From Ewe to You

Friday, January 20, 2006

Home again

Indeed, I am home again and we enjoyed our trip immensely. We had a hotel room overlooking the Gateway Arch, the old cathedrol and the Mississippi River. At night, the city lights were so beautiful and the Arch was lit up. We watched tug boats and barges going up and down the river night and day. While not Seattle, St. Louis is a beautiful city and tugs at my heart strings as the city of my birth.

Some of the places we visited besides the Arch were the Lemp Mansion (rated by Life Magazine as one of the 10 most Haunted Houses in America), Meramec Caverns, St. Louis Union Station and the Titanic display at the St. Louis Science Center.

The reason for our visit was to attend the Figure Skating Nationals and we saw the ladies short program and the long program at the ice rink.

Travel is wonderful, but home is home and it is good to be home.

On the other hand, I hardly recognize my home as whilst I was away, my husband did a "bit" of redecorating and painted the living room and purchased a new couch and chair. Add to that new curtains and it was like walking into someone else's house!

I am still trying to find things that were where I had put them although he tried to put things back where he thought they had been.

Time to get back to work! Daily calls from my husband during our vacation consisted of checking on us and seeing how things were going, but also finding out if I was able to get any work done while I was in St. Louis. I had brought along a bag of yarn and did find the time to knit up three fun fur boa scarves and start on the fourth.

I am such the workaholic!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Flying to St. Louis

Off to St. Louis next week and if anyone is available for a visit, do be sure to email me and let me know. I still have a few hours with nothing "scheduled" and would love to visit. I don't get out that way often, so now is the time to catch up with me.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

A New Year

A new year is upon us and as I look back upon the year that has passed, it is with satisfaction of finding new ways of working with fiber and refining methods of doing learned crafts.

It has been an enjoyable year in so many ways and a troubling way in others. Isn't that the way of each year? I am sure that the upcoming year will have its trials and tribulations as well as its joys and excitement. To face each is to know life at its fullest and to be truly alive.

I am off next week to visit with my "back seat buddies" in St. Louis. We dubbed ourselves such as the three of us sat in the back seat of a van as we traveled around South Africa years ago. We get together whenever we are in the same city and I look forward to our visit. This is the first time they will meet my oldest son, Markus, as he is going with me.

While in St. Louis, we are going to attend two figure skating events. Markus and I are both huge fans of figure skating.

On the fiber front, I have been busy dyeing yarn and have stacks of it ready to "put to the needles".

I have also been busy with my Knifty Knitter looms. I've heard that two new looms are coming out in February and I will keep an eye out for them. Must have all! Must have all!

I have quite a few bags knitted on these looms and I need to get photos of them as a grouping and post them to my for sale blog. These bags have lots of stretch to them and are very nice to carry those "whatevers" that we always seem to need to take with us to keep our crafting fingers busy. Of course, they are large enough to stuff the KK looms into along with extra yarn.

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