Saturday, March 27, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
An easy finish or two today. Just had to do a few rows on the dishcloth and hide the ends on "George's" scarf. The dishcloth is out of a groovy Sugar'n Cream Twists. I had never seen the red/blue/yellow colorway before...and I bought enough for several since I like to tuck them into gifts as a little something extra. The pattern is a waffle stitch that several people in blogland have been knitting recently.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Lots planned for today. Going for afternoon tea with DS and DDIL in the antique district of town…and I feel the need to shop comin’ on, so what better place!?
I've heard from DD today already, and have an intriguing box that came in the mail from her still to open. I just hung up from talking to my sweet best friend/cousin in NY a few minutes ago. And I know my sister will call... Such nice wishes I'm getting!
Maybe a movie and light dinner this evening…what to see, what to see…I think Jeff Bridges is going to win out over Johnny Depp this time…only because Johnny just doesn’t look like Johnny in Alice…otherwise…well…you know…
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Monday, March 08, 2010
I love this orange jacket, although it is a little tight right now so I can't really wear it. It is sparkly and casual at the same time...hard to beat that. I bought it in NY a few summers ago on a sale rack for about $15...I mean, I really had to get it for that price. Unfortunately that was when I was a few pounds lighter and since it's a little fitted, um, it looked better on me then than it does now =-/...and I could button it then. Sheesh, I remember when I was younger I wished I would have bigger boobs...Well, it seems that when I put on weight that's when I get them...I'd really rather not have big boobs, I guess...such wisdom comes with age...now if I could just get wiser and get rid of my butt, too...sigh...
Ok, so...I'm tired of the whole posting orange everyday thing...heh...What can I say, I get bored easily...So, I think a week was enough... It was fun and I learned that a theme for me only lasts about a week then it is time to move on...I wonder what I'll come up with next...if anything...=-)
I've been hand quilting like a (sorta) fiend on my Jane Stickle quilt since the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. I find it relaxing and I love seeing it get ever nearer to completion...I'm not promising that I won't put it away again and let it simmer some more at some point (Did I already say this? Sounds familiar.) In fact, I'm fairly certain I can promise that it definitely WILL go back to simmer! In any case, I'm enjoying it now...
"They" say one more night of light rain then we will have a "warming trend." I love that we have had so much good rain recently, though, because it makes the hills green. The longer they are green, the longer I like it here and don't start pining for NY...which will start soon enough. But, we have a cruise at the end of May and into June before I can even start thinking about my little house...Well, actually, I think about it all the time...but before I can think about GOING to it...My sister did a drive by today and sent me a snowy picture of it, it looks so sweet and lonely...but I can wait a few months...had enough snow and cold for this year in Scotland ...yep...
Have a great week everyone. Hope you enjoyed the orange thing while it lasted =-) Since this is my birthday week, I may just have to come up with some way to celebrate...=-)
Sunday, March 07, 2010
A dark, gloomy day here in SoCA...but not in my scarf drawer...=-)
This is a beautiful (orange) vintage silk scarf (I wear this one a LOT) that I bought years ago in a resale clothing shop downtown while on a girls' day out with DD. She tries on all the lovely tiny-waisted vintage dresses and and darling hats and I haunt the accessories cases and racks...perfect recipe for a perfect afternoon =-)
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Thursday, March 04, 2010
I am always finding pertinent quotes when I read, no matter the genre. Unfortunately, my books come in and go out of my house quickly because I share them and send them on their way as soon as I am done with them these days. I rarely feel the need to have a book returned to me and I like to think of them making their way around the reader world on a never-ending journey. Since so many of my books were out the door, and looking in each book for my underlining and highlighting was not practical, I needed a way to keep track of my quotes...so I started writing them in a journal, which has been fun. I love going back and picking random pages and reading over what I thought was inspirational or important to remember at any given time. Sometimes I find doodles or sketches in there, too, or lists of something I need to do or buy, or random thoughts I felt the need to write down. It's a little snapshot of a window of time in my life as I sat and drank my tea and read my book and pondered. This is the first journal I used for this purpose. I have always loved the design, it's very quilty...Actually, it is a photo of a quilt...I would love to make one inspired by it someday. And I LOVE that color combo...especiallly the...ORANGE! Have a great day!
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
...well, at least until I run out of photos of orange things in my everyday life. I thought it would be fun, since I have just become really aware of how much I am enjoying the color right now, to take pictures of just exactly what the orange things around here actually are...So I will post a photo everyday until there are no more, or until the end of March, whichever comes first...I think I'll run out before the 31st but it does keep appearing over and over...