Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Grandpa Santa

Just a quick pix of Miles with GrandpaSanta (on his Mom's side). He wasn't the least bit scared.
Merry Christmas to you all!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Giveaway & the winner is. . . .

Today is the day of the giveaway!!!
I put all the names in the knit hat and had Hubs pick one.
The winner is JODIE!!! Yea, huzzah, woohoo!!!
Jodie, please email me (stine4115@yahoo.com).
Congrats Jodie, you will enjoy this little girl.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


I'm nearly up to 100 posts on my blog! (its only taken about 4 years - ha!)
To celebrate the (nearly) 100th blog, I'm going to have a giveway. Well, that would be if anyone enters their name.
Oh, what will be in the giveaway? I will be giving one of my knit monkeys. Her name is Fern. Have a look.
If you'd like to participate and possibly get this little girl, please leave me a comment and be sure to leave your email address or send me an email at stine4115@yahoo.com
The cutoff is Monday, Dec. 15th. So leave a comment or send me an email.
Be there or be square!


My sister and family were visiting from Wisc 2 weeks ago. Its was so nice to have them here and we had such a good time - eating out, & shopping, shopping, shopping.
Then her family drove back to Wisc. and sister stayed another week. More eating out and shopping. OH and LOTS of knitting. Sis made 4 pairs of wool knit socks for grandson Miles. I made a pair of mittens and an earflap hat for Miles. That little boy will be plenty warm this winter! Have a look.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Just a quick note to say the unpacking and trips to the Goodwill are nearly finished. Boy do I miss our old REALLY LARGE walk-in closets! But I guess if I have to store it in a closet, I probably don't need it.
Please see the latest adorable pix of our grandson Miles. He is now 10 months old and he is doing a lot of "cruising" (hanging on to furniture and walking around).
Gotta go, more thigns to unpack (yuk, crapjob).

Monday, October 27, 2008

Its all done!

You thought I meant all the boxes have been emptied and everything put away?! HA! Not pickin likely, my friends!!! No, what I refer to is that all the things that needed fixing in our place have been taken care of by the landlord and his workmen. New toilet in the master bath, new switch for the garbage disposal (thats all it was) and the faucets for the washer no longer lead (everywhere). Thanks guys! Also the new washer was delivered this morning and I've been washing lots of things and it works like a champ! Its an LG (Life's Good). Tomorrow we are going to try and get an Ohio drivers license. We'll see how that goes. I went by Hobby Lobby this afternoon (what a fun store!!!). I found a few pix for the walls. Had a look at some of the Christmas decorations. Wow, that could take hours. . . . Better go, need my sleep for the written test for a new license (I hope).

I'm sorry

I'm sorry I was less thn kind about the new owner where we now live. He has been by and has sent his plumber by to have a look-see. The plumber will be by today and replace the cracked toilet, put in a new garbage disposal and fix the leaking knob in the laundry room. Thank you owner - you are looking after things! Our things finally arrived this past Friday. How that driver ooched that 18-wheeler into the cul-d'sac I'll never know - but he did it really well. The guys got everything unloaded in about 4 hours. The furniture is all in the house and in the correct rooms. The garage is full of all the boxes and boxes and boxes. The new tv is hooked up to Directv but as yet, we haven't been able to find the Directv box. It will probably be in the LAST PICKING BOX. My sister says to find the box that looks like its the last one and look in it now. The kitchen is a complete shambles - boxes everywhere and "stuff" all over the sideboards. I'm working on the kitchen today. Its hard trying to decide where to put things. I went thru things while packing and lots went to the Goodwill. I've started another Goodwill pile of things we just don't have room for. The 2nd bedroom seems to be getting lots of boxes that "I'll go thru later". Goodgrief, this is going to take forever. I did put up some pictures yesterday. It really makes a room look finished. I took a few pixs of the chaos but I haven't been able to find the cord to hook the camera to the computer - its probably in the box with the directv box (sigh) Oh the "best" (not) thing yet. Went to do a load of wash and the washer was acting strange. Called "The Appliance Man". He came out to have a look. He asked if we had stabilized the washer before it was moved? Do what? Its a front loader and that is supposed to be done before its moved. Seems there are these large cement weights inside (for whatever reason) and the moving smashed them all to heck. When the repairman open up the front panel on the washer all these bits and pieces of cement and electronic parts fell out (that is a bad thing). He just sighed and said it would be less expensive to buy a new washer - which we did. Its being delivered today. Today I will be calling the movers to see if we can get any money for our wrecked washer. I'm not holding my breath. I better go work on the kitchen. I probably should do something with my hair before any deliverymen show up - I look a little wild right now. More later.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Why is it. . ?

