Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Almost the weekend

Last night it snowed, and it was so pretty. I love to twirl around in the snow with my face to the sky. And I love to curl up under quilts and knit and watch movies. They say that when women are pregnant they "nest". I think I nest in the fall. I make sure we have extra's of various things, like hot cocoa, and I'm all set. We have a few movies we have purchased that we haven't watched yet, a puzzle or two tucked away. Plenty of yarn, and I'm ready for a blizzard!
Tomorrow is Thursday and it will be busy at work, and then before I know it, Friday, that magical day of the week where every minute takes you closer to the weekend and 2 days of sweet freedom from a schedule. Although I do have quilting on Saturday, we're making Christmas tree wall hangings. :-)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Feeling better, and HOCKEY!!

I am feeling much better, and now it's going to be Monday and back to work time. Went to see the hockey game today, and here is what happens when our team scores a goal:
(Make sure your sound is turned on!)

And yes, that is a foghorn! We had a good time, and I have been knitting on a scarf for a charity KAL. It feels good to make something for someone that I don't know, just knowing that it's going to keep them warm.

Friday, October 24, 2008

When I am sick...

When I am sick, this is how it is.

I hate to be sick, and Wednesday night I came down with a wicked flu bug. Thursday work was not an option, and today it wasn't either. I have come to the conclusion that there is NOTHING on tv during the day, but thank goodness for the free things to watch On Demand. Watched a very good special on Stonehenge today. Managed to get a shower even and feel a bit more human. Tonight this is what I am doing. Surrounded by cats,and yes, all 3 are on there with me, with my laptop and tea and knitting. Can't quite get warm, have the quilts piled on and the heat pack on my feet under that!
I did get a good surprise in the mail today, I got my prize for completing the Secret Stole. These are just gorgous.

SokBlokkers from Karat Stix. I would like to know what wood this is, so if anyone knows please post to the blog so I know? Thanks! My pictures definately do not do these justice, and I doubt I will ever put a sock on them. After my studio is gutted and remodeled these will hang on the wall so I can look at the pretty snowflakes all the time. I really did enjoy the KAL, and this was a huge bonus.

Now, this picture was taken last full moon. I didn't think any of them turned out, but I like the looks of this one.

I am well on the mend and to the point I am hungry even!

Sunday, October 12, 2008


Yes, I have finished my first lace weight project, Secret of the Stole 3. I tried the first 2 and didn't finish them, but here it is, in all it's glory. I LOVE IT!!!

I am very excited and I have fallen in love with laceweight!

Some local color...

Here are the boys at the hockey game on Friday. :-)

We lost both nights, but it was fun. :-)

And this morning my neighbor showed up in my backyard. In his pj's and driving his golf cart. You have to love our neighborhood.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Diva Club Day!

We made bags today and it was great fun.

Mine is on the left, Judy's is on the right. They both came out really nice. :-)
And her is one of Jan's, she was on her way to making a 2nd when I left for the day:

Lynn's bag in progress:

Paige spent the day working on her Lone Star quilt, and it's coming out really nice.

It was a good day. And now it's time for bed, because tomorrow we are going here:

It's still in the same county, but it's about an hour from here. I'm excited, I guess they have a wall of sock yarn!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ready for Friday (And Saturday!)

So I'm ready for the weekend, and I'm ready for the next clue for the secret stole. Here it is through clue 7, with help from my Packers moose and Gorby:It doesn't look like much in the picture, but believe me, it's looking wonderful and Gorby was inspecting the bead placement. :-)
I also have Diva club this weekend. We were given (2) 6" squares of material that is being sold to help raise money for ovarian cancer research. We were to combine with fabric from our stash to make a 12" block. So here it is:

The charity fabrics are the one with teals. And of course we start our charm square swap this weekend. This month the color was bright pink.

My sewing machine is packed, I just have to get something ready for the potluck portion of Diva club. :-)