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, February 20, 2013

See You Later Alligator!

Ok, yet another goal. I thought this year I would be proactive and be ready for Christmas 2013. So that I won't be tempted to start any new projects and not finish them, I decided to join an online  group called Christmas Stitching 2013 on my favorite website Ravelry . The point of the group is to commit to one  knitted/crocheted project per month. The moderator gives a monthly suggestion; you don't have to use it you can do your own thing too. 
Everyone helps and encourages each other along the way. By December of this year we will all have 12 gifts made for Christmas gift giving. (I figure I can do this in tandem with my other F.F. projects and use up my stash too....hmmmmm we'll see.)
Sounds like a good idea right?
 Well it would have been if I hadn't been late joining. (no surprise). I missed the January project deadline so I am already lagging behind. The other members are finishing up February and looking toward March. I am already feeling stressed. That's ok I tell myself, I have 10 more months to catch up and as far as I know there are no Knitting Police coming after me if I don't.
So.... here is my January project finally finished.
 This little baby alligator scarf was knitted using a pattern that I have been looking at for years. I am really cheap so I put off buying it hoping to find it free somewhere. Well that didn't happen so I broke down and bought it.
Baby Alligator will go Grandson Grant.
I hope he likes it better than the owl hat.
(no I am not holding a grudge....well maybe a little)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

1000 pieces Sports Baseball Puzzle .....Finally Finished

While this certainly wasn't on MY LIST of things to finish my grand-son and son put this together in record time while I plugged away on my next project. Stay tuned it is almost done.

Too much snow for me!
Think Spring!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Fishtales from Rockport, MA

Thanks to  the Northeast 
blizzard NEMO I was left without electricity; 
therefore, no Facebook, no Pinterest, no Friends With Words or even FaceTime with my grandsons. So desperate times call for disparate measures right? Right. The Dead Fish Hat that I made from "stash" for my grandson for Christmas 2012 has been done except for the final touches to the eyes.  (Yep, it's the pesky details that get me in trouble.) So snowbound yesterday morning with no more excuses and nothing else to do I was able to Finally Finish another NEMO. Here it is ready and waiting for my grandson's next visit.

And by the looks of things here in Rockport, Ma there will be plenty of opportunity for him to wear it.
(if he will that is)
Peace Out!
Stay Warm and Dry....

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Sweets For The Sweet!!

Welcome little Charlotte!

This beautiful baby girl was recently born to special friends!
As Cute As A Cupcake................Sweet As The Icing!

My stash pile is getting smaller.

I can't think of a nicer family to give this little handmade cupcake hat to.
(complete with sprinkles)

Little glass beads make great sprinkles!