Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015



Old Glory still waves in the land of the free, but only because of those who gave their all.

Blessing dear friends.  :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day

I'd like to wish each and every single one of you a Happy Mother's Day.  I pray your days are filled with much joy and love.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Just squirreling away the day......


Do you think I can train him to crochet, too?   I saw this in my net travels...don't remember where...but he was just too cute to not share.  

Hope you are all having a lovely day.  What projects are you working on?

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Check out my "fly" bag

First, I would like to state I am back from Stitches South.  It was my first time attending anything that was crochet/knit related and it was fun. We stayed at the Oprayland Hotel, which was awesome. You've got to go at least once to this hotel. It had an inside river with a boat, and trees and gardens...awesome.

Any WHO....I mainly went so I could see what it would be like and for this:


This just happens to be my Tardis bag....and yes, just like the real Tardis, it's bigger on the inside. It has two snaps inside for you to snap in your snips and other things, and it also had a nice pocket inside, too. It zips up, which I love, and it has a most charming holder on the side for you to carry around your wrist if you so desire. I love, love, love my bag!


That's my yarn for Aprils KAL Afghan square. I now officially have a project bag. I always just used the plastic grocery bags...no more my friends, no more....now we "fly" in style!

I also got a tardis stitch marker from this wonderful designer of the bag. She was so sweet. If you are in need of a project bag, check out her site, she's got some really awesome bags that are made perfectly.  Check her out on Ravelry, too. She's got a lot of info on her Ravelry page, I think she even has a Facebook page, too.  Check her out you won't be disappointed!  

I'll have more news for you later in the week. Until then...wishing you all a most lovely day.  :) 


Monday, April 13, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

I won't tell if you won't!

Shhhhhh, seriously...shhhhh. This is just between us, ok?  Well, go here if you want to see what I have been up to....and by up to I mean gathering the yarn for.....I haven't started it yet,  but this...oh yes, this will be mine!

Still knitting and loving it.....but this...well....it's very special and you know it!  Let me know if you sign up.  I will be using Red Heart Super Saver, Michaels Loops and Threads yarn and Bernat Super, too.  Once I get all the colors down to where I like them, I will share my color scheme with you all.

I think it's best if we just keep this between us and don't tell the knitting needles...I mean, you know, they are kind of a jealous bunch, and well...let's not stir the pot if we don't have to!

Ok...ok...we all knew I would not give it up.....for everything there is a season.....that's all I am saying!

Wishing you all a most lovely day sweet friends.   :)


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter Blessings

Easter Blessings to you one and all....

Matthew 28 King James Version (KJV)

28 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.
And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.
17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.
18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

......March pathways all knitted up!


It's not blocked....yet....but it's finished! Whew...with only a few hours to spare before the next block comes out!

Hope you are all having a day filled with much joy.  :)

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

I think he looks cool.....



We all know that I have Gauge issues....but I confess, I like this. He'd never get cold...maybe hung up in a door or something, but never cold!  I can envision a cab speeding down a city street and this dude's scarf trailing behind because it's caught in the door. Who knows, maybe he's a knitter. I think it's cool....hmmm, maybe I need to knit one for myself!  :)

Of course the first thing I did when seeing this was try to figure out the pattern.  I think I'd leave off that long fringe, but only because I am not a fringe type of person. I find it annoying.  Now wouldn't this thing look totally rad if it were all cables....just stop and think about it for a moment...cables running all the way from one end to the next. That should only take me a life time to knit....you know, since I knit at the speed of pain drying...turtles are considered speed demons when they are compared to how fast I knit...just saying!

I am still loving the knitting. I am not sure what happened to my desire to crochet, but it's gone. I don't even think about it anymore....instead if I see something crocheted, I try to figure out how to make it in knitting. Crazy right? I know.  I guess once a hooker, not always a hooker.

Hope you are all having a fabulous day. What projects are you all working on today?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Ok, for all you yarn snobs out there...don't look, but for everyone else....



I confess....I love this ad.  It just kind of makes me smile because I know if I were making that little baby a sweater, I'd want it to be in a yarn that Mom could wash and not worry about.  Aren't these little sweaters adorable!

Hmmm maybe next years challenge for me should be to make myself a sweater?

Ok, I am still knitting my little heart out on the square for March...I also signed up for a KAL for a shawl for March, I have a scarf to finish....a few dishcloths I want to make and a cowl for a friends birthday, too...goodness, there just aren't enough hours in the day!

I am enjoying my knit adventures!

Happy weekend to you all sweet friends.  :)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

February Darling square finish



It's not blocked, so it looks kind of bunchy.  It was loads of fun to knit up....it took a while...life was happening a lot...but it knitted and I am already on row 16 of March Pathways.  I can't wait for all the other months to knit up on this KAL afghan!

Blessings to you one and all sweet friends.  :)

Friday, March 6, 2015

Morning has broken....


When I got all the magic that is me up out of bed today, the above is what I saw out of my back door. This picture doesn't really do it justice...the sky was much softer and bluer and the moon was more yellowish....of course there is still a bazillion inches of snow on the ground...but the sky is pretty. :)

I finished the February square....nope, it's not blocked, which explains why you aren't seeing it yet. I really  have to break down and get some blocking boards for my knitting.

I started the March Pathways square.  I am using the Lion Brand Heartland in Everglade....at least I can knit with something green and think of Florida...right?

