Thursday, June 28, 2007

Congrats Knitster Chelle

Congratulations on the purchase of your home!

God bless you on your newest journey!


O Lord, our Lord; how majestic is your name in all the earth! - Psalm 8:1

I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing praises to your name O' Most High - Psalm 9:1

Thank you Father for answering our prayers!

Facts about me ...

Were you named after anyone? Yes, my great, great grand-mother, who lived 94 years. I miss you momma momma!
When was the last time you cried? I cry over commercials - I'm a water head - LOL!
Do you like your handwriting? Yeah, but it could be better.
What is your favorite lunch meat? Low salt ham
Do you have kids? If you call Meme (my spontaneously wiggly shih tzu) my lil girl - Yes!
If you were another person would you be friends with you? Absolutely!
Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yes
Do you still have your tonsils? Yes
Would you bungee jump? No! Nodda! Neva! Make me - LOL!
What is your favorite cereal? Golden Grahams and Frosted Flakes, but I only eat Special K (with Berries)
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? No way, I'm too lazy for that - LOL!
Do you think you are strong? Absolutely!
What is your favorite ice cream? Can't do ice-cream
What is the first thing you notice about people? Men - hands; Women - jewelry
Red or pink? Pink
What is the least favorite thing you like about yourself? I'm a chatterbox and can dominate a conversation. And I get depressed every Christmas and Mother's Day since my mom passed.
Who do you miss the most? Karen Morgan Orr - my fabulously wonderful, magnificently great mom. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. I will always miss her.
What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Olive Green
What was the last thing you ate? Coffee
What are you listening to right now? Amy Winehouse - Rehab
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Forrest Green, Emerald Green or Olive Green - get it - GREEN
Favorite smells? Chantilly Lace or Chanel #5 perfume - reminds me of my mom
Who was the last person you talked to on the phone? Mary - my buddy! Come rain or shine, Mary will always be one of two people (my lil sister Elayne being the other) that can put me in my place and make me roar with laughter - LOL!
Favorite sports to watch? Well, if I'm going to watch any sport for more than 5 minutes its going to have to be Football - those men with those big thighs and those tight form fitting uniforms - LOL!
Hair color? Strawberry blonde
Eye color? Brown
Do you wear contacts? Can't - I'm way too dramatic to put anything in my eyes.
Favorite food? Fried chicken or slow baked ribs or meatloaf - either served with potato salad, collard greens and buttered corn bread washed down with sweet southern iced tea and peach cobbler for dessert - LOL!
Scary movies or happy endings? Either way, please make it a happy ending! "One of my favorite movies is Deep Blue Sea"
Last movie you watched? Children of Men - oh Clive Owen, why did you do that movie?
What color shirt are you wearing? black
Summer or winter? Fall and Spring please - weather between 40-70 only for me - LOL!
Hugs or kisses? Kisses
Favorite dessert? Banana's with milk and sugar when I was a kid (I still do now, but very very rarely). Now, cake please - LOL!
What book are you reading now? The Target by James Patterson; The Quickie by James Patterson; The Tenant at Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte; and Honeymoon sound recording by James Patterson. I grab one of the books in the morning and take it with me to read on the ride to/from work, I listen to the tape at night and knit
What is on your mouse pad? Thomas Kinkade
What did you watch on TV last night? QVC's Ask Lisa; and One Life To Live on SoapNet
Favorite sound? Lionel Richie singing anything. Piano or Cello instrument. My littler sister's laughter. Our firm's Vice-Chairman's son's laughter (Will is absolutely adorable - he had me at Beethoven - LOL!)
Rolling stones or beatles? The Commodores
What is the furthest you have been from home? You name it!
Do you have a special talent? Yes, I can take 2 sticks and a very long string and make a beautiful shawl - that everyone wants.
Where were you born? South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania born and raised.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Another Knitting Meme ...

I swiped this from Working Mom Who Knits (my Tea Swap partner). The game is's harder than it looks! Here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.
Your Name: Cecelia (aka Ceme)
1. Famous Singer/Band: Commodores
2. 4 letter word: Café
3. Street: Camac Street, Philadelphia, PA
4. Color: Cerulean (sky blue)
6. Vehicle: Cadillac
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Cards
8. Boy Name: Carl
9. Girl Name: Celeste
10. Movie Title: Cape Fear
11. Drink: Coke
12. Occupation: Clerk
13. Celebrity: Carol Burnet, Cab Calloway
14. Magazine: Cooking Light
15. U.S. City: Charlotte, NC
16. Pro Sports Teams: Cardinals
17. Reason for Being Late for Work: Coughing fit
18. Something You Throw Away: Can
19. Things You Shout: Catch me if you can
20. Cartoon Character: Cinderella, Caillou, or Clifford the Big Red Dog
Note: Knitting news next post was - Corey, Jr.'s Baby Surprise Jacket

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Corey Jr.'s Baby Surprise Jacket


Everybody who knows me knows I was totally out of my element with this project, and now that I'm finished the "Baby Surprise Jacket" by EZ (Elizabeth Zimmerman) I must say, I surprised myself!

Everything happened so quickly ...

1st - knit this baby up (Voila!) Looks Sci-Fi doesn't it

2nd - connect the dots (inside out looks good)

3rd - seam and add buttons (5 button holes completed, only 4 buttons - that's all they had) and its just absolutely adorable

I wanna make one for me! EZ was a genius. I didn't see it, I just didn't see it - LOL!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Corey, Jr.'s baby blankie ...

