Saturday, February 21, 2009

My Mom and her Great Grandson

I was on facebook looking at my niece's pictures and saw this picture of my mom and my great nephew. I just loved it. My mom just loves children and can get them to laugh and smile so easily. I just love this picture. I came to visit mom when they were up and this was taken just before I got there.....I believe it was in me it shows just how loving my mom is. She is terrific. She is 83 and full of life.
My family has been blessed to have her in our lives. She has been able to enjoy two great grandson and now my great nephew. (BTW...he is my first great nephew!)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope all of you have someone special in your life, whether it be a significant other or a husband truely enjoy the holiday! I am still looking for that person but alas....none yet. I still have hope. LOL

Well...I am sticking with my plan for this year so far. No new projects. Finish the ones I have started. I will have to post a picture on the project I am working on now. It is a shrug that can also be a scarf or wrap. It has buttons to make it into a shrug. The pattern was free from Knitty and it has been so much fun to knit. I have used a little heavier yarn and it is still turning out beautiful. The only problem I have had is forgetting the buttonholes. I have had to frog a few times when I realized I put a buttonhole on one side and not the other. Oh well...frogging builds character....or so I keep telling myself. I have forgotten the name of the yarn, but when I post the picture I will fill in the details.

Better start working or I won't have a yarn income! LOL

Monday, February 02, 2009

Knitting and Coffee Swap IV

Here are my answers to the posted questions for Knitting and Coffee Swap Four!


1. Whole bean or ground? Whole

2. Fully-loaded or decaf? Fully loaded

3. Regular or flavored? Regular

4. How do you drink your coffee? Cream and sugar. I use raw sugar when I have it.

5. Favorite coffee ever? Seattles Best. But I am open to new types of coffee. I love a medium robust blend.

6. Are you fussy about your coffee or will any old bean do? I like a good robust flavorful coffee. I do like Folgers so I am not really picky.

7. Favorite treats to have with your coffee?8. Anything else about your coffee preferences? I love butter cookies or any type of cruchy treat that is great with coffee. Anything chocolate is also my downfall!

9. Yarn/fiber you love? I love all fibers. I prefer natural fibers.....I hate the acrylics.

10. Yarn/fiber you hate? Acrylics

11. What's on your needles? What isn't. I have several shawls and many socks. I am on a quest to finish things before I start something new.

12. Favorite colors? I love just about any color. I tend to lean towards blues, purples, pinks and greens. Brown being my least favorite. Even though lately I have started liking mocca colors.

13. Allergies? None really, but I can't be around things that smell like smoke.

14. Anything you really love, really don't like, or just need to get off your chest? I really love many things and I am not hard to please. I love post-it notes, stationary, pens and mechanical pencils. I love bags and any little thing that is interesting to make knitting more fun. I am a quilter so I love fat quarters, pins, needle cases and anything that has to do with knitting and sewing.