Tuesday, March 31, 2015

3-31-2015 Alton Brown Live

DH & I are in the audience
behind the sign being help up at center left.
The show was not what we expected
but we were pleasantly surprised!

Monday, March 30, 2015

3-30-2015 Hyacinth

Made a trip to the garden center...
had to add some Springtime fragrance
to my home!
The GDs helped me pick out this flower
while Papa looked at seeds for our
vegetable garden.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

3-29-2015 Little Bitty Bear

...is coming along nicely!
Soooooo   soft  !!!!!
And purple, my fave color!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

3-28-2015 Knife Show

DH & I attended a LARGE knife show this weekend.
Only one knife seemed to tempt him,
but we came home empty handed.

Friday, March 27, 2015

3-27-2015 Cabled Slouch Hat

 Tonight at "Sit & Knit"
at my LYS
I presented my friend with a cabled slouch hat
(they are all the rage right now!)
that I knit for her
for her 16th birthday this coming week.
I hope she likes it!
She also expressed interest in knitting a fairy
so I also gave her a copy of the "Knitted Fairies" book.
that I used to make my fairies.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

3-26-2015 Senior Recital Time

These past several weekends
DH & I have been attending
college senior recitals
of friends.
Today it was Sylvi's turn...


What amazingly talented 
young college kids we are blessed to know!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

3-25-2015 Project PT

Project "Potty Training" began today...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

3-24-2015 Happy Anniversary

DH & I
went out to dinner
for our 41st wedding anniversary today!
We shared this piece of New York style cheesecake
to celebrate the sweet occasion.
:*)
I love you, sweetie!

Monday, March 23, 2015

3-23-2015 ICY

Old Man Winter
sent us a lovely layer of ice last night.
Should be interesting 
driving to my Bible Class this morning!

Don't get me wrong...
I am  N O T  complaining...
especially when I see what my friend in Maine
is dealing with!!!
She got another 16" of snow this past weekend and
she now/still has 4 feet of snow on the ground!
I'd love to post a pix she sent me
of the snow in her yard
but I have not asked her permission
so you will have to take my word for it.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

3-22-2015 Augustana Choir

This afternoon
DH & I attended this concert
performed by the Augustana Choir...
selections from their upcoming European tour.
It was incredible!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

3-21-2015 Easter Bunny or Peter Rabbit?

I think I spotted the Easter Bunny (or Peter Rabbit?)
checking out my front sidewalk this morning!
Sorry the pix is blurry...
shooting through a window and screen.
I think DH will have to put on his Farmer McGregor pants
and put a fence up 
around our vegetable garden this spring!

Friday, March 20, 2015

3-20-2015 Sunrise

Wish the photo
did the true colors more justice!
Today's sunrise was breath-taking!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

3-19-2015 Playground

Took the GDs 
to the local school playground
yesterday
and told them 
how much fun they will have
when they are big girls
and get to go to school.
Kids still have recess these days, yes?!?!?

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

3-18-2015 Got Worms?

GD#1
helping Papa
spade over the garden
and hunt for worms!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3-17-2015 Happy St. Patrick's Day!



To help celebrate 
St. Patrick's Day
I decided to put on some green Jamberry nail wraps.
This (discontinued) pattern is called "Sea Glass."
Love them!

Monday, March 16, 2015

3-16-2015 Knitting Tattoo

I saw this knitting tattoo on the www recently...
and altho it REALLY appeals to the knitter in me
it won't be appearing on my arm any time soon!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

3-15-2015 St. Patrick's Day Parade

 Yesterday
DH & I joined
our daughter and granddaughters
at the festive St. Patrick's Day Parade downtown.
Both girls had the luck of the Irish was with them!
They both snagged some bead necklaces
thrown by the people on the floats!
 :-)

Saturday, March 14, 2015

3-14-2015 Last Remains


Went for a walk outdoors today
and the temps soared into the upper 30's and low 40's!
The last remains of winter cover the pond at the park
and soon these seeds will be dropping and sprouting...

Friday, March 13, 2015

3-13-2015 Boy Oh Boy!

Can't wait to see my grandsons again
in a few weeks!
I just love my daughter-in-law
for sending me all these cute pix of the boys!!!
OXOXOXO

Thursday, March 12, 2015

3-12-2015 A Fresh Coat of Paint

 Ahh, the joys of home ownership!
Today I decided it was time
for the water damage in my bathroom
to disappear under a fresh coat of paint...
These water stains were made 
by large melting piles of snow inside our attic space 
from the extreme snowfalls we have had
these past two winters.
(See 2-9-2015 post.)
The nine year old can containing the original wall paint
was un-usable (full of rust),
so I grabbed a bunch of paint chips at the local 
hardware store and found a perfect match among them!

DH went up in the attic last month 
and placed tarps big plastic tubs
below each of the attic vents
under which the snow had accumulated
so hopefully we will not have this problem again!
Thanks sweetie!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

3-11-2015 Black & Gold Jamberry Nail Wraps

 Check out these
Black & Gold Jamberry nail wraps
designed by my daughter...
perfect for Smith Cotton Tigers...
Mizzou Tigers...
Bettendorf Bulldogs...
Iowa Hawkeyes...

If anyone is interested,.
you can get them from my daughter



Tuesday, March 10, 2015

3-10-2015 New Knitting Projects

Last night I started knitting the
for a light summer wrap.

And today I started some toe-up socks,
two-at-a-time on two circular needles
with KnitPurlHunter.


Monday, March 9, 2015

3-9-2015 Decorating Shamrocks


Decorating and eating shamrock cookies
left my GD with green hands...


 ...nothing that playing in the water in the kitchen sink
for half an hour
couldn't fix!
She calls the crocheted dish scrubbies 'flowers'
and waters them to make them grow.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

3-8-2015 The ICE is Melting...

...and the ice fractals are still beautiful...

Saturday, March 7, 2015

3-7-2015 Retirement Party

 Attended a retirement dinner party for a friend from church
who is retiring from employment with John Deere 
after 30+ years!
We know the joys that lie ahead of him
and wish him and his wife all the best!

Friday, March 6, 2015

3-6-2015 Sweater Weather

It's still sweater weather indoors
(and parka weather outdoors!)
so decided to apply some
"Sweater Weather" 
today...
pretty cute, huh?!?!?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

3-5-2015 Finished my Green Bay Packers Socks!

...or, as my knitting friends
here in Iowa call them, 
my "John Deere Socks!"

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

3-4-2015 Eagerly Awaiting...

the Spring Equinox on March 20th...
Brrrrrrrr....

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

3-3-2015 ICE


Last night
Mother Nature
slathered us with a layer of ICE
leaving some 
beautiful patterns on the windows!


Monday, March 2, 2015

3-2-2015 Family Museum

Today I took GD#1 out to the Family Museum...
 Bought some apples at the grocery store...

Played with some trains...

Made some ice cream cones...

Sorted the laundry...

Washed the laundry...
  
Washed the kitty...

Shared some pizza with a stranger...

 Helped the boats go through the locks...

Also drove a firetruck and put out a house fire,
fed all the horses and sheep in the barn,
went down the slide,
ran over the bridges,
but Oma forgot to take pictures of that...