Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Long Lost

For some reason today i was thinking about blogs and remembered mine! Only have not blogged in about 1 - 1/2 yrs. WOW, talk about being remiss. Things have changed. My mynahbird passed away a yr. ago, we are going to be moving, sold the greenwing macaw, and have not knitted in FOREVER!! Thats all i have to say today but i want to take some pictures of the house we are remodeling and plan to move into.

So later!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Summer in WNY

Us new yorkers cannot complain about not having a summer this year. Its been hot, hot, and humid. Watering all those flowers we sell is a ton of work. Its been so dry. Abnormal for us as it usually rains at least a couple of times a week. This year 3 days in about a month. All the little flowers are just crying for water, EVERY DAY!!!!!! Watering is not good for bursites but its very good for getting a black tan. I don't think in 50 yrs. I have ever been this tan. Thank god they have come up with a spray 50 sps. So easy to spray a couple of times a day rather than all that gook spreading it. At 11:30 tonight its 80 out. Nuts huh??

Got my last gift out to my secret pal today, hope she likes it. Trying to find time to even go to the post office is hard this time of year with working about 70 hrs. a week.

Not to much yarn news, no time and to hot! The nice thing about yarn tho is it patiently waits for you to come back to it with no hard feelings!

Off to bed!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Back again


Just haven't had the time. I know poor excuse but its really true!! Have had a couple of rough weeks recently. Had the elbow thing worse again, made a appointment to start physical therapy, joined the local gym our bac, for the arm plus for my osto penia which my dr. informed me , exercise is good to rejenerate the bones. hmmmmmmmm possibly?? Then the nipple!!! Had been bothering me for a couple of weeks, felt weird, strange feelings in it, so back to the dr. he sends me for a mamogram, sonagram, the dr. says ABNORMAL and you need a biopsy right away today!!!! Scary stuff!!!!!! Had to wait a WEEK for the results, called and said its benign!! Whoopee???? I guess. Said won't take the tumor out, have to wait 6 months and then to have all the same repeat tests!! I have severe doubts about the whole thing, so am making an appt. to see a breast surgeon. I want him to look at the results, feel the thing. Hopefully he will take it out. I am told then he will send it again to see test results. I think it will make me feel better about it. I am just unsure about the whole thing. Not to mention the nipple is still killing me regardless of it being benign so we will see. Am calling the breast guy tomorrow. I'll tell you, turning 50 is the PITS. Since dec. when i was 50 have found out I have osto penia, a step away from ostrosposis, bladder problems, and bursites in my elbow, how is that fair???? Now the nipple thing! YUCK!!!!!

BUT, to better things!! My hidden hippo sp send me a lovely cd and some yummy chocolate blueberries! Weird?? Not so, they are delicious!! Thanks hippo!

have started, restarted, restarted the lovely yarn scarf project she sent me last month, just can't get into knitting at the moment, I think too much is on my mind, not to mention opening Georges,., the flower fruit thing my husband and I have. But thanks again hh, I am sure it will be a LOVELY scarf soon!

Off to take a shower then bed! I feel SO DIRTY,. yuck, was really hot today and windy. Mucking around with the flowers and customers, my skin feels GROSS!!!!!!! Can't wait anymore to was and put tons of lotion on. YEA!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Precious Pepper

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Thank you HH!!!! I love the yarn and I can't wait to get started on the pattern! I have never worked with sock yarn before so I am up for the challenge! I think I have figured out the picture thing somewhat, just have to post another post to write about the picture! I also really like the felted bag you sent! The colors are great. Its already in my purse. Thanks also for the candy. I love truffles. The gifts came on a perfect day for me. The weather has been downright awful and depressing!!! Rain, rain, rain and COLD! Also had to have a yucky test early this afternoon so when I got home slogged through the RAIN and behold MY GIFTS! Thanks so much again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gifts from my secret pal Hidden Hippo

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Thursday, March 22, 2007


OMG, I am so full!! A friend of mine and I went to check out a new restaurant owned by a friend of mines tonight. FULL............but it was super tasty! My friend had stuffed chicken with spinach, cheese and a cream sauce and I had a pasta with steak, portabella mushrooms. Yum, Yum. 2 southern comfort manhattens later and we were good to go! Stopped on our way home at this quaint dessert place my 22 yr. old son works at. Really nice place, old plank floors, old brick walls, with cool spacy modern lights, with cute little tables to sit at. The desserts are to die for there. All homemade. My son treated us with this molten cake served with 3 different ice creams, blueberries, strawberries, pineapple fruits! Also tried a ice wine. Have been dying to try one. Was VERY sweet but good. I am sure I will be up all nite! But was sure worth it!

