You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Odds and Ends....Using up my STASH

SABLE- A common knitting acronym that stands for
 Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.”

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Yup,that's me; I buy yarn whether I need it or not and I doubt I will live long enough to use it up. I buy yarn that I love and know that I will use and I buy yarn that I don't like so much but know someone else will. Of course I buy yarn for a specific project too. I  have to admit that while my yarn stash grows my memory of why I bought it fades. So in keeping with my commitment to finish projects and use up materials, this Christmas I made and gave several hand made gifts using stash. (Thanks to Pinterest there was no shortage of ideas only shortage of time) I made my sisters buttoned cowls, my grand children hats and I even finished two pair of fingerless gloves, one for me and one for Dylan's mom Mary. Everyone seemed to love their gifts and little by little my stash is shrinking. I wish I could say the same for my

Happy New Year Everyone!
May PEACE, LOVE and Prosperity be yours!!

My grandson Grant loves owls but hates the hat!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Hello Dolly!!!

Here they are, my neices Nina, and McKenna proudly holding their American Girl dolls for every one to  see. Cousin Gabby sits in the middle making the picture  just perfect. I finally gave Nina and McKenna their promised doll outfits and I couldn't be more pleased. This picture was taken yesterday at our annual Family Christmas Party. These little girls were so appreciative of the doll dresses and I was so touched that by the end of our annual gathering I had already promised them more outfits for Christmas!! What is the matter with me, you ask? Who knows, I've barely made a dent in my "to do" list  as it is and here I am already adding more things right? Well, I am helpless. I am a sucker for little girls and their dolls so I will keep my promise to them. I know this will cause much disappointment but I have decided to move the pine cone wreath back indefinately. Whew, what a relief, I've been putting that one off for a while,  now I finally have a legitimate excuse.
 Happy Holidays!