Friday, December 26, 2008
I think he liked them. They were a surprise for him. I mailed them to my dear friend Ruthanne, who snuck them to Kelly, who put them under the tree. I really wanted them to be a surprise.
I will post more pictures of the kids soon.
Todd and his socks.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
That's fine. I made chili and turkey noodle soup this afternoon and can very happily hang out here tomorrow. I think they may close the city down tomorrow.
It's amazing to me, since we held church all the time in Minnesota in weather like this and thought nothing of it. Last January, we even held it the Sunday it was 40 below with the windchill and the wind was blowing.
I have been working on Christmas gifts and I am ready to pack them up and get them off the door. Things are pared down this year, but I still did a few things. Since I am so craft challenged, this is big stuff for me.
This is an apron for Jordyn. I will have you know I put the transfers on all by myself!
And of course, I have ones for Bre and Liam, too.
I only made three pairs of socks: Nancy's socks are almost identical. This is a specialty yarn that has a mind of its own, changing colors in sort of a pattern that I have yet to figure out.
Jeremy's socks are fraternal, since the yarn colors went all over the place. Even though it was the same color way for both balls.
These socks are for a good friend back in Minnesota.
We are going to be home tomorrow, it seems. You need chains to get around. The temperature has gotten colder and we have lots of ice.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Connie (my roomie at the Denver Sheraton)
Betsy (and Bob)
Catherine E (and Sam)
We all hung out together and had a wonderful time. Lots of great journaling ideas. I actually have started writing in my journal again. I took apart my program and put the great parts in my paper journal.
Don't we look like we are having fun? Kay and Linda were not there, being so busy being the hostesses for the whole thing. I don't know where Gina and I were when this was being taken. I think Paula took this picture. Mari popped in an out, as she was busy with her music teacher. I would do it again in a heartbeat, if it meant I could meet so many CJ members in one place.
I only spent 50 dollars on books, and treated myself to a new journal. I realized I am such a word person, and visual journaling might be fun. I took classes in bodywork, writing my way through transitions, (not doing a good job of that), memoir writing (handling secrets), bibliotherapy for kids (Amy's class), and then we did a panel discussion on CJ and how we operated. It's amazing that we have been going for 10+ years now and are still as strong, if not stronger than ever.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Socks for Soldiers Socks:
Lots of other knitting going on. I will post some other socks later when I have given them to their intended recipient.