"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

28 October 2008

Halloween traditions

As I hurry through dinner tonight, get the girls cleaned up and in their pj's and then get myself in mine, I can't help but get this weird warm fuzzy feeling about sitting with the girls and watching "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown".  I have watched that (and many of the other shows like that) since I was little.  My Mom would get my brother, sister and myself done for the day and put us in our Winne the Pooh feet pj's and lay us down with our pillows and blankies to watch all these favorites.  I always remember my Dad sitting with us to watch them also.  There is something about this time of year that brings all of those great memories flooding back, no matter how small.  I get a kick out of sharing these times with my kids, cuddling with them just waiting for all the GREAT holiday classics.  So, I challenge all of you out there to reach back to your childhood and share some simple but great memories and times with your children, so that all those warm and fuzzy memories don't go away forever.  Those of us who grew up during that fantastic time were so lucky!  The holiday's were just awesome when I was growing up.  I try to keep all of same traditions going just so that my children will have the same warm fuzzies.  Winnie the Pooh pj's ROCKED!!  And so does Charlie Brown!!  Too bad they don't make them my size now.  I would wear them and scare the family!  :) hahaha!!

26 October 2008

Recent projects

So here are a few projects that I have finished recently.  They turned out pretty good, if I do say so my self.  If been in a bit of a sock phase lately.  I just love how they feel when it a bit chilly out.  The colors are pretty neat too!  (Sorry the pictures posted backwards)  The pic with the sweater and matching socks were made out of Fiesta Boomerang (Rhubarb).  Love the color!  The second sweater was made out of Ella Rae Amity yarn.  Any yarn that is a superwash yarn is my friend.  I just have to make the matching socks now.  The orangish colored socks are my husbands.  I kind of lost that yarn to him.  Well, what happened is when I came home from the yarn shop with that and a few other balls of sock yarn he mentioned that he loved those colors.  So I called the shop back up, asked if they had anymore (not like I could remember from just being there) and had two more balls held for me.  So I do have that color coming my way.  It's just a matter of time!  The red, blue, and yellow socks are my youngest child's.  And they ones in progress are Em's (my middle child).  They love them just so they can slide on the wood floor!  Cracks me up!  Now the blanket was made for a relative that I have in Germany.  She doesn't know that it is coming so I can't mention names.  I'll let you know when she gets it.  I have to mail it off tomorrow.  So other than that, not much.  Too bad I don't have more time in a day.  I would be so happy.

Baking blueberry bread

So about the blueberry bread from the other night.  I didn't end up making it.  My Em did!  All by herself too!!  I was so proud of her.  I never touched a thing until it came time to put her creation in the oven.  It turned it really good.  I think there is something that needs to be added to tweak it a bit, so I'm not posting a recipe just yet.  When I figure out what it's missing, I'll share.

24 October 2008

Fun Friday!

First of all, I had to show what I am able to look at every morning in the fall when I open the curtains and blinds in my room.  I just love the color when the sun first hits this tree early in the morning in the fall!  I makes my day!
Then the girls and I spent a chunk of the day with Julie (Farmer Julie) and her daughter.  What fun!  She is just an awesome person.  You can't help but laugh or smile with her around.  And she loves to knit also, so that just makes her that much more awesome!  She's down to earth like me.  No fufu stuff ya know.  It was so nice seeing the girls play and have fun.  I almost forgot what a lovely smile her daughter has.  She's been going through a lot lately with her diabetes and it was great to see her have fun, smile and laugh.  It just makes your heart warm.  Well, I've got to go find my recipe for blueberry bread and get dinner going.  I can't stand eating late at night.  It's a pet peeve.  I'll let you know how the bread turns out.

23 October 2008

The beginning!

Well, here I go!  I have been wanting to do this for a while now and just kept putting it off.  So today I finally took the plunge after all the "things to do" were done.  Thanks Julie for "pushing" me to do this.  I have so many things that I want use this blog for.  I hope to include things about my family and why I think they are pretty great and why they make me laugh.  Life moves too fast and I am looking forward to sharing what simple little things my family does that make it less stressful.  I love to cook and bake, so that will be included.  And most of all, my love of YARN!!  There is always a project going.  My list never shortens ever.  There is always something that catches my interest.  But I do try not to have more than one project going at once.  If I did that I would never get anything finished.  I would get pretty miffed if I would never be able to wear the socks and sweaters that I make.  I also love to make blankets.  Who doesn't love snuggling up with a cozy blanket?  So, on that note, Here I go.....