Saturday, July 31, 2010

Napkins & Gift

Chris (knittingglassguy) and Cleone brought me this awesome Yarn Harlot calender for my birthday! How sweet and thoughtful was that! I love to read so can't wait to delve into this!
Bought this awesome water drop glass pendant from Chris and got the earrings free! He's got so many beautiful things...I've been trying to decide for weeks now which color I wanted! You can visit his website at Intricate by Design!
Had a great time at the knit meet today! Knittingglassguy, Katnmouse, Courtsgram, Riverrouge, Limejuicy, and Casdena all came over! Look forward each week to a fun time!

These are the reversible napkins I made. Above is the detail stitch I put around them! Still haven't let the guys use them yet though!:) Need to make more...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

"Think I hear my Daddy coming!"

"I see my Daddy...hmmm is he gonna bend down here and give me a kiss?"

"Getting my tongue ready...."

"Yeah, giving Daddy lots of kisses!"
Have a fabulous Dogs on Thursday!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Goodies!

My new to me sewing machine!
Used my birthday money and found this awesome machine on Craigslist!
It's a Bernina Virtuosa 160 many buttons and gizmos!
Lots to learn and read!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Knit Twit Meet!

Had our knit meet at my house this weekend due to the extreme heat here in the desert of California. Our lys, Grandma's Yarns, doesn't have air conditioning so the group wanted to move where there was one so they could be comfortable and knit. As someone said, heat felts wool! I offered to host it and we had a fabulous time! They're all looking forward to the next get together!:)

Lft. to Rt. (Jackie, DawnRene (not pictured), Chris, Nicole (who came early to hang out with me):), Me, Lorena, and Kristina. Spouses and friends showed up too but aren't pictured! They enjoyed the yummy refreshments though! Had cookies, creme horns, eclairs, creme puffs, angel food cake with strawberries, and a watermelony drink! I had a table set up for Chris to display all his beautiful glass hooks, needles, dpn's, and jewelry. He makes such beautiful items. You can see his products at Intricate By Design!

Fuji stayed right by her Momma! She was a good girl...barked when they came in but then just stayed right next to me. The hearth was not close enough to me so she eventually climbed into my lap as I was spinning. Kind of hard to spin with a pup!:) She was exhausted last night from all the partying!
Thanks for coming and having a great time Knit Twits!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Chloe by designer Alana Dakos of the Never Not Knitting Podcast.
Yarn: Spud & Chloe Sweater....super, fabulous yarn to work with. Soft and springy and wonderful stitch definition.
Needles: Knitpicks Interchangeables Nickle plated in size 8US circulars.
Such a wonderful pattern and plan on knitting it again! It comes from 3 months to size 10! Perfect for all the little girls in your life! It's worked from the top down and has no seaming! This will be sent off today or Monday to Alana to put in her trunk show! You can check on her website where her trunk show is at! If its near you check out all her wonderful designs!

Friday, July 23, 2010


I received some beautiful gifts in the mail this past week...
Above is from my TN buddy, Dawn. Beautiful magnetic notepad, cute flower pen, gorgeous butterfly stickers, SOAK in citrus scent, a cute Happy Birthday bear, a pin that says Stitchy Woman and some amazingly gorgeous, phenomenal Dragonfly Fibers yarn in the colorway Red Hots. I've gotta find a really awesome shawl for this...ideas welcomed!:) Thank you Dawn so much..I love it all! Big hugs!!

Then I received this yarn from my brother in law and niece! 100% BFL handpainted in Bernalillo, NM! The brand is Strandavarious. So sweet of them to think of me! Thanks so much Mikey & Lila!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Beach Babe!

Hot Weather Tips:
Keep pets indoors in the extremely hot weather. In the shade it is still in the 100's here in the California desert. :(
Do not over exercise them or walk them on hot concrete/asphalt.
Give them a summer haircut to keep them cool.
Provide plenty of fresh/clean water at all times.
Never leave them in a parked car in the summer heat, even with the windows cracked a car is like a furnace in the summer.
Make sure sunscreen and insect repellent is safe for animals.
Other tips at ASPCA!
Happy DOT!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Flamingo Skirt!

Courtsgram (Luanne) came over yesterday to give me another sewing lesson. We had so much fun! She brought her Bernina Serger and her Bernina Virtuoso. She taught me how to do seams with the serger, wow that thing is amazing! Made the above skirt mainly on the serger! I also got to work with her machine which was great fun and so see what all the wonderful things being said about Bernina really are. Think I'm pretty much sold on a Bernina now especially after working with one and seeing/feeling it. It feels like a machine whereas the others feel like plastic boxes. Now to just find one!:)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Citron finished!

Sugared Grapefruit Citron finished!
Yarn: Yarn Love in the colorway Sugared Grapefruit
Needles: Knitpicks Harmony Size 6 circulars
This was a KAL (knit a long) with the Knitmore Girls Podcast.

