Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Question of the Week #5

I love the Cowboys. Yes I have loved them since 1967. They are like my children. I get frustrated with them, sometimes I don't even want to look at them, but when they are good they are very, very good. I married a man who loves them too.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Take a deep breath and RELAX!!!!!!

The Wedding is over and we can relax until next week.

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Swap partner ROCKS THE HOUSE

Note To Self

I have been a terrible swap partner. Yes I got my package out, but I don't feel that I put the care into it that I have put into other swaps I have participated in. I just have not had any extra time the last two months. This is the first time I have even turned on my computer in almost two weeks I think.
I am going to be a better partner from now on.

Monday, September 29, 2008

I Love October

I love October in Texas. It is always cool and crisp and the leaves are turning and it is full of expectations.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I am writing this because it is required for one of my swaps.

There is so much going on with my family right now that is private that the only thing I am comfortable writing about right now is WE ARE BUYING A NEW HOUSE!!!!
That's right a NEW house that no one else has lived in. YIPPEE SKIPPEE!!!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Real Men don't TEXT!

My 28 year old daughter's week began as normally as possible. She and her husband got up an d went to Church on Sunday, went shopping, watched a movie and got ready to go to work on Monday.
Monday her husband did not come home finally he texted her and said he was working late on a house in Plano and would probably just go to the Fire Station for his shift without coming home first. Tuesday night he was on shift so she did not see him and he had instructed her to never call him at work. Early Wednesday a.m. she had an anxiety attack. She called me for help unable to get hold of her husband. I live an hour away but I went immediately to her. I got her to a doctor whom she told that these attacks had become more frequent in the last few months because she knows her husband is unhappy but he won;t talk about it. They have been going to couples counseling but he only went to 4 and then refused to go, my daughter continued to go so she would know how to cope with her husband in a loving and supportive way. Wednesday he was supposed to go hunting with his mom's boyfriend and did not come home wednesday night. Thursday at noon while she was at work he texted her that he loved her. She got home from work Thursday night and started noticing that some of his clothes were gone, some pictures, his guns. She tried unsuccessfully to contact him. Friday was a holiday and she was alone. He finally texted her that him and MIke had gotten home late to Mesquite and he had just staYED THERE. Not addressing the message about the missing items. At 4 p.m. Friday this is the text he seNt his wife of nine years.
FROM JARRETT:
I HAVE GOTTEN AN ATTORNEY AND FILED FOR DIVORCE. I AM SORRY. YOU SHOULD SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS TIME. I AM NO LONGER THE HUSBAND YOU NEED. I AM NOT HAPPY AND I AM MAKING YOU UNHAPPY. WE CAN NO LONGER TALK. I AM TURNING MY PHONE OFF. I'LL BE FAIR.
And so ends another marriage. They had traveled all over the world together, grown up together, she supported him while he got his career started. She is beautiful, stayed in shape, kept a beautiful home and prayed and supported her husband and this is what she gets.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Quote from "The Shack"

Thought from The Shack that has stayed with me: We all have our own set of rules on what we consider to be right and what we consider to be wrong. And even an individual's judgments change over time. Things a person used to think were right he now considers wrong and vice-versa. So if everyone has their own set of rules and even those rules don't remain constant, no wonder there is chaos in this world.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm ALMOST a SUPERHERO




Your Superpower Should Be Invisibility



You are stealth, complex, and creative.

You never face problems head on. Instead, you rely on your craftiness to get your way.

A mystery to others, you thrive on being a little misunderstood.

You happily work behind the scenes... because there's nothing better than a sneak attack!



Why you would be a good superhero: You're so sly, no one would notice... not even your best friends



Your biggest problem as a superhero: Missing out on all of the glory that visible superheroes get

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Falling For EWE Autumn Yarn Swap Q&A

