Thursday, August 28, 2008

We're heading to the finish line!

Silly me, I thought my Olympic feat was to finish the 3 major knitting projects that I brought along with me on this trip. It finally dawned on me the other day...duh! woman...your 'Olympic accomplishment' was to move your kids and filling the freezers along the way.

Looks better-no? Two cheeseburger pies (one's already been demolished), macaroni saute, spaghetti, and beef stew here folks. [Cheeseburger Pie and Beef Stew recipes over there <-----]

Healing from splashed hot oil (don't try this at home kids!) and cut fingers. Now, while that cut doesn't look too bad, it did interfere with knitting time. ( that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!)

Tempting oh, so tempting at times here folks!

Here's your shopping tip of the month. The Fabric Place in the Woburn Mall, Woburn, MA is about to announce that they will be closing at the end of November. Their knitting books are on sale this week for 20% off. And they have LOTS of books that are on clearance for 50% off as well. What a crying shame, I tell you. Had I had unlimited supply of money and space left in my bags, I would have LOVED to have brought home some of their Classic Elite yarns and their Reynolds yarns to knit baby things out of! But, alas, It's Momma week here, so we did the cooking on the stove rather than off the needles. *Sigh* don't know when I'll be back and I'm certain it'll be all gone when I am. Tough call! And this is one of those stores I found late in my last trip, and I thought it was the perfect shop! Sewing, knitting..oh so many things that just aren't available in Southern California! So all you Massachusetts knitters...enjoy for me!

Now, let me introduce you to "Cali". She's the Build-A-Bear that daughter's co-workers brought her while she was a patient in the hospital right after son's graduation! Isn't she just adorable?

Check out her sandals, suntan lotion and flip cell phone! Not to mention her own beach ball, sun hat and sun chair! Almost makes you wanna be a little girl again, doesn't it? ('cuz I certainly don't wish a hospital visit on anyone.)

Now, check out the lower, right hand corner of this picture..that's the "Boys in Blue" Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel in use! I love my kids! But I'm whupped tired here, and tomorrow we're moving the big, heavy stuff out of the old apartment into the new, truck has been secured! Please go knit some for me. I've not had much time lately. And I'm feeling it, big time. Saturday am will be here far too fast, and I'm sure I'll need lots of tissues on the plane to go home to a very quiet house. Good thing I can knit without looking. I'm pretty certain I won't be able to focus on individual stitches for quite some time.

Think about it, all my kids are moving this month. What are the odds? I guess it's good they are all participating in a 'group' project together! It's been a long time since all 4 of them did a project together/at the same time! It just would have been nice if they would have been able to get some type of group rates on this whole schebang.

And if you would...send some healthy, healing thoughts to my Canadian friend, Norma with me! She's the one I met up with from AC4C last February. You remember, she's the 'lightening' fast crocheter!