Tuesday, March 31, 2009

My niece Avarie

While in Portland this weekend, we got to visit with family. One of my
highlights was being able to have my niece Avarie over.
Avarie has been diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia). She did not respond to the chemo she received in the first month and so she is in the Extremely High Risk category of Leukemia. She is currently preparing for a bone marrow transplant this June.
When Avarie came over she wore one of the hats Aunt Miriam had made for her. I asked her if she would let me take a picture of the two of us while she was wearing the hat.
Avarie is having a hard time with this past batch of chemo. It makes her nerves feel weird. She had been very fussy, but I caught her being silly that evening. I took a picture of her playing with the Easter bunny ears.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Doctor Who?

Is this Doctor Who coming to serenade me as I pack for our trip to Portland?

No, wait, where's the sports coat? This guy's wearing some band shirt.

Oh, it must be my son James with his new hair cut and costume glasses.

Friday, March 27, 2009

AAAUUUGH, Why do I do this?

I have so many knitting and crocheting projects in the works. Then what do I do? I start an new project, or I buy yarn for a new project without finishing others.

I just joined two dishcloth groups, here is a dishcloth I just finished. It says to block when finished, but I figure if I'm going to be washing dishes with this - Why Block?

This is the start on another dishcloth. I think I'm knitting it too tight. I may have to rip it out and start again.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's getting a little warm

Well, I finished a scarf in the last week or so and have finally taken a picture of it. I have a zillion scarves, but not a single black one. I decided it would be nice to have a classy black scarf.

Wouldn't you know, I'd make a scarf just in time for the weather to warm up.

Talking about getting a little warm, what I'd really like to know is where do the hot flashes come from?!? My goodness, I've had so many this past week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bookshelf for the Library

My dad is building bookshelves for the library where my living room furniture is, and where Amber and I do school. I couldn't wait for them to be finished, so I will blog the process.
I love my dad's talent, creativity, and hard work.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I have finished two hats for my friend's daughter's twins. She is expecting her second set of twins; both times has been a boy and a girl. I made the rainbow hat for the boy and the strawberry hat for the girl. I really wish I had a real baby to try on these hats.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Fingerless Gloves

I've decided to start a blog to post my projects, and also to post what happens in the Giles household. These past few months I've been making fingerless gloves. Eventually I will post patterns that I have made. The pumpkin colored gloves are my own pattern. The darker green gloves are made with llama and alpaca yarn, yummy! The lighter green striped gloves are make with a self-striping sock yarn.