Thursday, November 29, 2007

Crazy, busy life is nearly over (I hope)

Just some quick picks of things I have worked on during the past couple months.

Squash buns made for Thanksgiving-mmmmm-tasty

More teeny/tiny ornaments
(I sell them at a local coffee shop during the Christmas Season)

I finally finished the mittens and scarf I started working on last spring!

Edge detail-I enjoyed making these, but I think that I will use either different sized needles or thinner yarn next time. I ended up using Lion Brand Homespun for these and for some reason the fabric seemed a little too dense even though I had used the same things when I made my own a few years ago. I mean I like the denseness of the fabric for warmth, but it sure got stiff as I was knitting and made it a bit unpleasant to work on. Either my hands were less bothered last time I made this pattern or I just forgot that it was a bit painful. (It did take me a couple of years to make the first ones because I kept setting it aside to do other things--maybe that was why)

Now for the cutest picture of the day!

My friend Leah's little girl in the little EZ sweater I knit.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007


My Family last Thanksgiving-
l to r-me, Dan, my dad, brother Joe, nephew PJ, sil Melissa (my mom took the picture!)

Deadlines are looming--I'm busy, busy, busy . . . furnaces die, but yet life is goes on!

I'm tired as all get out tonight as I got very little sleep last night, but tonight we will go to our Thanksgiving Eve service at church and remember to be thankful for all we have been given in this life.

The classic thanksgiving song comes to mind tonight

Count Your Blessings
Johnson Oatman, Jr.

When upon life's billows you are tempest tossed
When you are discouraged thinking all is lost

Count your many blessings, name them one by on
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.

Are you ever burdened with a load of care?

Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?

Count your many blessings, every doubt will fly

And you will be singing as the days go by.

So, amid the conflict whether great or small

Do not be discouraged, God is over all

Count you many blessings, angels will attend
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.

Count your blessings, name them one by one

Count your blessings, see what God hath done

Count your blessings, name the one by one

Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

Ahhhh . . . I needed that ;o)

Friday, November 02, 2007

Happy November!

Pictures from the long ago arts and crafts show!

Flasks and coasters made by my Stetson Man-Dan!
Dan and I sitting in our booth (me knitting on my dad's vest)

Knit mini stockings and sweaters and leather Christmas Ornaments

Hutchinson Brothers Sculpture with our tent in the background
(My dad did the sculpture and Dan and I helped him with it all during the process. Dan works at the bronze foundry where the sculptures were put together. I used to do wax work at that foundry, so I help my dad with that area of his sculptures.)
Info on Lost Wax process for making bronze sculptures.

I hope that this posts finds you all doing well and that this coming month will be a good one!