Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2-28-2017 Entertainment "Cannibal, the Musical"

This movie came up for discussion
during last week's church choir rehearsal.
Half way thru the movie
it became obvious why.
DH & I had never heard of this movie before
so we checked it out from the library 
and watched it.
How have we never heard of this one before?!?!?
It was HILARIOUS, in a WEIRD kind of way...
another on of those 'cult classics!'

DH & I also attended the play
"The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged"
and two Quad City Symphony Orchestra concerts
as well as an amazing concert by the
Vadim Ensemble

Monday, February 27, 2017

2-27-2017 Starting a Shawl for my BFF

 Using a green color way named "Shenanigans"
and a pattern named "Celtic Myths"

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

2-25-2017 Not Enough to Shovel ~ and ~ Cooper the Troll

...but it still counts...
(our last snowfall was around December 13 or 14!)

Gas recently got and viewed the new TROLLS movie
and as usual, the main character is NOT the favorite,
but one of the side-kicks, named Cooper.
Sweet GD asked me if I could make her a Cooper
with my yarn
and then make some clothes that she can
take off and put on.
So, I'm getting started and moving ahead slowly
writing down the pattern as I go
to make available for free on Ravelry.

Friday, February 24, 2017

2-24-2017 New Shoes

My old ones are 6 years old
and falling apart!
So, went to Rogan's and got these half price!
They're not purple, but they'll do.
Thanks hubby!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

2-23-2017 Transported to the Middle East

( http://www.eliyahusills.com )
and his Qadim Ensemble
transported the concert going audience
which included myself and my DH
to the Middle East
in tonight's concert at St. Ambrose University,
spreading prayers and love and peace
in their music.
You too can hear some of their beautiful music here.

Israeli Jew on the drums/Darbukka/Riq/Bendir...
Palestinian Christian on the Oud/similar to the lute...
Turkish Muslim on the flutes/Ney...
Iranian Muslim on the Santoor/dulcimer.

2-23-2017 Hoping for some Rain!!!

Hoping these skies bring us some rain today! 

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

2-22-2017 A Record Shattering Week


Even the tulips are confused and coming up...


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2-21-2017 Carrot

While cutting up some carrots for snacks,
the GDs and I had a good laugh
when we saw this one!
"Oma, look! This one has legs!"

Monday, February 20, 2017

2-20-2017 Backbone State Park

This past weekend, 
DH & I went hiking at Backbone State Park in Iowa.
Would love to go back and rent a cabin sometime!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

2-19-2017 Exalted Ruler

While pulling into a parking lot to check our GPS
to find Backbone State Park
we saw this sign 
"Exalted Ruler"
and it made us chuckle.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

2-18-2017 Happy Birthday

To my DH!!!
Got sweet birthday wishes from both 
Thank you!!!

Friday, February 17, 2017

2-17-2017 GD Troll

The GDs recently got and watched the new TROLLS movie
so today we played 'TROLLS' at the park...
Then we came home and made some TROLL 'hug bracelets'
and cut out an assortment of TROLL hairdos
and put them on top the the GD's face
so she could see what she looked like as a TROLL.
She's decided that she loves the TROLL named COOPER,
one of the quirky side-kicks, 
not a main character, 
and said, "Oma, you could make COOPER with your yarn!"
So, guess I'll give it a try!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

2-16-2017 Groovy Baby

This van in the parking lot of the hardware store
gave me a flashback to the 1960's.
Groovy baby!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2-15-2017 Steam Blocking

This morning
I am steam blocking this shawl
that I started on June 21, 2013
and finally finished last night!!!
24,150 stitches.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2-14-2017 Best Valentine Ever

Inside is a secret message
written in secret writing.

Monday, February 13, 2017

2-13-2017 Another CBA Photo Shoot

She ended up with a really cute Valentine's Day GIF.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

2-12-2017 Another Beautiful Full Moon

If only I had the right photographic equipment and knowledge
to capture what my eye sees!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2-11-2017 Wishing

Wishing I could find a pattern
for this poncho I saw online!!!

Friday, February 10, 2017

2-10-2017 Borrowed Photos

 Borrowed this photo from my daughter in law's blog...
a cute pix of my two grandsons!
Hope you don't mind my re-posting, dear D-I-L!?!?!

And a photo my sister sent to me
as she is leaving Vermont and returning to Missouri.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

2-9-2017 Blue Mickey Mouses

One of my knitting friends, Konnie
brought these blue Mickey Mouse cakes
to knitting today
to celebrate Lynn's birthday.

I brought her
a Mickey Mouse that I hand-charted for her
for the front of a sweater she is knitting.
I can't wait to see the finished sweater!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2-8-2017 Family Museum

Today we took the girls to the Family Museum
to play for several hours.

Doing the army crawl on the piano
so she can make as many notes/as much noise
as possible!!!
 Washing the baby for surgery
in the hospital exhibit.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2-7-2017 LANA Cowl

Started the LANA Cowl today...
...using leftover fingering yarn from the
that I finished earlier this week
and some pretty purple sock yarn in my stash.

Monday, February 6, 2017

2-6-2017 Snow Removal

GD helping with snow removal...
it's been 53 days since our last snowfall
around December 13, 2016, I think!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

2-5-2017 Super Bowl LI

New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons

Saturday, February 4, 2017

2-4-2017 Feather Dinosaurs

Oma, we're feather dinosaurs
and we're digging nests to sit in.

Oma's thinking these 'feather dinosaurs' 
will need a bath tonight!