Monday, August 31, 2009

garden updates aug 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

yellow wild flowers in the front of the house

charity newport hospital booties

waiting on the yarn shipments so i made 4 booties for newport hospital newborn program

books i read in august

a family christmas by caroline kennedy
eve's christmas by janet dailey
after the storm
calder promise
calder storm
shifting calder wind
home fires by luanne rice
firefly beach
silver bells
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
started :
round robin by jennifer chavellari
home safe by elizabeth berg
bronze mystique by barbara delinsky

Sunday, August 30, 2009

progress on projects

stack of 17 helmet liners from 6 skeins of



from Laura for

quiet comfort


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.

finished raglan sleeve sweater in boo berry jacquard yarn.

Monday, August 24, 2009

boo berry jacquard sweater

this bernat jacquard yarn is a self striping type of yarn. it's less than a sport weight yarn, would be
terrific for socks also. but my friend vicky wants a size 42 sweater for her daughter. she attempted it but i've had to do the whole thing over. she only got as far as the back. over the weekend i have all the pieces made, just not assembled and the neck finished.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

kites at ocean drive, hurricane bill ocean

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

charity projects

forsusan for animal

shelters: 10 blankets

also 5 hats for

the troops

for laura: 3


helmet liners

Sunday, August 16, 2009

kites at ocean drive, wool helmet liner

trick kites
at ocean drive on aug 15th
newport, RI

more trick kites
at ocean drive

fran wearing the helmet wool liner

Monday, August 10, 2009

new charity project, quiet comfort

helmet liners for the troops, this sample is made out of regular acylic worsted weight. the real one will be using wool. this took 4 hours to make

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

charity projects i have a
local contact. susan dropped off
some homespun yarn and i made her 20 hats.

she also is involved with animal blankets. stand up for animals is located in westerly and she plns for me to make the blankets, 5 done allready and she will drive them up there and donate them and her time.