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Thursday, December 15, 2011

More knitting

These 2 hats are for my nephew's twin daughters, Kaylie and Chloe.

The bigger hat is for nephews son  Bert and the smaller one is for neices son Jacob

this scarf hat and mitts are for Mia Bella

and these two christmas ornaments I made for Mia Bella and Coley.  Hello Kitty and Darth Vader.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Getting my knitting Mojo back!

Since my weight loss surgery and it's complications that left me in hospital for 2 months, I have worked hard to get back to knitting.  At first I couldn't even remember how to cast on let alone knit.  So out came my books and I learned all over again.  I am still learning things I knew how to do a year ago but due to the surgery complications I have forgotten most of those. Oh and by the way, I've lost 133 lbs in 13 months.  Anyway just yesterday I had to look up how to w & t altho I've made tons of felted slippers that had w&t in them.  So I finished my Bandana Cowl last nite.
oh gotta take a pic of it before I forget.
                                       Bandana Cowl
                                       chenille scarf
                                         blue slouch hat
           fetchings (fingerless mitts) for Bren
            hat and mitts for coley
  scarf for Mia Bella forgot to photo the fingerless mitts
homespun throw in Sierra                                 
So far I"ve made a slouch hat, took me 8 months to do that.  Then I've made in the last 2 months, a hat and mitt set for my grandson.  A fingerless mitts and scarf for my granddaughter.  A scarf for me to hopefully hide somewhat my trachea.  Then a pair of fetchings for my sister Brenda and a small dishcloth for myself.  Oh and I made one fingerless mitt for me.  haven't done the second one yet.  And am in the process of making a throw for my new home that we will be moving to soon as hubby gets it all done.  I'm using homespun in the colorway Sierra.  So pretty.  Here are some photos of my projects.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Robert B. Ivey Jr. passed away Sept. 5, 2011

Here is Mano (Benny) doing his Batman impression.

Here is Mano and Mana (brother y sister)(me)

Mano in his Harry Potter glasses

Mano before he got sick.

Mano having a smoke on porch

granddaughter Son Rob and Mano

Sister Vickie and Mano

Sister Brenda, Mano and brother in law Mikey
Mano and his kids
                                                                  Kim, Rob and Nick
Vickie and Mano

Son Nick and  Mano (Benny dad)

Debbie exwife and Mano. 
Mano rest in peace
We be loving you!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Brother's 59th Birthday.

I'd like to introduce you all to my brother, Ben, or Benster as some of the family calls him.  But I call him Mano.  He turned 59 on Aug 11, 2011. 
I had bought him a wifi thingie earlier for his bd so I made him a batman hat to give to him on his real birthday.
He loved it.  He loves batman and spiderman.  I call him Batmano and Spidermano. lol
Mano has termimal throat and lung cancer.  He was diagnosed about 6 months ago and was told he only had a few weeks to live.  He hasn't had one single bit of food in over those months.  He only drinks a soda or boost plus drink and maybe a small beer and tomatoe juice.
Don't know how he's doing it but he is hangin in there.  We text every day a few times a day on the text part of our phones. When we visit he uses his tablet or phone to text talk.
We all love him very much and are happy to see him whenever we can.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday Mia Bella

Here is the birthday girl on her birthday, modeling the gift that Mema and Pa sent to her.  It's a M that holds clippies and hair stuff along with a few headbands and flowers and bows for Mia's pretty hair.
Love you Mia Bella.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Almost Happy 6th Birthday to Mia Bella

Mia had an early birthday party as her real day is July 2 and her mom and dad work on the 4th of July weekend or holiday, always.  So she had a good party with lots of her school friends invited.  The theme was Hello Kitty!  Looks like they all had a great time, with the fairy and all.

Friday, June 24, 2011

My Wedding ring fits again!!!

After a lot of years, around 13, my wedding ring fits again!!!  I am so happy.  It is a black hills gold ring and hubby has a matching one.  His ring is warped due to an accident at work.  He thought he was going to lose his finger as it was caught by the ring in some machine.  He was ok but ring wasn't...
On the weight loss front, I've been holding at 240 for the last week.  Doc says that happens all the time but not to worry.  I will start to lose again real soon.  so I"m not worried at all.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Father's Day

Here is a great Father's Day photo of my lil bro Benny with his kids, Kim, Rob and Nick.  Love this photo.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I'm back and I'm proud!!

this is me in July of 2010

this is me June 2011!!  108 lbs lost in 8 months.

I have just now started to do more things other than sit and watch tv.  I've started back knitting on a hooded sweater for my youngest granddaughter and have started cooking again, at least a couple nites a week.