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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year 2009!!! And A New Contest!!!

I am so looking forward to this brand new year. Are you? I don't have anything super special planned for 2009, no resolutions to declare but I just feel an electricity in the air about the new year.
So to celebrate 2009 I am having a contest!!! Yeah! Starting today and ending on Jan 31 anyone joining my followers will have a random number chance of winning a sweet prize. Prize to be announced soon. Actually I will have the winner give me their choice of 3 prizes.
The contest will include everyone that is a follower of mine not just the new ones. So pass the word around about the contest.
Now I hope that each and every one of you have a wonderful New Years Eve and New Years Day and that you DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE, EVER. Have a good time but be a responsible partier.
Now I'm off to read emails and to knit on that scarf.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Eric and my bear Ericarrrrrggghhh

Here is my grandson, Eric, and the build a bear he made me for Christmas! She's a pirate so I named her Ericaarrggghh you know as in "Argh matey, let's loot and pillage that ship!" or something like that. lol He is the one I am making the black and white scarf for. He is starting culinary school in San Francisco the first week of Jan 2009. So cool. I saw his first school book today. It has lots of cool stuff in it. I told him I'd help him study for all his tests!
The scarf is going well. I'm about half way done with it.

Friday, December 26, 2008

My Fave Music widget ohhhhh so cool

Hey Ya'll now while you are checking out my blog, you can listen the the music that I love. On the right hand sidebar right on top is my new toy. It is so cool. I love love love music. I listen to it every day. Now you can hear some of the songs I love the best. What do ya think? Like my music?

Alittle after christmas knitting

The first photo is of the sock I started. From the very beginning I don't like it cuz the cast on is yellow. and once I had wound the skein up into a ball or cake I didn't like the way the colors are. Hahaha Does that tell ya anything?
And the second photo is of the scarf I'm working on. very boring stuff. But I wanted to post something knit. I guess Redheart yarn is leaving me bored and lusting for more wonderful yarn to run thru my fingers. This yarn is super stiff and rough feeling.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

started a scarf, will it be done for Christmas??

So my adopted grandson wants me to knit him a black and white scarf. I started one last week and I frogged it last night and started it again. Before it was 20 row of black then 20 rows of white. Now I have it at 4 rows of black, then 4 rows of white ,etc...... Just doing a k2 p1 k2 repeat then next row p2 k1 p2 repeat. This one looks better with the smaller stripes and it's also a lot easier changing up the colors.

I also have a sock started but now I'm wondering if I should frog it and start a 2 socks on 1 circ using the magic loop method. I like the idea of finishing them both at the same time. And if I'm going to make myself a pair of socks I want to use my malabrigo sock yarn that I just got.
So will think on the socks while I work on the scarf. And yes, I know there is no way in he double l that I will finish the scarf in time for Christmas. But it is nice thinking it could happen. lol yeah I'm funny that way.

I still have work clothes to iron and a few presents to wrap before I'm ready for Christmas which we will be doing tomorrow around 5. HOpe I get it all done but I know I will. lol

Saturday, December 20, 2008

just cast on for a sock

Sometimes I just have to listen to myself and this time I did. lol I just cast on a sock. I'm going to use the pattern called Seduction by Ann Budd. I'm using Red Heart Heart and Sole yarn in the color watercolor print. I've not used this yarn before so am curious as to how it will hold up to wear.

Just wanted to post that I did cast on for socks. Next pattern I'd like to try 2 socks at a time.

Friday, December 19, 2008

I need to knit myself some socks!

I want some hand made socks and I want them now!! I think it is time for me to stop looking at all the beautiful socks online and get busy and make some. My feet are cold cuz wallyworld socks just don't keep a foot warm. and I have 2 feet that are cold. lol
I just downloaded some free patterns from Knitting Daily Think I will start off with the comfy socks. Wonder if I can wear my crocs with them.
Oh yeah I love me some crocs. Thats all I've been wearing since summer. might be why my feet are too cold but they really give me better balance while walking. and for me that is huge as I usually fall at least once every couple of months and I can't remember the last time I fell. So that's a good thing as Martha would say.
Talking about Martha, I just renewed my subscription to her magazine. I'd love to have a knit magazine to join that I can really use. I"ve tried quite a few in my years but haven't found one that I love. Might just try the interweave one from Knitting Daily. What magazine do you all like for knitting?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Check out this contest At Darcy's Knotty Knitter

Darcy over at Darcy's Knotty Knitter (hehe love that name) has a cool contest going on. Why don't you all just click on the link above and go visit her blog and see what it's all about?
Here is some of what she has to say about it:

Celebrating Author Kate Jacobs New Book Knit Two With A Tote Bag Giveaway
To celebrate the sequel of The New York Times Bestseller The Friday Night Knitting Club, Knit Two On Sale Now.I’m having a giveaway for 4 tote bags so there will be 4 winners.There are 4 ways to enter.........."

