Friday, July 31, 2015

7-31-2015 Blue Moon

I could not get a pix of the blue moon here
so I am totally borrowing this one
off my family's FaceBook page!

And may I just say... whew!!! 
Today was a hot one!!!
(See the 100*F on my dash?)

GGN Ski Sweater progress:

Freckles the Pip progress:

Yarns for Octobers KAL...
Purple "Urchin"
and "Power Pink"

Thursday, July 30, 2015

7-30-2015 Showing Sis the Ropes

 GD#1 showing GD#2 how to tap and swipe on the tablet.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7-29-2015 BackPack

GD picked out a "rainbow" backpack...
hard to believe she starts pre-school in 4 weeks!

She doesn't look too sure about this whole backpack thing...
maybe if I call it her "Turbo" shell?!?!?


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

7-28-2015 Windows Washed

 Got all the windows on my house
washed on the outside today
when this big storm rolled in and let loose!

Monday, July 27, 2015

7-27-2015 Dot Dresses

 So glad my GD love the LuLaRoe Dot dresses I get her!
She will wear them for several days in a row
and even sleep in them!

Playing in the water
to keep cool at Oma's house.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

7-26-2015 River City Six

The River City 6
jazz band
played at worship services today...
lots of toe tappin' going on today
as we sang gospel hymns!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

7-24-2015 Arts & Crafts

Yesterday
DH & I went on a road trip
to Geneseo, IL to peruse their 3 "art galleries"
which turned out to be less art and more crafts.
I loved how colorful the outside (and inside) of this one was!


Thursday, July 23, 2015

7-23-2015 "Unleashed Mittens" KAL Done!

Chillin' in my summery LuLaRoe Watermelon skirt
and finishing up my "Unleashed Mittens" KAL!
Knitting is done, now all I need to do
is find some cute buttons!


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

7-22-2015 New KALs

Remember the posts from 7/15 - 7/16?
Just wanted to post my progress on those 2 KALs...

Here's my Pip "Freckles" so far...

and the hem of my GGN Norwegian Ski Sweater is underway...
wouldn't it be awesome if I could actually have this done
by winter and wear it?!?!?


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

7-21-2015 Deck Refinished

DD's deck...Before...

After...
Nice job!!!


Monday, July 20, 2015

7-20-2015 Hello Kitty Tattoos

Excited about Hello Kitty tattoos!!!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

7-19-2015 Curtains

Our guest room
will become the nap room for granddaughters
next week, and since it is sooooo bright in there,
especially during the afternoon,
we decided to put up some dark curtains today.
  
The dark curtains really help darken the room
in mid-day/naptime!

Now we just need to come up with a beachy headboard!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

7-18-2015 Mantra

 DH & I tried a new (to us) restaurant for lunch today.
Yum!

Friday, July 17, 2015

7-17-2015 Grandbabies at Play

 Sharing Cheerios with Elmo...

Cooling off in the pool...

Going for a bike ride...




Thursday, July 16, 2015

7-16-2015 Pip's New Digs

Starting a new doll...
this Pip is named "Freckles"
and is a Chicago Bears fan
so he's getting some navy and orange clothes.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

7-15-2015 GGN Gauge Hat

 In preparation
for knitting this sweater
in next month's KAL...

...it was recommended that
we knit a "Gauge Hat"
so we would know what our
Fair Isle knitting gauge is
using the yarn and needles
we intend to use for the sweater.
I finished up my GGN Gauge Hat last night.
I'll measure the gauge fresh off the needles,
then wash and block the hat
and measure the gauge again
so that I know what washing will do
to the fabric.



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

7-14-2015 Eeeewwww!!!

There is fungus among us!!!
Saw this creepy blob outside
while helping DH run some boards through the planer...


After the scary storm...


Monday, July 13, 2015

7-13-2015 Happy 3rd Birthday Grandson!

Oma and Opa love you sooooo much!
Looks like you had fun on your 3rd birthday.  :*)
(Thanks for the pictures, dear D-I-L!!!)




Sunday, July 12, 2015

7-12-2015 Foggy Morning

It was a foggy morning
so DH & I took our morning walk
along the Mississippi River today...
so beautiful.
(As always, you can left click
on the photos to enlarge them.)

Lone duck...

Parked barge...

Preening Pelicans...

I-74 Bridge...

Weeds...
(my new desktop picture)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

7-11-2015 Yarn Tasting

 My LYS (Local Yarn Shop)
hosted another "Yarn Tasting" party, 
which allows customers to sample new yarns
from the manufacturers
and let the LYS owner know which ones
we like and would buy if she were to order them
and add them to her inventory...
a win-win for both of us!
I won this skein of blue chunky yarn...
the first door prize of the evening!

I wore my favorite LuLaRoe Azure skirt to the party...
love the polka dots!!!
I love this line of clothing!!!
So glad my daughter introduced me to it.
:*)