Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Come End of 2010!

Well this has been an interesting to say the least.  I have been battling depression and trying to get things pulled to gether for our move to FL.  The VA has been pulling us through the wringers, but praise God we have had victories along the way as we continue to move forward.  The first house we bid on we found out that we were the high bidder but the bank decided to foreclose on the owners instead.  Then we spotted another home in a nice area with "big" kitchen and a garden tub and separate shower in the master.  Our bid was accepted and then about a week into the deal the realtor called and said there was trouble with the title.  So now we have decided to lease for awhile in FL and then we can take our time finding the right home that the Lord has for us.  Sometimes we make plans and God laughs, because his plan is bigger and better for us.

Christmas was nice at midnight on Christmas morning I sang Happy Birthday to Jesus, I know you think I am crazy but that is something that I started doing.  I have decided to invite the Lord into the activities of my day and when I do this I find I have less pain and I can get more done.  There are a few people that we will miss when we leave TX.  One special friend is Enid our post lady she is just so awesome, if we have packages she brings them to the door and rings the bell so we know that we havev packages and even puts the mail with then for us.  She is just great always goes above her duties.  I mean she could just put a notice in our box and we'd have to drive to the post office and stand in a long line waiting to pick them up.  With things being tight this year we still wanted to give her something special.  So I decided to make a Peach Blackberry cobbler and cookies for her and her family.  We gave it to her yesterday and she was so happy.

I love to do things like this for peole and also knit them things and so forth. this year I've done quiet a bit of knitting as you can see:  The first one is of the back of a "big" slochy beret that isi of my own design that I knitted for a swap.

 This is the back view of the beret that is going to my friend Beverly Ann, who lives in Surrey, BC where it can get very cold in the winter months.
 This is the side view of her hat.
 This blue one I have not decided who will get this one as of yet.  I might send it to my friend Lina in the Netherlands.  I mailed a shrug to her 2 years ago and she never received it so I might take another chance and send this one to her this year.
I love the way that the decreasing makes a swirl pattern on the back of the beret.
 This here is the front of the beret I designed.  Yep as you can see I am still struggling with my damn weight.  I just wish they would stop all the games and just schedule my  surgery and get it over with. 

Anyway I need to get some sleep but I want to finish the movie first. I am watching the American with George Clooney. The house is quiet even hubby is not snoring tonight :-). Well I hope to make another entry into this blog before the new year begins. I really need to get myself back into blogging.
So it is later gator for now!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Curve/bump in the Road ~ When we make plans God Laughs

Well we're still packing and stacking, Friday they come to take pictures and then we'll see.  We might take another trip to FL to look at other property.  It seems that after 17 days of waiting the bank has decided to let the propertry foreclose and not accept out offer or the other couples offer.  So we are searching again and have found another potential that is quite a bit lower that what we bid on the other place.  Has more square footage and with what we save what we get from selling this place we can have a screened in room and pool built.  So we are excited, we never know what the Lord will do for us and it just amazes me because this new option seems better and it is exactly 2.5 miles and a six minute drive from Sista's house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  WooHoo yes Lord thank you Jesus!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Packing packing oh my lol

Well it is official we are headed for Ocala, FL. We put our bid in for our new home, we saw it last month and when we walked in to do a walk through it was like we were finally "home". A place where we can grow deep roots. God is good and the doors are opening for us. Yes we have had a few obstacles but it is amazing, cause when God says this is it and go you step out in faith and trust him and man things are just popping an falling into place. Plus the interest rate we got is 1.5 - 2 pecent lower that what we are paying here. The home is bigger, better designed and the kitchen, everything is in the right place!! The pool area is screen in and we can have a run right off of the pool area for the dogs so they can enjoy the out of doors more (Rita will love that). Michael will have plenty of space he needs for his trains and hotwheel collection. He has already been talking to some of his friends who live in FL and they are so excited that he will be tops 2 hours or lest away from them. Plus I will be about 10 minutes away from sista which is just awesome. It has been 6 years of hell in respect to being so far from here, we've always been less than 20 minutees away an noiw the 6 years of draught so to speak is ending. We'll be able to have tea by the pool and discuss the scriptures and sermons of Pastor Tim. We'll be able to do some powerful praying as well as having an afternoon tea and BBQ's for friends to come and share good food and friends time. The Lord has let us now that our time and season in TX is now over an he is sending us to the next level in our journey and next chapter in our lives and man is it exciting Praise God!!!!!!!

The above is the kitchen notice that I have 2 deep draws that will hold my pots and pans!!!! No more standing on tippy toes to reach things thank you Jesus!!

This is part of the pool area, we'll be getting a white fence or a pressure treated one put up to keep our little dogs in and other dogs out.

This is looking down into the family room. The sliders lead to the pool and the 3rd bathroom. There are also sliders in the formal dining room to the pool and also access from the master bedroom as well. We just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I am back to packing now, will post more pictures of our new home is the up coming entries.
Have an awesome Labor Day and week y'all!
CW :-)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wow April is almost gone

Boy how the months have been flying by lol. I have been busy between voluteering for the rodeo livestock in March and learning how to weave. I went to my first WOW meeting on Apr. 1 and it was great. WOW stands for Weavers Out West. Thursday night 4/15 is guild meeting and I am going. I am going to run for the office of membership. They have an opening and I believe I can do the job! I have also started a new blog called It is dedicated to my weaving. So now it is official I am now a multi-tasking fiber artist lol. Boy if I had a camera I'd have a priceless picture. Michael is sleeping, Rita is curled up on her pillow sleeping, Angus is at the foot of the bed sleeping and McKinley is curled up behind me sleeping. I just need to get some sleep and then I will feel better. I need to wind a warp for the baby wolf, and then dress Camelita in the Magic Carpet ride warp that is long enough for 2 scarves to be woven. Well I should drink my herbal tea and turn the light out and sleep. Tomorrow is another day!
Night for now!


