Friday, November 30, 2007

Mailing Address

First my apologies, due to ill family members I've not been on much.

The mailing address is;

Scarves From The Heart
P.O. Box 78104
Stockton, CA 95267-1404

I'll try to add it to our information that is in the sidebar.


Sunday, November 25, 2007

I've finished my winter scarf!

I've finished my winter scarf and I'm ready to mail it. I guess someone will need to send me the new mailing address. I was going to take a picture and post it, but I think I'll let it be a surprise. I'll just say it's very colorful!

It has finally gotten cooler here in Yuma - just in the past few days, actually - and I'm happy with that. I need a little change of seasons, even if it's just to the 70's.

I hope everyone has had a lovely Thanksgiving.

Best Wishes, Rena

Saturday, November 17, 2007

It's too quiet here . . .

With the holidays just around the corner and the first one less than a week away I expect you are all busy with preparations.

I've finally settled on the look for my winter scarf. Several ideas didn't pan out because of my lack of expertise, especially in changing colors. I'm not particularly happy with my increase side, but here's the start of it;
I should be working on a baby dress for charity, but tonight when I looked for this already started project, I couldn't find it. Ummmm, too many project bags? Shhhh, don't let hubby hear that. I've since bought a book with a pattern for a baby dress that I like much better, so maybe I'll just start fresh as I already have some yarn I can use for it.
If you're inclined toward prayer, please say a prayer for my Father-in-law and Mother-in-law. DFIL, Eino, was hospitalized on Wednesday afternoon with an intestinal blockage caused by his intestines twisting. They've been pumping his stomach and it seems to have helped some. Tomorrow they're planning to give him some type of contrast med and then do an x-ray to see if the problem is likely to resolve itself once the intestine is empty or if surgery will be necessary. On top of this he also has a bacterial pneumonia. They are keeping him comfortable with morphine because of the extreme pain from the blockage, and treating the pneumonia with both antibiotics and oxygen.
DMIL, Evelyn, suffered a broken hip on 10/14 as well as yet another stroke, she seems to have the strokes rather frequently even though they aren't severe. Hip replacement surgery was performed on the 17th after blood thinners had cleared her system enough to make it safe to operate. Healing has been particularly slow and she suffered an infection, and the re-opening of the wound about a week or two after surgery. When we visited on Thursday we discovered her wound was open once again and she was rushed to her surgeon for treatment. He suggested taking her back into surgery but the family has decided to use that as a last resort because at the age of 89 this surgery was extremely difficult on her. So treatment at this point is that the wound has been packed and will be kept clean and dry. She also suffers advanced dementia which seems to be exacerbated by all these changes.
Your prayers will be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hello all,
Tis a good time for knitting warm items here in MA! We had quite a big storm this last weekend (just barely a hurricane) and it caused a lot of damage. Had hail on the drive home yesterday and ice on the mailbox this morning which makes it a great time to knit a scarf. I finished one this weekend with a great Patons boucle I found (very soft).

Monday, November 5, 2007

We're Back from Southern California

These trips are always way too short! We went to So. CA to meet up with my youngest daughter who recently moved to N. Central PA from Austin, TX. We had a great visit with her and even managed to talk her into going to Disneyland with us one day. She had never been to Disney's California Adventure park and she had a good time there. We got drenched on the River Rapids ride, but the weather was warm and we dried quickly.

Finally I've been able to upload a picture of Jeanne's winter scarf. These colors aren't accurate, it's much prettier in real life.

I've got the concept of my scarf figured out after trying a couple of things which didn't turn out to my liking. I've decided to do a stockinette stitch scarf and change the colors so that they make diagonal stripes. I finished the baby snowsuit I was working on so a lot of the pressure I put on myself is now off, even though I still have several UFOs. I'll likely start the scarf in the next day or two.

Please feel free to invite other stitchers to join "Stitchers for the Seasons". We'd love to have a larger group to knit and crochet for SFTH.