I have to ask... Does anyone else's kitty do this?
And she looks so sweet too. "I didn't do anything, Mom"
This is a pair of sock I am knitting with yarn I got in Watkins Glen when my mom was here visiting. The color is awesome! It's like Sierra Mist. You can click on it to get a closer look at the pattern.
This is the "before" picture of the purse I knitted and felted.
This is the "after". I love it! It turned out great! I will keep the pattern and probably use it over and over. So some of you may get a purse for Christmas.
Whoot, Whoot! I got an award! It comes to me from Missy at Missy's Book Nook, she has a really nice blog you should visit her. ***Actually I got two! I got another (same award) from Chick Loves Lit.
So - The rules state that in order to accept this award, I need to list seven of my very favorite things. Then I may pass the award on to seven other bloggers!
My Seven Favorite Things -
1. Being with Family
2. Coffee on the porch
3. Pizza and Ice Cream... anywhere, anytime
5. Being alone
6. Books and knitting
7. God and my faith
Seven other Blogs, hmmm... this will be hard.
1. Miss Flower Beautiful blog, beautiful pictures!
2. Chick Loves Lit Book reviews, and always lot of giveaways!
3. Chickens in the Road - this just might be the most beautiful and creative blog I have ever seen!
4. Melissa's Bookshelf - Another really beautiful blog with book reviews and lots more.
5. Peeking Between the Pages - Great book reviews, great give aways, nice blog.
6. Chick Lit is not Dead - The most Hilarious blog ever!!!!!!
7. The Yarnarian - Great knitting/yarn blog, she dyes and sells yarn and it is gorgeous!
What's happening - My husband went from working in PA to working in WV. He was home for 1 1/2 days. 3 days in PA and 4 days in WV. He is suppose to come home tonight. I have to admit that even though he is gone alot he really tries hard to make it up to when he gets home. He has to mow the yard both here and at the "barn property" but then he makes sure he spends time with me. We go out to breakfast, out to dinner, go for drives, go shopping, etc. Other wives have asked me how I can stand it and I tell them "If we had young children at home, or if he ignored me when he was home, or if we were jus newly married, it wouldn't work" But we make it work! I knew before he took the job that it would be like this and we did talk about it, he actually asked me if he should take it. And we both agreed that our marriage was strong enough to handle it.
Books I have read - "The Help" by Kathryn Stocket, Excellent book! Takes place in the early 60's in MS. This is about a young white woman who becomes interested in the plight of the black maids that every white family has working for them. She wants to "change things" but this is dangerous at this time in history. She begins to write their stories about the mistreatment, abuse and heartbreaks, all just before the Civil Rights revolution. The black women have to make a decision, take the chance and tell all and possibly be fired or worse, or just keep quiet and put up with it all.
Also read - "Welcome to the Departure Lounge: Adventures in Mothering Mother" by Meg Federico. This is a memoir of a woman who ends up taking care of her elderly and deranged mother. It is very funny and very sad. I would often laugh and then feel guilty because I realized I was laughing at her expense. But the book is written to be funny so I laughed along with her. Great book!
Contests - Dar at Peeking Between the Pages is giving away a copy of "A Worthy Legacy" by Tomi Akinyanmi. Looks like a great book (and has a great cover!).
Toni at A Circle of Books is giving away a copy of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer. This also looks like a great book!
Chick Loves Lit also has several giveaways.
My friend Erin Quinn has just finished her new book - Haunting Beauty. Check in at Quinn's Essentials to see a real nice trailer for it. Also she does contests at Erin Quinn Books and has some great prizes.
Top 5 - Swear words (that are not really swearing).
1. Oh crap!
2. Oh my word!
3. For Heaven's sake.
4. Just chill!
5. That really ticked me off!
*please no real swear words - I like to keep a clean blog.