Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Happy Girl

New Yarn...
New Pattern...
New Work Table...
And I'm a Happy Girl.
You may remember that I mentioned in my last post I would show you
 my birthday gift from my sister when it was brought into my house.
This is my husband Scott on the left and my son in law Eric on the right,
{I even got a FedEx guy in on the action}
carrying this wonderful table home
from the Antique Shop across the street from my house.
When I spied it from my usual knitting spot on the porch swing a few days before
my birthday I decided Scott and I needed to wander across and take a closer look.
Two minutes into the process I looked at him and said,
"Yep, I need this."
Thinking that maybe Scott and I would possibly make the purchase ourselves,
I told my sister about it over the phone later.
She quickly decided it was to be my birthday gift
from her and her two sons.
There was no talking her out of it.
Well, not only do I adore my sister and my nephews,
I absolutely love this table.
It's just exactly what I have had in mind for the room upstairs where
I keep all of my yarn, finished items and packaging supplies.
Now when I am either getting something ready to ship to an online customer
or pricing items in preparation for an upcoming local sale,
I have everything in one place.
It's a solid work table that is the exact right height for me when I am standing.
I can lay all of the things I need out
and still have plenty of work space in the middle.
As time goes on, I may tweak the arrangement a bit but it works for now.

The new pattern you see featured in the first photo
is my current work in progress.
I am making several pairs in various colors
using yarn purchased on my recent road trip,
which will be the topic of my next post.
Not only will I be putting them on my Etsy Shop eventually
and taking them to this Fall's Pumpkin Festival,
but I think they will make beautiful gifts.
There's just something about knitted cables that call my name.
Much like those darn cinnamon rolls...
But anyway,
If you want the pattern for these fingerless gloves yourself you can find them at
Don't be confused if you go to their website right now.
They are closed until August but they are well worth the wait,
with their beautiful patterns and yarns.
I am addicted to this particular pattern for sure.
Once I have knit up several pairs of these I will move on to
some beautiful boot cuffs using a pattern I purchased from The Blue Brick as well.

I would like to end by saying I am thankful for every breath I take,
even though each one is still compromised at present.
The bronchitis and sinus infections seem to be cleared up.
The asthma and I are still at war but I am slowly becoming the victor.
Your kind words, prayers, and birthday wishes mean the world to me.
Thank you all for bearing with me as I've been a little absent from here
and need to catch up on the beautiful happenings in your lives.
These last couple of weeks have been a bit challenging for me.
However, I have been blessed with extra knitting and tea drinking time so...
there's always something to be thankful for.
Sending you all my very best,
Danette

10 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you are feeling so much better. I love your table! Perfect! Those cuffs are super cute!

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  2. Witaj Danette! Ale piękny prezent...stół będzie bardzo wygodny!!! Miło popatrzeć jak dobrze Rodzina o Ciebie dba:))) Mitenki są śliczne i jak zwykle wszystko w pięknych kolorach!!! Pozdrawiam serdecznie

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    1. You are too sweet Halina! It truly is a beautiful gift! And, yes, a very convenient one as well! Thanks for the compliment about the mittens... the colors do it for me :-)
      Best wishes to you too my friend,
      Danette

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  3. what a beautiful new table, you were right to snag it up when you saw it! And your knitting is coming along beautifully. Doesn't it feel so good to get things out in the mail?

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    1. The price was phenomenal on the table too. When we got over there we discovered it was their "Deal of the Week"!
      I love this pattern and I have YOU to thank for that... thanks for leading me to The Blue Brick. They have a new and faithful customer in me because of you.

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  4. The table is perfect my friend, what a great and very useful present. Love your yarns, of my I see many beautifully made things in your future.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. I LOVE IT! My sister is a good gift giver :-)
      I love new yarn.... so many dreams floating around in my head ...
      You will see them all here soon...
      Hugs and Kisses to You and Little Buddy,
      Danette

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  5. I bet it feels good to get everything organized! I love the first picture and your fingerless gloves. Pretty colors too!

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    1. Organization always feels good, doesn't it?!
      Thanks for the complement on the picture and the gloves :-)
      These are my kind of colors!
      Happy days to you my friend!

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Thank you for taking time to chat with me ~
Your comments make me so Happy!
Have a lovely day.
Danette