Friday, December 31, 2010

charity projects, forest farm items

cotton washcloths

mohair shawl and pink wrister and hat set

sampler quilt knit afghan

sampler quilt squares done in knit, assembled in crochet. good laprobes for forest farm nursing facility

charity projects, forest farm items

washcloths in many different colors
good for your body, dishes or scrubbing the bugs off the car

baby layette- sweater hat and booties along with a blanket

angora shawl with 2 white wrister/hat sets

Sunday, December 26, 2010

charity mohair bar harbor shawl

charity mohair bar harbor shawl, brunswick impressions yarn

charity bar harbor shawl

brunswick impressions hand dyed mohair
this is a blend of colors: purple, gray, pink and blues
shade is called bar harbor

charity wash cloths ofr forest farm

knit cloths, can be used in bathroom or kitchen or even washing the car, gets all the bugs and scrubs them easily off

yellow blue and white and pink/mauve colors for now

charity angora shawl for forest farm

like working with lace, only used one landline after taking apart 3 hours worth of knitting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

books i read nov 2010

that last night in texas by ann evans
about face by fern michaels
all she can be
pretty woman
annies rainbow
hope in a jar by beth harbison
summer desserts book 1 by nora roberts
best friends forever by jennifer weiner
if you believe by kristin hannah
once in every life
catch of the day by kristan higgins
too good to be true
celebration by fern michaels
after the night by linda howard
the kissing game by suzanne brockmann
unsung heroes troubleshooters series 1, by suzanne brockmann
casting spells by barbara bretton
snowny night with a stranger by jane feathers and others
tea time for the tradional built teh No. 1 ladies detective agency by alexander smith
south of broad by pat conroy
the death dealer by heather graham
anyone but you by jennifer cruise
just like heaven by barbara bretton
dangerous by diana palmer
the defiant one Troubleshooter Series 2
a rumpole christmas by john mortimer
blueberry muffin murder by joanne fluke
laced with magic by barbara bretton
brooklyn by colm toibin
over the edge Troubleshooter Series bok 2

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

more pocket scarves

for Forest Farm christmas bazaar




still have yarn on the cone, it's super to work with

Friday, November 26, 2010

CONE yarn

cone off white yarn

start of a diamond irish fisherman pattern pocket scarf with CONE yarn


done with helmet liners for the troops and th medic hats. laura is to send more yarn.

Forest Farm nursing center gave me some more yarn and this time there was a lot of cotton yarn, also a CONE, yes i said a CONE (cakes are good to in yarn) of off white wool yarn. it's gonna be geat to make diamond if pocket scarves and i started one while visiting with nana today. met the director finally. shes got a car full of yarn due in today which i'll get some this weekend.
got pics of the other dining room where they had the pilgrim upside down flowerpot boy and girl set up on each table. just spray paint them and glue some felt on and they are done. so cute

started baking and within a weeks time i will finalize my own cookie recipe for this year. i should publish a book from the past years i've been making up my own recipes

Sunday, October 31, 2010

books i read oct 2010

the enchantment by kristin hannah
duets by nora roberts
the name of the game
once more with feeling
born in shame by nora roberts
dance to the piper
less of a stranger
the last honest woman by nora roberts
lemon meringue pie murder by joanne fluke
fudge cupcake murder
Bookplate Special: A Booktown Mystery by lorna barrett
Murder Is Binding: A Booktown Mystery
Bookmarked for Death: A Booktown Mystery
somewhere off the coast of maine by ann hood
something blue
blue bayou: callahan brothers trilogy, book 1 by joann ross
True Betrayals by: Nora Roberts
high noon
blue smoke
key lime pie murder by joanne fluke
peach cobbler murder
heartless by diana palmer
about that man by sherryl woods
private scandals by nra roberts
without mercy by lisa jackson
the best laid plans by sarah mayberry
the marriage game by fern michaels

Sunday, October 3, 2010

books i read in sept 2010

how to knit a love story by rachel herron
ranch dressing by janet dailey
the traveling kind
dakota dreaming
tide water lover
the proud and the free
sanctuary by nora roberts
something more by janet dailey
the love season by elin hilderbrand
the knitting circle by ann hood
cheery cheesecake murder by joanne fluke]
cream puff murder
chocloate chip cookie murder
living crafts summer 2010
northern lights by nora roberts
the pretend wife
peter rabbit
lake magic by kimerberly fisk
the gift by nora roberts
home for christmas
all i want for christmas
the 4 corners of the sky by michael malone
return to sender by fern michales
home in carolina by sherryl woods
worth the risk by noa roberts
the art of deception
the lace reader by brunonia barry
how i saved my fathers life and ruined everything else by ann hood
plum pudding murder mystery by joanne fluke
the things we do for love by kristin hannah
blue and grey christmas by joan mendlicott
sweet tea at sunrise by sherryl woods
a cousins promise indiana cousins book 1 by wanda brunstetter
born in fire by nora roberts
born in ice
a handful of heaven by kristin hannah