I just entered it. love those tote bags almost as much as the books!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

little creatures

Here are my latest stitch markers ( the white sheep) and a pink sheep ornament and a dinosaur ornament. The ornaments are for Mia Bella and Cole (gkids)
My fingers are feeling better so hopefully I can knit some today.
Doing the clay figures seems to make my hands and wrists feel better. weird huh?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to ME!!!!! and the sheepy winner is????

Here I am in my annual birthday photo. I'm wearing my fabo new jacket and scarf from dd Tina and Dade and kids and holding my new utensil holder and super rice cooker from Rue and Javier and kids. It's always a good birthday when my kids and grandkids are here. We had dinner here yesterday to celebrate my bd cuz hubby works a long day today.

My son in law Dade and granddaugher Mia Bella, made me the most tastiest bd cake. See photo below. That's daughter Tina and Mia Bella. Dade is in the back ground of photo. I had cake for breakfast this morning!! yummmmm Thank you Dade and Mia Bella.

IN this photo is Tina my baby, Cole, Tina's baby, Ruthie, my oldest baby and Rayo my chihuahua

So I'm officially 59 now. I don't mind at all getting older. I DO mind the old lady neck that comes along with it. lol yuck. oh well I am so blessed that I don't even care about that old neck I've got.

Hey and since today is my birthday, I get to announce the winner of the Followers contest!! I just did the random number and the number that came up is 10!! And that is Anita from The Knitting Junkie blog
Congratulations Anita. if you will just send me your address to I will mail off your sheepy right away!!

Thanks to all of you for playing my followers contest. Stay tuned for another fun contest to be announced real soon.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

mittens done to match hat

Ohhh look another finished project. I am so proud of myself. This hat and mitten set came out way cuter than I expected. My granddaughter Olivia is going to love them. Gonna get a photo of her in them today when she gets here.
Alrighty here she is looking good!! If you are thinking that one of the mittens looks darker in color than the other you are right. The boucle yarn I used is a tonal yarn so the hat has the tones as it as well.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

It's Begining to Look at lot like Christmas!! and a new doggy in family

This is what my hubby got done last week between Wed and Thurs. Got the 3 light show trees up along with the 3 snowmen and the 2 reindeer and the sleigh. We just need a Santa and some snow!! Don't think we'll get the snow as we live in Calif. Oh well. I can pretend it's snowing.* there ya go that's one flake and here's another* weeeeeeee

My daughter Tina and her hubby Dade just bought a new puppy. A yellow labrador. What a pretty and sweet dog he is. They have named him Zeke. WEll Mia Bella named him so Zeke it is. and I love the name.

Here he is.

and here is one with Cole and Daddy Dade and Zeke:

ON the knitting front I am almost done with the matching mittens to the pink button tab hat I am making for gd Olivia. She is excited about them, she wants to wear them for her birthday in January!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Happy 40th Rue gurl

Today is my oldest daughter's 40th birthday. I just can't believe that I have a daughter that old. That means that I'm almost 60. HOly moley. Where does the time go to anyway. This year just flew by on a rocket.

Well I had a good day spent with Rue. We went shopping to a couple of stores and had lunch at Olive Garden. I had the minestrone soup and salad. yummmm. To me that is the very best part of the place. then we came home and visited for a bit, Rue left to get kids from school and they came back and Tina and Dade and Mia and Cole came over and we all visited inside while Pa and a friend tried to put up our christmas stuff. They got the 3 snowmen and the reindeers and sleigh up and the 3 light show trees as well but I had to show Pa how to get the trees working. Tomorrow Pa will place them all around and then put some more lights up our tree and on the trailer. whooo hoooo. Santa should be able to find us for sure this year!! lol

Happy Birthday Ruthie, I love ya with all my old heart. hehe. Love MOM

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Parade in Napa, CA

Yesterday evening was the Christmas Parade in Napa, CA. My daughter Tina and her hubby Dade got the kids together along with Ruthie and decorated their ice truck with lights and snow and some of the kids rode in the back of the truck tossing candy to the parade watchers. Dade is driving with Rue riding shotgun. Little Cole is in his baby seat in the back waving at all the peeps too! Mia Bella rode in the rear of the truck along with Olivia and Javie and Kameryn and her friend and Tina and Monica walked along side the truck handing out candy. I was told by all of them that they had a great time and are already looking forward to next years parade!!

