Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Look Who's Spinning!

Last week I had a wonderful time with our two granddaughters. They came to visit with me one day, while their Dad and Mom,
were able to actually go on a date. :)
N, who is 7 and loves to make things, has been wondering when she could learn to spin. So, I took the opportunity to teach her. We had a great time. Little sister, C, wanted to help, so she helped me ply what N had spun.
All in all, N went home with a ball of yarn that she had spun. It was a great day.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Is It Winter, somewhere??

When we moved from Baltimore to Houston, it was exciting to see that we were in an area where the Robins would migrate to, for the winter. Then when we moved north to the Dallas area, we discovered, we would see them as they were migrating. Not even robins want to stay and summer here. Heehee! Too hot. Well, for the last week, I have been seeing a large flock of birds in my neighborhood while walking in the early morning with my neighbors. Finally, today we were able to catch a good look at them and they are robins! Seems they think it is nice enough to winter here, for a while. They are in for a shock though, when at the end of the week, we are to get colder weather. But, it has been fun for us to have them visit our neck of the woods. :) We are having gorgeous weather. It has been below freezing in the morning, when we walk, but the temperatures have been rising to the 60's during the day. It hasn't been windy for several days either. This isn't our normal winter, but I'll take it. :)
Being a transplanted New Yorker, I miss parts of a real winter. I miss the snow and making snowmen. So, in the winter I decorate with snowmen. If you come to my home, you will see them out all through January. Some were made by friends and family and some were purchased. I am not picky. Well, the one on the right, in the picture above, is one that I knitted and then threw it in the washer to felt it. The hat, scarf and carrot were knitted too and felted. His arms are made from a stiff wire, with beads on them. It took me 2 years to make this guy, only because I was bogged down with the wire and beads(they weren't knitting). OH, yeah, and I moved(that didn't help). But, he is done and we are enjoying him in our front hallway.