Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Poppy Sweater Continues

This knitting blog is somewhat random lately, but my knitting is rather sporadic. Loving the summer weather this week with a bit of a break from it today.
I am still knitting on the Poppy sweater, using the Noro yarn along with the mixtures of other wools, including a Cascade 220 Heathers brown. I have the body done and shoulders seamed. Next the sleeves and then the finishing work! Shown here trying it on. Tricky trying to match the striping on both sides of the front. There will be an edging on the V-neck that will finish it off nicely. Still deciding how to stripe my sleeves...

Each person who has done this sweater has a little different "take" on it. Which is entirely the point. It was written up in "Yarn Play", by Lisa Shobhana Mason as a pattern meant to use up excess yarn in a beautiful way.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

Taking the long weekend off...It is summer time weather in Seattle! The bluest skies you've ever seen are in Seattle, and the mountains are clear. Very lovely. Enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

Thank you to KnittinWolf who nominated me for this Award! I humbly accept the award and in turn, I would like to nominate these lovely ladies' blogs:
Busy Bea Knits
Peaches'n Purls

The Rules: 1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link. 2) Pass the award to all the other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Shower Three!

The corsage is actually made out of a little white panty, creatively done by matron of honor. We made Michelle wear a nice tropical looking pink lei for the shower. Fitting for the occasion! The cupcakes were from Cupcake Royale, the most amazing gourmet cupcakes ever...with flavors like lavendar infused into the icing, coconut, lemon drop, etc...

Here with maid of honor and sister, Nicole. I found some more peachy roses, and lilacs from my yard to go with lilies and babies breath for the bouquets. It was a perfectly sunny day! We played silly games...and decorated each other with TP for the "design the bridal gown" contest. I ended up looking like a nun and stole a flower for my bouquet! I did NOT win!

Monday, May 11, 2009

And If It Weren't For You Two...

My sweet sissy is the best Mommy in the world... And if it weren't for you two girls,
I wouldn't be a Mommy! You two were EASY! Every mom should have two just like YOU! You are not just my daughters, but my friends! I am grateful for you!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Love you, Mom! You're the best Mom and friend a daughter could ever have! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Wedding Shower #2

Another lovely shower...beautiful sunny day for it too.
Given by aunties Wendy and Erin...
With yummies again...heart shaped brownies. Tulips arranged by cousin Loan were so pretty.

Here's the album I've been working on for Michelle. I've been hiding the cover so it was a surprise. She hadn't seen the insides yet either. Inside were pictures from the time she and Jeff met through current day. She opened it last...
She was surprised and happy to open it! It was a wonderful day to share with my daughter!
And her sister got to make the ribbon bouquet again! Now we have two of them!

Two more showers to go! Yes, two! I am loving this! It's so much fun!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ceramic Day Out

On a Saturday end of April, we took a little girls day out to a place in Univ. Village that still does the "paint your own ceramics" thing. We've done this many times before, but felt like being creative. Here we are getting all artsy together. We each did a different bowl this time.

Here's Michelle's "before" shot. She used her favorite browns and greens.

Here's Nicole's and you can't even tell what colors these really are until it is fired! Here's how theirs turned out. Very fun and lovely and unique.
Mine looked like this before firing. I had to use three coats of a special glaze and it cost more to use it. It was called Ironstone and I adored the sample chip of it. Here it just looks like terra cotta:
Then afterwards you got this amazing look! I am in love with it! Isn't it fabulous?

LOVE THIS!....Now, back to the wedding showers...another one tomorrow!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wedding Showers

This month will be one of celebrating wedding showers and the first one was at our home yesterday. Shown here with my two girls. Bride-to-be is on the left!
We had some lovely peachy roses, her favorite color. Grandma helped by making all the lovely chocolate macaroons, and the cream puffs and truffle cakes...

Her sister, the maid of honor, made the ribbon bouquet as is tradition. Michelle didn't break one ribbon!

Lots of ducks...she likes ducks...on the truffle cakes.

It was a very special and lovely day! And three more showers ahead! I won't get much knitting done in the next few months!