Happy Milestone Birthday Mary

Wishing the happiest birthdays, with much love, to a wonderful sister who is always there for all of us. I compiled a few collages to help celebrate the day. Thanking you for all you do to make life nice. I’m so glad you can be with David today.

Sending birthday greeting across the miles to you.

With our mother
With Mark
With Mark Matthew and Laura
Fun photos we’ve taken in Ohio NYC Alaska and the Sock Monkey Museum in Rockford,” Illinois
With David and Me
With great nieces and nephews
In between Sharon and me at Anna’s Graduation May 2022 our most recent pic

North East – More Than a Direction

There is a town in Pennsylvania called North East. Yes, that’s the name of the town, not just a direction. About 150 miles north of Pittsburgh, near Erie, it turns out it’s the northernmost town in PA.

My friend Roberta went to the North East Farmer’s Market and saw a vendor with yarn! There were chairs behind the display table and knitters sitting and knitting. She told them about her friend the knitter (me) and that I’d even been on a knitting cruise to Norway with Arne and Carlos . (If you’re unfamiliar with this creative duo who live in a Norway, you can click their name to learn about their creative designs.)

Sunday night Roberta came over to my front porch to celebrate my birthday. We shared Taiwanese takeout she had brought with her, Blackberries on vanilla ice cream and pizzelles were dessert.

Then I opened a surprise birthday gift she brought. It’s so cool she chose such lovely yarn for me and although she’s not a knitter, she knows I have a passion for it.

Yes, she knew I’d love the yarn from the Three Tulips Yarn Company …dream up magical colorways in tiny, individual batches so that your project will be truly unique. We love yarn and believe that each stitch should be a joy to create.”

You can meet the team at Three Tulips Yarn Company here

Here is what she gave me

Colorful and feels so squishy and a teacup on the birthday card!

Hand-dyed Micro Batch Yarn by Three Tulips Yarn Company I think to make a Hat on the left /Socks on the right.

Happy Seventeenth Birthday

Grandson Michael is 17 years old today! Proud to be born in Tampa, Florida. Have a wonderful new year. Happy Birthday. Love, FFRuthie

Michael born under a rainbow.
Driving the boat in Smith Mountain Lake now rows for Olentangy Rowing.
He drives a regular car now
Michael is on the swim team
Recent photo July 2022 at COSI

The Happiest of Birthdays

We’re celebrating my daughter Laura’s birthday today. It’s been an entire happy week of excitement as August first was the arrival of grandson Roy Samuel (weighing in at exactly six pounds) I’ve been fortunate to be here with the family this week.

Happy Birthday, Laura. ❤️ love, Ma

Taking a walk with baby Roy and big brother Charlie

An End of the Day Birthday Song

Look who gave me the gift of a birthday song video.

Sam Barsky and his Artistic Sweaters came to Yarns by Design in Oakmont PA in 2019 summer and I blogged it. Click on his link to see the list of sweaters he’s knit. Here are a few of his artistic designs.

An April 2018 New York Times Article by Laura M Holson It’s Sweater Weather Forever states:

Samuel Barsky has gained a measure of fame online for posting photographs of himself in front of famous landmarks with his handmade sweaters.”



Thanks Sam. What a great surprise.

Click link to watch 14 second video

Sam Barsky gave me the gift of a birthday song while wearing a birthday cake sweater. Click to see his video we have a mutual friend. A prolific knitter, Naomi, whom I “met” on McWalker Yarns Knitting Zoom .

T-Shirts of his designs are available in his website.

By the way both stores will be hosting the Steel Valley Yarn Crawl July 29- August 7, 2022 click more information

Yarns by Design Oakmont PA summer 2019