Sunday, April 7, 2013

This and That on a Sunday

Today is a beautiful day here in Florida.  The sun is peeking out from big white fluffy clouds.  The temperature is hovering around 80 degrees and the humidity is low.  Perfect for an art show I think.

I went to visit the Tarpon Springs Art show in historic Tarpon Springs right on the bayou.  It is a gorgeous area with historic, beautiful homes.  The art show is located in the park that curves around the bayou.  Sometimes there are manatees swimming right here, not today I think they are out in cooler water.  I bought a crochet beaded bracelet that is so beautiful.  The creator is from Colorado, I am thinking it might be a fun project to try and figure out.  No pictures of it yet, I'll post one soon.

 I am having a crazy, frustrating,and emotionally hormonal week.  I have said before my hormones are all out of whack and this week has been a doozy.  I am on this patch now that is literally making me insane, exhausted and extremely edgy.  And if you know me I am already wound up pretty tight so I don't need something to make me tighter.  So just when I was feeling a bit out of control I received a package in the mail.  This beautiful pot holder, Cath Kidson purse and lovely note is from Pammy Sue, all for sending her a couple of patterns in the mail.  Pammy Sue I love this surprise, is there anything else you need?

Do you remember when I won this lovely give away from Sue at Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness?  Sue is the amazing designer of this unbelievably gorgeous cowl.  Not only was her design accepted in Interweave Crochet but it made the front cover!  I won a signed copy of the magazine and.......yummy chocolate yarn, and a lovely bracelet made from the same pattern as the cowl.

So Sue is not only witty, articulate and creates lots of amazing crochet projects which she features on her blog.  She is also my hero right now.  She is riding in a big bike event in Colorado to raise money for MS.  If you have ever had a family member or friend with MS, you will understand how important it is to raise money for more research.  It is a truly debilitating disease, so please pop on by Sue's blog and give her lots of encouragement if you can and you can also donate on the link on her blog.

On another note my friend Jeanmarie at Mrs D Crochet, Etc 
has quite an amazing daughter.  Her lovely 16 year old daughter has written a book and is letting all of us who want to join in read along.  Let me just say this again, she is 16 and worked on this book for 2 years.  Not only can she write but she also illustrates the book.  I hope you will all like to follow along with me as I read this amazing book.  You can find Lenend's of Aeternus right here.  Hurry up and get caught up on the story, you will soon be biting your nails just like I am and anticipating each and every new post.  I feel we have a budding mega-selling author right here being born right before our eyes. 

There has been knitting, more on this another time.  Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.


Babajeza said...

Hello Meredith

You won't believe it: I've found the sun. :-) I'm in the best of moods right now and feel ten years younger due to the hot springs.

Don't pay any attention to your hormones. That's what they want us to do. Just ignore them, but take a deep breath of air, drink a cup of tea, think of me and carry on! Hugs, Regula

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Lots of lovely things happening in your neck of the woods. The art show looks like it was nice -- perfect weather. Can't wait to see the bracelet. And your gifts from Pammy Sue and Sue are fantastic. Sorry to hear about the hormones. I tell you, I haven't had a period since August and I feel great! I was all over the place before but now am much calmer. Funny how we all react differently to that time in our life. :) Best wishes, Tammy

RURAL magazine said...

Wow, to be there at a craft show, and see a Manatee...simply beyond my comprehension. Amazing.


Between Me and You said...

We had white fluffy clouds here too this weekend but people weren't walking around in t-shirts and shorts!Still cold and more snow forecast for the end of the week for Gawd's sake!!
Perhaps your hormones will settle down when you've been on the patches for a couple of weeks. Also try natural remedies like Black Cohosh, Sage (good for night sweats and hot flushes),Evening Primrose Oil and Bach's Rescue Remedy for the edginess.
Lucky girl getting all those lovely things in the mail.
Have a lovely week, Meredith. x

cockney blonde said...

We too have had some sun this weekend, such a pleasant change. Great news about the young author, x

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh dear, I hope you get those hormones in check. I went through that and decided after a while to go cold turkey and so I did. But everyone is different. You get presents because you are so generous and kind! That last knitting is a treat for the eyes! Can't wait to see what you're making. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

JCDiTaranto said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my daughter's blog novel, Meredith!

I hope your day out in the sun and all that Vitamin D helps you feel better!

