Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friends, Food and Yarn!

Who could ask for more???????

These are some of the ladies that I knit with on Tuesday nights. (The fun ones!)

Monica, and Adele are part of the local chapter of 'Linus Blankets' where they met Netta (on the other side of me) and Netta met Donna on Ravelry (where she also met me) and they all started coming to my Tuesday night crafting at BAM (Books A Million).
Netta used to live in the Fort Lauderdale area, where she used to knit with most of these other ladies . . . . The Sweet Stitchin' Betties. (That's us, mostly to the right) We all met up at Gabriella's yarn shop in Naples, FL. Seventeen of us!

We had a fantastic time, and Gabriella gave us all a 20% discount. She was a very friendly, helpful shop owner.

If I find myself in Naples, (it's 1 1/2 hours south of home) this is the shop I will go to. We went to another shop after lunch . . . let's just say she didn't go out of her way for us. She balked at the request of matching the 20% off discount, and she even charges for bags! Can you imagine?

We went to Mel's Diner for lunch after the first shop - and funny thing, we were all STARVING! We worked up quite the appetite petting all that yarn!!!

It was a great day with great ladies! I could happily do this once a month!

Oh! And before I forget, this was my combined catch . . .

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Well, the freeze we had last month killed a lot of our landscaping, as you can see from all the bare spots in the picture. (and the dead palm leaves creeping into the picture.)
But our family heirloom Amaryllis' held strong (the one thing we covered) and are all in bloom at once this past week. They are beautiful!

I love spring!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

I knew it!!!!!

I knew it!!

And now . . . I have "scientific" proof!

My Daughter turned 18 just ten days ago, and today . . . .

she couldn't open a 'child-proof' lid!