Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Lots of UFO's

I have alot of projects I have started that I haven't finished, and I would like to start the new year fresh. I have several pair of socks started, a shawl, a tank top, quilts, so I have set a goal to finish 3 projects before I start anything new. I am on the gusset of a second sock, so that will be one!
Paige is coming over to sew on Thursday, and I plan on working on a quilt top or two that I need to finish up also!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

We're back in the Soo!

We're back in the Soo after a visit down to see my mom and my brother. While we were there I learned that my great-grandmother was a knitter! She was born in 1892 and when she passed away she was survived by 11 children (3 had already passed). The obituary also states she is survived by 45 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren! I was not born when she passed away. Here is a picture of Nellie, my great grandmother,
who knit mittens for children and then tucked a dollar inside. :-) I like her style.
While looking through old pics there was also this shot of me with my brother, when we lived here in the Soo. I was probably 2 or so in this photo.
The weather cooperated for our trip downstate, we passed by ice fisherman.

On the way home the highway was kind of bad,

So I did what every knitter should do, I knit. And knit. By the time we got to the Mackinac Bridge, my sock was almost complete, just a few rounds to do on the toe.

Unfortunately I was so nervous that I knit it way too long for my foot!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas this week!

Hard to believe Christmas is this week. 3 days of work and then I am off for 5. Everything is ready for the holiday so now it's just time to relax and enjoy. We have snow, more is on the way.
I am grateful for what I have, I am thankful for my family, friends and my job. I have a great job that keeps me very busy and it's a job where I get to help people. I couldn't ask for more.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Our winter quilt

Our winter quilt is on the bed, and I love it.

The polar bear fabric is so pretty, and Jim helped pick the coordinating fabrics. I made the pillowcases to match, and I also put the flannel sheets on the bed!

Today we are putting up the tree, Jim just ran to fetch it out of the basement. We had to move the tv and when we did something happened to the cable box, we have cable but no On Demand or cable guide. So I called and ended up ordering new services, as of Tuesday I will have BBC America and 47 other channels in addition to what we have now, and dvr. I think we'll like it.

We have had some snow but not alot, but it's certainly cold and icy in spots in the parking lots.