Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

10-30-2012 Seamus the Owl

Knit this little guy 
for Halloween.

10-29-2012 Last Harvest

This morning I harvested 
the last of the Swiss Chard in my veggie garden.
It is my favorite garden veggie
and I eat some every day during the summer.
Sure will miss it this winter!
Thank you Lord
for such a good crop this year!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

10-28-2012 Halloween Parade

Today DH & I attended 
our first Halloween parade downtown.
Saw this vendor with lots of colorful junk!

10-27-2012 ARGO

Today DH & I both had "off work"
so we went out to lunch
and a movie:

Friday, October 26, 2012

10-26-2012 Friday Nights

I love spending Friday nights
with my peeps at the 
"Sit & Knit" 
at our LYS!

 ...made a little Halloween bag
(the size of a miniature Snickers)
for my friend Molly.

...and finished this 
Christmas Stocking Ornament.
(See yesterday's post)

10-25-2012 Thinking Ahead...

I'm thinking ahead...
since I will be celebrating Christmas
over the Thanksgiving holiday this year...
I've only got 3-4 weeks 
to finish up several Christmas knits!
Thought I would knit a few of these
for the LYS.
Still have to put on the tree and snowflake
and then seam up the back.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

10-24-2012 Playing Footsie

My 6 month old gd had a quick play date
with her 7 month old boyfriend
this morning.

10-23-2012 For Fun...

Starting a fuzzy green teddy bear...

and made a little knitten 
for a little girl
with whom I eat breakfast
tomorrow morning...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

10-21-2012 S'mores

This evening
DH & I attended
a weenie roast in our church yard.

On the way there
we were trying to remember 
the last time we've eaten a hot dog...
I think it was at the 2009 Auto Show in Chicago
with our son Chad.
So, tonight we had a hot dog and S'mores for dinner!

We also celebrated
Jerry and Al's birthdays.
Today is our daughter's b-day too.
We were going to take her out to dinner tonight
but she had to work...
so we'll do it tomorrow.
Love you, baby! 

10-20-2012 PattyBear

Baby loves her "PattyBear!"
She chews on it non-stop...
must feel good on her teething gums.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

10-19-2012 Thumbless Mittens

...for baby...
for this coming winter

10-18-2012 Apples

 Visited Stone's Apple Orchard
with Baby J
and bought 1/2 peck of apples
which I then turned into three batches
of apple crisp!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

10-17-2012 Yellow Brick Road

I felt like I was following the 'Yellow Brick Road" to OZ
while on my morning walk today!!!

Ahhh... I love the colors of ahh-tum!!!
They are awesome!

10-16-2012 Outdoors

Baby's trying to make a break
for the great outdoors!!!

10-15-2012 I Want UP

Baby's gotta be on her feet... or else...

Sunday, October 14, 2012

10-14-2012 oops...

While in Chicago visiting our son and his family today,
DH helped our son fix the sofa/chair
he 'accidentally broke' yesterday
while standing on it to clean the window sill.
We all had a good laugh at his expense.  :*)
I also got to hold my precious grandson
for several hours!!!  
Thank you, son and d-i-l
for the gift of 'grandma tiime!'
(And, thank you dd for the use of your car for our trip!)
Love you all soooooo much!

10-13-2012 Three Months

Hard to believe 
my precious grandson
is three months old today!
He's starting to find his hands 
and chew on them.  :*)
I'm looking forward 
to holding and kissing him tomorrow!
Love you, baby!!!!!!!

10-12-2012 Home

DD and S-I-L bought a house this morning!
It's hard to imagine
that my children
are now homeowners and parents!
Where did the time go?!?!?

10-11-2012 Fingerless Gloves

...crocheted with yummy soft alpaca!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

10-10-2012 Breakfast Breads

This morning I'm baking breakfast breads:
pumpkin bread...
poppyseed bread...
rhubarb (from the garden) bread...
to take as a gift (and breakfast!)
on our upcoming trip to Chicago.

10-9-2012 Hot Hot Hot

 Today DH picked the last of the jalapeƱo peppers in the garden
and then pulled up the plants.

I cut them into slices and placed them in my Gevalia crock...

covered them with Michael Symon's pickle brine...

closed the lid and put them in the refrigerator...

I will let them soak for at least a week or two
before we start eating them.
Mmmm... some hot, hot, hot heat
for the upcoming cold, cold, cold Iowa winter!

10-8-2012 Joys

Ahh, the JOYS of home ownership!!!
We discovered a leaky outdoor faucet today
so DH took it apart...

made a quick trip to the hardware store...

and replaced all the black washers in the faucet fixture
with some of these colorful beauties!

Well done, DH! 
No more drips.
Now we are ready for winter!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

10-7-2012 QCSO

DH & I attended the season opener
of the QC Symphony Orchestra
last night!
It was amazing, as always:
1) Richard Wagner's Overture to Rienzi
2) Max Bruch's Concerto No. 1 in G Minor 
for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 26
featuring our new concertmaster: Naha Greenholtz
3) Antonin Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

10-6-2012 I am Blesssed

Every room in my house
is starting to accumulate
baby things...
I am blessed!!!!

Front entry...


Living Room...

 Dining Room...

Yes, I am blessed!!!!!

10-5-2012 Knitten

Knit another Knitten 
at "Sit & Knit" at my LYS tonight...
she will stay at the store
and be a shop denizen.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

10-4-2012 Sea Creatures

Sent a box of sea creatures to
a new baby boy in California today.

10-3-2012 Fan & Feather Variation

Finished knitting this scarf today.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

10-2-2012 Squash

 Tis the season for squash...