Friday, March 31, 2006


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Do your pets identify??? A few years back, I photographed my collie mix in a coconut bra and grass skirt. She was definitely humiliated! You could see it in the hilarious photo.

Have a happy day, y'all!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sierra Flame and A Birthday Jaunt

I'm on a roll!!!! Another project completed! Hooray for me! This is the Sierra Flame Scarf, my first attempt at short rows. I only had to frog it a few times. Then it just clicked! Aren't you glad when something clicks in your head? That "aha" moment. You know, that moment when you realize that you're not stupid after all. Hey, I'm really fine if someone just draws me a picture.

Moving right along. Enough with the self deprecation!

We visited my son last Friday for his St Paddy's birthday. That kid dragged me all over Charlotte looking at cameras, like I don't have a camera phobia when I'm not at work. Anyways, something about wanting my "professional opinion" and all. I wanted to go to Hobby Lobby sooo bad!!!! But my patient hubby reminded me that it was Nick's birthday after all, and that we should do what he wanted to do. Okay, okay. I'm not always so self centered. My little town just doesn't have a yarn selection, ya know what I mean? In spite of the camera safari, we had such a great visit. We went out for steak, and I had made a Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake for his birthday enjoyment. Nick wanted something "really chocolatey". Ha, I'm not the only chocoholic in this family. I do have to brag on Nick, though. He found a really upscale yarnstore, "A Peace Of Yarn", just to take me to. Is that a good son or what??? My daughter and I thought we had died and gone to Yarn Heaven! The guys just meekly went over to the little mens corner, and waited patiently. Very good guys, don't ya think? It was so much fun looking and petting all that yarn!!! But reality soon set in, and we discovered the average price was about $20.00 a skein. Oh well. Thank goodness petting isn't illegal. We're definitely making time for Hobby Lobby next visit.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Done Deal

Yes indeedy! The doily is done!!!! And it's only 8 days late. Hallelujah!!!

The pattern is the Crochet Along Hearts Doily.
I cannot tell you how many times I frogged this baby. I must be a really tight kinda person, cuz this ended up about 2 inches smaller than the pattern indicated, and I used a 1 size up larger hook.

Anybody wanna rejoice and do a happy dance with me?

Monday, March 13, 2006

It Ain't Gonna Happen

Okay. I'll admit I was just a little too ambitious. Nick's afghan ain't gonna be finished for his birthday this Friday.

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So I've put myself in the doghouse. I really wanted to have it ready , but I'm only about a third of the way through. My only consolation is that it's really warm now in North Carolina.

It's really a good thing that I'm blessed with an understanding and generous son!!!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

I am Lily, Hear Me Roar!

You are a Lily:

You are graceful, gentle, calm, and pure and

perhaps a little shy (though your shyness is

part of your charm). You are a very honorable

person who always wants to do the right

thing. Your calm attitude has a soothing

effect on others.

Symbolism: The lily has long been used as a symbol

of majesty, honor, chastity, and purity of


Which Flower are You?
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I got this one over at Lucy's blog. It always amazes me how some of these quizes really hit the nail on the head! My favorite flower happens to be the Stargazer Lily. How ironic is that?

Friday, March 03, 2006

Looming Progress

On the left, we have the Sierra Flame Scarf in progress, designed by Tina. I'm using the 12 inch AJAL in small guage. Isn't it a cool pattern?

On the right, an afghan for my son, using the 60" Infinity Loom and Homespun. This is supposed to be for his birthday in 2 weeks. It needs to be a minimum of 72 inches. Hmmm. Houston, I think we have a problem.
Ya think?!

Doily in Progress

This is for my Aunt's birthday next week. Uh, it may be late.