Sunday, August 10, 2014

Hi fellow bloggers
I might start blogging again it's been a couple yrs. Just wanted to wet my feet.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR one and all

Hey guys its lazy me, takes forever to update my blog., I’ve been kind of lethargic and slow lately I don’t know where the time goes., then sh**t happens you know the deal. Saturday Dec. 15th I bought this gorgeous live beautiful Christmas tree got up Sunday morning the god dam tree was on the floor, thank god I did not put any of my priceless ornaments on shit fell what a $** mess, needless to say I was not a happy camper. After my temper tantrum I went to the Sit-N-Knit party, had a great time and met some nice people, no pictures left my camera at home.

My tree from "Little Shop of Horrors.

Next day I prop that sucker in the corner, put away my priceless ornaments and bought some cheap one from the 99c store, I refuse to put all my good ornaments on that tree, the only ones I used was my black angels, the one on the tree top I made years ago, this year she earned a place on the top.After all those trying events I did not want the year to end without giving my sistah’s a big shout-out .

So I am shouting HAPPY NEW YEAR

Here is hoping that all your dreams become realities and live each day as if it’s your last day. ! Have a happy, healthy, prosperous and successful
stash buster & yarn diet year!!!!!

I did not do the resolution thing, I have no intention of keeping them OK! just want to keep my options open (wink, wink). Lets see what else is new, got my invite from ravelry my moniker is of course MarvalousMarva.

Here is a few projects I’ve completed two hats, one for my daughter and one Ami (my granddaughter) and am still working on my bag, etc, etc,,,,,,

This hat is a pattern is the Super Slouchy Beret from the Point (
This is Cutie pie is my model

Materials: Araucania Naure Wool 100% wool, 240 yards.
16" US 5 Circular Needles
16" US 8 Circular Needles
Very easy.

This is Ami's City Girl Cap Gifts

The Cap was made with a Country Cotton yarn I had in my stash, worked out nice.

My tree from hell!

This is a pair of slacks and my shoe dress I finished at the end of the summer.

I am doing this blog while cooking the regular Panamanian traditional New Year’s eve meal, blackeye peas/rice cooked in coconut milk, roast pork or fish, and many other side dishes. Cholesterol any one?? Who am I to fight tradition? Right? I am having lobster tails instead of the pig for a change.

Tonight I’ll sit and knit for a while and do a couple of gauges for future projects. Time to finish my eggnog, kick-up my heels and knit......maybe
Happy crafting

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pictures from Rhinebeck

This is just some of my pictures I could not put on my last post. The computer was acting up.

Sunday, October 28, 2007


If I was a painter I’ve painted a canvas and if I was a poet I would write a poem because I don’t think I would be able to describe in words the magnificent 3 day I spent in Rhinebeck and the beautiful splendor that is Mother Nature.

My trip up to Rhinebeck started on my B-Day Friday Oct. 19th, my granddaughter Ami and I stayed at Jennies Country cottage Inn, it was alright not what I expected however, I made the best of a bad situation, we had a great supper and key lime pie for desert it was delicious. Hey! When life throw you lemons you make lemon-aid and that just what I did; trust me the food was not cheap for a small town, they probably said here comes the city slickers lets fleece them, but what the hell it was my Day and I threw caution to the wind and let them fleece me.
Ami I got to the fair ground at 9:am and ran into Shamek and Shau n at the gate, first stop was
the Fold for “socks that rock“. It was so great to see some of my sistah’s out side Bldg A.

The gang were all there Sarah ( ,Kim {},
Necia (neciaofalltrades), Chante {harlempurl}, Twanda (http://rooted_in_reality} ,
of, and saun, {}

I bought some beautiful yarn although I did not purchase as much yarn as I thought I would.
Most of all I had a well-needed relaxing weekend in a wonderful village, met a lot of nice people.

Sunday was a very beautiful day, I would say it was more for the kids there was animal petting and a lots of other entertainment geared for kid or maybe I did not notice it before.

I love all the animals and the fiber producing animals, however, my favorites are the llamas and alpacas.
This is Cat Woman

I have a ton of pictures, but my computer is acting up and won't allow me to down load any more. Oh, well I guess that's all for now.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I gotta say what a great time Ami and I had on Saturday. Sahara and Chante great job and thanks a million, for uniting a group of wonderful Sistah's, there was so much talent and creativity in atmosphere it was awesome. Here are some of my pictures....
Saunielle and Tawana chatting, Kim finishing her socks, and Chante spinning away.

Chante spinning and Tawana knitting baby sock! you go girl

Sahara sharing her wisdom with Trina, very lovely young lady.

A good time was had by everyone, the food was good and needless to say delicious those Sistahs can burn, let me tell you, Miss Piggy had noting over me.
This is my granddaughter Ami, who enjoyed herself and is already planning for next year. and
she made a friend .

Chante and Shamika & Kim

I met some new people Sharon from Toronto , Canada, and her girlfriend Vivian , and Shamika, Njoya, Iris and so many others it was a joy interacting with so many talented Sistha's. The pleasure was all mines.
I must say hats off to Knitta-Que great chefs, Will and Mr. K, masters at their craft

Well folks thats all she wrote..........

"I am not afraid to trust my sisters--not I."
Angelina Grmke


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Happy Belated Mothers Day

Greetings fellow Crafters

It’s been a while since I posted anything, but between Jan. & April thing get very busy on my job, and when I get home the last thing I want to see is a computer. I just wanted to say hello and updated you on what I’ve been doing since my last blog.

Although, I have a lot of projects on the burner, I’m making a dent in my WIP’S especially my sewing, knitting is going kind of slow, but now that I have a saner schedule I’ll be able to accomplish more.

I made a pair of socks with Jitterbug yarn for my granddaughter Isis for her 23rd B-day, on April 19th.

Jitterbug yarn, 100% Marino wool (1 skein)
Madi Gras (colourway)
Pattern "Dublin Bay Socks" (mossycottagesocks)

I also started another one for my other granddaughter Ami who is 9 yrs old, she’ll be 10 yrs old on June 25th, so I am making her something else I am not sure what as yet so I’ll post hers when I am done.

Sew News:
Necia (janeofalltrades), Chante {harlempurl} and I went to Manny, Necia’s fabric outlet, (Thank you Necia & Chante) .
Manny has a wide array of fabrics it was had to choose, bought these beautiful pieces.

So far I’ve cut all of the fabric white & I with the exception of the red my favorite and I’m still looking for the perfect pattern. I’ll posting as soon as I finished them

I made this a 2 pair of Capri’s and a pair of black pin stripe slacks. I used this Butterick Pattern. The fabric is a piece of remnant from suiting, usually used to make men suits very wide. I stole it from my mother the last time I went to Panama.

This pair of Pea green slack was another Butterick pattern (sorry not pic,). The fabric is rayon with something.

Manny Fabric

This Vogue pattern is one of my oldies but goody it is 24 yrs old, love this pattern and think its still stylish real feminine.

Dress layout.

This is the finished product. very easy, the waist has elastic and I need a belt so it bags over.