Sunday, May 28, 2006

New Socks

I have completed the socks for the Six Sox Knitalong at by the deadline. Phew! They are not blocked, but here they are...

They fit perfectly...I love the short row heel so much better than the heel flap that I have always done in the past. It's great to learn something new!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

A Mother's Day Gift...

My Mother's Day gift from my daughter was a visit home to help me clean out the basement. She arrived late last night and this morning she gave me the details of her organizing plan. We went down to the basement and within an hour or so she was referring to "Phase Two" of the project! She even suggested that she was going to write to one of those organizing TV shows about me! It is a bit overwhelming, but I am determined to keep going. We did empty out alot and filled two large garbage bags with things to go to the thrift shop. It was a good beginning and it is great to have her home for the long weekend.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Another Graduate

We have another college graduate in the family!
#1 son graduated last week from St. Michael's College. Yesterday he was offered a job!!!! Yippee...another one out of our pockets. He will be joining his older sister in the great city of Boston. Right now he is enjoying his last days of freedom from the "real" world...sleeping late, staying up late and no responsibilities. It's only a matter of time now...

Monday, May 08, 2006

On The Needles...

I joined the Six Sox Knitalong on Here is my progress.
I love this was created by Susan Pierce Lawrence. I read her blog regularly...this is one very talented lady. She also has designs on knitty. Right now she has a baby hat that she designed on her blog...check it out.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

More Goodies

Another of my favorite places in the northeast is the Wright's outlet in Sturbridge, MA. It is a very nice retail store with fabric, yarn, and florals, but my favorite part is the bargain basement. They have trims and laces by the yard or by the bolt. The price on the end of the bolt goes down each month until it gets to the lowest price (which is usually .15/yd.). Here are some of the bargain basement goodies I brought home.

As you can see I was drawn to the eyelet lace trims this time.
I bought this book and this pattern in the retail store.

I was very tempted by some of the Michael Miller fabrics, and some of the yarns, but I resisted!

Saturday, May 06, 2006

More Of My "Stuff"

On my way home from Boston I stopped in Sturbridge and visited a new shop called Lake View Primitives. It is a lovely shop with lots of wool, some quilting and did I say lots of wool? They dye there own wool and everything is already felted and ready to use. I came home with these pieces. I just love this reversible one.

I don't have any definite plans for them yet, but I'm sure I will. I also stopped at the Wrights outlet. I will share my goodies from there tomorrow...stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

My Favorite Store

One of my all time favorite stores is the Paper Source. I have to visit everytime I'm in Boston. Here are a few of my purchases...some beautiful papers, notecards and a kit to make a journal. I am going to try my hand at covering the journal with some of the paper. I'll let you know how it turns out.
Tomorrow...more of the goodies I acquired on my journey...stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A new beginning...

Spring has finally sprung here in Western NY. It is time for a new beginning...some spring cleaning, organizing and new projects...stay tuned.

I just spent the weekend in Boston with my daughter. For Christmas she bought me tickets to see Wicked. It was wonderful! Don't miss it if you get the chance to see it. We had a great time...we shopped and ate out and did a lot of walking. Tomorrow I will show you some of the things that I bought.