Back to knitting..........I am working on this gorgeous ribbon yarn to make a scarf out of. It is a funky pink, red, little bit orange. I am doing it in a drop stitch pattern. My arm is feeling MUCH better since getting the cortisone shot. I have to go to the yarn shop in town to get a few goodies for my secret pal tomorrow, can't forget!

Almost forgot!! Hidden Hippo sent me the absolute CUTEST stitch markers! They are teeny, tiny sheep! One of my favorites! They have the most minute adorable faces!! I have them lined up on my desk just so I can look at them. Thanks Hippo!!!!!!!!!!

I should go to bed now, but am totally too full! Possibly a few more rows on the scarf. I really wish I could figure out this photo thing to blog. I would love to post some pics! Any suggestions?? Can't seem to pull them up using the photo thing on the blog and picassa won't send them either anymore. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

Saturday, March 17, 2007


Haven't been doing to much knitting or crocheting. My bursites in my elbow has been killing me. One day in nov. 06 I woke up with this terrible pain in my elbow. Never had it before. Went to the dr. in jan. said it was bursites, told me to do an excersise with a 1lb weight, if not better come back. Well went today, he gave me a cortisone shot right in the elbow, OUCH!!!!!! Said I had a 70% chance it would work, if not PT, if not OPERATION to remove the bursa! Did I say OUCH!!!! HMMMMMMMMMMMMM is not georges opening mothers day weekend?????? Lets just think of the lifting ahead, flowers corn tomatoes etc, etc. Not to mention the waitressing. Lets all hope for the 70%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On another note tho, I received the cutest postcard with my favorite, sheep from my secret pal hippo. It sure made my day I'll tell ya! Thanks Hippo!!

I did rip out quite a few rows on my felted bag. The overal color of the bag to be is dark grey but I had a few rows of orange and lime green. Came upon the greatest idea to put a punch needle work on the bag when I got it felted, but then of course the orange and green really would'nt work so rip, rip, rip! Now the thing will be all dark grey. The needlepunch will be a sheep, crow thing with of course no orange or lime in the thing. So bursites cooperating I can hopefully get some of it done this weekend. Right now the elbow is screeming at me so will quit for now.

Who ever before nov. EVER even heard of bursites????????? Not me I'll tell ya!!!!


Friday, March 09, 2007

secret pal 10 questionairre

1. What is your favorite yarn to knit with? What fibers do you absolutely not like?

I love wool. I don't like acrylic or fun furs much.

2. What do you use to store your needles/hooks in?

I use a cloth needle carrier.

3. How long have you been knitting & how did you learn? Would you consider your skill level
to be beginner, intermediate or advanced?

I have been knitting for about 3 yrs. off and on. My friend Mar taught me. I am an intermediate.

4. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?


5. What's your favorite scent?

It is cucumber melon.

6. Do you have a sweet tooth? Favorite candy?

Yes I do and I love Dove candy.

7. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself thing do you like to do? Do you spin?

I like to bead and needlepunch. I don't spin.

8. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer play MP3's?

I like country and old stuff like sinatra, dean martin etc. My computer plays mp3's.

9. What's your favorite colors? Any colors you just can't stand?

My favorite colors are brown, mustard, red. I am not fond of lilac colors.

10. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?

I have a husband, son 25, son 22 and daughter 19. I have a dog and 3 birds.

11. Do you wear scarves, hats, mittens or ponchos?

I wear scarves, mittens and I would wear a poncho if I had one.

12. What is/are your favorite items to knit?

I like to knit scarves, bags

13. What are you knitting right now?

I am knitting a felted bag and crocheting a scarf.

14. Do you like to receive handmade gifts?

Yes, I love them.

15. Do you prefer straight or circular needles? Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?

I like both and all kinds.

16. Do you own a yarn winder and/or swift?

I own a antique yarn winder and no swift.

17. How old is your oldest UFO?

3 years

18. What is your favovrite holiday?


19. Is there anything you collect?

I collect sheep and crow things and vintage kitchenware

20. Any books, yarns, needles, pattern you are dying to get your hands on?

None in particular

21. Are there any new techniques you'd like to learn?

How to crochet granny squares.

22. Are you a sock knitter? What are your foot measurements?

I am not and my foot is a size 10

23. When is your birthday?

December 30th