Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

Just wanted to take a minute to wish each and everyone of you a very healthy, happy, and peaceful New Year 2009.

Christmas was glorious, as always and I wanted to show off this wreath that Crafty Cheryl made for me.

The best thing of all, Island Girl, Orange Boy and I have purchased webcams. We can now begin to see each other whilst conversing and it works great! Test drive was last night with IG. I am soooo excited.

Have a fiber fun filled new year's...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Ho ho holidays ...

Ho Ho Holidays to you all! It's that time of year that I want to wish each and every one of you that celebrate this great time of year a splendid holiday.
Do you still lack that special gift for that one person on your list that just doesn't *need* anything? Here's a gift suggestion. Give a donation to their favorite cause; whether it be an animal shelter, children's hospital, or even a hospice center. Then give them a card telling them of your donation. I promise it will bring a smile to their face and heart.

I leave with you with a picture of some great turtles I made today. Pretzels, Rolo candies and a pecan. Speaking of "pecan", do you say pee-can or pi-kahn? I say pee-can...

Orange Boy and Cheryl will be here Wednesday for several days - then I go to Cheryl's hometown for a baby shower. Can't wait. So Happy New year... just in case...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Wow, where has time gone?

I just realized I have not blogged in quite some time and thank you my dear Cheryl, for taking up the slack! I love looking at the pictures of my little grandbaby's room - whose ETA is February 18, 2009!

Where have I been? Busy, like so many of you. You guys have been shopping like crazy and I am trying to keep up with your orders. That is not a complaint but a Thank you! Some of you have written they are gifts for others and some are shopping for themselves. Hey, nothing wrong with that...

About 2 weeks ago, I drove up to north Georgia to visit an apple farm. They had some Stayman Winesaps and Fuji apples that looked delightful. I bought 3 - 1/2 bushels - came home and put up about 8 gallon size

freezer bags of apples pie mix and 14 pints of applesauce. These apples were so sweet that I used no sugar at all in either the pie stuff or the applesauce.

I use my great grandmother's apple grinder that was passed right on down to me. The wooden "oar" is thinned out from so much use but I treasure it. However, if I am making slightly chunky sauce, I just use a tater masher.

Not only that, but I have been very busy ordering new yarns and goodies for the shop. Hope your holiday season is going great.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Stash Buster- Bath Poofs

While searching for quick but cool Christmas gifts to knit, I discovered this pattern for a "bonbon", or bath poof. I used a skein of Mango Moon I've had for quite a while, and big needles- size 15, my FAVORITE! Instead of just knitting straight, I did a little feather and fan action to make it a little more jazzy. It only took an hour and I used it in the shower last night. Unfortunately, the Mango Moon wasn't the best choice of yarn, as it lacks necessary scrubbing action needed to make a good bubbly lather. I have some bamboo and some nettle I'm going to try next, or there's always good old fashioned cotton!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The crib is up!

We're still plugging away at the nursery every weekend. The crib came on Friday and Chris put it together that night. AND he only said 2 curse words the whole time! Next task: spray wheel and anchor white and finish curtains.

Monday, December 01, 2008


Hello everyone! Sorry its been FOREVER since I've written, but its been crazy times here in Huntsville.

After enjoying a decadent Thanksgiving dinner (in our pajamas) Chris and I painted the nursery (well, I didn't actually DO the painting...I supervised). Our theme is sailboats/little nautical cutie pie baby

Here's a picture of the partially assembled crib and the painted walls. We are getting so excited! We got a anchor and ships steering wheel at Hobby Lobby (50% off thank you very much) and I got awesome fabric for the curtains on sale at Hancock on Saturday and I'll be stitching away all week!