Monday, June 26, 2006

Orgami Crane Earrings

Rebekah from Knit-Knack is collecting dog/cat blankets for an animal shelter. And in true knitters fashion is making it fun and will be giving out prizes! Myla and I made a pair of orgami Crane Earrings as a prize. Here's a photo of the pair I'm sending.

Neat huh! So I guess if you want to win these little beauties, you better get those needles a clickin' and send in some goodies for the doggies and kitties. And yes, there is a possibility that we have more.....

Friday, June 23, 2006

Not much knitting

but lots of gardening! Here's the start of the second planting of green beans. I love how you can practically watch them grow from day to day! I share a garden with two other families too. Makes gardening so much more fun. Like knitting, I enjoy the zen of weeding and transplanting and watching things grow. Here's the first planting of the green beans. I love fresh green beans! And hopefully I'll be able to freeze some for this winter.

Here's the tomatoes that I didn't start, they just volunteered. All of them. Really. And they're doing fine even. My aunt planted hot peppers so we should have plenty of tomatoes for salsa!

This is the herb garden. There's lots of lemon thyme, two rosemary, oregano, Mother of Thyme (no I don't know why it's called that, I just like it), and there are two types of basil. Mixed in with the oregano are more volunteer tomatoes. I left them there cause it just seemed natural.

The brilliant green in front of the herbs are the 4 O'clocks. It's too early in the day to give you a photo of them but when they bloom it's quite the sight to see. I was told that people walk down our street in the evenings to see them. What a nice pat on the back!

By the way, if any of you want your own 4 O'clocks send me your address. When they go to seed later in September I'll send you some. But beware, even so they are annuals they re-seed themselves all over the lawn! I get to spend hours during the summer moving them back to the flower beds. And they seem to double every year!

Well, back to the needles. Later!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Fun fun fun!

Got this from Bonne Marie

is a
Bone-Eating Circus Monkey

...with a Battle Rating of 5.8

To see if your Food-Eating Battle Monkey can
defeat Genia, enter your name:

More shortly, gotta go pull weeds outta the garden. OHHHHH! I'll post a pic of the garden for you too.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Speaking of High School......

This weekend was graduation ceremony of Old Mill High School. The Fighting Patriots. The Red, White and Blue. And my son, Nik; my cousin, Chris; and their buddy, Casey. The Three Muskateers have made it through high school and even with all their differences are still fast friends. Somewhere in this vast sea of blue gowns and caps are the boys. The white side are the grrls. This graduation has struck me in a weird way and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Seems like not that long ago we were reading R.L.Stein books and making paper mache dinosaurs.

Here's a rare photo I'm hugging my boy! and he's letting me and even rarer a photo of me. ugh!

So, do you remember me mentioning that my puppy kat, Roscoe made it with the neighbor's kitty, Katrina and is now the father of really really beautiful 3 little boy kitties? Here's a pic of them with their mommy. I got to see and hold them and play with them for the first time today. I'm in kitty love!!

And because it is June and the Spectrum project color for June is blue, here's a little beauty for you..... now back to those kneedles and I'll have some knit content for later this week and some more kitty pictures to show off to you too. Really. Now go on.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Nothing Says Hell Like High School

Got hooked up to this one from Cara. Sorry, I don't have a pic to post. I'll ask my mom but don't go holding your breath. LOL!!!!

Fill in the blanks about your senior year. The longer ago it was the better.

1. Who was your best friend? Mary Ball and Julie Rausch in Germany and Mary Barber and Denise Horn in Texas

2. What sports did you play? Cross Country, track, basketball, softball, gymnastics

3. What kind of car did you drive? I didn't get to drive until the very latter part of my Senior year. It was a family car -- AMC Hornet. I totally believe that if anyone went to the car graveyard put key in the ignition it would still run today!

4. It's Friday night, where were you at? Football game, baseball game. Or sitting on a roof watching movies. There was a drive-in not far from my house. The houses were being built but gave the best view. Church's Fried Chicken, 6-pack of Coke, Lays potato chips, and chocolate chip cookies! Those were good times.

5. Were you a party animal? No.

6. Were you considered a flirt? Not really, I was more of a prankster. Filled the Capt of the Football Teams little VW with Rice Krispies. He left his sunroof open and it just seemed like a fun thing to do!

7. Ever skip school? Yes, but I had to call my mom to warn her first.

8. Ever smoke? Yes.

9. Were you a nerd? No, I was a jock and an artist.

10. Did you get suspended/expelled? No.

11. Can you sing the Alma Mater? Can't really sing at all!

12. Who was your favorite teacher? Mr. Reilly, he was also the CC and Track coach. Looked like a lepracun. Miss McKee, English and English Lit. She made writing papers interesting and loved lemon drops.

13. Favorite class? English first, and Humanities.

14. What was your school's full name? Austin High School. If you're ever in El Paso you can see a giant "A" on the mountain. We used to carry bell jars up the mountain with oil and light them for home games. Quite a sight to see.

15. School mascot? Panther

16. Did you go to Prom? Yes I went to my junior and senior proms. Didn't have a date for the Senior Prom until 2 days before. And then I even made my dress.

17. If you could go back and do it over, would you? NO!

18. What do you remember most about graduation? When the ceremony was over and everyone was tossing their hats in the air I remember seeing my dad's face way up in the seats. He shook his head and I kept my hat in my hand.

19. Favorite memory of your senior year? Our class trip was to DisneyLand in California. I was terrified of falling asleep on the bus and stayed awake the whole drive there and back....but fell asleep on the "Small World" ride.

20. Were you ever posted up on the senior wall? huh?

21. Did you have a job your senior year? Just babysitting and lawn work.

22. Who did you date? Didn't.

23. Where did you go most often for lunch? My senior year I hung out in the Art Room. I always had a project going on, or was helping out someone else with theirs. Unless it was track season, then you could find me on the track running laps.

24. Have you gained weight since then? Yes.

25. What did you do after graduation? I was a cook at the Golf Club on the base. I had the dinner and early morning shifts to pay for college. Then I was transferred to waitress at the NCO Club.

26. When did you graduate? 1979.

Thursday, June 01, 2006


Okay, back from the library and here is how the reading list is going to look for the next two weeks or so:

James D. Doss
The Shaman Sings
Grandmother Spider

Ngaio Marsh
Artists in Crime

Max Allen Collins
Majic Man
Damned in Paradise

Carole Nelson Douglas
Irene's Last Waltz

Gregory Maguire
Son of a Witch

Okay, so Wicked and Son of a Witch are not mysteries but I've been wanting to read them for a while and now just seems like the right time. How is your reading list shaping up?

Back to the kneedles.

p.s. Yes, some of the books I picked up are on tape. It makes it easier to knit at the same time. Also, we got our photoless problem worked out! YEA!!

Man of Steel

Okay with a title like that it should really get the ol' Google a rolling today! Actually the point of the title is a bit of trivia. On this very day (June 1st)in 1938 the first Superman comic was published. And he doesn't look a day over 28!

Today is also the start of the Summer Reading Challenge. So I'll be off to the Library to pick up some mysteries to give today a proper kick off! My challenge is two mysteries a week and all my reading materials will mainly be from the Public Library cause those guys need to stay in business too. It's important to support your PL. I will put up a list of reading/listening materials when I return.

Knitting? Yes! Loads! I'm surrounded by baby bonnets, baby socks, and mitts. I've had a lot of fun designing these little gems.

Lets not talk about photos. Sore subject.....

Later tater.