Monday, September 01, 2008

Forgot the pictures

More that remiss

Okay, I am embarrased but this summer has gotten to me and I have been, as mentioned above, more then remiss on blogging. I can't say this will be over for another month but I did want to put on the go to school "jumper" I made Jade. I had to make it a bit larger and was worried but this is on over her shorts outfit so it should be fine for school. I will return shortly as the autumn winds force me to spend more time in the house. Oh, the other picture is me, about 60 pounds lighter then the May blog and sitting on my son's Harley. You will note I put sitting, not riding or driving.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Long time no blog

Wow, it is amazing how fast this summer is flying by. We have had everything in the way of weather this year. Tons of snow, cold,damp days, flooding. Maybe it is finally all over and we can get on with it. I have been busy with a lifestyle change and it isn't over with so I will just try to jot a note now and then for the time being and let you in on whatever I decide will be the final outcome. Meanwhile I still haven't finished those kneesocks and by the time I mail them they will be going to CO. instead of Texas as the kids out west are once again on the move. Same company for my son but a new and better position. A few days ago Jade was over and insisted on wearing the dress I made her some time ago. You can tell by the length that she is, as my Mom would say, growing like a weed. Their Mom will have finished her college courses for the summer soon and I will have to have the kids each have a "sleep-over" with grandma where they have a day of doing just what they want. Logan can OD on the computer and who knows what Jade will want but it is sure to involve a project. She is something like her grandmother in that way. The pond is overgrown with flowers but they are still nice so I also added a picture of it. I know I need to thin it out as you can't even see the middle and back part of the pond now but at least it looks like it has been there a while and not fresh. So off to walk the dog but will try to take the time the next cloudy day to type again.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I lost it

I must have been off the computer too long. I can't find my post. I hope this doesn't go on twice. I have been off the computer for a while. I had company and for a short while my computer was messed up. Luckily for me a friend's husband has me up and running again. So a quick catch-up is that spring is really...really here. I put the spiral knee sock that I am knitting Meghan by the lilacs. I love the colors together. I might just have to make something in that lovely lavender to go with them. I just found out Meghan will be in Wisconsin part of the summer watching Jade and Logan. What fun. I hope we find time to go somewhere. Maybe we can even engage her in lying a new floor in the kitchen. Teenagers are such fun. I have also been getting the Santa nightshirt ready and as soon as I finish Santa's face I will put on a picture of the finished project. I did seem to lose my magnifier so that will require a trip to a craft store. Oh, woe is me...You can imagine I would just hate doing that....Ha LOL.

Monday, April 28, 2008

A cap with Bling

Jade's birthday has been kind of confusing this year. Her Mom had a memorial service to go to for her aunt and her dad had to be in Seattle for work so it was decided it would be this coming weekend instead. that gave me time to knit up a quick hat for the extra wait. It will be for next winter but she will have it ready and will now have a special hat just like her Mom has a special hat. this is the Captiane but I just can't take the heavy stripe across the brim. So I decided to add some bling by sewing on some rhinestone hearts. I hope Jade will like it. There is nothing like something fun and quick to make.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Color at last!

I had to go outside and see what survived what was a harsh winter. the tiny red tulips were up weeks ago in the snow and are always out before their bigger brothers. A bunch of violets in the lawn (I know they will have to go but for now I am just grateful for the color and a very few of loads of daffodils. Spring has finally come

Saturday, April 19, 2008


I am afraid it stretched out when I pulled it out of the sink. Honest, it really is heavy. So a careful hot water wash may be in the works. The buttons look kind of off looking across and down but there are two on the right and one on the left. Sort of quirky but I like quirky things. Started semi spring cleaning today and did get the screens washed and in the bay window so the smell of spring can come wafting into the house. I even washed the shower curtains and liners. For some reason I hate doing those so it tells you that even though I am not all out I am taking this spring cleaning stuff seriously. Tonight I will wind some yarn for a cap and then off to sew doll bodies. I have a wonderful friend who will be here bringing the counted cross faces and if I don't have the bodies finished and the clothes made my name will be mud in more ways then one. Daffodils are finally blooming and the tulips are heavy in bud. It makes me think that there is finally going to be an end to this long long winter.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

A retro for the Domestic Goddess

I uncovered the sewing machine. It did act up a bit for a while. I think it's mad at me for not giving it enough attention. After a bit of fooling with it and sewing on some scrapes, it came around so that I could make Jade, the Domestic Goddess in the making, a couple of aprons. No, I am not kidding about the Domestic Goddess part. Last weekend she showed up at my house in her apron saying it was getting too small and could I make her another one. At that point she asked me if I knew what she had in her pocket and pulled out a spatula. I have been called a Martha Stewart but I have never liked aprons. Oh well, how can you say no.The light is bad and I can't seem to get a good picture but the white one trimmed in red reminded me of the 50's so I put it on good or not. Maybe Jade will grow up to be a CEO but right now she is into homemaking. I am also continuing to work on the top for Melissa. About 5 more inches and I can cast off. I am really a wimp about this top. The pattern is easy and I think it will be very nice but it is heavy... heavy. Am I the only one who hates it when what you are knitting weighs on your hands? I have lots more to do and need to get this done so I can get busy with my other projects. I have the body of sleeping Santa to make before my crafting buddy arrives to put it together. I have socks and a hat on the back burner. Then it is almost time to go out into the garden. Yes, it snowed yesterday but only a little bit so I can't help but think the time is coming soon to be planted and weeding. So back to knitting.