Monday, November 1, 2010

Here is a more recent pic. We took it here in our new apartment. I will also be adding a pic of a trim that I made on my Inkle Loom and a plaid throw out of my Wool-ease stash. Again I will try to remember to come back here more often.
Wow I really haven't been here in awhile. Sorry about that. Still going to school, in fact I am there now waiting for my next class. I have learned two new crafts which are Ridged Heddle weaving on my 24" loom and Inkle weaving. I will try to catch up more in the next couple of days.

Hugs Ronnie

Thursday, November 12, 2009

See I am trying to be good. Just finished a list of my classes I will be signing up for in the Spring. Two plant classes and two music. Then the sign writing class. I am taking Beginning Piano over again. My fingers don't necessarily do what I tell them too. We are getting a new keyboard so I will actually be able to hear what the music sounds like. Our present organ has bit the dust.

These are my two Granddaughters at Halloween. As you can see they are both doing well and Ellie is growing. I will get to watch Bea today while Mom, Dad and Ellie go shopping. Bea is picking up the new Disney princess before coming here. She saves her money for these. I am proud of her.

Sophie our dog is sitting here with me looking out at the court yard. She watches the squirrels. She wants so bad to go out and chase them. She is very pretty the way she is sitting here all alert.

For those of you who don't know, we have two dogs. Sophie is Shepherd, Lab and Chow. She has the coloring of the Shepherd, the floppy ears and webbed feet of the lab and curly tail of the chow. Also the best qualities of all three breeds. Our other mutt is a mix of Chihuahua and Rat Terrier. She is marked like a Mini Doberman Pincer. Very cute at six months old. They are both very good dogs.

Well that is is for now. Hugs to Everyone.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I would like to introduce to my newest Granddaughter who made her appearance Oct. 15, 2009 at 7:32 am. Her big sister Beatrice is thrilled and very helpful with her new sister. She is Eleanor Brianna and was 6 lbs. 8.2 ozs. and 20 1/2" long. Mom and baby are doing fine.

Now a little catch up. Both my younger daughters are working for the same company but two different locations. And both in under a year are shift managers. We all have gone back to school. Paula in Child Development, Deb in Secondary Education majoring in History and English, and myself in Music and Horticulture. And boy does it cut into my knitting and spinning time, but I still fit it in.

I finally finished my winter coat and actually had the nerve to steek it. It is holding up well. I have lost weight and so I have the buttons moved over so I have more coverage on my chest. I feel it turned out well and people seem to like it.

We have a new puppy. Her name is Suzy and is a mix of Chihuahua and Rat Terrier. She is very cute and as of last night tipped the scales at 3 lbs and 8 oz. She is marked like a mini pin. Sophie loves her and treats like she belongs. Plays tugs and shares bones with her. Even lets Suzy take the bones away. Very cute. She is Paula's and I am second choice if she is not home. lol

Well that is it for now. I am planning on making sure I update this every week so I will really try.

Hugs to all

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Long Time No See lol

Hi All

I know it has been awhile again since I got on here. Christmas has come and gone. Had almost all of the kids over for Chirstmas Dinner. Did some of the old Polish dishes that are supposed to be for Christmas Eve. I even pickled herring myself. Paula learned to make Angel Wings which is the English name. A very light pastry with powered sugar. All in all it was a very nice Christmas. It was nice being to be with the family instead of so far away.

Well it is the New Year in fact I had a birthday earlier this month and am now 57 years young. I almost have my winter jacket done and guess what I steeked it. Yes I got up the nerve and cut it down the middle of the front. I am still spinning the llama from Butch for the front panels for the buttons and the collar. I will have my daughter take a pic of it when I get it done. The way things are going probably late this winter or next winter. lol Good things come to those who wait.

We (my two youngest daughters) are spinning yarn for a friend and I experminted putting beads in the finished product and she liked it and sent beads with the roving so I will be working on that for her spring and summer shows. She has lovely Romeny and some mixed with mohair. Check out her stuff it is great.

Well hugs to all. I was going to upload a pic of myself and granddaughter knitting but it would not go. It also has a shawl that I spun the wool for and knit. Maybe next time.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Moved and settled?

Hi all. I know it has been awhile. But we are moved and mostly settled. I don't know moving from a tri level house to an apartment was quite a difference.

Well the picture you see is my granddaughter in the robe I made her for her 4th birthday last month in July. It is in mostly her favorite color (pink) and when I ran out I used a bright orange divided by the green belt line and green belt. She loves it.

Where we are living there is a pool and she and her Mom, Sally come swimming on most Tues and Thurs. It is great! I went from seeing them a couple of times a year to twice a week.

We are about 10 minutes from Sally's and Nick's. And Brian my son in law showed me a way to their house which takes about the same time but I don't have to get on the freeway. Nice scienic route.

I would say most of our neighbors are college kids and most of them that we have met are nice. We really like our new neighbors. They have a dog about the same size as our Sophie but she is half her age. She is just 5 months old. It is so cute. When one of them is out they go to the other door and whine like they are asking if their friend can come out and play.

Right now they are fixing up the place like crazy. The complex got some kind of grant and I understand a tornado went through here last year and they are using the grant to replace the shingles and paint. Really looks snazy.

Well I will go for now and hope to hear from you all.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday Morning. We have Sun!!!

Well it is Monday morning, had a decent weekend. We got to do chores for a friend of ours and she had a new baby lamb while she was gone. I cute black one. We had fun figuring out which one was the mama as another new mother kept answering the lamb's call, but we got if figured out. Also my Granddaughters picture did not get uploaded in the last post so I am doing that now.

My two Bleeding Heart plants are up. Since we are moving one is going to a dear friend one to my oldest daughter. She out of the kids owns a home. My youngest son got them for me many years ago at the Eastern Market near Detroit here in Michigan. So they have sentimental value as well.

Tomorrow is sheep shearing day. Yes this is the second try. The shearer couldn't make it last time so we are geared up for this tomorrow. We think it is fun but still a lot of work. I will see if I can borrow some pictures to post. There are 40 some sheep to shear so it is definitely an all day thing. And Sue has told us that you always feed the shearer so we are doing a pot luck type thing for the lunch.

Well that is about it for now. Have a good week. Oh by the way those you that live in the Thumb Area of Michigan or close by, our yarn store "Back Alley Fibers" is having a tax sale at the store. Also Knit Night is on Friday from 5pm to 10pm. All are welcome. Bring a dish to pass and drinks are provided. Come enjoy with us. April 18th. The phone number is: 989-672-2144. I wonder why I have that number memorized. (innocent look) lol