Friday, August 18, 2006


I have not been posting much lately because I have been enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having. Today I spent the day at
Darlington Park with my little pumpkin. We got there at 10 am, had a picnic, swam, played ball and got home at 5 pm. She feel asleep on the way home and probably won't wake up until tomorrow! All that fun in the sun wiped her out. I am pretty tired myself so it will be pizza for dinner tonight.

Speaking of food! My one of my daughter's best friends is a real foodie. She has started a cooking web site. She creates healthy, easy recipes and then demonstrates the entire process. She has done a great job with it. I have known this girl since she went to school with my daughter and used to show up at my house in her pj's. I am so proud of her. If you enjoy quick tasty recipes, that are also wholesome, check it out. You will like it.

Enjoy your weekend. I hope you all have the same great weather I have here.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Finally finished something!

I have not posted a finished project in a while. I have been working on 2 patterns from crochet garden. I have to admit the first one gave me a hard time. I think it was either the yarn (I used Patons Grace) or my perception of what the halter should look like. The thing is that I could not get the gauge right. Normally I don't bother with a swatch, but since it was a halter I wanted to make sure it would not be too small. It still leaves my pumpkin a little too exposed, but in this weather, I think it will be okay. However, the second pattern was the sun dress. I love this pattern. I used some Elan Endless Summer that I had left from the sweet pea shawl I made. Of course, it was not enough and I had to get more. Luckily the dye lot matched perfectly. But I don't know what I was thinking when I calculated the yardage. I ended up ordering double what I needed! Now I have 7 skeins left and am trying to figure out what to make with it. But I think the dress came out beautiful. It is a little heavier than the pattern called for, but it has a nice drape and feels very rich. I would love to post a picture with her wearing it but I have to chase her, pin her down and then take the picture quick before she gets dirty. Hopefully I will get a photo when she wears it to go somewhere. In the meantime, here they are on there own. Pics don't really do them justice but it's the best I could do.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Where have I been?

I have been busy lately and not been posting. And this heat makes me so tired. But I recently celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary! I can hardly believe that it's been that long. It seems like just yesterday that we met. We went to The Fountain Spa and had a couples massage which was really fabulous and then went out to dinner. The next day we went up to New Paltz and visited a winery. We tasted wines all afternoon and had lunch there and ended up buying a case of wine. We stayed at a really beautiful B&B . As a gift to each other we will be going to Hawaii in September. All in all, I can't complain. My hunny is good to me. Then to top it all off, on Saturday, my sister and my daughter gave me a surprise (not really, I guessed) anniversary party. It was really fun.

I finished a couple of crochet projects for my grand daughter from crochet garden which I will post at another time since my camera is acting up.

Stay cool all.