Wednesday, July 23, 2008

WATCH THE WHALE FEED!

HUMPBACK WHALE FEEDING CLOSE TO OUR SHIP.
video

Rest of vacation on Cape Cod!

AWESOME VACATION - WEATHER WAS GREAT - BEACHES WERE AWESOME - WHALE WATCH FANTASTIC!

I DID MANAGE TO GET SOME KNITTING DONE.  I FINISHED 2 CROCHETED MARKET BAGS - NICE AND EASY TO DO - VERY QUICK ALSO!  GOOD BEACH PROJECT.  I SPEND A LOT OF TIME PEOPLE AND WAVE  WATCHING SO NEED AND EASY PROJECT!
THE WAVES WERE AWESOME!  I AM NOT A STRONG SWIMMER BUT LOVE TO SIT ON THE BEACH AND LISTEN TO THE WAVES.  THE WERE ROARING ALL WEEK.  HURRICANE BERTHA WAS OFF THE COAST AND IT WAS A FULL MOON DURING THE WEEK SO THE WAVES WERE HUGE!  BF DID BOOGIE BOARD THE FIRST FEW DAYS BUT OUR LAST DAY THERE NO ONE WAS BRAVING THE WAVES - THEY WERE TOO DANGEROUS.  BEAUTIFUL TO WATCH!
WE WENT ON A SUNSET WHALE WATCH AND IT WAS FANTASTIC!  WE SAW SO MANY HUMPBACK WHALES - THEY WERE ALL AROUND US FEEDING.  YOU USUALLY HAVE TO GO OUT ABOUT AN HOUR FROM THE HARBOR BUT WE WERE ONLY OUT ABOUT 20 MINUTES WHEN WE FOUND THEM!  WE COULD STILL SEE THE SHORE! 
THEY WERE ROLLING AROUND IN THE WATER, SLAPPING THEIR TALES TO SCARE THE FISH AND COMING UP FROM UNDER THE FISH TO CATCH THEM - IT WAS AWESOME.  I WILL TRY TO UPLOAD A VIDEO OF THEM LATER. 

NOT THE BEST PICTURE BUT THIS WAS OUR VIEW ON THE WAY BACK IN TO THE HARBOR AFTER WATCHING THE WHALES FEED FOR ABOUT 2 HOURS!
WE HAD A GREAT TIME.  HOPE TO BE ABLE TO GO BACK AGAIN SOON!

Vacation pictures - day 1 and 2 - Boston

Red Sox games were great start to vacation!  
Tim Wakefield pitched a great game on Saturday night!  Lots of hitting action also!
Red Sox win 12-1  --  YEAH!!
Jonathan Papelbon saved his 100th game on Sunday afternoon in a very long game!

Game took forever - Dice - K not the fastest pitcher!  But a win is a win!  And this one was my 12th game and 12th win this year!  I did not see the Sox lose this year!  Now I need more tickets so I can keep my winning streak going!
Well - on to Cape Cod!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2 WONDERFUL SWAP PACKAGES!



I ARRIVED BACK FROM VACATION ON FRIDAY TO FIND 2 FANTASTIC PACKAGES WAITING FOR ME!
FIRST IS THE PACKAGE FOR THE KEEPING COOL IN THE SUMMERTIME DISHCLOTH SWAP.  ANITA O. SENT ME THIS WONDERFUL PACKAGE. YOU CAN SEE THE WONDERFUL GOODIES SHE SENT ME. THE PRETTY PINK NOTION BAG WAS FULL OF GOODIES - AN EMERY BOARD, WIPES, LABELS FOR MY KNITTED ITEMS AND THE CUTEST SOCK COIN PURSE. THE MINI BATH SPONGE IS CUTE ALSO. THE BODY LOTION FEELS AND SMELLS GREAT! ANITA ALSO SENT ME SOME WONDERFUL TAHKI COTTON YARNS MADE IN GREECE - CAN'T WAIT TO FIND A PROJECT FOR THEM!  THEY ARE SO PRETTY! 
THESE ARE THE 2 FANTASTIC DISHCLOTHS THAT SHE SENT ME!  AREN'T THEY PRETTY. SHE DID A FANTASTIC JOB KNITTING THEM! THANK YOU ANITA FOR A WONDERFUL PACKAGE!  

MY SECOND AND ALSO WONDERFUL PACKAGE CAME FROM MY SECRET PAL IN THE SUMMER OF YARN LOVE SWAP.  THIS IS MY 2ND FANTASTIC PACKAGE FROM HER.  I LOVE THE BLUE SKY ORGANIC COTTON YARN - IT IS SOOOO SOFT AND I LOVE THE COLOR!  THE DEBBY BLISS MERINO ARAN IS ALSO SOFT AND IS MY FAVORITE COLOR!  THE LIP GLOSSES AND HAND CREAM WILL COME IN VERY HANDY. THE FLAVORS OF THE LIP GLOSSES ARE DELICIOUS!  THE TRINKET BOX IS PERFECT FOR KNITTING NOTIONS AND THE LITTLE SHEEP AND BLACK CROW ON TOP ARE SO CUTE!
THANK YOU FOR 2 WONDERFUL PACKAGES - YOU HAVE HELPED MAKE THIS A WONDERFUL SUMMER AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE AUGUST PACKAGE!

THANK YOU BOTH - ANITA AND MY SECRET PAL FOR MAKING COMING HOME FROM VACATION EASIER!  

WILL POST PICTURES FROM WONDERFUL VACATION SOON!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Summer MEME

 Rules - You must answer each the questions with only one word & tag 4 others.