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another week done ~ Spin like the Wind

On the Cocobolo spindle I am spinning up a yummy blend of 80/20 merino/tussah in colorway called Venetian that I purchased I believe from Frecklefaced girl. I got a littl over 7 ounces. I just love the colorway. I was going through that blues/greens mode lol. This is what it is looking like.

Well I am going to start to spin this awesomely beautiful, yummy squishy soft fiber. It is a 50/50 blend of camel and tussah silk that I purchased from Far Out Farms at the Januaru Spin-in that was held in Destin, FL last month. The colorway is called Starbirth and I purchased 2 - 2 oz. containers of this color. I think I will make a nice lace scarf to wear. I did spin a little up on the Kundert but I feel that the spindle is a little too heavy at 1.4 ounces. So I will spin it up using my traditional wheel.

It is 3:27 Saturday morning and I still have to do a little knitting on my lace bed socks that are entered in the Team Bluemoon Ravelypics team Hockey Socks. I need to take another picture to post on ravelry of the socks. Anyway I need to post picture of my weft colors for my first weaving project. I am hoping to have my first lesson on Tuesday. Well will have pictures later today from the Train Show we're going to see later today in Houston!! Have a wild an crazy, but safe and warm weekend y'all!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Winter Swap from Rainbow Swap Group

Below is the picture that shows the detail of the Alpaca Bed Socks that I am knitting for the Team Bluemoon for the 2010 Ravelypics. I have to have them done by the end of the closing ceremonies. I am using Bluemoon med. weight Water Wave yarn in the colorway called "Hot Flash" which reall explains the phase of life I am going through now lol. The 2nd picture shows the actual color.

This is what McKinley did to a custom made detal guard. How she got it I could not tell you but tht is what I found and boy was I ripped. Thank goodness that the VA has an excellentdental clinic so I will call them Tuesday to see if they came make another for me. It really helped knock out the headaches I was waking up with in the mornings.

Well look at the goodies I got in this swap from Moosh on ravelry:

The sock yarn is something that I will be asking her where she got it so I can get another skein of it. It's called Stardust colorway is Sea Salt Spray by Dream in Colr. Oh it is so squshy and soft! It was a great swap package too! Well it is damp raw and raining yet again, though earlier the sun was out and it was a "warm" 57. I truly hope tht it warms up a bit more this weather is like what I was dealing with in RI lol. Anyway I hope that this week will be a good one and that we'll get some news about our hearing soon. Well time to go and do some more knitting before calling it a night.
Peace y'all,

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

February the 2nd Month of 2010

Well so far this has been a good month, I am having a great time spinning up all that awesome fiber that I got at the Spin-in held in Destin, FL. What an incredible group of people I had the privilege of meeting and spinning with. Next year we'll have a bvetter time because we will be arriving 2 days before and staying 2 days after the event. This way we will be able to enjoy the beach and some of the local eateries and shops in town. Just look at this bag of yummy fiber and the 2 new spindles I purchased. The fiber is 925 grams of Polwarth. The fleece was dyes these beautiful colors called Ashes of Roses. This fiber came from Francine of Rovings which is in Canada. I already have one 9"-inch bobbin spun up and a 2nd bobbin already started. I also brought more of her fiber but in roving form.

This fiber below is 4.5 ounces of a 85/15 blend of shetland mohair blend in medium blue color. I think this would make some nice socks, or maybe a nice hat. I got this fiber as a gift from Kim at Far Out Farm. She had some incredible fiber I was ever so supportive by purchasing "A LOT" of it. I am talking beautiful Chasing Rainbow Colors and some outstanding dyed Camel/Tussah blend. I purchased 2 Star Birth packages and 1 Opal. This fiber spins up nicely on a spindle but I am going to try it on the wheel to see how it looks and feels. This fiber will be for a beautiful lave scarf.

This bowl is now filled with silk hankies and two rovings on the right from RiversEdge Weaving Studio. Carol and Debb have some incredible fiber and she even offers a sheet that explains in detail the fibers and blends that they use and their benifical qualities. They're awesome and lots of fun too lol. I am looking forward to spinning up some of their fiber. the fiber to the left is Chasing Rainbows Shell Box a 50/50 Merino/Tussah blend. This tiome around I am finding that I am buying more "Quality" versus quantity.
This bowl of fiber is filled mostly with high end and luxury blend fiber. AThe 2 rather vibrant rovings are from Dicentra and they are just awesome in one of my favorite fibers BFL. Lisa's dyeing is just vibrant, rich deep and clear, these two colorways Pilneer and Elowyn are just the bomb as our oldest granddaughter would say. I think they'll make some really happening socks!!

This is one of the Ravelry woman whose group I was part of and spun with. Look at this beautiful wheel, it is just awesome. I had such fun and fiber people are really awesome. I felt like I had known a lot of them for a long time, I think I spent about a good deal walking around and talking as I did spinning. In my next post I will have more fiber to share and also I'll strt posting pictures of the great place that we stayed at. We have an awesome view of both the pool and the beach being on the 10th floor and all.

Well my friends I need to recharge the batteries and hopefully I will have some good news from one of my new friends regarding selling my stitch markers. Well I will say ado to you all until tomorrow ;-)