My co-worker Corey and his wife became proud parents in mid-April 2007. Well, a lil over a week ago Corey asked me if I would knit Corey, Jr. a baby blanket - its a boy! Blue he said ... make it blue. Well blue (and anybody who knows me knows blue is not a color I'm familiar with, I mean I can do dark navy at the most) was going to be tough - dark, light, medium oh my ...


Well, off to Rosie's Yarn Cellar and to the Koigu mill-ends (that way I'd get every color variation of blue I could imagine) and with the help of one of the regular staffers (I'm so sorry, I don't know her name, but she was wonderfully patient and very very nice to me and my color leary self) we came up with this to lot to start with

and it grew into this

how'd I do? I have to admit, blue slowly became a favorite for me. And Koigu is another of my newest favorites.


Friday, June 08, 2007

Pictures of past projects

I'm still learning how to use this blog, and since I don't know how to upload my knitting picture library, I'm just going to pick some random pictures and show them. Here it goes (I apologize if its doesn't turn out right):

Seed Triangle (my own creation) - Alpaca Silk

Highland Triangle Folk Shawls - Lorna's Shepherd Worsted

Folk Shawls, Faroese - Silky Wool

Grace and Courtney's Half Pi - Anne

Fiber Trends, Landscape Shawl - Socketta

Fiddlestick, Peacock - Zephyr

Traditional Lace Knitting, Half Pi - Anne

Let's see how this works. I'll post past pictures of other stuff another time.


Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tea anyone

By now everybody who knows me knows I love to go to tea. Saturday afternoon tea is a tradition. So, picture this …

Saturday, June 2, 2007 - me, my gran and my tea loving buddy Mary go to the infamous Bellevue at the Park Hyatt’s Ethel Barrymore Tea Room (now known as Café XIX). Haven’t been there in years because last year they closed shop for renovations - for well over 9 months - we were directed to the Ritz-Carlton for tea, but now the Ritz only has Sunday afternoon tea on weekends. So picture this …

Tea, mine and Mary's Mad Hatter – pomegranate, vanilla and passion fruit (sounds good right) - over-steeped and bitter (and the waitress said to me - in her uber thick French accent - “please let it steep a lil longer”).

Scones, muffins or biscuits you ask … only one, cranberry scones, and they were hard as rocks and dry as sand, so I coated them with Devonshire crème - I love Devonshire crème, love, love, love (LOL).

Sandwiches, open faced shrimp salad with way too much cilantro on rye – tasty; open faced cucumber sammy on soft rye with a thin spread of some kind of tomato based dressing – bland, bland, bland topped with chopped olives (how can olives be bland) oh well; open faced smoked salmon – well gran loves herself some smoked salmon, so she ate all 8 of them finger sammys – yes they gave us way to much smoked salmon (LOL); egg salad, delicious; and whitefish or some kind of fish (not tuna) on soft white bread - very tasty, but what kind of fish was that?

Desserts, what about the chocolate mouse – Mary handled all three of them and she ate the Lemon Curd with a spoon (LOL). And there were sugar cookies, mini mini lemon poppy drops; some kind of licorice cake drops and lets talk about the chocolate strawberries - well, I’m allergic to chocolate and gran doesn't eat anything "darker than her" (her words not mine), so the mutant strawberries dipped in the heavy coating of chocolate, I scraped the chocolate off and ate the strawberry and Mary ate the strawberry with the chocolate and washed it down with a glass of champagne. Nothing else can be said about desserts (LOL).

Report card please … tea was not good to me for the price (and M had champagne). I've had better for a lot less - a lot better and nothing was bitter or burnt or dry or crumbly like sand. And the topper, Mary left her favorite pair of eyeglasses and I "tried hard" to retrieve them. They didn't send the glasses to housekeeping (like the Assistant to the Executive Director of Housekeeping said), they didn't put the glasses up (in case we came rushing back), they tossed the glasses! That's right, tossed a pair of prescription eyeglasses. Can you believe that? Well, the Bellevue flunked, big time!

Next stop Gilbertsville ... Mary, get directions (LOL)! Will keep you posted.

Signing off with a "new" picture of Meme (isn't she adorable) ...

Friday, June 01, 2007

This dress is absolutely stunning ...

I was just going through my digital photo album and wanted to post about this beautiful Victorian dress. Stunning! Now only if I could fit it! I was thinking of purchasing it to make it my lose weigh incentive - kinda like that itty bitty yellow bikini thingy - but I have the feeling this dress is a tiny bit pricey.

And this is the part that really gets to me ... I know woman who could pull this dress off no problemo - Grace and Olive (wouldn't even have to hem it - oh Mo'Nique was right skinny women are evil - especially Ollie - LOL), Doreen, Mary, and my babe sister Elayne (would have to hem the Sugar Honey Iced Tea outta it - short people - LOL!). Oh well, just wanted to share, now I need some ice-cream!

Look what we got ...

Oh I don't think I've posted this part of my swapping addiction yet. I signed up a while back for Knitters Tea Swap 3 and boy did I have a blast shopping. Anne, antique china shop, fun, fun, fun. I even hit Kitchen Capers (twice once in Center City and once at the Cherry Hill Mall). Tea is so relaxing and you can really chill with a cup of tea and knitting while listening to the classics. My swap partner, Clara, sent me this package of goodies and as you can see Meme is eying her prize ...

and she's off - LOL! Clara, Meme says thank you only her's came out - ruf ruf ruf!

Thanks Clara. I hope you got your package and the cup, oh I pray the cup didn't get broken!