Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sock Knitting

Kathy posted more about the sock knitting machine here. Check it out!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sharing the Love

I really wanted to participate in Knit-A-Little's preemie hat tree, so I decided to share the love.....since I don't have time to crochet any preemie hats myself. :-( These 20 hats are going in the mail probably tomorrow and Knit-A-Little's daughter will be taking them off to college with her to be donated to the local children's hospital. The hats are made by Dana and Emily and their names will be entered into the drawing.
Btw, if I understand correctly, you can make the hats, post a picture on your blog, and then donate them wherever you want. I just wanted to "share the love" a bit and send them to them.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

On Saturday

we celebrated the 10th Anniversary of my 25th birthday. I tell gets better each year. LOL!

We did Kathy's Blueberry Cream Cheese cake and grilled. Hannah declared the cakes as, "The best thing a kid could ever want." :-) Thanks for the recipe, Kathy. It's WONDERFUL!

Oh, the blueberries that we used were from my mom's bush that we picked up when we drove through on the way back from the beach.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Our tomatoes are really coming in right now and they are beautiful, hardly any splitting. Tracy was probably right about the shade helping them during the heat of the summer. Here are a few pictures using our tomatoes....





Friday, July 25, 2008

Much Better

I did a facing (I think that's the proper name) for the little gowns instead of bias tape......MUCH BETTER. In fact, I've done a 2nd one and took pictures as I worked. I'll post a little tutorial in a few days.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


A few questions have been asked of me over the last few weeks. With the craziness of life, I haven't answered them here on the blog. it goes:

Pattern for the little blue gown set: It is from a hard copy that I got from a Threads of Love person. It's terribly written actually. I have kind of made up my own way of doing it. However, if any of you want it I'll be glad to mail it to you.

Sock hats: It appears that she cut the cuff off the socks and with fine crochet thread (or at least something thicker than regular thread) gathered the cut edge to make the little ball on the top of the hat.

Jellyfish Sting: I'm the one that was stung. That's how I know the windex works!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Another fun week

Navarre Beach, FL is our beach destination of choice. I've been going every summer since 1982, I think. As a child, we spent nearly the entire summer down there. In the fall of 2003, we bought a condo.....just in time for the massive destruction of hurricanes Ivan and Dennis only 9 months apart. Early October is our favorite time down there. Unfortunately, with Hannah in kindergarten this year, we may not make a trip.

Despite the seaweed and jellyfish, we had a great time. Tip for jellyfish stings: WINDEX. It works amazingly. are a few fun pics of our fun week.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Our Week

Because of this....

We've been doing A LOT of this!

Last Saturday, my sister and niece were in a car wreck barely escaping a head-on collision. Thankfully, my niece suffered only minor injuries that included a bumped head, black eye, and sore hips from the seatbelt. Unfortunately, though, my sister broker her femur and bruised her lungs pretty badly. She got out of the hospital on Thursday and is recovering at my mom and dad's house.
Hannah and I drove to Alabama last Sunday to get Lizzie. She's been with us all week and we will drop her off on the way to the beach tomorrow. It's been a lot of fun, minus the few fights. :-)

Friday, July 04, 2008

Slow and Steady

That's my new motto.....Slow and Steady
I finally have a little gown set completed. Two more are in the works.
The neckline gave me fits, as usual. I have something different planned for the other 2 sets.

I will probably send this to Teresa, the NILMDTS photographer. I promised it to her months ago. I'll see if she still needs it first.

Gotta run...meltdowns abound.