Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gotta Love the White Stuff!

It's been an interesting Winter so far here in Oregon. Unpredictable and Utterly Beautiful!
Sometimes I feel like we've been transported to Finland....
It's been snowing daily for the past 4 days...Very unlike the area where we live.
It does snow here......seldom for more than a small amount & stays on the ground for a matter of hours, or a day (if you're lucky). This year has been the exception.
As you can see by our Buddah...it's been snowing A LOT!!
Of course....he Always keeps his Cool ;)

So, hey....Why not take advantage of all this snow....and build a Snow Woman to show off the new scarf that I made?......
This thought has been brewing for several days...Since both Madrona & Stitches West are coming up this next month..I pushed it to the "back burner"....Until today! It would No Longer Be Put Off!!
Here she is in all of her glory.....Trying like the rest of us to keep Warm!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Birthday Man ;)

Yesterday was Michael's birthday.....A great reason to Celebrate!!
I have been privileged to know this man....& have him in my life for the past 26 years.
What a Lucky Woman am I!!

We had a Great Day.....did a little work...Jennyrose called.....as well as great friends...Michael loved that!!
Then we went off to play!

Since we met playing pool...and although we took many years off from that...we have been, recently doing a bit of it.....So I thought that I would buy him a pool cue for his birthday!...and he was UP for it....*it's difficult to find something that Michael gets jazzed about.....* I done good ;)

We went into town....got Michael's new cue...with case....
Ate dinner at Bepe & Gianni's Italian Restaurant.
met us there to celebrate! Ice Cream at Prince Puckler's!
THEN.....off to *break in* Michael's new cue.

A Great Time was had by ALL!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Surprise & Thank You!!

I received a special surprise today when I checked my email ;)

I was blessed with a special award from Rosemary.

Thanks you so much!!

I am now to pass it on to 10 other bloggers, according to the instructions: "Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times." And in no particular order:

1. Tilt-a-whirl
2. Kim Knits (and sometimes not)
3. Spin Dye Knit
4. Spinning Mom
5. Knit Me
6. Yin & Yarn
7. Intrepid Fiber Wizard
8. Feather & Fiber
9. Weebug Knits
10. Pleasant & Delightful

BUT....I must say thanks to all the bloggers that I read....those that are listed here...the ones that I didn't list..... as well as those I come upon through other people's blogs!! There is A LOT of work that goes into making a blog entry...and I appreciate all of the things that I have learned and gleaned from each and every one of them!
Thanks too to Rosemary and her wonderful blog....and the information that she so freely passes along!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Should I Stay...Or....Should I Go?

So What Do you Think.....
Got up this morning....all packed for my trip down to Long Beach to do the TNNA show.....this is the view of the road going over the Siskiyous....Pretty Scarey!!
Also, there was a big comment...which said..."Do Not Travel...& if you do, take a Winter Survival Kit (whatever that is) with you"....AHH....No Thank You!
So, I'm staying put....Drain is looking better & Better!!
I should go....I wanna go....I'm Not Going ;(
But I will miss my friends....and wholesale customers....

I was really starting to get Bummed!!
When.....Just in the nick of time....I received a lovely package from Melissa.......3 skeins of Peace of Fleece Yarns.....you see, she had a drawing and I was one of 2 people who was lucky enough to win a prize...Was I excited!! The last time I won anything I was 21...a few decades ago...
Thanks so much Melissa...you made My Day....quite a bit brighter ;) !!

What shall I make? Got any ideas? It seems I have a little time on my hands....

I have a few projects on the needles to keep me busy as well...............

What have you all been up to?

Thursday, January 03, 2008

AH.....A New Year....Welcome 2008

Well, here we all are in a Brand New Year!! I'm still whirling from the thought of it.
Where did 2007 go...and where was I?
Guess I'd better get over it...and quick!!....otherwise I will be wondering where 2008 went. Need to be present is the lesson here....I think!

A few things to finish up on.....Here's our lovely daughter Kate in her scarf that I made her for Christmas...& YES she has been watching *America's Next Top Model*....does it show?
Who knew that the pile of octopus arms would turn into this scarf in the end....it was definitely a test of my endurance getting this together....BUT Kate loves it, didn't take it off for days ;)

Here's 2 wonderful things that I got in 2007....The first being my new torch Lynxie...She's going to make my life easier and hotter!! I have been wanting this torch for several years now and *Michael* made it happen.....there's one for him as well!

The second little gem is my new Bot....iRobot actually. She's a little work horse that helps to clean up...and actually gets me into the mood to do a bit of cleaning. If you haven't seen the iRobot yet...you should take a look.....It's a wonder!!
I feel just like Jane Jetson ;)....I'm in Love!!

Autumn decided on New Years Eve that it was time for the Christmas tree to come down...Michael had to get up several times in the night to rescue the ornaments.....Today the tree will go outside...the ornaments wrapped and placed in their boxes....and Christmas 2007 will be a memory...much cherished!

And I....Well First of All....Next week I'm off to the TNNA show in Long Beach California....I have requested Sun for the whole trip....good orders and a great get togethers with friends all along the way!