Aum Aum Aum….

November 28, 2012

Yes, I surrender…let the higher power guide me…

I’ve sent out nothing but goodness from my heart…

As a friend of mine used to say, “Just let it unfold”…

Aum Aum Aum… 🙂

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More Mara Shawls…

November 28, 2012

 

 

Yep…here I go…I really ought to count out loud how many I have made so far…just to keep track of where they live now…hahahaaaaa

1. Madelinetosh turquoise colour (heavier weight than suggested) – original intention was for myself…but mom-in-law was visiting as I was knitting it up…the manner in which she caressed it compelled me to give the finished shawl to her.

2. Madelinetosh green sport weight – meant to knit it for my little girl…I ended up using it the most.

3. Madelinetosh pink fingerling weight – when I found out that my sweet cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer…I picked the pink to knit up some hugs and love for her…

4. Madelinetosh (Stovepipe – sport weight) – my little sister helped me so much while she was visiting (on vacation)…I wanted to knit a nice little something to wrap her up in my love…she bought the yarn and my gift was the knitting 🙂  – will post soon.

5. Cascade 220 Superwash Quatro (Fuji) – I’ve had this yarn forEVER….ordered it to knit up matching sweaters for my mommy and daughter…2 short sleeve sweaters later…I still have a ton of it left….so after visiting my folks in the summer and my mommy used my green shawl a few times in the super air conditioned places…she asked if I can make her one 🙂 Almost finished.

6 & 7. Koigu KPPPM (P811X & another colour that I cannot remember) – we were at the lovely Imagiknit yarn store and my baby girl handed me a skein of each…”Can you make me something, Mama?”…how I can refuse…they are not quite there…but I’m working on them slowly…

Wow…I adore this pattern…so snuggly…will be knitting more up 🙂

Volunteer mommy moment

November 27, 2012

 

 

Being a mommy has tons of perks…especially if one enjoys arts & crafts…

Our Art/Music Director is an amazing woman whose creativity knows no bounds.  So when our daughter is old enough to be in the annual Winter Program, I signed myself up (along with other lovely mommies) to help out with the costumes.

This is the brown bag that I am in charge of today…for those who are connected to Instagram, I’ve posted twice about the mouth/tongue moments…(Baaballaa is my Instagram screen name – well, same name for my Pinterest…)

Thanks to an amazing grandma who is a professional seamstress….we’ve got these costumes done in a flash!  I ended up prepping the mouth/tongues in pink/hot pink felt, reworking the patterns and sending them off to this lovely grandma.

Viola!  Just need to hand stitch the mouth area for them and I can get them tailor fitted to our 16 kids…

Grateful to live here…

November 27, 2012

 

 

We always agree how lucky we are to live in this area…

This was taken Sunday afternoon…the fog rolling through…a picture perfect moment…

Well…I was beating myself for only having my phone on me 😦

C’est la vie…grateful that I managed to capture this moment…and share it… 🙂

Sigh…

It’s tough…but this must be done…I’m learning…to surrender, fully in a spiritual sense 🙂

I do my best, then let “someone else” take over…

I’ve said this many times in my life, but something over this weekend clicked for me…I need to be true to myself, live and express fully from my heart and let it take it’s course from there…

Breathe in,

breathe out…Pema…thank you…

My kinda Black Friday….

November 24, 2012

How fast can I knit?  Hahahaaaa…yes…that is what I was thinking ALL day “Black Friday”…

My right index finger joint was rather unhappy after I switched into my “motor hands” mode…

I’m so happy that I finished 2 pair of socks…one pair for my mom-in-law and the other for my sis’s mom-in-law…lovely lady that…will be hand delivered by my bro-in-law to her 🙂

Oh boy!  That reminds me that we still have not ordered the X’mas/New Year photo cards!  Gotta get to that today…

The problem with knitting gifts for people you love (who live with you)…is that you really CANNOT do a thing when they are awake and around you….urg…

My next project was to be the Morehouse “Gator purse/bag” for my girlie, but she’s always around me…so I’ve finished the socks…now I’m moving onto finishing the Mara Shawl for my lit’l sis…then my mommy’s Mara Shawl….all these shawls got a great start and the moment they grew too big to be carried around, they have been in hibernation mode…so this IS the best time to bring them out.

Happy knitting 🙂

No response…

November 20, 2012

Maybe I’m “old”…

How is it that someone receives an email that warrants a response but fails to do so?  When did we, as a people start ignoring each other even in a work place?

My parents taught me to respond as needed, always with a smile.  Basically, if I have nothing nice to say, keep my mouth shut.  OK, yes, for those who know me…I do NOT live by that rule…heheheeeee..

Sometimes, being a person who speaks the truth is painful.  But the way I see it is this:

I voice what I feel in my heart

I try my best at all times

I reflect on what and how I behaved at the end of each day

No regrets…

C’est la vie…

Thankful for my parents…they taught us well…we are passing those lessons along to our little one…

 

Thanksgiving…

November 19, 2012

Oh…wooly sheep…baahhhh….

grateful I am for your lovely fleece

for you share them to be spun into happiness I seek

to be knitted into magical pieces

keeping warm the ones I adore

all to their core…
BAAAAAAhhhh….

 

Thanksgiving…

November 18, 2012

Counting down…

I’m grateful for all the loving people in my life… 🙂

You know who you are!!!

Oy vey…can’t be posting ANY photos here…

I made the fatal mistake of starting a Pinterest board named “X’mas gifts for sis?”…yes, THAT was a mistake.  My little sis goes to check on something (yes, I asked her to check on something…DUH..)…well…there goes the ideas…thank goodness I was NOT going to get her the item I pinned…still…

Sisters do not usually read my blog, so I am kinda safe here, still…I was STUPID enough to post my older sis’ bday present…HAH!  Fool that I am…

Life goes on…I’m NOT posting photos now…heheheeee…

I’ve got SO much work ahead of me…so little time…

This much I can share:

I have 2 knitting projects that I MUST finish before 12/24…2 sewing projects…

One sewing project needs to go out via mail…SIGH…yes…..I need to wash the fabric first…

I’m not worried about the sewing projects too much…I think… 🙂

Wish me luck!