I’ll LOVE You With All the Madness In My Soul!*

OH MY GOD! You guys are incredible. I’m LOVING all the LOVE SONGS! What fun I had this weekend. Seriously – some I haven’t thought of in a while – some I just adore – some I need to try out. So great. But without further ado, the winner of The Summer of HATE LOVE LACE contest is:


She chose Let’s Stay Together by Al Green as her favorite love song. Great pick Kristin! (I’m also quite partial to You Ought To Be With Me – a great one by Al Green if you’ve never heard it!) Congratulations Kristin! Send me your address and the Zephyr (plus some sheepy and flower cards) is in the mail!

I’d love to send a couple of other PhotoArtCard packages out too – first to Louise, who was the 1776th comment on my blog (she chose Blue Velvet as her lovesong)! It seems fitting that she should get a prize this Fourth of July weekend. Sheepy cards for you! And also for Anne, who chose Silhouettes On the Shade. (Click on the link to HEAR this great song!) Unbeknownst to Anne, that is one of my all time favorite songs. My daddy sang that to us when we were little – all the time! When I told my sister someone had put it on the blog, she said, well you have to send them something! My dad came to visit this weekend too and he got a good laugh out of it as well. Thanks Anne! Sheepy cards for you! (PS – Do you know your domain isn’t working? Hope you get it fixed soon!)

Thanks everyone for playing. I’m going to open the comments back up – so feel free to keep adding your love songs. I thought of a couple more I love: As by Stevie Wonder and Lovely Day by Bill Withers and Dancing in the Moonlight by Thin Lizzy. UGH! I could go on and on and on and on! I LOVE me a GOOD LOVE SONG!

The weekend was crazy – as expected. There was some of this:

The Carousel at Van Saun Park

And some of this:

Blankie/Pacie, Uncle Georgie’s shades and my Dora bikini!
Ah! This is the life!

And A LOT of this:

Chunkilicious Laughing it UP!

Today we had this:

And let me tell you, them leaving me is a HELL of a lot harder than my leaving them! I was so sad I may have shed a tear or two. Sure my house has been turned upside down! Sure I’ve got a ton of laundry to do! Sure I didn’t touch the knitting AT ALL since Thursday (I think I’ve been knitting in my sleep though!) But what’s better than little Charlotte walking around saying “Cara’s house! We’re at Cara’s house!” Or Max and Georgie swimming together and just hanging out. Or Baby Eli, so, so deliciously fat laughing and laughing and laughing! Nothing. There’s nothing better. My house is suddenly very, very quiet. I will be happy when G comes home tonight – I have missed him. Not much quiet time with three kids wreaking delightful havoc!

I’ve got to get a job out – so I have to dash. And I still need to get through two repeats and the border on the FBS. I’m dying to start my SockaPal2Za socks as well. Thank you again for all your comments and especially all the compliments on FBS. Can’t wait to show you a finished project!

Have a great back to real life day. I’m not sure I’m ready for it!
L, C

* Possibly my favorite Bruce lyric EVER. From Born to Run. Definitely a LOVE SONG!


  1. Wholly shit our little ones are cute aren’t they??? Chunkilious is right! I think Miss C is sneaking her little brother food when his Mom isn’t looking 🙂

  2. Oh your nephew definitely looks closely related to you. And Charlotte of course is ridiculously cute.

  3. Reality is a little tough today but the weekend memories are good;-)
    There is little better than a happy, laughing baby. Glad you all had a great time.

  4. As you know, my new nephew did not get his start as a lightweight, but he has a ways to go before he has chunkilicious cheeks like those! Your sister’s kids are just WAY TOO CUTE!!! I’d shed a tear at their leaving, too.

  5. Ohhhhhhh…thank you for putting that line, that song in my head! I’m having a DAY, see, and it’s ending with 4 and a half hours of a lecture class…talk about back to reality…
    A little Bruce therapy always lifts me up 🙂

  6. Absolutely the best Bruce lyric. No arguing with that…
    Though I get a certain nostalgic tug when I think about “the swamps of Jersey.”

  7. Born to Run – absolutely my fave Bruce song 🙂

  8. chunkilicious —- I wish someone would call me that!

  9. It looks like it was a great (and tiring) weekend with the niece and nephews. They are all so adorable–yeah, I can definitely see that family resemblance 🙂
    Can’t wait to see the FBS–it is absolutely lovely.
    Thanks for your info on hosting yesterday–we decided to go with the same one as you! 🙂

  10. Great pics! Thanks for spreading the love (songs) and the knitting love with your contest! Yay you!

  11. Thanks for the contest. I sent my address! I am so excited about the yarn and the cards. I appreciate it very much.