Sunday, March 28, 2010

Well. . .

It doesn't look exactly like a pig, but it looks pretty cute on my mom's bed. She likes it a lot.
I'm knitting white bunnies now. Using the same instructions, but different sizes of needles and yarn, they come out MUCH different sizes. This is a good object lesson for me on the importance of knitting my gauge. I tend to be a "let's get on with it" knitter, and knitting a gauge square just slows me down.

I heard from Heckety that she was having trouble emailing me. She successfully sent a message on Facebook, so I now have her address. (Thanks, Heckety!) If anyone else is having trouble, that worked quite well. The aprons are finished and three have been mailed. The rest will go out soon.

Sorry the weekend is winding down - I hope you have a good week.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mail Call

We had a cake at work this week to celebrate the ten and twenty year anniversaries of six employees. The gal who baked and decorated the cake used to work with us, and knows us well. She put our faces on the cake! I'm a receptionist and spend a lot of time on the phone, so this is her picture of me. Funny!I'm making progress with the aprons. It's been fun thinking of my blogger buddies while making them. I'm heading for the post office today with the ones that are finished. I still need to get an address for Heckety and Lady Hopwood. Please email me at Thanks!

One of my friends at work has been having one crisis after another. I hope this will make her smile when I give it to her for her birthday next week.

I might have to make one for David next. Yesterday morning our cars were encased in ice when we were leaving for work. The latch on his door broke when he tried to open it. AAK!

Wishing you the best. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Anniversary Giveaway!

This is the first apron. It is for Heather, since she was the first to specify which fabric she likes.
Now all I need is your address, Heather! You can email it to me at
This is the other side of Heather's apron since the fabric isn't thick enough on it's own to absorb many spills.

Did you ever buy some fabric just because it was pretty? You didn't have a plan for it, but bought it anyway? Or did you ever buy far more than you needed of a gorgeous design, knowing you would use it someday?
Or did you buy a lot to make curtains, then change your mind?

Buy fabric that reminded you of someone?
Or have a dress that made you look like a hippo, but was made out of really cute fabric?
or see something that was such a bargain that you couldn't pass it up?
I have answered yes to all of these questions, and I had an idea. Aprons! I am going to make aprons for my blogger buddies. These are not fancy aprons, they are the kind to wear in the kitchen when you are baking for fun, or cooking because your family has to eat even though you'd rather be playing. They're the kind to spill things on, throw in the washing machine, and then spill something else on.
Just leave me a comment letting me know if you have use for an apron, and what fabric appeals to you. I will make several, but not more than ten!

Friday, March 19, 2010

The best thing. . .

about a beautiful day in March, is that we have the whole lovely spring and summer in front of us. Yes, rain and snow are in the forecast for the next few days, but oh my! Today was the most gorgeous day, with lots of sunshine, blue sky, and singing birds. I had a day off, and we took my mom for a wheelchair walk outside, which she enjoyed as much as we did.

I'm going to hang the pansy wall hanging on the wall at work. I'm a bit disappointed in the hand quilting in the blue background. I carefully stitched eight big butterflies in matching thread, and somehow they just make it look wrinkled. Oh well, I know they are butterflies, and the overall effect is flowers blooming in spring, which was the whole idea.

Wishing you the best.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A hat is born.

I finished Larry's hat! Just in time for spring - LOL. I'm going to plant some more pansies.
I'm deciding on their layout, these aren't stitched on yet.

Two darling bundles of fat quarters. I just can't resist them!

I did finally hem the previously mentioned pants. It took half an hour to clear the sewing table and ten minutes to measure, cut, and hem the pants. ;0)

Wishing you all the best. My two year blog anniversary has come and gone without any giveaways or fanfares. Keep watching, I may find something to give away yet!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Goodbye, snow!

People who drive a snow plow for a living are generally paid by the job, rather than by the hour. Thus they go fast, often taking out mailboxes as they fly by.
One morning I saw this enormous machine slowly and carefully plowing, without the usual burst of speed, and given the care being taken, was not at all surprised to see a woman driving it. Larry measured the plow blade - it is fifteen feet across.

For now the snow is all gone!! On Thursday it was 71 degrees F with delightful sunshine. Friday was another warm and sunny day, and then today's rain finally washed away the last of the snow. At least for now. :>} I don't think we've ever had a snow free April, but this makes a nice change. The roads are a good two feet wider than when they're lined with snow piles.
I have Larry's hat about half finished. Next I'm planning to make a pink pig. ;0)
I have been the most terrible procrastinator today. I have had a pair of pants to hem for a co-worker for TWO WEEKS, and still haven't gotten myself in gear to do it. There is nothing difficult about it, it won't take long, and she is one of the nicest people in the world, so what is wrong with me??

Monday, March 8, 2010

Another Useful Object

Isn't this funny? It just looks like a toy. It's really a door stop - I filled it with unpopped popcorn to make it heavy. My new knitting craze has yielded seven snowmen and one black cat. Next I'm going to try making a hat for Larry. :>}

Thursday, March 4, 2010