Posts Tagged ‘daughter’

March. Where Did It Go?

March 31, 2014

Who really cares.  It contained entirely too much snow.  Sweetums was not happy.  I was ready to shoot him and put him out of my misery.  I haven’t seen my children since Christmas.  Every time I make plans, there’s snow.  I do not like snow.  It is very difficult for me to get around.  My son lives in a row house on a narrow side street.  There isn’t any room for piling snow.  I  really need to see him.  He has a mortgage  now and panics just like his Father.  He wants my help with his taxes.  I just hope he finds a calm wife before I turn senile.  He’s going to need someone.  For now, barring any snow, I’m going on Wednesday.  The only time that I can remember snow in April was my fifth birthday party.  And I am older than dirt, don’t you know.

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Christmas Yarn

February 9, 2013

Normally, the thought of getting yarn for Christmas from a non-knitter is downright scary, but my daughter asked what I wanted.   Many years ago I bought an ounce of qiviuk yarn at a fair.   I made a close-fitting wimple to wear on cold winter days.  I could not believe how warm and soft on my skin it was.  It helped  me make it through many cold windy days while waiting for the bus or train.  I do not miss those days.  So I showed her the website and different options that would make me happy.  She cringed a little.  We don’t go crazy with Christmas presents, but we do try to get something special and are not ashamed to ask for suggestions.  I told her to get her brother to go in with her.  He’s usually clueless as to what to get anyway.   I think I saw her breathe easier.  Needless to say, on Christmas morning, I was a happy camper.

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I made this beautiful shawl with three ounces of Qiviuk and Mulberry Silk from Windy Valley Muskox.  The pattern is called Bigfoot Shawl from Wrapped In Comfort, Knitted Lace Shawls.  The main pattern is only a four row repeat and was quick to knit on a size eight circular needle.  I bound off on a wrong side row and had about one yard left.

On Making Mittens

March 29, 2012

Why do I have to make this so difficult?  It’s only a pair of mittens.  But they’re for my daughter.  And, she’s—well–great!  No one could ask for a better daughter.  What did I do to deserve her?  So, they have to be special.  Getting them ‘just right’ hasn’t been easy, but I think I finally did.  The purple is so rich and the two glitzy yarns all needed to stand out. 

I Was Away

August 17, 2009

It was only there for three days and I had my laptop.  So.  Why didn’t I blog?  Hmm.  Well.  I don’t know.  Well.  No.  That’s not it.  I could have blogged.  Really.  I turned my laptop on.  I went to my blog and stared at it blankly a few times.  And then, I turned it off.  I just didn’t feel like it. 

Monday, I went to Reisetrstown to see how the house looked and see my son.  Sometimes, children ( even adult children) need to hear, “that’s all right.  I still love you”.  We had some cooking  lessons, what to throw out lessons and what to chop down lessons, like the iron bench is completed covered by forsthysia bushes.

081309 002The house really looks good.  I want to thank my daughter for finding good people to do the job.  The pompom tree on the side yard is very overgrown, but it completely hides the idiot’s porch next door.  I’m afraid I’m going to have to call the county on him again.  The hydrangea on that side don’t look very good.  They aren’t getting much sun.  I think I’ll have them moved to the front this fall.  It’s looking a little bare since I had the big holly tree removed.

081309 004 I was standing on the front porch when I saw a small pile of tiny black pellets by one of the shutters.  I slowly pulled it back and there was the bat.  I slowly closed it and got my camera.  See?  He’s smiling just for me.  I think we’ve always had bats in our attic.  For a few weeks in the fall and spring, they’d be coming in as I was leaving for work.  I liked to watch them trying to get into the tiny slot.  I missed the train more than once.  Bats are so cool!  Whenever we go to the DC zoo, I always go to the bat house.

Is that enough for today?  I hope so.

The Tea Towels are Finished

April 14, 2009

I am very happy with the way they  turned out.  And they didn’t cost much more than a card.  Well, they did take time to make, but it was time well spent.


My daughter called this evening.  She asked me tot take her to Hopkins on Thursday.  She’s having out-patient surgery so I’ll be leaving here sometime Wednesday.  I hope to work on the handbag tomorrow so I can give it to her.

I’m 63 Today

April 8, 2008
I’m glad to still be alive. Being 62 bothered me. I had to see a cardiologist last year before hip surgery. After some tests, they discovered nothing. I was relieved, but still bothered. I have known of too many people that died at 62. I have all this yarn and fabric and all the other crap that goes with it. It was stupid feeling this way. Now I feel like I have a good twenty years to go. I’m sure my daughter would be relieved because Doug would give her all my stuff. She’s more mechanical than creative. She sews and embroiders beautifully, but she prefers to read and follow directions. I read directions and do whatever I want anyway. I love her dearly. She is the best daughter. She is a great Mother. She is a better Mother than me. Ask my son. When he was little, he called her his “Mommy Sister”. I may not be a great Mother, but I am better than my mother. We won’t get into that here. Anyway, she sends me the best cards. They make me feel so loved that I can’t help but cry. Kevin is so lucky to have her for a Mother.

She also has great hair.

Nice Day for a Drive

March 30, 2008
Even though it was cooler today, it was still beautiful. The sky was very blue and the drive over the bay was wonderful. There were even a few sail boats out. I got to Jenn’s around 1:30 and visited for a while and got caught up on everything. She was tired from house cleaning. They rent out a townhouse and the tennets left without giving notice. Since the tennets kept the keys, they had to wait so many days before they could clean out what they left and get it ready to rent again. There are so many laws that work against owners and for renters. It’s like being stuck between a rock and a hard place.

My son and I went out later and got burgers and talked for a while. His new kitty is very sweet. She will get in your lap and purr. She loves to scratched and she loves her kitten chow. She likes to drink out of the bathtub and squeeze into small places. Win seems so happy with her.

While we were out, we wandered through a book store. I didn’t but anything, but I got some ideas.

Word-filled Wednesday

March 27, 2008
My daughter showed with my grandson and her sick husband while we were out for our walk. I was going to turn back but Doug said, ” They probably won’t be here for another hour”. A few minutes later, Jenn called so we had to head back. It was a perfect day for walking. I didn’t have to wear a sweater or gloves. When we got back, Kevin had already put the spare TV in the bedroom and rearranged the bed. We never really saw John. He was laying in the backseat of Jenn’s vehicle.

I picked out the fabrics for my quilt and I didn’t buy anything new.

Now I have to find scraps of light and dark fabric to go with it.

We Had Fun

March 15, 2008

Jenn, Kevin and I had a wonderful time last night.  When I get back, I’ll have about 60 pictures.  There is one of Kevin this is out of this world.  It’s scary.

My son and I went to animal shelters this morning.  I didn’t have any luck, but he did.  He fell in love with this little black and white female.  Her fur is medium long and very silky.  She is about six months old and very friendly.  She’s not sure about being held, but she loves to be petted and rub all over everything.  She’s a sweetie.  Doug would love her, but she doesn’t have an aggressive enough personality to get along with Zip.  Maude can get along with him because she acts like she weighs thirty pounds.

A Quicky

February 5, 2008
I am going up to Reisterstown for a day or two. When I go during the week, traffic isn’t bad at all. I want to give my daughter her birthday presents in person and pick up a few things. I hope to get back by Thursday. Sewing club is this Friday.