Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Yeah I found it !

Having crocheted Christmas stockings for everyone a few years ago, well really quite a few years ago, I always had in the back of my mind that when my girls were married I would of course make one for each of their spouses. This was, at the time, a long way off. But like praying for future spouses making stockings is important too, right.

Fast forward and now the time has come. Aaaaggghhhh.......... Where is that darn pattern. I have to find the exact one.. It can't be different... That wouldn't do at all. So with thoughts of making the whole gol' darn family new ones and much emotion..... I finally found it! Yaaaaaahhhh! I'll put it somewhere really safe for next time.
I would also like to introduce you to Beatrix. My new, new bunny. She too is an English Angora and she is the sister to Susan's bunn.

And i will close with shot of THE BEST pizza so far. I made the crust new york style. For the sauce I squished up a can of diced tomatoes and let them drain, added about 3 cloves of fresh smashed garlic and a handful of fresh picked basil. ( that is one good thing about having summerish weather so much of the time, My basil is still growing like crazy)
Then I topped it off with diced red onion, mushrooms and some hard salami. Not to forget the mozzarella. Oh My Gosh..... It's definitely a repeat.
More later then, Blessings Sue:)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Buster's new hat

This is Buster. This is Busters new hat...... No not really. She is my new spinning partner though. Buster thinks it's his job to babysit. He watches guard and makes sure she is ok. He has always done this with our other animals. He has even been known to "nurse" the kittens. He is the coolest dog ever. He is also the one that was paralyzed in his back legs for about 6 months. He's all well now. Such a dear.This is a sample of fiber from Clementine, my new angora bunny. This is the softest, most amazing fiber I have ever seen. She is a really sweet little girl. I haven't had her very long at all but she is definitely a great addition to the family. She is actually a pedigree show bunny and so she is used to being handled alot.

And here is her full face shot.
Whats not to love!!!!!

For some reason I'm having a hard time downloading the pictures in the order I want. Weird. Again they came out backwards. Oh Well.
More later. Blessings Sue

Saturday, November 22, 2008

We found Nemo!!!!

We found him...... We really did !!!! He's living in a tank at in Morro Bay at the Great American Fish Company. He seems happy. When I was little we used to go to The Fish Bowl and Bobs Fish and Chips. It was a family treat. Outside of Bobs there was a pool with a seal in it. We used to get to feed the seal before we ate dinner. Major highlight. (Remember??? ) I wonder if we washed our hands before we ate. Probably not. oh well.
While in Georgia, I bought an Alpaca Fleece, named Hanes. He was a pet, of a friend, of a lady that owned a yarn store.. (another story) While in Morro Bay we stopped by Morro Fleece Works and I dropped it off to be processed. It will probably be done in 5 months, shes that busy. I think that will be just fine since her work is lovely and it will be like Christmas when I get it back. ohhhhhh it's so beautiful, Black.

And this is the best part.......... This is my nephew and his beautiful new baby girl. He was such a blessing to me when he was born. I was still single and my sister was happily married. I went through her whole pregnancy with her and when He was finally born I thought of him as much as mine as hers. AND she let me. He is an amazingly good Daddy. I enjoyed every minute that I was there. I got to meet his new wife. I am looking forward to getting to know her alot better. She was gracious made me feel very comfortable. They make a wonderful family. (sorry, no pictures of her as I forgot my camera the first night and she was working the next day)

This one is my absolute FAVORITE. I remember holding her daddy like this. How blessed am I. I can't even begin to say. To see and be involved in life coming full circle. And to know there is so much more in store.

My baby Hailey and Great Auntie Sue... sounds good, really good.
Treasure the blessings you've been given, even if sometimes it's hard to see them. Take the time to seek them out and, well, treasure them........ Blessings, Sue

Monday, November 17, 2008

Double Trouble !!!

I hope that you have or will be blessed with the kind of friendship that Susan and I have found. You know the kind..... When life is so busy you haven't seen each other all week but its ok because you think so often of each other, that it's like your together anyway. We have fun... No matter what we're doing...which is usually fiber related but not always. I care about her family and she cares about mine. Nothing is too big or too small to share and time means almost nothing when we're together. Ah and trouble wellllllllllll... Lets just say that pretty much what one of us doesn't think of the other one will and we have really great ideas. This is how out trip up north began . And by the end of it we weren't sick of each other one bit (come on, you know what I mean. We've all been there with a "friend", that by the end of the day your ready to kick 'em to the curb with a teeth gritting smile) It was a beautiful trip all the way around. The company and the scenery...

A bit past Santa Barbara we figured out that we weren't in Kansas anymore,er I mean San Diego. No this isn't really a tornado just a really cool cloud. I love the California sky .
We (I, some would correct) talked and laughed so much that we didn't really realize we were all the way through all the L.A. stuff until then.

Of course we stopped in Solvang. My old teenage stomping grounds. You know it's been awhile since you've been there, when, with the passage of time, even the windmill has shrunk. This is Susan holding it in the very palm of her hand. hahahahahahahaha I told you everything seems a bit funny... Guess you had to be there.

Of course we had to stop by Village Spinning and Weaving. Nice little shop. Very friendly and knowledgeable ladies there. Very small. (Musta got caught in the rain too)

And of course what would be a trip to Solvang without stopping at Good ol' Andersons Split Pea, in Buellton. Funny as one gets older, perspectives really change alot. (referring to last post as well)
The soup was still just as good but I remember the atmosphere alot different.

Susan decided that she would help split the peas that day. hahahahahah Isn't she cute.
Well enough for today and more later......
Blessings to you and your families, Sue

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Yeah I'm home !!!!

I grew up in Morro Bay....... There I said it.... I have never really thought of it that way until this trip. You see I spent my life trying to erase so much of what happened to me in Morro Bay that I just "forgot" all the growing up time I actually did there. Until now I would have told you that " grew up in Atascadero" but that's just not so. Most of it was in Morro Bay and now... finally for the first time I was able to see the beauty of the place. In fact I was actually blown away by the beauty ... This is the view from " the hill". That is in fact Morro Rock in the far right hand corner. I spent many hours "climbing" the hill. If you look real close at the lower right hand corner you will notice "the jump" we used to ride our bikes over. I even have a small rock from this very street, lodged below my lower lip from the time I was on the back of my brothers trike pushing us down this hill. Oh yeah and the tree on the left is "the tree".
This is a picture taken from the restaurant we had fish and chips. It really is a quaint little harbor. We watched as a group of pelicans and seagulls harassed the living heck out of a little otter. The otter would come up with his dinner on his tummy and they would try their best to get it from him. He would finish eating, lick his fingers and gently roll back into the water, only to come back up a few minutes later with another tidbit to eat. ( OK I exaggerated about the finger licking part but it sounded good, no?)

This is the view from the base of the rock looking south. Across the way is Cayucus and Cambria. The trees on the upper right was my high school which would have made it really easy to ditch class IF..... that was the sort of thing I would have done back then....hahahahahahahahaha.

This is a close up of The Rock"

And this is "The Rock" in all its glory. Truly I never saw it this way until now. It really is a beautiful place.
More on my trip later....... More pictures too.. Blessings Sue