Sunday, July 27, 2008

Bethany's having a party and your invited!

What was your age when you first discovered your love of yarn? What (or who) was it that introduced you to all that fibery goodness?

I think I was about 8 or 9 my Mom used to knit, I always loved watching her. She was very patient trying to teach me how to knit, but it wasn't until I was married and on my own that I really took up the needles and have been knitting ever since.

2. If you could sit down with anyone in the world to have a little knit along, who would it be?

All of the wonderful friends that I have met in the loom class.
3. What is your favorite comfy place or position in which to work with yarn?

I really don't have a favourite place, just pick up the loom and sit down wherever.

4. Like our heroin in the story below, do you ever dream about soft fuzzy goodness? Or how to do a particular technique you’d never thought of while awake?

I always dream about learning new techniques and different stitches.

5. What type of loomer/knitter/crocheter are you? Do you like long involved projects, or quickies full of fast satisfaction?

I like looming both type of projects.

6. Have you ever guiltily postponed dinner due to your involvement with a project?

I plead guilty to this, more than once!!!

7. What is your ultimate goal in your yarn life?

To live life to fullest and always be patient and caring to others.

8. Do you have a favorite snack you like to munch while working with yarn?


9. What is your all time most favorite yarn tool/accessory that you absolutely could not live without?


10. What is your favorite movie?

Gone with the wind.

11. What is your favorite book as an adult…and what was yours as a child?

Black Beauty as a child and Sylvia Brown books as an adult.

12. What are you working on right now with your yarn?

I working on Christmas decorations for the grandchildren.

13. Is there a special project that you’ve been just dying for someone (or yourself) to design?

A lacy looking sleeveless summer top.

14. Did someone invite you to join in on the party today?

Learned about it from the group messages.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

These are my other three finished afghan blocks from the loom class. I am behind in doing the class projects, but hopefully when if feel up to it I will get caught up with them.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Today my mother passed away. I will always love and miss her, but I know that she is at peace and watching over us. I Love You Mom.


A Mother's love is something
that no on can explain,
It is made of deep devotion
and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish
and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it
or take that love away . . .
It is patient and forgiving
when all others are forsaking,
And it never fails or falters
even though the heart is breaking . . .
It believes beyond believing
when the world around condemns,
And it glows with all the beauty
of the rarest, brightest gems . . .
It is far beyond defining,
it defies all explanation,
And it still remains a secret
like the mysteries of creation . . .
A many splendoured miracle
man cannot understand
And another wondrous evidence
of God's tender guiding hand.

~Helen Steiner Rice~

In Loving Memory of My Mother
November 29, 1909 - July 12, 2008

When I Must Leave You

When I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years
But start out bravely with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out, your hand in comfort and in cheer
and I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
for I am waiting for you in the sky!

Helen Steiner Rice

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I am so excited I received my looms from CinDWoods Crafts with the gift certificate that I won in the Loom Class Contest. I have already started a hat and some slippers. I really like these looms, they are easy to work with and feel much lighter than the knifty knitters. I got an assortment of different sizes and gauges as you can see from the picture below. I know that I will be making a lot of projects with these looms and will be ordering other looms when I have the extra funds to do so. I was really impressed, chose and ordered the looms that I wanted and they were delivered to my door six days later. Now I just have to find the time to start and finish all the projects that I have going around in my head and on my looms (l0l).

Right now, I am looking after three of my grandchildren, ages 4, 5 and 8,

on and off for the summer holidays, so my looming projects have kind of gotten set aside for the moment, and will get caught up when I have more time to just sit and loom, but until then, I am enjoying the time with the grandchildren.