Monday, July 30, 2012

7-30-2012 Progress

One of the things I love about knitting
is seeing that I am making visible, tangible progress...
it gives me a sense of accomplishment!
Here are 3 different baby sweaters
that I have on the needles at the moment.
(See posts from 7/21/2012 and 7/23/2012.)

Friday, July 27, 2012

7-26-2012 A Very Special Gift

Last night friends at "Sit & Knit"
gifted me with two hand-knit washcloths!!!
What a very special gift!!!
Thank you sooooooo much, Molly and Kathleen!
You are so sweet!
Thank you for all the time, effort and expense you went to
in order to create these adorable washcloths
for this granny to take care of her new babies!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

7-25-2012 Crochtopus

Finished my octopus
(Or as I like to call it, Crochtopus!)
Now to find a seahorse pattern I like...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

7-24-2012 Severe Drought

Severe Drought
in our area of Iowa
keeps me watering my flowers daily.
My blue delphinium is rewarding me with blooms. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

7-23-2012 In the Blues

Starting a hooded cardi for my new grandson...

7-22-2012 Four Generations

Great Grandpa came to visit today 
and met his great granddaughter for the first time.

He even got to hold her!

We had salad for lunch.  :*)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

7-21-2012 In the Pink

"Knitting Pure & Simple
Easy Baby Cardigan"
(top-down with hood)...
for my dear granddaughter this fall/winter...
as soon as this one comes off the needles
I plan to start a blue one
for my dear grandson too!
Hope to have his done 
by the time they come visit in August!

7-20-2012 Shop Denizen

A little something I crocheted
at "Sit & Knit" tonight...
for the yarn store.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

7-14-2012 Meet & Greet

Today DH & I
got to meet and greet
our new grandson!

7-13-2012 Friday the 13th...

Welcome to our family
dear Grandson!
8 lbs. 15 oz.
20 1/2 "

We can hardly wait 
to meet your tomorrow!
So, as we wait,
we are eating dinner (ribs) at
Chuck's Southern Comfort BBQ
which had walls full of masks
and interesting suns...
this was the one above our table...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

7-12-2012 Eye in the Sky

The MetLife blimp
is in town this week
providing aerial coverage
of the John Deere Golf Classic.
It's not everyday I see blimps
flying overhead!


My favorite new pix
of my granddaughter (11 weeks)
and son-in-law!

7-10-2012 Diploma

My dear daughter
received her diploma in the mail today!!!
She also found out today that
she passed her board exams 
with flying colors.
Congrats, dd,
we are proud of you.

Monday, July 9, 2012

7-9-2012 Fire Breathing Dragon

Finished my first
fire breathing dragon today...
since it is the Chinese
Year of the Dragon!

7-8-2012 Still looking...

I'm still looking for black drinking straws
to insert into my sheep's legs...

7-7-2012 Amber's Shower

Today I attended Amber's baby shower.
I made her a denim teddy bear.  :*)

7-6-2012 Opa time

I love this pix!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

7-5-2012 EZ's BSJ

Started another BSJ today...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

7-1-2012 Hello Sunshine!

DH & I picked Swiss Chard, beets and green beans
from our veggie garden this morning...
and saw this beautiful blossom on the squash plants~

6-30-2012 Visited a New Neighbor

 This weekend, a new McDonald's opened in our neighborhood,
so DH & I went in to check it out!
 Very modular and modern looking...
the artwork incorporates photos from the area...
the I-74 bridge...
runners  (this is a HUGE running community!!!)...
and the Palmer Hills Golf Course.

6-29-2012 Minding the Store

...what fun!!!

Between customers,
I finished knitting the body for my lamb:
and when Lesa arrived
I purchased some merino yarn for a new BSJ: