Sunday, July 29, 2007

A contest and a great blog...

Mandy is having a contest. She designed an adorable candy bag and is offering entries for knitting it up...Yay!! Go check out her blog - I read it daily - she rocks :)

Caution...whining ahead

My family sucks...I really, really want to go camping and either they are working (damn jobs) or they just want to stay home with their friends and not go with Mom - I am going to load up a bin of yarn and drive myself 4 hours in some a fire...roast a marshmallow...and...knit...ALL BY MYSELF!!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Zen House

I almost forgot...Son (Andy) and I visited the (only) Japanese Restaurant Duluth has to offer.

Some background for those who don't know: He studies Japanese at college and hopes to get an internship to study in Japan sometime in the next couple semesters....Eventually, he wants to teach English in Japan and live there. It's just a hoot seeing pics of him involved in some of the cultural events the college hosts...He is after all almost 6'2" - and most of his Japanese/Asian classmates are just a little shorter...

Anyways, I digress...We've been wanting to check it out since my friend, Kim, mentioned she likes to go there for Sushi. (Miss you Kim! Wish you could have been there)

Wow!! How cool. We ordered Tonkatsu (breaded pork cutlet with vegetable garnish). It was served with rice, vegetable tempura, pickled daikon and miso soup.

First off - let's talk about was gorgeous. The plate (I forget the name) is square with individual places for each food. The pork cutlet was sliced in strips and drizzled with a brown liquid...the tempura is deep fried pieces (large) of vegetables - then dipped in their own sauce...yummy....the miso soup had tofu in it (never had tofu before) and sliced scallions...very good.. the remaining part was a potato salad type salad - only the dressing had a distinct flavor (which Andy told me the name, but I don't remember),,,it tasted like horse radish. I love horse radish, Andy wasn't as excited about it.

We then topped off the meal with a frozen banana maki (not sure if I spelled that right or not) - which consisted of frozen banana dunked in dark chocolate and then hardened, then sliced into chunks with each chunk adorned with a dot of fruit sauce on top...again, presentation was awesome...and tasted incredible...

You need to understand that I am a country gal that was brought up on a farm this was really cool for me and it was also really neat to share the experience with Andy.

I must have looked like a "first-timer" because the lady commented on it being my first time here as I paid the bill...don't know what that was all about....

I have been knitting...

I finished my first sock for my second's about a half inch too short. I apparently started decreasing for the toe too soon - it fits but could be longer...See...this is why I joined the Let's Learn Socks KAL. (Nice polish job, huh?)

In other knitting news - I adapted the pattern for the the small accessory bag shown in One Skein. The original pattern is a crochet pattern. I made it out of Sugar n Cream cotton yarn, using a double seed stitch and made a long rectangle instead of two sides, then sewed the side seams. I plan on lining it and adding a zipper. Can I buy a 5 and a half inch zipper? That might be a problem....

I am toying with the idea of trying Fixation by Cascade for the Sock KAL - and wanted to get a feel for the yarn before I made the decision. The LYS offered a Baby Hat pattern free with purchase of one skein of yarn...Well, can't turn that down...So, I am knitting a baby cap...and..I am a "liking" this yarn....Kim, Linda...whoever gets pregnant first...gets the cap...ready, set, go!!!!

...and....the promised yarn pictures. I bought a skein of 100% Bamboo. WOW! It is so soft...I just randomly pick it up just to feel it....and the color is such a soft, luxurious green...I am not sure what I am going to use it for...suggestions?

That's it for now - I'll be back when I can get some decent outside pics of the rest of my yarn...

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Come knit socks....

Have you ever felt the urge...watched in awe as others....seemingly more accomplished knitters...proudly display their knitted footwear...well, wait no longer....join the throngs of knitters who proudly wear the title of "Sock Knitter".

Run, don't walk to Let's Learn Socks KAL hosted by Alana.

You'll be glad you did!! See ya there...I'll be the one wearing socks I made myself.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What a busy day...

Summer school in the morning to administer the BST in Math. (ONLY two students showed up)

Duluth in the afternoon...which included a trip to the yarn store and my first visit to a Japanese restaurrant with my son, Andy. Details and pics to follow.

stupid, stupid, stupid....

Stupid move of the week (month) - click here

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

It's so sticky...

