Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Ramblings ~~~

I just got home from a morning at the Block Party Quilters' annual show.  Becca and I went together, and we ran into a few others from my quilt group.  Pictures to follow soon. Meanwhile, here's what was on my needles a few days ago.  Since then that pair of mitts is done,  and a second pair in a different color is on its way.  The pattern, a fun and interesting one,
is Point Reyes from the Classic Elite newsletter a while ago.  The mate of the little mitten is one of what's on my needles right now. Check out Patchwork Times to see what others are knitting today.





These Christmas stockings were finished and turned in. Our group along with some others makes the needed 88 stockings each year that are filled and hung on  the door of each family's room at the local Ronald MacDonald House.



Not long ago on a foggy morning, I looked out our second story window and thought my eyes were tricking me. A very crafty and determined spider had spent who knows how long spinning its web way up high. It was only just barely attached to the string from a plant on the patio below that ran up to the second floor.  Don't you wish you could weave like that?



For those of you who've been holding their breath, wondering what Daniel and Sophia wore on Halloween. Here's the answer: (Rumor has it they wore different outfits for their school parties but no photos to prove it!)

Back when we were in Illinois a few weeks ago, Dick and I made our teaching debut in David's classroom.  I read part of a story about the Wright brothers


and Dick talked to the kids about how airplanes fly.  Everyone then had a lot of fun trying to fly their paper airplanes out in the hallway.  One plane went 34 feet!



Ginger could care less about all this.  Ah, the life of a cat!




12 comments:

Dee said...

I love that your grandkids are dressed in traditional type costumes. I really hate seeing the little ones dressed up like Freddy Krueger. (I know --- I'm an old fuddy duddy. LOL)

Congrats on all the stitching finishes. You've been a busy lady!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Judy, Your fingerless Mittens are very pretty.. I have yet to make any... Your Grandchildren are very sweet in their Halloween outfits. Yes, You are right, HA the life of a cat... VBG Neat that you spend time with kids. Hugs Judy

Debra Spincic said...

I'd like to watch you knit. I bet you are lightning fast!

Nancy said...

Definitely an industrious spider!

Love your knits and the stockings. I like the idea of putting stockings on the doors. Is this done throughout December for new families or only on Christmas day?

I'm proud of you and your husband's teaching debut! Love the photos, too.

straythreads said...

love your reading/texting mitts I need to make some

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh I love your mittens!!! I've made one pair of fingerless gloves but that's all. I'm thinking I may make a few more as Christmas gifts this year. One of my guilds did stockings this year for the foster children's program - we made over 500 stockings!

What an amazing spiderweb!!! Nature just leaves me speechless sometimes. The picture of your grandkids in their Halloween costumes was just adorable. And I know the children enjoyed their substitute teachers :) I wish we had had such fun when I was in school!

Merry said...

A beautiful post….those knitting needles have certainly been busy. Great mittens. How lucky for those kids to have you both being part of their class.

Lynn said...

Beautiful knitting, I love that shade of blue. Darling pictures of the grandkids, love those customs. What fun going to their school!

Gerry said...

Hi Judy, thanks so much for your comments on my elephant - she was fun to make!

Your fingerless gloves are fabulous. I swear I don't know how you manage to keep so busy. LOL. There is always so much to enjoy when I come to visit.

The grandkids are darling in their costumes. And my goodness, they are growing by leaps and bounds - holy cow!

kathy b said...

Oh I LOVE the mitts. And your cat. and those adorable kids

Becca said...

Hi Judy! I LOVE your knitted fingerless gloves! They look really nice on you too! I think knitting has more interesting stitches than crochet. Love the photo of Dick with the kids...sounds like they had a fun time!

Susan said...

I could have sworn I commented on this one, too! Evidentally not. You are such a fast knitter, and things you make always look so good. How lovely you and Dick could do a joint presentation for flight!