Monday, August 27, 2007

Wonderful words

Two things that were said yesterday that caused my heart to almost burst with delight:

1. We went to the beach yesterday with two of my son's and 2 grandsons who are 3 and 4! For the first time this summer, they saw a boardwalk which has recently been built and as we walked toward the water, my grandson took my hand and looked up at me and said, "Nonnie, I love your hand." Brought tears to my eyes. He is a fantastic little boy and I love him dearly.

2. My other son and his wife came over. His wife is starting college this week and is feeling a bit overwhelmed with the work load. She has a small part-time job and asked my son if he thought she could continue to work and get all of her assignments done. He looked at her lovingly and said, "Remember, I told you if you thought it was too much that I wanted you to quit your job and just go to school." He hates working so it was a generous statement - I know he loves her.


Monday, August 20, 2007


Finally, I have taught myself how to crochet - well at least the basics. I read on someone's blog that in the beginning, it is more about the process than the final product. Thankfully, that is true. I only have one final product and two in the making.

The multicolored (red, green, blue, eetc) yarn was used to create a scalloped scarf. It is completed and gave me courage to try some other patterns. The teal blue strip in the back is going to be a lap blanket for my daughter (who is 28) - I tried to get her to let me make it a scarf as well and she refused. The baby colors is the most ambitious project I have tried with many different stitch changes. It is going well and by the time any babies are announced and delivered, I should have it completed. I wish that I had used a larger seems that tightness of stitches is a common problem for beginners. I think my next project will have to be the granny square because the options are endless after that!

Now all I want to do is crochet and read, not together of course, so I wish that someone would make me or my husband independently wealthy so I could buy tons of lovely yarn and play all day! If anyone has a good internet site to purchase yarn, please let me know.


Saturday, August 11, 2007

mutterings 2

  1. Voyage :: Maiden

  2. Patricia :: Cornwell, who I don't read; with her new breasts, quite happy

  3. Transformation :: metamorphosis

  4. Vocabulary :: standardized or bastardized

  5. San Francisco:: be sure to wear some flowers in your hair cause you're gona meet some gentle people there

  6. Edward :: Scissorhands

  7. Sawyer :: Tom or Lost

  8. Literary :: criticism

  9. Tiger :: Lily, nickname

  10. Seal :: Kiss from a rose

I think I am about to get this = harder to rein in my answers this week.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings

  • Voices :: calling
  • Have to :: get this shit squared away
  • Machine :: quilting is easier
  • Seventh grade :: first real kiss
  • Beach :: Baby
  • Roommate :: thank goodness that is over
  • Cyclone :: wind
  • Theater :: The Wizard of Oz
  • Pregnant :: Steve dreamed I was, now we both share the same impossible dream
  • Phoebe :: mean aunt on All My Children

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