Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 2/26 is 10 Reasons Why You Are Ready for Winter To Be OVER.

1) I'm tired of looking at the mounds of snow left from our 36 inch snowfall during the Blizzard a few weeks ago.
2) I want to be able to go off to the Yarn shop every weekend or so without worrying about the weather.
3) I'd like to open the windows and let the fresh air in.
4) I'd like to sit out in the backyard and knit.
5) I'd like to put away the winter coat.
6) I'd like to drive with the sunroof and windows open.
7) I'd like to start planning for my summer knit camp vacation (projects).
8) I'm tired of the possibility of icy, messy roads in the morning.
9) I'm tired of scraping my windows every morning.
10) Because once as Winter is over, the fiber festivals will start.
Ten on Tuesday

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Ten on Tuesday

The Ten on Tuesday topic for 2/5 is 10 Things You Miss From Your Childhood.  The picture above is my mother, sister and I up in VT.

1) My Grandmother - we visited her every Friday night. She was a crocheter.
2) Hanging out with my grandfather, eating half of his tv dinner. We lived in a 2 family house and he lived upstairs till he passed away when I was about 5.
3) Visiting my Aunt and Uncle at their farm in VT. They raised dairy cows and I always liked to feed the calves and play with the barn kitties.
4) Spending every summer at my parent's cottage. They sold it last year but they built the cottage when I was really young.
5) Snow days
6) The Beagles - my father raised beagles for hunting and they had a pen in the backyard. I used to feed them animal crackers - one for them and one for me.
7) Playing outside every night with the neighborhood kids until we would get called in.
8) Fudge - my grandmother used to make this great fudge and no one has the recipe now. We've tried various ones but none are the same.
9) Snowball - our white kitty, the first cat I remember that we had.
10) Ting a Ling - my grandmothers siamese cat. So cute and I have wanted a Siamese since.