Thursday, April 09, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Well, it's been a long, long time !

I know, I know......................I've really been a very bad blogger and I also know a said I'd blog today. You know, the details of the roving I dyed, but ya see, my sister just called and asked if I wanted to go do some shopping today. And well, let's see...............sit at home on the computer, trying to remember how to download pics to blogger or spend some fun time shopping with sis ?
Shopping with sis ! Sorry............................I promise I will get the roving stuff up, Monday at the latest.

But thanks to Andy, I can get back to my old blog. No need to start a new one !

Have a great weekend !!!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

At Last an FO

Just wanted to share with you the really cute hat from Deneen's Pattern. Sorry the pictures aren't better, not sure if it's my new camera or me, but if I had to guess I'd say it's me.
I only changed the hook sizes to fit a smaller head. It's for my 9 year old grand-niece and she's on the petite side. I used an I and a J hook and followed the pattern exactly. The yarn is Redheart Super Saver in Petal Pink and Lion Brand Fun Fur in Figi, both currently available at Walmart.
The hat is being modeled by my paper towels, not my grand-niece, unfortunatly I forgot my camera when I gave it to her yesterday. But it was a hit, she wore it the entire time we shopped, which was about 4 hours.

Hmm.......... this hat with a Snuggly Scarf using the same yarns, I'm thinking cute sets for next Christmas.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hey I'm Still Here .......

I know, I know it's been a few weeks, no pictures, although there has been some knitting and crocheting. I did test a pattern for Deneen, really, really cute hat. And I've begun my first real knitting project, a baby blanket from this pattern on Believe it or not, thanks to Andy's help I'm making it twice as big too, more in another post about the really great yarn I'm using too.

Check out where I'll be on Feb. 10 and not only will I be there, I'll be taking a class by Robyn Chachula, you know Crochet by Faye. The person that has the cover pattern on the new Crochet Me book. I'm really excited about it ! I've been crocheting basically forever and have never taken a class, I'm gonna learn sooo much ! I can't believe how lucky I am, Robyn is really talented and I'll be in her class trying to soak up some of her knowledge. But first I have to pick a pattern for my favorite granny square and have 2 crocheted for the class. Did I say I was excited....

Oh, the robins are still here despite some really cold temps. They are staying huddled low on the ground, all puffed up most of the time, but they haven't left.

I'll try to be back soon....................................

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Lookin' Out My Back Door or Can Spring Be Far Behind

I was on the hillside behind my house this morning, with one of my dogs (this is his favorite spot to poop) When I thought I heard a robin..... no, couldn't be, they aren't here yet, not at least for another month or more. I heard it again, then I saw it, actually it was a pair of robins. This may not seem odd to some of you , but it's strange to see robins in January in this part of the world. So I took the dog inside and grabbed my camera, because I knew no one would believe me and here is what I saw.............
Not just two robins but an entire flock of them.

I know it's difficult to tell but there are several in the picture above.

Here we have one perched it all of it's red-breasted glory.

Another one looking for worms.................

And yet another, just hanging out..............

The pictures aren't as clear as I would have liked, but I couldn't get too close to them. Unlike the chickadees, they tend to fly away when you get too close.

I'm just wondering what the heck robins are doing here this early. Does this means an early spring or are the birds being stupid this year !?!

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year !

Wow, I can't believe how quickly time flies ! It seems as if we were just saying how hot it the summer is and bang, it's New Year's Eve. No big plans for this evening, my sister and brother-in-law will be here for games and sauerkraut and pork and weenies at midnight.

My Christmas was nice, Santa was good to me, but more about that another time soon. Which brings me to my resolution for 2008, and that's to be a better blogger. For that to happen I may have to explore other options, because blogger hasn't been kind to me for a while, thus I haven't been posting.

Anyway, I've got to get some potatoes peeled, mashed potatoes go so good with sauerkraut and pork.


May 2008 find us all healthy and happy.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Alive and Well

Just a quickie to let you know I'm doing well.

I have several things I want to show you, but I have to wait for my new camera. Yep, the old one is almost dead and a new one has been ordered and should be here soon !

The weather is suddenly a bit blustery, perfect for all of my yarn play :)

Have a great week !