Friday, June 27, 2008
B- Best Friend: My Hubby!!
C-Cake or Pie: Yes
E- Essential Item: Food
F- Favorite Color: Black
G-Gummi Bears or Worms: Bears
H- Hometown: Mountain City, TN
I- Indulgences: Yarn, scrabooking supplies
J- January or July?: July
K-Kids: Casey and Kristen
L-Life is incomplete without: My hubby
M- Marriage Date: September 28, 2000
N- Number of Siblings: 1
O- Oranges or Apples: Apples
P- Phobias or Fears: Heights
Q- Quote: "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away: Blessed be the Lord."
R- Reason To Smile: Carmen
S- Season: Fall
T- Temper?: definitely
U- Unknown fact about me: everyone knows everything about me - I'm very open
V- Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals: Meaty
W- Worst Habit: overeating
Y-Your favorite food: cheese
Z: Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I added the cute little VW bug buttons.
I attempted a hat to match, but it came out being very tiny. I frogged it too. I'm giving up on this, but hope to make the baby something else for next winter.
I'm looking forward to Memorial Day weekend. I have Friday and Monday off from work and hope to be able to do some knitting and scrapbooking.
Monday, May 19, 2008
I was on vacation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina last month. I was staying near the Currituck Lighthouse. The sunset over the Currituck Sound was beautiful!
This is my new granddog, Jack. He is a five week old Jack Russell terrier. I am very glad he won't be living with me. Jack Russells are just too active for my lifestyle.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Here I am in downtown Charleston. I love all the flowers blooming.
Everything was beautiful. We celebrated St. Patrick's Day. There was an Irish band in the courtyard, along with many folks decked out in green attire.
A nice pair of felted wool house boots for me from Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles.
I'm getting back into my scrapbooking after a long break. I'm working on Christmas photos right now.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
“It’s the Pay It Forward Exchange. It’s based of the concept of the movie “Pay it Forward” where acts or deeds of kindness are done without expecting something in return, just passing it on, with hope that the recipients of the acts of kindness are passed on.So here’s how it works. I will make and send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment to this post on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange. I do not know what that gift will be yet, and it won’t be sent this month, probably not next month, but it will be sent (within 6 months) and that’s a promise! What YOU have to do in return, then, is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.I will now Pay It Forward to you THREE, I wonder who you will be?! Please, be a PIF You will enjoy it just as much as we do!”And, remember…you have 6 months to get your gifts done!
Just leave me a message and let me know if you want for me to send you a hand made gift.
Friday, January 11, 2008
I made this Aran hat as a swatch for my Aran sweater. Cables are fun!
I made these mittens in 2006. I have gotten lots of wear out of them.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
I made this wooly pulley for Scott using Wool of the Andes worsted weight. It is the helmet liner pattern available free online.
Kristen's sweater is made using Wool of the Andes Bulky and Lion Brand Wool Ease with both strands held together.
I owe Casey a knitted gift, but since I took apart her sweater twice because it was too large, she has given me an extension. :)
I am working on wool socks for Scott, a cardigan for myself, and I am getting started on Elizabeth Zimmermann's Aran Sweater from The Knitter's Almanac. I have made my swatch cap, and am working on my design. I hope to cast on this week.
I have started back on Weight Watchers and hope to lose 50 pounds. I lost 35 but have gained it all back in the past 6 months.
We are having unseasonably cold weather with single digit temperatures and wind chills below zero. Great weather for wrapping up in wool.