Thursday, May 14, 2009

See what we found early this morning in the yard!

My neighbors puppy was going absolutely nuts at our back fence behind my shed.
Well look at what we found. 5 so far not sure if there's more or not. a local vet took hem in they must be about 4 weeks now and pretty healthy. The vet is going to look them over run some tests and hopefully my oldest daughter and myself are looking for homes for them. Took a very long time to catch them now the vet lent me some trap to try to catch the mother.. yeah right... with my luck we may end up catching some wild animal!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Please Sponsor me!

On June 6th, 2009 I will be walking in Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. I have joined the BIDMC for IBD and with my doctors and others I will be raising money for crucial research that wouldn’t even have been possible a few short years ago. My personal goal is to raise more than $1500 for this worthy cause.

More than 1.4 million patients across the country suffer from these painful and unpredictable diseases. Beyond raising money for research, Take Steps brings together the community in a fun and energetic atmosphere. Participants are encouraged to make noise and be heard -- raising awareness of these little-known diseases in their community and across the nation.

You can support my efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation:
Donate online at

If you would like to do more, you can also join our team and set a fundraising goal for yourself. You can register today by visiting, and following the prompts to register for the Boston Common walk on BIDMC for IBD. When you register, you will receive valuable fundraising tools and information from the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, in addition to your own personal fundraising Web site.

With your help, we will fund important research and raise awareness of diseases that afflict millions of people. If you have questions about Take Steps or the work of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you in advance for your support!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Exciting News!

Another school vacation week!
Good thing the kids want to have a pajama day one day! Yeah! I cant wait!

Been so busy birthdays anniversary and being dizzy in between literally falling down dizzy spells.. Hate it! Hope the DRs will figure it out soon. Managed to get some more knitting done.

More Exciting News on the knitting front! :

This is the first of my new designs - 'Cape Cod Bay Sox' that will be featured in a up-coming book
"50 Socks - 50 States". This huge multi-sock, multi-designer book will be released ONLY on CD, with previews at the June TNNA show.
The Publisher, Dr. Laura Andersson of Sirius Knitting Publications is collaborating with Susan Druding & Crystal Palace Yarns, who will also be distributors.
"50 Socks - 50 States" is Volume 3 of the "Friendly Socks" series of books, which are multi-designer compilations - bet you will find some of your fave on-line designers here!
The CD will include sock designs that cover the full gamut of imaginative sock fun
ribbing, beading, cables, cuffs, fair isle, intarsia, and lace
with novel sock construction, directions for socks including top-down, toe-up, double-pointed needles & both 1- & 2-circs
diverse sizes too! socks for infants, babies, toddlers, children, teens, women, & men as well as at least one holiday stocking!
You will SOON be able to find more pictures and details at and
>, as well as on and here on my own blog.
The CD-only release will run $19.95 (plus shipping, where applicable) and can be obtained from many yarn shops

Monday, February 23, 2009

School vacation is over....

my husbands best friend wife and children home had a 2 alarm fire last week during school vacation and lost pretty much everything
been a little busy helping them.
this is the room where it started an upstairs bedroom a heating rock in a fish tank they had for a few years and never had a problem or should I say whats left of it
the hallway upstairs next to it

holes in floor
the kitchen
I'm helping her with replacing some stash that's for sure. She was worried that we couldn't get the afghans she made out in time.. we tried and went back again to see what was left to salvage......not alot!! Insurance should have a couple trailers to fit the family on the property within a couple weeks or so.
If anyone has any extra afhgans laying around please let me know. I know they would enjoy them. I collected alot of toys, clothing, beding towels and HBA locally. They'll be some fundraing going on and I let her know that I'd see what I could coem up with from some online friends... Some info is posted on my facebook too. There such great people with lots of children a family of 10 actually, a retired firefighter (on-call still) kids sports and very active in the community, very well liked by so many....

on the kinitting front here,
working on some new sock patterns some will be avialable for sale through ravelry and a couple for a upcoming book that will be available throguh Crystal Palace Yarns and/or Sirus knitting.
more to come soon....with pictures!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

WOW! Another Year!

Seriously been so busy the past few months, i barely have had time to get to my computer let alone blog, heres a quick run down
Hooray for my small cheerleader they took 2nd place this season!
with all the snow, their friends like to migrate here for some karaoke.....Amazing my son tried up... him and his friend are just learning to read....The hum, yell and scream when they try to sing.. DH goes for the beer & wine that night.... It's fun! Great R & R perfect stress relief, just lots of laughs.

Another scarf got completed in time for holidays! My cousin loved it! Others wanted to make sure they get one. I used 4 skein of Plymouth very soft. Need to find that pattern again, totally forgot where I found it... Will post to ravelry
The kids surprised me and had their pictures taken for me.. I figured something was up when my older daughter happily volunteered to babysit and overnight!
she did a great job and they all look fantastic!

Last month I decided to get back to work, I haven't in so long and with all the stress in my life just needed something else to help. So I'm working in Senior Health Services doing private duty nursing aide. Only PT but can feel like a glorified babysitter to some.......Nice to get out of the house to do something other then the usual