Tuesday, April 21, 2009


My sister just called me and said she had heard from my brothers wife that they have found three 100% bonemarrow matches for my brother. That is all we know for now, but we are blessed that they found three. Please Pray that this works this time and he is healed and starts producing his own blood.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ah Spring

It is really looking and feeling like spring. Some one needs to tell Mother Nature, the cool weather this coming week is not welcome. We are working in the yard, or I should say my dear husband is working in the yard. He and our son will be replacing the decking with trek deck in the next couple of weeks. My poor feet are so grateful, splinters are no fun. With the spring and wet weather, I have gotten my yearly case of bronchitis, so if you don't see me at get togethers', that is the reason. The doctor gave me stuff today so I should be feeling better. Plans for the wedding are moving along, I think I may have found a dress.

The flowers are beautiful, we are putting in a path and perennials along the side of the house, with a fountain and bench. The grass doesn't want to grow like my husband would like so we are putting stone in with ground cover and some everblooming hydrangeas, I love hydrangeas.

I am coming along with the simple cardigan, I am almost finished one sleeve and the other is half way done. I am planning on a cap sleeve top and want to finish the shawl I started. Every time I open a magazine or stop in at Eleganza I see things I want to do.

I am missing Louise and hope we can get together soon. We will miss each other at Sheep and Wool this year because I will be in Minnesota.

I am soaking my Noni classic purse to felt it some more, the handles are beautiful but the purse needs to shrink a little more.

Enjoy your spring, we all know the weather will get hot very soon.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Hurrah For The Sun

It finally returned, the sun, the glorious sun. Everything looks different when the sun shines. Things have been busy, everyone was here at my house on Sunday for Easter. I got to see my brother for the first time since before Thanksgiving. His leukemia is dormant right now but his body is not producing enough red blood cells, so he needs transfusions. He is on the national bone marrow list, hoping to find a 100% match. Please keep him in your prayers and hope that they call him soon with a match.

Our flowers are blooming and we are going to start another garden on the side of the house, hopefully with a fountain and bench. It is shady and sunny so we need a mix of plants.

The wedding plans are coming along for our sons September wedding. We love Dawn and are so happy she is going to be a part of our family. I know Catherine likes it that she has a "sister".

I am working on two sweaters, two or three scarves and just bought some beautiful yarn from Eleganza to knit up a summer top. Don't tell my husband. I am determined to finish the pink sweater as soon as possible. My idea of knitting both sleeves at the same time backfired, so I am now knitting them separately.

Hurrah for the Sun, the warm weather and spring.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Rainy Day

Today was spent mostly in the car taking my "adopted" son to see the surgeon. He had surgery last Thursday on his leg and foot and needed to go back for a check up. All is well, but he needs to stay off the foot as much as possible. His doctor is at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. I had hoped to hear from a friend I haven't spoken to in awhile, but there were no messages. This is getting me a little down, because I don't know why she hasn't called. Louise is back from China and has a lot of pictures and yarn to show. I can't wait to see her. We may go on a knitting cruise together next year.

This gray weather is not helping my mood, I hope it stops and we have some sunshine soon. This to shall pass, but at this point I have no patience. I am working on two sweaters, and have finished the scarf for my sisters' boss. Every time I go into Eleganza it is like going into a candy store, temptation, temptation.

I guess that is about it, I hope by my next blog entry my mood will be better.