Saturday, February 20, 2010


It's snowed again, dear friends and they're (and by "they" I mean the powers that be on KCRG TV-9 out of Cedar Rapids....not sure I trust that Kai O'Meara. I'm sure he's a nice Irish boy and everything, but he looks a little shifty about the eyes.) calling for more this Sunday. So in true Hez fashion, I'm schlepping about the house in my fleece jammies and pink chenille robe with my new coffee mug (Frankie! They're Godiva Choclatier mugs! I thought of you when I bought them! Great steal at 99cents a mug). All I can say is thank God for French Vanilla Creamer.

In other news:

- Our knitting coach, Alice, brought out some of her stash again and let us go through it and abscond with some yarn. I was daring and took two skeins of sock yarn. You heard me right, knitters...sock yarn. I'm thinking of starting to make a sock or three and see how I do. But, I've got to finish off a scarf and a pair of wrist warmers first.

- Another small knitting story. Someone delivered a bunch of old "Workbasket" magazines to our knitting club as they contained knitting patterns. Well, in addition to knitting patterns they have gardening advice, canning tips, go to gifts, and other fun stuff. Some of them are circa 1966, but I found a cute pattern for a baby doll bunting for knitting and another skating skirt for a Barbie in there. Well, when I brought some home I happened to glance at the address label on a couple of the magazines. I about died. They were our address. The gal that used to live here many moons ago (and raised a couple hooligan boys, but they're damned fine gardeners) was on the address label along with our current street address. I pointed out to Kenny later on that these magazines had come home to roost. ;) Small world, ain't it?

- Next project for Hez enlightenment (besides the socks) is making soap. I've been following Rhonda Jean at down to earth for some time and she has her own cold pressed soap. Plus there is so much deliciousness on etsy. If you've never before shopped on etsy, I suggest a perusal. It's all homemade/handmade and there are some lovely things on there. But, I found a gal who makes beautiful cold pressed soaps with names like raspberry truffle. There is so much lovely on that website. It gives me inspiration and ideas for baby showers, my girls, myself, and a little bit of everything. (Pssssssssssst, Kit, there's yarn on there, too!) So, that's my little PSA for today. Buy handmade/homemade if you can!

That's enough of Hez for today. I hope you all have a GREAT weekend!

In lieu of a post...

....I bring you picspam!

Homemade crayons ala Chez Hez

Another view

All wrapped up! Cute tissue paper, no?

More wrapster!

A Victorian Valentine for Arik's teacher.

One more view...

A counter full of caramel corn for Arik's party. It was my first attempt and I'm pretty danged proud of it and was happy with it, too!

Teh corn! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Arik sampling the goods!

It was a busy nite last Thursday nite and I wouldn't repeat it for love nor money, but we did have fun and that, my friends, is all that matters.

*love* all around!