Tuesday, September 15, 2009

~School, Competition and Sad New~

Last week was a total blur.  I blinked my eyes and it has passed.  We received some very sad news on Monday.  My sister in law's  (brother's wife) nephew passed away.  He was only eight years old, he was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy when he was a baby.  It was very sad for the family, despite his disease he was not sick at this present time.  He is in a better place but those he left behind miss him terribly.

Back to school for everyone last week.  I spent time watching my nephews while my sister took some classes she needed.  We were back into our full schedule with schooling.  Much of our time was spent working on memorization for our local Bible Bee competition.  Saturday, we went for the testing and it was very intense.  I was proud of the kids and how hard they worked.  There was so much to do and they never complained.  The testing took all day on Saturday.  There were long periods of waiting for their turn to answer oral questions and recite.  The kids had to sit on their own without talking and the parents were not allowed to speak to theme either.  All of the kids there behaved so well for those long periods and waited quietly for their turn.  At this time, we are waiting to see the results of the test.  The top three hundred students will go onto Washington, D.C. for nationals in November.  

On Sunday, September 27th I will have a booth at a local Heritage Days Festival in my favorite local town.  My booth will consist mainly of crochet items.  I have completed some scarves.  I have some bags started.  I hope to make some pumpkins and other fall items, crocheted dishcloths and facecloths, and plenty of market bags in varied sizes and different yarns.

I wanted to share some of the scarves that are ready to go so far:

This scarf is made from the absolute softest yarn.

It has great texture to it and I love the tans and browns running through the black yarn.

Mohair madness~great colors and the stitch came out beautifully with this yarn.

Simple and beautiful with the color tones.

Lovely mohair with gorgeous fall colors and just a touch of gold running through.

I had to buy this yarn for it's fun Halloween colors.  It is such a fun yarn.

Doesn't it say Halloween every time you look at it?  That is what I kept thinking and enjoyed creating with it.


Bonne said...

Love the scarves! You've been so busy!

Adrienne said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your family member. That's so sad.

Your scarves are so pretty - you've been a busy gal!

Sheryl-lyn said...

So very sorry for your family's loss. What a tragedy.

Your scarves are really lovely. They will be gone in a second at the fair.

Hope your kids did well in the competition. Either way, they made you proud!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hey Ruth,
I know you've had a tough week..very sad for all concerned...

On a brighter note I know you are looking forward to having a booth at the fair..I know you will do well and have a lot of fun too.

Love the scarves!

Hugs to you, Steph

Ruth said...

Thank you!! You are all so sweet. I am blessed to know each of you!!


monica said...

Ruth, So sorry to hear about the loss of a young one! My prayers will be with your family!

I love your scarves! I especially like the fall colored one!

electricdunce said...

How sad to hear of your family's loss, it is so heartbreaking to think of a young life cut short.

Your scarves are beautiful, you have been a busy bee!


sara's art house said...

Beautiful scarves!!!!

stitching under oaks said...

so sorry for the loss of your nephew...that is such a hard thing.

the scarves look great...hope they all sell out! (that halloween one is just great!)

Melanie said...

I love your scarves, they are so cosy looking. xxx

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

Wow! I really want that Halloween scarf! Do you have an etsy shop?

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