Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Come Along Inside...

Good Morning to Everyone...
I hope you are all having a lovely week so far.
Mine has been quite nice.
Full of all my favorite things
{oh! And lots & lots of tea drinking in the midst of it all}.
On Sunday we got to spend the afternoon
with the 3 baby boys in the family
My Grandson
Born to my youngest daughter Chelsea 
in May of  2014
My Sister Bridget's Grandson
Born to her youngest son Brendan
in August of 2014
My Grandson
Born to my oldest daughter Hilary
in September of 2014
{shown here on Scott a.k.a. PaPa's lap}
*Note they are both wearing their Chicago Bears shirts :-)
They are all so CUTE when they get together under the same roof!

Although this happened a few weeks ago now...
I have to show my oldest Grandson
going to his first homecoming dance
Isn't he handsome?!
He will be 15 in March.
 I had to include him in the 
Grandson Parade.

Last night our one and only 
had a Fall Program at school.
She's in the Third Grade.
She's pictured here with Chelsea & Eric.
She spent the night with Grammy and PaPa last night
since there was no school today.
I think you can say she was worn out from the festivities...

Monday morning a yarn shipment arrived,
which always makes me like 
a little girl on Christmas morning!
Even when it's to use for a custom order.
Makes no difference...
the Joy is in the 
The wool had to be wound into these pretty little 
Yarn Cakes
I absolutely love this 
Tabletop Amish Style Wooden Yarn Swift
that I purchased back in January 2015
It's beautifully handmade of 
Solid Oak
and has adjustable pegs that move easily
to accommodate hanks of yarn from 36" to 72".
I love the fact that there are 
NO hold clips involved.
It has non-skid pads that don't mark my table and it doesn't move
when in use.
It is smooth sailing!
The best yarn swift, by far, that I've ever had! :-)))
So if you're interested
click on the live link 
to visit the Etsy Shop
where Ken handcrafts and sells these beauties for
Included in the purchase is a 
fabulous fabric bag
for storage,
hand sewn by Ken's wife. 
It's made of beautiful, sturdy fabric.
Be sure to check Ken's Shop out.
He makes other gorgeous handcrafted wood items,
Crochet Hooks

As for what I'm doing with this lovely yarn...
Here's your HINT...
No respectable Teapot should ever be Naked.
{I will show you the finished product soon}

*Favorite Tea Quote*


The Wind in the Willows

"Come along inside...
We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place."



  1. Danette what is the wood piece for, yarn swift I have never seen this or heard of it. Thanks sweetness for your support. And visits. Your grandsons are adorable as well as your grand daughter.. Have a great evening with love Janice

    1. Hi Janice!
      Some yarn comes in what's called a "hank" rather than a prewound ball or skein.
      A hank is a big loop of yarn that has been twisted.
      When purchased it has to be untwisted and then placed on a Yarn Swift to be wound into a skein that can be used to knit or crochet with.
      It comes out in these nice compact sort of squared/round skeins with a center pull. Very wonderful to work with because you just pull from the Center of the skein always and it sits flat without rolling away from you as you work :-)
      I LOVE visiting with you!
      Grandkids are the best! Thanks for your sweet words about mine :-)
      Have a wonderful weekend,

  2. Love how all the grandchildren are so close by and you get to see them often. So adorable!

    1. ME too!!!
      We see them nearly every day :-)
      We are taking Gabby out to dinner tomorrow {Saturday} evening and to a Theater in Peoria to see Cinderella. Just PaPa, Grammy & Gabby... we are excited!
      There will be pictures.... ;-)
      Have a lovely weekend Kar,

  3. I love that quote, Danette! What a swift! Your grands are super adorable!😊

    1. I knew YOU would love a book quote like that ;-)
      Aren't grandchildren the very best?!!

  4. I think tea and buns definitely make things better


    1. Hello Fi, My Dear Friend!
      How wonderful it is to hear from you again!!!
      I agree... Most definitely :-)


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