Thursday, November 30, 2006

Happy to be here!

So, how'd you like my guest blogger? She didn't do so bad, huh? Thank you Baby Girl, for handling that for your YOUNG Mommy~!

I'm telling you, what a week! I had a major heart attack (yes, me, at 49 years old! No, I'm not old enough for Grandchildren, never mind a heart attack), surgery followed as soon as I got to the the ER with 3 stents in my right artery and I came home last night around 7. Modern Medicine is amazing. My Dr. told me if I'd had this just 15 years ago I'd probably not survived (me - at only 49!)and if I had I'd have been in the hospital for weeks. I'm home now, being pampered, babied and cared for by my own personal "First Responder" BTB and doing nothing for the next 6 weeks! Can't even do any Christmas Shopping - Drs. orders. So, might actually get some knitting done but so far I haven't felt like it.

I hope you're all doing well, things are going well for you and that you enjoy your Holidays. I will, I'm here, I am a very grateful gal!

Sheri in GA

Note! The Christmas Swap gift will go out Saturday (can't manage if for the 1st) minus the knitted part - but hopefully that will arrive to you before Christmas Kathy. But, if not, it'll make a great New Years gift too!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

News from the Baby Girl.

Hi All! This is the Scrappy Knitter's baby girl. I was told to get on here an update everyone on the events of the past 24 hours. My Mommy had a heart attack last night. She's okay now. She had surgery as soon as she arrived at the hospital and says that she feels 200% better because of it. That was definitely good news for all of us. My Mommy is the one who holds the family together so I don't know how we would have survived had the situation turned out for the worst. I would definitely rather be with her right now but it's finals week in college and I don't think she'd be too happy if I flunked my first semester...I don't want to be the cause of a second heart attack. ;-) Just thought I'd let you guys know why she hasn't been on here. Please keep her in your prayers.

Kathy- My Mommy says that she will send out your Christmas present as soon as she can...but she'll have to send the actual knitted part a little later because it isn't finished (but I've seen it...and it is most definitely worth the wait!). She didn't want you to think she had forgotten. (Oh, and I saw the bag and jewewly you sent her. Too cute!)

Hope you all are having a good week!

Love, Her Baby Girl

Monday, November 27, 2006

A Knitters Medical Updates

No pictures, I was too pooped to move today. Maybe tomorrow AFTER the gym.

Just wanted to update my blog on the medical conditions of everyone. First off, the Baby Girl went to the campus infirmary this morning and she has a major ear infection in one ear and a not-so-major ear infection in the other. She called and said "Mom, you'd be so proud of me. I went to the clinic, got checked out and got drugs." Guess I should mention here that this is a kid that doesn't like going to Drs. and never does, unless it hurts as bad as an ear infection I guess and hates taking medicine. And, no clarinet for atleast the rest of the week. So, her Professor put off her final until next Monday. Good thing! Clarinetists can actually rupture their ear drums if they play with an infection.

After a 6 hour ride home yesterday and a really bad nights sleep, my father went to the Drs. this morning and he has a compressed vertabrae in his spine and his back was out of whack. He's feeling better this afternoon, just achey and goes back Wednesday and then they think that'll be it. He said the deep muscle massage was the best! All I did today was wait for the phone to ring to tell me how everyone was doing. I hate it when they're in pain, makes me worry too much and I walk around thinking about them till they call. Jeesh!

The broken legged Granddaughter couldn't get to school fast enough this morning to have all her friends sign her new, bright red cast. I can't believe I didn't get a picture of it, but, I'll get one before it comes off.

My oldest daughter, who along with her oldest daughter, her father and I, were the healthiest ones for the holiday but, she messed that up yesterday. She was hanging Christmas lights outside and when she stepped off the chair she stepped wrong and twisted her knee! And, the oldest Granddaughter woke up this morning barfing her guts out so she's home in bed. Ever hear when it rains it pours? Guess it does around here. BTB and I are just tired, hoping we're not coming down with anything and not moving off our respective chairs in hopes that it'll keep us healthy!