OK, so we found a new place (you remember, the 4-plex). SO we got the keys from the owner. He showed us around - the garbage disposal didn't work (he'd have his guy fix it), the house had not been cleaned (he called WHOEVER and said to come by and clean the house) - We finally have moved in with a card table and two chairs (from our son's basement), we purchased one of those blowup beds - amazingly its very comfy and will be great when my sister and family come to visit (but can be put away in the closet when not needed). The garbage disposal still doesn't work and the house had not been cleaned. Well, its been cleaned now - we did it!! Why is it when the owner gets his sheckles you don't hear from him again? Creep. He seemed nice - silly me! I sent him a nice l;ittle note with a list of the things that need looking into - as yet no word from the owner. I believe our things should arrive this coming week. I called them and of course, their total still owed is not the same total I was given by the fellow who picked up our stuff 3 weeks ago - and what can you do, they have your stuff held hostage! So we will pay it - CRAP!(again) But its all worth it to be able to see our son and his wife and to hold their son Miles! He is soo sweet and cute. Of course he is smart as a whip! We stopped by a garage sale out in the middle of NO WHERE (that being Ohio or Indiana) and found a great little rocking horse for $3. Its not very tall so Miles won't get hurt on it. Did I tell you about Ohio and Indiana? No, well let me say this - the people are wonderful and friendly. The roads are long and straight and there are farms EVERYWHERE. Its either corn or soybeans and between the fields are cows, horses, some goats and some llamas and of course the farmers homes. Every so often you run into a town at the end of these long straight roads. Also on these long straight roads are a lot of roadkill. I'm asuming the dead animals are the ones being culled from the pack because they aren't smart enough to get across the road safely. I've seen possums, skunks, lots of raccoons, a few red foxes, a couple of deer, a few cats and lots of squirrels. My sister and family are coming to visit in November for Thanksgiving. We're excited for them to visit. We have several fun places to take them - like Ritters the most wonderful ice cream place - its custard ice cream - oh my, to die for!!! There is a fun antique mall in Centerville that takes several hours to walk thru and try to see everything. There is a place in Hamilton called Jungle Jims. Its the worlds largest grocery store. What a fun place. Besides the regular food stuffs, veggies, fruits, meat, frozen foods, etc. they is a huge international section. You look down an aisle and see "Indian" "Asian" "Hispanic" and whatever other nationalities. There is a kitchen gadget section that goes on forever. Pots and pans, a huge cheese section, a sushi takeout section, and more and more to see. Better go, need to see if the wax on the kitchen floor is dry. Glad that job is done! Crap-job, let me tell you.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Big Move!!

Been gone a while! We decided to sell our home and move from Oregon to Indiana. Why? you ask? We wanted to be closer to our son and his family (our only grandchild Miles). We wanted to be involved in their lives and not be the grandparents Miles aw once a year. We put our home up for sale on Friday. Sat. the realtor called and asked if he could bring someone by - eventhough the house was a shambles and not ready for anyone to see it (packing boxes everywhere!!). We said "Sure, come on over". The lady liked the house and they left. During the next week I got the house squared away and cleared all the counters so it would look as large as possible. The following Sat. (1 week later) the same lady came by and was pleased with what she saw and kept commenting on "how large" the house was. She made an offer, we countered and we hade a deal. Two weeks later we signed, got our check and 3 days later the movers hauled our things away. We loaded our car with the basics, put the dog in his car seat and away we went toward Indiana. We discovered we could only drive about 8 hours a day (about 350 miles). That was all we could handle. It took us 6 days from Oregon to Indiana. We are staying at our sons home until our things arrive. But we did find a new place to live,. Its on a cul-d'sac (sp?). Its one of a 4 plex. All on ground level. It has all the things we were looking for - air conditioning, washer/dryer hookup, & takes dogs. Most all the neighbors are retired so it should be fairly quiet. We're hoping to move in within the week. Once we're settled, I'm hoping to get back to some knitting - I've missed it.

