jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Off For Christmas.

I'm off work today till the 3rd of January. I'll post if I have stuff to say. If not I'll be back in January. I wish all of you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Finished Object Pics after Christmas.

The weather is going to be stay inside and knit weather for a few days.
Oh -a picture or two.

My son Joel and his new hair cut. His father said "Egad!"

And Jacy's Eighth Grade Picture (again) What, me? Proud of my children? Naaaaah....

Tuesday, December 19, 2006


A travesty is occurring that we all need to be aware of. The WALMART Superstore on Eubank at I-40 is CLOSING out its fabric department. It will no longer carry ANY fabric!
I have relied on that department for. years. to buy affordable fabric. Now the word comes down that the department will be shut down, the space remodeled with wood floors (!) and upscale furniture offered for sale.
Now I like nice furniture as much as the next person, but the chances of my buying any, much less at Walmart, are few and none.
I think it's shooting themselves in the foot to discontinue fabric in the midst of a CRAFTS BOOM.
SO... if there are 90 million + knitters (according to the Yarn Harlot) how many quilters and stitchers are there? How many of us do both and more that requires fabric? Upholsterers? Decorators? Walmart has had all that available. What now? Where are we going to go? Will all the competition be as affordable? Not likely since we weren't going to them in the first place.
It's TIME to rally in support of keeping fabric departments in Walmarts.
Here are some resources to use to give feedback to the company. The MORE we do, The MORE they'll listen. (Did you know that 1 letter to a tv network counts as 10,000 peoples' opinions?)
If you think you don't count or won't make a difference, go read the Yarn Harlot's blog from last Friday to today.Come on -let's exercise our power.
GO to the store and get a customer satisfaction form and fill it out.
GO to their website:

Friday, December 15, 2006

Friday - Crazy -Busy : FO's & Cats

Here's a finished Mystery Gift.

Another one -small, but heartfelt. Nothing is blocked yet.

This is what I see when I turn my head to look out my window. I sit in the chaise lounge on Saturday mornings, and knit & watch PBS when I'm not teaching. Furball is lying on the back of the chaise and Bear is on the "Cabitat". I don't know where Speedy was when I took this. The kitties alternate between looking out the window and fighting over who's going to sit in my lap.
Every 15 minutes or so, one of them will come and sit on the other one's head -
thereby making the "sit -ee" move off my lap. LOL

I guess that's all for today. More next week.