Showing posts from May, 2008

I remembered what day it was!!!

So I will be posting my Saturday Sky on the right day! Here is my temp and sky at 3pm

and since I have nothing else, I'll pretend its Thursday and post some kitty pics.

What do kitties do on a hot summer's day?



I prefer an afternoon of bird watching, thank you.

What day is it again?!?

I'm SO messed up this week. With the holiday on Monday, yesterday felt like Wednesday (hence no Thursday Kitties, but a meme instead), but today was so long, I thought it was Saturday!
Today was a day of Kindergarten awards, airport runs and a stop at Joann's. I want to do a craft with Baby Girl's class on Monday and I needed to pick up some supplies. Two hours later we left. That store is dangerous when it's just me, but add in the kids, well lets just say they have lots of crafts to do this summer (which will be done in the first week), a new sweater each (did you know that the Lionbrand superwash wool was on clearance?!!? But no Sock Ease yet) and some new shorts and sleep pants (all for me to make). Thank goodness for clearance sales, coupons and 30% off sales.....

While I'm slowly cranking along on my Maizy sock (have I mentioned how much I dislike 2.25mm needles?!?) I started making some hats for Kristy. She is going to the Ukraine in Sept/Oct with a chu…

Another Meme

This is the other meme floating around blogland. Dee didn't tag me but she did say I would be one to repost this. She knows me well!

Below is a list of questions which require answering with only 1 word. Some answers required a 2nd word and we already know I tend to change the rules on these things...

1. Where is your cell phone? ………….. charging

2. Your significant other?………………….. sleeping

3. Your hair? …………………………………….. unbrushed

4. Your mother? ……………………………….. missed

5. Your father?…………………………………….. blech

6. Your favorite thing?……………………….. smiles

7. Your dream last night?………………….. none

8. Your favorite drink? ……………………….. diet coke

9. Your dream/goal?………………………….. paradise

10. The room you’re in?…………………….. office

11. Your ex?……………………………………….. none

12. Your fear?…………………………………….. teen years

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?…….. debt free

14. Where were you last night?………….. home

15. What you’re not?………………………….. awake

16. Muffins?……………………………………….. banana

17. One of your wish list items?………….. …

Monday Meme and more!

There are a couple of memes floating around in blogland so I figure I'd do one today and one tomorrow.

First one:

The rules: There are no rules when I play. If you want to play, leave me a comment so I can read yours on your blog.

1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
I was pregnant with #1 Son and trying to finish up some projects in our house before he was born. This was harder than I expected since I was nauseous every day of my pregnancy. Craftwise I was still predominantly doing cross stitch. I had a small fabric stash because I was slowly getting into quilting, but my yarn stash was maybe a few balls of yarn left over from a couple of projects I did when living in NY.

2. What are 5 things on my to-do list today - in no particular order?
Laundry, work on the quilt for Baby Girl's teacher, work on some baby socks for a gift, make dinner, go on line. I'm proud to say I did everything on that list including finishing those socks!

3. Snacks I enjoy
Popcorn, icecream, chocol…

Saturday Skies

Local skies and temp at 2pm


And we still need to help my sister move.

I think it's time to build a cement pond.....

J is for


This is a denim quilt I made for my sil's wedding. The cool thing abt it is that all the denim came from family members.


This is a picture of the July page on my kitchen calendar.


Some of my Jawoll cotton sock yarn from the stash.


More sock yarn just waiting for its turn.

The eagle has landed

right into your computer! Go check out this website

Eagles Nest Live

Its live video showing an eagle and the babies that just hatched. Most of the time there is at least one eagle parent there (sometimes two), but if there is none, check out the 2 grey blobs, those are the babies!!! VERY cool website!!

Don't Box Me In!

What IS it with cats and boxes?!?

I do TOO fit!!

You weren't planning on using the picture for the puzzle, were you?

Spongebob, I think I hear Plankton!

Let them keep their boxes, I prefer the space of a closet!

Wednesday WIPs

Today has actually been a nice day. The kids were in school, the IO was at work, and I was home.

With the quiet.

