Tuesday, September 30, 2014

9-30-2014 Patch

This little pumpkin head is named "Patch".
(inspired by Tim Burton movies)
I finished her this morning
by adding the family smirk.
Just a little somethin' somethin' 
with which the granddaughters can play.

Monday, September 29, 2014

9-29-2014 Leaves

Helping daddy and mommy rake leaves!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

9-28-2014 Wired

In Chicago this weekend...
helping son with electrical wiring
in the basement walls he's building.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

9-27-2014 Linen Stitch

Look what came in today's mail!!!
I love the look of this "Linen Stitch" scarf...
can't wait to get it onto the needles...
so much yarn,
so little time!

Friday, September 26, 2014

9-26-2014 Glitter Party

The girls got together
at the LYS
and had a glitter party tonight!
(L>R:Petal Cornglimmer, Fiona, Bindweed Saturnfly)
We heard rumors that
there are 2 more coming to join them soon!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

9-25-2014 Morning Mist

"Come, let us return to the Lord,
for your love of God
is like the morning mist, 
like the early dew
that disappears."
Hosea 6:1,4

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

9-24-2014 Help!

I'm stuck in this pumpkin
and I can't get out!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

9-22-2014 The NOOK

On our way to Chicago yesterday,
in addition to stopping at the wood store for him,
DH & I stopped at a new (to me)
yarn shop in Lisle, IL
called The NOOK.
What a fun place on a quaint Main Street!

You can check out photos of the inside of the shop
in the link provided above.

I'd been looking for a hot pink yarn
to make a hat for my Granddaughter
to go with her hot pink coat this winter
and found this yummy hand painted sock yarn...

My husband also picked out this yarn for himself 
for some felted slippers for this winter...
(Iowa winters are COLD!!!)

And most exciting of all...
I am working on a sweater for my grandson for Christmas
and am running out of the yarn
(it came in a kit)
and The NOOK had more skeins of that same yarn!!!
Yay!!!! So, I snagged a few of those as well.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

9-21-2014 Baptism

 DH & I were blessed
to attend the baptism
our our second grandson today!
Love you baby!!!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

9-20-2014 Working Puzzles

I made this swatch
to replicate a mistake 
that a friend made while knitting her 
raglan sleeves on her sweater
to try and work the puzzle of how to fix it
without having to unknit several inches
of the sweater 
back down 
to the point of the mistake...
The pattern calls for: YO, k2, YO.
She did: YO, k1, YO, k1, instead.
I've unraveled and re-knit the K2 column...
now to work on the YO's!

Friday, September 19, 2014

9-19-2014 Double Trouble for Apple Pie

...at the grocery store...
getting ingredients to make our apple pie!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

9-18-2014 Slip Slidin' Away

Doesn't this look like a lot of fun?!?!?
Granddaughter always head to the highest slide
and then goes down head first!
Makes me wish I was 2 years old and fearless.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

9-17-2014 Stone's Apple Orchard

having a conversation 
with a chicken and bunny..

GD feeding the goats, sheep and llama...

Checking out the corn stalks...
We also bought a pumpkin
and a bag of apples!
I'm thinking there is an apple pie in our future!
I LOVE autumn!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

9-16-2014 Seeking A Heart Like His

This morning I signed up to attend
this Bible Study with a friend at her church.
Should be fun!

Monday, September 15, 2014

9-15-2014 Giraffe

 Inspired by this picture (by memere)
of my Granddaughter 
feeding the giraffes at the zoo...
I'm starting a giraffe soft toy.
She looks so tiny next to those big animals!!!
And I'm glad to see her wearing
the new Wallaby sweater that I knit for her!
I hope it will fit her all winter as she grows!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

9-14-2014 Bindweed Saturnfly Finished!

My fairy's name is Bindweed Saturnfly. 

Some people (farmers wanting cash crops, and gardeners wanting to impress others) think she is a trouble maker. She lives at the bottom of tangled gardens and in hedgerows. In reality, she gives hugs and support to those around her who are not the cash crops in cultivated fields, but rather are the disenfranchised, unwanted ‘weeds’ of life who have been left by the wayside…. those whom others overlook and pass by. Bindweed can only be seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky. She wears tangled multicoloured skirts made of petals and has pale pink wings like a cicada.
She finally has her tendrils, which she uses to ‘hug’ others, and her shimmery translucent veined pale pink cicada wings. I decided to leave off the eyebrows because I love her calm kind expression AS IS.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

9-13-2014 A Day Trip

DH & I went up to see Hyde's Mill in Ridgeway, WI...

and also did a bit of Christmas shopping in Galena...

Friday, September 12, 2014

9-12-2014 Learning New Stitches

To learn new stitches
I make small swatches
which can then be used as dish/spa cloths.
I love that this stitch makes a reversible fabric!
(CO a multiple of 4 + 2 more...
then (k2, k1tbl,p) across each and every row.

I used the leftovers to knit up
some little Owl Puffs.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9-11-2014 Remembering the Fallen - - - SPOT Woven

Remembering all the fallen
and praying comfort for their families.

Life goes on...
Finished up this swatch/cloth
for a KAL...
what a fun new stitch to learn!

9-10-2014 GBs

#1 wearing her new Wallaby sweater!

#2 ready for bed!

#3 swinging at the park...
#3 doing a plank!
#3 on the verge of crawling!
(Time to put up the baby gates!)

#4 sporting a superhero shirt!

9-9-2014 November Man

DH & I went to the movies today:
November Man

And ANOTHER "Super Moon!"

Monday, September 8, 2014

9-8-2014 Raglan Pullover

 It's all seamed up
and ready to wear
just in time for autumn and winter!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

9-7-2014 Chain Saw Lathe

DH & I saw this downtown 
at the Beaux Arts Fair Yesterday...

If there's a will... there's a way!
I have to give this guy an A+ for ingenuity and creativity
for de-barking and shaping a tree trunk!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

9-6-2014 Farmers Market

Today DH & I drove downtown to shop the Farmers Market
and saw some fun things...

Pumpkins with 'warts'...

 ...and clouds called "Mares Tails"
which are RARELY seen in these parts!
Though common in other areas (like Colorado, Montana, etc.)
it's the first time I've seen them here in Iowa
since moving here 8 years ago!
There's a weather saying...
"Mare's tails
bring storms and gales!"