Thursday, May 20, 2010

Is It Summer Yet?

Oh, how I long for the Dog Days of Summer.......

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Beautiful Blogger

WOW! What an honor to be passed the Beautiful Blogger Award from my friend Estella! I have to say when I was reading her blog minding my own business and then I scrolled down to finish the post and BAM!!! There was my picture! Such a nice thing to be given. You can read about how Estella and I met over on her blog.

As part of my acceptance speech, I have to list 7 interesting things about myself. Here it goes!

1. I love to stay in my jammies and only shower and get dressed if I have somewhere to go.

2. I am a procrastinator and do my best work under pressure.

3. I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers.

4. In 6Th grade I fell in love with my husband after seeing him for the first time in the hallway of middle school. I told all of my friends that I was going to marry him.

5. I love to bake and cook.

6. I was treated for postpartum depression after 2 of my children's births.

7. Knitting and crochet calm my nerves and soothes away the stress of everyday life. I can't imagine my life without my craft.

So, I now nominate Ellen Gormley....because between raising a family (and a ton of pets) and writing a book, and hosting crochet-a-longs and regular design work.... she updates her blog more than any other blog I read - plus, she is a really great person...

Here you go Ellen.... your turn!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

When Bobbie Comes (and PaPa too!)

When Bobbie comes....

Presents are given to good little children.

Hair is styled..

Otis gets his summer cut and blowout.

You find..... a "leaf umbrella" and twirl around in your new tu-tu! (points for those who know what that is!)

Little girls fall asleep in the most comfortable place to be.

Mommy doesn't do much knitting or crocheting.... but she laughs a lot!

PS my mother wore her coat the entire time she was here. The season is spring, but the temperature indoors and out feels much like late fall.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Crochet Me

Crochet Me is the name of the blog from my friends at Interweave Crochet.... I was looking over some blog posts (OK I really was self googling again!) and look what I found!

Marcy (the editor of Interweave Crochet) and Sarah are making the Moss Fern Wrap and blogging about it!!! Whoo Hoo!!! Go check it out, come on go!

CROCHET ME (Mom, click on the letters that are a different color than the rest of the post... that's how you see the other stuff on the blog.)

My Mother's Day was fantastic!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

This will be my third year writing my Mother's Day blog post. If you have been a follower of My Button Jar you already know that my mother and I are called "the twins", that she smells real good, that she LOVES hand knit socks and that she is one of the best present receivers out there.

This Mother's Day I thought I would share a few things that you don't know about my Mom.

She never wears skirts or dresses. The last time I saw my Mother wear a dress was my wedding (PS she rocked it!... She looked so beautiful)

She carries a Nantucket Lightship basket as a pocketbook and is known all over as "the lady that carries the basket"

She can sniff out the best things in an antique shop.

She stuck up for me in highschool when a friend of hers said that I attended a party where I was not supposed to be. This exchange occured at a soccar game in front of other parents (I was not there I was at the sleepover - where I was supposed to be) and my Mother never invited that woman to her house again. I have never forgotten that.....

She makes the BEST cupcakes on the planet.... we call them vitamins.

She is not a knitter/crocheter, but her mother was....

She is a fierce planner and her parties and events always go off without a glitch.... and if there is a glitch - the solution has been planned already (probably three ways to tell you the truth).

She has this unbelievable way of knowing exactly when I need her. She can tell everything that's going on with me by the way I answer the phone. It's almost eerie.

This Mother's Day I will be knitting socks for my Mother, on needles that were her Mother's and I will close my eyes, and smell her smell and I will be thankful, thankful that she's mine.