Oh how LOVELY that was!!!! With school almost over, there will be few days (if any!) of quiet until Aug.

I took this opportunity to work on the quilt for Baby Girl's teacher. I have less than 2 weeks to finish it. It WILL get done.

I also took updated project pics. Here is a before pic of my Seasonal Spring.

and one after meeting up with my stitching group.

Thank goodness for this group, it seems its the only time I get to actually stitch these days.

Here is a before pic of Baby Girl's tank dress

and after

I pulled it out 2 days ago and have been trying to make a dent in it. It also shows the difference in the dye lots. Thankfully it doesn't look so distinct in person.

And while we're updating, lets throw in some pics of the garden.
Our beans


and squash

Now that the kids are home and the IO will be home any minute, the quiet is gone, but it was nice while …

Monday Morning Update

Alrighty then......last week was quite busy.

We had a Mother/Son dance

Saturday night skies (click to see the moon better)

and 8pm heat

Dress rehearsals

and the afterglow of a great performance

Some things were harder than anticipated while others were easier. Either way, it is OVER! and I can take a breath. There are less than 14 school days left and then we can start summer. Thank goodness the library offers free activities!!

Hopefully I will have something (anything!) crafty to show later on in the week. Cuz right now I've got bupkis.

Thursday Kitties

Who is this peon sharing my chariot?!?

If she thinks I'm leaving, she's WRONG!

Well are you going to leave or do I have to make you?

Who does she think she is, royalty?!?

Wool Hats on a Warm Day

Remember when I was Kool Aid dyeing some hats? Well I realized I never did post the finished products.

Here is the adult sized one

dyed with cherry Kool Aid,

and the one for a 6-8y/o

dyed with orange Kool Aid.

I really am lazy when it comes to dyeing with the Kool Aid. It's recommended that you dye the yarn first before you knit with it. This way the yarn is evenly saturated and comes out pretty uniform. Me, I knit up the product first, then dump it into the pot with the Kool Aid, nuke it until it soaks up all the color and then let it cool. The next day I wash it in shampoo and once its dry, it goes into the charity pile. The orange one has some mottled colored areas, but I think they came out great. I'm not sure who will end up with them yet, but they are in the wool pile waiting for their new home.

What's on the needles now? Socks of course!

I'm using the Maizy yarn to make some ankle socks. I think I may have made the heel flap a bit bigger than I should have but…

Sock Yarn Rules!!

With socks and sock yarn being on my mind lately, I decided to pull out the sock yarn and actually see what I have.

I'm a brave woman.

Not as bad as I thought.

With all the stash enhancing lately I wanted to get a handle on what I had. So I organized into brands. Then I counted.


Including the pair of socks that I'm knitting on right now, I have (cough, cough) 91 skeins of sock yarn.

Worse than I thought.

The good thing abt this is that I'm seeing some yarn that I forgot I had and plan on keeping close to work on. And it also showed me some yarn that made me think I was high on wool when I bought it. I've taken pictures of everything and will post on Ravelry (eventually) and will probably put some up for trade there as well.

I can use some of this if you don't want it.

Hemi, that's not the pile I'm thinking of. Now step away from the yarn.

I is for


Our friend from the Keys.


#1 Son took this picture when he just turned 5. He has an eye for color and thought the INSIDE of his blue piggy bank was pretty.


#1 Son as an itty-bitty

Saturday Sky

I took this at 11:30AM and it's already 88. Explains why the cats are sleeping inside instead of out.

And I've also decided that I need to scale back with my schedule. Last week was crazy and I can't keep up the pace. I'm only going to do what HAS to be done, not what would be nice to do. It's amazing to me how much you can get done in your mind, but reality takes SO much longer.

Plus by the end of the day I'm too tired to stitch or knit. I think THAT is the part I'm not liking. So today the IO is dropping Baby Girl off at her rehearsal (they don't want parents staying today since all the dancers will be present and it will be packed). And I'm not going to the baby shower. I really should but I just don't have the energy or the desire to go. She's due in July so if I get her my gift before then I'll be happy. Plus that will give me time to cast on for another pair of socks and actually make those blankets. Later we need to pic…