Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Learning to knit socks

I learned to do the basics of knitting one year ago this month and have since made numerous dishcloths and a couple towels.  But I have had this desire to learn how to knit socks, don't know why, maybe a brain fade moment.  LOL  I have purchased numerous books, watched numerous videos and to no avail conquered this!  Over Labor Day weekend I noticed that the Joann's ETC store here was going to have a sock knitting class, so over I went and signed up, got the supply list, my discount coupon for my needles and got everything together.  Monday, Sept. 13th was the first 2 hour class.  This picture shows what I was finally able to do in class Monday and now I have homework for next Monday, which is the final class.  Between now and then I have to knit 7 inches roughly to be able to learn how to do the heel, etc needed to finish this little guy up.  So here's a picture of how it looked when I brought it home. 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We will never forget......

the terrifying news of this day nine years ago.  I still can hear Tim's (our Son) voice on the phone as he called and said turn on the news and there I sat for the rest of the day and days to follow, watching the news and not feeling safe to go anywhere and the how quiet it was as there were no planes flying over our house. 

That morning I was sitting at my desk going through the supplies and paperwork that had been sent to me so I could start selling PartyLite Candles. As the days went on I eventually finished doing what needed to be done to start my new adventure, however all I could think of was all the lives that were lost that day and all the heartache for those who were left behind.

In 2005 I was attending a quilt show and they had a 9/11 grouping of quilts that was traveling around to various quilt are a couple of the pictures I took that day.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!

The flooring in the living and dining rooms is all down!  Just need to stain moulding and put down...It looks so good!!  No more concrete in the house exposed!!!  I so can't wait to put it all back together....need to decide on pictures on the walls now....thinking I'm gonna have some we have taken enlarged and framed and hang.....

Monday, September 6, 2010

Design Wall Monday Sept 6

I am back to working on my Christmas quilt, here is what I have on the wall right now and many, many more to sew up!  I also ordered the rest of the fabric to finish this quilt from Hancocks of Paducah, it was on sale!!

The pattern is called Summer Ribbons by Fig Tree Quilts.  It's an easy pattern, uses a jelly roll plus other fabric. 

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Stash Report Sept 5th

I'm back from another quick trip to PA and have added in the fabric bought on vacation.  I'm in the red but not for long!  I plan on sewing this week and I also need to purchase some fabric for the Christmas quilt I am working on.  To see how others are doing hop over to Judy's blog and check them out!

Here's my report:

Stash added this week: 4 1/2 yards
Stash added YTD: 57 yards

Stash used this week: 0 yards
Stash used this year: 55 3/4 yards

Net stash busted YTD: -1 1/4 yards