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Posted by sallenlouise on September 23, 2007

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Family Stuff 

Well, hubby ended up not heading home yesterday….today for sure, lol! He may just have to turn around and leave tomorrow, so, we probably wont get to see him for very long at all.

I have a major headache, it’s turning migraine, I just know it. 😦 I’m only here because I had to e-mail a customer.I hope this will go away before getting any worse.

Selah is annotating Great Expectations, I will be helping her later with definitions. Rachelle found out she was double jointed yesterday. She scared herself, and thought she had broken her thumb. Well, now she just keeps playing with it and freaking mom out. I do not like it one bit, lol! OK, I’m outta here for now.

Tupperware News 

Good Houskeeping Only $7.97 — Treat Yourself

Good Housekeeping is partnering with Tupperware to announce the magazine’s redesign that launched with the May issue!

Don’t forget to check out the September only Tupperware deals on my previous post. You cant miss out on these deals. You will have to make some decisions, but you can always go in with a friend and only pay $67.63

All together, the items below value

$266.50 for only $135.25 ($7.12 per piece(19 pcs)



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Swaps and all that fun stuff

Posted by sallenlouise on September 20, 2007

This is what I sent to my partner for the Mystery Yarn Ball Swap. 

This is what I put together for her! I included this set of stitch markers, plus some Harry Potter trading cards. I also used a skein of RH Symphony to finish wrapping…I ran out! LOL~ This was my first Mystery Yarn Ball swap, and I had lots of fun putting it together. It took a while to wind it all, but that was part of the fun! I hope she enjoyed everything!

Mystery Yarn Ball
Selah’s partner should have received hers by now, but we forgot to take a picture. I do know that everything but the Holiday Knits book and Michaels mints from the 1st pic, plus a pattern book of baby sweaters and a big Strawberry Shortcake sweater book. Her partner makes sweaters for children for charity. Selah thought that would be neat for her to have. I think she yanked some of my pre-made stitch markers..but I can’t remember , lol! I’ll have to ask her.


The final results: The 1st one from me, and the 2nd from Selah. We were able to wrap her books up, they were soft. Her skein started out a small looking 3.4 ounce ball, and ended up looking like a skein of RH, the 7 ouncers! Just sort of funny to me, lol!



OK, this is a little clutch/pouch thing that I made for another swap. I wont say which one, or for who, they haven’t received it yet. I just had to share! It’s nothing major, and it’s not what I had planed for it to be, but there you go! I thought it was cute. I used Caron SS for the outside, and RH for the lining. See the button, that’s for easy removal for when you have to wash it. I just realized though, that if the inside needs to be washed, most likely the outside will need to be as well…Hmmm. Ohhh my mind lately!lol!

I have some Halloween squares to show! I love it when I can do this (alternate the colors on the other sq):

As you can see, I have been playing around with the basic granny. I did the diamond by pulling my alternate yarn along. I’m giving this ago, and practicing because pretty soon, I’m going to try crocheting from a chart. That will be interesting, I’m sure!


I am working slowly on my kit tote for Miranda. I’m using the colors she likes, and using an afghan pattern that I have, I’m making the tote. What I’m not looking forward to is making the lining. If I can sew one, I might do that, but I really can’t sew…. I know, a lining should be simple enough, but I am challenged in this area. I found this out during HSKS 1. I really did give it my all, but I ended up having to buy a tote for my last parter. 😦 So, I may have to crochet it. YAY!(FYI:That is a sarcastic yay!)

Other News

I am working on something special for Patti. She is the wonderful artist, graphic person that made my banner and button for my Etsy store. Did you notice the petals…AWESOME! She also made me a banner for Tupperware. I love it! You can see it here. Check out her Etsy store, she has some really Cool Cats and other things. I am very great full to her and want to put something special together that she will love.

OK, I have more pics and swap news, but I cant post it all in this post now can I? Nope! So, maybe tomorrow I will post more pics. I hope you are having a great night, I will talk to you soon~



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Howling out loud for feminism

Posted by sallenlouise on September 18, 2007

Watch me turn into a
Wolf at YouWild.org

This is awesome!

I hate insomnia. It screws up my whole schedule. I will finally catch up on sleep during the day, which means I’m up late again. (way late) When I finally get back on schedule for a week, a few days, it knocks on my door again. ARGGGGGG.