1.   Where is your cell phone?     Purse
2.   Your significant other?     Sleeping
3.   Your hair?    Colored
4.   Your father?     Dead
5.   Your mother?    Dead
6.   Your favorite thing?   Family  
7.   Your dreams last night?   None
8.   Your favorite drink?   Water
9.   Your dream/goal     Travel
10.  Room you're in?     Kitchen
11.   Your favorite hobby?   Knitting
12.   Your fear?   Sharks
13.  Where do you want to be in 6 years?   Beach
14.  What your not?   unfriendly
15.  Muffins?  Chocolate
16.  One of your wish list items?    Travel
17.  Where you grew up?  Connecticut
18.  The last thing you did?   Packed
19.  What are you wearing?  PJ'S
20.  Favorite gadget?   IPOD
21.  Your pets?   Frisky
22.  Your computer?    Mac 
23.  Your mood?  Calm
24.  Missing someone?  Yes
25.  Your car?   Honda
26.  Something you are not wearing?   Shoes
27.  Favorite store?  WEBS
28.  Like someone?   Yes
29.  Your favorite color?   PURPLE
30. When was the last time you laughed?   Yesterday
31.  Last time you cried?  Thursday

I was tagged by Mary.
The lucky 4 who I am going to tag are:
Laurie, Jane, Debb, and anyone else who would like to try this.

Friday, July 4, 2008

PRINCESS # 1 6TH BIRTHDAY PARTY




GREAT PARTY FOR PRINCESS # 1'S  6TH BIRTHDAY.

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY


HAVE A WONDERFUL 4TH OF JULY!

Final topic for Keppin it Cool in the Summertime Dishcloth swap

Wow, this swap went by fast!  My dishcloth package is almost finished.  Should go out on Monday or Tuesday. 
I picked 2 blogs for this topic of checking out and sharing some of the bloggers in this swap that we liked.  There were lots of great blogs but these 2 stuck in my mind. 

The first is Ariel's blog.  Her name jumped out at me since we recently saw The Little Mermaid and Ariel is one of my granddaughters favorites.  She had a picture of 2 beautiful dishcloths.  Very pretty!  I usually don't like yellow but these dishcloths could win me over!  They looked so summery.  Very nice job!

The second is a blog I visit often.  Mary B has a great blog that always cheers me up!  She does great crocheted projects and has begun knitting recently and making really nice things!  Her pictures of her dogs always make me smile!

Check them out!  Bet they make you smile!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Way behind on blogging!

The last 2 weeks have been a blur!  Will try to catch up in this post!
This is princess # 1 at her recital.  Very cute!  Teacher quit 2 weeks before the recital but the little ones came thru!  
Later the same day princess # 2 had her recital!  Another cutie!  

Princess #1 went to a minor league Stitch n Pitch game with me.   Rained out after 3 innings but the goody bags were awesome!   I got NINE bags of yarn, patterns, needles and notions.  Will post pictures soon!  If a Stitch n Pitch game comes your way don't pass up the chance to see it!  Over 20  companies, including WEBS and Berocco,  donated yarn and "stuff".
Spent a couple days at the beach with princess #2 and #4 and their mom.  Great time - weather perfect - water ice cold!  Girls conned Grandma into getting in the water with them  BRRRR!  

Picture of the awesome beach!  Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA on Cape Cod!
Will be going back for a few days this coming week to spend time with the grandkids.  Should be fun!  They all love the water!

In between the recitals and this week's upcoming trip I went to Boston twice and saw the red Sox win each time - last game was a come from behind win!  I have not seen them lose this year.  I have 2 more games to go to this season!
 I also went to a 75th birthday dinner and a Billy Joel concert!  Great concert!  I have seen him before and he always puts on a fantastic show!.  I have been to a birthday party for one of our nieces and another for a granddaughter!  Has been a very busy couple of weeks.  I did manage to get some knitting done - not as much as I would like but if I have to choose between freezing water with grandkids or knitting - the knitting loses every time!

I will get to spend some more time on the beach with them the beginning of next week.  Then I will be going back to the beach with my BF for the following week for our vacation!  Should be able to get in plenty of knitting that week!  

I need to get 2 swap packages out in the next week!  The dishcloth swap and the summer of yarn swap packages need to go out before vacation!  The Starbucks swap can wait until I return!  It doesn't have to go out until August!  WHEW!  I am going to be busy!

Am almost finished with the second leg warmer for princess # 1.  Should finish that tonight and then can finish my dishcloth for the swap.  I tried a new pattern but it wasn't working for me.   Now in the frog pond and time to find a new pattern.

Time to go knit - will post FO soon!

Questionnaire for the Starbucks and Yarn Swap

1. Jopal
2.Not on Ravelry yet
5.  Senders choice - surprise me.
6. Starbucks gift certificate
7. Hot Cocoa favorite drink at Starbucks 
8. Dark Chocolate, nuts, popcorn, pretzels
9. Purple, jewel tones, earth tones, shaded colors
10. Light clean scents
11.Small take a long projects are my favorite
12. Don't spin
13. Haven't dyed yarn yet
14. Cotton, wools, alpaca, cashmere, silk, any soft yarn. Natural fibers my favorites but use synthetics as accents on felted projects. 
15. Circular, dpn, short straights   Wood or metal depending on the type of yarn
16. No allergies
17. Can be an angel if needed.
18. No special requests
19. Cat and Betta fish
20. Nonsmoking home