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Just finished a knit elephant from "Knitatnoon".
He is a pretty cute fellow. What do you think?

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Garage Sale update

My neighbor has done really well and handed me an additional $36.50 this evening, for the things she was able to sell from the stuff I left in her driveway (2 chest of drawers and misc.). Thanks Pam, very kind of you! The new total is $304. How cool is that!? Way!! Hubs has been visiting with some neighbors and asking how they did with the sale. Most say "Not too well". I guess selling most things at $1, 25c, 10c was a good thing. $304 is a lot of quarters.

Garage Sale

This weekend (Fri-Sun) is the annual garage sale here where we live. Not everyone participates but its advertised in the local fish-wrap and in the fish-wrap acros the state line. We decided to take part this year. I went thru MUCH STUFF collecting for the sale. We only had a few big things - 2 bikes, 2 chest of drawers, 2 lawn chairs, 2 small tvs, a VERY heavy doll house and lots of misc crap. The sale started at 9am on Friday. I didn't sleep AT ALL Thurs. evening and finally got out of bed at 4:30 am on Friday. My mind was buzzing and wouldn't let me sleep. About 6am I started taking things out to the driveway, and I was all ready to SELL when 9am arrived. I'm sorry I didn't take pix - didn't think of it until just this morning. But there were lots of lookers and buyers. I had a lot of things marked at 25c so there was a brisk business. I didn't spend any $ at other sales near me, but did do a bit of trading with one neighbor. She got a couple of knitting books from me and I got a couple of recipe books from her. When it was all over, I didn't have a whole lot left to try to sell on Sat. & Sun. My neighbor offered to try to sell what I had left and said just put it in her driveway (so I did). I have to work Sat. & Sun. so this was very kind of her. When all was said and done (not counting what might be made Sat, Sun) the grand total for Fri. was $268. WooHoo! I was amazed, pleased and pretty well chuffed! Thank you shoppers!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


I just finished a zebra from a pattern by "Knitting at Noon". I used fun colors rather than black and white. Since zebra is for grandson Miles and he will be nearly a year old by Christmas, Miles would enjoy bright colors. I'm afraid the red looks orange but zebra is bright red and bright blue. Zebra is done in acrylic so he can be washed and dried with no ill effects.
I saw an ad on tv yesterday for a new products from Arm & Hammer. Its called Essentials cleaning products. It comes with an empty squirt bottle and small bottle of the concentrated cleaning solution. You fill the bottle with water and then add the concentrate. There are 3 flavors, All Purpose Cleaner, Window Cleaner and Cleaner/Degreaser. Then when your bottle is empty you just purchase the small concentrate and use the squirt bottle you already have. When I got groceries at Wally World this evening I purchased the cleaner/degreaser flavor. I mixed it up. Then I needed to cut up some raw bacon. My glass cutting board was a mess of grease. I got the new bottle of cleaner, squirted my greasy cutting board, pulled off 1 paper towel and wiped the cutting board. The grease was already broken down and the one paper towel cleaned the board! Best of all, the cleaners are plant based products, so besides re-using the squirt bottles, the product itself is a good thing. I just wanted to share this great product. Don't be afraid to buy it - it really works!!!

Monday, August 04, 2008


Huzzah!!! MM, 007 and troup are finally back from a rest-cure (or something). We're just glad they are all back. I think I heard something about a backyard pizza party in the near future. Be sure to mark your calendars! MM made 7 (count 'em, 7) more 007 look-alikes while on hols.
Welcome back MM!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

More hankies

Sorry its been so long since I was here last. But I have been busy - embroidering more hankies. As you can see.
I don't think I mentioned anything about our son and family coming to visit. (ooo, bad gramma)
It was so wonderful to see son, d-i-l and grandson Miles. Of course, he had grown lots and was doing way cute things.
It was very hot when they were here and even in all that heat Miles did remarkably well with all the handling he received! He is such a happy little guy.
The pix is of Grampa, son and Miles.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Lately I've been doing some embroidery on cotton hankies. I plan to give them to the women in my family for Christmas. The hankies are regular mens 100% cotton hankies. But being that size, they are actually usable - for sneezes or cleaning glasses, etc. AND much nicer on a nose than kleenex AND a "greener" reusable. Just wash (iron if you must) and its ready to use all over again. Please see the pix to the right. What do you think?

