Saturday, August 27, 2011

Better than Nerve Pills

Let me first start off by saying all is well with our place at Southport. Sonny said we had some minor debris and lots and lots of wind and rain.  It has been raining about 8 hours now. 

Courtesy of Joyce outside her window at Caswell Beach

He said our yard is a swimming pool.  Owen would love to hear that. 

So after walking the floors last night, I got started with some wonderful fresh ground coffee (tks Belvadear), I cleaned up the kitchen and loaded up the dishwasher.  Then took my keys and walked out the door.  Yep it was time for a pedicure to calm my nerves.  It felt great to be pampered after a long night watching the weather channel. 

Notice I am knitting in public.....

So when you want to save your nerve pills, may I recommend a relaxing pedicure and pick a color outside your box...

Color: Not Any Waitress by O.P.I., bunion courtesy of Mom

Have a wonderful Saturday night and stay safe to all.

Friday, August 26, 2011


Didn't think I would be blogging about a hurricane. But Irene wants her 15 minutes of fame. 

Back in 1988, Sonny and I purchased a track of land in Southport, NC.  We enjoyed commerical saltwater fishing on our 25 foot Proline cabin boat named the SEA U LATER and a coastal town devoted to fishing and antiques.  Of course Southport is also a wonderful old coastal town with a lot of history.  It was once named Smithville. Our place is located 1/2 mile from intercoastal waterway and about 3 miles from the ocean.  We have been through quite a few hurricanes - Fran, Bertha, Bob, just to name a few.  We have been twisted around a few times, our privacy fence totally demolished, underpinning scattered a couple of blocks away and some lawn and outside furniture that was never found..

Sonny left yesterday for our place. He wanted to do some preventive stuff.  I did so want to go. But Owen started 2nd grade yesterday and in addition to that day in his life, he was covered in poison oak. I took him to his doctor for some meds and it was so weird.  I could just see new outbreak as we sat waiting for doctor.  His parents decided to keep him home today to take his meds and heal some. So he will be at his Dad's shop and little sister Livie will be with me. Her daycare is closed today due to Gloria having some medical procedure. 

I have spent the night and this morning knitting and watching the weather channel.  I truly have a feeling that tonight will be the show of Irene.  I talked to Sonny last night and told him I wanted to come, of course the man logic, OK we have two vehicles down here and suppose something does happen, then what will we do if the vehicles get messed up.  And of course he is right.  But it's no fun sitting here and wondering.  I will be so nervous that I might be knitting as fast as Irene's wind speed.  All our stuff at Southport is material stuff and it doesn't worry as bad as hoping Sonny and others will be safe. Let's all say a prayer for the people in Irene's path.

Path of Irene @8:00 am on Friday, August 26, 2011     

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Birthday in My House

To brighten my Tuesday this week, we had Sonny's birthday to celebrate.  Of course his day was spent doing what he likes best, playing golf.

 It was also open house for Owen to get ready for the 2nd grade at Rural Hall Elem. School.  He had fun but had to end up going to the emergency room due to being covered with Poison Oak.  This is his first bout with it, bless his heart, it was on his face and hands.  Got some cream for it and he will be fine.  In fact it didn't stop him from his nighttime frog hunting. He has been doing this since he was 3 and always finds a bushel of frogs.  Have they ever gotten loose in the house? That's another story. 

We finally were able to get the family together and have an ice cream cake for "Pa" and it was enjoyed by all.  This photo shows happiness on his birthday. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Oh Dear

Here it is 4:00 am on a Saturday morning. Hubby and grandson having sweet dreams. While I sit in my chair and play with my new Unique Sheep yarn.

Cheeto my cat thought he was the only nocturnal creature around.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Good Friday Morning

Well I can start the day off by saying it is FINALLY Friday.  Sort of got a busy day planned. And hope to find some time to go feel some yarn.

I was looking last night at some of the finished projects I have done and thought I would post them.  But I must admit that when I was in my sewing days, my Mom would always be after me to "DO THE FINGER WORK". Didn't like doing that even though when it was done it would be finished.  I relied on her to do the hemming, buttons, ironing and then I was ready to wear it.  Well, I must admit I am the same way about blocking my projects and guess what, Mom is not here to do them.  Guess I had better work on that fault I have. Speaking of Mom, I wanted to post my favorite picture of my Mom, circa 1933, in her graduation dress.  I just love this era of clothes. And what a "classy-looking" Mom I had..miss her so. She was my BFF.

Ima Imogene Bolt Upchurch

Here are a few of my finished projects. Hope you enjoy.
(When I find the pattern, I can tell you what this one is called)

Loved the colors of this one, reminds me of the coast.

And of course, Livie has to have a new dress (need right buttons)

Owen's vest, he has finally decided that he likes to wear it,

Hope all have a great weekend, the weather might be a little cooler and hopefully that means you can get some "YARN" work done..

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just a Morning Note

Just wanted to say good morning and that this is one of my favorite places to wonder for patterns.  Hope you will enjoy.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Interesting Tuesday

My day was not starting off very good this morning and I made a comment on facebook that got a lot of replies: "You know, some days people just think about themselves and not others who are always helping them out."

I guess I was in one of my down moods and yep, it came out of my mouth.  Well the day has gotten better, got a few things accomplished like laundry, bills, etc.  Maybe it all has to do with not touching my yarn today.  So let's declare we need a "National Hug Your Yarn Day".  Any takers? 

Tomorrow will be the weekly Knit Nite and I am sure all will be better.  Found this cute little ditty today so I'll post it.  Hope all my friends following have a good day and a wonderful night.  PS  Football is here and I love to knit while I watch football.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Copied this posted picture from a friend. What class! Love this era. Kathryn Hepburn

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Eye opening day

Well decided to check my "rat hole" today. For those of you who don't know, this is the closet I have my stash in. Well I filled up 3 containers today and decided I had better stop before I passed out and no one would find me under the yarn. But it was fun to find yarn I forgot I had.

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Monday, August 8, 2011

Ribbon Ruffle Wrap without the Ribbon

The pattern I had for this wrap called for Tundra and Kudo.  Since Tundra was not in my stash, I decided to do the wrap without the Tundra.  It was knit with Kudo, Color 47, Lot 16. 

I think it turned out pretty good and with all the different colors, I can wear it with lots of things.  Simple pattern and I enjoyed knitting it.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday Morning

It's a beautiful morning ruined by me having to pay bills.  But as I was through giving my money to my debtors, I received an email from a wonderful friend.  She sent a link to me that she said she enjoyed watching.  I clicked on this link and found that IT REALLY IS A BEAUTIFUL DAY.  Thank you BB and what a great post to my blog today.  Money cannot pay for the debt I owe to Him.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wednesday Night Knit Night

Had a nice night at my local yarn shop, Knit Picky Yarns in Winston-Salem.  Met good friends at O'Charleys before knitting.  Always nice to have a meal with good friends. 

Before I  had my knit night, I enjoyed a game of golf with my husband this morning.  In order to beat the heat, I was up at 5:30 am for a 7:30 am tee time.  Wasn't one of my best rounds but enjoyed our time together. 

Sharing the concern with one of my friends regarding her mother.  My thoughts are with her, for I know what it is like to have your mother being your best friend forever.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Country Side Coming Out

So funny.  Heard this song while watching Golf Channel and fell in love with it.  My new happy song.