Just for the Love of it

Love, Faith, Laughter, Friendship, Understanding, Inspiration, Kindness, Gratitude, Smiles and so much more, that's what it's all about!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Calm before the Storm

"SANDY" is coming!!!!

Hurricane Sandy that is! It has been a weird day weather wise, the sky has been ominous! The weather has been on all the stations ALL day and I'm still waiting. My job has been cancelled for tomorrow morning and I think it will be cancelled the rest of the day also. Who wants to travel, if the weather is hurricane conditions...I know I don't.

Take a look at the calm.........

I will have to update you on the Storm when it comes..........

So it's been a slow day with this weather, but I have gotten some things done.
I have been knitting a bit and decided to knit up some baby hats for my Etsy shop. I got the bug and couldn't stop. Baby things are so much fun to make. Who doesn't need a baby gift for a baby shower or just to keep your own little bundle warm and cosy????

Here's a peek of the baby hats and you can see more in my shop Robin's Nest.

Baby Girl Daisy Hat

                                                              Unisex Baby Heart Hat

                                                              Baby Girl Daisy Hat

Unisex Baby Doggie Hat

                                                      Silly Fun one year old Baby Hat

 I always have to thank my lovely models for their time and patience! ❤❤ The four top baby hats are size 0 to 3 months, the  period of time that it's so important to keep the little munchkins warm and cosy. Oh, how I love that cuddle age.

Well, that's all for now. Hope everyone is safe in the USA who is dealing with Sandy and I hope my friends across the pond are warm and cosy and having fun. Thank you for visiting, as always I love all your comments and wishes.


Hi everyone, thank you all for your wishes! We are fine, no damage in our area, no lost of power, we are snug as a bug here in Vermont. Thank you for your concern❤

Monday, October 22, 2012

Thanks and Bunting Love

Hi my dear friends and new followers, I thank you all for popping in.

First, "thank you" so much for all your well wishes for a safe and happy visit with my mom. I am home safety and it was a productive and heart warming visit. I am thankful and grateful for the time I get to be with her during this difficult time in her life.  Our families have all been supportive and comforting for my brother and myself. Her Alzheimer's is progressing, oh how, I wish they could find a cure or cause for this disease. I don't know who suffers more the patient or the family. But on a happier note, my mom is mostly happy and is so well taken care of, you can't ask for more then that! I feel very blessed to have come across such a wonderful agency and this caring live-in woman. It is so reassuring to know there're so many special people out there who have the skills and compassion for the elderly. It brings me hope for this world!

"So what about the Bunting Love"
 Well, I was doing some etsy surfing and came across this fun and fantastic ..........

I had to buy it. Anything with a Bunting on it whether fabric, plastic, glass.......I LoVe
I know I'm not alone by any means, I love bunting, like I love buttons and yarn and fabric.

So it came like this

                 Yes, it came from Thailand, and I think it took a month, but it was so worth it!!

                                                          Do you know what it is??

                                                Yes, a bunting iphone 4s case and I love it.

                                               What do you think? Do you like it too?

I know I'm silly but isn't it cool!

I also ordered something else a bit ago, which I am in love with. Let me show you...........I love buying things on the internet, but mostly I love receiving them!

This is a lovely button pin from the talented Jenny Arnott. Don't hesitate to check out her blog and 
etsy shop you won't be disappointed.

I have this pin on my sweater jacket and it looks stunning.

Well, this is all I have for today! Thank you all again for your kindness and friendship! Thank you for popping over from wherever you are, I feel special because of all of you. That makes all of you ❤SPeCiaL TOO

I leave you with this. Doesn't my mom have good taste? She picked this out at the food store. Mom loves her sweets, especially chocolate.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

New Week

Time is flying and I'm off again to visit my mom. She seems to be doing well with her new live in caregiver : )  This will be one of my last visits before the new year. It's difficult to travel as the holidays get closer. So we will make the most of this up coming visit.
I will see you all in a week and share my visit with all of you.
I hope everyone has an extraordinary week overflowing with creativity and productivity, mixed with laughter and happiness!!!!

I have been making crochet hooks this weekend and will be posting them in my Etsy shop on Monday! Spread the word to anyone you know who needs a gift or stocking stuffer.

