Thursday, December 16, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
I fell in love with this yarn but couldn't crochet it even though I did try. When I learned how to knit though, I found knitting was perfect for this yarn. I just love the organic look of this scarf.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I crocheted this shawl using wool, mohair, and soy yarn. It is just light enough to wear when I walk outside with out a jacket. I'm really excited about all the new kinds of yarn now. Who knew you could add soy fiber to yarn?
Thursday, September 30, 2010
These 2 fabrics will be for sale in the coming week. I took this picture of the Rhododendrons a couple of years ago and used a photo edit program to design this look. It is truly a beautiful fabric. You can purchase it at http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/309893
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
If you love fabric and have never been to http://spoonflower.com/ it is worth your time. Soon you will also be able to purchase fabric that I have designed. Stay tuned and I will let you know when it is available.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
I have started selling some of my handmade items on Etsy again. I will be adding more items as the weeks pass. You can find them at this link.
|Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade|
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
My neighbor across the street brought me some fresh vegetables. I plan to make a cucumber salad and stir fry. yumyum
Sunday, July 04, 2010
Wow, it has been a while since I've posted. I found out that I have diabetes just like the rest of my family. I don't think anyone -- parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents or my brothers have escaped the diagnoses. Even though I knew it was a possibility I still did not believe it. For the first month I didn't take my medicine or check my blood. Finally after talking to a diabetes educator I started to do what I am supposed to do. I also found out that I have moderate kidney damage or Stage 3 kidney disease. This is caused by diabetes and blood pressure problems I have had for years.
One of things I have learned is that it takes about 3 months after diagnosis to learn what you need to learn if you are actively seeking information and 3 more months to get things under control. My diabetes educator is really good at making sure I know all about my diabetes. She also told me that just because others in my family have had bad side affects doesn't mean I will. So I am working at educating my self and keeping my diabetes under control.
I get a lot of info from the Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/
and from the website of my glucose monitor http://www.abbottdiabetescare.com/adc_dotcom/url/home/en_US
There is also a magazine I get called Diabetic Living http://www.diabeticlivingonline.com/
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 09, 2010
As I said in my last post, I was sick and didn't get a chance to mow my yard. Well it was a lot more than just the flu I had severe asthma. I drove myself to the hospital Thursday morning and promptly passed out in the emergency room. My oxygen was 86. That is not good. I finally got out of the hospital on Sunday but I am still to sick to mow the lawn so I hired someone to mow it for me. It is probably a good thing too because he said that hill is a killer. You can see how some of the yard is mowed and some not. But I love this tree.
These are some neighborhood steaks -- I mean cows. Arn't they cute! Anyway I would love to have a good steak cooked on the grill.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I have been picking up the tree limbs that fell over the winter in my yard. Seems to me like I have a lot more limbs than trees though. I have to pick them all up before I mow the yard. After I pick up the limbs I have to take the yard debris to the dump because I can't burn right now. I am not complaining though because look at the other pictures posted here of the Blue Ridge Parkway. These were taken on Monday.