28 April, 2008
The original used one of the round nylon netting "scrubbies". I couldn't find these at first (how weird!); and so used a scouring pad. I stitched around the pad and then began to crochet.
26 April, 2008
We stopped in last night on the way to our place in Temple. While we were waiting for our order of steamed Korean dumplings, I saw this sign -- which never fails to make me laugh!
I thought I would share it!
25 April, 2008
It only took about 20 minutes & it only hurt a little teensy bit!
If you are in the Upstate, here is the website for The Blood Connection:
If you are elsewhere... check out where to give locally!
18 April, 2008
I used the rectangle magenta Knifty Knitter Loom to knit this bag; and then trimmed it with single crochet.
I worked this from the bottom up... and discovered that the "roll" you get when binding off could be used as extra cushioning for the handles.
I am so glad that Bi-Lo uses blue bags now!
17 April, 2008
It was made using the yellow Knifty Knitter Long Loom. I made this free form (no pattern); and used acrylic (Red Heart Super Saver, I think) yarn from my yarn stash. I used acrylic for the doggie sweater for easy care.
Once I figured out how to bind the "arm holes", the project was fairly easy. I completed this sweater in a day.
I think Jubal looks quite handsome in his new sweater!
08 April, 2008
07 April, 2008
Sometimes on we sleep in on Sunday mornings... then we get up, get ready & head over to Saffron, the best all around Indian restaurant in Greenville!
To visit Saffron's website: http://www.saffrongreenville.com/
Saffron has very good food, which is always beautifully presented. We have taken folks there who have never had Indian food... and everyone seems to find something to enjoy.
Although Saffron is our family favorite, I also enjoy Swad, which is a very small vegetarian restaurant. In my very humble opinion, Swad is like going over for a home-cooked meal... nothing fancy... just good food! (Swad's website: http://www.swadvegetarianrestaurant.com/)
If you are in Greenville, you should check these spots out! Maybe I will see you there!
Last year, for my birthday, Sugar Daddy gifted me with quarter-season tickets (for 4) for our local minor-league team, The Greenville Drive, which is affiliated with the Boston Red Sox. We enjoyed it so much that we decided to renew the tickets this year for our anniversary.
(The family that watches baseball together...well, you know the rest!)
To visit the team's website: http://www.greenvilledrive.com/
this picture was taken from http://www.ballparkwatch.com/ website
Greenville does a great job supporting the team, I think. A lot of people turn out... it's a pretty good way for families to enjoy a night out... very kid-friendly! All the kids seem to love our mascot, Reedy Rip It!
( http://www.greenvilleonline.com/ )
We took on the Kannapolis Intimidators, gave a good fight; but ultimately lost! so sad
Here are a few of my shots, taken with a camera phone... so please excuse the quality.
Sugar Daddy and I just love baseball! Can't wait until the next game... Maybe we will even win!
05 April, 2008
Wall Hanging: Day of the Dead #1 ( I know, it's a little early... or is it a little late? oh well...)
How awesome a suprise is that? But what to do? what to do? I wanted to send something back in appreciation... and who doesn't enjoy a suprise in the mail? so I decided to make her a small wallhanging (less than a foot long).
This is how it started out... 2 eyes and a nose... Doesn't look like much there, does it?
started to add the skull around to give some sculptural properties to it...
here is Sugar Daddy modeling it for me...
a close-up of some of the beads... this one represents the belief that the departed souls are butterflies...
the beads on the "hanging part"
this is the back of the wallhanging... i put a handprint (my signature, i guess... i just love the handprint!) on the back... to cover some of the not-so-pretty parts!
and then i attached one of my moo cards... love, love, love those things!
What do you think about this piece? Comments are always welcome...