My Grandson is doing well. He called me last night, whimpering, to tell me he really missed his Mommy and broke my heart. She was up there first thing this morning and when he told her he was getting a little home sick she said she was getting "son sick." He thought that was a hoot. We're hoping he'll be coming home with us when I go up with his Mom on Friday.

So, that's the medical update from the world of the Scrappy Knitter. Mom and my son are just fine and so far no complaints with them. Lets hope the rest of them do a whole lot better at Christmas, when they're all coming back for more.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Life is Good - Crazy But Good!

This has been the most crazy couple of weeks I've lived thru in awhile so instead of writing all about it (I tend to be long winded when it comes to this blog) I'm just going to write them out in order so a year from now I can remember them all. It's been an adventure to say the least.

1. Grandson in the hospital for 6 days, meaning I stayed at their house for 6 days taking care of the 2 granddaughters. Granddaughter #2 also broke her leg in 2 places the day before they left for the hospital, so I had crutches and a one legged child to deal with.
2. Had one day to clean the house, do laundry, etc.
3. The day after arriving home from my babysitting job my parents, son, and Baby Girl arrived home for Thanksgiving.
4. Baked all day on Wednesday; deep dish apple pie, blueberry pie, pumpkin pie, chocolate cream pie, and these truffles -
Yum! First time I've made them and they were delicious.
5. My father spent the day Wednesday painting the trim in my sunroom while Mom and I baked.
6. BTB, the Baby Boy, the Baby Girl, my father, the Baby Girls best friend, BTB Best friend and his son all went skeet shooting the day after Thanksgiving. The Baby Girl has a huge bruise on her arm from the gun kicking so next time Dad says she's getting a smaller gun.
7. Parents left this morning in a rush cause evidently the painting didn't agree with my Father and he can hardly walk. I hope driving the 6 hours home doesn't agrivate it. He'll be at the Chiropractors office first thing in the morning.
8. Baby Boy left right after the parents and stopped at his oldest sisters to fix the light on her fish tank before heading home near Atlanta.
9. The Baby Girl is looking like this today -
She was going to leave at 9 this morning and woke up with a major earache so she's still on my couch, wrapped up in everyones favorite quilt (my No Peeky 9 Patch E-bay Nap Quilt), sound asleep with advil and day quil in her belly. She has all her finals this week and being a clarinetist makes it really hard with an ear infection. So, she's a wreck but atleast she's sleeping!
10. The Friday after Thanksgiving my grandson went back into the hospital for another round of tests so this week is up in the air too. Hoping to stay put on Monday and go up with my oldest daughter Wed or Thursday to see him. It's a 2 hour ride, so we have to time it just right to get the girls to and from school.

Thats been the last 2 weeks! Crazy but we're all still glad we got to spend Thanksgiving together and really had a good meal, good laughs and lots of hands of rummy!

Knitting, yes, I still do knit. While at my daughters last week I worked on Sven, a Scandanavian Santa I'm knitting for my father for Christmas. He's almost done and hopefully will be under the Christmas tree when they arrive in a month. I don't have a picture of him but will before I wrap him. I've also finished my Bristow sweater from but there hasn't been time to pin it out to show off on here. I will, when I catch my breath. I've also worked on another pair of socks as my mindless knitting and love them! These are done in Regia Silk and EVERYONE here this week wants a pair. That's not happenin', I don't like making socks but I want enough for every day of the week for me! Selfish, huh? Here's the first one-
The second one is done but I havne't done the binding off of the toe yet. Maybe today if I'm lucky.
The Baby Girl also requested a long scarf as soon as she walked in the door on Wednesday so I've been knitting her a red and white scarf all weekend while visiting with everyone. It won't be done today like she hoped but hopefully I can take it up to her on Wed when I go have lunch with her. It's been really cold here in the mornings and she's getting a little chilly walking to her 8 o'clock class every morning. I'm shocked, she asked me to knit her one instead of running to the store and buying one. What a girl!
So, I think I've covered just about everything. I recieved my Christmas Swap gift over the holiday weekend and it's amazing! I'll try to blog and show pictures of all my loot tomorrow or Tuesday if life slows down just a tad.
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Turkey Day!

Have a wonderful, filling, safe Thanksgiving Day!

