Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Friday, April 25, 2008

'Nuff Said?

With the warm weather finally among us...LD and I have been extremely busy!! I have lots to post about so stay tuned. I'll get to it soon! Biggest news is I'm no longer at McD's. We decided to call it quits as there is just too much drama for me and hubby is back to making the big bucks with plenty of OT this summer. I'll miss the job in some ways but not in all the others! I'll have more details next time.

Happy knitting!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

April Already??

It hardly seems like spring at all around here. Granted the snow is finally melting but we've had the weirdest weather! Huge blustery gusty winds and then big fluffy chunks of snow that melt within a day of falling. I had been hoping to see some spring buds out but no such luck yet. Maybe if this crud ever completely melts, I'll be able to see some perky spring flowers. LD loves it. It's finally warm enough for him to go outside and play. He's been driving his wagon up and down the driveway and running it into the melting snowbanks. He was out helping Grampa the other day sweep the driveway. Of course the broom was too big for him!

I'm heading off to register my beautiful new car tomorrow. We're opting for vanity plates - which I've never had. I'm still trying to come up with a suitable moniker for her. I'm drawn to Sylvie but not committed to it yet.

On the sticks I have several projects going. I ordered some beautiful Rowan Big Wool in the Flirty colorway for a French Girl Fantine that I'm going to knit for my sister as a late birthday present. She's home from college on May 9th so I have plenty of time. Also, I'm still working away on the socks and, just recently started, a baby blanket with lacey edging made with Debbie Mumm by JoAnn in Robin's Egg Blue. Not so sure about this pulls and wrinkles up when held with any kind of tension. At least it's a blanket it's being used for! I wanted something simple to try doing lace work. On the hook I have yet another cotton Granny Square dishcloth. I still intend to do that tote bag I went on about several posts ago. Also I knit and felted a hot pink heart for a girlfriend. Now I'm debating on whether I should invest in some needle felting tools so I can needle felt a design in the heart. I probably will as the tote bag pattern suggests needle felting an appliqué.

Mc'Ds is the usual mix of drama and actual work. It's been getting busier lately so the drama has taken a back seat to work. I like it this way better. The whole night isn't devoted to who's doing who anymore! I think I'm making some good friends despite the drama involved.

Got to run...hubby's cleaning up LD's daily mess and I'd love to just sit with him and watch some DVR'd shows and hold hands - awwwww!!!!

Happy Knitting!

Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris