Friday, August 24, 2007

EYEs not wanting to be open FRIDAY

Soooo sleepy . . . .been working late into the night on the Myrtle Leaf Shawl . . . fifty or so repeats to go on the border . . . need to . . . . finish . . . . the shawl.

Oh, one other thing----Remember those missing size one bamboo needles-I searched everywhere for them. One just magically appeared in my car. It couldn't have possibly been there the whole time (right?). Must be the gremlins screwing with my mind again.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Monday, Everyone!

I know that Mondays are often times not anyone's favorite day of the week, but for some reason this Monday seems especially refreshing--(maybe it is because my niece didn't wake me up at 5:30 this morning-even though she doesn't wake up until 8 at home)

Dan and I went to a great concert last night up in St Cloud. We saw Michael Martin Murphy. It was such a great night of music. Listening to him always makes me happy to live in the country and makes me feel like I should really get out and weed the garden ;o)

Of course, this morning I couldn't get out to weed because it is raining and has been all weekend. As with anything, so much rain can be bad for some people (Southern Minnesota has been getting some major flooding), but around here the rain has been a great blessing.
It brings to mind a song that we sang a few weeks ago at church

"Showers of Blessing"

There shall be showers of blessing
This is the promise of love
There shall be seasons refreshing
Sent from the Savior above

Showers of blessing
Showers of blessing we need
Mercy drops round us are falling
But for the showers we plead

There shall be showers of blessing
Precious reviving again
Over the hills and the valleys
Sound of abundance of rain

Well, have beautiful day and I hope that you will receive some kind of shower of blessing this week.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Just checking in . . .

Hey there, I'll be back next week-my niece is here visiting from out of state and she is keeping me pretty busy.

Hope you are having a really nice week (by the way, I only have four repeats to go on the center of my myrtle leaf shawl--then on to the border!!!!!!)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Eye Camel Friday (and a Barney)

Ummm . . . here is a not-so-crisp-and-sharp-picture of Oliver the Camel with some of the newest artwork here at the gallery. (I'll have to get a better picture some other time). He is posing with a beautiful hammered copper bowl and wood sculpture.

I'm still progressing on the Myrtle Leaf Shawl. As of last count, I have 24 of 40 repeats finished, so I am over halfway done with the main center portion. I still have to add the willow border, but it is not an extremely wide border, so I don't think it will take me forever-ly long (ha, ha, ha---famous last words) I have used up one skein of the Misti Alpaca Lace (well, the cat used up a bunch of the skein while it was sitting at home and also ate away some of my first start (before you start to worry-the cat did not actually eat the yarn, but he did rip it up-okay actually there is reason to worry-I have a cat the likes to rip up yarn)

Speaking of that cat (ah, the Barney) and yarn. He has a little section of a sweater that he enjoys carrying around the house. (It was a piece of a baby sweater that I never really finished that I had made a mistake on) He treats it like it is his own little baby-carrying it around the house in his mouth, meowing at it, purring and setting it down next to him (he sometimes does this with really soft skeins of yarn as well-thus, the torn lace)

(Barney with yarn child)

BTW-have you SEEN the Cinnabar Pullover by Kate Gilbert in the latest Interweave Knits? Gorgeous, gorgeous----I must have it-(if I can ever get around to making it that is)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Keep Minnesota in Your Prayers

I am sure you have heard about everything that went on yesterday in the Twin Cities, but I just want to be another person to say "keep us in your thoughts and prayers."

I don't live down in the Twin Cities, but I usually get down there once a month and just crossed 35W bridge on Friday (as our framing supplier for the gallery is very close to that area). I also used to cross the bridge all the time while I was going to college in Roseville. I can definitely say it is used by many, many people everyday. It was just a shocking sight to see when I turned on the television last night.

My brother works at one of the hospitals in the area (doing computer tech stuff) and, thankfully, was using a different way to go home lately.