Friday, September 30, 2016

9-30-2016 Front Porch Decorations

 The munchkins helped Oma and Papa
decorate the front porch for autumn.
We had fun at the local nursery
picking out the cornstalks and gourds.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

9-29-2016 First Mani/Pedi

Our 4 year old GD 
did her own nails for the first time...
I think she did a GREAT job!!!




Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9-28-2016 New Shoes

GD picked out these sparkly flip flops
all by herself.
We're still waiting for the Crocs to arrive in the mail.
She picked the pink ones.
It sure was fun going with you to your 
pre-kindergarten family open house last night!
We also ordered some new crocs...
she picked out the colors...
pink and leopard.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

9-27-2016 Peoria Fine Arts Fair

Beautiful stuff...
more 'fine arts' than 'crafts'.
It was 96*F outside
so we didn't linger.

Monday, September 26, 2016

9-26-2016 Irish Meadows



Alpaca Farm Open House...
loved seeing all the babies!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Saturday, September 24, 2016

9-24-2016 Demo Day

This QC Landmark
is coming down...
The Lodge.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Thursday, September 22, 2016

9-22-2016 Project Bag with a Pop of Color

Today I finished this project bag
using 2 Caron Cakes...
ran out of yarn before I got to the top of the bag
so added some ivory
and then a pop of color for the handle.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

9-21-2016 Generous Gift!


Thank you DD
for your generous gift!!!
I love it!
The quality is fantastic!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

9-20-2016 Polish Con Thank You

Made this zentangle
for my thank you note
to my DD
for letting me tag along
to Polish Con!

Monday, September 19, 2016

9-19-2016 Pretty in Pink



GDs LOVE pink...
so when I saw this hand dyed (with Kool-aid) yarn
at my LYS, I knew I had to get some
and make some new hats for this winter
for the GDs.
And check out this pretty bouquet
that my oldest GD picked for me!




Sunday, September 18, 2016

9-18-2016 Polish Con


Polish Con is to nail polish
as 
Stitches if to yarn.
My DD and I had a girls day out
as she invited me to go with her to Polish Con.

It was so much fun seeing all the new 'funky' nail polishes
that the independent makers had to offer.
I came home with a few show specials
only available at the convention!
The best part of the trip
was getting to spend time alone
with my 30-something daughter.
Someday, when she gets to have a girls' day
with her 30-something daughter
she will know how much I enjoyed the day!
Love you, dear daughter!


Friday, September 16, 2016

9-17-2016 New Attic Vents



Today while I am having a girl's day with my DD
at a nail polish convention,
roofers will be replacing all twelve of the attic vents
across our roof at home...
to alleviate the problem I posted earlier...
remember this?




9-16-2016 Orange Giants

GD checking out the smallest 
of 3 orange giants we found
in the pumpkin patch!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

9-15-2016 On This Morning's Walk



And an eclipse of the harvest moon later tonight and tomorrow night!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

9-14-2016 Peacock Shawl

The beginnings of my "peacock" shawl.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

9-13-2016 Sunset


And the flowers that the girls planted this spring
are still going strong!

Monday, September 12, 2016

9-12-2016 Time for Chili


Time for chili and football!!!!!
Unfortunately,
my local tv stations showed the Bears game
instead of the Packers game yesterday
(both at noon).
Boo.


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Saturday, September 10, 2016

9-10-2016 FOs

Here are some recent
FOs (Finished Objects)...

"Beam Me Up, Scotty" shawl
(click on picture to enlarge it)

 See the Star Trek communicators (and beads)?

Also, a few "Bridget's Cradles"
http://www.bridgetscradles.com

and another "Workday Scarf."
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/workday-scarf




Friday, September 9, 2016

9-9-2016 Java


My favorite new coffee shop
on a beautiful morning!
Mmmmm...