Sunday, April 29, 2007

200th Post...Oh My!!

I can't believe this is my 200th post. I guess I am full of ramblings!

This past weekend was gloriously relaxing. We only had ballgames on Friday evening (2 for B, they won both) and one game for Cowodie on Saturday...they won as well. Rain may end our baseball plans for this whole week. The weatherman is forecasting heavy rain starting late this afternoon continuing through Friday...which would mean no ball!

Sunday, after church, we went to lunch with friends. Then had a quiet day at home. I don't think anyone even went out to the batting cage. Are they sick??? (No, actually everyone is better! We are calling Smoda "snake man" , he is shedding on his hands and feet now.)

We did have a wonderful family movie time. I guess we are a little behind the times, we just saw "Facing the Giants". Absolutely wonderful film!! It is one I will be purchasing. If you haven't seen it yet, it does a beautiful job of glorifying God.

Smoda has lost two teeth! It is funny, I cried when I found out they were loose...but when he actually lost them nary a tear. At first he didn't want me to pull the first one. He was afraid he wouldn't be able to whistle. Now he is so proud to tell everyone that he has "two gone teeth".

Knitting news...I did complete a tribble and have another one ready to show the ladies at our knitting group how to sew them up. I worked on my garter square for my Learn to Knit afghan. I know it would go quite bit faster if I would just knit, but I am using this to teach myself how to knit continental... a little slow going!

Last week my stash was enhanced oh so delightfully...

First I received my next shipment of the Rockin Sock Club. It is a tweedy/heather combination in purples, greens and grays silk/merino blend. It is by far better than the first color we received....but I am still not sure. Whenever I go to their site there are so many yarns that speak to me. I must be honest if I had seen the club colors on the website I wouldn't have given them a second glance.

I also received my Summer drink and knitting swap. My partner outdid herself! I love the two hanks of Lorna's Laces she sent...they are pink (a bright tulip pink) that she dyed herself. She actually works at LL. Now this is a yarn I can LOVE!

I also had a delightful birthday treat with my friend Ellen. She took me to lunch at the Macaroni Grill (yummm!!) and gave me a wonderful present of Yarn Pirate October (that she bought from Manda's stash!), a fun orange floral tea cup (shaped like a flower pot) and some scissor jewelry. Just wonderful!

Well, I am not above begging for comments this being my 200th blog and all. Sooooo, I am going to host a drawing. What do you need to win??? Submit a comment. I will draw from all entered comments on Friday, May 4th. Good luck!


eduininck said...

Wow Julie, you are doing great with your blogging.
Glad your boys are all feeling better. See you at knit night. Eunice

Anonymous said...

Wow Julie, Congrats on your 200th post! I'm so terrible about posting to my blog, I don't know how you keep up!
Love those tribbles!


Manda said...

lol... I hope you like the yarn, straight from my stash to yours! ;) haah.

Liz G. said...

Pretty yarn! That's such a pretty pink! Oh my - and she works for the Lorna's people?? Super temptation everywhere!!

Anonymous said...

Boy! have you recieved lots of gifts, lucky you. I also enjoyed our lunch together and hopefully we will have another one soon. My day is just not complete without looking at your blog and the mason dixon.

Beth said...

Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I brought you up at Bible study yesterday. So glad to hear everyone is feeling well. Hopefully the yarn additions made you feel better too.
The LL is such a pretty pink. There are some wonderful Nancy Bush patterns that would look great with that yarn. I LOVE the Yarn Pirate. It's one of my favorite yarns and I love the color you got. I think the STR yarn looks very interesting and I like the wool/silk combo. I don't think I'm interested in their club after seeing everyone's kits.

Elizabeth said...

Hello my friend and congratulations on 200 posts! I love your blog - it's like talking with a girlfriend. :)

Be sure and bring your yarns to meetup so we can see - they are gorgeous!!!

Becca said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, pal! I haven't even reached 100 yet! :-)

If you are giving a prize of yarn, don't worry about putting my name in the pot. I wouldn't want to use your pretty yarn on just a dishrag! LoL


scribbit said...

Glad Smoda's getting better, hope you're feeling better too--

Bev said...

Congrats on your 200th post.... I've read your blog before but have never left a comment. Keep up the posting, so glad your boys are getting better.

Tasha said...

Congrats on so many posts - I'm thankful a bunch of them are recipes! Love all of that yarn - shocker I know. What a cute kid!

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

Happy 200th post! Your blog is so homey and fun. I'm glad I stumbled across it.

The sock yarn is so so lovely! I think you asked about what sock yarn I got. It wasn't terribly wonderful. I got some red of a brand that I've never heard of, some variegated that looks like it will knit into patterns, and some tannish soft stuff.

I'm sorry I can't be more specific but the youngest 60% of my family just woke up and is running around the house eating leftover Valentine's chocolate! ARGH!

Anonymous said...

200 posts! Wow!!! I'm glad to see everyone is better. Tell Snakeman he's awfully cute without those teeth!

Mrs. M.

Knitting Rose said...

Isn't the yarn pirate so great!! I love your yarns - Good job on 200 posts.
I love the two gone teeth! Aren't they cute at that age!