Jun 30, 2007

Jun 27, 2007

It's ready

I made this purse for Marissa to give as a gift, and I'm sure she will be very happy when
she sees it. I'm going to visit her mommy (Debbie) today and I'll bring it along.
As soon as my bread comes out of the oven, It's bread making day here.

Jun 25, 2007


I'm not sure about this one either, the handle I knit and I knit but when you felt and don't watch that is what happens.
I'm hoping it will work for Roz, she needed a longer handle. This one is longer but long enough??????
I also talked her into a periwinkle colorway and then found out that in all my stash no periwinkle. I wasn't going to buy more on line and pay shipping for 1 skein. I'm holding (trying) off till "Stitches Midwest Event" to buy any yarn. RIGHT!!!!!we'll see if that works. August is a long way off when it comes to not buying yarn.
Also on my needles is a purse for Marissia, My bestest friend in the whole world, Debbie's daughter. She has a party to go to and wants to give one of my purses as a gift.
And my tabi socks. I've got the right foot all but the toe done.
So I've got my knitting cut out for me.

Jun 20, 2007

GOOD MORNING...............

to all my blog readers

Jun 17, 2007

Jun 16, 2007


It still needs a button. It the Amanda’s Squatty Sidekick with a
longer handle, but unfortunately I'm afraid
not long enough for what Roz wants. She has a shoulder
problem and can't carry heavy purses.
I made the handle longer than the pattern called for, but when you are felting it's
always a guessing game.
I do hope she likes it and that it will work for her.
I used Cascade 220 in color 9477.

Jun 15, 2007

STILL WAITING.................

for the postman to ring twice.
maybe I need to contack them?
I realy need the yarn. LOL!!!
Oh well, back to knitting my tabi socks.
I just finished a purse for my friend Roz, I'll post a picture later
The picture has nothing to do with anything, just wanted to post something pretty

Jun 13, 2007


we all need to get away from time to time, so off we went to Dubuque/Gelana,Il.
these pictures were taken from our room.
I did some gambling and won enough for, yes, more yarn, what else is there.
lots of shopping in Galena, bought another Laurel Burch bag for my knitting, maybe I'm take a pic of that later

made a stop at the field.
But remember what Dorothy said "there is no place like home".


Jun 5, 2007

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS..............

This is what he brought this time.
The other ring to come.
The purpose of the order was to replace my size 1 1/2 DPN's. One fell down the floor crack in my gazebo while knitting
out there.
So I googled DPN's and found them at Herrschners, SO I THOUGHT!

Does this look like size 1 1/2?
No it's 10 1/2 I goofed up. Not Herrschners. Now I have two sets of size 10 1/2 DPN's. You can't have too many sets of needles now can ya?
While I was ordering my 1 1/2 (LOL) needles, I just had to find some Yarn
for my stash.
The other order I placed that same day has not been shipped as of yet. That is coming from TheKnitters.com (thanks Kathy)
That order has lots of sock yarn in it. I can't wait for that order. I ordered yarn for the "Priscilla Dream Socks". And I understand that is going to be a challenge.

Jun 3, 2007

my other love

Here are a couple of pictures of my work. The rose is done in oil on canvas
The orange also oil on canvas, but framed under glass so the picture didn't come out
that good. A little soft. But the original painting is very sharp.
I love painting flowers and still life.
Unfortunately I don't paint much. My youngest grand daughter has
Allergies and can't breath when near the paint.
So I have to find a workshop or sign up for classes at our local college.
Or not paint at all which is the way it's been lately.