Have a beautiful week!

kathy b said...

IM so sorry Mere that you are spinning...
BE GOOD TO YOU. THats my wish for anyone fighting the hormone fight. BE extra nice to yourself.

Love your yarn/magazine win!!

Unknown said...

That is such a cool place for a art show!!! Manatees would have been great. I have never seen one, even in a zoo.
That is a pot holder. It is way to pretty!
I hope you can get your hormones to settle down That is never fun!

Pammy Sue said...

That's such a pretty color of self-striping yarn. Looks good enough to lick. What is it with me and licking yarn? So glad you enjoyed your surprise and it came at a time when it was needed.

Betsy said...

What a lovely surprise gift you received in the mail. It's wonderful to have girlfriends isn't it? Your craft show looks like lots of fun too. Sunshine would be nice. It's rained since Thursday here but we still had fun at the trailer.
I'm sorry about the hormone thing. I had a hysterectomy when I was 29. I feel like I've been all over the place ever since. One of these days it should be all over right? After all, I'm 53 now and 24 years is enough. :-)

MaryMargaret said...

Oh my goodness, I've missed keeping up with how you're doing! That evil patch you're on sounds like Vivelle, or some other estrogen based monster. Those made me crazy during our IVF cycle. I'm so sorry you aren't feeling up to snuff lately. The art show sounds like a perfect way to show the blues who's boss! Hugs from Louisiana!

Kris said...

Awww, that Pammy Sue is the best! Loved the other gift too!
Hope you get your hormones all straightened out soon. Been there, done that!!
Still focusing on things here. No blogging. Just popped in to say hi!
xo Kris

Tanna said...

Oooh, I'm lovin' that purple and pink and orange!!! Look forward to seeing more about that one! Pammy Sue is a sweetheart. Off to go check out some more of these! blessings ~ tanna

Tanna said...

Oooh, I'm lovin' that purple and pink and orange!!! Look forward to seeing more about that one! Pammy Sue is a sweetheart. Off to go check out some more of these! blessings ~ tanna

An Aussie Felter said...

Hang in there Meredith! Sometimes the seven dwarves of menopause move in with me too - there's Itchy, Witchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful and Psycho. Life can be a roller coaster ride, especially if they're all here together ! Hugs for a better week ahead x

Unknown said...

Hang in there my dear friend. I love the pattern for that cowl and I have made 2 of them already.mi had just bought the magazine when you showed on your blog before.
Love the gift from Pammy Sue, she is such a lovely friend.
I'll check out the book and will try to read along :) hope your weekend was better than yr week was... Knitting always helps me :)

Deb said...

Hi Meredith,
I love outdoor art shows & art in the park by the bayou looks amazing! Your beaded bracelet find sounds lovely - nice to support fellow artists ♥
Feel better! I laughed at your comment from "An Aussie Felter" :-D

Anonymous said...

Hope you are feeling better soon.

I finally had to go off the hormones that my dr. prescribed. Two and a half years and we finally figure out ...I'm allergic to them. Well, THAT explains a LOT!

Can't wait to see what all that pink is about.

kathyinozarks said...

what a lovely setting-and perfect weather for an art show-I love those. Hope you are feeling better soon-

Ladybird Diaries said...

Sounds like you have lots of great things happening and what a lovely little surprise parcel.
M xxx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Pammy Sue is awesome. She is always so kind and thoughtful...she reminds me of you. :)

Oh, thanks for all the links.

Tarpon is a fun place. You must go there when they have the Greek much yummy food.

Hugs and blessings always dear friend.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Meredith, Boy I am really behind the eight ball! Hope you are feeling better, not that much fun those hormones : (
Love the looks of what's on your needles, can't wait to see.
Thinking of you, xoRobin

Mrs. Micawber said...

Oh Meredith, thank you so much for the kind mention. (Our internet connection was down for 3 days or I would have thanked you sooner.) I appreciate it so much.

The art show looks lovely. What is it like to have 80º weather? I have completely forgotten. ;)

What beautiful gifts and knitting ... looking forward to seeing what the project is.

Hope those hormones settle down soon. Middle age sucks sometimes. Hang in there and know that you are loved.

Monica said...

LOVE that cowl! Crocheted? Hmmm I may try to make one then!
Hugging you,
Monica xoxo