My choices today....the beach or clean the basement.

Sad to say - I think I am going to clean the basement. It is so unbelievably sticky - the coolness of the basement wins out over the heat of the beach...I know...hard to believe...

So, wish me luck - there's spiders down there......

Monday, July 23, 2007

Check out this blog

My son Jeremy and Derek graduated together and were close friends from 7th grade on. Derek is currently traveling around Peru and Ecquador and posting as he goes. His blog has breath-taking, beautiful pictures on it and his writing is fun to read.

So, I am sharing...check him out at Derek's blog.

Dishrag Tag - Contest

Dishrag Tag is hosting a contest:
Here are the directions:

Make a post and hopefully include a photo - of your very favorite handmade item that you actually use or wear. It can be something you made, or it can be something you were given. (to clarify before the question comes up: if your favorite handmade item isn't knit or crochet, but is instead sewn or otherwise made, that's really fine too :) this is just about showing off how wonderfully crafty we all can be)


Include a link to something you've seen on another swappers blog that you'd like to make. It can just be a yarn color you liked, or a pattern, or anything you saw and thought "ooh I should make that!"

I made this quilt when He and I were first going out. He had a significant birthday and I wanted to make him something that He would see everyday and think of me. Well, that was about 8 years ago and now it resides on our bed. I kinda got out of the quilting scene - went instead into the college scene and then into the new job scene and finally the knitting scene.

The second item I am posting is my beloved pair of mittens - I made these mittens out of Lamb's Pride from a class at the LYS (a local lady designed the pattern) - I wear them every day from about the end of September until probably the end of April. (Although most days I had to give them up to my 3 year-old backseat partner) I hate having my hands cold. I have since knit up probably an additional 10+ pairs using the pattern. They are soooo warm.

Now, for something I would like to do, many choices....

I really like Alana's tote. I would like to try needle felting someday. Sorry, Alana for taking your picture without asking. :)

Recycle those bags

Jodie posted a link to My Recycled Bags. I just had to check it out - because I have a gad-zillion (official Math term) plastic bags in my house. A lot of the patterns I saw were crochet - I would think with a little adjustments - I could also knit something up...but the site does have a tutorial on how to prepare your bags and make them into plarn

In my pattern binder...I found this tote - maybe I could make some adjustments and make something similiar...maybe a tote for the beach... many ideas and so little time.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Donna is having a contest!! Yay!! We (yes me and all the voices) LOVE a contest - so, hustle over to her awesome blog and check her out.

Meet my boys

Introducing....left to right ...Andy (19), Jeremy (21), Nathan (15) and Chris (16)


Have I mentioned how very much I HATE Dial-up???? AND, an old computer with too much "stuff" on it to be efficient. Must put that on my to-do list: Buy new computer. Can't do anything about the's my only option. Anyways...enough ragging.

Thursday night: Concerts at the college...Rock-A-Billy Revue at Fon du Lac Community College for the summer concert series. Beautiful popcorn and the best local band in the upper Midwest, quite possibly the entire state....It was a great way to spend the evening.

Friday: I went garage sale-ing..and my two sons volunteered to spend the day with their mother...Woo Hooo!! Actually I think it was the hint of lunch out...but I'm trying to believe it was because they really wanted to be hauled all over the Northland looking at other peoples (junk) treasure....They even let me stop at the yarn store at the far end of Duluth. They were sooo patient. (Might of had something to do with the bowl of chocolates and the comfy couches) I'm wanting to believe it's because they are such well-mannered, respectful young men... ;)'s what we found...

At a garage sale - I found this shawl type item - I don't know how else to describe it. It is a 19 x 58 inch rectangle that has been folded and joined to the bottom edge... the tag says "hand knit" in Ecuador 100% wool...They wanted $5 - I negotiated long and hard until they came down (I actually just said, How about $3?)

It is made of a bulky brown wool yarn. My thought was to frog the whole piece and selvage the yarn for mittens or socks or hats....Comments?

My other garage sale-ing treasures: A scientific calculator for $1 (you can never have too many calculators) AND a college Calculus textbook also only a $1 (How awesome is that!) I know...rolling eyes and shaking heads. The boys found some play station games for $3 each - so they were happy. Nathan borrowed a nickel to buy a portable/foldable Frisbee... little Frisbee complete with pouch - that it folds into - so he spent the rest of the day opening and closing the Frisbee in the front seat of the car..can you say ADHD? Just kidding.

