Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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Sunday, October 21, 2007
Second - for the Bone Harvest project contest. The winner is....Sheila for her fingerless mitts.
Please e-mail you address to me (email@example.com)
I have to say that I enjoyed some of your ideas that never happened like the
mittenless fingers (I think your DH should join the group Barbara!) and the lemonade socks (some lemonade koolade will be on its way to you Penny!)
and this photo doesn't do it justice.
The book is The Segwick Curse by Shawna Delacorte
Two skeins of Lion Brand, Fancy Fur in brilliant blue
A pattern for a fuzzy neck gaiter
A candle and candle holder
Grapefruit foot massage cream
and, finally, a magnetic notepad.
Thanks Mary. It is a great package.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I had told my husband about the book one day over lunch and that it seemed that several folks were knitting fingerless mitts. He said, "I think you should knit mittless fingers." This is what I have to live with every day! Yeah, it is worth it!
"Thank heaven you saw me!" exclaimed Ted Long as he feebly helped make fast his battered yawl to Dr. Hall's chartered fishing boat.
Hall reached over the side and assisted the bedraggled yachtsman aboard.
Long staggered into the shade of the cabin and sagged upon a berth. He removed his cap to wipe the perspiration from his brow, revealing a bald, freckled head.
"Drink this," said Hall, holding out a cup of water.
Long gulped it frantically, asked for a second, and when he had downed it, told of his ordeal.
"Bill Smith and I were sailing for Bimini when the storm hit us. The sails, rudder, and radio went in the first five minutes. We barely managed to keep afloat.
"We drifted five days, lost. Three days ago our fresh water supply gave out. Bill went crazy with the heat and thirst. He started to drink the ocean water. I tried to restrain him -- I hit him. He -- he struck his head against the starboard rail. He's dead! It's my fault!"
Hall climbed into Long's disheveled yacht. In the little cabin he found Bill Smith laid out on his back, dead. The criminologist studied the bruise on Smith's jaw and the one at the base of his skull.
Back on the fishing boat, he warned Long grimly, "You're going to have to tell the police a better tale than the one you told me!"
Why didn't Hall believe Long?
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
I recieved my packet from the summerswap yesterday. It is an amazing gift. Look by yourself.
1. 6 pencils
2. A red purse
3. A broche with roses
4. A blue silk scarf with red roses.
5. A note book
6. 2 skeins of green Fun Fur from Lion Brand Yarn.
7. Patterns for Christmas stuff.
8. A Weaving Loom
9. Maeve Binchy book This year it will be Diffferent and other stories. A book with Christmas stories.
10. Grounds for Murder - a puzzle with secret puzzle images. A story of John Lutz.
11. Knitting needle no. 1.
12. A blue bag with roses. Is useable for knitting.
All from Anita Holmes. Thank you an a lot of love.
Have a nice day. Irene from Denmark
Monday, October 08, 2007
Thanks for playing! The correct answer was......
Mandy killed her uncle. It was afternoon when Carrie looked out the bay window and saw the sunset, so the window must have been facing the west. However, Mandy claimed to have seen the sunrise through that same window, but the sun rises in the east. Carrie learned from a distraught Mandy that they had argued recently, and she had come to settle their dispute, although Steven had already disowned her and refused to re-include her in his will, so, in a fit of anger, Mandy shot him with a revolver hidden in a kitchen cabinet for safety precautions. Her uncle had also fancied a drink and was on his way down to the kitchen when she was taking her glass of water back upstairs.
There were 12 correct answers, and the winner of the drawing is.....
Safiyah is the newest member of our Whoduknit group. Congratulations on your beginner's luck!Send me(firstname.lastname@example.org)your mailing address and I will send out your Halloween Mystery package.
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
The book is The Fires and the Shadows - which looks very spooky - perfect for Halloween reading. It is really of treasury of short stories from some of the best mystery writers, Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, among others. I can't wait to read it. The other book was actually her 'trick'. It's a book of short stories by Irish women writers with a portion of the profits going to the aid of Tsunami victims. Another real treasury of famous authors including one of my favorites - Maeve Binchy. The trick is that about half way through the book, there are about 140 upside down pages! See that chocolate? One of those candy bars is gone already (and I haven't even had my dinner yet). The little magnetic recipe book is so cute - and actually has some great recipes in it that I am hoping my DH will 'treat' me to. The little lamb is actually soap, which I really don't want to melt down in the shower because he smells so good. Right now he is sitting next to my computer. And the yarn! It is a gorgeous ribbon yarn called Organza by Sirdar in a beautiful golden fall color. She also included a pattern for a "Knot a Scarf" which is kind of a necklace scarf. And...best of all, she included a picture of herself wearing a scarf she had made from the pattern. I'm not posting that picture without her permission, but I can tell you she has red hair (are you surprised) and is holding two beautiful red-headed children in the pictures! (Actually, I think we are related VBG) Thank you so much Fiadhnat - I love my trick or treat package!