Monday, September 29, 2008

Scarf Count

As of this morning I have 23 scarves to mail out and to go towards the 60 scarves in 60 days challenge. I need to tag them and then they will go to post and be on their merry way. :) The count is sorted as follows:

5 Scarves for the Red Scarf Project
8 Scarves for the Special Olympics
10 Scarves for the Pine-ridge Reservation.

I will continue to make specialOlympic scarves until I run out of the yarn that I bought especially for them as they requested special colors.

I hope all my readers have a wonderful week and remember to "Crochet a Memory"


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Overdue Post

Well it's been awhile since I last blogged. It has been busy around here. First let me start out by wishing you all a happy blessed weekend.

Remember I mentioned the crochet classes. We finally got together and what a hit it was. We sat, crocheted, and got to know about each other and ended up with a 4 hour session. They were making slip stitches and chains like pros by the time we left there. This coming week will be doing the single crochet and turning your work.

We also had our Enterprise Search Summit Tech show and I was there all 3 days. It went very well and I loved talking to all the folks that our company partners with and also our customers.

I have lots more to tell but am in a hurry again.

Hope you all are enjoying life and laughing lots.


Thursday, September 18, 2008

It's raining scarves

Well, I have finished three more scarves. Two for the Special Olympics and One for Pineridge Reservation. My total count is 14 and I think that is going to do it for me.

I want to make and afghan for my nephew Even who just turned 18 and is in college attending Berkeley so we get to see him quite often now. He is like his aunt and like green. :) Not sure what pattern I will use but I will research it and pick something manly.

Hope you all have a beautiful day.

Monday, September 15, 2008

More scarves?

My husband and I just got back from a mini vacation on Catalina Island, Avalon. We had a great time. We flew to LAX and took a catamaran to the island. That was about an hour and 10 minute ride. My first time on a boat since I was a kid. First boat ride I remember, lets put it that way, :). Then when we arrived on the island we headed for our hotel, which was a bit of a walk and at the top of a hill but we managed.

On Saturday we went on a 2 hour bus tour up to the "Airport in the sky". That is what they call their little private airport. Only small planes land/take off there, no big jets allowed. The view was stunning. I will share pictures in another post and tell you more about the trip as well. To be continued........

Below is a few more scarves I made for the challenge. My total now is 11. I made the two red ones on the plane rides there and back from LA. I had a lady at the airport comment on how crocheting was a dying craft. It made me sad but I think it is getting better.

On that last note, while I was on the island Loreen called me. Thats the lady that I met at Wal-Mart and asked if I would teach her and her daughter how to crochet. I was so excited!!! I will call her sometime this week to make arrangements for us to get together.

Well this post turned out longer than I wanted it to be. I will be back to share some pictures from our trip with you.


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The scarves continue

Here are 3 more scarves that I made for the challenge. The blue and white one will go to the Special Olympics as that is the colors they have requested. I will be making more of then with those colors.

I really have nothing else to say except that I am excited about teaching the lady I met last night how to crochet. I hope she calls me.

*hugs* to all of you

Me, a Teacher? also Special Olympics Scarves

I'm sure that you all know that the scarves this year for the Special Olympics are to be a specific color. Those colors being, Red Heart Super Saver in the colors white and Delft Blue. Well I have white on hand in my stash but no blue. I knew I needed some so I ordered 3 skeins from the yarn group that I order from and just found out last night that they did not have the Blue.

Last night after dinner and the fact that we were so close to Wal-Mart I decided to stop in. They had 4 skeins left of the blue that I needed so I bought them all. After getting to the register and waiting in line it got boring. Well, then this woman stands behind me and starts asking me questions.
"Do you crochet or knit?" Crochet. "Is it hard to learn"? "I know this seems weird but would you teach me?" My daughter would also love to learn, I would gladly pay for your services. I told her that I would be honored to show her and her daughter. I then whipped put my business card, handed it to her and we shook hands and the ball is in her court now. Her name is Laureen, and she seemed so excited about the idea. I will keep you posted.

I am so excited too, that will surely give me a crochet buddy. Lets hope she gives me a call.


Sunday, September 7, 2008

60 Scarves Challenge

Here is a photo of the scarves that I finished this weekend for the 60/90 day at Crochet with Dee.I will get link up for you as son as I can.

Happy hookin'!!!


Friday, September 5, 2008

It's that time again.

Yes, the Scarf Challenge from Crochet With Dee, 60 scarves in 60 days has begun. I am going to get going on some scarves tonight. The scarf/scarves must be created by hand between September 1st and November 31st, 2008, midnight, eastern time, to count. (They actually increased the days to 90 so more scarves can be created this year, but we're going to keep the challenge title the same since it's kinda catchy, easy to remember.) So lets make this year the best year ever and warm up America!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chihuly Sculpture

One of the blogs that I read daily is Go Crochet with Ellen by crochet designer Ellen Gormley. One of her recent posts had a photo of a sculpture created by glass artist Dale Chihuly. When I seen this post I recognized his work immediately. I had just gotten back from my doctors office at the El Camino Medical Center in Mountain View, CA and every time I went there I would see this beautiful glass sculpture hanging from the ceiling in the main lobby on the second floor. That very day I snapped a few pictures with my iPhone to share with my husband, it is "THAT" amazing to look at. I had no idea that I would come home and read Ellen's blog to find out that I had seen his work in person. What a wonderful discovery and thank you Ellen. If not for your post I would have never known or thought to ask about it. Below is a photo I took and the link to his web site. Make sure that you click on the photo to view a larger picture. The detail is amazing.

His other works can be viewed here at his web site. Dale Chihuly

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Our Baby Boy.

Here is a picture of our Gizmo after his first trip to the groomers. I usually bathe him but thought he deserved a little more pampering than I could give him.

If you go back to my very first blog entry you can view his video that made him famous. He is quite a character. You can also Google him, just type in Gizmo Flushes and it will take you to his video.

We are so proud of him.