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Swap Participants

As requested (suggested) I've attached a pix of the monkey friends that have come my way from the Monkey Swap. Aren't they a fun group? There will be one more coming from Norway, later in the summer. Thanks very much for all who did a swap with me. I'm thrilled with all these cuties. I hope you like yours as well.


We have another new monkey at our house. He arrived yesterday from England. He is a very dapper little guy with his turquoise vest. He was created by Kitty Wrinkle. Didn't she do a wonderful job! He told us his name is Johnson. He seems to have settled in very nicely with the other monkeys over at the big blue chair.
Thank you Kitty, he is grand!

Monday, June 16, 2008


What fun!! I received another swap monkey today from Katy in the UK. The little girlie monkey's name is Cassie.
Isn't she a cutie. She has a flower over her ear. Her tag says she needs lots of apple juice, cookies and cheese sandwiches. Also she isn't a big fan of bananas - who knew!!
Thank you so much Katy! You did a wonderful job on her. She has a sweet face.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Parcels in the post

I just got another swap monkey in the mail. He is from Kaz over at Slightly Wonkey Crafts. Isn't he a cutie!!
He told me his name is Gordie. He is over at the blue chair, getting to know his other monkey housemates.
Also in the box was a package of assorted card decorating goodies - flowers, buttons, etc.
Thank you very much Karen. You did a great job on Gordie - he is a cutie!!


This is Forrest. He is a knit bear (looks more like a dog in the picture - maybe a schnauser)). I used #2 needles and a variegated sock yarn. The colors are all the darkers greens and such you see in the forest (thus the name).
I found the pattern for the bear and the clothes over at "the purl bee".
Below is a very fuzzy close-up of his face. I took a bunch of pix of his face but he must have been wiggling around - they were all blurry. But you can get a bit of an idea what his face looks like (more bear than dog).
OOOooo, called in this afternoon and booked our flight for November to visit our son and his family in Indiana. We
were hoping to go over Thanksgiving BUT there were no seats available. So we're going the week before Thanksgiving. It doesn't matter to me - just so we get to visit.
Miles will be 10 months old by then. What fun!!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Olivier (like Lawrence)

Just finished another monkey that will be taking part in the swap. His name is Olivier (like Lawrence Olivier). He is made from variegated autumn yarn and a nice light olive green.
I believe he may be heading out in the mail come this Monday.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Parcels in the post!

Hubs came in the house with the mail. I asked if there was anything fun. He said "There is a package for you".
A package for me, I'm not expecting anything.
OOOooo, we love parcels in the post!!!!!!
It came all the way from Australia!
After I ripped it open I found some fun things from Jodie over to RicRac. There was a very wise owl who told me his name is Owen. I love how the fabric makes him look feathery. There was also one of Jodie's keychains with some of her selvedges inside - Very cute.
There was also a lovely bookmark made from her precious selvedges. Also a passel of cutely fabric yo-yos. I may make something for the monkeys from the yo-yos.
Jodie, thank you very much! Nice work on all of them!


Howard went along today as we were driving around. He had a good time helping mom drive,
and just hanging around.
He enjoyed being in the sunshine.
It was a beautiful day today.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Monkey Swappage

OK ladies, who will be next? I have monkeys chomping at the bit here, wanting to go on a trip! They are all lined up, sitting next to the computer. Everytime I sit at the computer I'm barraged (sp?) with "Who goes next?" "It is me?" "OO, oo, pick me!!" Please let me know how you are coming along with your swap monkey. Email me at stine4115@yahoo.com Thanks P.S. antsy monkies at this end!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monkey Swappage #2!!

Yesterday I received Monkey Swap #2. He was made by Eve from Eve's Evocations in England. What a cutie! He has poseable arms and wiggly eyes. He told me his name is Rustle (rusty orange color). Eve also sent a wonderful bar of dark chocolate but alas, its not longer available for pictures. Hubs and I made short work of it.

Thank you so much Eve! He is truly adorable! I hope you have received my half of the swap. I mailed it the same day you mailed yours.

I also found a new monkey at the local Goodwill. His name is Truffle (Truff for short). He came with the stocking cap, scarf and a snowflake sweater. (put the sweater away until we get some cool weather). Isn't he a fit?!

