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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly #8

I’ve been postponing a Good, Bad & Ugly post for about a week because I don’t really have enough bads and uglies to even things out. So, this time, it’s almost all good. And that’s not bad or ugly, is it?

Good: My nephew Steve earned the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday. Dale, who has been both Assistant Scoutmaster and Scoutmaster of Steve’s troop was so proud. The whole family was in attendance for the ceremony and reception and it was wonderful.
Steve, Lisa (Steve’s mom and Dale’s sister) and Dale. Too bad there’s no family resemblance, eh?

Good: I know I said it was great to see the whole family at Steve’s party. But can you guess who I was most excited to see?
My adorable granddaughter!
She just gets cuter all the time. And I managed to get her measurements so I can knit her some stuff. Yay!

Good: Since joining the Y I’ve lost 5 pounds. I’ve also lost 5 inches from various parts of my body.
Bad: You all can guess where I’ve lost the most inches, right? The only place I actually don’t mind keeping inches.

Good: A rainbow in my backyard Sunday night. It was a lot more vibrant before I took this photo. So bright that I gasped when I saw it.

Good: I hosted another spinning night at the library. Five people came, including Martha, Maggie and Blogless Sharon. Also in attendance was a woman who is a member of the Harlow House Heritage Crafters. She owns an original Canadian Production wheel. It’s actually the one that David Paul used as his prototype for his reproduction wheels. It’s gorgeous and I was very excited to meet this particular wheel. And, I learned to Navajo Ply! And, Maggie brought me some of her soap! I’m loving this group, I’ll tell ya.

Good: Speaking of Blogless Sharon, her daughter Heather has started a blog. Go on over and say hello, wouldya?

Good: I’ve finally met Melanie and her twins. The babies are adorable and Melanie is a sweetheart. I’ve been able to visit twice and can’t wait to go again.

Good: Prizes and Prezzies. In the past couple of weeks I’ve received a Martha’s Vineyard postcard from Deb and official Maryland Sheep & Wool notecards from Norma. Clearly, I’m not on the shit list if I’m getting gifted, right, Vicki? I also won a custom made bag from Julie as a prize for donating to her Relay for Life fundraiser. You can still donate. Maybe you’ll win a prize, too. Speaking of donating and prizes, don’t forget to pledge to Claudia’s MS Bike Ride. You could win some great prizes there, too.

Good: Massachusetts Sheep & Wool is this weekend. And now that I know how to Navajo Ply, I can gleefully purchase all those lovely multicolored rovings. Yippee!

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  1. Wow, you South Shore Gals sure know how to have fun! And I’m wicked jealous you’re going to the festival this weekend. Think of me, would ya?

  2. I saw a rainbow too, but yours is better.

    Good: Grant and I are escaping this weekend, thanks to my parents, may they be eternally rewarded.
    Bad: That means I’ll miss MA S&W.

    Come to Maine!

  3. The Mass S&W is not too far from where I grew up. It’s killing me that I keep missing all these fiber festivals.

    My time will come.

    Oh, by the way, cute granddaughter!

  4. Eagle Scout? That’s a huge accomplishment! In fact, it sounds like things are going pretty well, there . . . glad to hear it!

  5. I’m glad there are so many good things happening for you right now! Your granddaughter is adorable — I think her cheeks need some lovin’ squeezes!

  6. It’s all good when things are all good. Your granddaughter is adorable, and I love a man in a uniform. You’ll have to teach me to Navajo ply…

  7. Look at that face! Your grandaughter is beautiful!

    Sorry to say I’ve decided not to go to MA S&W – way to much going on this weekend – getting ready for my FIL who is moving back home with us after being out of the country for 5 years. Let’s pray he finds his own place QUICKLY.

  8. Thanks for the mention, Carole! Congratulations to Steve- he’s a handsome one isn’t he? All in all your have a great-looking family! Any grandma projects in the works?

  9. I sprinted right on over to Heather’s – so glad she has a blog now!

    Can’t wait to see you on Saturday – and guess what? Dobby and Whipping Boy will be tagging along as well as Spiderwomanknits and her offspring – he’s 3 and you’re going to love him ;o)

    And, having more ‘goods’ is definitely a ‘good’ thing!

  10. Maggie makes some wonderful soaps doesn’t she! Sorry I didn’t make it again…;o( This week is a bad week for me to do anything hoping the next one crossing my fingers.. I’ve been navajo plying alot myself..Once you get it it’s fun!

  11. Oh no! Another Sheep & Wool festival..and only one state over. I am going to pretend I didn’t read that.

    I want to lean how to navajo ply but the online directions look too confusing. Is it really cool?

  12. Wow! Your life is very good right now. I didn’t realize you were so close to Melanie, Martha and Maggie! That baby is sooo cute and congrats to the Eagle Scout and family!

  13. hehe! Isn’t that always the way with weight loss? But why is that???? I mean, the fat has several places to choose from – why does it choose what you don’t want to lose???

  14. I’m jealous that you seem to get a lot more Fiber Fests in your part of the world than we get around here. Sigh.

    Congrats to your nephew.

  15. Your granddaughter is beautiful! Congratualtions on the weight loss. I always seem to lose it there first too. Such a cruel trick of nature!

  16. Love the family pics especially that sweet grandbaby!
    Figures, the boobage is always the first to go 🙂

    Have fun at yet *another* fiber fest! (bitter, moi? never! hehehe)

  17. I don’t blame you for wanting to snuggle that little one — what a cutie!! I still can’t believe they’re going to be one — there’s a rash of one-year-olds around the blogs, too, that I was watching for pretty intently at this time last year. ; )

    Yay for the good (and for staying off the shit list). ; )

  18. that grandaughter of yours could about take my breath away.. wow – she’s so cute! Don’t you just want to nibble on those little cheeks ?!

  19. That’s weird — I left you a comment this morning on my handheld – phooey on technology! What a fantastic accomplishment for your nephew. And could that baby be any cuter 🙂

    Have fun on Saturday!

  20. Please forgive me for not properly introducing you to Cathy (Flashman)…I thought you knew her. :((( Big Congratulations to your nephew on becoming an Eagle Scout…I agree with Norma…love those men in uniforms!

  21. see you saturday tell Dale Al’s along for the ride. can hardly wait sharon

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