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Thursday, April 28, 2011

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
Dave Barry

Okay, so my immaturity is showing. Penny and I found this funny little pot at a thrift store. Her husband, being the trooper he is and having never been an ex-husband, drilled a hole in the bottom of it for me. How cool is he?
Cuttings from my topiary at work made up this little aspiring topiary. It went to live in another office last week. I didn't tell the recipient, a man, that the white pole was a lonely knitting needle found at another thrift store.

If you have not yet read this book, I highly recommend it!! It is an incredible tale of a three year old little boy who has been to Heaven and has stories to tell that are hugely believable. If you need a little hope in your life, this is the book to help provide it. It is making the tour of my friends and loved ones and will definitely be on my outgoing present list this Christmas.

Avilia! I love the little pine tree at the bottom. It is an easy pattern to memorize and a great travel project.

Harry Potter socks finished a little while ago for my daughter. Bruce wasn't interested in the manly pink in the socks. >smile<

God bless and better weather.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

It's Raining

“May you always have walls for the winds, a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire, laughter to cheer you, those you love near you and all your heart might desire.”

Irish Blessing

Here's looking at you through a new computer and monitor, raising my mug of tea. I didn't realise my old computer was ten years young until I took it apart trying to mend a problem. It had been a gift from my Father and had belonged to my Uncle Larry, it got me through for quite a while. I figured since our House and Senate finally did their job, did the right thing, and got together on the budget to keep the government running, I might as well splurge on a new one, a celebration of sorts. So, I am back online.The new mug on my desk, brought back from...well, you know. I have never been there, but am told often I NEED to go. How great are friends who remember you when they are out having so much fun. Thanks, Pete and Kim!

I have new yarn from Scotland, too. I need to take pictures of the beautiful yarns that came recently while I didn't have picture capability. Thanks, Bev!! She added some really pretty earrings that she made herself. They will be in my next post.

I am going through another flare, so I have been doing a little knitting and a little reading. My Mom & Dad sent me a care package of books. Iris Johansen is a current favorite.
This is reclaimed yarn. It came a while ago, but my camera and old computer didn't like to speak to each other. This lovely sport weight yarn started life as an unwanted sweater. Erica, the woman who rescued it, dyed the sweater first and then unraveled 226 yards of kettle dyed rainbow continuum. What a great idea. Check out PirateCatYarns over at Etsy. Notice the cute tiny skein of alpaca she included.
I still love my hand dyed sock yarns from Qutecowgirl best. The socks above are from a skein she named Manly. The toes and heals were some of the yarn I dyed using Kool-aid and tea.
I told you I have been doing a little knitting. These are for me. I refused to wear them until I could get the pictures off the camera and onto the blog. When I am out of her yarn, it will be a sad day.

Take care and God bless.