Where am I going with this? I saw Jessica Valenti on BookTV the other night. She is very open, and to the point. Some of you may think that she is a little harsh..(and that is definitely OK) I believe that she has some valid points. She has a book out,  Full Frontal Feminism. I want to read it. Some of what she was saying during the program had me laughing like mad. Then again, I could just be mad due to the insomnia, and many other reasons.

She has a site called FEMINISTING. Check it out if you don’t mind seeing some bad language, and many, many pointed comments.  I will say this. I like the honesty. I like that it is to the point. I like many of the arguments, some of it I’m not sure what to think. Be sure to watch the Wanda Sykes you tube bit. Gotta love her.  I am so with her on the SSM thing. To each their own ,that’s what I think. We have much bigger things for our government to deal with.  The war, education, economy, getting our homeless of of the streets….shall I go on?

HSK Swappers, she even had something for us….LOL. Well, sort of.  (actual Mattel toy)HP Flying Nimbus 2000 . I found it humorous, you may find this distasteful,  so consider yourself warned.

 I think that I should quit now, lol!  If I offended any of you, please accept my apologies. That was not the intent.




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ummm, a little bit of this, and a little bit of that.

Posted by sallenlouise on September 18, 2007


Congratulations to PAULA!!! She won the drawing for the $10 gift certificate to The Loopy Ewe! The drawing was really technical….My daughter drew the name out of an envelope. So sad that I didn’t have a sorting hat….that would have been cool! lol! Yes, I’m a dork….sometimes!

In The News

Mystery Illness Strikes After Meteorite Hits Peruvian Village

This was the first thing I saw online today. Is this not interesting or what? I hope they keep us updated on the developments. I would love to know what they find!!

The Enduring Mysteries of the Moon

I am a lover of the moon. It has always been a link to my family back home. (England) When the moon is high, I know they are (not getting technical on the time here) basically living life, doing their day to day things. When I look at the moon, I always feel closer to them. (I know, it probably sounds corny!)

I have other reasons for my love of the moon. It has always been a constant. I remember gazing at the moon when I was very little, and I remember how the moon looked on specific moments from my past. She was always there. I have always thought of the moon as female. Why? I don’t know. Maybe she is, after all she is the representation of the Goddess. I can assure you though, I did not know this when I was little. Maybe it is just like boats. They are always female. Hmmm.

Hubby News

OK, moving on before I become really nostalgic and get all teary and emotional….We don’t want that now do we. You might know already that hubby works out of town a lot. He is down south as we speak. Yesterday, he went to the DR. due to his finger being highly infected. They gave him a shot for the pain and a shot of antibiotics, froze the finger, an cleaned it. He was out of it most of yesterday. He’s still in pain, and goes back at 11am to see the Dr. I hate this. My DH is in pain, not well, and out of town. He should be home where I can take care of him. At least be able to see for myself that he’s alright. He is one of those that doesn’t go to the DR unless absolutely necessary. So, yes, I am worried and I’m sad. I usually get aggravated with him when he has a cold because, well….YOU KNOW WHY!(lol) Don’t make me say it! This is just different. This is more than a cold. I know, some of you are like….he’ll be fine, get over it. I guess I’m just silly that way. I miss him.

House News:



I said that I will post pics, and I will. Just not in this post, lol! I have to upload the pics and I honestly cannot be bothered at the moment. Sorry! I do have a few to post though.

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The first meet up is tonight at 7. Woo hoo. I still can’t believe that I started this! Funny thing, I did want to cancel it, lol! Nerves I guess. I really am a shy person. I guess I will just look at it as in a job perspective. I think it will be fun! If you are in the DFW area (more so FW) come see us! It will be fun to get to know other’s with the same hobby! YARN ADDICTION!! Speaking of, I will have to sort some out to swap. It’s mostly novelty though. I learned a lesson on sales. So, here’s a friendly tip:

Just because a $5 skein is on sale for $1, (rough estimates, lol) You don’t need to buy 40! You might get by with just 20!

Alright, I can’t think of anything more to note. Besides, this. Liz, I’m honored!! I will be doing the same with you. 🙂 I just popped over and saw my name…made me giggle….lol!

