Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Yarn Along 6/22/2011

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs. I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~*** Taken directly from Ginny's blog

I am still working on the Summer love tee for Mason. I have finished with the length and I am hemming the bottom using a new technique. I picked up the Union Quilters from Jennifer Chiaverini. It was a bit confusing as there were a great deal of characters brought in in the first 10 pages or so BUT a trusty pad of paper with a family tree of sorts and I am good to go! I haven't read any of the other parts of the series but I looked up the author's website and was reassured that book was okay as a stand alone read. It really isn't what I expected-- it is so much better! I can't wait to start reading the series after I am done this book! BUT look out-- I am sure I will be bitten by the quilting bug! That is what happened with knitting-- I read The Knitting Circle after my miscarriage and read some Blossom Street books (I love series books--can you tell?). Decided to pick up some needles and with the help of some friends.
It is dreary here at the lake today-- hot and humid but so dark. I expect the rain at any minute. The kids feel the doom and gloom and are acting accordingly. We will use this time today to run out for some dinner fixings(taco salad) and pick up some new workbooks. The summer bridge books I bought Cooper are just too hard for him. I am concerned that he did not receive the education he would have gotten in MD. I have no idea what he was suppose to learn this past year. I did print out some work for the girls yesterday and Taylor said the work was too hard for her!!!! This coming from my sometimes too bright daughter! I worry that our move might not have been the best for children's education. Taylor(Fish Catcher) was in the top 10% of her class in Maryland-- there was a whole classroom full of Taylors! But here the teachers have no idea how to handle a child of her caliber.

My other daughter, Makenzie,--who I do not speak enough about-- is doing fantastic! Honor roll and learning so much--- if we weren't here in VA she would be suffering in her school work and would be too social. Here she is able to be both and do both incredibly well. I am so relieved she was able to make the change--I didn't realize how hard is was for her at the time. The hurt I inflicted on her by not realizing how much pain she was in, isn't something I am proud of. I always knew the move would be great for her as a student and would make her a better all around person-- with our church and the types of people she would surround herself with here in Virginia-- I knew the move would good for her soul. BUT, the move itself must have been so scary for her. My girl is tough-- moving from a school where she knew everyone from birth and was in the "best social circles" was so very hard for my girl but as Makenzie always does she pulled it off with grace and strength.
Our week is slowly passing-- we are recovering from renting our home and looking into finding a home to fit us all. Not much in the creative process happening-- still growing my hydrangea. Not looking good.... no roots and Adam mention something about mold??? I need to get some batting for my coasters and find quilting scraps-- in storage, of course! Maybe Friday will have all of us in a better mood and more at peace.


  1. I love the Elm Creek novels! They were part of my desire to learn to quilt :) I hope the rest of your week is better!

  2. I received a book with the first three Elm Creek novels as a Secret Santa one year. Made me want to get into quilting.

  3. Your knitting is lovely and so is the daughter that you don't speak enough about!!

    Blessings, Debbie

  4. I've not heard of those books. I love how influential books can be unless they are about eating. That isn't always so good for my waistline.


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