Saturday, January 19, 2013

My Obsession...

My recent obsession with knitting has begun to take on a life of it's on. Several years ago I found myself immersed in quilting, which I still love to do, however, with my machine on the fritz I haven't pieced in quite some time, but at that time I decided I loved piecing quilts so much that I would probably never crochet again. I proceeded to gather up all my yarn. I filled a black garbage bag full and took it to my mother. She was glad to have it. She was the type who used whatever yarn she had on hand and made many colorful afghans. Now that she has passed away the yarn is at my dad's house.

I found myself in his house the other day going through her yarn to find bits and colors to fit a particular ongoing project that uses small amounts. I'm trying my best not to let that black garbage bag find it's way back home. I think I should just continue to pilfer---as needed.

While my mother taught me how to crochet at 15 she could never get knitting through my thick skull. I am slowly but surely improving. Learning to knit is like learning to play bridge. I have this over-whelming feeling that if I practice the rest of my life I'll never learn it all.

My son called Wednesday to let me know we have another grandchild on the way. The baby is due in September, so this gives me some elbow room. Ha! I'm such a procrastinator. Anyway, I'm going to try to knit this baby blanket. Let me know what you think. It says it's for the novice knitter. I hope that means beginner in the knitting world. I can already see I'll be using my friend "YouTube" often during this process.

Oh no, hubby just brought the mail in. This obsession could get out of hand.
I need to get my sewing machine fixed.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mittens For Moon Daisy...

Putting the final stitches in my first pair of mittens.
Still working on my knitting skills.
Have a super week!!! 

Friday, January 11, 2013

Flat Stanley...

Flat Stanley goes back to school this week. If you aren't familiar with Flat Stanley then let me enlighten you. Flat Stanley is a book written by Jeff Brown in 1964.
Flat Stanley His Original Adventure (His Original Adventure): Jeff ...
Stanley Lambchop and his brother Arthur are given a bulletin board by their dad. Dad hangs it on the wall over Stanley's bed. During the night the board falls, flattening Stanley. Other than being flat Stanley is fine, but with one advantage, he can now visit his friends by being mailed in an envelope.

Teachers use this book as a social studies resource. They have each student color their own Flat Stanley and mail him to friends and relatives asking them to show Stanley a good time, keep a record of his adventures and eventually mail him back to the school.

I received my first Stanley about 14 years ago from my third grade niece, 3 years ago from my 2nd grade grandson, and now from another 2nd grade grandson.

Here are some of Stanley's adventures:

He arrived on October 31st.
He had to go trick-or-treating, of course.
He accompanied us on a cruise and enjoyed suntanning on the beach.
That meant he had to have his own passport.
He had a great time with Crazy Hair's PawPaw and MeMaw
and is on his way home to Mrs. Mazza's 2nd grade classroom.
I had a great time with him too.
Hope everyone has a great weekend and thanks to my blogging friends for helping me get my pictures posted.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Blogger Problems...

Since Jan. 2, I have been having trouble with blogger. I haven't posted because I can't post any pictures. It doesn't let me go into my pictures. Does anyone have any ideas for how to solve this problem?
Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

What Better Way To Start The New Year...

What better way to start the new year than by keeping grandkids. I'm at their house spending the night while mom and dad are in Grandbury, Texas doing some shopping. Grandbury is known for the cute little specialty shops that surround the courthouse square.

At one point today they called for a favor-could I measure their table. I did and they reported back saying they had bought one.

They took the new baby with them, so it's me, Tallfeathers and Fuzzy. So far we've watched Toystory 3, Avengers, Thomas the Train, The Birds, and Charlie Brown's Christmas. We've been taking turns picking the movies. We've had Chicken Fajitas and corn, Pizza, Popcorn, Cereal, lunchables and a mini ice cream sandwich.

We're staying warm and having a blast.

Earlier today I said out loud, "My back hurts." Later in the day, Fuzzy said, "My back hurts."

Have a great rest of the week!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Slate...

Today starts a new year and, as I am a person of lists, I have been working on my resolutions. It's not that I always keep them, but it never hurts to "regroup", have goals to think about, take a minute to look back over the past year, and decide what was worth doing and what wasn't.
For instance, I've been trying to learn to play the mandolin, without practicing, wonder how that's going to work out. Yeah, maybe I better add that to my resolutions list.
And how about the one every body has on their list-diet and exercise.
My list goes on and on. I think I'm going to add: 
Resolve to stick to my resolutions.
Here's the best part of 2012 for us.
Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!!!

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