off the breathing machine and she how long she lived. I couldn't leave work to go be with her because I would get points. And if I got points, they might not approve my time off for her funeral. So pretty much, my job sucks. So I stayed at work and went to the hospital right when I got off. She passed away shortly after I arrived.

I probably took it worse than the others in the family. She was my last living grandparent. I had planned on going to see her so she could teach me how to crochet. But of course I didn't get over there in time. I also feel like every time someone passes away that knew my dad, I loose a little bit more of him. They hold stories and memories of him that I will never hear again. And I try to collect as many of those memories and stories as I can so I can hold on to them forever.
Tuesday was the funeral. It was really sad because there were only 5 people there. You would think you would have more people at your funeral after such a long life. But my Dad's side of the family isn't as close as my Mom's side.

After the funeral Mom and I went over to my Grandma's house. She was definitely a crafty woman. She was the one who taught me how to sew. I used to watch her quilt when I was young.

She would also crochet and knit. She had a room full of yarn and material, so I gathered up a bunch of yarn and her needles.

I had to make some cakes that weekend. I made this cake for a friend at work. She likes butterflies :)

This was made for a little girl's 1st birthday. Her theme was butterflies too.

And these were for a baby shower. I think these turned out so cute!

This week my friend at work taught me how to crochet. She just taught me some basic stitches, and I love it. I wanted to crochet every free minute I had.

Over the weekend I made this scarf. It was just for practice, but I was pretty proud of myself :)

This week I'm going to have her teach me how to make a granny square so I can start on my blanket.
Saturday Mom and I went over to my cousin Jeremy's for his birthday. We had a lot of fun and it was nice getting to see him and Tim. I also got to make him this awesome cake.
Today my Aunt Mina came over to drop off some photos. She had gone through my Grandma's pictures and took out all the ones of me, mom and dad. There are some pretty cute ones of me, I'm not even going to lie :)
After she left we decided to go out for lunch. We went to the Twisted Root down in Deep Ellum. I totally fell in love with that place. I was going to take pictures of it, but my camera was dead. They had a sign that said "For the love of God have your order and money ready" and another that said "Our burgers are sofa king tasty." It was the best! And when you placed your order, you got a card with a name on it like Cleopatra, Tiger Woods, Madonna, and lots of other names. When they would call your name, they would also say something funny about it. It was pretty awesome. We had a cheeseburger with pepper jack cheese, jalapenos, and onions rings with fries and fried pickles. Then we had a peanut butter shake. I can't wait to go back!
After we ate we went over to Lula B's. It's an antique store that used to be off Greenville. I found a pretty blue glass vase and some buttons for my button collection. I almost bought some Johnny Cash albums, but decided not to at the last minute. I want to save up some money and go back.
It was hot outside, so we came home and I got back in bed. I could have slept all weekend if I was allowed to. I only stayed in bed for an hour or two and then got up. I had to do laundry, clean my room and bake cakes. I supposed to make my practice wedding cake last weekend, but I didn't feel like it. So now I have to make it this week. I'm a little nervous, but I'm trying to positive. Hopefully it will turn out like I have it imagined.

1 comment:

bebe bird beck said...

1. Your cakes are awesome.
2. I want to learn (or relearn rather.. I knew how when I was like 12) and make a blanket!