Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Home! I'll post photos tomorrow, for now I'm just checking email and emptying suitcases, then a few minutes reading time. Just started "The Accidental Mother", anyone read it?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pay it Forward...
joined from the Blogging group on Ravelry and I'm doing it just a wee bit different...
So, for my rules, only the first 3 comments participating in the Pay It Forward Giveaway will receive a gift, but they have to be comments on 3 of my currently comment-less posts okay? So look down the list, I just started my blog a bit ago :-)

Recap of the Rules:
1. Be one of the first three to leave a comment to any three comment-less posts, with the link to your Pay It Forward Giveaway post.
2. Be willing to follow through on sending out one prize each to three lucky winners of your contest.
3. Make sure your profile has contact information available.

So that's it then! I'll just wait to see what happens! I love getting comments, I try to respond to all and need the enticement of comments to encourage me to blog.
It's been awhile...I'm in vacation-land and have much to say, but no pics as yet as I'm unable to upload any at present...so I'll wait til we're home. Another week or so, well March 31 we fly home. I'm so anxious to see my little Savannah, she'll be coming to see us Wednesday night! So it's off with my oldest daughter and her boyfriend, and in with the younger daughter and granddaughter. I heard they both got their pedicure yesterday in preparation for the trip, I'll have to remember to take pics of those cute little toes...
So, I'm off to the pool or beach, or both, we'll see. The day looks to be very sunny, low 80's but it's still a bit breezy. Don't know if it's because it's March or if this is unusual. Usually we just have a mild gulf breeze when we're here (April) but this time there has been some real wind...the kind that makes you shiver when you get out of the water. I'll survive...oh yes, it's not a hard life at all!

Monday, March 16, 2009

While packing up for the trip, have to take some projects along of course...little of this, little of that. Along with some dishcloths I'm working on a little girls's knitted top, and then there's my ongoing ripple pillow cover, take a peek:
ripple with web
Do you not love my beautiful glitzy spider and web? c'mon, just a bit? She is quite glorious and has been around for quite awhile now. She usually graces the corners of a grouping of pictures on the wall, but I wanted to try and photograph some of her shimmering beauty :-)

I'm also packing up a couple scrapbook kits that I receive on a monthly plan thru Scarlet Lime. Beautiful papers and embellishments, lots of trims and buttony things too. These two kits kinda blended together so I'm using them to make up our Florida vacation album while I'm there, that way I'll come back with a completed book of our trip. Well, that's the plan anyway. Here's a look at the stash...
vacation scrapbooking

And so, now I'm off, flight leaves early am, I'm packed and off to bed to try and read myself to sleep for a few hours...nighty-night...
Looking at this basket of colorful cotton makes me long for springtime! I'm making great progress on dishcloths so pics of those soon I promise. There's a few balls of cotton making their way with me on vacation so I should return with a handful of new cloths. Til then, just the lovely colors to look at...
dishcloth loot

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I'm starting early, this just may be my Sunday post. Lots to do Sunday, probably not as much computer time as I'd like, so, just a photo collage of the cards I made for Valentine's Day this year...I know we're way past Feb. 14, but these are L-O-V-E cards...appropriate for any day, don't you think?
love cards collage 2
love cards collage
Couple of things for today...I finished the larger of the St. Paddy Day dishcloths, it's not blocked yet, but I love it!
st paddy cloth umbrella and cow
The lovely turquoise project at the top is one of Kristen's patterns from her new pattern set "Spring Cloths"...I'm doing the umbrella first and it's almost done! And I suppose you've noticed the little figurine?
Now, do you not think this is the cutest little cow/steer? I'm not a cattle expert, but figure with the darling gold horns, must be a steer? Look down here for a better view...
cow figurine
oh my, just too sweet isn't it?

Friday, March 13, 2009

I'd like to share a little ballerina I purchased recently on Etsy...she's set atop a pincushion, made by BethsBagz, and I just adore her!
ballerina girl
Isn't she the cutest??? Makes me smile everytime I look at her. Whimsical, yep, that's what she is.
*Beth listed some of her pincushions on Ebay today, hurry, go take a peek!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Will you think I'm crazy if I tell you I just got back from seeing "Twilight"??? I had to... last chance for me to see it at the theater. I know it comes out on DVD in a week or two, but I really wanted to see it on the "big screen". I totally enjoyed it. The first part was a little cheesy, but by the time Edward took Bella to meet his family I was hooked...and then I couldn't believe when it was over... I will be anxiously awaiting New Moon. Anyone else like Twilight?
Well, to start with, I'm trying, striving to achieve a good amount of organization for 2009. We'll see how far I get, but I have made progress.

Knitting lures me away from a lot of my routine tasks but I have started cracking down and trying to do the routine first, then reward myself with knitting or crafting time.

And another thing...I get so far off track that I seldom post my finished items on Ravelry...well, that has to change...so I've just posted a small dishcloth that I did, it's for St. Paddy's Day, a shamrock of course, and I'm just a wee bit away from finishing the larger cloth! These two cloths were posted as a freebie by the very talented Kris from KrisKnits. And here is my smaller one:

St. Paddy's Day Cloth

ahhhh...isn't it just so cute??? Can't wait to finish up the large cloth tonite...just a few rows to go!

I'm anxiously awaiting Kris' Springtime Cloth collection, and I'll be starting those pronto!
Oh, by the way, there's a link to KrisKnits on the sidebar...be sure to look at all her luscious cloth collections she has for sale on the right hand side of her page....yummmmmmm!!!