Monday, April 27, 2009

Good things

It's done! The Clapotis is done! I can't tell you how happy I am to be done with it. But suddenly it got hot AND very humid the last few days. I won't be using it . . . yet.

That picture makes it look huge, like a blanket. I made the shawl size, not the scarf size. I am pleased with how it turned out.

I'm still working on the Traveling Socks. Almost done with this month's section then I can move on to a whole new project.

My daughter won a partial scholarship! I'm so proud of her. She got chosen! There was an awards' banquet at the college over the weekend and I was her guest. Yummy food! It was so nice to go see her and to attend the banquet. Such a proud moment for this mom.

The semester is almost over. She'll be home in a week. I need to dust off the stove and practice cooking again.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Fun with a swift

I finally got a swift. It's a very simple one. I found it on etsy and I love it! I used it for the first time yesterday and wound a hank of sock yarn. It was a small hank. OMG, it was so fun, LOL!

It was my first time using a swift. I don't have a ball winder, so I wind my yarn by hand. That part I don't mind. But not having a swift was a real pain in the behind. I had to hang the yarn over a kitchen chair, and it just took forever. Here is the finished product.

I can't wait to wind some more!

I did get the Clapotis done. Finally. It's soaking, then I'm going to block it. Pictures next post.

I did get some sewing done lately. I made this bag.

Cute! Here's the other side.

I really screwed it up. The directions did not make sense. But now I think I got it. So I bought more fabric for another one. The outside is supposed to be the all brown color, the inside the print. I still like it and will use it.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Color

We had some beautiful weather the past couple of days. Lots of sun. Warm temps. It was truly enjoyable. Some of my tulips opened up!

They look so cheerful in my yard!

I'm on a roll with painting things very bright colors. I had this little old rusty table that I use on my patio.

I got a can of spray paint and . . . voila! It looks new!

So bright and colorful! It looks really cute now.

I just had to check out the clearance Easter candy at Target the other day, and came across these colorful kitchen towels. They ended up in my cart. Half price. What a deal! I love colorful kitchen towels.

You can see a kitty in the background, lol! That happens a lot when I take pictures.

The sewing bug has bitten me again. I'm going to make myself a new bag. I love these colors.

I have a new pattern I'm using that I bought on ebay. So today I will be sewing. I'm looking forward to that. The fabric with the circles is going to be used to cover some old couch pillows.

Hope you have a great weekend! I'm off to play with my sewing machine.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Cozy with Cats

This is how I spend my evenings. I knit and I'm surrounded by cats. It's OK, you can laugh. I did when I saw the picture.

I'm going to turn into one of those old ladies with 100 cats.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


After all the dreariness and drabness of winter it's time to add some color to my life. I had this shelf in the living room, full of my treasures.

I added a coat of paint . . .

So nice and bright! I love it. You can see my lamp from Ikea on the table. I just love that thing.

Then I added some silk flowers to a vase I had.

A couple of corners in my house are now brightened up!

Here are the colorful Easter eggs we dyed. I might add, they were delicious made into deviled eggs.

I went shopping with my daughter while she was home for Easter and I got a bright colored bag for spring. Nice and roomy!

I just love that color!

And take a look at this sock yarn I bought not too long ago. Very very bright and colorful!

I'm sure looking forward to my tulips blooming. They will add some color to my yard. And hopefully soon I can get outside and plant flowers.

So what's colorful in your life?

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I hope you and your family are enjoying Easter. I had fun with mine yesterday. My daughter dyed most of the eggs. I did a few.

We ate the butter lamb on our rolls.

And today it's just peace and quiet and my knitting. My daughter is back at school, and my son and his family are doing other things. I did buy myself an Easter gift, said it was from the bunny. I've been feening this book. It's now mine!

I went out to Barnes & Noble, just to check, and surprisingly they were open, so I bought the book. I've been having fun looking through it.

Now back to my knitting . . .

Friday, April 10, 2009

Almost Easter

Wow, I've really neglected my blog lately. Have you missed me?

Not much going on. My daughter is home from school for the weekend. We are going to dye eggs today. We haven't done that in years. I'm having Easter with my kids on Saturday since my daughter has to leave to go back to school on Sunday. I bought us a butter lamb to use with our dinner. It's kind of a tradition in this house.

I saw my cousin the other day and she gave me that glass bunny. Hard to get a picture of it. It was my aunt's bunny, the aunt who passed away almost a year ago. It reminds me of my little bluebird of happyness glass bird that I have. I need to go on a hunt and find that thing and set it out by the bunny.

I'm still plugging away on the clapotis. I'm just a little over halfway done.

I laid it on the floor to take pictures and suddenly Shadow was my best friend. She would not stay away.

She must think it's there just for her. I would push her off, she'd get right back on it before I could snap the picture.

So I'm showing you clapotis pics all with a cat in them. Cozy little kitty.

Time to go check on my eggs. They should almost be done cooking.