Damascus Treadle

Damascus Treadle
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Catching up

I can't believe it's been so long since I posted.  February  has been a really busy, fast month.
Sarajane has recovered from her dental procedure and is doing fine.  We lost one of the feral cats, the one I first called Sweetie, thinking he was a she.  Apparently he got hit by a car and bled out internally.  The next day Little Girl came up to be petted for the first time and has rapidly become quite the little pet.  Have not picked her up as of yet, but it will happen.  Stumpy has run off the other boy cats.  As soon as we can, he will be neutered and I hope that solves the problem.  Fred has been the most tramatized by Stumpy and has lost a lot of weight.  I saw him last night and when I picked him up, he is thin.  So much for the pets; Red is doing just fine.
Our quilt retreat was just super.  Not a lot of girls; 33 total I think.  But this time of the year, the winter weather is uncertain and probably affected the attendance.  Anyway, I had a great time, finished a top for QOV and made several of the stars (got ahead for once on those).  Got better acquainted with some of the girls in the guild. 
Finished the sock class and am almost done with the second sock that I did by myself. Yeah! 
Crocus are starting to bloom and the daffodils are up a few inches.  Spring is not far away; I love the spring.
My daughter Connie was in town for a short time and got to spend a couple of hours with her, which was a very good thing.
Don had a nasty virus, which he passed on to me.  So this week has not been great.  Hopefully by the weekend I shall feel much better.
Yesterday it was 73 here in Wichita. Today the temp is at 38 at almost 9am and we are supposed to have a very windy day.  So much for spring.
Take care everyone.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Quiet Thursday

Today has been an easy going day except for Sarajane's trip to the vet for a dental.  They pulled eight teeth, making a total of 10  since last August.  Poor little girl !!
I've done some knitting,  loading a quilt on the longarm and arranging blocks for a QOV quilt and cutting the border fabric.
I'm adding some comments from Allfreeknitting.com regarding a giveaway of yarn.  I hope I win it, but you can enter if you wish, lol.
We are giving away two skeins of Blue Face Worsted Yarn in Pumpkin King to one lucky winner. This gorgeous artisan yarn retails for $24 a hank, but it is so worth the money! Each 4 oz. hank features 200 yards of hand painted yarn spun for its strength and durability. I'm making a nice autumn cowl out of my stash, but this yarn could easily be used for a fall sweater, mittens or a hat.  www.allfreeknitting.com

It is supposed to rain most of the night and I surely hope it does as we really need the moisture to relieve our dry winter. 
And today is groundhog day, but I don't put much stock in the groundhog. 
Have a pleasant evening, all.