Friday, May 11, 2007

Welcoming Friday - it has been a long week!

Hello everyone! I am certainly glad that it is finally Friday! It has been an infinitely long week! Last night I went to Knit Night - I had missed the past couple of weeks due to other commitments - and it was soooo good to be back! I love seeing what everyone is working on - Ann was working on her Tulip Socks, AnnMarie was knitting a beautiful bag to be felted, Ruby was knitting a baby sweater for the shop, Barb was finishing up her second bucket bag - a gift for her daughter for Christmas, Karen was seaming up her first Wallaby!

Okay - when I grow up, I want to be as organized as Barb!! Christmas gifts in May!!! Plus, Barb will be retiring in June - how exciting for her!

For myself - I was working furiously on my BF socks. I managed to get quite a bit done - I have 3 repeats before I start my toe decreases. I hope to knit at lunch today - and then the weekend comes and I have nothing on the agenda!! So, this mother requests for Mother's Day - uninterrupted knitting time!!

Tulip Time has been moving along - outside of a few traffic hassles - it has been a fairly uneventful week. The weather certainly has cooperated - this is good for all those visitors to our fair and blooming city. This year we had a bumper crop of tulips!! All that cold weather in March and April certainly helped that out! For all of you out there who have never been to Holland in May - our city plants over a million tulips - springtime here is truly a thing of beauty.

What are all of your plans for your Mother's this weekend? Come out of hiding and share with me what your plans are - I might have a prize for a randomly selected commenter!

Have a great weekend everyone!!


Ewe-niss said...

Hi, Kat :-)

What are your plans? I plan on visiting an old friend tonight. She is going to give me a ton of perenials that she is thinning from her massive flower garden. (last year she composted them!!!!! horrors! So I am helping her out :-)

Then I will spend all day tomorrow digging areas out for them and moving the plants that I planted yesterday, because of course they won't be in the right place when the new ones come... I will get really dirty and love every sweaty moment.

Then Sunday we will go to husband's parents on the other side of the state for lunch with his family.

Then I will come home and collapse. My mom will happily take extra plants that I get from my friend.

Not big doings for me on my end. Seems like I spend more time on our parents to make sure they are recognized. I am hoping that some day my time will come...

Susan said...

I plan on knitting on a scarf for my husband, a sweater (my first top down ever!) for me, spinning with my brand new fiber and drop spindle (also a first - I'm a newbie spinner). Pretty much what every weekend is for me!

I'm very lucky; I have a husband who indulges me and who is a fantastic cook. He does ALL the cooking. I tell him that I get in the kitchen just often enough to remind him why he does the cooking :)

My beautiful daughter will be giving me a hand-made card. She does hand-made cards for us for our birthdays and mothers/fathers day. This is something she has done since she was a little girl (she's in college now) and we always look forward to getting them.

Unfortunately, I can't spend the day with my parents. I live in Maryland and they live in Texas. I will, however, be giving my lovely little mother a call and spend some time with her via the phone.

All in all, a great weekend.

lynne said...

HI Kat...It has been an infinately long week. What are my plans? Packing, packing and more packing. But tomorrow, my girls and I are all going to get our hair cut and colored, they are treating me to lunch and some other surprise. On Sunday, it's church, and I am taking my mom to see the movie "The Waitress!" She is delighted, since she doesn't get an opportunity to get out that often...too busy being "mom" to my dad, who is ill. I look forward to a glorious weekend!

Kat said...

Susan, I love handmade cards! Have an awesome day!!

kaleidoscoptic said...

Hi Kat,
First, let me thank you for your comments on my blog. I so look forward to hearing from you. Hope we have another flip-flop swap. It was so much fun.
Mother's Day I am traveling to Virginia, to Skyline Drive. It was the only time my husband could get off from work. I'll miss my Mom and my kids but we will just have to celebrate when I get home. I'm also going to miss a great Mother's Day sale at my lys-I'm a little upset about that. But maybe the weather will be good and I can get in some hiking and being in nature. So what could be bad?

Kathy said...

Same as yours! Uninteruppted knitting time. Is it possible to have this?

I saw my dear mom today b/c my sister stole her for mom's day.....did I mention I am a nurse and have had to work many many mothers days? Did my sister just forget that She has every mothers day off and I would want to spend it with my own mom while we still have her......on my first mom's day off in years......

oops Im sounding bitter. My mom didnt raise me to be that way.

THings work out ways for reasons. I should make everyday mom's day for my mom.

Beth said...

My grandma visited Holland and I remember seeing her photos. There were tulips everywhere!

We've got a busy weekend and I think we're going to try to buy some deck furniture. That's been on the list for several years now!

elizabeth said...


I hope you have a great Mother's Day. :)

Sharon said...

Last year at this time I was at the tulip gardens in the other Holland...the original one. Wow!! Mother's Day starts tonight with my mother. I'm taking her to the dinner theater/murder mystery on the Michigan Star Clipper train. We're both quite excited about it. Tomorrow, I'll be going out to dinner with my significant other and his mother. And I should get lots of knitting time. It's a weeekend I'm pleased with. Hope yours is enjoyable too.

Heatherly said...

this year we will bbq at my parents (4 generations) but usually we go camping- b/c i love camping

Phyllis Ann Helmes said...

It has been almost 40 years since I have been in Holland. It was a beautiful town then and sounds like it hasn't changed much in that.

For Mother's Day, my mom, who lives with me, and I will enjoy a visit from my four grandchildren. And hopefully my son will finish a few projects that he has been promising to do since last fall. (I forgive him because they moved into an old city house that needed great deal of work before the newest arrived in January.)

Wish I could finish the eldest grandson Wallaby by then but I'm only half way through the yoke. He can try it on and see how the fit is going.