Thanks again Eve for cutely Rustle, nice job!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Finished another monkey today. . His name is Howard and he's made of Noro yarn. He is multi-colored and quite dashing, I think.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

First Swap Arrival

Look at the cutie monkey girl that arrived today. She is from my very first (ever!) swap participant. She is from my new friend Patty in Virginia. . The little monkey girl's name is Gin. Is she adorable or what!! Don't you love her cape? You did notice the cutely matching shoes, didn't you! . After removing her cape you can see her cute chest &
tummy - there is a sparky gold leaf on it. . I believe I love this swapping thingy! 1st. You meet new people, 2nd. You get a package in the post! Everyone LOVES getting packages in the post, 3rd (& BEST) I get a NEW MONKEY!!! How cool is that!! WAY!! Thanks Patty, you did a great job making Gin! She is terribly cute!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Latest little cutie. Her name is Fern. . . If you are interested in participating in the Monkey Swap - please email me at stine4115@yahoo.com The last day to sign up is this Friday (May 23). . I sent off my first swapper monkey today to Virginia and will send a 2nd one to England tomorrow. . What fun, parcels in the mail from far away places.

Monday, May 19, 2008


Just finshed another little monkey. His name is Butters.

Zander & Merlo

I've finished 2 more monkeys for the Monkey Swap.
They are Zander and Merlo (like wine), respectively.
They are opposites of each other.
What do you think?
Remember signing up for the Monkey Swap ends this coming Friday. Don't wait too long.
Once the deadline arrives, I will put the participants names in one container and the monkeys names in another and pick one from each to see which monkey goes to which participant.
Please be sure you send me your address so I can put your monkey in the post to you. The monkeys are anxiously awaiting their trips to new climes.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Deadline for Monkey Swap

I've had a few interested Monkey Fans sign up for the swap - Who-Ray!! The deadline for signing-up for the MONKEY SWAP will be Friday May 23rd. If you want to participate, let me know ASAP. Email me at stine4115@yahoo.com Remember, you can make the monkey however you like - knit, crochet, felted, sewn - you decide. You will get a knit (or possibly a crochet) monkey from me. I have one crochet monkey that has been moping around, complaining about "everyone else gets to go on a trip". So when it comes time for picking monkeys to go with participants, maybe we'll let Peri go on a trip as well. Come on - sign-up - time is short.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Monkey Swap

I've just had a brain-wave! (Watch it now, don't be rude).
I'm not sure how many folks read this blog regularly (a few I hope!)
What I would like to do is have a SWAP - of monkeys!
If you make and send me a monkey (it doesn't have to be made of knit), I will knit one for you in return.
The monkeys I make are 6 inches tall (when sitting). (See monkey to the right). This is the type I will make to swap for the one you make for me.
A couple of ground rules:
1. Each monkey shall be made by you.
2. Each monkey shall be at least 6 inches tall (when sitting).
3. Each monkey will be fun and full of mischief!
Please let me know if you are interested in this swap and we will start the barrell (of monkeys) rolling!
What do you say - it could be way fun - a plethora of monkeys from all over the world.
Want to join in the fun!?
Contact me via email at stine4115@yahoo.com

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Teenie Tinies

I finished these guys yesterday. I think Miles will enjoy them. The pattern is free over at "Little Cotton Rabbits". I knit mine on dpn so I didn't have to do as much sewing of seams. They were easy and fairly quick to make.

Thursday, May 08, 2008


Just finished another monkey today. Her name is "Toots" (like "Tootsie Roll"). She is made with a fuzzy apricot and a fuzzy pink yarn. I'm pretty pleased with her look.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008


I've been sewing some bags. They are all cotton
with a bit of batting between the inside and outside.
I did a bit of hand stitching on the sides of this one, around the circles and added a button in the middle of the circle.
The smaller bag has a black background with autumn leaves, and fruits and pumpkins. I did some stitching on some of the leaves and along the lines of the pumpkins. This bag also has batting between the inside and outside. Also, this bag has gold sparkles on the outside. You can just see a few of them toward the middle of the bag.
I also made a few small cotton wallets and small zipper bags.
Now that I've made a few of each of these, and have tried a couple different patterns, I know which patterns I like and what I'm doing and they make up fairly quickly.
What do you think?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blogaversary Winner

Over at Trashalou was a blogaversary recently. She had a drawing and guess whose name floated to the top? Thats right - Mine! When hubs brought in the mail today there was a lovely box from far away.