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

charity projects

for forest farm christmas bazaar, pocket scarves and shawls

shawls and lap robes

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


specialty yarns given to me to make charity items with

this pingouin yarn was super fine to work with.

made a shawl from this yarn along with a strand of baby white yarn

box of yarn from laura, thanks so much, made one medic hat allready. will work on helmet liners after Wii with grandkids tonight

cascade yarn and knitpicks yarn, it's so soft to work with

yarn on trip out west i did make booties and hats for local hospital newborn program.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

charity project

reversible cable pocket scarf for FF

irish fisherman diamond with moss stitch for pocket scarf for FF, it's very bright kelly green

Saturday, September 4, 2010

charity project

projects for forest farm nursing facility, their Christmas bazaar

purplish pocket scarf with scallop edging

this red traditional irish fisherman patterns with scallop edging for a pocket scarf

just a pink and white shawl with scallop edging

mohair shawl came out ok, it just doesn't photograph well, looks purplish but it's really black

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

boks i read in aug 2010

The Island by Elin hilderbrand
the three weissmanns of westport by cathleen schine
angel falls by kristin hannah
a summer affair by elin hilderbrand
chasing perfect by susan mallery
what a woman wants by brenda jackson
just for the summer by laura van wormer
from this day forward candace camp
No Regrets candace camp
Always a Groomsman by gina wilkins
the daddy track by ...leigh
early dawn by catherine anderson
the cure for modern life by lisa tucker
plantation by dorothea benton frank
sweet talk bakery sisters #1, susan mallery
sweet spot, book 2
sweet trouble book 3
Hotly bedded, conveniently wedded by kate hardy
traveling with pomegranates by sue monk kidd
the christmas list by richard paul evans
The mavericks greek island mistress by kelly hunter
the castaways by elin hilderbrand
a stone creek christmas by linda leal miller
home song by lavyrle spencer
point omega by don dillou
irreplaceable by stephen lovely
beginners greek by james collins
scribbler of dreams by mary pearson
shattered by karen robards
trouble at the redstone by john nesbitt
dating game by danielle steel
autumn lover by elizabeth lowell
delaney christmas carol, the past by Iris Johansen
christmas future by Kay Hooper
christmas present by Fayrene Preston
the ring by danielle steel
worth the risk by nora roberts
partners by nora roberts
the art of deception by nora roberts
love the one you're with by emily griffin
The Happiness Project; or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Craft Rubin
Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
All New Square Foot Gardening- Grow More in Less Space! by Mel Bartholomew
Foxfire by anya seton
The Leisure Seeker by Michael Zadoorian
birthright by nora roberts
silver bells by debbie macomber
the body in the sleigh A Faith Fairchild Mystery- by katherine Hall Page
waiting for the moon by kristin hannah
just for the summer by laura van wormer
simply love by catherine anderson
hannahs list by debbie macomber
black hills by nora roberts
carolina moon by nora roberts
summer blowout by claire cook
carrot cake murder by joanne fluke

Saturday, August 28, 2010

charity project, mohair shawl

with items i do/remake for forest farm for the Christmas bazaar, they also give me projects that are half made. this one uses a trendsetter jupiter yarn. it's got mohair and other blends and sells for 7.50, from a store in ca. very expensive for just a small chunk of yarn.

looks like one started to make a shawl. but it's in 2 different sections. thought i'd just work and finish one and make it longer with yarn left and add other section later. it's got chunks of bright colored yarn among the black.

and these two pictures, taken outside

this is a reversable shawl

Friday, August 27, 2010

charity project

12 pocket scarves for forest farm

garden flowers aug 27

these i started from brown centers from some flowers up the street. i think these might be called brown eyed diasy

charity project

more pocket scarves for forest farm nursing/assisted living centers

more pocket scarves for forest farm

homespun yarns

charity project

got some yarn and unfinished projects from forest farm and put them together to make pocket scarves. i've also donated a few items for their christmas bazaar.

the pattern was also included for these. i just had to stitch up the end pieces to make the pocket.

these are animal blankets for diane to bring to potter animal shelter. they provide yarn for this.

Friday, August 13, 2010

ripple baby afghan

ripple knit baby afghan for navy relief charity.

got a skein full of hats done for hospital.

heard from laura from quiet comfort and they want me to do some hats for the medics and helmet liners for the troops. yarn incoming.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

gps holders

made a few holders for the gps and one for the cords.

this one i kept the plastic that it sits in when you buy it and made a pouch for it and

put the belt type loop on the outside to close it.

the other one is more like a drawstring pouch. both will be easy to slip into the pockets on the bottom section of cargo pants when traveling.