Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy 1st Valentine Birthday!

Well, it's my sweet little granddaughter Anna's very first birthday. Anna with the lovely disposition and the big dimples! She dearly loves her sister, Christina who is 3-1/2 and smiles the biggest grins whenever Christina comes near her. Christina is so sweet with her too and helps her whenever she needs help with getting her balance, picking up a toy she's dropped, or whatever the case may be. Reminds me of the song in an old Bing Crosby movie (and no, I'm not THAT old), "Sisters, sisters, there's nothing else as close as sisters", etc. and although that may not be the exact wording of the song, it's a good one. Nothing is so beautiful as the innocence and trust of young children and may they always be protected by our dear Lord.....AMEN. Happy Birthday, dear sweet Annna......and a Happy Valentine's Day to all of my readers with lots of love, chocolates, flowers, and dinners out , too!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Ahh, the Life!

IIt doesn't get much better than this, Bunny all stretched out on the blanket as I knit! Talk about the life and being spoiled rotten! Those of you with pets know just what I'm talking about so no explanations needed. I continue to work on the baby blanket for my new grandson and I'm very close to finishing it. I plan on putting some edging on it tomorrow or Saturday so that will be the final thing before I give it to sweet Johnathan to keep him nice and toasty. That being said, we've had a very mild winter here which disappoints me because I love winter time with it's biting cold and snowy days now and then, but alas! It's appartently not happening at least not this year because I'm still waiting for winter to arrive. This is how I picture the perfect cold weather, a Thomas Kinkade scene:

I'm also working on completing my Regia Surf socks knitting 2 at once on circular needles and on these socks I used a garter stitch heel which seems as though it'll be very comfy against my foot. I love the color of this yarn and the way it creates the rings as I knit it. I have about 3 more inches before doing the toe and then it's kitchener time and voila! Pictures will follow once I'm done.

I'm sorry I haven't put any pictures of my grandson but I've never been comfortable putting family photos on the internet. Just know that he is adorable with golden hair and a cherub's face as are my 2 granddaughters, both with auburn hair and sweet dispositions. I'll say goodbye for now and leave you with a couple of inspirational thoughts. (I hope you agree)

"If you would live with ease, do what you must and not what you please." Benjamin Franklin

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." Elbert Hubbard