Beagle Birthday Alert!!!

Two years ago today Nikol, a.k.a. Foxfire’s Jumping Flash was born at 10:30 am.  She was the fourth of five adorable little girls and I knew immediately that she would stay with me. She still acts like a puppy and is tons of beagle fun and joy!

Happy Birthday, Nikol!!!

Nikol is the puppy in the middle.

Nikol is the puppy in the middle.

Nikol (foreground) snuggling with sister Lucy.

Nikol (foreground) snuggling with sister Lucy.

Nikol (l) rolling around with her mom, Ariel (r)

Nikol (l) rolling around with her mom, Ariel (r)


Drumroll Please…



Congratulations!!!  Please e-mail me your shipping info and I will send your yarn ASAP. I will be dyeing during the Xmas break so it won’t be long ;o)

Thanks to everyone who posted a comment – there were 50!

Breaking News…


Yes, it’s true!  I’m celebrating my 1-year anniversary of blogging today! A very big thanks to my knitting buddies who persuaded me to enter this enjoyable medium.
I used to be known as Blogless Nancy, not anymore bwahahahahah!!!!!

So, what’s the contest and more importantly, WHAT’S THE PRIZE???  Simply post your comment here before Tuesday, December 23rd, 10pm EST.  I will randomly select a name from all the posts and you will win a skein of Socks That Rock Lightweight yarn hand-dyed by ME!

Thanks again for your support and friendship, and here’s to more knitting in ’09…Happy Holidays!

Visions of Slip Stitches and Sailing Ships

I finished my Prism Socks and they’ll be just the thing to keep my feet warm when the snow falls.  It snowed a little here in Glen Ridge last Saturday, just enough to make me go dashing for the snowbrush for my truck. It cleared up in 15 minutes tops, so arming myself with a snow removal implement  seems to have warded off the white stuff (except for the white flurries cascading across my blog).

Here’s Prism – my November entry in Sock Knitters Anonymous on Ravelry. I used Louet Gems in teal for the main color and leftover Cherry Tree Hill for the accent color. This is a great way to use up those little balls of sock yarn that inevitably pile up in your stash bin!

The Glen Ridge Cub & Webelo Scouts had their first “Rain Gutter Regatta” on Monday night. I’m proud to say that my son Daniel came in 2nd in the Wolf Cub Division.  It was a blast to see all the kids blowing their catamarans down the PVC path with drinking straws and a lot of hot air! Daniel was just so excited and he missed getting 1st by a hair (or in this case, a puff of air).

Daniel (racer on left) blows his way to victory

Daniel (racer on left) blows his way home...

The Thrill of Victory!

The Thrill of Victory!

That’s all for now…check back in a few days as I will be announcing my Blogoversary Contest!!!

Going Back…

To Windows XP. Goodbye Vista!!! My Toshiba laptop is being handed down to my children. They have been told not to destroy it and it will reside in a common family area. No behind-the-scenes Googling for my two ;)

My new computer is actually a 2-year-old Compaq courtesy of DH’s employer.  Works fine and I have all of my favorite software again, Vista was a nightmare for me and I have bid a sweet farewell.  Just have to get my Skype, recording and MP3 conversion software going again and I’ll be back in business.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to wish all of my friends a very Happy Thanksgiving! Don’t eat too much ;o)

Because Sairy said so…

1. Where is your cell phone? pocketbook
2. Where is your significant other? downstairs
3. Your hair color? darkish blond-light brown
4. Your mother? not living
5. Your father? not living
6. Your favorite thing? chocolate
7. Your dream last night? don’t remember
8. Your dream/goal? Type I diabetes cure
9. The room you’re in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? knitting, dog breeding/showing
11. Your fear? robbery
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? in the next tax bracket
13. Where were you last night? daughter’s parent-teacher meeting
14. What you’re not? outspoken
15. One of your wish-list items? another beagle
16. Where you grew up? NJ
17. The last thing you did? took dogs out
18. What are you wearing? fleece shirt & jeans
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? 2 cute beagles and a hamster
21. Your computer? Toshiba laptop
22. Your mood? tired
23. Missing someone? Nope.
24. Your car? Mercedes ML 350
25. Something you’re not wearing? fingerless gloves
26. Favorite store? Container Store
27. Your summer? relaxed and quiet
28. Love someone? yes
29. Your favorite color? blue
30. When is the last time you laughed? an hour ago
31. Last time you cried? last week

You read it, now do it 😉