Posted in Christmas, Crafting, Friendship, knitting, Wheat weavings, tagged Auld Lang Syne, friendships, knitting, Memories, New Years on December 31, 2013|
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At the midnight hour around the world we will be hearing the familiar Scottish tune Auld Lang Syne. For me it always evokes memories of those who are near and dear to me…..and who may be near and far. Grateful for the memories and the friendships. Some of those memories……..
Its Bonnie’s birthday!
Jim and Betty – when their daughter Honara married April 1990.
Susanne and Diane
Nephew modeling his college bound scarf
A knitterly morning!
Jean and Karen in background
Jean looks charming in her new sweater!
Katie…the scarf is almost done! It’s going to be long enough for a double wrap!
Ellen and her version of the Shaelyn Shawl
Carole’s top down cardigan with zipper.
A gift of love
Baby Surprise “folded/molded” into sweater!
Grandma’s knitting book
Kimberly (acting silly) Steven and Bonnie
My grandma and me (Jr in High School)
Silky Wool Scarf – a “heart felt” for friend with cancer
Ellen with a gift of love for Baby
Jean loving her mittens!
Jean “loving” my pup Lucy March 2009
Merle’s gift of love!
Cathy with her gift of love!
Natasha’s mother with new grandson! A blessing!
Jean and Sarah with their gifts of love!
Nina and her granddaughter!
Susanne – a gift of love for her grandchild Zoe!
Terry and her Heart Design Afghan
Jan’s Summer Flies Shawl
Janie and her Summer Flies Shaw
Sheri – The fingerless gloves – Pluviose
Janie in her jeweled mini poncho
Some of our Saturday Knitters
Some of our Friday knitters…sending their cheer!
Sarah in her knit Santa hat!
Me and Lucy and the “Fan” Bolero
Beth is reading next steps for her hat
The Three Twirly Skirts
Terry and her Feather and Fan Afghan
Maurie and the Rose Heart Afghan
Helen – in her Round Shawl knit with Noro Silk Garden
Katie – The model!
Betsy graduate – her cloche
Five Wounds Cross Web
The back of the “Pinstripe” Sweater Jacket
Kimberly and Jan “modeling” the blanket and hat!
Shari and her first sweater!
More showing of the jewels!
Showing the jewels!
The group sans Karen
Carol and Peg
Terry’s needles are really clicking…it seems that she just requested yarns from her fellow knitters stash…and magically she appears with an almost finished afghan. She has a lot of fun putting the color and fiber combinations together. Check out the link below – Afghans for Afghans.
It’s finished! And it’s stunning!
Margaret and her afghan
Debbie and her lovely green sweater
Karen – Alaca Stole
Another Mason-Dixon inspiration
Natasha so enjoyed the booties from Susanne!
Ellen and Lucy
Peg’s Log Cabin: Joseph’s Blankie of Many Colors
Jean with scarf in the making!
Natasha: the soon-to-be mom in her soon-to-be Annie Scarf Stole
Some of the Friday Group
Terry’s Stole – Annie’s Scarf Stole
Sarah – The Truck Sweater – It’s Done
Modular Garter Stitch Vest
Grandpa, Johnny and me
Debbie – Tunisian Crochet Afghan
Kimberly and Jan knitting!
MaggiKnits – Stitches 2011
Noro Silver Thaw Prayer Shawl
Natasha: the happy mom-to-be!
Sarah – The Model
Nina and another lovely design
A knitting afternoon
Sheri with a close up!
Connie, Karen, and Carolyn at Stitches West 2010
Jean and Patricia
Linda in her beautiful Irish knit sweater.
PJ – Happy Knitter!
Susanne was inspired….her cable scarf became a cowl
Great-great grandma Miles (1845 – 1929)
A proud giftee – Kevin’s son!
Mom 1945 – Martha aka Marty
Shari and John
Gifted by Debra
Her latest hat…more details to follow!
Check out the buttons!
Karen – her pink sweater jacket
Margot – It’s done
We’ve begun to gather
Rachell showing her works!
Betty and Carolyn – February 1954
Diane – a cowl scarf present
Diane and Susanne
Claire “jeweled” her jacket
Dad – Navy 1941
Rosa learned to knit!
Iron chain sheep in Sonara
Betsy – Gauntlet
Enjoying Connie’s gift
Ellen – Beautiful scarf
Patricia and Rachell
Laurel – her first sweater
The early Pugh cousins
Grandm and Grandpa
Jean and Debra
More love affair!
