Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It's been a long, long time

Just like the song, It's been a long, long time (Harry James, Kitty Kallen) since I wrote a post. I recall the song as a youngster way back when.
We made through a very cold and bitter winter here and spring is taking it's good ole time arriving. I don't mind as I'm a winter person and spring brings a lot of grief to this house: very large muddy footprints from a certain someone (Mr. B), pollen resulting in severe allergies and migraines, just to name a few. Don't get me wrong, green trees and pretty flowers (as long as they're not the bulb variety) are very nice but I'm just not a warm weather fan. Although I must admit I do enjoy a climate with all four seasons :D

Sad news here. Our local yarn shop is closing. It has been in business 14 years and the owner is going through some major life changes. So I wish her the best and hope she enjoys her new home and life. That said there's a fantastic sale going on. I haven't had the opportunity to frequent the shop in the past 3 years due to life changes in this house but I managed to snag some deals during a few quick trips to the shop.

Patterns are reduced to $1.33 and the yarn is 40% off. I snagged this oh-so-colorful skein. If there's anything to know about me, not only do I like yarn but I love color.
April 5 is the last day so I'm hoping to make another trip in before the door closes forever. I must add to my stash. Knitting is my passion....ok...addiction (and I just discovered Webs is preparing for their annual spring sale....I could be in big trouble here).

Monday, December 01, 2014

A little daffy

The intention was to post a nice Thanksgiving holiday message but clearly that didn't happen. I was busier than a "one armed bandit" as hubby so eloquently states.
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I cooked a massive dinner and enjoyed family time. Unfortunately everyone in the family seems to be "dropping like flies" with either a respiratory or stomach virus and the respiratory found it necessary to reside here. I'm losing my voice as in, it's almost non-existent at this point. I've done every home remedy possible and it's inevitable. Been there, done that. I've lost my voice every holiday season for 20 yrs. SMH 
Moving along...we attended an event over the weekend. requiring casual clothing, not jeans and flannel shirt (hubby). I had no idea hubby paid attention to what others wear but apparently he does (if not for anything to prove a point). Sure enough, he spotted a man in jeans and a plaid flannel shirt. But that's not all he noticed. Husband in charge of a lot of locked doors at both jobs so he carries a massive amount of keys on a key ring which hangs ever so jangly off his belt loop. All of a sudden my knight in shining armor says, "WOW! he has more keys than I do AND he has a lock!"
I almost dropped to the floor in laughter.
I'm guessing a key lock is now on his Christmas wish

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

It's been a long, long time

It's been a while. It's been a long while but here I am again.
As I mentioned in a previous post, we're moving on so we trekked with friends to another re-enactment. We're smitten and will be joining the ranks of re-enacting. So I'm gathering patterns and fabric to make our authentic clothing. 
Weathermen said the temps would be in the 60's. Apparently they missed part of their forecasting because on Saturday it dropped to 45 with cold winds and by that night it was freezing. Unfortunately we were not prepared and took a trip to a dept store to purchase coats, gloves, hats, scarves etc. Good thing because the we attended the civil war church service and could see our breath.  It was cold!

 I even discovered some civil war garment knitting to make for myself and my friend.
 We were surprised to see quite a few young people involved in re-enacting and gotta say, it made me proud.
We had a wonderful time and we're looking forward to the next one.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Road Trip

We took a road trip. Of course our road trips are never just trips, they are always (and I do mean always) 'adventures.' I use that term loosely. Hubby and I decided to treat ourselves to a donut as we hit the road at 4 am. One half mile from the house we saw deer on the right in a neighbor's yard. Ok. We live in a heavily populated deer area (great for filling the freezer). We slowed down and outta nowhere? KA-BAM! A doe! She cracked the headlight shield. Let me just say THAT woke us up for certain.
We went straight to the market to calm our nerves with a donut. No donuts! At this point I looked at hubby and said, "is this a sign? Should we cancel the trip?" We said a quick prayer and took off.

The trunk and back seat were loaded. The husband accused me of packing enough yarn projects for a month. Hey! A 12 hour trip requires a lot of knitting options. What if we're stuck in traffic? Been there, done that with no knitting and I wasn't about to chance it.
More trip pics to come...