Do you knit or crochet? I KNIT How long have you been at your craft? OFF AND OND ON 30 YEARS
Do you spin? NO
Are there any other crafts that you participate in? TRYING TO LEARN TO CROCHET
What are your favorite yarns/fibers? SOCK YARNS OF ANY KIND AND i KNIT WITH A LOT OF COTTON AND COTTON BLENDS BECAUSE I DO DISHCLOTH SWAPS. i ALSO LIKE GOOD ACRYLIC BLENDS FOR AFGHANS. I WOULD LIKE SOMETHING LUXURIOUS BUT EASY CARE BECAUSE i WOULD LIKE TO MAKE MY DAUGHTER A NICE SCARF TO GO WITH HER DRESS COAT THIS WINTER
What are your LEAST favorite yarns/fibers?LIONBRAND HOMESPUN AND RED HEART SUPER SAVER.
AREe there any types/brands of yarn that you are dying to work with but haven’t gotten a chance? NORO
What are your favorite types of projects to knit/crochet? SOCKS AND DISHCLOTHS
What are you currently working on? MEANDERING LEAVES SHAWL
Anything you plan to start this autumn? AFGHAN FOR MY DAUGHTER
What is your favorite FO? BABY BLANKET FOR MY GRANDSON RONIN(Please, post a picture if you would like.)
What is your oldest UFO? PURPLE AND RED SOCKS, I HATE PURPLE AND RED TOGETHER
Are their any knitting/crochet techniques that you would like to learn? TWO SOCKS AT THE SAME TIME ON ONE NEEDLE
Are you a sock knitter? I AM A SOCK KNITTER What are your foot measurements? I WEAR A SIZE 10 SHOE
Do you have a yarn winder and/or a swift? NO BUT I ESPECIALLY NEED A YARN WINDER
Where/how to you keep you needles/hooks? IN A DRESSER DRAWER
Do you collect anything? KNITTING NOTIONS, CRUCIFIXES, SANTA CLAUSES, HEARTWOOD CREEK FIGURINES
What is your favorite type of music? I LIKE IT ALL. THE BEATLES, FIVE FOR FIGHTING, DIXIE CHICKS, NICKEL CREEK, MATCHBOX 20, Are you MP3 ready? HOPE TO FOR XMAS
Do you like sweets? YES, YES AND YES.What are your favorites? DOVE CHOCOLATE WITH CARAMEL
What is your living situation like? HUSBAND OF 36 YEARS, HE'S THE SMARTEST PERSON i KNOW BUT HE JUST CAN'T FIGURE ME OUT. WE LIVE ALONE WITH FRQUENT VISITS FROM GRANDKIDS. WE BOTH WORK FULLTIME.Any pets? 4 CATS, 2 DOGS Children? GROWN, 4 GRANDKIDS
Are you allergic to anything? WOOL MAKES ME ITCH UNLESS IT IS BLENDED WITH SOMETHING ELSE
Do you have an online wish list (Amazon, Etsy, Loopy Ewe, etc.)? Please include links for your swap pal.My Amazon.com Wish List
Are you having a birthday during this swap? NOVEMBER 22ND
What is your Ravelry ID? KNITTING ON 1156

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Theodore Roosevelt said this a long, long time ago. Why are we still having to explain this to immigrants?"

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

I do not have anything against immigration but I do have a problem with some who come here expecting us to assimilate instead of themselves.

2 New Cloths I 've knitted for my swaps

This one is another Star Fish Cloth in Sugar and Cream Stripes. Pattern is at http://sew-funky.blogspot.com
This one is Rhonda White's Lady Slipper Cloth done in Peaches and Cream TEA ROSE

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I KNIT A SEA CREATURE!


This is the Starfish dishcloth I knit for one of my swaps. It was created by sew-funky.blogspot.com. She has generously posted her Free patterns there.

Swapmeister, Swapmeister (to the tune of MATCHMAKER, MATCHMAKER)

Swapmeister, Swapmeister
Say your name now.
Why don't you stand up and take a bow?

Swapmeister, Swapmeister
You just send gifts,
while I'm here having fits.

Swapmeister, Swapmeister
I need your name right now!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Info for the Swapmeister

1.I am a nurse, I work fulltime at a large hospital, 3 12 hour shifts in a row, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights.
2. I am Catholic.
3. I have two dogs and 4 cats and a great # of Barn cats that I feed and care for.
4. I have 4 grandchildren.
5. I have been married 36 years to the same guyand I still think he is one of the smartest people I've ever met, although he still hasn't figured me out.
6.Things I love:Music: I love The Beatles, Nickel Creek, Five For Fighting.
Drinks: Diet Coke, Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper,Folger's
Classic Roast Black.
Sweets: Tiramisu. Cheesecake, Dark Chocolate.
Activities: I love committing RANDOM ACTS OF
KINDNESS.Camping,Fishing.Reading, Knitting.
7. I love flowers and rain and the beach.Although I've only been to the beach twice in my life.
8. I read alot. I would like to start reading Daniel Silva’s books but I would like to start with his first one. I also like Nora Roberts and anything about King Arthur. I love anything by or about Jane Austen. I have read The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings Trilogy over and over since the sixties.I read spy novels in secret because I've always thought it would be neat to be a spy but my family wouldn't understand.
9. I like anything made from recycled items.
10.I can always use Peaches N. Cream or Sugar n Cream cotton yarn because I knit alot of Dishcloths for swaps.
11. I have tried and tried to learn to knit two socks at a time but I always end up dropping the wrong needle.
12. I have secret fear of being poor when I am old and I won't have money for books or yarn and since I live so far from town would have to depend on others for transportation so I am hoarding yarn and needles now. I know it is weird.
13.I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I take a shot every week for it. I have had Cancer in the past but have been clean for 3 years
Hugs, Knitting on 1156 AKA Debbie in Wizard Wells

Friday, July 4, 2008




You Are An INFJ



The Protector



You live your life with integrity, originality, vision, and creativity.