Olivia and Mia Bella
After the parade they all went to Felipe's and had some great pizza and they just caught Santa as he was leaving some place. I forgot where they said but they snapped a quick photo. Mia Bella was upset because she didn't have time to tell Santa what she wanted for Christmas. She said now he won't bring her a present. awwwww I'm totally sure that Mom and Dad will take her to see him before the big day, I know Cole will have a few things he wants to tell Santa as well!
Cole and Tina

pictured with santa from left to right:

Olivia, Javie, Santa, Cole, Mia Bella, Ruthie and Monica

Woohoooo birthday and christmas month!!

Tomorrow is Dec 1st! The start of the end of the year. It's a birthday month as is January so we are getting ready for lots of cake!! I love me some cake and ice cream. My favorite part of birthdays. So I'd like to wish my daughter, Ruthie, a Happy Birthday on Dec. 3rd, Happy Birthday to my son in law, Javier, on the Dec. 7th, and myself a Happy Birthday on Dec. 12th, Jane from the WhoDuknit group Happy Birthday on Dec. the 17th .
That's all I have for Dec that I can remember right now. If your birthday is this month let me know so I can wish Happy Birthday to you too.

May all our wishes come true!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Friday, November 28, 2008

Created my Etsy shop today

Hi Everyone,

So how many of you got up real early this morning and went shopping for Christmas?? Like my hubby did and my daughter? whew you won't catch me doing it.

Hey I got my first order from my new Etsy shop. Well to tell the truth, I got the order from my knit group moderator and she said hey open a shop and sell these, so I did.

anyway here is the link for it.

ONly the sheepy on there for now but maybe more to come. I did do a custom order for her today. And it's ready to mail off in tomorrows mail. Can't say what it is until it reaches it's owner. ohhhhh a mystery!!

Patt's Dancing Elf grandkids!

Monday, November 24, 2008

What are You doing for Thanksgiving?

I can not believe how fast this year has flown by. One minute it's July, the next it's Thanksgiving. huh!

My family for Thanksgiving always celebrates on the day before Thanksgiving as hubby has to work on all holidays. So on this Wednesday we will be having dinner here at my place. Tina and Dade are bringing the mashed potatoes and stuffing and gravy, Ruthie and I are doing the turkey, the green beans, the yams, the corn, the dinner rolls, the apple and pumpkin pie and we got the snacks as well. It's going to be Me and hubby, Rue and her hubby and 3 kids, Tina and Dade and 2 kids, and Tencia and Lien, Rue's mother and father in law. Maybe a few others cuz all are welcome here.

We have sparkling cider and soda and juice to drink as well as milk.

oh yeah also cranberry sauce. Did I forget anything????

Actually the most important thing to me is just the fact that my entire family will be here talking and laughing and enjoying everything. That is what I'm so very thankful for.

What are you thankful for?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

progress photos

I wanted to show the progress I"ve made on the My Knitting Circle Mystery Kal that we are doing. The entire pattern has been posted and now we are all just working to finish it. So here is my progress:

Here is how far I've gotten on the Sheepy washcloth:

And here some some yummy dreamy sock yarn I ordered from EatSleepKnit. I love their yarns and patterns. This is the most I've ever paid for one skein of yarn but I'm going to make myself some socks for my birthday. It's malabrigo yarn in the colorway Impressionist Sky. It's superwash Merino.

There is the little sheepy ornament I made for our Christmas tree. It is the cutest!!

Remember if you would like a chance to win a sheepy magnet made by me all you have to do is join my blog as a follower and on my birthday, Dec 12, I will randomly choose one of the followers to win a magnet or pin. !!! So come on and join me.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Alittle get away

So hubby and I had a fun sleep over at my youngest daughters house. It was her and hubbys 7th anniversary and they went away and Pa and Mema stayed at the house with the kids. The kids never had someone sleep over and mommy and daddy go away but they acted like it was a normal thing to happen. Pa and I had so much fun with the kids. All we had to do was play and feed the kids and put them to bed on time and it was so easy. But man on man, my bones are killing me today!! I hadn't walked that much in a year. Good thing Pa was there to chase the kids around. It was a good time had by all of us. We got lots of hugs and kisses and laughed and played the whole time.
I didn't take any knitting because I knew there would be no time for that. and there wasn't. I don't think I even thought about knitting until I came home and saw my project sitting her on the desk. lol that shows you how much I enjoyed our little get away. HOpefully we will get to do it again soon.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A new Contest and new sheepy photos

