Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I love visiting tea rooms and cafes. I think my favorite thing about them is the atmospheres they create. All the decorations, tea cups, and the little touches. This one is in the downtown area of Springfield, IL. I really enjoyed the area with its quaint shops and buildings. Wish I could say the same for the food and tea. Despite that one minor detail, it was a nice place and we enjoyed the time spent there. Its a fairly new tea room, so maybe its just taking some time to get settled into things.
Could you ask for a more gorgeous setting? Wow! Even if we aren't lucky
enough to own a home as beautiful as this one we can always dream!
(Picture by:mpop.pins http://www.flickr.com/photos/23328887@N04/2965343566/)
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Many tender memories soften your grief,
Saturday, May 23, 2009
This is Knitting Your Way, our local yarn (knitting and crochet) shop. With Jean's help I have been able to fix some boo-boo's in my WIP project. I'm coming along in my "Dishcloth" shawl and hope to get it finished soon. So many projects, so little time! Its taken me a lot longer than I thought it would, but I'm not giving up! This will be my first finished knitting project. I've actually got a long way to go before I can say I'm a "knitter". I've met some really nice new people and there's a lot of projects going on in the group. Every thing from shrugs, hats, dish cloths, shawls, tanks tops, and sweaters. I enjoyed swapping patterns today, and got lots more ideas for future projects. You've gotta start some where... Lots of patterns and ideas floating around. They are all an inspiration. Jean is the store owner, teacher & our knitting nurse. Everyone brings in their projects to work on or be fixed. Soon everyone is planning on making knit helmet liners to go under our troops helmets and will be sent out at the end of the summer. For me this will be a challenge, but I know help will be standing by. ( I'm hoping to be able to add the pattern for those at a later date.) Any way, I'm having a lot of fun with this new craft and am hoping by this time next year I will be a KNITTER.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
was so fun to send outside of the US.(They went to Finland and the UK.)These patterns were quick and easy to make .My stitching friends are great and have sent me wonderful patterns for future projects. (Especially loved the Wizard of Oz characters:)
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I plan on going to my knitting class in the afternoon today....I have made progress on my "dish cloth" shawl. However, the yarn I chose is sorta hard to work with and is slowing my progress alot.I enjoy seeing everyones projects and sharing new patterns. Its just nice to hang out with people that like the same things you do and talk about the daily grind.I have noticed I cant talk and knit at the same time though....not good! Dropping the stitches are no fun to fix:) I should be close to starting on my second skein of yarn soon. I havent added a color or new yarn to a WIP yet, so I will have to work on that today.
Rainy days are perfect for coffee and a good read, so I'm planning on taking the late afternoon for myself. I have books coming that I have ordered, but in the mean time I'm going to start
"The Friday Night Knitting Club" by Kate Jacobs. Looking forward to some
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
You look amazing....How time flies!
You are the poem
I dreamed of writing-
the masterpiece I longed to paint
You are the shining star
I reached for
in my ever-hopeful quest
for life fulfilled.
You are my child...
Now with all things
I AM BLESSED.