Saturday, August 31, 2013

8-31-2013 Leather and Dirt

At the grocery store this morning
I saw this flavor description
for one of the wines.
Who doesn't want a wine 
that tastes like leather and dirt?!?!?!?
Any takers?
I think I will pass.

8-30-2013 Hot, hot, hot

Outdoor temps have 'cooled down'
to 100*F 
after a daytime high of 103*F.
This pix was taken at 4:13 pm
on my way to "Friday Night Sit & Knit."
I'm looking forward to the cooler days of autumn!

8-29-2013 Heat Wave



Every day this past week
has been 100*F+...
I guess we are due this
after having had such a mild/cool summer so far.
My GD stays cool in the pool.

My GS stays cool playing indoors
and helping pick up his toys afterwards.

8-28-2013 Wocket

 My GD loves to have this book read to her
so I thought I would create the characters
for her to find!

There's a WOCKET in my pocket! 

There's a ZAMP in the lamp!
etc.




Tuesday, August 27, 2013

8-27-2013 I've got my eyes on you!


I've got my eyes on you!
Here are a couple of eyes I painted on white felt
to be attached to the puppet I knit at the recent
'Yarn Tasting' event at my LYS.
I incorporated 6 different yarns into the puppet...
three on each side.
It's a fun and easy way to try out new yarn
and see how they knit up...
and have something fun to play with when you're done!
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Practicing using a fork...

8-26-2013 Red Lantern

Today after church
DH & I decided to try out the new Chinese Restaurant
in our neighborhood.

The interior decorating was lovely!

The food was quite expensive (IMHO) for what we got.
(We spent over $50!!!)
We probably won't be going back again.




8-25-2013 Smiles

...that melt my heart!...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

8-24-2013 Patio ~ Day 5 ~ Finished!

Today José put on the finishing touch...
epoxy/sand
onto the surface of the patio...
and then he used a vibrating machine to help it fall down
into the cracks between the stones
and do any final leveling and smoothing...
after which he hosed it down with water
so the epoxy will set up like concrete.
I am sooooooooo pleased with the final result!!!
Our patio is done
and my labyrinth/sacred space is born!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

8-22-2013 Fairy (& Patio ~ Day 4)

I started my first knitted fairy today.
I've only knit about 2 inches of her
and I'm already in love with her!
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(...and Patio ~ Day 4)
~Finished the edges~





Wednesday, August 21, 2013

8-21-2013 Patio ~ Day 3

And so it begins...
my labyrinth is born!

Ran out of bricks...
to be continued...


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

8-20-2013 Koala (& Patio - Day 2)

I made this little Koala this morning for Annie.

I also wound my skein of OPAL sock yarn
into 2 equally weighted balls
so they are ready to go 
for the September sock KAL at my LYS.
And check out my fancy-schmancy 'yarn bowl'...
a Huggies Diaper Wipes container!  :*)



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Day 2 ~ Patio
(seating bench is built)



8-19-2013 Patio - Day 1

We are having 
a patio
built into our yarn
at the bottom of our deck steps.

The company we hired this spring to do the work
showed up today!
Yippee!

First they dug up the sod.

Then they dug the foundation for the seating/bench
and placed a gravel foundation.

And here is what it looks like after Day 1.





Sunday, August 18, 2013

8-18-2013 A Walk in the Park

Today DH & I drove to Chicago
to see our grandson
and visit with our son and daughter-in-law.
We had a picnic lunch in the park near their home.
Thanks so much for lunch and a (brief but) wonderful visit!

8-17-2013 Yarn Tasting

I attended my first ever "Yarn Tasting."
It featured yarns by KFI.
I'm making a hand puppet
with all my mini-balls of yarn samples.
Many thanks to the LYS
for a fun evening
with lots of 'yummy' yarns to sample!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

8-16-2013 A Day at the Park

I love my grandson's smile!!!
And I love my D-I-L
for being such a great mama!


8-15-2013 Earning Her Keep

...dusting the window sills...

Thursday, August 15, 2013

8-14-2013 Seeing the World...

...with new eyes...
Queen Ann's Lace (weeds)
become a mystery to explore...


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8-13-2013 Red 2

DH & I 
went to see "RED 2" today.
Delightful.
The old timers can still kick it!

8-12-2013 What is it?

I've never seen one of these before...
what is it?
A cricket?
A Katydid?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

8-11-2013 Exchange

This month's KAL at my LYS
is a dish/washcloth exchange...
knit-or-crochet 3 dish/washcloths
and bring them into the LYS...
and on Aug. 31 they have an exchange...
and everyone who participates is entered
into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate!
I needed something to do on yesterday's bus ride
so I started my dishcloths and finished them up today.
I still have to block them.

8-10-2013 Stitches Midwest

Back Row: Nancy, ?, Laura, Barb
Middle row: myself, Brenda
Front row: Joy, Lesa

We and 43 other locals
boarded a bus and headed to Chicago today
to attend the Stitches Midwest convention...
a fiber and yarn gathering.
My sincere thanks to the owner of our local yarn store
for paying my way
as a 'thank you' for helping her at the store!
I had such a wonderful time!
I've never seen so much yarn in one place.





8-9-2013 So Grateful

We are sooooooooo grateful
for the rains we are receiving this summer
after last year's terrible drought!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

8-8-2013 Fire Hydrant

Checkin' it out
on a hot, muggy day!