Garage sales have been a part of my life as a mother since the boys were small...first it was a source of cheap household goods to set up an apartment, then cheap baby/toddler clothes and toys...or books for mom when we didn't have the extra money to spend in that direction. We would load the boys up , pack some sandwiches - give them each $5 and spend the day looking for bargains...I know it sounds kinda "small-town"...and that's the nicest way of saying what some of you may be thinking - but we have a lot of good memories of those days... As I was showing my treasures to my Gramma - (yes, MY Gramma) she commented on how my treasures have changed over the years - which got me thinking - they have changed - now I look for yarn, needles, pattern books, stamping supplies....

They also graciously allowed their mother to spend time at Yarn Harbor, a LYS that I had not been to. I bought 100% cotton mercerized yarn....What does that mean? It was pretty - and thought it would fit nicely for part of my Dog days of Summer Swap package.

I also bought some Fixation yarn - four skeins - two blue variation and two in the black/white. I am hoping to make socks. The nice, helpful lady at the yarn store recommends knitting socks toe up - due to the amount on the skein - which makes sense - if I am going to run out of yarn - I would rather it be on the cuff end of the sock rather than the toe end. I have never knit toe up - Well, to be honest I have only knit one complete pair cuff down...not exactly an expert in this area. Stayed tuned...

And the coolest part of the day...Jeremy came home for a visit (He's the 21 year old, college student who is working and taking classes four hours away) He had not been home since Easter. So we did the big meal with My parents and of course, my Gramma - burgers, corn on the cob, fruit, potato salad, seafood salad and...root beer floats - all per his request...He's turned into a fine young man.

At 8:45 last night the Superintendent called me and informed me that I DID NOT get the position I interviewed for a couple weeks ago - They gave it to someone with multiple degrees - which makes me feel better than the coaching license that I usually lose out to...That was a downer - I really had hoped to get that job and thought I had a good chance.

Today: I am not sure what it holds - I have all four of my children home - maybe I'll try for a picture. Dancing tonight for sure - maybe some knitting....

Thursday, July 19, 2007


The Heathen Housewife is having a contest. (I love contests) If you enter from my blog PLEEEZE give me credit - then I get another entry (Happy Dance!)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Knitting Disaster

Megan wants to know what my worse knitting disaster is:

Well...there it is ;)

I made those slippers for myself - first and only attempt at felted slippers....I have no idea what I did wrong - but as you can see - they DON'T fit :)

Clarification on Summer school

In Minnesota, we have what is known as the BST (Basic Standards Test) in Math, Reading and Written Composition. Last year's 9th graders were the last class "required" to pass these tests in order to graduate. (Below 8th grade will be required to pass the MCAs which is a much harder test)

This session of Summer school was offered to prepare the students for the tests, and give them one more chance to take the tests.

I had a list of 10-15 kids (9th - 12th grade) that still need to "pass" this test in order to graduate. Our district offers the test once during the school year and it's our option to offer it once during the summer.

Originally this session was offered a week earlier and was to run for two weeks, however, it was discovered our session didn't line up with the testing window that the state mandated. So, our sessions were moved down a week and supposedly all students were called and notified of the change of dates. I suspect that is where the problem came to be.

I will still administer the Reading and Math tests next week to whoever chooses to take the opportunity - they just don't get the practice that could have happened.

Oh - did I mention the school's percentages of passing students is published and a lot of public opinion is based on these scores - which could be a whole post in itself - but, we'll save that for another day....

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Summer School - Cancelled...

due to lack of interest...NO, not mine...the students.

Drug (dragged? pulled?) my lazy butt out of bed at the unGodly hour of 6:00. Actually showered, brushed teeth (okay, maybe that does happen at least once a day), and DID my hair - No ponytail for this teacher...put on CLEAN clothes. Am I the only slob that lets go all summer long or are there other teacher's out there that can relate??? I dress very professionally 170+ days a year (disregarding the jeans on Fridays and the utter chaos of Homecoming and Sno weeks) - So - during the summer - well, it's ugly. That's all I am going to say.

