Sunday, November 26, 2006

Christmas memories

I can't really say why, but for some reason I wanted my mom's fruit cake this year. Now mom has been gone for 13 years but...I dug out her old recipe and decided to give it a try. I had made them many, many years ago. Mom use to make them in the old, 1 pound key turn coffee cans, Can't find them any longer...Well ebay....They start at $5.95 for an empty can.....So I used the aluminum loaf pans.

SOCK it to me

I've discovered socks.....A dear friend from Knotty Friends sent me this lovely pair of socks....they are so beautiful I didn't want to wear them. Finally she talked me into putting them on. I am so spoiled...I never want to wear store bought socks again.....THANK YOU DEB...

Knowing Deb would not make all the socks I need (or want), I decided to give it a try......I'm addicted. I struggled and failed with the dpn's so decided to give the magic loop a try. Here are my first pair made with Lion Brand self striping. Needless to say.....more yarn has been ordered.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Neeser's baby blanket

Once I found out that Denise is adopting I got busy making a blanket for my new grandbaby.

This first one is crocheted. I ordered the yarn on line and it came a bit darker then I had wanted.

I have another one that I'm working on and will post that picture when it's finished.

I'm going to visit "Neeser" this week and will be taking the blanket to her. I hope she likes it.

Monday, August 28, 2006

My exciting news

I don't have a picture yet but......when I get one I'll add it.

My exciting news.....I'm going to be a grandma again.......
I love being "Nana"...

My daughter Neeser and hubby Dustin are adopting. The paper work
is done and now the waiting begins. We don't know how long it will take but, it will be worth the wait.

I can hardly wait to see my baby holding her own baby in her arms.
She will make a wonderful mother. And I have no doubt what a great daddy Dustin will be.

So please say prayers for Denise and Dustin that all goes well and soon they will have that addition to their family they want so much.

And Nana can start spoiling......
Pictures to follow......soon I hope.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dishcloth Group

I really love dishcloths. Here are a few I've made or received. I started a knit dishcloth group and would like to invite anyone who wants to do exchanges or knit a longs to join.
Please if you do not plan to participate in exchanges, do not join.
We will share links for patterns. I hope there will be chatter so we can become friends.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Save the Children

Our group, Knotty Friends has adopted Save the Children. We are knitting and crocheting hats for preemie and newborn babies to be sent all over the world. My goal for this month was five. So far our group has made over 30 for July. We will send them in before the end of the year. Here is a picture of mine so far.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Knit a long

I am list owner of a group called Knotty Friends. We love to knit and crochet but we are also friends. I posted instructions this week for a knit along and here is my finished project. It is a dishcloth but almost too pretty to use for that.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Summer Fun

I took sailing lessons a couple years ago. I bought a one man sail boat this week. Can't wait to get her out on the water. I had a 14' Lido but she was too much for me alone. So made the decision to sell her and buy a small one man boat. (Actually it will hold two adults, but can be handled by one person.)

I have a great sailing partner, when he can get away from work and 4 kids. We're looking forward to a lot of fun. Can you think of a better way to cool off from the summer sun?

Sunday, June 04, 2006

My latest project

I decided to get busy and use the embroidery machine hubby got me a few years ago for Christmas.
This quilt top is too big for me to get it all in the picture. I took a few pictures of different squares so you could see up close what it looks like. Now the hard part, putting it together and quilting the top.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Emma's Dress

I made this for my great neice in Topeka, Kansas. I think she will have to grow into it. Will cut the ribbons after we try it on her.
Took me about 2 weeks to crochet.

My Busy World

My Busy World

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

My beautiful granddaughter

This is my granddaughter Paige, modeling the poncho I made her a year ago. It was a bit big but bet it fits her now. I think that pretty smile means she liked it.