Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rainy Days

Well here it is a chilly and rainy Saturday in Florida. I woke up early and took the dogs for a walk to our favorite Colombian bakery for some guava pastry and cafe con leche. Yummy. Bruiser and Peanut enjoy the walk because they know they get a treat at the bakery. We are settling in for some work on the business plan and review of some other documents so work is on the menu for today. However, a moment to share the pictures I promised last week...

To the left is the men's sweater vest I knitted for my husband. I started this in October 2009 as part of a class. The class had 3 lessons, with the last in December. With work and the holidays, I did not have this completed for Christmas. I procrastinated some because I was unsure on how to proceed to complete the back and neck shaping. I finally spent a couple of days on it and finished it. I took Greg to Joann Etc to find some buttons that he would like. We found theses fabulous eagle head silver shank buttons that I thought went perfectly with the color selection. Luckily Greg agreed that they were the best choice for the sweater. Below is a close up picture of the pattern and the buttons.

Now what do I knit next?......

Still on my needles is the fairy blue self ruffling scarf, and the forest green wavy afghan. Pictures of those to come....stay tuned.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Blessed and Grateful

Good Morning Friends.

It's early and I really should be heading for the shower to get ready for work. As another week has begun, another day passes and with it, we are nearly through February. WOW, where does the time go?

Greg and I are both busy with work, the kids are busy with work, and/or school. Kelsie's report card was FABULOUS, and as a result she won a raffle at school and received a Flip HighDef video camera. She's thrilled. Kristy's been doing well and has been taken off her meds, and Steven is prepping to leave for basic training. My babies are growing up. How blessed I am to have them in my life. The opportunities they have given me for personal growth is amazing. Children bring so much to a life in so many ways. I'm excited for them and the oportunities that they have.

Work is good. We've been swamped...enough said. Now, for the good stuff....

Off my needles - Greg's sweater vest is COMPLETE! Yes I finally made it. He got it on Sunday evening. It's beautiful. I can see I still have a few things to learn, and I probably should have blocked it, and I suppose I can still do that, but I have to get some stuff to do that. I've taken pictures but am waiting for the Kid to send them to me for posting. You will just have to wait a bit.

On my needles - I am still working on my afghan, and I still have a self ruffling scarf to complete. Both of which are seriously nearing completion. I will have to look into something else to knit. I do have a pair of socks I want to do.

In hand - I'm still working on the Round Zipper. I'm nearly finished with part 2. I hope to break that out again soon. I also have a Loose Feather's project I'm working on and will post details and pics soon. Nothing finished on the Cross Stitch side of life to report.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


WOW does time pass quickly. It's been awhile since my last post. The New Year has arrived and passed, I've turned another year older, and Valentine's Day came and went as well. Good Heavens. Where does time go.

Greg and I have been busy working on a location for my new endeavor. More to come on that....stay tuned. Work is keeping us both busy. The kids are doing well, and the time for Steven to leave for basic training is nearly upon us.

I've been stitching on Big Round Zipper and have nearly completed part 2. I've worked a few rows of my afghan, and am finally nearing the end of Greg's sweater vest, promised for Christmas. It's still chilly here, so perhaps he will get a chance to wear it.

Well that's it for now, will post soon with pics.