Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Life is Good!

The last few days have been full and fun...

1. I made my first sale on Etsy! When I found out, I was so excited that I was jumping up and down and we even opened a bottle of wine to celebrate! Thanks, Dave! Lil' Bear is on his way! Benita...I'll start working on another one! :-)

2. The opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics were awesome! All those special effects were incredible! I also loved all the history, stories and scenery that were shown about Canada. Our news and TV rarely show anything about Canada and I've never been there. After what I saw and heard, I can't wait to visit someday. What an awesome place!

3. I started my Olympic knitting project. It's a shawl pattern that I found on Ravelry called, "Gabriel's Wings". I'm using some yarn that I won at a LYS a few months ago...Berroco Comfort Sock in the colorway "Beach House"....It's charcoal, blue, turqouise, white, pale blue, and lime green. The shawl is building from the top/long edge down. That's something that confused me last year when I tried to make the "Flower Basket Shawl" and something I really want to learn and understand. This pattern is simple enough that it's working out great but the way it's building still boggles my mind.

4. We did a lot of eating out this weekend...not good for the wallet or the waistline but it sure was fun! On Saturday we went to a place called "Pizza Fusion". We've been meaning to go there for a long time and finally got around to it. They're all about healthy and organic foods. What we didn't know is that they also serve organic beverages as well...including beer and wine. The food was great but the beer I had was awesome! It was Bison Brewing, Chocolate Stout! Yummmm! Probably one of the best brews I've ever had. It had such a full and delicious flavor that on my very first swig I didn't want to swallow, I wanted to keep enjoying the delicious flavor. I MUST find some!

5. On Sunday we went with my mother-in-law and father-in-law to a local winery...there are many as we live near the southern California wine country area of Temecula. We went to Keyways Winery. It's small and not as crowded as many of the other local wineries. And, it's the only woman owned winery in Southern California. They had some unique and delicious wines. The weather was warm and sunny...a beautiful day to sit outside and enjoy wine and great company. Afterwards we went out for a great Mexican food dinner.

After all that eating and drinking, I MUST do better with my walking workouts this week! Plus, I have a lot of knitting and needle felting to do! I better get busy!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


Dave Daniels said...

Was I really your first customer? That's so exciting! And I also beat Benita out of getting the cute lil bear? That's so cool, our fiber world has gotten a little smaller! (I think he's waiting for me at the Post Office, so I'll get him on Saturday.)

Sandra said...

you have an open invitiation to visit anytime! (Although I'm a few thousand kilometres from Vancouver, the Toronto area still has lots to offer).
We're very proud of our country, and being aboe to show it off at the Olympics!

Benita said...

Sounds like a great place to eat - all organic food, eh? Yumm!

I haven't even shown Scott the picture of the bear, yet, because I want to surprise him with it. I can hardly wait!

Sel and Poivre said...

Your life sounds like many people's vacations! Congratulations on the sale - that bear was adorable - Dave obviously has a good eye!