Friday, August 29, 2008

Barack Obama's National Democratic Convention @ Unesco Field, Denver, Colorado Aug 25-28, 2008

Barack Obama's historic Democratic nomination for President of the United States of America as the 1st Black American~~~

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Aug 27, 2008 Political History!!!

Michelle Obama's speech Monday Aug 25, 2008

Hillary's speech before the Democratic National Convention Tuesday Aug 26, 2008

Bill Clinton listening to Hillary's speech

Senator Ted Kennedy, suffering from brain cancer, addresses the Democratic National Convention Tue, Aug 26, 2008

Bill Clinton's speech before the Democratic National Convention Tue Aug 26, 2008 declares Barack Obama IS ready to be President of the United States!!!

" a place called Hope"...

Hillary & Chelsea listening to Bill Clinton's speech Wed Aug 27, 2008

and now, on this historic political day, Wed Aug 27, 2008, Hillary Rodham Clinton, moved to suspend the roll call and nominate Barack Obama by acclamation and the Democratic National Convention erupted!!!

it's finished!!! this was a trial of concentration vs distraction!! an all-over lace design was both challenging and an accomplishment!! w/a crochet picot edging as the final touch! it will be on display at the craft show in Dec...

i'm looking forward to making a 'toasted almond' textured cardigan for my stepdaughter Teresa and a 'Sweetheart' dress for each of my 2 g'daughters, one in pink for Greta, one in red for Charlotte!! i hope to have them finished so they can wear them during the Christmas holiday season and school programs!
i have enjoyed tremendously the friendship of a new knitting friend, Cindy, whom i met on Ravelry and found she lives right here in my city!! we try to get together once/week to knit... just today i received several Ravelry messages from my Maine knitting friend, Berit, whom i was worried about since i hadn't heard from her for several months... her daughter just presented her w/ Baby Bella last friday!!!
now as the football season begins at high school/college level my knitting will accompany me to a lot of football games as it did to baseball/youth baseball games this summer!!! whenever possible i knit on my deck and enjoy the ponds, ducks...

Thursday, August 14, 2008

my pic of Angel's Tempe,AZ Diablo Stadium

this link takes you to a Phoenix,AZ area display of sights of pic of Tempe Diablo Stadium was chosen to be included!!

this is my 'frog'n' green baby sweater that took me 3 weeks due to my gall bladder deciding it was time to aggravate me greatly!! it's a great little pattern which i will make again soon!

this little top is tied at the shoulders. the colors, of course, are Regina's!!

Friday, August 8, 2008

August 2008

well, August has brought several changes in my schedule...i had a sudden gall bladder attack on Sun July 27, went to ER at 4pm and was admitted at 11pm w/inflamed gall bladder...i had never been in so much pain...fever dictated waiting a day for surgery...Tue July 29, came home Wed, July 30!! my gall bladder was partially dead! my surgeon was the Head of General Surgery at UIHC!!! it's no wonder i haven't really been feeling good this summer...i'm even losing some weight because i'm eating smaller amounts, 6 small meals a day, writing down what/amount i eat and drinking lots of water, which i didn't use to do! also trying to get out and walk this was a wake-up call to me!!! GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!!
i also experienced my 1st back spasm Aug back muscles have been tight since i got home from UIHC...thank goodness for Motrin and a heating pad!

i did get this bobble flower lace sweater finished in time i make this pattern i will lenthen it for a dress/jumper!
have been working on a green lace cardigan, but frogg'd it several times due to mistakes (drugs make for a foggy mind!)... lace section is complete now sans/mistakes--have to finish the sleeves and will forever be my 'frogg'n baby lace'!!! pic to post soon...
my knitting/nurse girlfriend, Cindy, and my sister, Pat, have been a great inspiration and a wonderful source for medical info...i thank them both!!
i also actually sold 3 outfits to my dental asst who cleans my teeth! i'm going to try to get a table at Regina's Dec craft show and share table space w/my good "hook'r" friend Anne!!! i knit, she crochets...