Tuesday, May 18, 2010

30 years since Mt. St. Helens Blew!

And I graduated from High School! I cannot believe how fast the years have flown! I remember the day the mountain blew....that was the beginning of a difficult summer for me. I lived in Tacoma in the house I grew up in that my parents bought on Tacoma Avenue South when I was 5 years old. We had ASH everywhere and it was a pain in the you know what!

I graduated H.S. on June 10th then in July lost my mom's dad my grandpa to mesthelomia lung cancer although we didn't know what it was then and we do now. I remember we celebrated Grandpa's homegoing with 3 different memorial services and Mom and I sang in 2 of them. We didn't go to the California one. Grandpa's favorite song then was How Great Thou Art and it has become one of my favorites also. Since I am deaf, I signed the song while mom sang it voice.

I wonder what you were doing when the mountain blew 30 years ago today?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

14 Point Afghan

I was testing this Pattern for Donna at SmoothFox and I'm sure she will have it up soon. I finished it to my satisfaction last night after working feverishly on it since Mother's Day. Unfortunately my Walmart no longer carries the Carrot colored Red Heart Yarn so I had to subsitute a couple of other yarns....the row after the carrot color is called Wood Brown and it has a reddish tone, then the one right after that is Dark Brown and I think it came out fabulous! Its a wonderful lap Afghan and one could go bigger if one wanted. I just decided to stop right there :)

Round 19

Round 28 Last bit of Carrot Color

Round 28 Last Bit of Carrot Color

Final Round at Round 31 in Gold

Original Colors: Carrot, Gold, Warm Brown

2 extra colors added at end: Wood Brown and Dark Brown

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!!

The shawls are finished! Rebekah's was sent to her and she loved it! I finished mine Saturday night just in time to wear to church on Sunday. Mom and Layna received theirs Sunday afternoon at my house and I received the most beautiful Purple Doily my mom made with no pattern just from her head!

4 Generations
Front Row: Layna & Jamie
Back Row: Mom and me

My Purple Doily

My shawl

Layna's Shawl

Mom's Shawl

Rebekah's Shawl

My youngest grandson Jamie loved his mama's shawl so much he was chewing on it! Layna was happy to find out that her shawl was throw in the wash and dry in the dryer. Bekah's, Layna's and My shawls are all Vanna's Choice in Seagreen Mist, Denium Mist and Purple Mist. Mom's Shawl was made with Jarbo Garn Duo a wonderful #5 bulky from Sweden purchased at Middleford Yarn and Stitchery in Medford Oregon. They have other colors too so I do plan to buy more of this type of yarn from them in the future....hmmm maybe for slippers or socks as this yarn must be handwash and lay flat to dry.

I had a wonderful Mother's Day and I hope ya'll did too!

Giveaway Giveaway Giveaway

Over on Molly's Blog A wonderful book about faith and history. The excerpt Molly gives makes me wanna get this book too!