Well, see you all in a week. Thanks so much for your visits and comments. I love 'em all and appreciate the time you take to comment.


Female Quail visiting my deck on Friday......Never saw one before and had to look it up, to identify this  creature.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Nothing like Old Friends

My best and dearest girlfriend and her husband came to visit us in Vermont. I can honestly say they are the sweetest people I know and it is an honor to have them as my closest and most treasured friends family. Patty and I just pick up our conversations from where we left off from last time, even if its been awhile. We have always had a special friendship, We were college roommates and just hit it off from the start. We were lucky! It started in 1972 and 40 years later we have shared laughter, tears, births, deaths, marriage, divorce, but mostly giggles and life stories. What a gift, I feel so blessed. You don't need a lot of friends if you are fortunate to have "old friends" because they are the best!

Look at us shopping!

                                             Forgot to mention, we both love to shop!

Can anyone guess where we are shopping?

This is King Arthur Flour shop. For those who don't know King Arthur it is flour, very popular in the states. It is a milled 100% USA Wheat. It was founded in 1790 and is the oldest flour business.

I have a bread maker so I will be making bread now, as the weather has really taken a turn and it is COLD! Jack just had to make an appearance...

We had such fun shopping and many other activities too. They are now off to continue their vacation. I miss them already, but we will pick up our chatting, right where we left off, next visit!!!

I had another visitor last weekend, one of my daughters. I just want to show the little craft we made up. It was so much fun and has endless possibilites!

Here take a look

These are Christmas tree ornaments for my daughters' first Christmas tree with her boyfriend. Her condo address is "9". She made the bottom one and I made the "9" ornament for her. So you can see the sky's the limit with the details, numbers, fabrics and accessories. Hope to make ornaments for all the kids before the holidays.

Thanks for visiting my friends. I want to say an extra hello and thanks to all my new followers. Thank you all for reading my blog and leaving all your fantastic comments. I enjoy them all and look forward to reading them.

Happy weekend to you all, xoRobin❤

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sweater time!

The second Fall/Autumn set in my knitting needles came out! Oh, I have missed them and click, click, click they went

So convenient that I have two friends having babies, so I could work on small projects. I think I do best with small projects right now. I can feel immediate satisfaction and results. That is really needed at the moment with all the slow making decisions I have had to make regarding my Mom.

I want to thank all of you for your concern for my mom and your kind words. IT is so appreciated and needed. We have decided to keep her in her home with a lovely live-in woman. My mom really did want to stay in her home and with her dog, so we just had to make it happen. My brother and I Skyped on Sunday and interviewed two ladies. It was excellent that we were able to do the interviews in this fashion. It meant I didn't have to travel down at this point. I will be traveling down in two weeks though. Skyping is really an amazing technology. I highly recommend trying it, BUT, you have to fix yourself up because you are on camera and the picture is not flattering. A rude awakening.......is that really me?!?   Well, enough of that! All these new plans go into affect on Thursday so I am hoping it is a smooth transition for my mom. I think it will be, she loves people. Thank you for listening and now let's move on to my needles..........

Click click click went my needles and look what appeared-------------->

                                                              Work in Progress

                                                     Blocking on foam poster board

                                          Border crocheted on for added detail for baby girl

                                                           Close up of picot border

                                                 Heart buttons to be sewn on after blocking

                                                                    Another angle


Heirloom Stitches Pattern--Heirloom    Ragman

size 18-24 months

Bulky weight yarn-Cascade yarns 128 Superwash  100% superwash wool
350 yds.

Needles 10 1/2 -32" circular   (US)
DPN's 10 1/2 (US)

This pattern goes all the way up to size 14, which I think is great.
It's a quick knit and only underarm seam to sew up. I will definitely be making more!!!

I will show the sweater again off the blocking board :  )

Next on my needles will be your classic baby beenie hat for newborns in blue. I'll be back with updates. Thanks so much for your visit and comments, I love them and your visits always.

Have a great day and evening,  xoRobin

I always like to leave you with a Kodak moment  ;  )

                                         Little "A" and Littlest "E"'s decorated PuMpKiNs