Wednesday, March 18, 2015

COLLECTIONS

I'm sure most of you out there have a collection of some sort - I know I have a "few"!!

I seem to be collecting yarn for my knitting, beads for jewelrymaking, paper supplies for cardmaking, books and records for my genealogy hobby, and today I'm going to talk about my inactive collection of glassware.

A long time ago, my mother gave me her pieces of pink Fosteria glassware which she had received as a wedding gift in 1935!



Thus my fever to collect pink Fosteria began in earnest, and look what happened!  Went completely out of control for a few years, but really enjoyed doing it!

 
 
 





I occasionally use some of the pieces, but not often.  My beautiful china cabinet is full - no room to add to the collection and frankly, have lost interest in the collection.   Hopefully one of my children would like to keep these in the family.  If not, I guess ebay here I come!
What do you collect?



Sunday, March 15, 2015

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SUNDAY!!

This may get "photo heavy", but it's been such a gorgeous, wonderful day and I've got photos to prove it.

First off - the weather:

Took another picture of my new cactus - named cactus mamillopsis senillis.   Can hardly wait for the other two buds to bloom out.  That'll probably happen in the next few days with our weather so warm they bloom out fast and will probably not last a long time.

We live in a 55+ resort community with lots of things to do.  One of them being a concert this afternoon by the Tuners & Crooners singing 50's songs.  Was a lot of fun and WOW what a lot of talent.


Last, but by no means least, I found some time to knit on my newest pair of socks.  Loving this Opal yarn and the colors are very pretty.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

WHAT'S ON MY NEEDLES?

I've been absent from here for a while, but actually I've not been doing much knitting.  Life has gotten in the way, it seems.

I think I'll "kitchener" stitch the Forza scarf together and consider it long enough.   I've added quite a bit in length to both pieces and frankly, am tired of working on it.

And.....I couldn't resist on casting on a sock yesterday.  Not that I don't have many WIP's on-the needle!!!  My friend, Tina, knits so many beautiful socks from Opal yarn so off I went to order a skein of Opal Potpourri and using a pattern called Easy Socks from Universal Yarns.  

So, what are you working on?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

FINISHED

I finished this dishcloth today while sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office.   I made an identical one a couple of days ago, but the sister-in-law fell in love with it and off it went with her, along with three or four more dishcloths.  I told them it gives me pleasure to see someone happy with them - which is true!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

VISITORS

We've had visitors the past few days, from Boise, Idaho.   Hubby's brother and sister-in-law have been here and we've had such a good time catching up and the weather has been great.  Yesterday we drove to Tombstone, Arizona which took about 2-1/2 hours.  I knitted another dishcloth and gave it to my sis-in-law before I took a picture, so I'm making a second one right now.
 Tombstone, Arizona is where the shootout at the OK Corral took place between the Earp Brothers (Wyatt and others) and the Clantons.  It's a fun place to visit and here are a few pictures I "picked" off the web.  (Forgot my phone/camera!!)
 

Old time Tombstone back in the it's heyday in the 1880's!








Another "old-time shot" of Main Street















 Today's Main Street
 Stagecoach ride down Main Street today


















Pictures of a couple of the graves in the Boot Hill
Cemetery.  There were a lot of them that just had a name and "shot", "murdered", or "lynched" on a date in the early 1880's.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

DISHCLOTH STASH

Maybe you thought I was kidding about being on a dishcloth kick?  Here's a picture of my stack of finished dishcloths, and I've just given 3 away to a daughter.   I have promised myself to not knit another dishcloth for quite some time.....

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FINISHED!

Finished this all seed-stitch dishcloth.   Because it's seed stitch it was very slow going, then add in the fact it is two-color.   I went down a needle size, and should have cast on less stitches.   It ended up being rather large, and I didn't even go until it was square because it would have been more like a towel than a dishcloth.  Lesson learned, and this is one I will keep for myself.   I do like the looks of the two color seed stitch and may make another one some time in the future (not for a while)!!

Now I'll get back to finishing up the Forza Scarf, although we'll be visiting some friends tomorrow, then will have family here for a few days over the weekend, so probably only a little knitting.  

Temperatures are going to hit the low 80's in the next few days!!