Friday, February 18, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

I just discovered the tub. OMG this is so refreshing.Temp has gone up to 50 this week and this fur coat is killing me.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Let's knit a Quilt

Well here it is February and I promised to keep you up dated on the progress we make on the BARN RAISING QUILT. What!!! You've forgotten!!! That's ok, just check out the past blog here.
Want to join in the fun? All you need is some leftover fingering yarn and about an hour of your time to be part of this quilt. The plan is to get as many squares as possible by Sept 1st , then we'll assemble what we have and give away a quilt, anywhere from carriage size to twin bed size. Of course I'd be tickled if we get the larger size done but, we'll see.

This is the most difficult part of making a square. It's started from the center and worked outward ,so, keeping every needle in it's place can be a little trying,but, once you've gone past this point it's all eezy peezy.

A little patience to start and then knowing how to knit a stitch and add a stitch and you could be part of this project. What do you think? come and join in the fun.
Here's what we've gotten so far and it's really starting to take on it's own personality.Don't have time? I've made no final decision as to where to donate the quilt. Have any thoughts on the subject? What would you do............................said the hobbit

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Being thankful

Recently I read a post by my good friend at Gingerbread Snowflakes, who reminded me of the importance of saying "thank you".Of course I sat there reading and agreeing at how more of this needs to be spread around,when it dawned on me that I wasn't saying it nearly enough. In fact I wasn't sure I had said it at all lately. So that's it people I'm making an effort to mind my manners.Let me start with Christine, a member of our Stitch and Bitch group who recently moved to Connecticut where she is trying to become a minimalist and blogging on the trials and tribulations of moving forward. She came to us very much into reuse and recycle and introduced us to the art of reusing wool from sweaters that have been sent to Goodwill or other used good stores. She made us aware of an area that we just hadn't thought of.

We miss her smiling face and thank her for being part of our world.

On her last day with us, she brought in many yarns and buttons that she just felt she would never use. I picked out a few buttons and after a gentle nudge from my fellow knitters I took ALL the buttons home.Did I say Thank you Christine???? I was probably so excited thinking how many different ways I could use them. My mind was in a whirl of activity. What can I do with the button. We shall see.

And now we have Jacki, a knitting newbie. She is such a quick learner that I have trouble believing she just picked up the needles. After just 1 little lesson she came back to us having made the decision that wooden needles were more comfortable than metal and, wool felt better on the hands than acrylic....Wow, that was fast. She is half way through the scarf that she is knitting and already thinking of her next project. Ladies, I think we had better come prepared with new patterns ,as this girl is ready to move forward.

Perhaps she would like to attempt these lovely socks done up by Cindy S. She used Patons Kroy sock yarn which you can find at Ben Franklins or JoAnns Fabric. Well,that's it for today and I must not forget to say THANK YOU to all who read this post..........said the hobbit

Friday, February 11, 2011

It's a Bittyful day

Can you hear me's me Bitty! I'm praying real hard for no more snow.......can You give it your best shot? Thank you

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

It's time for the PIE PALOOZA!!!

Have you ever been to a pie palooza? Well you're missing a good time. Ren,hubby the "G" man and Oskar had a tasting of pies for the month of January.

Tired of everyone being too busy to get together,they are making an effort to get friends and family motivated to get off that couch and have some fun.

A bit of wine ,some yummy cheeses with pepperoni and crackers,and could that be caviar? Well maybe not. Nonetheless a fine presentation if I do say so.

She even made napkins,found a great pie plate and server to give as a door prize. The girl has talent...........what can I say.
And who won that awesome prize??
It was Sarah, who told me not to post this photo. Ren ,of course, said "Do it Mom" It's her party and she makes the rules. After tasting skank pie,chicken pot pie ,vegetable pasta pie, I'm afraid there was little room for dessert. A bit of pecan pie was all I could manage. I sure would have liked to try the apple and the apple raspberry but, I miscalculated as to how much I could eat. February will be seafood month and I can't wait to see what everyone will bring. You see she plans on having an event every month. Well, we all know how short this month is and how time flies so I'd better check my recipes. Let's see, would she want appetizer?main course? salad? Oh my,I think I'd better check with the boss.Is there such a thing as seafood dessert?Naw,couldn't be .......................said the hobbit

Friday, February 4, 2011

It's a Bittyful Friday

This box was going to South Carolina. I tried to smuggle aboard but, someone noticed me. Can you see me?