Tuesday, August 15, 2017

8-15-2017 Belated

Received this awesome new project bag
made by one of my knitting friends
in my fave color...purple
as a belated Bday gift!
I love the see thru bottom!
Thanks sooooo much, Kathleen!

Monday, August 14, 2017

8-14-2017 Hours of Free Entertainment

The rocks in our front yard landscaping
provide hours of entertainment
for the GDs
as they make various rock collections.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

8-13-2017 Seeing Pink

Oma, you and Papa have pink tires!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

8-12-2017 Oh Dear!

Mommy, the bag broke!

Friday, August 11, 2017

8-11-2017 Fuzzy Was He

After some homemade soup for lunch,
it's time to go play with the wooly worms
on the sunflowers in the garden!
The brown one has been named "Fuzzy."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8-9-2017 FOs

hot off the needles!
I still need to block it this afternoon.

1898 hat 
ready for its final fitting!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8-8-2017 Bookshelf

DH's current project...
a bookshelf for all the GD's books!
Plans to add a finish after he's done sanding.

It has removable keys at the end of each shelf
to make it easy to take apart.

Monday, August 7, 2017

8-7-2017 I'm Ready! Are you?

I'm ready for viewing the solar eclipse
on August 21st.
Are you?
You can purchase these glasses at
Lowes and Walmart for less than $2.
Praying for a cloudless sky that day!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

8-6-2017 Village of Schaumburg Town Square

What a beautiful place to sit and sip our morning coffee today!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

8-5-2017 Stitches Midwest

Went to yarn con with DH today!!!
Look at all the eye candy!
Came home with yarn for 4 projects.  

Friday, August 4, 2017

8-4-2017 Proud Owner

...of a new toilet and shower! Woo-hoo!
Now comes the fun part...
installing them!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

8-1-2017 Knitting Retreat

My knitting friends and I had a knitting retreat at the lake.
Thanks, Konnie, for inviting us to your cabin at the lake!

Monday, July 31, 2017

7-31-2017 Is It Morbid?

Is it morbid
that I just love my black petunias
by my front door?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

7-29-2017 The BIX

This bagpiper played for over an hour as the runners came by!

waiting for the BIX runners...

...here come the runners!

Hanging with friends Konnie, Joy and Miles.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

7-27-2017 Spider Power

Borrowing these sweet pix of my grandsons
from my D-I-L's blog...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

7-26-2017 Kindergarten

Hard to believe that our first grandchild
starts kindergarten in a few weeks!
Her daddy has been taking her over to the school
she will attend
and letting her play on the playground.
Her favorite thing, of course, is climbing!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

7-25-2017 Morning Walk

Saw these on my morning walk today...
have no idea what tree this is!
Will have to do some google image searches!

After 6" of rain,
good luck getting out to the dock!

Monday, July 24, 2017

7-24-2017 Diana Hat

Knit up this little "Diana" hat
for one of my GDs
to match her new winter coat
which is a bright salmon pink with an aqua zipper and cuffs.
I hope it fits her!

I'm also starting her an 1898 hat
with the same yarns.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

7-23-2017 Celtic Myths

I finished knitting
the "Celtic Myths" shawl last night!
The cable at the bottom
is like a zentangle in fabric
and just the cable took 34 hours to complete.
Today I will wash and wet-block it.

Tomorrow, after it dries from washing and wet-blocking,
I will steam block it.
It turned out sooooooo pretty!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

7-22-2017 Creeks Out of Their Banks

Another hot day in the Quad Cities!