Sunday, December 31, 2017

12-31-2017 Second Kep Finished

Washed, blocked, tassel attached,
ready to wear!
Need to take a better pix
when I have some natural light!
I may wear it to bed tonight.
It is supposed to be -16*F
with -35*F wind chills!
Also finished the baby blanket
for my next door neighbor.

BOTH my GD and GS 
lost a tooth today!

Saturday, December 30, 2017

12-30-2017 SOLD

Today we sold our youth bed
using the FaceBook Swap page...
sold the same day.
Next to go is the high chair.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

12-29-2017 Brrr...

Winter has finally arrived in the Quad Cities!
North of us, in Minnesota,
it is -41*F...
colder than the -16*F in Siberia!
I even had frost on the inside
of the house this morning!

12-28-2017 Un-Decorate

Time to take down the tree ornaments,
play with them for the next hour,
and box them up for next 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

11-27-2017 Refrigerator Art

Time to take down all the 'artwork' on my fridge
and start the new year with something new!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

12-26-2017 Second KEP

Finished knitting my second KEP today!
On this one, I experimented with shapes
that were more 'organic'
instead of the traditional
'geometric' shapes of Fair Isle.

Here is the first and second KEP side by side...
you can really see the difference 
that washing and blocking makes
to smooth and even out the stitches!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Sunday, December 24, 2017

12-24-2017 White Christmas After All...

Woke up this morning
to see the first measurable snowfall
this winter!
We are having a white Christmas after all.
Merry Christmas!

Playing with the snow...
(you can left click on the photos to enlarge)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

12-23-2017 Double Trouble

Love this pix of my grandsons
that my D-I-L posted on FB!
They are having fun in Mexico!

Friday, December 22, 2017

12-22-2017 The Last Jedi

DH and I went to see 
the latest Star Wars movie today.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

12-19-2017 Pop Socket

I just ordered a custom PopSocket
for my phone!
So excited!

Monday, December 18, 2017

12-18-2017 Bread

 More Artisan Bread with Steve
in a poor man's dutch oven...
wish you could smell this!

Sunday, December 17, 2017

12-17-2017 Dear Daughter

Look what my sweet daughter 
wrote about me
on her Instagram post...

Saturday, December 16, 2017

12-16-2017 Sleep Over

While their daddy 
celebrates his birthday with his guy friends,
the GDs got to have a sleep over with Oma.
Their favorite activity
was going for a walk around the neighborhood
after dark
to view the Christmas lights
in our neighborhood.

Friday, December 15, 2017

12-15-2017 "Holiday Programs"

Ahh... it's that time of year again!!!
Time for the 2 hour Christmas Holiday Programs!

Little Sister listening to the 6th grade band.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

12-14-2017 Christmas Bunting

Just a little bunting I had to try...
learned a new crochet technique!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12-13-2017 Christmas Decorations

At the library...

at the Family Museum...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12-12-2017 Looking Forward

Looking forward to spending some time here
after a long Iowa winter...

in Costa Rica!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

12-9-2017 KEP #2 Progress

The headband and headband-liner is finished!
Now on the the main portion of the hat...

Friday, December 8, 2017

12-8-2017 HedgeHog

(Remember, you can click on the photos to enlarge them!)
 GD checking out a Hedgehog
at the local garden center!