Thursday, July 31, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shake, Rattle and Roll!

The 5.4-magnitude quake — considered moderate — was felt from Los Angeles to San Diego, and as far east as Las Vegas, 230 miles away. Nearly 30 aftershocks quickly followed, the largest estimated at 3.8.
The quake was centered 29 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles near Chino Hills, a San Bernardino County city of 80,000 built mostly in the early 1990s with the latest in earthquake-resistant technology. By ROBERT JABLON
Whoowee scared the pooey out of me! Thought it was going to be a big one like the Northridge earthquake in 1994! I was giving myself a pedicure and talking on the phone to Ladybuglola...we both yelled the same thing when it hit! I was surprised we both felt it at the same time cuz she lives in Tehachapi which is an hour away from me! Freaky! My dad drove out to check on me because the phone lines were down. James was home from work sick, which is a double blessing because he works in downtown LA! A lady at his work said it felt like a roller coaster..yucky! I hate motion! Whether it be elevators, roller coasters...whatever ug!:)

Monday, July 28, 2008

Caps & Cookies!

July 28 National Milk Chocolate Day
Been working on chemo hats and knitting birthday gifts! Going to make some sugar cookies and some chocolate mint cookies today. MMMMM! Good stuff! Jimmy and I still have the head cold and think James is coming down with it. Everyone I talk to is getting this summer cold, yuck! Stay home and don't spread it! Please continue to pray for my friend who's going through chemo...she has two more treatments left...give her the strength to endure this. Love & hugs!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Clarification & Apologies...

Wanted to let my friends know why I've left the KnottyKnitter group...
I was informed today that someone in the group has used my friends list to promote a product that I do not endorse. I want to make it clear that I don't endorse it, nor have I used it, nor do I want to. I don't know whom has been contacted but I apologize if you have been contacted about this product. I was not informed nor was I asked to share your names/email addresses'. I'm highly embarrassed of the manner in which the person has behaved and do not want it to reflect on to me. I'm mortified and speechless...yes, me speechless!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mail from Nell!

Lookie at what I got in the mail on Monday! A birthday prezzie from Chicken Knits! She was even away on a relaxing vacation in Chicago/Michigan and sent me this! So sweet of her! Thank you, Thank you! After seeing a pic of her sister who lives in Chicago and Nell's graduation from nursing school pics...I think we're related! Notice how the card matches the mini sweater pattern! Awesome! The mini sweater pattern even comes with a mini hangar...too cute. Can't wait to knit it!

Haven't been knitting because I caught Jimmy's bug! So far James hasn't caught it...he had to stay home Monday because we were both down for the count. We're doing better but still weak and have the head cold part of! Take care and stay well!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Roses are red...

Roses are red, violets are blue, James loves his redhead!
Hubby brought these home to me yesterday "just because he loves me!"
He's the best husband in the world!

On a sad note....Jimmy is really sick. He started vomitting last night and having diarrhea every twenty/thirty minutes all night. He's one sick little boy. We're very, very tired today. He finally went seven hours this late morning with out spewing from either end!:) Yeah! Hopefully he will continue to improve throughout the day. Lots of fluids and rest!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Joe Cool Kit!

Joe Cool Sock Club Kit!
Two sock patterns, White Oak Studio yarn, awesome sock bag, bendable Joe Cool keychain, a pen, notecards, cool shades, Joe Cool treats, and an awesome paw stitch marker! I love the Woolgirls kits....she's soooooo awesome! They're the best kits in the world!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Peach Ice Cream Day!

July 17th.... is Peach Ice Cream Day. Its a cool, peachy keen day.
Its also Yellow Pig Day! Ellen Stanley, a Texas art teacher created National Pig Day in 1972. Her intent was to to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals.
This day in history...
The Harvard School of Dentistry becomes the first dental school in the U.S. (1867)
The air conditioner was invented. (1902) Thank God!
Walt Disney's Disneyland opens in Anaheim, Ca. (1955)
Took Jimmy to the dentist cavities...hip, hip, hooray! I go next! After dentist we went out to lunch together and then shopping. Knitting on birthday and Christmas gifts so can't post pics or say what I'm knitting!
Go eat like a pig some peach ice cream and be thankful for air conditioning! ha ha

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Yarn Winnings!