Anyways...back to the post at hand (actually end of fingertips) always maintain proper typing posture...right Becky? - Anyways - where was I - oh ya - showered, hair done, eyeliner on (had to go home one day cuz I forgot eyeliner - always check for eyeliner) - got in my car - drove 30 miles to school - ran around like an idiot pulling things out of cupboards (kleenex box, CD player, electric pencil sharpener, necessary items) - finding materials for the four students I expected to show up at 8:00...8:00 comes ...and...All to no avail...there I was... all alone, not a student in sight (lone tear slowly runs down shiny clean, eye-linered face) - WTF! sorry. but that's what I actually thought. So I call the Superintendent, she has no idea - suggests that I spend the next two hours calling students, which I happily agreed to do, cuz that's the kind of obedient, team-player, all around good teacher that I am. Long story-short, summer school is canceled except for the state mandated testing that will happen next week. Yay!!!! - I can go home, put my hair in a ponytail, change into my smelly shorts and stained t-shirt - and KNIT!!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Emily's Dishrag contest

Emily wants to know how many knitted dishrags you have in your house....

I have 7 or 8 - the picture isn't complete - I didn't want to show the really ugly old ones. I have made all of the new ones within the last month.

I wonder if it's acceptable to knit dishrags during summer school...hmmmm...probably not.


Thanks to Cass I checked my spot in the Ravelry line. Here's the news:

* You signed up on July 8, 2007
* You are #14993 on the list.
* 9174 people are ahead of you in line.
* 1575 people are behind you in line.
* 33% of the list has been invited so far

If you would like to check your status: Click here.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

too cute

Just had to post.


This is the result of the end of one skein and every other row being solid blue...No pattern - but It still looks cool....

I really like how the colors turned into a pattern - I struggle with "random" - (It's a Math teacher thing)

Yarn...I must find more yarn.

Knit vs. clean...

It's a Saturday morning and I have no energy to do anything that I should be doing. Andy and Chris are both at work and Nathan is getting ready to go to work. I should be cleaning the house, doing laundry, or starting one of the numerous projects that I want completed before the end of the summer. Am I doing any of that? Nope.

Newsflash: Apparently we have a chipmunk that has been able to find it's way into our three season porch. Nathan is on the hunt with Max (see previous photos). They had it (Mr. Chipmunk) cornered...I am not quite sure what went down...a wild combination of 15 year old testosterone plus clueless dog combined with scared chipmunk. The bottom line...Mr. Chipmunk escaped; lived to taunt another day. Too bad we don't have any pictures.

I can't believe the summer is half way over. I am teaching summer school for the next two weeks. It's only from 8:00 until noon - but the day is half way over by the time I get home...which is why I should peel my butt out of my knitting chair and do something constructive with this beautiful Saturday. (Ohhhh, but I just want to knit...*whine*)

On the knitting front...I have gotten into the dishrag rut. I just can't help fast as I BO, I find myself casting on with another yarn. They are such simple knits using the seed stitch. I found a way to use up the remaining ball of yarn...I bought the huge blue Sugar and Cream...I am alternating leftover and the blue to create stripes - fortunately the blue matches so closely - you can hardly tell..I'll post pics when I finish it. I think the main purpose of the dishrags is to deter any continued progress on my sweater - I am terrified I am going to screw it up.

Well - I am going to go clean (knit).

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sweater progress

Check out the progress at Vanilla KAL .

It was a very full day...

First - the interview....It went VERY well - I have everything crossed - hoping....

Check out the outfit...yes?? no?? Do I look professional enough? Actually - I'm thinking I look more like a funeral director than anything else...

Color...we need color!!!!

Doctor appointment: Swimmer's ear = earplugs.

Sidewalk days: Rock-A-Billy Revue + downpour = cancelled.

(bummer! although they played "our song" I Love how you Love Me ~ Paris Sisters before it rained...)

Shopping: I've been looking for some yarn to spoil my Swap Pal - I found some Sugar and Cream at Michaels - not exactly what I am looking for - but I bought it anyway...Here's a peek at the dishcloth I am making...

I really like using the seed stitch. It makes such a basic cloth - but the texture is awesome and it uses the variegated yarn nicely.

I stopped at one (of my two) LYS - they had nothing...I was bummed (can you tell I am a child of the 70s? Bummer!!)

I did buy two skeins of sock yarn that was on clearance and picked up a copy of Interweave Knits I like the hat pattern they have and it uses a sock yarn...will put it on my "to do" list.

