Monday, September 21, 2009

Good reads with knitting, mysteries, or whatever..including vampires

Have just finished Barbara Bretton's two books Casting Spells and and Laced with Magic. They're both romances and those that know me well know that I usually stick to mysteries. Since I'm knitting addicted and proud of it, these two books jumped out at me at the Westfield Library. I read Laced with Magic first and then backtracked to Casting Spells. I love writers with imagination, and Bretton has plenty. Since the stories are based out of a magical town the seems normal to all of the "normal" people, the story of a yarn shop owners whose sweater projects always have matching sleeves and no dropped stitches, I found the books engrossing. While I would rather have been sock knitting watching a good old movie, I truly enjoyed these books

Thursday, June 25, 2009

100 things to do before you die

Someone else's bucket list.
Copy and bold the items you have completed.
Have done 52 out of 100. Some I'll never do. LOL

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii Judy Lewis Lived there
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo-Freshman Glee Club & it scared me half to death
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Gone rollerskating
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty

18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill-Mental health days
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon-Walked and Knitten in one
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Acted in a play or performed on stage
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater

55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies-Camp Fire Girl's candy
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square

74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in pe
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible once
86. Visited the White House
87. Won money
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Had to put someone you love in Hospice Care

94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

Monday, May 4, 2009

Westfield Relay for Life

I'm participating in the Stitches and Scones team in the Westfield Relay for life. We think that we are the first knitting team in these nationwide relays. We are going to do charity knitting during the entire event--from the high school where it's headquartered to the shop when it's too dark on the track to knit. I'll post the website where you can support me in my knitting efforts in my next posting. Thanks!