If you will look on the side bar of my blog you will see a widget that you can use to join up as a follower of my blog. All you have to do is click on it and a form will come up for you to fill out.
Now if you'd like to enter into my contest, you have to sign up there as a public follower. Reason being I don't know how to see the private or anonymously peeps. ANy way,
once you join you have entered the contest. On my birthday, Dec 12, I will do a random generator of numbers thingie and choose one of my followers to win a sheepy pin or magnet of their choice and maybe something else. depends on what I have at the time.
So go join up!!
If you don't want to join up and just want one of the pins or magnets, I am selling them for $4 each until I am tired of making them. So you can contact me at with any questions or orders. I will use pay pal.

Ok here are the new things Sheepy I made today. The 4 white sheep on the left
are pins. The black sheep and the 4 white one to the right are magnets. the two in front are
the needle toppers.

More sheepy magnets and pins

I just baked a few more sheepy magnets one ornament and 2 needle toppers. I got a special order for the needle toppers so I hope they are usuable. lol They will need to be glued to the top of some bamboo needles. I don't have a source for the needles so am just hoping these will fit on top of any needles but I have a feeling they won't. The person just might have to send me a needle so I can get the right size for her. Course I'll send the needle back, lol ....or maybe not.
I'll post some photos soon as they are cooled down and I glue the magnets on them.
I have spent the most part of the last 3 hours playing with the clay. It's fun.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Good Thymes Bath & Body
I ordered some bar soap from this company the other day and it was shipped super fast. The soap smells sooooo good. In with my order were a few samples of some of their other products.
There were 3 soap samples and 3 lotion samples. It came packed so nice and neat in a sweet bag and I was just totally impressed with it all. So I am hoping that you all will go here: and check out there site. Try a bar of soap or lotion. I personally love the Honeydew Lavender line. But the Apricot Mango comes in a real close second! The soap bars are a generous full 4 oz of goodness. yummmmm
I'm going to order some lotion to go with my soaps!!

Camera is ready

Ok got those photos I was promising yesterday.

Here is the finished hooded sweater:

Here is the yarn and needles pin:

And here are the sheep pins:

So tell me what you think about them. Go ahead and be truthful, helpful criticizim is the best.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Where the heck is the charger for my Camera???

I have finished objects to show and not a working battery in site. And of course I can't find the charger for the darn camera. I've just asked my hubby for the upteenth time would he search for it for me and he said he would get right on it. soon as jeopardy and wheel is not keeping him busy. sheesh. he should know by now that my camera is way more important that those game shows. Ohhhhhh wait, I can hear him rustling around and moving and tossing things aside. May be he will have some luck and find it. (me sitting here trying to type with my fingers crossed) lol

So I have really been wanting this cute little pin I saw on the internet. It's just a cute little sheep pin. here is a photo of it I copied from the net.

I didn't want to spend the $10 they wanted for it so I made some myself. So for a couple of bucks I made 4 pins and one fridge magnet. ha. am I smart or what? Now what do i do with all these sheep I made. Guess I'll have to have a sale or something. I've also made a cute ball of yarn and tiny needles pin. will photo all of them and post soon as batteries are all charged up.

I finished the hooded sweater for my gd Mia. Hubby and I are going to baby sit the 2 kids for 2 days and a nite while their Mom and Dade get away for a 7 yr anniversary time alone that is sorely needed by them both. Hubby and I plan on having lots of fun with the kids.

Oh and hubby just found charger for the camera AND my cell phone, which hasn't been charged up in a month. What a guy!!

Ok so now to charge them both up, and then I'll be back to post a couple of photos.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Button Tab hat #2

Here's my lovely granddaughter, Olivia, modeling her new hat. I just finished it. Now to start her matching gloves.

Friday, November 07, 2008

new dishcloth pattern

I just ordered this new dishcloth pattern. It is so cute. I'm going to make a couple and send one to my holiday swap pal. We are doing a Holiday swap on My Knitting Circle . I only have a few ideas right now so if you all can think of anything way cute let me know!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

will be back soon

Just wanted to post that I've been a little sick with a big head cold so haven't much to post.

But had to post that I should be feeling better soon and back to posting. NOw I'm getting ready to watch Survivor!!

Hugs to you all


Saturday, October 25, 2008

What flower are you???

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

Funny because a daffodil is my favorite spring flower!!

I don't have any finished items to show you so I will just leave you with this photo thought:
this is what happens when you are 6!!
my grandson Javier