It's a great "no thinker" project, perfect for movie watching and knit meets....but, oh soooooo boring. All it is is knitting and purling...forever!

Sewing lesson with Courtsgram today! I get to try out her Bernina!:)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Review Winners!

And the winners are by using the random number generator:
4 Pack Soap of your choice! - Lia Erkel
Soap/Lotion set! - Sabrina Templin
Soap or Lotion of your choice! - Andreia de Sousa
Let me know the scents you would like and I will get these sent out to you! You can let me know through Ravelry/Facebook or at
Thank you so much for writing the wonderful reviews!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Spinning for the Tour de Fleece!
Loveley Frecklefacefibers in the colorway cherry season!

So much red is turning my eyes red!
Happy DOT!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Liquid Soap...Take 2

We're in the process of developing liquid soap....first batch didn't turn out at all.
Second batch worked out, lather's well, smells great, but too runny. Still usable but not up to the Wolfe Farms standard...
James testing the temperature.
Round three will hopefully turn out better!

Don't forget the Wolfe Farms Product Review Contest:
This is a contest to get product reviews on the website…
For those of you who have ordered or used Wolfe Farms please go to the site and review the products you have used.
You will need to sign in…go to the product you have used…click write a review…then post your review!:)
Every review is an entry to win:1st prize:
4 Pack Soap of your choice!2nd prize: Soap/Lotion set!3rd prize: Soap or Lotion of your choice!Thanks a bunch and good luck!
I'll run this contest until July have a month to enter!:)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Yesterday I had my first quilting lesson at Big City Fabrics, taught by Jean!
We looked at the pattern in the above book to see what we would need. I'm doing the rail fence quilt. I first got to choose the main fabric that had at least three colors in it (top big square). Next I chose coordinating fabrics to make the strips/squares. I got to learn how to measure and cut them all out. It was lunch time by then so we all sat and had lunch and chit chatted. Now was time to dig out my machine (Singer 7300)....tried to wind the bobbin and it didn't want to cooperate...she said it was the gears in the machine messed up and that I should put it to rest. We wound the bobbin on her machine so I could at least try to sew with mine. Wellllllll, I don't have a 1/4 in. foot, nor does my needle move to adjust it so I can sew that size seam. Now I was almost in tears....she went and got one of the Brother Innovis 40's for me to use. Wow weee it practically sews by itself! I practiced sewing straight lines for about 45 minutes. I think I'm straight line challenged! Finally started looking right instead of me looking like a drunk sewer! Could of used a drink about this time, lol! Had a fantastic time except for the machine lesson is Thursday where I start sewing the pieces together!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Birthday Party...

The candles are lit....

Making a wish!
My mom made the chocolate cake (thunder from down under) for my Grandma because she wanted what Jimmy had! She bought the coconut cake for my other Grandma ???? James went and got me an angel food cake so I'd have something I could eat plus he made yummy peaches to go on top! So good and refreshing! The beautiful roses were from Margaret, my Grandma's friend!

Enjoying opening her presents!

Jimmy and I!

Lft. to Rt. Aunt Peggy, Uncle Bill, Hazel and Margaret (Grandma's friends), Birthday Grandma, and my other Grandma. Mom's in the kitchen and Dad is sitting by the fireplace.

Fun times with family!
Got a lot of great stuff...$$$, chihuahua figurine, stain glass butterfly, cupcake candle...

Saturday, July 10, 2010


I haven't been blogging this past week because I've been learning to sew!:)
Courtsgram (Luanne) has taught me how to sew a skirt....cherry skirt above she helped me with and the watermelon skirt below I did all by myself! I must be in a fruity mood; cherries/watermelons! Bought some cool flamingo fabric too to make another skirt. Some flannel to make Jimmy some pj pants. Also got some cool fat quarters to make some napkins...another step in being green! Just signed up for a quilt class too, which I can't wait to take!
Fuji modeling too!:) Maybe I should sew her a skirt too!:)
Off to celebrate my Grandma's and mine birthday...have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

It's Thursday comes Mom with something for me to wear...

She's dressing me like a birthday clown!

4 years ago this was the best present in the world given to ya Fuji!

Happy DOT!
Have a great day!

When I turned on the laptop this morning this popped up....I have the bestest hubby!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dogs on Thursdays...DOT!

Fireworks are not a blast for pets!

Pets become frightened and frantic from the noise and run off...shelters are accustomed to receiving 4th of July dogs...Plan ahead and take some precautions:

Resist the urge to take your pet to the fireworks displays.
Do not leave your pet in the car.
Keep them indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area.
If you know your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises consult with your vet for ways to alleviate their discomfort.
Never leave them outside unattended, even in a fenced yard.
Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they become lost they can be returned promptly.

Hope you and your pet have a safe and happy fourth of July weekend!
Happy DOT!