Monday, June 14, 2010
Happy Flag Day everybody. Couldn't let another day go by without posting. I have missed posting more often then I do lately. Hopefully with the summer just around the corner I will have a bit more time to do that.
I just got back from a wonderful few days with my daughter Katie and her family. I had the most wonderful time. I got to spend lots of time with Katie and baby Anthony while Tony worked. I wish I could have stayed longer. We did lots of stuff, we worked on some Christmas gifts together. Katie and I are planning some handmade gifts for Christmas and we had lots of fun working on those projects. We took a ride to Vermont and we went out to eat at a nice restaurant named Carmady's. The best of it all was that we were all together and I enjoyed that so much. Baby Anthony is just so sweet and loving. He says a few words, not many but he is learning sign language very well. I am learning it too. We watched a video together that helps with learning sign language. But before the weekend was over he was calling me Nonna and I was able to sign eat, thank you, more, no more, and a sheep and a cow. LOL Do you think I need to learn much more?? LOL My heart would melt whenever I would hear Anthony say Nonna. What a doll baby he is. I can't wait to see him again.
I am in big trouble....
I have become hooked on crocheting. I don't know what has happened to me but I find myself dreaming of yarn, skeins of yarns, all sorts all colors and textures. I am longing to learn to do more then a double/single crochet stitch. I started working on a granny square blanket, a very colorful one.
I need to make lots more of those squares but I think this is a good start. Don't you? Now when I say colorful did I exaggerate? LOL I love them though.
I think I need some more color in my home. Maybe its my minds way of letting me know I need more color surrounding me. I went yesterday afternoon to AC Moores in Latham, NY and OMG they have a few rows of yarn that are just heavenly. I found myself like a kid in a candy store. I have an idea for a wrap I want to make for a gift. The yarn I was going to use was going to cost $120.00. So I decided to look for something that was less expensive in case I goofed up on this new adventure. I found a great looking yarn called Artisano and it was on clearance at $2.00 a skein there. So here it is, isn't it pretty, I hope I can make it the way I want. Wish me luck.
You know I need to stay out of craft stores. I need to stay as far away as possible. It was actually good that I went when I did because they were getting ready to close, so I didn't have too much time but I managed to get the yarn, get new needles, pick up a couple skeins of dmc that I needed but then I saw these stamps. Now I have not done any rubber stamping in a long time but I saw these and I just had to have them. I am such a weakling. SIGHHHHHHH, aren't they so cute.
I have no idea what I am going to do with them, but I had to have them. I think I am going to make some cards with them. I can't wait to color them, that is going to be fun.