Happy Friday everyone! Wow! It's warm here today. 53 degrees at 9:00 a.m.! Is it really February? I know this won't last, but I'm determined to enjoy it. The rain is falling too, but it's SO MUCH better than snow falling, right?
Here is the poncho Tah-dah! I like this one much better than the one I made last month. Teresa, (the lady I gifted it to), seems to like it and the brighter colors, but this is definitely more "me". It is three tones of grey. Very light, medium and a charcoal gray. What do you think?
Here's a horrible picture of me wearing it, but at least you can get an idea of how big it is. I wanted it bigger because I plan to wear it at the lake this year for warmth around the campfire. I wanted it big enough to be able to put my arms up in it :-) Sorry about the quality of the picture. As I've said before, I am NOT a photographer. Not my talent at all.
The mail has brought even more sweet surprises. This cute birthday card is from Taci.
And she made these wonderful mats out of wool and crocheted a very pretty edging around it. Thank you Taci. I love them.
There was another package too! This one came from beautiful Gracie. She made me a Birthday AND and Valentine's card. Also this colorful mat/hot pad and a dishcloth. Thank you sweet Gracie. I love them both. :-)
My goodness this has been a wonderful birthday week. Almost everyday has brought another package in the mail. Thank you all for making this birthday so special.
I've had my Valentine's decorations out for a couple of weeks now. I enjoy looking at them, so even though it's early, I tend to put them up right after the Christmas stuff comes down. This is pretty much all I put out anyway. Just a few hearts hanging about. Those are Teresa's Scandinavian hearts made into a garland.
See my kitchen? What you see is what you get. Even my McDonalds ice tea cup on the counter in the background.
I have hearts hung on my cabinet doors. The one on the right is from Helen. I love it.
Hearts show up draped on a few things on the wall too. See my new birthday angel from Nita there on the right?
Here's a sneak peek at a couple of sweater sets that I made this week for Taci to take to Brazil. I'll take a better picture for you later.
I have news! Dennis and I are flying to Washington D.C. at the end of the month to see Piper, Mandy and Brad. Brad's parents, Dennis and Marilyn will be there too. We really enjoy their company. Alex was supposed to be there on a business trip for the University. He was going to be visiting Harvard and Univerisities in both Baltimore and D.C. too, but his trip was canceled this week. I'm SO disappointed that we won't see him. It's been almost a year and a half since I've been able to touch my baby. Thank goodness for FaceTime. He is so good about face-timing with us once a week or so. Not always easy with a 17 hour time difference. But....we do get to see Mandy's family. Dennis will be there for a week and I'll stay 2 weeks. After all, I need as much time to play with Miss Piper as I can get, right?
Ellen is staying at our house with Chloe for us while we're gone. We are so grateful that she is willing to come stay here whenever we travel anywhere. And Chloe loves her.
Now I need to get busy with my laundry. I haven't figured out a way to get it to fold and iron itself so I can knit and crochet more. Does anyone out there have an answer to this puzzle?
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by payer and petition, with thanskgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, whch transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians, 4:5-6