Lir's ugly daughter.....or Swan lake only Green-

Knitting, Spinning and family dementia

Saturday, January 26, 2008

My new baby

Been saving up for years. Finally thanks to my wonderful son, Marshall and Newegg
I'm the proud mommy of a new computer. It looks huge but its really not much bigger then a large notebook. Instead of needing its own cubby shelf it sits next to my monitor. Ain't she pretty? Her name is (from Willow).
Marshall built it for me and did his voodoo magic to get all my files from my old hard drive to the new HUGE one..I'm so excited.
THANK YOU MARSHALL.. your the best

And the Knit goes on.. and on.. and.....

This lovely pattern is from Heartstrings
I made a cotton one years ago but wanted something warmer so I'm making it from a rose/brown alpaca that I got at Oregon Flock and fiber
I love how simple..but elegant this pattern is. Pictures of the finished project in..mmm.. a month. Ya, that should give me the time I

Friday, January 25, 2008

Grandma Rose, Rest in Peace

Turner, Rose Alma

Rose Alma Turner passed away in peace and comfort on January 18, 2008 at her home in Yelm, surrounded by her loving family at the age of 77. Rose was born to Oscar and Mary (Brown) Wollin in Wenat- chee on February 10, 1930. She grew up there and later moved to North Dakota to raise her own family of six children. Rose loved to bowl at the Yelm Prairie Lanes. She also loved animals, especially cats and dogs. She always fed the hungry strays that wondered around her home. Flowers lit up her life and eyes; all types and all colors were her favorite. Rose always looked forward to trips to her home in North Dakota to visit her children. While there, she'd also take part in pow-wows. Rose also liked to go fishing, whether in Washington or North Dakota. Church was very important and a source of strength to Rose. She was very involved in church activities and often volunteered at the Yelm Senior Center. Rose is survived by her children, Melisa Lenoir (John L. Sullivan), and Rose (Ron) Bellanger, of Minnesota; Pam Pfeiffer (Lon Russell), and Calvin Lenoir (Beverly Houle) of North Dakota; and Carol (George) Fulford of Virginia; sister, Mary Goff of Montana; eight grandchildren; two adopted grandchildren; five great- granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Chuck and Shirley Blannford, Sue Taylor, Virginia Hatcher, and many others. Rose is preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2004; daughter, Melinda; and both parents. Arrangements are under the direction of Mills & Mills Funeral Home in Tumwater. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at at the Yelm Prairie Christian Center at 501 103rd Avenue NE in Yelm.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hee hee.. A walk down memory lane

Name this gizmo....
maybe I should give a prize to the first person who can name it.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

St. Distaff Day

I'm relying on the kindness of others for pictures again. Here's one that Ginger took.
From left to right..Elaine, Martha,Betty and me. We were sitting in the back by our table. Emma, Terri and I shared a table. Elaine and Jennifer played cashier. It was a ton of fun. I think I learned alot from comments I overheard from potential customers.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

St. Distaff Day

Saturday the 5th of January.. at St. Pius X in Mountlake Terrace.. starts 10am
YES I will be there. Emma rented a table and kindly offered to share it with Terri Shea and I. I've been making Beaded stitch markers and Spinning Wheel Threading (oriface) hooks, like a mad woman. Way more then we will ever need but you never know.
Terri of course will be selling her lovely book Selbuvotter......get em while they last
OH DOH, and Emma of course, with all her beautiful Rovings and sock yarns. I can hardly wait to see whats coming home with me!! Its a sickness.. it really is!!