Blue Heron Yarns - Egyptian Mercerized Cotton: Colorway Marshgrass!
1000 yards...perfect for a summer clapotis!
Coveted Yarn Hand Dyed 8ply Camel!
I had won a $50 gift certificate from Coveted Yarns baby hat contest. This is what I chose! Awesome huh? Love the colors of both of them!

July 15 Tapioca Pudding Day.....yuck! Won't be making this stuff!:)

Monday, July 14, 2008


"Partridge in a pear tree..." Just got these in the mail for my birthday from Darcy! Aren't they the cutest stitch markers! Yummy, juicy pears! Thanks a bunch Knottyknitter, they're whack!

Just finished this chemo striped itself! Its Sugar n Cream Stripes! I didn't think it'd really work but it did! How cool is that! Purchased it at JoAnn's!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Yarn Sale - Day 2!

Yes Dawn I went back!:) I couldn't help it...40%off everything! After yesterdays shopping spree I started thinking of all the yarn that I wanted but didn't get....well I had to have two more skeins of the Cloud 9 and then I saw all this other just kept jumping into my arms! Its soooo irresistable! Uncontrollable! At least they're not open tomorrow!:) They are doing two more days next weekend..but no I have enough! Just thought that now I have to catalog all this onto Ravelry. Ha ha that'll take all week and I'll be ready for more next weekend! Just kidding! Bunch of my buddies showed up too...Knottyknitter40 (Darcy) and her husband Knakedknitter (Tom), Katnmouse (Jackie), Jaymie, and met someone from Rav DigitalKnitter. Very cool seeing what everyone was hording in their arms and getting! Real fun to see the grimaces of pain as we handed over our credit cards! Oh I also got a really cute charm bracelet that has a bunch of knitting charms on it...tried to take a pic of it but it kept blurring and didn't come out. Came home and had an enjoyable visit with Katnmouse...figured out a pattern she needed help on...not much knittin but lots of good gabbin! What a great day!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Birthday Get Together!

I was born on my Grandma's birthday. Today we got together with my family and celebrated our birthdays. Had a really nice time! These are some of the goodies my family got some $$$$! Yarn stores here we come!

My LYS is closing...they were having everything 40% off! Whoohoo I'm getting a stash!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Fuji & Lambie!

Fuji got a lambie for her birthday too! Here's a pic of her with it!:) Her froggy is still her #1 toy!

Today is Cheer Up the Lonely Day!

Cheer Up the Lonely Day is an opportunity to make a lonely person happy. Any time you can make someone happy, you've done a good thing, and should be proud of yourself.
Lonely people have few friends and loved ones. They may have lost loved ones over the years. They may be elderly. They see people on an infrequent basis.
Spend some time today cheering up lonely people. It's easy to do.....just spend some time with them. When you visit, bring happy things to talk about. Keep the conversation upbeat, and lively. When you leave, give a big hug and let them know you enjoyed the stay. Sending cards or making a phone call is okay, only if they live too far away to visit. What a lonely person really needs, is face to face time with other people.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Some of the goodies Jimmy and hubby got me!
The mouse is knitting in the rocking chair! And of course the Chihuahuas! Too cute!
Today is Teddy Bear Picnic Day! Toooooo hot here to have a picnic!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sugar Cookie Day!

Today is National Sugar Cookie Day! So lets get to baking! I can smell them already....these will melt in your mouth...

1C margarine, softened 1/2 t. baking soda

1 C sugar 1 t. cider vinegar

1-1/2 C all-purpose flour 1t. vanilla extract

Blend together margarine and sugar. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes. Roll dough into one-inch balls; arrange at least 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 300 degrees for 18-20 minutes. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Makes 2-3 dozen! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday to me....and Fuji....and my Grandma who's turning 89!

Look at what I found when I got back from the doctor and errands yesterday!
My TN buddy, Dawn, sent me all these wonderful things! A Ty sheepie I can play online with, a beautifully knitted lace washcloth with matching soap/sachet holder (filled with lavender sachets), Schaeffer yarn (so soft and yummy) what shawl shall I do with it? Plus she sent me a cupcake...not just any cupcake...its a candle! I almost bit into it anyways because it even smells real! Its the neatest thing I've ever seen and its low in calories!:) She sent me an e-card this morning too that said to "party my butt off".... She hasn't been feeling well lately and I can't believe she did all this for me, she's a really special lady! Thank you Dawn so much, it means so much to glad to have you in my life! Love and hugs!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Whoohoo I Won!

