Sunday, October 28, 2007

To Be Or Not To Be

I wish I had more knitting to show but, alas, I don't. I've been knitting on the Mystic Waters KAL. It is turning out very pretty. This is a picture of what I have done on clue 1, up to row 97 of 129. I had hoped to have it finished by now. Tomorrow I go up home again to take Nanny to a doctor's appointment. Maybe I'll get to work on it tomorrow night. The rest of the week during the day looks to be fairly open so maybe, just maybe this will be a high yield week. Here's hoping.

I don't know, I think I may possibly be a helpless romantic. Not romantic in the sense of candlelight and roses. More in the sense of weather, movies, musicals, books, history...etc., etc. I love a what I call "Wuthering Heights" weather days, all cloudy and gray with a slight wind. Les Miserable, both novel and movie (with Liam Neeson) and Out of Africa just to name a couple. Another of my all-time favorite movies is Hamlet with Mel Gibson. I can watch it over and over and over again. I used to have it in VHS form (yeah, I'm THAT old). But lost it somewhere in our last move. This week I received the DVD as a gift from my daughter, Sara. I love it

She and Matthew brought me another gift from their honeymoon. I love and collect chickens/roosters so they brought me this gorgeous pitcher. The sexy lady behind is Nanny when she was around 20.

When Aaron and Tabitha married they went to New Orleans for their honeymoon. Aaron called and asked what I wanted them to bring back for me. I told him I wanted something I would have forever, you know, not something I would use up like coffee or beignet mix. They brought me back four things. 1) A French cookbook, 2) A "Peggy's Kitchen" magnet, 3) A tote bag with the French Quarter Cafe pictures, and the most important thing, and something I will definitely always have, 4) My Precious Emma Belle. :) Tabby conceived Emma Belle on their honeymoon. Thus the "Belle" since they were in the deep south. Sara and Matthew haven't matched that last gift yet, but given time I'm sure they will.

Emma Belle lives in a different time zone than I do so 6:30 am to her is 7:30 am which is the time she wakes up at my house now that she has started school. Saturday morning I woke up to a little voice whispering, "Gammy......Gammy.....what are you going to be for Halloween? What is Gampy going to be." So, so sweet. I love this age.

Finally I'll leave you with a picture of my little "Elphaba." This was taken when we went to Chicago to see the musical Wicked. If you have the chance, go see it. The touring group is going to be in Cincinnati in January for several weeks. We are planning on making the 3.5-4 hour drive to see it again. You can find some videos of it on You Tube. It is unbelievable!!!!

11 comments:

Arianwen said...

your shawl is looking great. That is lovely about how Emmabelle got her name. My grandmother was the most important person in my life and I have a feeling that you must have that role in Emma belles.

Brigitte said...

Hi Peggy,
your Mystic Waters Shawl looks great.
I just wondered that you are a grandmother already. You look so young on that photo in your blog.
Greetings
Brigitte

June said...

Mystic has definitely hooked me, I am swatching now, I love how yours is coming out! Looky Miss Emma Belle, she is such a "wicked" looking witch! lol

Roseann said...

Emma Belle is so precious, what a joy she must be! I bought more lace yarn and now I realize I bought it because I have been admiring all of your lace projects. I just love watching your progress!

Valerie said...

I didn't look I swear! -=giggle=- I can't wait to see it though! Your shawl is looking beautiful! I really want to see "Wicked" I read the book and thought it was great. I'm addicted to musicals too so it all sort of fits together. =)

P.S. I prefer VHS to DVD! =)

Peggy said...

The lace is wonderful, black lace is so alluring...
It's funny you mention all those stories because they are all among my favorites too. I like good romance.

And Miss Emma Belle... such a sweetheart. So, what are you going to be for Halloween?

Opal said...

Your lace is beautiful! There's just something about black lace that's so romantic. :) And your pitcher is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love ' romantic ' days as well, I will be going to Haworth tomorrow, I will give your love to Heathcliffe if I happen to see him wandering over the moors .

Traci said...

What a nice post. I love the family history! Happy knitting.

Tabitha said...

I love the black shawl, very pretty! I don't collect roosters, but if I did, I'd sure want that pitcher. I'd have to agree it doesn't compare to an Emma Belle, but it sure is nice :)

Sonya said...

I love Mel Gibson's Hamlet too.