Thursday, April 30, 2015

4-30-2015 Knitting Retreat

Today is the first day
of a four day knitting retreat
that I am attending.
It is being held in the Convent Suites
(top floor of the convent building on the left)
in Dubuque, Iowa.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

4-29-2015 Jungle Gym Fever

GD monkey-ing around on her new Jungle Gym!
She  L  O  V  E  S  it!!!

4-28-2015 I Love A Man...

...who isn't afraid to read and follow directions!
He's one in a million!

Thanks DH, for the wonderful new Jungle Gym
for our little climbers!

Monday, April 27, 2015

4-27-2015 Remember?

Remember the socks
I started knitting for a KAL?
Well, I finished them this morning!
Love them! They fit perfectly.
I love how the pattern develops from the toe to the cuff...
from the toe to the ankle, small cables represent the flower stems,
from the ankle up the leg, the flower buds begin to open,
just below the cuff, the flower is in full bloom,
with their seed pod bobbles,
and at the top of the cuff
the picot edging is the seeds being cast to the wind.
If you click on the picture to enlarge it
you can see the progression better.
This was a fun KAL project!
I learned a new heel technique
as well as a picot bind-off.
Also finished a dishcloth last night...
(the blue and green one).
Have a purple and pink one underway now.
Once it is finished I will be good to go 
for the dishcloth exchange at my LYS.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

4-26-2015 A Walk In The Park

After church today
DH & I decided to go for a walk at the local park...
saw some BIG turkey tracks in the trail mud!

Also came across lots of wildflowers in bloom.  :*)

Saturday, April 25, 2015

4-25-2015 Birthday Party

Today Dear Daughter has a birthday gathering
for GD's 3rd birthday.
Here she is checking out her crafting supplies
from the Giant Art Jar we gave her.

Friday, April 24, 2015

4-24-2015 New Sweater

The owner of my LYS
doing her JCPenney's pose
to model her latest sweater.
One day I will work up the courage
to knit myself a sweater!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

4-23-2015 Doing The Splits

Saw this giraffe at the zoo doing the splits
to eat some grass...
looks sooooo uncomfortable!

It was such a beautiful day to be outside
we decided to go to the park as well...
blue skies... 15 mph winds... 46*F temps.
Ahhh, I love Spring!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

4-22-2015 Window Replacements

Remember the 2 double-paned windows
that had broken seals and things growing inside?
(See 4-7-2015 post.)
Well, the replacements finally arrived today
and they were FREE (to us)!!!
The company actually honored their 
lifetime warranty!
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Made some cupcakes
and wrapped up 3 little kitty babies
for GD for her 3rd birthday today.

 GD showing her babies
how to play on the tablet...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4-21-2015 Green Grass

Finally got some green grass
for my kitty to eat!

Monday, April 20, 2015

4-20-2015 Missing Library Book

More tulips...

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Spent today tearing apart the car
looking for a lost library book...
GD was reading it in her infant-seat
while we were driving home from the library
and by the time we got home
it was no where to be found!
(And no, she did not throw it out the window!)
After removing the infant-seats
and taking them apart
we decided to look under the actual car seats
thinking that maybe the book had slipped down
between/under the car seats
but no book was found.
We decided to spring clean the car
while we had it torn apart.

Guess we are buying a library book!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

4-19-2015 More Tulips

Sooooo sad this happened...
 Soooo GLAD it did NOT happen on MY watch!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

4-18-2015 Tulip Time

Since the tulips by my front door (above)
are blooming THIS weekend,
DH & I decided to make the 3 hour drive (one way)
to Pella Iowa
to see if their tulips were in bloom
even though their Tulip Time Festival
is not scheduled until May 1st.

We were in luck...
they were in full bloom!!!

So beautiful...
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And Happy 10 month birthday to my precious GS!!!
(And thank you to my wonderful D-I-L for sending me pictures!!!)

Friday, April 17, 2015

4-17-2015 Spring Poncho Finished!

This morning 
I bound off my Spring Lacy Waves Poncho!
All that is left is to
weave in the loose ends
and block it!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

4-15-2015 Oma's Teddy

Today I finished sewing together
a teddy bear for myself!
It's purple, of course!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

4-14-2015 Perfect Night for...

...burning our fire pit!
No wind or breeze at all...
lots of scrap lumber
from our son's recent construction project!

Monday, April 13, 2015

4-13-2015 Sky Dog

While playing outdoors with the GDs
I happened to look up and see
this sky dog / mini rainbow
and pointed it out to the GDs
who then got so excited they started
hopping all over the deck
and yelling at the top of their lungs
"Rainbow! Rainbow!"

Sunday, April 12, 2015

4-12-2015 Chicago, Here We Come!

Today I got some Oma time
with my grandsons. :*)

Love my family sooooooo much!!!
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We started out today with blue skies,
then had white skies the rest of the day
while driving to and from my son's house,
so, today's color in my sky scarf was blue.
(See post on 4-8-2015)
Here is a sneak peak at how the scarf looks so far...