Hope you all have a fabby weekend.....stay warm and safe and get out there and do something fun!

Rumor has it that Mo and Jo are heading back home....not sure if anyone wants to hear about their antics anymore....just leave a comment if you do.  :)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

A snowman built out of sand............


Amen! Amen!  Sing it brother!

Today, we woke up to 18 inches of snow.  It's March people...March!

Several people got stuck out on the Interstates and the National Guard had to come dig them out. What a mess.

No snow plows yet........probably won't see them until Spring!

If you need me,  I can be found sitting next to the air vent....knitting happily away.  :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Such sadness.....

Dearly beloved, I come before you in the house of Mc Floss to share with you the sad, sad news of the passing of.....hold on I need a tissue...excuse me a moment....

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Here we go...yet again...

I won't bore you with all the details...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Progress on my Fair Isle Scarf



I am making this for Hubby.  I made it out of "manly" colors.

Stay safe and warm out there sweet friends.  :)

Friday, February 20, 2015

SNOW, SLEET, ICE AND RAIN

UNCLE! I cry UNCLE...now stop with the crazy butt weather, thank you very much!

I won't bore you with the details, except to say that the headed of my blog post today was taken off the local weather site....really...it's insult to injury...snow, sleet, ice and then rain...which by the way, they informed all of us that the rain will create sheets of ice on our road ways because we have been so love....we are zero right now...zero people....zero.  Ok, I'll stop for now...but seriously...I am tired of the cold....snow!

Are you sure no one out there has seen Spring anywhere?

I am still working on my scarf...it's going to be a while, it's seventy inches long....yeah, well....it's not like I am going anywhere any time soon...

Wishing you all a most lovely day and a super great weekend, too. Stay warm and safe out there sweet friends.  :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Spring......

Have any of you out there seen Spring?

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Hey...you...yes, you!



Just wanted to wish you all a most lovely Valentine's Day.   Love comes in all kinds of packages.....just saying.   :)

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Hello Darling.....

The pattern for February's block is resting comfortably on my printer right now.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

January block

Here is January's block all finished.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lace Border Shawl


 This is my next project.  Isn't it lovely.  I plan to use this yarn in the color way of Dragonfly.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Prayer

I have found that it is only when I am surrounded by silence do I find Him.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

One Twenty

Ok, I know this is going to sound insane....I can't even believe I am about to type this, but I am setting a craft budget for myself this year.

Friday, January 9, 2015

CAL and KAL

I am feeling much better, and wanted to thank each of you for your lovely comments and sweet e-mails sending your get well wishes.  Thank you.  :)

Friday, January 2, 2015

Can someone please pass the tissues.....

Apparently, the cold that decided it just had to come live in my body a week ago, refuses...REFUSES...to leave.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015!

Wishing you all a most Happy New Year for 2015.  :)


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hello God, can I make a call please.....

Hello God, can I make a call please. I would like to talk with Mama. I haven’t talked with her in over five years. A lot has happened. And you know I really need to tell her some things. I understand if she is busy.

She is probably singing a song about just how wonderful You are, because she loved singing about You.

She might be busy in her flower garden. I understand if she is. She loved flowers and always grew such beautiful things. She could make a water lily want to grow in a sand bucket. She had a way with plants.

She might be busy making a quilt or sewing. She use to do a lot of that when she was younger. I still have a quilt she made with her Mama. They were both excellent needle artist. She had a way with creating something from nothing, and making it the most beautiful thing you had ever seen.

She might be busy making something yummy to eat. She created a special sauce that we just had to have or it was not Thanksgiving. My husband and I made some this year. It was close, but of course, it was not as good as Mama’s. I’ve never eaten food as good as hers, nor will I ever again. She did not just cook food, she mixed it all with love. She had a way to make food not just nourishment, but a statement of her heart.

She might be busy helping others. I know she never turned anyone down who ever needed help. Most did not even have to ask for help, she just gave it. Never wanted nor expected anything back. She was truly a self-less person. I’ve only met one other person like that, and I married him! She had a way with people. Everyone who knew her loved her. She always told the truth. You could count on her.

She might be cleaning up things. She liked things neat and tidy. She never just sat down for very long. She always liked doing something “useful”. I bet her little corner of Heaven is filled with flowers, joyous people and yummy things to eat. She had a way to make you feel special. She truly listened to what you had to say, and she cared.

So Lord, I understand if she can’t come to the phone right now. Can you leave her a message for me. Tell her I miss her and please give her a hug. Things here will never be the same without her. You know Lord how there use to be a space in my heart that was never filled until I met You. Well, there is a space in my heart now that will not be filled until I see Mama again. But You already know that.

Lord, I want to say thank you to You for the true privilege and blessing it was to have had her not just as my Mama but also my friend. The older I get, the more I understand so many things she said and did.

Ok, I’ll hang up now. I know others want to try getting through to their loved ones. I’ll be calling back soon. Tell Daddy, I’ll want to talk with him, too. I bet he’s got You laughing up a storm with his antics. I have his beautiful scroll saw Christmas ornaments he made me out on display. I can’t see or hear anything about wood making without thinking of Daddy. Can You please give them both a hug for me. Tell them I’ll be calling back.

Thank You Lord that I was so blessed to have had them both in my life. I see things so clearly now, that I never saw before. Funny how time puts things in perspective. Thank You Lord for listening to me. Bye for now.