Friday, April 26, 2013

Another rainy day

I am so ready for spring to really get here.  We have had frost this week now rain.  Perhaps Sunday will be nice. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

shawl is blocking

This is the Haruni shawl I have been working on.  It is a design by Emily Ross.  Waiting for it to dry so I can finish blocking it.  

Just finishing my lunch break

I have just finished my lunch break and will be getting back to work.  But I did find this wonderful giveaway at Sweest Magnolias Farm    

Check out this website to enter a contest for blue ball canning jars and some beautiful embroidered  
aprons, towels etc.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Took a walk today

I took a walk at lunch today.  It is so beautiful outside.  I am coming to believe that taking a short walk a couple of times a day can do wonders.  Not only for you physically.  I walked by the local harware store and looked at the plants they have to offer for gardens this spring.  I am already thinking of planting impatients and marigolds.  Hopefully getting the raised beds cleaned out and ready for planting.  I want to plant plenty of cherry tomatoes this year.  From what I understand my grandson loves to pick them and give them as presents.  During the little walk I listen to the birds talking to each other about the beautiful day and fussing over who gets the worm. I think of all the things that I want to design and the early spring shawls and sweaters that I can knit.  I let all the office and life stuff just be gone for that 20 minutes.  very good for the soul.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I think it is over

The storms had moved out of our area hours ago.  But the weatherman has still been announcing other tornado watches counties away.  They finally took down the last tornado warning.  Hopefully it is all done and by tomorrow morning will be all clear.  That everyone will be safe

Stormy weather

Spring is definitely here.  Along with the dogwoods and tulips blooming comes the high winds and chances of tornadoes.  Praying all make it through this day safely. 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Shawl is off the needles

I did get the shawl off my needles over the weekend.  Now all I have to is block and take pictures.  I think that I add to my etsy page by the end of the week.  I look forward to being able to retire and spend more time putting things on my needles and taking them off.  When the girls were little I devoted 2 hours a day to making things whether it be sewing, kntting or cross stitching.  That was the time during the day when we were quiet and either sat together and worked on things.  Sometimes they napped, played or watched tv upstairs.  But that was my time and I was able to make so many things for them, to give away as gifts or just try a new pattern.  I have been seeing quite a few little girl patterns. Hopefully, one of these days I will be making sweaters for a little girl.  I have two grandsons.  I think that I may start a sweater for one of them.  Maybe I can find with Bob the Builder on it that is his favorite.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

When I was younger

I can remember sitting with my grandmother putting puzzles together, making quilts, whatever we happened to be doing that day. I would be wishing that this or that would hurry and happen. She would say Honey, you are wishing your life away. The older I get the faster time flies. I can remember when I was growing up summers seemed to last forever. Even when my children were at home and in school, summer vacations seemed to stretch forever. Now suddenly it is May and then it is December. The days just seem to pass in such a flurry. My Aunt Ruthie used to tell me when she was in her 80's that the older you get the faster time goes. I didn't believe her but I am finding that to be true. It just seemed people had more time when I was child. More time to just watch the clouds all day,to watch ants build a home, to listen to what the trees had to say. It is so different now. While I wonder and appreciate all the technology, what happened to the just sitting and listening to the birds. To not here all the click, click of keyboards. To realize that people were more important than what was on tv, it would have been unacceptable to sit at a family gathering and text friends. It just would not have been done. Parents took the time to actually listen to what their children were saying. Not just what was put into words but what was being said inside the heart that wouldn't come out in their voices. People had more connection not just in words but in what wasn't said. People had more honor in their dealings with each other. I know there had to be folks who were into politics and using those for personal gain. There have always been politicians. But the majority of the folks knew right from wrong. Knew better than to hurt to get what you want in life. There just seemed to be more honesty and integrety. Now everything seems to be a game how can I play the board just right to win. The ones who always seem to get hurt the most are the ones who try to play by the rules they grew up with. Do you ever just wish the world would stop for a couple of days. People really look at what they are doing and what the result it going to be.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

So the battery is getting low and it is time to turn everything off. Plug into the electric outlet. Have a few hours rest and start in again tomorrow. Today I spent most of the day doing what I love to do. Being with my best friend(my husband), working outside sitting things a little straight and knitting. Hopefully tomorrow it won't rain so I can accomplish more. The flower beds are in real need of care. But if it does rain. I can spend the day taking pictures Maybe get a guilt in the frame or perhaps get my cross stitch frame ready to start a picture of my grandson. I have one completed of my oldest grandson so I need to want to get the other one done. They will hang on our wall until the day comes that they are bequested to my daughter. So it will be goodnight for now. I will try to make it a habit to visit at least weekly.

Hoping to start using this more

Tomorrow I am going to try to turn over a new leaf. If it rains I will take pictures of some of the projects that I have completed over the past weeks. Some things have already left the station so they can't be included. I was busy making legwarmers,mittens, completed cross stitch projects. I made quite a few of the scarfs from the ribbons material. Now I have started making shawls so I have quite a few things to post on here. You know I never really thought that I would be interested in sending thoughts and posting on the web. But I have been using facebook here lately and find that I learn things about relatives and friends that I would not have the chance to know. I saw my cousin's grandson within hours of his birth. When I didn't get to meet him in person for months. I have asked for prayers for special people in my life. And that request was shared by friends and folks from around the United States sent up prayers just because they are good people. Which at the time those prayers were much needed. I have read inspirational postings from folks on my friends list that has made my day and just when I needed it most. So perhaps in this day and age it has its place. So I am going to start using this avenue a little more as well.

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