Some of our family!
Ellen and Jean
Margot – It’s done!!
Phyllis – Cowl
It’s Hip to Knit
A young knitter in our midst
Janie and Kimberly
Some of the Sat group
Helen with knitted gifts of love!
Mary and her Tomten Jacket
Bathing Beauties from Fiber Trends #215X
3 – Merle’s w/Abel’s Piglet
Merle started the playful sweater!
First meal in Hawaii
Carolyn and Dana
The girls were here
Don and Pat
Prayer Shawl in the works
Bill and Carolyn – July 2011
Mary, Peg, Carolyn
Peg, Carolyn, Mary
Friday Morning KW Memories
Cousins – 2013
Gathering with the Aussies -1990
Ice Skating – 2009
Shelby Graduation – 2012
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Memory: ’twas the night before Christmas. My nieces and nephews were young….14, 12, 5, and 2….something like that. We came home from midnight mass at St Leonard’s in Fremont to my sister’s home. I think my sister and her husband were busy playing Santa behind the scenes. The girls and I were with oldest nephew Michael. He was always full of energy and wasn’t having anything to do with going to bed until I said, “Wait Michael, I hear Santa’s reindeers on the roof. You must go to bed or they won’t stop.” If only I had a camera for that moment. That young boy’s eyes grew bright with delight and fright! He quickly ran off to bed. There is another Christmas memory to share along with this one….a few years later when my youngest nephew was about five I gave him an in-progress knitted vest. That young boy opened the package and said, “I think there has been a mistake Auntie….this looks like your present.” haha
Knitting vest for Christmas!
Today’s memory: Oh, this is short and sweet! Have been on the fly today….have more personal creations to share from our knitting circle….but guess what? I am out of time. ’twas the night before Christmas tune just came on! Today’s current memory photo is that of annual family Christmas ice skating gathering….we gather to share and celebrate. Other photos of creativity that are in the line-up will be appearing later this Christmas week.
Some of our family!….ps check out my knitted scarf!!
Merry Christmas and season’s greetings to all.
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Posted in Ceramics, Christmas, Crafting, knitting, tagged Christmas, crafts, friendship, Gifts, Glass Fusion, Memories on December 13, 2013|
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Carolyn painted and glazed – a gift that came back to me years later!
Memory: It’s the early 1970’s…..it was a family affair. My mom, grandmother, sister and I spent many sessions at the ceramic shop. We painted Christmas decorations, trees, flower pots, canisters…you name it and we probably painted it.
Last week I took my first Glass Fusion Class.
My glass fusion design
The plate after firing
Some earlier glass postings in 2013:
Jan – Glass Jewelry
Jan’s early work!
Rachell showing her works!
Beautiful infused glass
The details of the bracelet
The lastest from Rachell!
Kimberly’s glass hair clasp
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Yesterday I awoke thinking of the 12 days of Christmas (even humming and that is a stretch for me). I thought momentarily that I would use it as the theme for sharing all the creativity and memories that have been twirling around in my brain since before Thanksgiving…..but that lovely theme is used by many including my dear friend of Kimberly’s Daily Craftini. So my theme for this season is Memories of the Season along with the creativity and joy that I see so often in our circle of knitting and friendships.
Betty and Carolyn
A childhood memory: My sister Betty and I are young. She’s enough younger than me that her memory is vague about this, but she does recall singing How Much is that Little Doggie in the Window (she was asked to sing many times when she was young because she had pitch perfect voice). Mom was driving with her two girls down Mt Diablo Blvd in Lafayette, CA. We see the store windows aglow with Christmas lights; we are full of glee as we are singing (this is before I knew I shouldn’t blast out my voice which didn’t carry a tune ). I remember singing The First Noel, Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer, O Little Town of Bethlehem, and How Much is that Little Doggie in the Window as Mom was driving a “new” Pontiac with a 2-yr old in the front seat and a “bossy” 5-yr old in the back seat.
Today’s memories: The knitters/crafters, as always, have been prolific. Here comes a random collection! p.s. if you aren’t in these photos you will be sometime in Memories of the Season!
Susanne – Summer Flies
Susanne – Summer Flies Shawl
Diane, Betsy, Susanne
Kimberly – A cowl!
Maurie knit Susanne’s hat!
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