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, November 11, 2006


I always sent my father-in-law an e-card on this day to let him know I was thinking of him on Veteran's Day. He served in the Korean War. He passed away 2 years ago in August and the first thing I thought this morning, after thinking my Baby Boy was 26, was that I couldn't send him one. So, to all Veteran's, past and present, Thank you!

Happy Birthday to my Baby Boy!

He is 26 today! Like every mother, I can remember the day he was born like it was yesterday!

I love you Nick! Hope it's a great year.

Knitting news later in the week.

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Did Ya? I did!

Did you vote? I did. If you didn't, don't complain!

My new socks. Love them! My feet are so happy.

Happy Knitting!

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Happy Pugs

Indian Pugs
Hawaiian Pugs (that's Libby in the multi colored)
Cowboy pugs
Pretty Black Pugs dressed in Pink
Just plain pugs
Groups of Pugs (that's Libby, on the right)
I'd guess there were a couple of hundred pugs at this years Southeast Pug Rescue Assoc. Pug Fest. What a hoot!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Busy as a ...............

Bee? Beaver? Just busy as a knitter, wife, mother, grandmother, just plain busy. Now, if I can get blogger to upload my pictures I might just get this post posted. Only been trying for a week!
My socks are finally finished. I've been working on them since June! I'm not a fast sock knitter or that excited about knitting socks, but I sure love wearing them. So, I now have 3 pair of home knit socks. #4 is on the needles.

Remember I said I was going to No. GA for the weekend? Well, can't go up there without stopping at the Yarn Garden. They had a big sale on Cascade 220 regular and superwash. 20% off the regular and a whopping 40% off the superwash. I bought some brown (6 skeins), the pink isn't really that pinky, it's more like a light rose color(6 skeins). BTB picked it out for me for the Many Buttoned Vest in Folk Vests. It's too hard tryin to pick one color out of that table full she had. The green tweed and white are just because I couldn't walk out of there with just 12 skeins. I also saw a lady who was knitting (they have the cutest little sit and knit room) and she was making socks out of Regia Silk and I fell in love with the color. So, those are my 4th socks that are now on the needles. Might have them done about April! There's also a store/warehouse up there that BTB and I love to walk around and I found this little lamb peg hook and just had to have it for my sunroom. I'm thinking of making some little tiny, mini socks to hang on it. Maybe a sweater and mittens too, since it has three pegs.

These cute little guys are from Mayfield Dairy near Commerce, GA. We looked thru their entire gift shop just to find some more sheep. Cute huh? Oh, and if you've never had Mayfield ice cream. Oh YUM! If you go to their gift shop and get a cone, it's C.H.E.A.P. - the least amount we've paid for 3 cones in years and years! I'm talking like a dollar a cone for a small and only 2 dollars a cone for the large. Last time we had a cone out it cost us around 9 or 10 dollars. Oh, and why 3 cones? Cause our Baby Boy met us up there on Friday (it rained, no work for surveyors when it rains) and spend the whole day with his Mommy and Daddy! That was a bigger treat than the ice cream (well, a close first, I love ice-cream!)

We also went to the Southeast Pug Rescue Pug Fest and what a great time that was! Have you ever seen a few hundred pugs all in one building? They are hilarious and after 2 hours we had to leave because my cheeks hurt so bad from all the laughing and smiling. Libby had a great time and I'll show pictures of her and all her new friends next time. Blogger isn't being too cooperative uploading these pictures and it's taking forever! But, here's what we bought. I got a journal to keep all our puggy info in and a gorgeous, hand made bowl with a pug in the center. These are the exact colors of my new kitchen so we couldn't pass it up. Libby had fun too, but was glad to get back into her truck, where it was quiet. I also got a couple of cute books written by a woman that has a pug named Wilson.

I had so much to put down here but now it's been so long I'm tired. The weather changed again last night and I woke up with a major sinus headache and have done nothing all morning. I wish the weather would just stay put. It was in the 80's on Wed and today it's 51! I like 80 and I like 51, but it's got to stay one way or the other. So, I'm off to fix a boiling hot bowl of chicken and rice soup and maybe work on that gorgeous Regia Silk sock. Pug pictures next time and the rest of my weekend.

Happy Knitting!