knitting Paradise

I belong to a wonderful knitting and crochet group called

Knitting Paradise.

I hope you will drop by and check us out. Shirley

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. We have had further visits to the hospital but things are under control and looking very good for us.

I haven't been able to get my sewing machine out as I had hoped - maybe this next week.
I have plans and hopes to join in the next challenge for our Challenging ourselves group.
We are to do a self portrait - I have started it and have decided what I hope to do and
hopefully will get it done in time. Life has been one long upset this past two years so
I am hoping we will have some 'down time ' now.

I have been knitting as you all know and during the past time since Pat was sick again and in the hospital and since, I have knit two cotton summer sweaters for myself. I design my own and
am reasonably happy with them. I have the front done on another one which I will post shortly.

I watched the Royal wedding yesterday - she certainly is a classy lady - I quite enjoyed it.
My heart goes out to all of you who were affected by the terrible tornadoes in the south.
I complain about the cold weather here and we have had a bad winter but it makes me
realize how lucky we are. I pray for all who have been made homeless and for the families of
those who lost their lives.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Challenging ourselves

I was unable to join in the challenge in the Challenging ourselves group due to my husband's
illness but what a great job the ladies in the group have done for the 4th Challenge.
We have some new members and I do hope you will all go and checkout the blog showing the challenges.

This is a group we organized from members of the Learningfa group who wanted to
expand their abilities and to challenge themselves to try new things. I am so impressed with the different challenges and different results. The picture shown is done by my friend Margaret
Shipley from Saskatchewan who just joined the group. She is a very talented lady and I love her challenge! The subject was "Orange, purple and blue' check out the other finished pieces!

We take turns picking out a theme so check out the archives for the different challenges.

Speaking of my husband -- he is doing very well, slowly getting back to normal after major heart surgery and then having to go back the next day for repair to the first surgery. He is
doing better every day little steps at a time -- and both of us are very optimistic.

It is so good to have him home after 45 days in the hospital - (most of these BEFORE the surgery due to complications -- I have so much to be thankful for.

I am still knitting but got my sewing machine out yesterday and hope to make a basket as soon as a summer sweater in cotton yarn for me, is completed.

We had a HUGE dump of snow on Sunday - and what a mess! It is finally melting but they are expecting flooding as so much snow and quick melting today. I will be so glad to have spring arrive at last. We have our first robins and they are really shivering. Shirley