Need I say more?


I’ve got dozens of reasons for not having posted this past month and a half…but I’m sure you don’t want to hear about me being sick in March with that horrible cold/sinus infection. And then I’m sure that you don’t want to hear about me having knee surgery last month, and sleeping for a week afterwards…

I have not knitted much since getting that sinus infection.

I lost the knitting mojo.



So now I am almost 3 weeks since the surgery, the first week having slept most of the week away, I am finally finding that it is more comfortable to sit with my leg up, then down from the ottoman for longer periods of time…thank goodness for physical therapy!!

I had purchased a bunch of yarn on my last trip to Knitting Etc. in Ithaca with my Mom, Michele & Dottie…we had such a great time together…so anyways, I bought some Cascade 220 in Mossy Rock (9429) (a lovely dark olive green) and winter white (8505), and am using a hat pattern that I found on Ravelry,  (great site for patterns and sharing information and pictures of your finished products) called Flora Hat.

Here’s a picture of the start of my new hat…

Flora Hat

When I finish it, I will post a picture of it displayed on my fake head…

Anywho, I am so glad to be back doing something useful since I’ve not been able to really do much with this bum knee of mine other than fix a quick meal, and do a few dishes…

This is fun!

Upload a photo of yourself and presto, your image in a style inspired by Shepard Fairey’s iconic poster.

Click HERE

Just something to get into the inaugural swing of things!!

Here’s the one I did of myself…

Obamicon Me

Along with getting ready for the holidays…which BTW, I am so glad that they are over with, I’ll explain later…

I’ve been making hats, and more hats.

I made this hat for my sister Stacey:

Then I made this hat for Stacey’s Mother-In-Law:

And here is the hat that I finished this morning:

I kept myself busy because I’m so not really terribly fond of the Christmas Holidays. I used to be, but since my husband passed away, and since he was born on Christmas Day, and he would have turned 61 on this birthday…well, I just can’t seem to get into the holiday season anymore…I used to love it, but I miss having him here with me…

I can’t remember exactly when my Mother got this lamp at the auction, maybe it was last year. Anyway, I found the perfect lamp shade for it, and then last month I finally got it over to the lamp shop to get it rewired, raised the post so that the lamp shade sat on it better, and then I got the most perfect finial for it.

A close up of the birds on the lamp…

And finally the finial…

Isn’t it beautiful? Actually I thought it was the ugliest lamp in the world when my Mom bought it, but it grows on you, and now that it has been washed up and has new wiring, shade and finial, it’s just the most unique lamp.

And let it be known, right here and now, that I have my sticker on the bottom of this lamp. So brothers, and sisters…it’s mine, Mommy said so!!



As I continue on my 3 day Thanksgiving preparation quest, stuffing is in progress as I type…I give thanks for all of my wonderful family and friends, as well as all of the blessings I have in my life…

This is the 7th Thanksgiving without my husband Walt here with me, he loved the turkey, the dressing, the smashed taters and gravy. I miss him and love him more and more each passing day. I know he is having a heavenly Thanksgiving meal with my Dad and all of my loved ones who have passed on. You are not forgotten, each of you have been a wonderful part of my life and I know that we will be together again someday.


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