Monday, August 18, 2008

Ta Da!!!!!!!!!

I put down my Stardust sweater, which I don't lack much on, to finish my moms Birthday present that was last month. I don't guestimate very well on how long something will take. However, I casted off at midnight last night and this is how big it was unblocked. This is the Swirled Pearl Shawlette.

Here it is blocking. No wonder Grace's hubby is so great! Blocking is a pain, but look at the results in the end is what I tell myself.
This is my first hand at real lace other than a lace Dishcloth. It has its mistakes, I don't know how to fix lace I could repair some but there is just a couple of places that bigger holey areas than some.

Overall, I am pretty happy with the end results and I think mom will love it. I will gift it to her in the morning on the way to work. She has waited long enough.
The low down on the Shawlette:
Yarn: Lacey Lambs 100% Wool/ Double stranded
Needles: #7 Susan Bates Circulars
Crochet Hook: 1.10mm Boye
Beads: Mill Hill Black irredescent
Started First week of July.

Now back to my Stardust.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

A Son After My Own Heart

My oldest is growing up. A few weeks ago he turned 9. I couldn't believe it. He started school last week and he is in 3rd. I really couldn't believe that. Where did 1st and 2nd grade go to?
Well, my mother in law said, that every day in the summer he would come in and cook French Toast for himself. So, tonight he fixed it for the family.

It was so good. Here is before we sprinkled them with Powder sugar, cinnamon sugar and syrup.
Well, knitting is coming in the next coming days.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A Post for Prayers

Wow, today is the day that everyone I know needs prayer for their little ones. I read my email today and my heart sank with sadness for so many families of friends and actually family members. My friend Michelle is asking for prayers first off and if you are a knitter, for a 8x8 squares for friend of their familys little boy who is 7 has a inoperable brainstem tumor and is going to be going through some experimental treatments and radiation. To read more of the details, go here.

Second email of the day was one from my Cousin, her 3 month old nephew just had a nodule removed from his adrenal gland and the biopsy came back as a Neuroblastoma. The adrenal gland is secondary so they are going to have to find out where the primary site is. This is a very common cancer for kids, if it is found before they are two they a better chance of surviving. This family has been through so much this year and they put their faith in God and he came through for them. The dad of the infant just battled a year of colon cancer and is now clean. Please pray for this family, they need it. To follow how he is doing and what is going on, he has a website here.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Month Off (but not really)

Well, it has been a complete month away from blogging. I still check my blogging friends blogs 2-3 times a week, but July has been hectic. I have had to buckle down in school, even though it is one class, I need a "A" and want an "A". I just found that I had to give something up and blogging was it. I didn't really take a month off, I wish that was possible, but don't we all. I am working and looking forward to a beach vacation at the end of August and not a Medical vacation this time (I have had enough of those this year already).

July is a busy month my mom, my brother, Austin and I all have Birthday's. I missed my mom's. It is ritual to call her early in the morning and sing to her, (and no I can't sing) but instead that day I was busy working, going to school and trying to be mighty nurse to my dad and brothere who are one state away (in Florida). So, I the bad daughter missed it, but I did make it up to her, and surprised her to go see "Mamma Mia" opening weekend. It was good to watch that with her.

I did take a day off from work and went with the boys to Alabama Adventures with my brother, the week of his birthday. Can't pass up discount tickets. We went with some of his friends and their little girl and my nephew. We had so much fun. I love waterslides. I had a test that night, so off and on through the day the boys and I would get in the lazy river in my tube, the boys would push me away from the waterfalls so I wouldn't get wet and my study guide get wet. Made for some great study time. I made an "A".

Then for Austin's birthday he chose instead of a birthday party to take a friend, grab some dinner and go see Tony Hawk. So we did and that is Tony in the light blue. Hard to believe he is 45. The boys loved it. We stayed afterwards and got one of the guys autograph, but not Tony's. I am sure we will be doing it again next year.
We did make the rounds on both sides of the family for a Birthday meal and cake.
After celebrating our Birthdays, we pack the hubby up to go to Montgomery to take the bar. We find out the end of September if he passed. I hope he did.

I made it to some knit nights and I have been working very hard on my moms birthday present. I think will be finished in a little over a week. I can't wait to show. I had to put my Stardust down to get the Birthday present done.
I take my last final Monday and I am done. I will be so happy. I have taken the fall off, and will be awaiting to see if I get in nursing school.
In the meantime while waiting on nursing school, I did sign up for Dish Rag Tag. Something easy. I have lots of projects I want to do. Oh yea, football season is coming up and you know what that means for me. Saturdays to myself the boys all go to the in laws for football fun. I stay home and have the house myself, well and Max of course who is doing very well.

Well I guess that is it until my final is over.