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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Odd Fellows & Rebekahs

I am member of the Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs which are a wonderful group of people who do a lot of good in the world and of which I am a proud member of both. We just finished with the Grand Lodge and Rebekah Assembly meetings this week. I worked hard to make a few dishcloths for my mother in law to give as gifts to those that she wanted to give them too (I tried to make enough for each of her officers but didn't quite make it). My mother in law for the past three years has served as Warden, Vice President and President of the Virginia Assembly. I was elected this past Wednesday as the Warden for 2008-2009 and will be making visits throughout Virginia over the next three years. I am looking forward to visiting the lodges and meeting the members and meeting new members as well.

My mother in law's emblem was the butterfly and that is the design of the dishcloths that I made for her.

At this time I am working on a baby blanket for the honary granddaughter that is due in June. The blanket is from the book "Knit along with Debbie Macomber, The Shop on Blossom Street" and is called "Only the finest for Amelia". I am of course doing it in pink. I am hoping to get a hat, booties, sweater, bib, washcloth, burp towel and mitts done as well.

May you all be blessed.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Picnics & Dances

Here are a few pictures of my son before he went to the dance (he didn't take the gun :) )

The pictures were taken at a friends house during the picnic right before my son left (he changed clothes while there). The suit is all black. No girlfriend to take to the dance but he did meet a few friends there and ended up dancing with one of the girls.

My friend was able to move her leg and her shoulder some at my last visit so that is a great motivator and a big step toward recovery.

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Rough Week

Ok so not the whole week but it sure feels like it. I lost an aunt Wednesday night and learned about it last night. My friend who taught me to knit and who is supposed to be my buddy at Purl Jam (knitting retreat in June) had a stroke last night and is in the hospital. She is paralized on one side of her body but still has feeling so that is a good sign of being able to recover. I will go by the funeral home tonight and then we will head to the hospital (30 + minutes away) to visit with my friend.

I have on my needles at this time a lace ribbon scarf found on, a baby blanket for my honary granddaughter due in June, a dishcloth and a sock.

Purl Jam information can be found at sign up quick as the classes are getting full.

My favorite yarn shop is of course the most local shop to me and that is Mosaic. If you get the chance to visit Blacksburg, VA (VA Tech) and you are a knitter then this is a must stop and shop.

My son has his first semi-formal dance tomorrow night. It is the 8th grade dance and so we went shopping for his suit last night and ended up with a black suit, black shirt, tie, socks and shoes. I can't wait to see him in it and will post a picture.

Happy Knitting all.