June 29, 2009


saw this on Ali's blog....

June 29th, 2009

Outside my window... my garden is blooming wildly.
I am thinking... I need to get knitting on my February Lady Sweater now!!!
I am thankful for... my sweet family.
From the kitchen...the smell of last night’s Italian Chicken still lingers in the air.
I am wearing... cropped pants and an old tee (I really need to dye).
I am creating... some Scrabble jewelry.
I am going... to take Porter to his OT this morning, take the kids to the library, and then work on the jewelry.
I am reading... The Well Trained Mind (homeschooling).
I am hoping... to find jewelry bails and black safety eyes this week!
I am hearing... the boys playing Xbox and Porter on the DS.
Around the house... Carson is sleeping in, while everyone else is awake.
One of my favorite things... tissues…my allergies are bad right now.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Mon.-take Cameron to football, Tues- knit at Ashley’s, Tues. night-go to Grace’s for ‘girl’s night’, Wed-watch the kids for Liz, Wed. night-Potluck w/ the Nelson’s, Thur.-Carson’s birthday, Thur. night- Knit Wits, Fri.- clean house/shop for food, Sat.-4th of July w/ family.

June 21, 2009

dog day afternoon...

yarn love...

photo via recovergirl

I have this 'thing' for cotton yarn...more specifically; Lily's Sugar -n- Cream.
Michael's had a sale on this wonderful cotton yarn...$1 a skein, so I stocked up on 48 skeins (36 one day...went back for 12 more another)and still kick myself for not stocking up even more at that price!!! I really need approx. 12 skeins per sweater...just to be safe.

Going to have to venture out and see if I can 'score' more Lily's Sugar -n- Cream today.

Speaking of yarn love...here's some fabulous sock yarn from Colourway I want:

Hey, A Yarn Girl's gotta do, what a Yarn Girl's gotta do!!!

June 17, 2009

love this....

oooohhhhhh.....sooooo pretty AND functional too!

from Hide-n-Sheep

Taking this description from: Yarn a-Go-Go

It's a knitter's abacus. Throw out your red dangling stitch counter, this bracelet is prettier. Let me explain real quick-like: those little green beads? They count for one row, and there are nine of them. The larger beads count for ten rows. You slip the beads through that little elastic ring of beads as you go. If you have three large beads and two small beads on the Big Bead side, you're on row 32. They're trapped close to the big bead, so your count is safe, even when you take the bracelet off (which you won't want to do). You can count up to one hundred rows, the same amount as those ugly plastic counters. On your wrist! Pretty! (Plus, there's a hook for holding stitch markers! I'm dying here.)

my new fave on Etsy...

Curls of Sunshine

Carson wants me to crochet these adorable bunnies:

June 3, 2009

TACA 2009 'Real Help Now' Campaign...

I belong to TACA-Talk About Curing Autism (Virginia Chapter).

My son, Porter has Autism. We have seen Porter grow and start to heal through the GFCF diet, biomeds, supplements, probiotics and much more. We want to continue to see him grow and develop and need your support.

I am raising money for our group to help families, like ours, dealing with Autism, talking about Autism, and helping eachother on our 'Autism Journey' together.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. All donations go directly to TACA.org for our Chapter.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Hugs-Peg Graham (aka: 'Porter's Mom')

About my nonprofit:
Talk About Curing Autism

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national organization dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis,...

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national organization dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help people with autism be the best they can be.

Fundraising target: $1,000
Total raised so far: $0.00

*please donate anything you can...see First Giving Widget to right of my blog, under Porter's photo.

btw...Porter's 5th birthday is tomorrow, June 4th...he'll be '5'.