Thursday, December 31, 2009
vision in white by nora roberts
knit the season (with patterns and recipes) friday night knitting club series 3 kate jacobs
the gold coast: john sutter series by nelson demille (500+ pages
wildfire (500+)that old cape magic by richard russo
breath of scandal by sandra brown
the master fiddler by janet dailey
a rogue of my own by johanna lindsey
full house: full series by janet evanovich and charlotte hughes
full scoop: full series
total control a nascar novel by pamela britton
Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
was on the phone for 4 hours today to get an item for the stove returned and my money back. will be working on more hats for hospital as i have small amounts of leftover yarn and probably go there this upcoming week as gregs' off again. they might have yarn LOL
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
made a jacquard yarn hat to match my vneck sweater that is all done but the neck and assembling it. stated on wristers that will go a long way up my arm. also want to make a scarf in the same yarn.
there's been no yarn at hospital to make hats and booties.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
just breathe by susan wiggs
matters of the heart by danielle steel
the alibi by sandra brown
love beyond reason
the devils' own
the thrill of victory
best kept secret
nature writings by john muir-900 pages
indy man by janet dailey
to tell the truth
the master fiddler
the captains bride-northern lights series, book 1 by lisa tawn bergren
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
this lightweight self striping yarn that i've made into a vneck sweater is not finished yet. kept putting it off for the orders that came in and items to knit for laura-still no yarn.
and here are the sleeves.well the stitches came off the needle but those will be easy to pick up. i don't write down patterns but i'll be able to figure it out as i go along. these are to be just covering the elbows.
irish fisherman hat that matches
gregs sweater. so i took it all apart
and with the same yarn
made this one and it fits him nice and tight.
this is the multi colored blue afghan-an order i got from the blind magazine.
hats for local hospital
Saturday, October 31, 2009
casting off by nicole r. dickson (super knit book about islands and knitting in ireland)
smoke screen by sandra brown
a treasure worth seeking
the body on the beach by simon brett
good in bed by jennifer weiner
green mountain man by janet dailey
a lyon's share
for bitter or worse
fiesta san antonio
giant of mesabi
six white horses
night of the cotilition
secret hour by luanne rice
comfort food by kate jacobs
queen of hearts by jennifer duarte
whale island by cathy lamb
the honeymoon house (marthas vineyard) mary carter
the marrying kind by debbie macomber
and almost done with 900 page book by john muir about woods of the west coast and national parks of today
Monday, October 26, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
also got an order, 2 orders actually, and i have to still crochet a baby blue afghan for a boy-took all the leftover blue yarns (baby and sport weight) and will work a few rows of each color-it's coming out really good. also have to make a shawl in blue/white variegated. have rosary and pouch and the angel dishcloths done allready.
Monday, October 12, 2009
headed to walden pond in concord, ma, it's a 3 mile hike around the lake, gorgeous day for it. on the ride up i did knit some hats for hospital.
this past week i made and will ship tomorrow 23 more helmet liners (that's 40 total) and delivered the hats and booties to local hospital.
got an order for a few items via my ad in blind magazine.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
snow island (prudence) by k. towler
the blue bistro (nantucket) by elin hilderbrand
hero next door by irene hannon (nantucket)
that summer by sarah dessen
night fall by nelson demille 773
round robin by jennifer chavellari
cross country quilters
home safe by elizabeth berg
bronze mystique by barbara delinsky
more than friends 770
second sight: arcane society series, book 1, jayne ann krentz
white lies arcane society series book 2
sizzle and burn book 3
the third circle, book 4
running hot book 5
show me by janet dailey
in her shoes by jennifer weiner
the guy not taken
the deep blue sea for beginners by luanne rice
the last kiss
watched 2 seasons of jericho
14 shows of covington cross
Monday, September 28, 2009
before the eye docs we went to rockport, ma, the end of the world - as far as i can tell (not counting the cape). it's very similiar to newport, along the wharves and the art and clothes shops. prices were very reasonable for t shirts and lobster rolls.
then onto hampton beach, nh, one of the only beaches on the atlantic ocean. we found a state park-the beach area. the inteesting thing is the broken beer bottles way up on the sand were very smooth to the touch. the sand whipping around them continually must've smoothened the edges.
