Sunday, November 23, 2008

Being thankful

With our move to Oklahoma, we now live closer to family (they live in Texas). This Thanksgiving, we have family visiting so I won't be online much (is that a surprise?)

I want to take this opportunity to say how thankful I am for the friends I've made on the internet (even though you don't post often to the blog...I forgive you haha).

I hope everyone has as much to be thankful for this season as we do - health, love, and friendship.

On a lighter note....

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Elvis learns "NO!"

"No. Not the slipper!"

"NO! Not the house shoe!!"

"NO!! NO!! Not the sweater either!! Here's a chewie!"
(Which he says no to.)

Reminds us of the comic For Better or For Worse . They have a new puppy too.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

One Classy Mom

Good friend and talented knit designer, Denise Layman, has "Wii" request. Vote for her at the Classy Mommy Site . Just click on the link, look for Denise Layman (Sorka), and vote for her. It only takes a moment of your time and will make her family a "Wii" bit happier this Christmas!

Trust me. She really is a Classy Mommy!

And if you haven't guest it yet, she will win a Wii console.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New design

Not Grandma's Cable Hat is up at my re-vamped website.

I do have a variation of this for loom knit...just need to proof the pattern. And you thought all I did for the past 6 months was sell a house, move from California to Oklahoma, and buy a house. (tsk, tsk)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

B-cause I'm B-ing lazy

After being sick for a few days, I feel the need to be lazy. So today's post is a meme brought to you by the letter "B".

A few days ago, Janet did a letter meme. To play, you leave a comment on the blog and ask for a letter. Then you post 10 things you love that start with that letter on your blog. I posted to Janet's blog, asked, and received the letter B.

1. I love to browse bookstores. Used bookstores are my favorite. Such treasure!

2. Which means that books must be my second B love! I consider reading as food for the soul.

3. Beading is another passion of mine. Especially beadweaving.

4. Bamboo yarn! Who knew it would be so soft!? Oh, and bamboo knitting needles. I've had most of mine for about 25 years.

5. Chocolate brownies. The more nuts the better!

6. Buttered popcorn. A big bucket for the family to share at the movies. (I'm getting hungry)

7. Bubble baths. A long soak with a good book after a busy day.

8. Bowling has become a love since we go as a family every Tuesday night. It's a special friends league that has become a joy for us all.

9. Backgammon. Gary taught me to play when we were first dating. He may have married me for my luck with dice.

10. Brussel sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables. Yes, I know I'm strange.

If you want to play, post here asking for a letter. I'll send one to you.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Over the past 3 weeks, a great deal of "new" has showed up in our lives. A new light fixture in the dining room...

There was a chandelier light there. But I prefer simple.

And a new dining room table/chairs...

The one we had in California needed to be replaced so it didn't make the move. I love the trestle style legs on this one.

We didn't have a den in the house in California so I needed furniture for this room. The sofa showed up...

...but the bookshelves won't be ready to mount to the walls for awhile yet. They are being custom built to cover two side walls and make a turn to the wall where the sofa will be. I've always wanted a room with wall-to-wall bookshelves, and am looking forward to lazy times on this sofa reading.

And most importantly...we have a new member of the family! Meet Elvis...

...a 6 week old Dachshund that my husband fell in love with. He was named by my daughter since he will be her dog. Elvis is adorable and so sweet.

I also have 4 new knit patterns. That will be my next post.

OTN: 2nd scarf for Special Olympics and sample knit for Knit Picks.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Have you exercised your right to vote?

Perhaps the reason I'm so adamant about this right is because I lived 2 1/2 years in a country without democracy (a dictatorship) where it's citizens were afraid to speak out against the leaders. I was in the Air Force at the time. And I realized just what a privilege it is to be able to vote for leaders, as well as to verbally criticize government without fear.

So if you haven't voted yet, tomorrow is the day. Remember this is a privilege of living in a democracy and something to be proud of. You have a say it with a vote!

And if you're wondering....I will vote for McCain. I believe we need experience in the White House...not a good orator.