Sunday, June 26, 2005


Yup, my little girl got married. She sure did.

What a beautiful day it was....everything went smoothly. She was gorgeous. Breathtakingly beautiful. The ceremony and surroundings were lovely. I think if it hadn't been close to 100 degrees I could say it was positively perfect!

I'm an emotional wreck. It went by WAY too fast and I am so sad that it's over. I can't stop crying. Mostly it comes from reminiscing about her childhood and little things that come to mind just set me off.

It's not like she hasn't been gone from the house for almost 4 years already....but this is reality now....she's not just my girl anymore, she's Drew's wife. Sniff.

I'm going to be gathering pictures from everyone's digital cameras and will load them all onto a photo website one day soon so if you want to see more you can click the link. I could put about a million of them right here, but some of you might not want to see.

Diane was sitting behind Mike and I and took this picture. The shoulders you see in the photo are ours. I thought it was a cool shot.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

What the heck?

Ok, where did the last 9 months go? I swear it was just a few days ago when my little Kimmie got engaged! How can it be less than TEN DAYS until the wedding? Oh my, I am frazzled. And still somewhat in denial, I think. It all seems so surreal. Unreal. Really.

Yes, next Friday my firstborn becomes a wife, and I become a mother-in-law. Huh? I'm sorry but I'm just not feeling it! I don't want to be old enough to be a mother-in-law. What's next, GRANDMA???? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Say it isn't soooooooooooooo!!!!!

For goodness sake, I have a child who just finished 2nd grade.

I am so ready for this wedding to be here so I can stop fretting, worrying, thinking about it so much and just enjoy the day. Of course then there will be the big let down when it's over, I'm sure. But won't it be nice to breathe a sigh of relief, put my feet up, grab my knitting and not have to think "shouldn't I be doing _________ for the wedding?"

Thursday, June 09, 2005

New Panes Bag

I knit most of this bag on the way to and from our camping trip on Memorial Day weekend.I used the heathery Cascade colors that I got at Threadbear a couple weeks ago. I LOVE how it turned out! I may use this for my pattern photo now. I guess I should go add it to the gallery too.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Another VBB

Here's my second Vintage Bubble Bag. I loved the ruffle on the first one so I couldn't leave it off this one. Unfortunately I didn't have the pattern with me when I started knitting it and was going by memory (or lack of!) and forgot to use a smaller size needle for the top band.'s not quite the right shape, but if I hadn't told you, would you have noticed? I didn't think so :-)
I made this bag using Silk Garden and Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool. You like?

Monday, June 06, 2005

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Even a 10 year old......

Here you see a picture of J.
She is 10 years old. She and her mom were in the beginning knitting class I helped teach in October. They have knit garter stitch scarves since then. That's it. They signed up for my "Panes" class. I was kind of hesitant to sign them up, because I knew it was going to be a challenge for beginning knitters. Especially a 10 year old.

Or so I thought!

They are both doing a great job. J. impresses me so much with her confidence and stick-to-it-ness. Last night she realized she had knit almost a whole row with the wrong color and just took it upon herself to fix it. I've had many adults who would just thrust it at me and whimper. Not J. She's awesome!

I'm so looking forward to seeing her Purple Panes bag finished. She already was talking about changing the pattern to make a smaller version. I see a future knitting designer being born.....

Go J.!