Sunday, September 11, 2011


I was teaching in a school across the river from the towers in New Jersey. The view outside my classroom window was the WTC and the Empire State building.
A coworker saw the planes hit and I saw the towers go down. Many of the staff and students lost friends and family.
I will never forget the smell in the air for days.
I will not watch any of the 9/11 programing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of us who lived that day and must live with the pain and loss.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

We Will Miss You Lena


The knitting world has lost a truly amazing person Lena Lundbladh.

In her blog she shared her life,knitting and beautiful designs,some of which can be found here on Ravelry.

I made two of her Oden Sweaters for my Ella.

I hope to start her Poppy Poncho soon.

Thank you Lena for your continued inspiration.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Posting On My iPad

This is very cool but just learning at this point.
So here goes!

I have been doing tons of knitting for my first grandson. He will be here in November and I have so many more things I want to make for him.
I'm not sure how to put links in so the next post will have the details of the little sweater.

I love to learn new things and at my age I must keep my mind active.
Thanks to my daughters I will enter my 60s with a young mind.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jo Ann and Vickie Howell

A new Jo Ann store opened near my house!

I ran right to Vickie Howell's yarn.

The model on the yarn is her very cute daughter Clover.
Check her out here on Vickie's Blog.

Ready for some Boy knitting!

I love Vickie's books especially this one which is full of great projects that are planet friendly.

Going to put a boy sweater on the needles.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's a Boy!!!!!!!

Just found out today that Last Born is having a boy. I went to the ultrasound with them and all I did was cry! My first grand son will be born in November so I better get started on some boy sweaters.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hooked Up

My newest toys!
I love my new iPad and FlipSlide camcorder.

I know I can live without an iPad and iPhone but why should I!

Back to my roots.
Crocheting a blanket for my new grandbaby which we will meet in November.

A simple shell stitch in cotton ease.

I love Christmas Cacti and this one is older than I am. It must be well over sixty years old and blooms twice a year.

This is the magnolia in front of my house in full bloom.
It's a messy tree but so beautiful.

Friday, May 27, 2011

No Time to Blog

My new life has left me little time to blog but much time with the new love of my life!

Here doing just has her mother did at her age, pulling out all the books.

Here she is wearing one of the many sweaters I made her.

I'm back to making new baby sweaters because Last Born will be having her first baby in November!
Such a blessed life I now live, doing what I've always dreamed of, taking care of my grand babies!
We hope to know the sex of our new little one at the end of June.
For now I am making gender neutral things.

This is the same pattern Lula is wearing above Raglan Cardigan with Fully Fashioned Shaping by Debbie Bliss.

The hat is a free pattern Little Boy Blue Ribbed Baby Hat by Tonya Wagner. found here

Here is one of Lula's friends modeling another one I made.

This is a great free pattern Top Down Raglan Baby Sweater by Carole Barenys found here

It also had a ribbed hat to match.

I've also made some gloves. This is a pair I made for my husband. The pattern is free Ken
by Berroco Design Team found here

I lost my Mother, Father and Brother between 1990 and 1993. My birth family all gone in 3 years. After that we spent many years just the four of us. Now there is new life as the family grows again. Everyday is a gift I hold very dear!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Snow Again!!!!!!!!

This is when it all started. A few days after Christmas we got 20+ inches.
Today we had the 4th storm in 4 weeks and I hear there is another storm on it's way for Tuesday.

We had a special holiday this year with Lula added to the game table.

Now that First Born is back at work Lula is with me all day and I'm loving it.
This is the bookcase filled with books and toys from her Mom and Tia.

I have everything I need to take care of grandbabies. Bring them on Last Born!

Here is my new laptop and the awesome screen saver pictures of my family.
I'm still working on learning to use it but I do love it.

This is a sweet little jacket I made for Lula. Jardin Baby Jacket is by Melissa Matthay free and can be found here.

The button are for show and there are snaps behind them.

This was a sweater I had on the needles for many months and is now done.
Lucille by Courtney Kelley is free
I ran out of yarn and had to shorten the sleeves but I still think it looks nice.

Back to my love of making gloves. These are another pair of Magical gloves without the flap to cover the fingers. First Born wanted them so she could take care of Lulas needs without taking off her gloves.
It's a free pattern by Jo Calvert but for some reason I was not able to find the site found. The yarn is by Rowan Kid Classic and amazingly soft.

I just started a pair of gloves that will also be fingerless made out of Flat Feet.
The pattern is a great basic glove pattern by Sandi Rosner found in a great book Not Just Socks. Anyone who enjoys working with small needles and sock yarn must get this book.