Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas is coming!!

Instant Download Christmas Stocking Pattern:$3.50 Click here!

This is a downloadable pattern that you can start using immediately!

Christmas Stocking Pattern for Loom Knitting

This stocking is made with a Red round knifty knitter loom. It measures approximately 6.5" wide x 21" long (toe to top). Making this fun & festive stocking goes fairly fast. It s nice and sturdy to hold all those traditional goodies. They make great gifts when filled with fanciful surprises.

Or perhaps you'd like to make some old fashioned mittens gramma use to give every year at Christmas.......

Arts and Crafts Other Files  Loomed Mitten Pattern for beginners$3.25 for this beginner pattern - Instant Download

A very detailed mitten pattern designed specifically for the beginner. Many photos with very simplified instructions. A pattern that uses either a mitten loom set that comes with the thumb loom, or you can use the blue round Knifty Knitter Loom with a spool knitter for the (thumb) and bulky yarn. I made mine with the In The Attic mitten loom set. Fun project that goes pretty fast. A must have pattern that is sure to be understood, unlike a lot of the other mitten patterns out there for the looms.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

My last day of vacation...

Well...tomorrow is the last day of my mini-vacation. Being that the 4th of July fell on a Sunday... we got Monday off as a paid holiday so I took Tuesday & Wednesday (tomorrow) off to enjoy a really long weekend. 
I had plans of doing some heavy duty cleaning of the bedrooms & one of the bathrooms however... I spent every day outside gardening and lawn mowing.... not inside cleaning ;-o

Sooooo perhaps tomorrow I shall dive in to the cleaning mode... and get at least one bedroom cleaned. Ohhh ... I am talking deep cleaning...wall washing.... dusting... hoeing out unused clothing, etc. We'll see what tomorrow brings. It is suppose to be yet another bright sunny day.... and in the mid 90's. 

Today for lunch we had a family gathering at the Knotty Pine Diner in Wampsville, NY as my cousin Sandy is here in NY from Maryland... and my other cousin Sylvia is here from West Palm Beach, Florida.... so they brought their mom (Aunt Phyllis) and met all of us Keville's for lunch. Dad & his wife Diane, my brother Steve, his wife Shelley & her daughter Autumn, my sister Debbie & I all went. It was so nice to see everyone again. 
The older I get... the more I feel the need to bond to my roots. Weird. 

The bandit that prowls in the night....

Aaah Ha! We finally caught the night bandit that was stealing the cats food & water!! This young opossum kept me entertained for 30 minutes the other night as I laid on the floor with the patio door open... taking his picture. The flash never even bothered him. I talked to him as he gobbled and crunched every morsel of cat food. He occasionally turned to me as if to say.... "hey lady... clam up...I'm trying to enjoy my dinner!" 
Of course the cat was quite curious as well. He watched his food get eaten by this odd looking creature of which he'd not had the pleasure of meeting before tonight. 
Actually.... opossums are quite amazing animals. They are the only marsupial native to Northern America. They have 50-52 razor sharp teeth. They are only pregnant for 13-15 days then they carry their babies (12-13 of them) in the momma's pouch for a good 2-3 months. Then after that... the babies cling to mom's fur as she carries on about her business. The 'possums are fun to watch as they are very meticulous at grooming themselves. They normally wash their hands & face in the water bowl before eating... then again after they eat. 
Their back feet have "human" looking hands...with a thumb on each hand (foot). They even have human looking fingernails. 
Yeah..... from the back they are not so attractive. They look like giant rats with that think hairless tail. They are still amazing animals.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My trip to Chittenango....

Well I went to Chittenango as planned. I dropped off a HUGE bag of items to the Salvation Army Store. I am proud to say that I won over temptation!! My "junk" collecting side was being sucked in to going in the store to see what goodies I could find... but I did not give in to temptation there. 

I also went to Sorbello's Produce & Lawn Nursery as planned. OMG!!!!!  Their new facility and services are phenomenal!!!  I must have browsed for over an hour.... admiring all the cool .... unique flowers and such!! They have such a huge selection and I am amazed at how many really pretty and unusual flowers they have. There are so many that I'd never even heard of before!!  Ahhhh and not to mention... the facility itself is so nice. Very well landscaped (inside and out). I'd love to work in that type of atmosphere. 

Anyways... then I stopped at my Dad's house down the road from the produce stand. Dad, my sister Debbie & nephew Brad were all sitting outside enjoying the beautiful breeze. 
We sat and chatted over the loud traffic zooming by. I don't think I could ever get use to living that close to the main highway. It is so loud and dangerous.  I'll stick with country living!!

Oh wow! It's May 29th, 2010 !!!

I certainly realize I am getting old as the days... just fly by. Here we are heading in to June already.  It's the 1st of my 3 day Memorial Day Weekend and all I have planned is heading to Chittenango to drop off donations to the Salvation Army, Go to the grocery store to pick up some cook-out foods & to stop by my friend John Sorbello's Produce, Lawn & Garden Center to pick up some plants. Maybe a few veggie plants & a few perennials.
I have been working in my flower beds these past few days and realize they need some rejuvenation.
Weeks ago I purchased some fruit tree's/bushes from Stark Bro's & from Michigan Bulb Co.  So they will have to be planted this weekend as well.
Let's see... I bought 2 blue berry bushes.... yum yum!!  A Cherry Tree which actually grows edible cherries... 2 mulberry tree's..... oh... and about 10 different colored hydrangea bushes...and a butterfly bush.
I can't wait for the fruits to start growing... (in 2-4 yrs)  :o(    It's a LONG wait but...... they'll be so good when they do come.

Well.... it's off to Chittenango!! Bye!