Monday, October 30, 2006

It's been a long time

WOW, it has been a long time since I posted. A lot has happened in the past few months. In May Pati was diagnosed with liver cancer. It was too far advanced by the time she started having symptoms and on September 21, 2006 she was gone. Too fast, too soon.

Shortly after Pati's diagnosis my other daughter and her husband found out they would be moving back to Michigan. Fortunately they sold their home quickly and they moved home and having been living with us. In July they added a little girl to their family, a new grandaughter and I get to see her every day!!! Them living here has worked out very well. I can not imagine going through everything this last month without them here.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

New bag/purse

What started out as a give away ended up being a fantastic trade. I received some wool yarn and made this bag. My daughter has claimed it as her own. I couldn't believe how well it felted. I'm pretty sure I have enough yarn to make me one too.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Felted Purse

I've made my first felted purse. I really like it. I cannot wait to make another.


Thursday, February 02, 2006


Our family has been going to a Fish & Chips restaurant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada since I was probally about 8 yrs old, almost 40 years!!!! This is what theirs looks like. When my daughter comes home from Pennsylvannia we MUST go there for dinner. This is a picture of one order of 'chips' and 5 pieces of fish. We took this picture to send to my friends sister in California. This place also has the most awesome chocolate shakes.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Grandmothers Flower Garden

I've been working on a Grandmothers flower garden afghan. This is being made with scraps and odd skeins. Much of the yarn I inherited from my mother.

I have added an additional row around each hexagon to make them a bit larger. I'm not sure what color I will put around each flower. I'll decide that once I have all the flower petals and centers completed.