Thursday, June 19, 2008

Making a list!!

I'm getting ready for the Summer of Lace!! I've got 6 shawls on my list to do!! Let's see how many I can make it through!!
1. Mystery Shawl #9 from Goddess Knits
2. Pearled Romance from Knitting Delight Yahoo group
3. Mystic Meadows from Anna Dalvi
4. Anniversity Mystery Shawl from Goddess Knits
5. Casablanca KAL on Yahoo groups
6. Lyra by Herbert Neibling
I guess you'll notice that I must be out of my mind to try and get through all of these!!! Two have beads worked in, 3 are stoles, 2 are round and all of them are calling my name!!! The challenge doesn't start until the 21st and I'm itching to start!!!!
I've promised myself to finish an afghan before the 21st, so I'd better get off this computer and get some work done!!!
:D Carla

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Your Personality Is
Idealist (NF)

You are a passionate, caring, and unique person.
You are good at expressing yourself and sharing your ideals.

You are the most compassionate of all types and connect with others easily.
Your heart tends to rule you. You can't make decisions without considering feelings.

You seek out other empathetic people to befriend.
Truth and authenticity matters in your friendships.

In love, you give everything you have to relationships. You fall in love easily.

At work, you crave personal expression and meaning in your career.

With others, you communicate well. You can spend all night talking with someone.

As far as your looks go, you've likely taken the time to develop your own personal style.

On weekends, you like to be with others. Charity work is also a favorite pastime of yours.">The Three Question Personality Test

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Finally, pics!!

Finally, after over a year, I've got good pics of Heather's wedding dress!! I knit the lace for this and did the design to show our heritage. The side border of the train is Celtic knots (Irish great- grandfathers) and the central motif is a Cherokee Star (Cherokee great-grandmoms). I did a 4foot by 8 foot sheet of basic fill lace and my BFF, Connie, did a cut and sew to do the sleeves and bodice. Connie also did the sewing for the satin underdress. She's awsome!! This was a big challenge and I loved every minute. That being said, if I ever do it again it will be in a size 2, not a 2X!!! LOL!!

:D Carla

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

And the Winner Is!!

I'm sorry this has taken so long. JustBec from Normal, IL is the proud winner of the shawl!! She said she's waiting for a special occasion.... but she might just have to wear it to work!! I'm so glad that she likes it, as you can see!! Congratulations Becky!!!!
:D Carla

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Whoo-Hoo I've been tagged!!! I love these things!! They not only give me something to talk about they make me think!! I was tagged by a good friend from Ravelry, Fibroknits!!

1. What were you doing 10 years ago (1998)?
I was living in Merkel, TX and doing hospice care with my Mom while she died of cancer. It was a hard year.

2. 5 Things on todays "to do" lis:
Answer these questions
Work on the sweater I'm knitting for KnitOnTheNet
Do my Ravelry thang.... Addresses for RAK and The Welcome Wagon for the letter N
Cook lunch and clean up
Take a nap (very important!! LOL!!)

3. Things I'd do if I were a billionaire:
First get a money management team that I could trust. Go shopping for yarn/needles/patterns (bunches of all). Set up trust funds for my grandkids. Buy a travel-trailer (one of the big bus type) and have it retro-fitted to match my 1960's style. Set up trust funds for some of the charity org. for Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

4. 3 Bad Habits
I could make a sailor blush with my cussing
I eat when I'm depressed... not when I'm hungry
I don't always finish what I start

5. 5 Places I've lived
Olden, Texas (where I was raised)
Alpine, Texas
Odessa, Texas
Marfa, Texas
Merkel, Texas
(I've lived out of Texas for 6 months total in 56 years.... 3months in Los Angeles, CA and 3 months in Tampa Bay, FL.... that was enough!! LOL!!)

6. 5 jobs I've had
nurse aide (before they were certified)
motel maid

7. 5 people I'm tagging:

:D Carla