Sunday, January 25, 2009

Today's Quote!

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”
That applies to anything and everything in life!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Teach Alora to Knit

I've been considering teach my, soon-to-be 5 year old grand-daughter, Alora, to knit. I've discussed it with her mother, and we agree that she's old enough to learn. I remember learning to knit when at 8 my great-aunt (who is now 100), taught me.

The knitting subject came up on Thursday, when they stopped by for a visit after school. I've been busy making some baby sweaters to have on hand for the upcoming babies. Knitting or crocheting (the technique I'm using) isn't always fun when it gets warm. So after Christmas I make some to have available throughout the year.

Alora asked me when I would teach her to knit. I told her she had to be 5 years old (2 more months) and that she needed to be good at school (has some trouble paying attention). I told her I would buy her a pair of needles and some yarn. Today I went to Hobby Lobby, and got a pair of needles in a 10, and picked up the prettiest pink yarn. I'm going to look for some instructions on the internet, that might make it easier to teach her.

I'll keep you posted on how she does, and add pics later. Wish me luck.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas Thank You Cards

Today, I was at Michaels and picked up a package of pre-embossed blank cards. The package contained eight 5 1/2" square, white cards with a floral motif in the center. I knew exactly what I would do with them. I've been meaning to make thank you cards for gifts I was given at church for Christmas. So here are pics of what I created. The centers are Nestabilities scalloped circles. The holes in the small circle were made with a 1/8" eyelet punch. The center elements were premade items I picked up a couple years back.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

My New Year's Resolution...

... to clean out as many boxes as possible, and get organized. This will be a big feat considering I have 30 years worth of "married" stuff to go through, and two households that were brought to this house (after death), to clean through. Oh, but the fun rummage sales I can have. LOL

I know that my weight should be a resolution, but I think for as busy as I will be cleaning boxes, I will loose weight, too.