both places also have web cameras that show exactly where we were, really cool to see it compared to the pictures i took.
http://www.hamptonbeach.org/webcam.cfm nh cam
http://www.skibonk.com/weather/camDetail.jsp?_units=c&id=cam_1164720956157 rockport, ma cam
i won't go into the report from the eye doc as nobody wants to know about that stuff.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
grape tomatoes in the
beef steaks tomato
new crop of green beans, since first ones did so well, onions, purple cabbage, white cabbage, carrots, turnips and the tomatoes in
the back section of the garden
eve's christmas by janet dailey
after the storm
shifting calder wind
home fires by luanne rice
when the heart cries: sisters of the quilt, book 1, cindy woodsmall
when the morning comes: sisters of the quilt, book 2, cindy woodsmall
restless hearts by marta perry
home at last by anna schmidt
ain't she sweet by susan phillips
92 pacific blvd book 9 of cedar cove by debbie macomber
quilters apprentice by jennifer chavellari
round robin by jennifer chavellari
home safe by elizabeth berg
bronze mystique by barbara delinsky
Sunday, August 30, 2009
from Laura for
heart size 6 sweater for vicky. well she sent me some pieces i thought i could just assemble by seaming them together.
check out different shades of what she calls yellow (it's more orange than yellow) so it will be ripped apart and i will make another section. the sleeves were not good enoug to use either so i'll remake them. back was ok but the ribbing so will take that all apart also.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
just a few kites at ocean drive, the day of the hurricane bill passing our area
and the thunderous churning of the water on the south end of the island
also got yarn stormed from a group in ravalry!!at least 6 balls of Boston purple yarn
8 classic elite burgandy pirma alpaca
2 lronas hand dyed yarn
2 skeins lornas shephard sock yarn
mod dea dream 5 skeins
plymouth yarn bamboo yellow shade 10 skeins
hanks of a light purple/mauve - 10 skeins
must be from all the charity work i do over the years. i don't even know the group on ravalry but am VERY appreciative of the package and it's contents. as it's the busy time of the year for me now i am concentrating on my projects and orders. i figure after thanksgiving i can really think of what i want to make with this yarn. thank you all so very much!
while on our 2 hour ride to see the wave action of the hurricane i was knitting helmet liners. my knitting goes with me all the time.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
while at moms
party i was able to make some hats for the
soliders angels project. i think in total
i got 6 made. also talked to one aunt while there
and she wanted the pattern for newborn hats we
make for hospital. she gave me her email and i
sent her off a note last night. also told her of the
2 hospitals that i know of that want them. talked of
the other many charities i knit for.
i like how the homespun yarn is like self striping. i never realized that.
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
strange flower mom found in her garden.
we figure it was a bulb plant. also in one of the geranium hanging baskets was a bird nest. we started pulling out the weeds and that's when she found the nest along with eggs. she put them back in and will keep an eye on it.
only 100 pounds.
should be close to
1000 pounds by
time of judging and picking.
house took 4 years
to build. i's on the
edge of a cliff.
for the most part the weekend on the island was great. the transportation gettting to and leaving the island leaves something to be desired in the middle of summer-using the winter ferry. what was to be a 20 min ride ended up being close to 2 hours travel with the wait time.
the craft show : with only 5 vendors there was slim pickings. not many brought money to buy things, they were more interested in yard sale items, vs brand new handmade items.
i did sell the pig and monkey child hats, a pair of fun fur flip lops and an infant knit hat, scarf and mittens set.
lot of people but the had too many other activities planned for that day.
blueberry picking was at 9am-start of craft show and south end had a bbq at 11am for anybody who wanted to go. craft show ran from 9-11 and with ferry problems they had to run 2 boats per scheduled run.
new project i plan to start today will be the snsettter fish. we put up mms sunsetter on sunday and she hung the cloth fish from the edges. i figure with the plastic bags i have, bright orange, yellow, blue and green i can make a pretty neat looking fish to hand along with its fin. gonna be fun to do this and probably won't take too long.
can't wait for susan to bring yarn over to me for soldiers hats.