Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Summer Reading - Book 6

Title: My Life In & Out of the Rough...the truth behind all that bull.... you think you know about me...

By: John Daly with Glen Waggoner

Number of Pages: 208

I really enjoyed this book. First of all, I am a big golf fan. Not only do I enjoy playing but I love being at a real live tournament. I got my start writing as a magazine writer for a sports magazine. I started by covering golf and tennis - mostly the LPGA...and the Ladies Legends of Tennis. And, I also got a chance to cover some of the PGA when it came to our state.

John Daly has always interested me...he is one of golf's bad boys and there is always something about bad boys that we all like.

Throughout this book he makes it clear that he had problems and that he has worked on them. He enjoyed his affair with Jack Daniels; he talks about his visits to rehabs, his gambling, and his temper which caused him to beat up hotel rooms, houses and cars...he is talks openly about his four marriages...and about his up and down career as a professional golfer.

All, in all, it was a good read and I enjoyed learning about the behind-the-scenes of both his life and tour life.


A special thank you to Amanda of Amanda reads and Kat for sponsoring the two Summer Reading Programs I joined. I met my goal for both...which I thought I wouldn't...but, most importantly, it reminded me how much I really enjoy settling in with a good book. I am going to try to keep up with my reading and read at least one book a month - but hopefully more.

Edited by Sara: This is my last book for a total of 6 books and 1,936 pages. I did meet my bonus which was to read 3 non-fiction books...

Monday, August 28, 2006

Fabric Postcards from Project Spectrum...

The top postcard was sent to me by Melissa from Canada. She does lovely quilted work. In addition, she has just started a blog.

The second postcard is the one I sent her. This was my first time working with beads on a postcard to be sent through the mail. Not only did I send Melissa one but I was in a swap with five other folks and I sent them the same postcard.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Hitting the streets...

I have never much been into yard sales or garage sales - or whatever they chose to call them. Then I saw where Jen always has such luck finding yarns...I even e-mailed her and teased her that I wanted to go with them...

But, a few weeks ago, there was a huge estate sale right up the street from the house...and guess what I found...YARN...guess I gotta quit bitchin' that I never find yarn...not only did I find yarn - but wonderfully kept and extremely clean yarn. Most in their original bags.

The above photo shows some cotton yarns (partial skeins), knitting needls, the light blue is a Shetland wool, - the beige skeins are also a cotton.

Twelve skeins of a linen, rayon and acrylic. Very neutral color...but soft to the touch...

Eight wonderful skeins of 100% silk yarn...oh, it is wonderful...

And last but not least 5 skeins - 440 yards each - of Shetland wool. I don't know much about shetland wool - guess I had better do some research. The color is different but a very pretty green.

And, the total cost for all the lovelies: $5.00 - yes, you are reading that right...

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Baby Quilt

Baby quilts can be such fun! One of the kids that grew up in our neighborhood in Florida had a baby - actually his wife did....As is my custom I began a quilt for him the day he was born. I hand quilted around each of the fish (and there were a few of them as you can see...) and squared it up and added a binding...now it is ready for the mail.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Originally uploaded by NHSara.
More Maine photos...Enjoy!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Summer Reading - Book 5

Title: Green River, Running Red
Author: Ann Rule
Pages: 436

This was one of the hardest books to read - not because it was a slow book - but because it just tore at you and you felt for everyone of these women that were killed. Rule has a way of letting you into each victim's life and you get to see how these women grew up and what their lives were like and how they lived and earned their money on the streets.

It is the story of the Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer - who was caught after twenty-one years. He was charged with 48 murders - making him America's deadliest serial murder. In the end, Ridgway was given 48 consecutive life sentences instead of the death penalty because he plea bargained and helped police find the bodies of his victims.

This book recounts the work of the Green River Task Force as it dealt with both finding the bodies, helping the struggling families that were left behind, and finally catching Ridgway.

I would recommend this book as Ann Rule is an excellent true crime writer who doesn't skimp on the details.

I'm behind...

Way behind - but with two doctor's visits (establishing care with new doctors) this week and two trips to physical therapy I can understand why I am behind. So that you don't worry - I tore a muscle in the bottom of my foot when I stepped on a small rock in my very own yard...and now there is tremendous pain and it is hard to walk on...

We took a day trip to Maine last Sunday and it was wonderful...photos to come next week...

Also, found some wonderful goodies at a garage sale...actually an estate sale as some people were closing out their aunt's home...will post about that too...

And, I've accomplished a few things (sitting in doctor's offices can do that for you) that I need to post photos of.

This weekend I will be at the Cornish Fair demonstating some type of quilting for three hours ... so, I will be back the first of the week...hopefully, I'll get a Saturday Sky in and even a Sunday sock in...but, we'll just have to see.

Damn, I hate it when life interfers with my blogging, knitting, and quilting!!!!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Tagged...8 Things About Me...

I am volunteering to play this one: you have to write a post with 8 facts/things/habits about yourself and say who tagged you.

1. I once took a Fear of Flying Class because I was petrified to get on a plane and I had to travel while serving on a National Board.

2. I need to take that damn class again!

3. I love to travel and want to go to Australia and Paris, France.

4. I dream of owning a cottage either on a lake or at the beach.

5. I collect cookbooks from places I have traveled to and locations where friends live.

6. I have a passion for quilting and knitting...and love fabrics and fibers.

7. I am the second of five children and only my sister (the fourth) and I survived. The two boys died within days of being born and my little sister lived to be six months old.

8. I lived in the same house for 40 years from the time I was 12 until we moved to Tennessee.

I was tagged by Joe: A Day In The Life of Bugsy

Since I don't believe in tagging...you are welcome to grab this idea and go with it - do leave a comment so I can go check out your secrets...

Monday, August 07, 2006

Celebrating Jay's Birthday...

My favorite Austalian blogger, Jay is celebrating his 30 something birthday...so, I'm celebrating as he asked by buying a skein of light blue yarn...baby blue...it is a cotton to make more dishcloths as it seems blue is widely used...One of my outdoor kitties, Zeus, decided he wanted to say Happy Birthday, too...

So, Happy Birthday, Jay!!!!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Saturday Sky...August 5, 2006

Gorgeous blue skies!!! Look at those tremendous white clouds and blue, blue sky!!!! I am thrilled...So, how was your sky???

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Pot Scrubbers...and Dishcloths...

Several people asked about the pot scrubbers. The pattern that I found to be the easiest is found at Frugal Knitting Haus. They use regular crochet thread (like your grandmother used to use to crochet doilies) ... I used the crochet thread for one of them and I like it the best. But, I also used some Sugar N Cream - only when I used the S&C I used a single strand.

As for dishclothes - I make two a month as I belong to a Dishcloth Knit Along. They are a lot of fun and you learn how to create designs within the cloth and different techniques.

Hope that helps...happy knitting!!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Knitting fool...

I've become addicted to these dishclothes...and finished another one this month...this is the same one Ann was working on...in that great circus peanut orange...

Now these are pot scrubbers...when they haven't been sewn together, they do resemble other things as Dave was quick to note the day he saw them...(I believe the words testicle warmers were used) and honestly, if it is as cold this winter as it is hot this summer - I do know several fellows who might wish to own said item...all you have to do is ask... :)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Maine lobster...

Now I have to say, I can put away some lobster...the truth of the matter is I don't eat it very often...and especially at home as Scarlett is highly allergic to shell fish...let's just say we by pass the ER and just head for the morgue.

But, I on the other hand have no allergies toward shell fish...and this little baby was about 1-1/2 pounds...and very tasty...