Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Finally ready to post....

I think I've sufficiently recovered from my "laugh hangover" from the weekend. I'm really not a big game-playing person....you usually have to drag me to play but once I start I don't want to stop. These new games are usually the only ones I will agree to play tho...ya know, the ones where people have to make up answers or questions or figure out definitions. I'm definately not a monopoly player and I'm not crazy about cards...tho I do enjoy dominos. Anyway, to make a long story short, there were six of us playing Balderdash and it was hilarious. Plus the whole weekend of just watching T.V. or a movie or just sitting around and talking was great.....but then again Sweetie Man and I really click with his daughter's family which makes it all the more fun. My son kept the little guy busy with the Wii (the recently destroyed part came in the mail luckily)so they had a blast also. And speaking of my future stepdaughter, she gave me a lovely gift for really no reason at all...


I was so touched by this. I only have one son and no daughter, so this poem was really special. It sits in my living room where I can see it everytime I walk in there.
She and I also had a relaxing time cross stitching. She hadn't done it in awhile and wanted a quick review and I also sent her down to my local cross stitch store. After getting a new pattern of her favorite dog, we plopped ourselves down while the men did a little cooking, and cross stitched some of the weekend away...very relaxing. I managed to finish up this little ornament to add to my other dog and kitty (see past posts)....

I made a few purchases myself this past weekend at the cross stitch store (it's dangerous when your tax refund comes in)



Actually the last pepper one I got free. Donna, the store owner and excellent cross stitcher, knew I liked peppers and thought I would enjoy it. Neat, uh?
I also did a little crocheting and finished up the gloves from the recent Crochet Today mag (again see past post)....

Wow, were these ever easy....and I used just Red Heart Sport. I had a little trouble finding the buckle I wanted but I finally did at JoAnns.
Though I finished this crocheted hat awhile back for Sweetie Man, I finally was able to take a nice pic of it so you can see how it matches his car (don't ask...I guess it's a man thing). A very easy pattern on the label of Chunky Wool-ease....just basic garter stitch on #11 needles then sewn up the side and gathered at the top. He loves it cause he said it keeps his ears really warm on those cold mornings going into work. (check out the little snowflakes in the air)
Wow, I think I had something for everyone in this post...knitting, crocheting, and cross stitching...imagine that!
Now with all that said and done this past weekend, you can see why I needed some recovery time...but definately well worth it. Off to watch American Idol...(hope the girls do better than than the boys did yesterday!).... till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

17 Comments:

Scott said...

Sounds like a great weekend!
-Jen

Sue said...

I love your stash, stitching and crocheting but am most touched by the lovely gift your daughter in law gave you. It sounds like you are very special to her.

Vonna said...

Wow, you've been a busy little crafter :)
Love the stash!
Your finished ornie is adorable and your hats/gloves...look warm and cozy! :)

Deneen said...

Sounds like the weekend was fabu!

I saw that hat pattern (I think) or one similar on the LB WE Chunky label and thought about trying it, since I never knit before.

The handwarmers/wrist warmers are cute-perhaps I will try a pair.

Sue said...

Wow! What a great stash you got there! I'm all teary over that lovely pic from your future stepdaughter -- how sweet!

Love the gloves! Love the hat! I almost wish it were colder around here. Almost.

CritterLady62 said...

How sweet of your future stepdaughter! There is nothing like getting together with family when you all get along. I love those gloves! I could sure use a pair (we have our office in the basement and it gets very cold). Your sweetie man looks very content in his little hat.

The Silver Thistle said...

What a lovely, touching gift from your future stepdaughter. What a lovely gift.

Sounds like you had a giggle or 3 with the games, hope your sides don't still hurt, lol

Nice finishes too. I'm a stitcher and a knitter, but I've never tried crochet yet. I think it's the only craft I haven't attempted yet.

Stitches and Stories said...

Love the poem your futurd daughter in law gave you, hop sweet is that.
The cross stitch is awesome! My cross stitch shop does a grab bag thing you pay $3 for some charts or books you never know, wrapped in green tissue paper and then you are surprised at what you find inside. I love it. Because if I can't use it I can always swap it.
I love the peppers!
The hat and wrist warmers are also excellent! I don't know how to crochet so I am very impressed.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Lots of good stash there and you did a great job on all your stitching. That was so sweet to get such a wonderful present about Mother's

andi said...

Sounds like fun! Neat x-stitch books!

stitcherw said...

You've been busy, no wonder you haven't had time before this to write a longer blog. The handwarmers and hat turned out great. I can see how he would like the hat with as cold as it has been, it would keep his ears nice and toasty warm.

What a lovely poem to get, that was so sweet of her. I'm glad that you had a good time, and what fun that you both stitch. Your ornament turned out adorable, and fun stash, that will keep you busy for a while also.
Sue

Robin said...

Wow! You have been busy! I love all your projects and I think its great that your husband's hat matches his car!
I cross stitched that poem for my mother-in-law about 10 years ago and she loves it. She gives away everything we give her except for that and chocolates so it must be good!:)
Enjoy all your new stash!

sydney said...

It sounds like you had a busy and fun weekend. I like your gloves!

Kare said...

Oh, Lucy! What a wonderful gift to receive. wow.
Love your projects.
hmm, hat to match your vehicle. That's a great idea!

Mimi said...

Wonderful stuff Lucy, so much fun!
The mother poem is so sweet! The x-stitch dog is cute, the pepper pattern is so cool... I love your fingerless gloves and your guy's cap! (The last photo is my favorite ;)

Madelyn said...

Goodness, what a haul. You've been really busy Lucy. I love those wrist warmers. I've been looking for that mag.

Lizzy said...

Oh, what a lovely weekend Lucy! :-)

How touching and sweet of your future DIL... I know it will always hold a special place in your heart...

You did some great stashing, Hun... Love your stitching, crotchet and knitting pieces... those wrist warmers are so cute! :-)