Sunday, July 31, 2016

7-31-2016 Heading to Alaska!!!

Getting ready for a 7 hour flight to Alaska...

First Class dinner...

Beautiful (and bumpy!) clouds...

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

7-29-2016 Floral Thank You

Received this pretty bouquet of flowers
as a thank you for hosting
our recent family reunion.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

7-28-2016 Cornhusker

a birthday gift for a knitting friend...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

7-27-2016 Outdoor Fun

After a morning of fun playing at the park,
the GDs came home and wanted to make a swing
for Pikachu so he could swing too,
so Papa took them into his woodworking shop
and together they picked out a board that would work
as a swing. Then Oma contributed some yarn
for the swing ropes
(and to tie Pikachu on).
They had soooooo much fun pushing Pikachu
and said, "Maybe the neighbors will give him a push
when they walk by too!"

Blondie is noticing the orange fungi at her feet...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

7-26-2016 Fungi

Weird fungi growing in our mulch...
the orange ones must emit an odor
because the bugs sure like them!

Monday, July 25, 2016

7-25-2016 Another Pikachu

Made another POKEMON Pikachu...
(used a different pattern than the one
posted on 7-19-2016)
this one is for the GDs to play with at my house.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

7-24-2016 Sermon Notes

Happy Birthday, Mom.
Miss you.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

7-23-2016 New Computer

DH spent the day
purchasing and setting up
our new computer today.
The old was was fried by a lightning strike
during the storms this past Wednesday.
DH, you are my hero!!!
Thanks so much!

Friday, July 22, 2016

7-22-2016 Bulbasaur 001.1 ~ 001.2 ~ 001.3

Trying to make the original 3 Pokemon monsters...
This one is eventually going to be Bulbasaur.
This first one (001.1) is done according to a pattern
but it is the wrong color (light sky blue),
sits/stands wrong,
and has the wrong color eyes
(they should be red).

The second one (version 001.2)
is still under construction (the bright aqua)
and I plan to place the legs differently
and give it red eyes.

The third one (version 001.3)
is still just a skein of yarn... 
but I think the LOVE yarn should be perfect!
Third time's a charm...right?!?!?!?
Wish me luck!

(Here are the original 3 Pokemon:
Squirtle, Bulbasaur, Charmander...)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

7-21-2016 Hot Hot Hot

Check out the temps in my neck of the woods...
(Quad Cities)
thanks to yesterday's storms.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7-20-2016 Storm Damage

Our neighbors lost a beautiful old growth tree 
during yesterday's storms.
We lost our computer from a lightning strike
and are watching to see if any of our other appliances
start acting up.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

7-19-2016 Pikachu Pokemon

I finished this Pokemon Pikachu today...
(every stitch with love)
it is headed to a home in Chicago.

And another swatch for my lace knitting class...
(Japanese Feather and Fan)
unblocked, right off the needles...

being wet-blocked...

dry after blocking...

Sunday, July 17, 2016

7-17-2016 Petting Zoo

petting rabbits...

chasing chickens...

feeding goats...

Saturday, July 16, 2016

7-16-2016 Georgia Peaches

A BIG boxful
gifted to us from my Bro and Sis-In-Law.
Thank you soooooo much!

Had fun playing games!

Friday, July 15, 2016

7-15-2016 Family Reunion

So nice to see my brothers and sister!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

7-14-2016 Getting Ready...

Getting ready for a family reunion at my house...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

7-13-2016 Knitting Lace Class

More samples from my online knitting lace class...
lots of mistakes...
but I am learning from them!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

7-12-2016 Sunflowers

GD #1 planted some sunflower seeds this spring 
in Papa's vegetable garden.
Today the first bloom opened!
She is so proud that her flowers
are taller than any of the other plants
in Papa's garden!

Monday, July 11, 2016

7-11-2016 HOMES and Nurse

Lace pattern "HOMES"
for my online "knitting lace' class...
and starting a little "nurse" doll
for a friend's birthday...

Sunday, July 10, 2016

7-10-2016 Birthday Gifts

...for my knitting friends...

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Friday, July 8, 2016

7-8-2016 A Few More UFOs

Baby Dory

Some comfort/IZZY dolls...

...the beaded "Jeweled Cowl"...
something simple I can work on 
when knitting with friends.

7-7-2016 The J Bar

DH and I decided to try lunch
at the new place in town
"The J Bar"
and loved the decor in the place...
spotted these Chihuly-Like glass sculptures
made by Murano (Dale Chihuli's teacher).

 The artwork was the best part of the experience...
altho the server was great,
the food was quite bland
and VERY pricey for what LITTLE you got...
we will not be returning
but it was fun to try once
because of the artwork.