Sunday, December 7, 2008

Can't Believe It's December

Here is a 5 point version of Jon Yusoff''s Pirouette done in Yarnplayer's HDT Snowflake. Ok there is a GOOD reason it has 5 point and not six- I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing! I'm sure that never has happened to anyone else. I got frustrated because I had to start the center about 3 times and then take out the last join about 7 times because I kept getting a twist at the join( yes I did read Jon's blog about joins after the fact).

Well it is 2 days before my birthday which means it's 18 days before Christmas and I still don't have all my projects done. I have been doing alot of tatting and haven't got my rugs crocheted yet, fudge made, or truffles made.

Last weekend Jim( my sweety) and I did the Milwaukee run. I haven't been on 43 since they opened all the lanes and the last time was with a school bus. So we are in the right hand lane to go to McKinley exit and the next thing I know I'm on the off ramp for Madison.(Now you know why my phone has GPS) Well not to worry all streets will get you to Old World Street (3 ) if you go the right direction. When I found the Bradley Center I knew I could find the chocolate store. After a nice visit and lots of money later we did the Spice store and the Cheese Store. If you have never been in the Spice Shop you don't know what you are missing. You have to stand still and take a deep breathe to smell all the wonderful smells. It reminds me of when you are at you Grandmother's and she has been cooking all day. Great smells! Of course the Chocolate Tree smell like Christmas with the deep chocolate smells and other candy-yum! OK NO trip to Milwaukee is complete without a trip to the Cheese Store. First there are the samples then there are all the different kinds of stinky cheese that taste great you can't get in Illinois. Ok can you tell I like to go over the border and shop in Wisconsin? And I'm not a "cheese head".(Sorry all you Wisconsinites)
I had hoped to go see Yarnplayer's booth up at the Harbor in Milwaukee yesterday, but my husband dragged me off to Christmas shop and have Anniversary lunch with my son and his sweety( 1 year). So that didn't happen. Someday I hope to meet Marilee and tell her how much I appreciate all her talents. I love her yarn and am working on jewelry from her book. You would think because we are about one hour away from each other I could get to something she is in. Oh well I just have to keep reading her blog and hope my schedule and hers can cross. It is hard when you but in 10-12 hours days at work and Saturday is your only free day.
Well I hope this makes up for the long break. I just have to figue out how to add pictures without it messing me up. Hope all had a great Thanksgiving and appricate what our fore fathers sacrifices have mean to us. Ta Ta for now.


Becki said...

There is only one spice sold at the Spice House that smells like grandma's cooking. Have you been crocheting me dish clothes like I asked for? Probably not.
Just think two weeks and I'll be home and taking over my car.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you for all the nice things you said about me and Milwaukee!
Your tatted star is beautiful!

TattingChic said...

Your snowflake is pretty! Oh, I guess it's a star, LOL!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Pretty Pretty tatting! I am so glad I discovered your blog (O: