Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Wavy Scarf, made from Queensland Collection Haze color 910, corn viscose and cotton. Feels like cotton, but finer

Wavy Haze Scarf

Wavy Haze Scarf made from Queensland Collection Haze color 910, corn viscose and cotton. Feels like cotton, but finer yarn. Bamboo needle size US6 (4mm). I bought this pretty, varigated yarn in Sedona. Too bad the color changes don't show in this picture, they're very mild. The purple flowers behind the project are from my Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow plant. The flowers are very fragrant, almost too fragrant!
After I photographed the yarn, I sat it on the coffee table, and moved the laundry from washer to clothesline outside. Juliet stayed inside (strange!) and when I came in to check on her, she had gotten my knitting off the table and was playing with it! The yarn ball is 1/3 unwound, but the knitting is thankfully untouched. Whew! It could have been much worse, as it's difficult to put a needle back in once the knitting has begun to be unraveled. I have a mess to untangle, but just so thankful that my work hasn't been destroyed.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Ahhhh to be home. The trip was very nice, but it is always good to be back home. I was surprised with a relatively clean house, no big stacks of laundry, and of course, happy family.

Our little dog, Juliet, went crazy when I walked into the house and leapt all over me. I nearly dropped her, she was so "everywhere". I think she climbed around my neck a couple of times too.

I bought some groceries yesterday and cooked a simple meal last night, as I am still very tired. It is a combination of jet lag and a headache from blooming things in Florida.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Our Sedona view, morning 1 and morning 2.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sedona, Arizona

It is girlfriend week in Arizona. Three wives of Snap-On Tool salesmen (Sigrid, Marisa, and me) flew to Pheonix, rented a car, and headed to Sedona. Sigrid's timeshare apartment is beautiful and the view is phenomenal...beautiful red rock mountains! We arrived in Sedona and we so pleased with a light dusting of snow. We shopped in crystal shops, visited a quilt shop and a clothes shop. It was so exciting to wake up the first morning and see how fresh and bright the world seemed. On the second day we had a BIG snow fall with huge flakes, several inches of snow coating the whole city. We shopped, ate lunch at a wonderful Indian restaurant (India, not American Indian), and visited many interesting art galleries. Driving home was an experience, snow was falling harder and harder and the roads were icy.

Today we went to The Grand Canyon. It was a pleasant 2-hour drive. I had seen it before, but not with snow. The Grand Canyon is the most awesome place on earth. Beautiful. Breathtaking.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Home again, gone again.

I got home from Jacksonville on Thursday afternoon and here I am, packing again. In fact, I never unpacked! Just a few things to wash and I'll repack and go tomorrow morning, headed to Sedona with my dear friend Sigrid and another friend of ours, Marisa. All of our husbands are Snap-On Tool salesmen.

We leave tomorrow morning on the plane at 7, which puts us at the airport an hour and a half earlier, icky. Once in the air, Sig will fall sound to sleep. Marisa and I will chat. Can't wait to see Sedona again, it's so pretty.