I picked Nathan up from his first shift washing dishes - He was so excited about the job, and the people he works with...It's all good.

My Stampin Up stuff was in....It's all good.

It's all good.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

It's a new day

I have pics to post - interviews to go to, doctor appointments, shopping and a band to listen to.....

News on all of that coming soon.

I'm smiling again - and thanks to all for kind words uplifting conversation (you know who you are)

Catch ya on the up side...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Life is what happens while you are making other plans.....

I want to live in a world where all is well - people are kind, make rational decisions and respect the dedication, dignity, professionalism, and commitment of teachers!

I am trying really hard not to be negative right now. Probably the only thing holding me back is the realization that I might just say something I will regret someday down the road and I am not an anonymous blogger - my real name is out there for all to "google" Maybe I should start a new blog - yeah, an anonymous blog, let's see I could call it....pissedoffteachers... or screwedupschoolboards....or maybe....okay, that's enough - it's getting a little out of hand - and I always try to maintain an upper hand.

What? you are asking could possible be setting off this mild mannered, sweet-natured, slightly anal math teacher? Careful the voice in my head is warning.... to put this nicely so it doesn't bite me in the tush someday.....I am a part time teacher - thanks to budget cuts... the other full time teacher quit...leaving me the lone teacher (I kinda like that title ...HI HO Tonto!!!) Sensible, logical solution would be to offer full time position to the part timer (me) and hire another part time math teacher....Not our district....I found out today - they hired a full time teacher and would not even give me a chance to interview for the full time position. BUT, They DID give me Tenure!!!!

It's been a very long day with a wide range of emotions.

One of my closest friends got a job in a different district so I went with her to school today to help her "pack her things". I will miss her dearly. I am so glad she has the opportunity to move to bigger and better - but gosh darn it's hard being the one left behind....My other close friend also abandoned ship and moved clear across country to be with her family - imagine that - (darn you Kim!)

Sorry - this post is such a downer - but life isn't always about the good stuff - sometimes it smells really bad - like...oh, I dunno - something that smells really bad.

On the upside - son Nathan got a job today washing dishes at the local restaurant - funny how appealing washing dishes becomes when there is minimum wage attached.

Hope your day was better than mine....As I said, "Life is what happens while you are making other plans."

Monday, July 9, 2007

It's Monday

It's Monday...

I think I am going to haul my teenagers out of bed and make them go shopping with their mother! Oh, they will protest - but I will promise them food... lunch and snacks... it always works...

I might even make them go to Michaels....

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Dog Days of Summer Contest

* Someone who crochets: Angela
* Someone who's never made a dishcloth before: Rachel S
* Someone who has been knitting\crocheting for less than 2 years: Debbie S
* Someone who has been knitting\crocheting for more than 5 years: Barb
* Someone who is from a non-US country: Jodie W

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Contact has been made and I am sooooo excited. My secret pal left me a message...

Too damn hot...

Yup - that just about sums it up...We are all laying around the house in similiar poses . Who says Minnesota is cold??? It's 95 degrees here today with 110% humidity (okay, maybe not quite that much humidity, but you catch the drift)

I have strawberries

Don't they look just yummy? There is nothing like the smell of strawberries as you pick them.. warm sunshine, soft breeze, and luscious, sweet, yummy berries...doesn't get any better than that. Picking was easy - I picked four ice cream pails full - and was back home exactly an hour from when I left the house. ($7.50 a bucket in case your curious)

Now - what to do with my treasure...strawberry freezer jam for sure (Jeremy there will be some in the freezer with your name on them), strawberry shortcake tonight, and maybe a strawberry pie....and we'll just eat the rest. I bought some strawberry cream cheese fruit dip - works well with the berries :)

Now, if it wasn't so darn hot.. I could get right on that...maybe we'll just hav eto eat them straight up.

Friday, July 6, 2007

It's Friday...

Hmmm.....berry picking??? garage sale"ing"???? shopping??? knitting???? the beach????

Ohh... so many choices and so little sunshine.

It has come to my attention...

