Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What the???

Can you explain this? You see what I'm talking about, right? hehe

Friday, April 24, 2009


I'm so excited to annouce that the winner of the comfort shawl is Paula Highower! See Paula's post below! Thanks everyone for your comments and I hope to do another give-away soon!!!

Congrats, Paula!!


One of my coworkers has a 13 year old Down's Syndrome child that has an unusual neurological condition where she has had a series of strokes. She is facing two brain surgeries in the very near future. The shawl would be a comfort to her mother as she sits and waits for her daughter to go through surgery and then spend countless hours in the ICU.

Paula Highower


Spring Hope, NC

Monday, April 20, 2009

Project Comfort Give-Away

I've decided to not keep my first shawl, but to give it away here on my blog! My mom is my model here and will probably kill me for posting this picture, but oh well! I wanted to show you the length of the shawl. My mom is 5' 6" so you can see where the shawl ends, just above her knees. The shawl is made from Lion Brand Homespun yarn which is 98% acrylic and 2% polyester. It's very soft, and the color is Sierra with reds, browns, golds, tans-really pretty earth tones.

If you know someone in need of a comfort/prayer shawl or would like the shawl yourself, simply post a comment and I'll enter you for the drawing to be held this Friday, April 24 around lunch time.

To learn more about Project Comfort, click the banner to the right.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Egg Coloring Saturday and Easter Sunday

I know I've said it before, but there is nothing more pleasant to me than being at my grandmother's and it's even more pleasant when it's a holiday or special occasion. Yes, we've done the same thing for my 45 years of life every Easter Sunday, but most of us never grow tired of it, never stop showing up, and always have a great time together.

I'm a little ahead of myself though. Saturday was egg coloring day around here. I like just the regular Paas egg dying kit. No camo eggs or glitter eggs. I did have some egg markers that I'd gotten for Jake a few years ago and he likes using those, too. We only had two broken eggs out of 3 dozen after boiling them. Jake got his first taste of a boiled egg white with salt and pepper. He wanted to then break more eggs so he could eat them!

I think Jake enjoys coloring eggs as much as I do!

Sunday morning, the Easter Bunny made a visit while Jake and Pat were outside taking some photos. We figure he was on his way home!

My sweet guy:

Here are some of the flowers my grandmother has growing this year. I have no idea what they are.

My mom has a green thumb when it comes to hens and chicks, well everything really, but these things are everywhere! She says they desparately need separating. I think they're one of the neatest plants!

I really hope your Easter was a pleasant one!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Project Comfort

I have finished my first shawl! It has been a while since I've crocheted, not since before Jake came along and I worked on a blanket for him. I think this shawl I will keep simply because I now know what to watch out for in order to keep the stitches even. Even so, I think it turned out pretty nice. This Lion Brand Sierra yarn is so pretty and extra soft! The shawl is about 75 inches long.

Again, if you would like a shawl for someone or would like to donate to Project Comfort, please contact me by clicking on the Project Comfort link!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

General Stuff Going On

Today is my grandmother's 87th birthday! This is a photo of her and my uncle, her first son. Is she not beautiful?

This is my grandmother with me!

And my grandmother with Jake!

She is so important to me and such a supportive part of my life. Happy Birthday, Nannie!

I'm anxious to hear from my dad tonight. He was found to have atrial fibrillation on his preop testing before his knee replacement surgery. During his stay in the hospital after, they moved him up to the heart center and scared us all to death. He follows up with his cardiologist today. It's a bit frightening since his older brother had two valve replacements and then we think his younger brother also had a heart problem and passed unexpectedly in 2003. My grandmother, of course, is beside herself with worry. Say a prayer that he's going to be okay with nothing more found than the irregular heartbeat or that even that isn't an issue at this point!

I will have pictures of my completed prayer shawl up soon! I'm so excited to get one finished. Being that it is my first, I may keep it since it's not going to be my best work. I did start another last night with a different, more compact stitch that I like a lot better. I'm really enjoying the work on these.

Look for a special give-away coming up soon!