Sunday, April 29, 2007

happy girl

Well, let me introduce....PEBBLES. We call her The Misses. Like all the other dog lovers out there, she is our pride and joy (she can be a little devil though). She is a Brussels Griffon and she is 5 1/2 years old.
Thanks for all your help on what to do with her blanket. The Kitchner stitch worked and it looks great , thanks to my lys.
Pebbles is back on her purch making sure nobody invades her turf.

Other favorite places....

Asleep on the top of the stairs.

In her daddy's lap..... P.S. I will learn how to make the afgan and share it with you when the time comes.

Friday, April 27, 2007

the engagement

It all started at the local knitting and needlepoint shop ...Pins and Needles. (I work there one day a week...lucky me). One of our Thursday night regulars Kate, has been dating John for about 10 months. John called and asked if he could propose to Kate in the shop. We were thrilled. He got down on one knee and asked Kate to marry him in front of a shop full of regulars and staff. It was such a special moment. Roses, champagne and cupcakes for all. We are making one of the Manos Four Seasons Throws for Kate and John as a surprise wedding gift. Twelve squares, thirteen people (Beth's putting it together) all in color 14 Natural. The surprises just keep coming.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

OH NO......HELP!!!!

This pattern has been in my family for generations. One small problem.....I've never done it.
My aunt made this for my dog Pebbles. (Yes, she thought she lost it at that moment). Pebbles pulled a thread during one of her scratching episodes.
Can it be saved? Or should I learn the pattern so I too can pass it on to future generations?????? Jeeves would know :)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

what's in the bag?

We are headed to Orlando this weekend, to attend a party.

I'm one of those people that take several projects with me .....just in case.

What's in the bag?..

Remember Leslie's comment on being alike, well I started the Mastercard (January 29, 2007) socks. I too liked the colorway.

Also in the bag is this fun needlepoint belt canvas by Susan Roberts. I'm stitching it with 1 ply Impressions.

Have a GREAT weekend...finally, nice weather has arrived.

P.S. Thanks Leslie for paving the way. YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

i did it!!

i have been knitting for years and have never dove into the whole sock thing...don't ask me why. i finally finished my first pair. the pattern is socks with cable out of Debbie Bliss Home, using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino on size 3 double points. a few adjustments were made (short row heel) but all in all they were pretty fun and a quick knit.
thanks so much for making me feel soooo welcome........i am a little nervous about this blogging thing!!! does that feeling ever go away?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

it just depends on how the ball will fly!

hello there!
In an attempt to chronicle the needle works of my life, I am starting this blog.
I hope to be inspired and perhaps inspire as well.
I may throw little bits of my life in also..........I guess it all depends on how the ball will fly!