Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More stitching done on Beatrix Potter!

Above you see my Beatrix Potter progress for July...did quite a bit to sooth the stresses in my life! I'm currently job hunting and have an important interview coming up.
I just love the carnations in this sampler!
And this little bird turned out so well...
And the bouquet has smatterings of white in the tulips which really brings out a sweetness.
So I'm looking forward to stitching more in August. So much going on. Peter will be moving to his dorms at California State University at Fullerton...he's so excited!!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

A Walk in the "Nature" park...

Peter, my parents, and I made a trip over to Cal State Fullerton to deliver a second copy of the final high school transcript. Somehow, the first copy got lost although we had them sign for it and we got the signed green card back. So we decided to make a day trip out of it, and it worked out beautifully to pick up my parents along the way so that Peter could show off the campus.
We ended up, of course, in what Peter calls "the nature park," which is CSUF's wonderful arboretum which is totally a miniature Huntington Library with every tree and plant imaginable, with pathways lined with benches leading to a gorgeous lagoon. So after taking a quick self tour of the school, which included a trip inside the Student Union for a couple t shirts, and lunch at the on campus Carl's Jr, we wound up on a shady bench for a bit of a rest.
Afterwards, we were pooped from the warm sun and walking and went back to my parents' home to rest and a bit of a late dinner. Above is my Family Sampler designed by Pat Rogers and stitched by me...quite a contrast to the very full Family Tree from an earlier blog that I had stitched for my mother in law!!

A very nice day...Peter had a great time showing off the campus to his Opa and Oma. Peter is so excited and can't wait to move into the dorms, which, by the way, are right next door to the "nature park." I imagine I'll be visiting there often!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Will Working Costco!

This is my son Will working in the Deli Department at Costco! I tried to be sneaky, but he saw me with my camera taking a shot!!
Here he is helping a customer...
Time to go back to work! Very proud of Will and how hard he's working...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Mega Cable Scarf

I'm so glad to have found this easy cable scarf from the http://stitchdcblog.blogspot.com/!!!
I did change it a bit by reversing the first and second rows so that I would be on the knit side for the cable, and I used Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick 'N Quick yarn instead. I found that one skein is enough for the scarf itself, but had to steal a little bit of yarn from a second skein in order to do the pom poms.
For the pom poms, I used Clover's Extra Large pom pom maker, but if you wanted to leave the pom poms off, it looks very nice without them. I think these scarves will make wonderful holiday presents...

Only took me two evenings to knit this up...I did stay with #19 needles and for my cable holder, I used a #13 double pointed needle since that was the biggest one I had...I will be getting Clover's huge cable holder hook shortly to make it easier still to knit the next one.