I won the Coveted Yarn Newborn Hat contest...$50.00 gift certificate for the Coveted Yarn shop! I was so shocked I won! Tomorrow is my birthday so this is soooo coool, an extra present! Now I have to decide what to get....they have lots and lots of beautiful yarns. I've already been looking and thinking...ooh want that...oooh want that too!:)

They received 120 hats! They are going to run this contest again...

Here are the details:
Here is the contest:NEWBORN KNIT CROCHET HAT CONTEST:Donate a knit or crocheted hat to the cause and each hat entered will be counted as an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to our website: All hats will be donated to the Beverly Hospital to be given to newborns. There is no limit on the number of hats you can send in. To be eligible all hats must be received by end of day on September 30. If you are running a little behind schedule don't worry as we are running this contest quarterly.All hats should be sent to:

Coveted Yarn
PO BOX 6015
Gloucester, MA 01930

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Gathering & Gifts!

The Knotty Knitters gathered today at Panera bread. This is Ladybuglola (Dolores) and me!
We both had a yummy strawberry poppyseed salad...mmmmm! It had salad, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, refreshing and good!:) I'm already wanting another!
The Knotty Knitters: Jackie, Darcy, Diana, Nathan, Carol, Tally, Diane, DawnRene, Susan, Jaimie, Dolores, and me! Nathan and Jaimie were new...big welcome for them! Jackie had a raffle for a bracelet, earrings, stitchmarker set...which Tally won. Susan had a quiz contest for some sock yarn and DawnRene won! Whoohoo!

I got some early birthday presents! The above picture is from Ladybuglola (Dolores). A cool shot glass for my Xango juice, two awesome sock books, two knitting books for girls/dolls (my niece will be so spoiled) and a love inspired fiction knitting book. She knows I love, love inspired books!:) Can't wait to dig into them and really look at them! Love them!

Jackie made me these beautiful earrings and sweet of her and will treasure it! Those are little kitty faces hanging!:)

Darcy gave me this beautiful biscotti jar! It matches my kitchen and of course it has my favorite flower! I love sunflowers! The card she gave me is one she's having a contest for on her blog!
I got so many beautiful things...what a bunch of great gals! Thanks a bunch and love you!

Saturday, July 5, 2008


Crocheted these chemo hats while on vacation!

This yummy Wollmeise came in the mail while I was gone. The reds in this is soooo pretty! The colorway is Rosenrot. The gummies and green wool was extras!:)

Found these goodies at my favorite yarn store, The Scarlet Skein! A sea turtle kit which was 75% off! The alpaca is from the Flying Eagle Ranch that they'd just got in. The black alpaca is from a baby named Star; the light brown alpaca is from Duente; and the dark brown is from the alpaca, Storm. I was excited to find out the names of the alpaca that went with the yarn!

This is Debbie Bliss Pure Silk, just loved the color and feel of it. Got this in San Luis Obisipo at Betty's Fabrics. It was a pretty good store. Also went to the Yarn at the Adobe...its the size of a small house bathroom so you can imagine not much yarn to choose from. The women there didn't even speak or look up at me...won't go back there again.

See how happy yarn buying is to my guys!

Cayucos Beach...freezing!

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th!

We're home! Our reservations were for Morro Bay State Beach...we arrived their Sunday evening and oh my goodness was it cold! It was between 50-60 degrees! Brrrr! We stayed their one night and the next day found another campground, KOA, further inland in Santa Margarita. Beautiful campground! Squirrels as big as cats! Even got some pics of red headed woodpeckers, how appropriate is that!:)

Monday was moving day and went shopping in Atascadero (my favorite yarn shop, The Scarlet Skein) and shopping in Morro Bay. Yarn photos another day! Tuesday was beach play day...61 degrees on the beach with wind...needless to say I didn't put the bathing suit fact I wrapped up in towels and water boy though of course had to get in the surf, I'm surprised you can't see the goose bumps on him in the pic! We made some cool sand castles too.

Wednesday we went shopping and sightseeing in San Luis Obisipo (3 yarn stores):) and Cambria (1 yarn store).:) Thursday was packing up and coming home! Had a great time! My IBS acted up quite a bit but dealt with that. Totally exhausted from the five days! Now its laundry, laundry, laundry, and cleaning out the trailer.

Yes, I took this myself...what a great photographer I least you can't see my double chin!:)