Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Tribute - 20 years of friendship

It recently occured to me that it is the 20 year anniversary of my friendship via snail mail with Sister Marie Bauer. We "met" when I answered an ad in a crochet magazine - she was wanting patterns for Q-hook afghans. She lived at that time in my home town of Port Huron, Mich. We have traded patterns and friendship ever since. When my Mother died in 1993, and I was able to make the trip home, Sister Marie and I met face to face. My late husband was also there and also dear Sister Catherine, who has also gone to be with the Lord. We had dinner together, a brief visit, and had a great time. I will always cherish that short time we had together and be grateful for it. Sister Marie has since retired and I no longer can travel, but we still keep up with each other by mail. In this day & time when it is so easy to send an email & be done with it, it is getting harder to sit down with pen in hand & send someone a personal note. (Especially with the arthritis now.) Sometimes I wish the world didn't move so fast. I would love to be able to sit down with my friend once again and just chat & crochet.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

San Diego Wildfire Blanket Project

While listening to the news on the television, many of us are touched and saddened by the loss from the wild fires in the Southern California area. Many people you talk to have family and friends in the area. Living on the East Coast, I can only imagine the Santa Anna winds or the danger from fires, earthquakes or mudslides. Yes, we have hurricanes, but where I am at, we are rarely effected by them (rather than a lot of rain). I wanted to help, and the best way I can is to use my own hands and my yarn! Anyone reading this, if you want to help, please visit the blog: to get more information. Please see the button I borrowed on the right! I plan to spend this whole weekend making 8 inch Granny Squares for this blanket project. I hope the people who receive them will know that the rest of the country is thinking and praying for them in their time of loss. God Bless America!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Random Act of Kindness

I was in the local crafts store today, checking out some new yarn and wishful thinking. As I was leaving, I happened to notice a "mod" Christian cross on a long chain, hanging by the register. When I asked how much it was, the lady in line behind me, with whom we'd been having a conversation said "I want to buy that for you, NO ARGUMENTS". Being a "giver" type person myself, I knew not to argue with her and I just repeatedly said "Thank You". I'd never met her before, maybe I'll never see her again. But there are a lot of kind people left in this world, and I met one of them today. I've been going thru a very bad time lately, I guess it shows. I thank God for people like Laura.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Work in progress

This is a Ripple Afghan that I am currently working on. It is made from the small balls of yarn that are leftover from making Prayer Shawls. I try to keep one going at all times, especially in the cold months of the year. I have been making Ripple Afghans since the mid-1970's. I am using a size J crochet hook.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

First BSJ finished!

My first BSJ is finished. I used RH Wiggles yarn and RH baby yarn, with size 6 circular needles. It went together well, but I am just glad to get it finished.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Meet my new Lobster!

This is my new friend. He is a Lobster. I met him at the Goodwill Store and he followed me home. I have since joined a great Yahoo Group called the Sistahood of the Lobstah (or something similar). I also like to collect stuffed sheep! Gives me something to count when I can't sleep!! I never had many toys when I was young, so I'm making up for it when I'm old.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Mile-A-Minute Afghan and KAL Socks

These are the socks I made for the Sockamaniac Knitalong. I don't think the lighting was good enough when this picture was taken. They look better in person!

This is one of my favorite patterns, and I have made quite a few of them. I ran out of the black yarn, and had to call on my friend, Susan K., for help. Thanks, Susan! I am working on a Ripple Afghan now using up some of the many scrap yarns I have saved. I am also trying to work on finishing up socks that I started at different times. Guess I'm just trying to play "ketchup".

Friday, September 7, 2007

Goodbye Dear Friend

Last week I lost my dear friend and constant companion, Boo Kitty. It is hard for me to function without her & it is hard for me to even write this tribute to her. She was a solid black, longhaired, 12 year old kitty. She'd been with me since she was small enough to fit in the palm of my hand. I miss her terribly, but know in my heart that cats do go to heaven, and she will be there, along with all of the rest of our kitties who have gone on before, and will be waiting for me someday. Rest in Peace, pretty kitty.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

My First Blog!

I thought it was high time that I started a blog of my own, since I have enjoyed the blogs of others so much. I have a lot to learn about this, so please be patient with me as I gather my thoughts and information to post here. Have a blessed day! June