OK, YES, I think I’m sort of OUT there today…I think I need a nap! Yeah, definitely do, my dogs even think so, and they are very smart! Bye for now!



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MAIL Box Delights!

Posted by sallenlouise on April 24, 2007

Yesterday, I had 2 good things come in the mail!
I got a letter from CGOA that had a little pin inside. Hey, it was kind of cool, lol! AND…….My prize came in! Just look at that yummy yarn! And do you see my sheep tape measure! I just love him! I have been wanting one, but just never picked one up…..so how cool is this!

On another note, I put 2 items up for sale {FINALLY} @ Sallens Boutique ,

my Etsy. We’ll see how it goes. I have some other things to add, but I’ll take it one step at a time.
I never updated you on the puppies. They opened their eyes on Friday, the 13th. They are walking now, and are quite nosy! Chestnut, pup number 1, is the big boy! He is sooo curious and is a little bully! They are playing with each other now, and it’s just too cute. Have you ever heard baby pups growl……….hilarious!!!! I never actually thought about baby pups growling. It makes sence though,now that I think about it. Brutus, well, he’s still scared of them. Yes….the supposedly FEROCIOUS APBT………scared of something about the size of his leg! Chestnut, the bully!, started walking towards Brutus, and he jumps up on my bed so the SCARY PUPPY wouldn’t get him!
OK, well I have some crocheting to do! (WAITING ON THE MAIL! NEED YARN!OK NOT NEED)

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HELP Please, and Other Fixes

Posted by sallenlouise on April 14, 2007

OK, I’m making the mini sock from Loopy Ewes. I have my stitches on the appropriate DPNS. But THEN WHAT???????? It doesnt say to join. So, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to. Arggggggg. I’m going to look around online and find out some answers. PLEASE FEEL FREE to leave some tips!
I have been pattern shopping!! I bought The Candy Lace Shawl , Cabled Tea Cozy Set , The Garden Trellis Shawl , and, I bought the Sierra Poncho that I’m going to convert into a shawl.(this will be so much fun, I’m sure!) Oh, and I signed up with the GCOA today!
My hubby might be home tomorrow. We’re not sure. But what we do know, he will definitely be home by Monday morning. He’s in Corpus at the moment. (this trip inclued Austin,Corpus and San Antonio.)I MISS HIM SO MUCH!
My brother is coming down this weekend!! He says we’re going out to dinner. Isn’t he sweet! Him and Bekki both sang Happy Birthday to my answering machine…..(ohh, and not together, seperate messages!)The goobers, lol!
Ohhhh,. speaking of, my SIL Tina, called and sang HB on my machine March 13th…..LOL, She was just a little early. (This is my hubbys brothers wife.) I have been playing phone tag with them. I either call when the phones is busy, or when they are out. (and vice versa) I will just have to write them snail mail.
Anyhow, we have had some lovely weather drop in. Some tornadoes have touched ground and done some damage, but my area has been OK. It looked pretty freaky out though. Let’s see what the rest of the night holds.
Ohh, Selah posted on her blog again. She loves comments, so, please, drop by. She’s a goober too! (But she’s my goober!) Question…should I part with my bamboo? They are my special hooks. I just love them. DO I HAVE TO SHARE? Ya know, now that I thinking about, I’m gonna let her. BUT IT CAN NOT LEAVE MY VICINITY!!!!! There, now I feel good, and she will feel special! lol.

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31 years ago today

Posted by sallenlouise on April 12, 2007

I was born. WOW, where has the time gone? Here’s what else happened the year I was born.

In 1976 (the year you were born)

Gerald Ford is president of the US

The US celebrates its bicentennial, marking the 200th anniversary of its independence

The Viking II sets down on Mars’ Utopia Plains

Promising, “I will never lie to you,” Jimmy Carter is elected president of the United States

Israeli commandos rescue hostages from Entebbe, Uganda

The Concorde begins flights from New York to Europe

George W. Bush is arrested and fined for driving under the influence of alcohol

Cray-1, the first commercially developed supercomputer, is invented by Seymour Cray

Freddie Prinze Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Colin Farrell, 50 Cent, Fred Savage, and Shannon Elizabeth are born

Cincinnati Reds win the World Series

Pittsburgh Steelers win Superbowl X

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Rocky is the top grossing film

