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Monday, May 28, 2007

A Day Late & A Dollar Short

I am a little late with my March / April pincushion challenge but I just couldn't stand not to have made a pincushion for every theme so far, so I figured better late than never. I made this one using the pattern from Heather Bailey in Quilts and More. And since the theme was Eats, I used fabric covered in radishes! I probably could have stuffed the cushion a bit more but I ran out of poly-fill and wanted it done now so I did what I could. The giant button is from my Grandma's button box.
Radish Pincushion

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Rally Caps

I took my parents to the Twins game Saturday night for a late Mother's Day / early Father's Day gift. It was super fun, the game went to 13 innings! We wore our FREE rally caps for 5 innings straight but unfortunately they lost 9-8. There's nothing like a dome dog and a baseball game with your mom & dad!
Twins Mosaic


Saturday, May 26, 2007

News Flash

For all the Twin Cities knitters out there, a nice knitting for Harry Potter article was published this morning on If you don't live here of course you can read the article too, it's about all of us! I am anxiously awaiting the new movie and the new book.


Friday, May 25, 2007

The Day I Spill My Guts

Lori wants to know What is the name of the Dobie you grew up with?
Her name was Tina. She came to live with us soon after I was born and died on my brother's 15th birthday. She was a great dog, the one our family always compares our other dogs to.

Mrs. A asked If you could be anyone else, who would you be and why?
William Wegman because he makes his living working with Wiemaraners, my favorite dog of course. And he's a photographer, I'd like to be a famous Ansel Adams. So I guess that's 2 answers.

Splatgirl is full of questions!
How did you get to be so organized and on top of stuff?
Probably from my mom. It's not as though I had organizing lessons or anything but it must be because of the way I was raised, right? Thanks mom!

What's the weirdest thing that's ever happened to you?

I was put into a trash can during 7th grade. I always got picked on. Maybe I'm better today for that.

What do you want to be like when your 70?
I'd like to be retired, fit, active and good looking. :-) We have to keep each other in line...remember??

And for a little more about me, I was tagged by Eleni from Holy Knit! Batman and pjbknit for the 7 random facts about yourself meme.

1) When seated in a restaurant, I prefer to be in the seat that has a view of the restaurant as opposed to a wall. Looking out a window is acceptable, there's just something about all the action being at my back that I don't like.
2)I am the meat police. I like meat a lot but I hate finding fat or gristle or anything weird in it so I pick it apart before I eat it. Strange enough, I love bologna and hot dogs (pork not beef however).
3)I have won several 1st place trophies for racing snowmobiles, all are bigger than any of Kyle's trophies ;-)
4)I once won a bicycle at a bus patrol picnic. I've been fairly lucky ever since so I'm not one of those people who say "I never win!".
5)As a kid, I used to read books in bed under the covers with a flashlight. I still do that except now I have a proper book light and I don't get completely under the covers but pretty darn close.
6)I don't like loud music. In fact, there's a certain range of sound that makes my ears "crackle".
7)I own near 100 Longaberger baskets. Mom...don't have even more.

I think this meme has made its way across the blogosphere so I won't tag anyone. If you feel like doing this meme, just do it!
My pink tennies
Whew, this may be my longest post yet!

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Monday, May 21, 2007

One Down One To Go

I have fallen in love with the Monkey pattern by Cookie A. I cast on for the 2nd sock right away and plan to knit a bit tonight while I watch the finales of Dancing with the St*rs and Her0es. I also love May sweeps...


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Wouldn't You Like to Know?

I've recently been tagged for the 7 random things about me meme (which I'm working on) and thought maybe there are specific things all 3 of my readers would like to know about me. So go ahead and ask me anything you would like to know. I'll post the answers along with the meme on Friday. Oh gosh...what have I done?? ;-)
A rainbow from last Tuesday evening.

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Friday, May 18, 2007


Relaxing in the shade...
...with my new summer pedicure.
Summer Nails


Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Llama Love

Splatgirl and I visited the local sheep & wool festival this past Saturday and had a pretty good time. We saw plenty of llamas including this one with quite the set of choppers. Unfortunately he needs a little more than a cleaning so I wasn't able to help him out.
Llama teeth
This guy was cool. He really cared less that he had hay hanging from his mouth all day.
Check out the little goat babies! They were soooo cute & soft.
Goat? & babies
Of course I manged to buy something. In keeping up on my yarn buying hiatus (save the sockapalooza yarn) , I purchased some roving and a niddy noddy only. I hope to master the dang drop spindle I bought at last years Shepherd's Harvest so I thought this roving would rekindle my interest. Splatgirl seems to think I know how to do it, I just need practice. She always believes in me.
And we also bought kettle corn, like many other MN knit bloggers. A fair is not a fair without food.

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Get Your Read On

Using my personal number generator, I chose commenter numbers 2, 3 & 12 for the winners of the three books. Those winners are NorCalMrs, princessliak and sweetfigs. Congratulations!
Please contact me with your addresses and I'll get the books shipped out next week, my email button is on the side bar.
Calla Lily

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Friday, May 11, 2007

I'm Thinking of my Sock Pal

Today for the first time in forever I went to my LYS and purchased yarn for my sockapalooza pal's socks. I chose Cherry Tree Hill in a super bright combination of pinks, yellow & orange. Considering my pal gave me full authority to pick any color and mentioned liking bright colors, I think I made a good choice. Now, I just have to decide what pattern to knit. Monkey, Embossed Leaves, Hedera, Pomatomus??
I have contacted my pal and received a response but no one out there has let me know they're knitting for me. This makes me just a tad nervous since I was snubbed during the last round (and was lovingly saved by pixeldiva!!). Please make your pals happy and just drop them a quick note to let them know you're out there somewhere.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Monkey Bandwagon

This past Saturday after indulging in some home cooked pad-thai and a mojito a la Splatgirl, I cast on for a Monkey sock. I'm using the yarn given to me by my Secret Pal 7, Brooklyn Handspun herself. So far, I'm loving the pattern and I'm contemplating giving these away, gasp!
Oh yea, only one more day to get in on the book frenzy.


Monday, May 07, 2007

Reading is Good for the Mind

I was fortunate enough to receive a couple of copies of Debbie Macomber's book The Shop on Blossom Street so I'm extending my luck to all my loyal readers. Do you want a copy of this book? Leave me a comment to this post by Friday noon and I'll draw a winner. Good luck!
Update! Today I received the newest book by Debbie Macomber Back on Blossom Street. So there will be 3 winners! Comment here before Friday noon...


Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Great Balls of Fire!

Wow! Can you believe it? I've finished a pair of socks for the first time in forever, and I LOVE them! The sock hop yarn is FaBuLouS!
Pattern: Basic 2 x 2 rib, 68 stitches and a star toe
Yarn: Crown Mountain Farms Sock Hop 2 skeins
Color: Great Balls of Fire
Needles: size 1 birch dpn's
Started: January 11, 2007
Finished: April 29, 2007
Knit for: Me!


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