Friday, February 27, 2009

Well I'm back again! Miss me? course ya did! Yesterday I went out for lunch with some of my buds. We went to a Greek restaurant and it was very good food and the company was wonderful. We are going to try to get together in March again.

After lunch I went with my friend Kathy to get some baby clothes at consignment yard sale type thingy. They had anything you might need for babies and toddlers. I helped her pick out some great clothes for her grandbaby. I have posted a picture before of Megan on here see below. It was fun looking at all the little bitty clothes and was especially great since I wasn't spending any of my money to do it :) lol.

After we were done Kathy dropped me off at my car and on the way home I stopped at Big Lots. They had some Looza juice so I got some of that. You never know what you are going to find when you go in.

I have taken some new photos. I think I am finally getting the hang of the digital camera although you have to forgive some of the pics as we are having overcast weather here. Today it has been raining. I went down to get the mail and pick up my morning paper and yes the paper was soaked again. The plastic they have covering it always seems to leak. Anyway here are some pics.

The first one is of an African violet I got for cheap at Home Depot. It is different from my other one that I have. Can't have too many plants. Well maybe if there is nowhere to sit or stand you should back off on the plants but other than that...

The next two are of our seedlings. These have gotten big enough to be out of the little domed house they were in and be put out on the windowsill in our kitchen. We just got another set of seed pellets so another 72 seedlings!

Here are two pics of a little beaded purse I did some time ago. As you can see it needs finished with a lining and a cord handle. It is beaded with delicas.

Here is a pic of the socks I did for myself. These were the first pair of lacy ones I did. The picture isn't true to the colors though sorry about that. They are blue, gray and white Opal. They have been very long wearing and although I wasnt too crazy about the color after I was finished I just love them. They go with a lot of different colors.

This is a pair I started for myself but found the pattern did not stretch enough for my fat ankles :( so my husband said that he would wear them. He has such little chicken and loves bright colors. I need to get a pic on here of him wearing the hat I made him. He even went to the yarn store and picked out the colors.

These are some of his purple socks. They are very soft.

These are his blue multi-striped ones.

And these are the austermann ones that I call his autumn socks. Love those fall colors.

And this is the last photo for today. This is a little MP3 player sock I made out of some sock remnants. It is a very soft blue varigated. It even has a little pocket for the earphones. I need to put a cord on it but it works quite well protecting it and the cords from curious kitties.

Well that's all for now hope to have more later this next week to talk about.


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sunny day today!

Yes I really need to start doing this more often. Life just seems to be getting in the way though. ;0) Since this blog is supposed to have knitting on it, here is a pic of some socks I finished a while back. They were made with leftovers that I purchased on Ebay. Nothing fancy just plain socks. I made them over a year or two ago and they are holding up really well. The bottom part is Austermann step but I'm not really sure what the top is.

I will try to take pics of the other things I have made now that I have figured out my camera working with Vista.

On the 2nd of February I took these pics...

This is our spinach garden, lol. I just wanted everyone to see it does actually snow here. This is our accumulation which lasted oh about a couple of hours before the sun melted it.

This is a pic outside my backdoor. See the snow? wooohooo! Good thing I dont have to drive to work huh? Course everyone was at the grocery store the night before this big storm getting bread and milk. You think I'm kidding but I'm totally serious.
Well all for now here in Alabama.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

It's been over a week

Sorry about that. I just didnt have much to write about I guess. On the 29th I went out to lunch with my co-workers. We went to Rosie's Mexican Restaurant. The music was very interesting. Mexican rap is just not right somehow. But we had a nice time although it was so noisy we had a hard time hearing each other. The food was very good and they even had vegetarian selections which I dont remember seeing the last time we were there. I got the spinach enchaladas. They were excellent. Some of the gang has given up the diet sodas which is great and are feeling much better and losing weight. Wish I could say that's what my problem is :( but I have no excuse for be so heavy other than just being too lazy to exercise. Today dh is out rototilling the new beds for vegetables. I ordered seeds from Bob's tomatoes and they finally came. I dont know about growing tomatoes from seeds but we'll see what we can do. We will probably plant some grapes this year too. The blueberries last year were so good. You just cant get the flavor from store bought.

On the knitting front, I'm still working on those darn OD soldier socks and started knitting another set of socks for myself. I will try to post some pics if I can get my camera to download. Vista is such a pain. Cant wait to see what they come up with next, it's supposed to be better although that's what they said about Vista.

My one cat, Penny (seen above in my husbands lunchbox), surprised me today by jumping up on my shoulder. She's only done that one other time and scared the heck out of me. She's such a buddy to me. Luckily she's sleeping right now or I wouldnt be able to type which in my line of work can be a problem. I'm a transcriptionist and not typing kind of cuts into my The boys, Molly, Roxy and Tikki, usually sleep most of the day although if Penny is lonely she'll get Roxy up and then they wrestle. I dont have any kids so they are it and life would be very empty without them.

Well til next time keep busy and hug those around you that you love!