Filming begins on George Lucas’ Star Wars

The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins is published

The Eagles Their Greatest Hits compilation becomes the first album in history to be certified platinum

“Tonight’s The Night” by Rod Stewart spends the most time at the top of the US chart

Charlie’s Angels and The Muppet Show premiere

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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Posted by sallenlouise on April 7, 2007

Hi everyone! Another short post….but hey, at least I’m here~

I posted Selah’s purse on her blog……..She has been wanting to get in there,
but has not had the time. She designed it all by her self!! I’m a proud mamma!
(OK, yes, her blog is under my name…she was wanting a my space, but I don’t think
it’s appropriate for kids. This way, I know what’s going on, and no funny business!!
She’s happy though:) and so am I!!)

I have lots of pics of the puppies, but I just can’t be bothered to upload them right now.

I also went shopping! Ummmm, quite frequently….shoot! BUT, my birthday is next
week, so I have an excuse! I will update what I bought when I can add the links, and add pics.

Well, I have to go KNIT WITH TOOTHPICKS! Are you curious??? HEHEHEHEHE!
I will fill you in later! It’s a surprise!

Maybe Iwill remember to take a pic of the SKY today,I always forget!
{Granted, this may not be considered snow in your neck of the woods, but here, we take what we can get!}

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Wednesday already???

Posted by sallenlouise on April 4, 2007

Wow, it’s Wednesday already. Sheesh, I’m really wondering when the last time I slept all night was. Now it’s the puppies, and I’m getting back in that mode where I can’t sleep well when hubby is out of town. Oh well.
OK yarn lovers, come on over to The Ranch and join the summer shawl swap! Knitters and crocheters are all welcome!
I will add more later when I’m more lively.(most likely tomorrow!) Have a great day everyone, and don’t work too hard!

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

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Some Updates

Posted by sallenlouise on April 3, 2007


I have sent out all of my squares for the Lullabies swap! I think the ghans are going to come out so pretty! I’m on time with the square swap at The Ranch. (finally, lol) I am for sure signed up for the summer shawl swap! I am going to love this one!
I am working on something , I can’t say what just yet due to wandering eyes!
I have my dishcloths made for the Dishcloth swap at the Ranch.
Just need to mail them out.
I will be mailing out my reveal package to my Ville SP
this week! I really think she will like what I chose to spoil her with!
My unknown SP has not been well, so keep her in your prayers and thoughts. (She has been so kind, and has spoiled me sooo much! I think she has a heart of gold!)
Also, my friends diabetes has been acting up…..keep her in your prayers and thoughts too.
I need to really get and finish the edging on some of my ghans……..I am soooo awful!
I have quite a few other ghans that I want to make! I want to make so much more than time allows. I also really want to increase my knitting skills. I love cables!! Have had a heck of a time finding a darn cable needle locally. I will have to look online.
Has anyone used Ernst Glass Knitting Needles?
They look divine, but before spending that much……..I gotta know if they are wonderful to work with.
~Family Life~
As you can see in the previous post, my Goldie had pups. 4! She is such a good mamma! Saturday, we took her to the vet. She had been panting throughout the night, and we were getting worried about her. She’s well! We are so happy, but the piece of mind cost $300!
(Thats why I need to really consider any future purchases!lol)
I had sent my Ville unknow SP an email Sunday. I stated that my hubby would be home today, might leave Tues, but who knows. (I might have him home for the week) Well, as soon I hit send, the phone rang. Needless to say, he is out of town……..We think he’ll be home by Thursday.
Saturday, was also my kiddos band auction. All grades performed during the day. THey each played 2 songs. I spent $50 for 10 tacos! They had ran out of food! Rach had to be there @ 12pm, and Selah had to be there by 6:30pm.
So, with the band auction, Goldie and the new pups, it was hectic.
The pups have been keeping me up…I have to make sure they are OK. They wiggle all over the place! If they wiggle off of their bed, Goldie whimpers while she gets them. It’s like shes pleading with them to stay put and go to sleep! The pups noises seem to be getting louder and louder. Especially pup number 1! He sure does have a personality already! They are the cutest little things though!
Alrighty, my nighttime medicine is kicking in. I hope everyone has a great week!

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