Friday, February 24, 2006

Charity donations

I've been working on charity donations for Lil' Troopers ( I love making baby hats.

Another view of the "flowers"

This is a picture of the flowers (and other things I sent) taken by Nadine. She does a much better job with pictures than I do (thanks Nadine!). I got the patterns from Priscilla's Crochet Cottage. It is no longer around. She had some wonderful patterns available.

Flower pot of roses

I crocheted 7 dishcloths and rolled 6 of them into roses. The 7th one is the green leaves. I then put them into a flower pot. I made this for an exchange with Nadine, who is in a Christmas Crochet group with me. It was fun to do!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

I knit this chemo hat for Michelle. She is about to begin chemo treatments for intestinal cancer and she will lose her hair. It will not be easy for her. She has lupus, received a kidney transplant from her father, has a daughter with CP and 3 or 4 adopted children. She is 34 years old. Pray for her.

Keith's sweater

I started this sweater for Keith in Nov. for an anniversary present. I didn't get it finished in time for our anniversary. Then I had surgery on my hand in December and was not able to knit at all. I tried for Christmas, but had to settle for Keith's birthday on Jan. 22. When he tried it on the first time, the sleeves were too long so I had to frog them down to the elbow and re-knit them. The yarn is bulky and it was knit on size 13 needles. It's a "Weekend" sweater and great for when it gets cold. This is the first sweater I've knit in over 20 years!
The first picture showed this as being PINK, so I fooled with the color, but wasn't really happy with it. So I took another picture of the sweater with Keith wearing it. It shows the color and size much better! He wears it a lot, so I guess he likes it!!

New Busch Stadium in December

This is another view of the new stadium. It has been several months since this was taken, so I am assuming there is a lot more done to it. St. Louis has had a mild winter this year, with almost no snow, so construction should be moving along quickly. I am anxious to go to a game in the new stadium this summer. The Cardinals will be playing in Detroit this coming season, so we will go see them here. Plus we always go to Comerica Park (I like the name of Tiger Stadium much better) when they play in Detroit.

New Busch Stadium

This is the new stadium in late December. It should be ready for baseball season in April or May!

Busch Stadium--gone but not forgotten

Being avid St. Louis Cardinal fans, we had to go view the progress of the new stadium while in town. This pile of rubble is all that remains of the original Busch Stadium. We spent many days, afternoons and night there for baseball games and concerts (Beach Boys during a VP Fair weekend in the '80s).

Woodman Christmas card

This is the Christmas card picture that Clark and Jenny sent showing Haley and Nina. We had a great time spending Christmas with them. A 20 month old (Nina) and Christmas is well work enjoying!! This family will expand to 3 girls in May--"My Three Grandaughters!"

Driver Christmas card

This is the picture Kelly and Craig sent for their Christmas card. It shows all 4 grandkids, plus Mom and Dad. They had a wonderful Christmas. The one "oops" that happened was when Craig's Dad who was visiting from St. Louis, slipped on the ice and broke his leg.


I can't believe it has been 3 months since I updated my blog!! I was consumed by holiday activites and such and am now able to catch my breath!! Our 38th wedding anniversary was Nov. 25. We didn't go away this year because it was so close to Thanksgiving. We had a lot of things done to the house and needed to catch up on small projects. We spent Christmas in St. Louis, so I put up our tree early so I could enjoy it. There was LOTS of snow in Michigan in December and early January.