I have neglected an important member of our family. Meet Max. He is about 7 years old and we've had him since he was a puppy. As you can gather, I am definitely more of a feline person than a canine person. But, look at that face ...gotta love him.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Sunshine, music and knitting

Sunshine, music and knitting...doesn't get much better than that...I am happy to report I did not need to put on a turtleneck or a sweatshirt. I am glad we had brought the umbrella along to block the sun - it was pretty strong about 2:00. I worked on my red bag - am going to have to find a name for that project....

Rock-A-billy Revue on stage and rocking as usual.

The Aerial lift Bridge. The Bridge is the gateway between Lake Superior and the Bay. The Bridge deck goes up and down to allow boats to enter or leave the harbor.

The bridge is in "up" position to allow an ore carrier to enter the harbor and be loaded at the docks and then sail to far away lands and unload. The carriers come up the SOO Locks and through the five Great Lakes to arrive here in Duluth. They load iron ore, grains, and I haven't a clue what else. (This sounds like a bad book report. I would give this a C-. What do you think English teacher???)

Wish the picture could have been better - but the (damn) camera would flash "battery empty" every time I would zoom in. It was a filthy lie. I put fresh batteries in it before we left for Duluth, which means of course, I had no spares with me...thus the far away, blurry pictures.

As I was sitting there knitting, my focus would continually rest on the American flag flying at the edge of the park. Got me thinking about the many freedoms we have as Americans and the many lives lost and many more young men that are still in danger protecting those freedoms. Let's not forget the sacrifices behind our freedom. Pray for our soldiers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

4th of July plans

We are going to celebrate the 4th at Bayfront Park in Duluth.

(For those of you who have never been to Duluth, Minnesota...We are on the point of the largest fresh water lake in the world... Lake Superior. Here's what you need to know about Lake's cold. Consequently, the weather in Duluth is usually colder than the surrounding area.) Bayfront Park there will be music, vendors, food, people to watch, hopefully sunshine and good knitting and of course fireworks at 10:10.

Among the line up of musicians that will be performing...*drum roll*..Rock-A-Billy Revue will be performing, as well as the Duluth Symphony Orchestra and several others. (Kim, you knew I couldn't have a blog without mentioning RBR!!)

I will take some pics to post...Hoping for sunshine...hate to wear a turtle neck and sweatshirt on the 4th of July.

What does your space look like?

Sue has a picture of her knitting space posted. Got me wondering...How organized are you?

Here is a pic of my corner of the living room. Note the jar to hold needles so they won't roll off the table. The "Altoids" box has stitch markers inside. The cat's bed is nearby on the floor. Both working projects are within easy reach. The plastic container on the floor is to keep my sweater yarn in so it doesn't roll around the floor and collect cat hair.

Did I mention Michael's has their "big" Sugar n Cream skeins on sale this week for $5.99? So, I bought two...

So - I've shown you mine...I would love to see yours...

Sweater progress

Check out my progress....Vanilla KAL

Monday, July 2, 2007

Pics by Nathan

...we were watching "Chronicles of Narnia"...and of course I was knitting...

Knitting calls

Nathan wants to watch "Chronicles of Narnia" with his mother. How awesome is that!!! Not everyday I get such an invite - gotta grab them when I can. Soon he'll be following his brothers down the "college path" and I'll be sitting here...alone. I'm not going down that path right now.

So - I am going to go and enjoy my son.

Fat & Sassy

Yes! That is my fat cat "lounging" in my basket of new yarn for my sweater.

It is my fault...I left such an inviting "nest" on the floor...She looked and saw "CAT BED" As I am jumping around (looking for the camera)...she's looking at me as if to say..."What's all the bother about and could you keep it down...I am trying to take a nap."

I shooed her off of my yarn and provided a comfy blanket in the basket for The Princess to sleep in. What a life.

It's raining

It's raining today.

Good news...I get to knit all day - because that's what you do when it's raining outside...(okay, I could also be doing laundry or cleaning)

Bad news...the yard work planned for today won't get done. My flower beds really need some attention and I wanted the boys to mow. My garden seems to be more weed than tomato plants.

The Berry Farm is open for picking. But, because it is raining - Chris won't be working today and I won't have fresh strawberry jam for my toast tomorrow.

But...I get to knit all day.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

I have working buttons

Many, many thanks to Mandy for all of her help. She provided me with step-by-step, clear directions. I now have working buttons.

If you are still struggling with your buttons...e-mail me and I will send the directions on to you.