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Monday, March 28, 2011

VisionWalk 2011

The walk was a big success! It was wet and cold, but it did not rain the whole day, thank you Lord! I prayed that it wouldn't rain and it didn't. We had a great turn out and we had so much fun! The kids loved it! There were tons of dogs there so naturally, Anna was happy! I believe she may grow up to be a vet, she loves dogs so much.

Brian was our leader and he did such a great job! We all completed the 5K like the champs that we are.

There were all kinds of teams and we met some really wonderful people. It is such a great cause and we hope to make next year even better!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Friday Wrap

It was a busy week! Work is just crazy and with all the goings on of the VisionWalk, Randy and I are both exhausted! The walk is tomorrow and we are all set! We have 74 confirmed walkers and we have raised over $3000. I am so proud! It is raining buckets today and the rain is supposed to last through tomorrow, but I am praying that it will not rain at the walk. Everyone has worked so hard and I just know that we will have a great day!

Knitting and all my other projects have taken a back seat to the walk these past few weeks, but I have been getting a row or two done now and then on the Chevron Scarf. I am hoping that starting Monday I will be back in the old routine. I miss Rav and I miss my friends there.

The crochet club is going well. We are meeting once a week, and all the girls are doing great and learning fast. We are doing these beautful cardboard Easter baskets in April and one of the girls is leading. They are so pretty, I can't wait to learn how to do it.

Looking forward to seeing my babes later today. It is going to be a great weekend for our family....tons of pics next week!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Chevron Scarf

I have wanted to make Chevron Scarf for a long time. I saw it when I first joined Ravelry in 2008 and added it to my queue. I finally started it last week and I love it! There is something about it that caught my eye and each time that I have started a new project, I have looked at it. It is from Joelle Hoverson's book, Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
The pattern looks intricate, but it is really very simple and easily memorized. It is made with sock yarn and you could use leftover yarn. I am using 2 different sock yarns and I am considering adding in some other leftovers that I have.

It is the perfect scarf. Wear it with any color, lightweight yet warm.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

VisionWalk T-Shirts

Here is a pic of our tshirts:

This logo was designed by Richard Starkey.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Friday Wrap

It was a great week! We are one week away from the VisionWalk and I am so excited! I think that we have about 50 confirmed walkers and I am so proud!

The crochet class went very well at work. Several of the girls are making great progress on their scarf and the work looks great. We will meet again on Tuesday to check everyone's progress.

I have been working on getting my studio/office a little better organized. I am planning to start doing some sewing and I need to clear out some space. I think my knitting break may be over for now. I have several projects that I need to get finished and I am way behind. I am planning to make a ton of Christmas gifts this year and if the rest of the year goes by as fast as this first quarter has, it will be here and I will still be talking about it. I guess I had better get a plan together!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Branching Out

Since I have decided to take a break from knitting, I have been thinking about what projects I would like to do. I am definitely getting back to my quilting that I have missed so much in the past few months. I do want to branch out a little and possiby do some mixed media, but my first love is, and always has been, hand work. Embroidery, hand piecing, hand quilting, etc. I am planning to start a quilt that is a BOM on Little Miss Shabby's blog. It is called Birdie Stitches, and though I am getting a late start, I will only have January, February and March to do and I will be caught up.

I love this BOM. It is bright and cheerful and involves all the hand work that I can possibly do, especially if I hand piece the blocks. I will post my fabrics when I get them all together!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday Wrap

It has been an interesting week. Still working diligently on the VisionWalk, which is now 2 weeks away. Our first crochet class is Tuesday, and I have to finish getting everything ready for that. I found a great pattern on Ravelry for a lacey crocheted scarf that I think I am going to make for someone for Christmas.

Here is a link Lacey Crochet Scarf.

I also really like this one One Skein Scarf. I think this will be a good one for the crochet class a little later on.

Daylight Savings Time is this weekend and I am so glad. I wish that we could leave it on DST, and not change back in the winter. I am looking forward to getting home from work and having a few hours to work in my gardens each afternoon.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Craft Club

We have started a craft club at work. I think that it will be the most fun! I am teaching crochet, and we have jewelry making, ornaments, cards, and many other crafty things. I work with a great bunch of people. I am really looking forward to this club because it will help me get to know all the girls better. I love working at Technology!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Kitchen

We finished the kitchen on Sunday afternoon and it is awesome! I love the blue even more than I thought I would.


Saturday, March 5, 2011

Friday Wrap

VisionWalk is just a few weeks away, and I have been spending most of my time recruitng walkers, donations and getting the design together for our t-shirts. I have not been doing any knitting, but have crocheted a few squares for Anna's Sweet Pea coverlet. I am having a time with my hands lately. My arthritis has really been bad, so perhaps I need the break. I have lots of projects at home that I need to do as well. Randy and I are painting the kitchen today.

I am looking forward to next weekend because I am getting the kids. Those are always the best weekends, though when Monday rolls around, I am one tired Tessie. It is a good tired though. The kind that makes you smile.

Anna's birthday party was a big success! She loved her doll!

Here she is opening it:

And here are some other pics of her birthday:

Have a busy week ahead!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

VisionWalk 2011

The walk is March 27, 2011 at Piedmont Park. Please support us as we raise money to fight this terrible disease. If you would like to make a donation, click here. We are The Bean Team and all donations are greatly appreciated.

For those of you who do not know this story...my 5 year old grandson, Brian, was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa on April 14, 2010. He will lose his sight progressively. There is no cure.

Thank you for your support, your prayers and your donations!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


I need a break, I think.