Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Well, maybe not the exact ones, but the llamas are from Homestead Gardens and so is my yarn. I can't wait to knit some scarves for presents. So I found a large tube of the dark chocolate yarn and a cake of the golden brown - all for $7 at the thrift store. Yippee!!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Luna Moth (Actias luna)
Wing-span: 8-12 cm
Distinguishing features: Bright green coloration with long "tails" on hind wings.
Host plants: Wide range of trees and shrubs including: alder, willow, cherries (Prunus sp.) and birch. Paper birch seems to be a favourite food.
This moth is found in North America from east of the Great Plains in the United States to northern Mexico and from Ontario eastward through central Quebec to Nova Scotia in Canada.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Yesterday, AJ took me across the bridge to purchase this dream machine. I am the luckiest quilter in the world. AJ really racked up the points on this one. He even went back to the shop to get me the special patchwork foot.
I cannot wait to get home from work and use it.
Love you AJ
Friday, February 6, 2009
This was the best day - January 24th.
AJ and I got up early and had breakfast at Jimmy's. Off to Rehoboth Beach for the outlets. I had to return some items to VF and do a little shopping. Next, we stopped in at Sea Needles in Bethany Beach. It is a yarn shop that sells different needlework. The lady inside gave me a pattern for slipper socks on size 5 dp needles. She was so helpful. After this sock purchase, I dropped off AJ at the Waterman's Convention in Ocean City. I drove back up to Fenwick Island and visited the yarn shop there. I bought size 2 16" circular needles and a "crab" cross stitch kit.
I brought my camera out when I hit the boardwalk at OC. The Salty Yarn shop did not have much yarn, but beautiful, beautiful needlework kits! I managed to purchase another crab crossstitch.
After the convention, AJ very kindly took me to Lewes to another yarn shop where I bought bulk sock yarn and some camo sock yarn made in Germany. AJ wanted to stop at tackle and bait shop which eventually we found. I went inside and started to look at the merchandise. Do you believe this! They sold salon products - Scruples - what a find.
After a quick grocery shopping at the WalMart in Seaford (where I found February's free quilt pattern), we went back to Jimmy's for a crab cake dinner.
Is this the perfect day or what!!!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I am in such a good mood today since it is Friday and pay day and we are going to the ocean tomorrow. AJ is attending the Waterman's convention and I am along for the ride to shop. I have the day mapped out. Can't wait.
I have to include a picture of our dogs. They are very "scraggly" - epecially Scrappy, well maybe Lily too.
They are sleeping on a huge dog bed that is covered with a quilt I made. Lily does not like it when I take the quilt off to wash it.
I made the quilt back in September, 2003 during Hurricane Isabelle. I think it is the ugliest thing - I blame it on the low pressure - but the dogs love it.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
1 box of angora/wool yarn - 8 balls brown & 8 balls black. The balls were made in France for Lee Wards and are 1/4 oz each. All for $5.00.
I also found a FireWare bowl, 2 Creative Circle stretch & stitch bars, 4 novels, & a BH&G Crocheting and knitting book, table clamps to use for quilting, a package of rayon embroidery floss, a hand calligraphy picture mat, and a Williamsburg apple form. The total spent was less than $20.00.
This afternoon is going to be spent taking down and putting away Christmas decorations, quilting, and some knitting later tonight.
Most important - RAVENS game at 4:30 - a must watch.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
I have been in such a good mood this year. I hope it lasts a long time. I started a knitting class! I hope I can get through the project.
My quilting retreat is coming up. I am going with AJ to Ocean City to the Waterman's Convention. I love my new office. Life is good.
I am still working on my resolutions. I will post them the next time I can squeeze out a few minutes.