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Friday, February 27, 2009

Blessings

Beauty and reflection do still exist in the long lasting adversity of winter.
~Me
Have you ever seen a sundog? Well, today we were blessed with a pair, although you only get to see one of them, a farm was sitting in the way of the second one.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Moments

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
— Aaron Rose
These are the socks for February that I just completed today. As I told you in my last post, I love Qutecowgirl's creations. She really does a beautiful job of dyeing and it shows. It knits up like a dream. The next photo is also one of hers called Midnight. The colors are so rich.
My newest purchase, Knitted Prayer Shawls. I have a couple of people in my life that I would like to make one of these for. Have a blessed week and thank you for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Little This, A Little That.....

Everyone thought I was bold and fearless and even arrogant, but inside I was always quaking.
Katharine Hepburn

One of the most admirable women ever in show business, I do and always will admire her. I believe she is quite possibly my favorite actress of all time.
How beautiful is this hand dyed yarn? Qutecowgirl has her own Etsy page, really, take a look. I am in love with her designs.
I am excited about these February socks. The yarn is called "Remember When". It knits beautifully and looks great when it comes together. Someone is going to be very happy with these socks! These are great and small and go with me everywhere because you never know when you are going to be stuck somewhere for a few minutes.
And now for the continuing saga of my Brother-In-Law's quilt. I have decided that I really hate the PVC quilting hoop. I would pick this quilt up and work on it for a few minutes and set it back down. On Sunday, I finally kicked it to the curb and got out my trusty wooden hoop and I am loving working on this quilt. I think when all is said and done, I will give him his choice of quilts. The original heart quilt that I posted in November that he and my sister liked so much or this one.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Giveaway Alert

The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do more, and you are not yet decrepit enough to turn them down.
~T.S. Eliot
Run over to My Yellow Farmhouse and wish Mrs. Farmhouse a very happy 50th birthday and participate in her very generous birthday giveaway!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A little craziness once in awhile prevents permanent brain damage - Anon
Some of my best stuff comes from my sister. I love her dearly. She is also probably my biggest fan.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday Moments

I am no stranger to hot water, I seem to remain there. I have heard it will make me stronger...I am waiting.....
Lake Michigan. The view from my hotel room while I was in Chicago. I spent a week out there for the company I work for in conferences. What a calming sight.
Tour of Tables 2009. This is a luncheon put on by the Dell Rapids Area Ministerial Association to assist with the Families in Need Fund. Once a year, volunteers get together and decorate tables. Seats are sold and donations are gathered for families that need help. They spoke of a single mother who has three part-time jobs that needed just a little more to bring her current on rent so they would not be evicted. There were more stories, but they all reflected the economy. My dear friend was the guest speaker and I have to tell you I was so very impressed. She should be doing this for a living and I told her so.
This little bag, I am calling it a binding bag, although others will use it for cosmetics, was the little gift on my plate. It was made by another friend and filled by the local quilt shop.

There was a quilt label, a tiny ruler and a bag of 3" charms. Help me, please, with any ideas on how to use these charms! They are beutiful.

The spoon is a little find I picked up at the local thrift shop. I am not sure what it is used for, but I will come up with something.

So, the last Friday in January, my friend Penny called me after work to tell me that she found a garage sale and an estate sale, can you believe that???? On January! I collect Royal Ruby depression glass and they had 9 of my ball stem goblets for sale, $16 for the whole lot. I sang all the way home! Five of mine were damaged...okay....shattered during the divorce. I was thrilled to be able to replace them for next to nothing. Believe me, they went to a good home.

I joined a sock of the month club. These were the January socks that got posted.

Have a blessed week and thank you for stopping by.