Sunday, October 31, 2010

10-31-2010 Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat!!!

Eye update:

Saturday, October 30, 2010

10-30-2010 Sunshine

Soakin' up the rays...

Eye update:

Friday, October 29, 2010

10-29-2010 Double Moss Stitch

Made this dog sweater
using the Double Moss Stitch...
and mailed it on its way
with several others
to Chicago...

Eye update:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

10-28-2010 Love my Steamer!

Company's coming...
so I vacuumed the carpets
and steam cleaned the hard floors today...
and may I just say,
I love my steam cleaner!!!


My cat had cantelope for dinner 2 nights ago...
she had broccoli and cabbage and shrimp last night
and finished my pizza for dinner tonight...
she's weird like that!

Eye update:

10-27-2010 In The Round

After knitting these dialysis sleeves
in the round
I decided to try designing my own pattern
for a dog sweater for Starla
by modifying the sleeve pattern:
My very first sweater for her
(see 10-24-2010 post)
was from a pattern on the internet
and involved two rectangles (top and bottom)
sewn together resulting in two seams along her belly.
I thought if I could figure out how to knit the sweater
in the round, it would eliminate those seams
and make the sweater more comfy for her.

Eliminating the seams on the belly side
meant I needed to find another way
to make holes for the legs
so I taught myself how to make knitted buttonholes...
I made vertical buttonholes in the pink sweater
and horizontal buttons in the purple sweater.
I'll have to ask Starla's mommy and daddy
which buttonhole orientation fits & works better for her.

Eye update:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10-26-2010 Band-aid removed

Today I went back to my eye doctor
for my one week post-op check
and he removed the
contact lens 'band-aid'
and said my eye is healing nicely.  :*)

Eye update:

Monday, October 25, 2010

10-25-2010 Café Fresh

Today a friend and I had lunch together
at Café Fresh.  :*)

Eye update:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

10-24-2010 First Knitted Doggie Sweater

Yesterday I finished knitting my very first dog sweater...
today I got to see if it fits!

Starla, you look lovely
in your new sweater!
You'll be the envy of every other Teacup Yorkie in Chicago!

Eye update:


Saturday, October 23, 2010

10-23-2010 Bill Miller Concert

Last Night DH & I went to see
Bill Miller
(3 time Grammy winner
for Native American Music...
see: http://www.billmillerarts.com/composer )
in concert at Galvin...
although it was advertised
as a Native American Flute concert
it turned out to be a
guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, violin
rock 'n roll & country concert...
a good show
but not what we were expecting.

Eye update today:



Friday, October 22, 2010

10-22-2010 Oooops!

This is what happened to my morning oatmeal
while I was otherwise preoccupied!
Must be the meds!

Eye update...
how my eye looks today:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

10-21-2010 Happy Birthday DD!

Happy Birthday dear daughter!
Looking forward to celebrating
with you and your DH
Halloween weekend!

10-21-2010 Post Op

3 p.m. Yesterday ^           3 p.m. today ^
                                    Post Op

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

10-20-2010 Halloween Pirate

I may have to be a Pirate for Halloween this year
as I have having eyeball surgery today
to remove this pterygium from my cornea
and I'll be wearing an eyepatch for awhile
to protect the placental graft.

10-19-2010 Chef M's Oktoberfest!

Today DH & I attended
Chef Monika's
"Oktoberfest" class!
Sehr gut!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

10-18-2010 One down... One to Go...

I finished knitting my first slipper sock on dpn's
and it fits my DH perfectly! YAY!
One down... one to go.
I think I prefer knitting both at the same time on 2 circular needles
so when I'm done with the first one...
I'm also done with the second one!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

10-17-2010 New Digs!

DH & I drove to Chicago today
to visit our son
and see his new house
and take up some furniture
in the truck.
Congrats!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

10-16-2010 Tailgating in Style!

Check out this Iowa Hawkeye party bus
with a limo painted on the side!
Tailgating in style for the Iowa vs. Michigan game today!
Go Hawkeyes!

10-15-2010 Spading

DH spent the day spading over the garden
and getting it ready for next spring's planting.

10-14-2010 Going to the Other Side

This is my 'Golden Gate Bridge'

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

10-13-2010 Holding Our Breath...

video
... with the rest of the world
as the 33 Chilean miners are rescued...
resurrected to new life!

10-12-2010 Squash!

DH & I attended
Chef Monika's cooking class...
tonight's theme/menu:
SQUASH!

Monday, October 11, 2010

10-11-2010 Adiós

Today I said "Adiós"
to the flower pots on my back deck...
DH & I pulled out the flowers,
put them in lawn waste bags,
dumped the potting soil into the garden,
wiped all the spider egg sacs off the pots,
pruned bushes,
and cut the perennials back to the ground
in preparation for winter.

10-10-2010 Prayer Shawl

I'm making this prayer shawl
for a friend.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

10-9-2010 Weed at Sunrise

On this morning's jog
I noticed the Sunshine
lighting up
the top of this weed
as the sun rose up
over the horizon.
Pretty!
The QC set a new
heat record
for October 9th:
89*F.

Friday, October 8, 2010

10-8-2010 Surprise!

Dad is on a road trip to visit his brother in Atlanta 
and stopped by our house unexpectedly
(only a few hours notice!)
to spend the night last night.
We watched
the Nebraska vs. Kansas State football game on tv.

10-7-2010 Road Trip to Button Town


DH & I went on a road trip
to a small Mississippi River town
that was known for making shell buttons years ago...


While we were there,
I checked out the yarn shoppe in town...

and then we enjoyed lunch at Elly's café...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

10-6-2010 Purple!

Those of you who know me
know that purple is my favorite color!
While mowing the yard
I stopped to enjoy these beauties
on one of my bushes!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

10-5-2010 Knit One, Pray Too

Today I attended a "Knit One, Pray Too" retreat...
one of my favorite things to do!

10-4-2010 Chilly for Chili

Outdoor temps are dropping...
making me chilly for chili...
I tried making a new chili recipe tonight...
it was SUPER delicious!!!
MMmmmmm.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

10-3-2010 A Visit From the Stork

The stork
brought a new baby girl
to our neighbors!

10-2-2010 Symphony hosts Gustavo Romero

Tonight, DH & I attended
the opening performance of the QC Symphony's 96th season
featured guest: Gustavo Romero,
acclaimed international concert pianist
who performed Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1
amazingly!