Saturday, July 30, 2011

On Vacation

Yep, I'm on a real vacation - no work, just play, relaxing and enjoying my son, daughter-in-law and of course, little Izzy. Hard to believe she is 2 years old now. Wow, how time has flown. Last time I was up here in Idaho, yes , Idaho, she was only 4 weeks old.  So tonight she and I are "hanging out " while mom and dad are off to dinner and a show with friends. I love it.
We went to the Farmer's Market this morning, horse races last night and tomorrow to the Mesa Falls. It'll be a busy two weeks. As you can see, Izzy is a stylish dresser.  I'll be recharging my batteries, doing some fun knitting while relaxing, and getting my exercise in with lots of walking. 
Today after the market, Jeremy and I made some Louisiana Cherry Bounce. He has an awesome cherry tree filled with beautiful red cherries that are a bit sour. So , some sugar, some vodka and voila - cherry bounce that will be ready for Christmas.  Now off to make dinner for Izzy and I.....

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Coupon Days

July savings coupon

25% off one item from the Knitting Lagniappe corner
@ Yarntopia on Mason Rd.
expires July 31, 2011

Yep, here is a coupon just for you - it can be redeemed for any item on the Knitting Lagniappe shelf there at Yarntopia on Mason Rd.  It's my way of saying "Thank You" to all those who have supported me in my adventure as a knitting potter or is it a potting knitter..... hmmm.... hard to say. Now I'm moving into the bead market as well with bead trunk shows here in Houston and in Dallas this month. Funny how one thing leads to another. Well, happy knitting my friends and stay cool.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer classes

Just finished teaching the first half of the shawl class (the shawl was pictured in the last post). The group is doing really well once they got over the bead loading onto the yarn and figuring out the dynamics of the pattern. It really is fun to watch a group of people recreate what you thought of in your head. Each one will be different and unique - I really like them to personalize it with their own style.

This month I have lots of classes over at Yarntopia (be sure to check them out at . Next week I'll be teaching the baby bonnet class .It was named after my youngest granddaughter, Isabella (Izzy to us). It's another one of those patterns that are easy to personalize.

Yes, I'm still in the studio working in clay - working on those Multiplicity mushrooms, spaniel water bowls, beads & baubles for the Artful Bead in Dallas , and of course the Agave line. Heading out there now....