Saturday, June 30, 2007
I couldn't decide which type of handle'strap to use & went with these black wooden ones.
I started the bag in GA in May & worked on it in VA & VT. The yarn for the bag was Paton's Merino in "That's Purple"
These are the 2 flowers I made to go on it. They're from Nicky Epstein's felted flower book. The pink flower is made from Zara yarn that I bought in Montreal at Mouline yarns on Notre Dame Ouest (west).
The red flower's yarn is Lopi Lite & came from North East Fiber Arts Ctr in Williston, VT. They are both unfelted & have pin backing attached so Stacey could easily attach them to the bag.
And here is the lining! I LOVED this fabric (it's 2 fat quarters ) & thought it was great w/ the bag. Mom did the lining & I put the magnetic closure & handles on.
Friday, June 29, 2007
And could someone explain why my dog will not leave my side at night? Im used to her being curled up next to me on the couch while I knit/ watch tv but I'm talking giving me the hairy eye ball while she drops her stuffed hippo on my feet (I sit w/ my legs curled under & to the side). We go to play ball every day unless it's raining. What gives???
Just finished watching "Because I Said So" with Diane Keaton & Mandy Moore. Cute & worth watching. Then again, I love Diane Keaton!
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The rules: Go to Wikipedia and type in your birth month and date (mine is Sept 4th), then post 3 events, 2 births and a holiday. Then tag 5 others, I'm following Leslie's lead & only tagging 2 people---Lacey & Kristyn.
1781 - Los Angeles, California, is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora La Reina de los Ángeles de Porciúncula (the City of Our Lady, the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion) by 44 Spanish settlers.
1972 - Mark Spitz wins his seventh swimming gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, becoming the first Olympian to do so. Spitz swam in only seven events and set world records in each one.
1968 - Mike Piazza, baseball player
I swear they used to list Ivan the Terrible's b-day at 9/4.
Quatre Septembre in France - celebrates the Proclamation of the Third Republic in 1870
For what it's worth, I was born on Labor Day!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
This was also a photo op on every trip. It is affectionately known as "the bonjour sign" because it used to be a big bonjour sign. It has since been replaced by the big bienvenue sign & the most beautiful irises!
Didn't I tell you?! They are one of my favorite flowers!
My Montreal purchases were a skein of yarn for my Spring Felted Bag Exchange bag & 2 skeins of yarn to include in with the goodies for my ITE IV partner. I also got a great pair of beaded sandals at Bellini ($29.99 down from 98!) & the LUSH for MIL. My girlfriend Heather couldn't believe how little I spent!
I drove up to Virginia on the 6th & spent a few days with them. We celebrated MIL's birthday, got to see Hunter's aunt on his Dad's side & got to have a short visit w/ his brother & SIL. They're expecting baby #1 in January so MIL & I are trying to figure out who's knitting what for them. I think I'm going to do my standards "layette"---hat, kimono, pants, washcloths & bibs. Maybe. LOL The wee one had a couple lunch dates w/ Pappa & learned that eating an ice cream cone is a wonderful thing!
I also get very emotional when I see THIS sign.
We spent a week & a half at home & had a wonderful time. The wee one enjoyed some time with Memere & Pepere---I did too! We did some yarn shopping (North East Fiber Arts Center in Williston--Lopi Lite for my Spring Bag Exchange bag & Kaleidascope yarns in Essex to boost my Koigu stash), went to lunch w/ Memere, played in the back yard, went swimming in Lake Champlain (didn't see Champ) & went to ECCO, the Lake Champlain Aquarium.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Life has taken an awkward turn for me in the past couple weeks & without getting into too much detail it's thrown me for a loop & I am being forced to make some lifestyle changes. They're all for the good but it's a learning process & I'm not as together as I might be.
I'm not making excuses but letting people know what's going on because apparently I am a lousy person. I am sorry for any hurt feelings my inaction may have caused.
As soon as I get things under control I will be a better blogger comment-replier---I promise!
Monday, June 04, 2007
Mommy & the pretzel eating wiggly one at the zoo this past Saturday. Twice in just over 2 months, a new record!
When I was pregnant with the wee one I started looking at the IVillage April '04 expecting club message board. The women on that board & I went through our pregnancies together---the good, bad, sad & ugly. When the babies were a year old IVillage switched us to a "playgroup" Again, the good, bad, ugly. It's hard to believe that it's been almost 4 yrs since we came together as newly pregnant mommies!
When the babies were 6 months old those of us in the Atlanta are got together at Stone Mountain. We had a blast! Then when they were a year old we got together at an ATL mall for a group portait for the wee ones & then a cookout/picnic in a local park. We didn't do anything for 2 yrs until this past weekend when a few of us got together at the zoo!
No drama with the elephants this time & I am very proud to say that the wiggly one was SO well behaved! No whining, listened well (I only had to speak to her once !) & when we left I told her how proud I was of her.
My bag for the Spring Felted Bag Exchange is crying for attention. Hopefully I can get it done & felted soon! I've had horrible knitting ADD lately!