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Saturday, November 19, 2005

Getting ready to hit the road

Well, I am getting ready to go to Florida!! My hubby's boss called and offered me a ticket to come see him for a week. So I am busy trying to get over a cold and get packed. I haven't seen him since June. So I am really excited. I have been working like mad on gifts, but no pictures yet. I will be taking my camera and Hubby has a lap top, so I will try to post from the road. Have a great Weekend!

But I did see something interesting on another blog that I would like to share:

Your Birthdate: July 6

You tend to be a the rock in relationships - people depend on you.

Thoughtful and caring, you often put others needs first.

You aren't content to help those you know... you want to give to the world.

An idealist, you strive for positive change and dream about how much better things could be.

Your strength: Your intuition
Your weakness: You put yourself last
Your power color: Rose
Your power symbol: Cloud
Your power month: June

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

For Gracie Poo Poo

This is a special post meant for Gracie Poo Poo. It is not intended to offend, just as a special message to my almost daughter. (she is my best friends daughter, but I love her like she was my own)

I found this quizilla quiz online and thought of you Grace! I wonder which bunny you are?

So, I took the quiz and this is the result!!
you suck, and that's sad
you are the "you suck, and that's sad"
happy bunny. your truthful, but can be a bit

which happy bunny are you?
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Monday, November 14, 2005

I am really liking this Swap Thing

As I mentioned yesterday, I joined a Stitch Marker Swap. Well, I got my second set today in the mail. They are so cute. I literally cracked up when I opened the package. They even came with a Hello Kitty bag! It was a bright spot in a really long day.

And I was so inspired that I got all 5 of my sets ready to go and I got my Spindlers secret Santa ready to go too. They will be in the post tomorrow!!

I am diligently working away on the blanket and the hat to go with the fingerless mitts.

I hope everyone's knitting is going great!

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Only 41 Days til Christmas!!

Can you believe that the holidays are almost here? It is blowing my mind! I have been spinning and knitting and can't seem to get caught up! My Mom always said, the older you get, the quicker the time goes...boy was she right.

I have managed to finish one gift this weekend. I did make a pair, but you can see what they look like better by themselves. These were knit with a beautiful yarn I found at a yarn shop on my trip last week. It was so cool to find a knit shop right on the hwy, in Bandon,
The Wool Company. They even had roving and dyed fleece for sale. So I will be sure to stop there again the next time I visit the coast.

The yarn is Noro Shinano - it is 65% wool and 35% silk. It was on sale for 30% off. It was a really great find! It is softer than the Noro Silk Garden in my opinion. I really like it. I don't usually go for the earthy tones, but this has just a hint of enough other colors to catch my eye. I will also be making a hat to go with these. So only a gajillion more presents to go!

I also joined a stitch marker swap and I got my first package the other day from Elspeth She sent some beautiful markers and some yummy was a very nice treat. ( I will post a photo tomorrow, flickr is acting up)

So the holidays are zooming up on us and so I will continue to knit away and hope I get all my gifts done. Next year I think I'll start in February!!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Winter has Arrived!

Well....I made it home in one piece....This is what it looked like on my drive to the coast.

To the coast

To the coast2

Aren't the fall colors beautiful against the green of the trees? I took these shots while I was driving...I didn't look through the hole, just held up the camera and shot away. Most of them were blurry, but a few came out.

This is what it looked like on my way home

My Drive Home

The Pretty Snow

It is beautiful I know, but I hate driving in it. and besides, on long drives Michael is supposed to be with me so he can drive and I can knit or snooze.....(just another reason to miss him)

I did have a wonderful visit with Melanie, but for some reason we were so busy talking that we took no pictures, plus it rained a lot. I will take pictures at Christmas time. We plan on visiting again on our way to spend the holiday with Lilee & Bri & Josh.

But, Mel did send me home with lots of goodies, handmade soap, lavender massage oil, rosemary cooking oil, a medicine bag she made, bulbs for the garden, a cool puzzle, a gourd that she grew, some jewelry and I am sure I have forgotten something. So I was very spoiled and had a very good time. I even ate venison!! It was yummy! Mel is a great cook and a great friend and I still don't know why it took me so long to visit.

I did get her started knitting, so I have started her on a healthy addiction that I hope will help her quit smoking!! (hint hint) She took to it right away, which doesn't' surprise me, she is very creative and talented.

I did also get to spend a few days with Lilee and Bri and I will share about that tomorrow. I am beat and freezing.....thank goodness they are coming to fill the oil tanks today so I can have the heat on a bit warmer, I always worry about it running out.

Stay warm and have a good day.