Once I tore it open, this little fellow popped his head out. What a cutie monkey.

Our dog, Harry Barker tried to call dibs on him, but I beat him to it! There were two lovely balls of yarn that should make some wonderful monkeys. Last but not least - SWEETS - one of which is not there to be seen. I ate it right off! Nummers.

Thanks Trash, what a fun box of goodies!

I really enjoy your blog!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Zips R Us

Good Morning! I recently purchased a couple of patterns to make some bags and a couple to make some wallets. I dug out all my fun fabric (all cotton) and washed it (get rid of the sizing) and so it won't shrink any more. Then after looking at the patterns decided I needed a few zips. I went to ebay and just happened upon a box of zips that were down to the last 15 minutes. The lot of them had started at $.99. When I found it, the price was about $3.00. After a few last minute bids, I got the box of zips for $9.00. I know that sounds a bit much but when you consider a zipper is several dollars each, I figured I'd gotten a pretty good deal.
About a week later when hubs had gone to get the mail, he came in with this very heavy box and said "What is this?" I said it was a "few" zippers that I'd won on ebay.
So I opened the lid of the box. I was amazed at how many were jammed in there. There was a little note tucked inside from the seller, letting me know that they had included a few extra zips "as a bonus". There are short, long, plastic, metal, small teeth to HUGE teeth, every color and every length.
Just so you know what a bargain I got, have a look at them all sitting on my computer.
Guess how many are there? Go on, guess!
Give up? Well with the "Bonus" zippers, there are well over 300 zips. If I lay them end to end, I could probably go the moon and back!
I think I have enough to pick from for making my new projects. Probably won't EVER have to purchase another zip as long as I live. I know, I will leave them to someone in my will. Such a bargain!
Have a good day, we'll talk some more later!

Friday, March 28, 2008


Finished this little guy yesterday. What a fit!! I put a bit of plastic drinking straw in his legs and in his topknot to keep them firm. Of course that color of green is always a plus!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pig has eyes

Finally got eyes on Pig. They are heart shaped and purple to match some of the colors on Pig. Haven't done much else in the past couple of days. Felt a bit crubbishy for a couple of days. Hoping to start some cutely moc-booties for Miles tomorrow. We'll see. Question for those across the pond - is crubbishy a combination of crap and rubbishy? Or have I got the wrong translation? Please let me know. I look foolish often enough without using the wrong words. A word I've heard a few times lately (from across the pond) is "Lippy". They were referring to lipstick. Is that a common word for lipstick or did I just happen across two folks from the same neighborhood? Hubs is involved in Toastmasters. For those who don't know, Toastmasters is a bunch of folks who meet regularly and voluntarily get up and give speeches. CAN YOU IMAGINE!!!? Not something I'd EVER join! But he really enjoys it. This evening we went to a speech competition and Hubs gave a speech he's been working on. I'd never heard him speak before a group. He was funny (everyone laughed lots) and he did a great job. I say more power to him but I'll not be signing up, thanks! As I'm typing I hear lots of "scrappy" noises near my feet. So I look over at Harry's bed and this is what I see. That is Harry in his bed ( he is the bump under the yellow baby blanket). He gets in bed and then moves around and around until he is all covered up . (or sometimes I put the blankie over him to save him time). I've no idea what he is doing under there and maybe I don't want to know.
I call his name and he pokes his head out of the covers. He is chewing on a rawhide stick. I don't know what the thrill is, but he loves them. He also has his favorite little bear under the covers with him. He likes to carry it around and he "talks" to it. Its a high whiny sort of noise. Its the only toy he talks to. His bear looks a bit the worse for wear - its well loved and so is Harry.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Went to have a look at my son's blog this morning and look what I found - a pix of us and and our sweetie grandson Miles. It was taken last week while visiting Miles and his folks in the Midwest.
We had a grand time! Miles is such a good baby and his Mom and Dad are settling in to "baby routine" really well.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Felted Pig

Just finished felting this plump cutie. She is still damp and needs eyes. I'll add the eyes once she is all dry, and maybe some nostrils. Our dog, Harry Barker was making eyes at her. He thinks anything I knit is automatically for him. Sorry Mister, not this time. I'll have to be sure to set her up, out of the way.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Please have a look at my newest primate.

Her name is Lovey. How do you like her ears?

I think I finally got the ears just the way I like them.