Independent and stubborn, you rarely stray from your vision - no matter what it is.

You are an excellent listener, with almost infinite patience.

You have complex, deep feelings, and you take great care to express them.



In love, you truly see relationships as an opportunity to connect and grow.

You enjoy relationships as long as they are improving and changing. You can't stand stagnation.



At work, you stay motivated and happy... as long as you are working toward a dream you support.

You would make a great photographer, alternative medicine guru, or teacher.



How you see yourself: Hardworking, ethical, and helpful



When other people don't get you, they see you as: Manipulative, weak, and unstable

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Scary Months of May and June

First you hear your most beloved son has Cancer and your heart stops, then it starts to pound very hard as if it is trying to leave your body as you search for a plan, a course of action, a weapon of mass destruction to kill the cancer so it will never touch your family again. He goes in for surgery and you say your Rosary over and over again as if you say it enough or with enough faith you can surely save him. You wait 5 days, 10 days then you get the call. The node was definitely Cancer and we think we got it all, but we did find another spot but this type of Cancer has a high rate of cure and with some chemotherapy we are feeling very positive. So we start Chemo, the third day after chemo is the worst, he is tired and sick but insists on going to work. He is strong, he is a man but he is still my baby boy.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Questionnaire for my new swap "SUMMER OF YARN LOVE"

1. I knit

2. I do not spin.

3. I love to knit with cottons and blends. I absolutely cannot stand Lion Brand Homespun

4. My favorite colors are reds, deep blues and jewel-like colors. I do not like orange or black

5. I am dying to try Rowan Denim but that is not practical. I really like and will use washable yarns Like superwashes and stuff. I don't especially like Red Heart acrylic, but Caron supersoft and Reynolds both have very soft Acrylics that I use for Afghans. I love any type of sock yarn and I can handwash socks so it doesn't have to be a superwash.

6. I knit Socks, Afghans and dishcloths.

7. I am knitting a "CABLES and CROWNS" Afghan for my oldest daughter, I have a pair of socks on the needles and one or two dishcloths for my swaps.

8. Favorite thing that I have knitted is the blanket for my Grandson.

9. A pair of socks in "The Red Hat" colorway, purples and reds. Unfortunately I did not realize how much I hate purple and red together until I got halfway through the first sock.

10. I would like to learn to crochet

11.My Ravelry ID is Knitting on 1156

12. Yes I knit socks and I have big feet, I wear a size ten shoe.

13. I collect, birdfeeders, santas, crucifixes, knitting notions and Heartwood Creek Figurines.

14. I do not have a winder or a swift but I really need them. They were on my Xmas list but Santa didn't bring them. I must've have been a bad girl.

15.I love Dove milk chocolate with caramel

16.I love clean, crisp scents. No fruity odors please.

17.I keep my needles in a dresser drawer.

18. I do have a wish list on Amazon under Deborah Wilson.

19.My Birthday is in November

20.I have no allergies.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Exchange from Dawn in Washington

Exchange from Marnie in British Columbia, Canada

Gypsy, our dog. She is the reason we ended our vacation early.


Gypsy got away from the kennel help and they couldn't find her. She was missing from Saturday night to Wednesday morning. We got the message Tuesday morning and immediately loaded up and drove back. I found her in an empty lot on 3rd street in Jacksboro on Wednesday morning. It was a very happy reunion!

Vacation Pictures at Bastrop State Park in The Lost Pines Area





Sunday, April 27, 2008

Project for Summertime Fun Exchange for my Addicted To Knit Dishcloths Group


Dish Towel, Dishcloth, and Potholder(Annie's Kitchen Set designed by Sue Schaefer at Harvest Moon

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I've been busy!

You can't see it well but this is the cloth from KrisKnits that she designed of her mother's House and Tree.
" Pieces of My Heart Cloth"
"Easter Egg Cloth"
This is the "Caterpillar Cloth".
I call this my "Ear of Corn Cloth"

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

StumbleVideo - Randy Pausch reprising his &Last Lecture&

StumbleVideo - Randy Pausch reprising his &Last Lecture&

LIMEADE


This is the cloth that I made for my exchange on Mary's Knitting and Crochet group. It is Sue Schaefer" design called Strawbery Smoothie but I call mine LIMEADE

Sunday, February 24, 2008

More Dishcloths
This is our signpost for our little community.


Dishcloths I have made.