Monday, November 28, 2011

An Ebay Ripoff

I have been really wanting a large Serta Sheep, ever since I saw one in a local furniture store in Elkin (which has since gone out of business..I did try to buy theirs). Then a blog person I follow got one... a number 20. I told my son about it and he saw one on Ebay. My daughter ordered this number 20 for me for my Christmas present. She paid over $20 for it, so we were sure it was a large one. When it came in to her house over the weekend...yep, you guessed was a small one. Just like the ones I give 50cents for at the Goodwill (when I can find them). I am disappointed, that is true, but mostly I am extremely angry at the person that would mislead someone here at the Holidays. Buyer beware I guess, as for me, I plan to TOTALLY AVOID EBAY. Ho Ho Ho, or maybe Bah Humbug!!

***edited to say that I captured the above photo from the internet, but I do own a 7/10 Serta it two weeks ago at the Goodwill in Winston Salem. Paid 50cents for it. Humph!)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Since 1998 I have knit a lot of socks! The past couple of years I kind of lost interest in socks. My family so much as told me "We are not centipedes, we don't need a hundred socks!!" So I went on to some other projects...mostly Prayer Shawls, sweaters and charity quilts for Project Linus. But, you see, I have a huge stash of sock yarn that I have been wanting to use up...get rid of...maybe it'll just disappear? So I decided to go back to knitting some socks. This pair was a UFO (unfinished object) from back last winter!! I completely finished one sock and am working on the second one's heel flap today. (sigh) Just can't seem to get my old sock "mojo" going.

Oh yes, I also plan to hem 6 small quilts for Project Linus today. Want to get them off to Virginia soon.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Finally Photos of Sheepies

It's trash day! And the sheepies were out getting their breakfast, too. They were quite interested in us as well. Upon closer inspection, I don't think that their wool will be much good for spinning. Even the farmer didn't know what breed they are. There are several different kinds, I think. Well, I do have enough to spin with for quite some time. My son took the photos. He also took a good one of his cat, Earl, below.