Friday, March 31, 2017

3-31-2017 Card Wallet

The KAL has begun...

Thursday, March 30, 2017

3-30-2017 Staying Dry


Mama bunny
staying dry under our deck stairs
during torrential rains.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

3-29-2017 Rueben Sandwich Pizza

Spreading the Thousand Island 'pizza sauce',
then topped with
sauerkraut
corned beef
swiss cheese
dill pickles.
Mmmmm...

Monday, March 27, 2017

3-28-2017 Can't Wait

Can't wait 
to knit with SW!!!
Only a week away!

3-27-2017 Next KAL

Will be a good review for
dpns
inc and dec
buttonholes
cables
Starts March 31.
And I could totally use
another one of these!!!
I have sooooo many cards!

3-26-2017 Quaker Steak and Lube

Had lunch at this Quaker Steak and Lube
in Wisconsin yesterday
after attending the knife show.

It brought to mind a lunch date years ago
at another Quaker Steak and Lube
in Cincinnati OH
to meet a dear online forum friend for the first time.
DH & I were blessed to have her show is around town
as we were considering Cincinnati as a possible place to retire!
Thank you, my dear, for that day together.
(You know who you are!)
It was so wonderful to meet you (and your husband) in person!


Saturday, March 25, 2017

3-25-2017 Badger Knife Show




DH and I have attended this knife show for years.
This was the first year he left without purchasing anything.
He has spent the last several years selling his collection...
but still enjoys looking.

Friday, March 24, 2017

3-24-2017 Happy Anniversary

Today DH & I celebrated our 43rd wedding anniversary
with a road trip to our fave BnB...
here's some pix from our lovely room.




Dinner and breakfast were divine!
Thank you Monika and Jeff!
You always make us feel so welcome
in your lovely home.
It's beginning to feel like
our home away from home.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

3-23-2017 Blessings from Family


We were blessed to receive
Happy Anniversary wishes
from dear family members
in California and Ohio.
Thanks, dear ones!


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

3-22-2017 Larksfoot Afghan

 The third project I ever crochet (1983)...
now i our son's home.


Thanks for sending the photos, dear D-I-L!!!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

3-21-2017 Bright Textures Afghan

The second project I ever crocheted (1982)...
for my son.



Monday, March 20, 2017

3-20-2017 Chevron Afghan

This is the first project I ever crocheted (1981)...
a chevron afghan
for my daughter.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

3-19-2017 LANA Finished

Started this cowl several weeks ago...



Finished this pretty Lana Cowl March 12th
and forgot to post a pix of it!
Love wearing this!
It's perfect for spring...
AND a great way to use up leftover sock yarns!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

3-18-2017 Grow Wall

Went grocery shopping today for some soup ingredients
and saw this new awesome "Grow Wall"
with fresh greens growing out of it
in the produce aisle.
Pretty cool!
Can't get much fresher than this!

Friday, March 17, 2017

3-17-2017 Happy St. Patrick's Day

After making some shamrock cookies 
for mommy and daddy
using Sesame Street's Cookie Monster recipe,
the girls decorated them with frosting and sprinkles.


 Then we went to the park to wear off some energy!
The snow from several days ago is all melted.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

3-16-2017 Reality TV Inspires My Knitting

Saw this cute hat on ABC's "the Bachelor"
final episode in Lapland.
Thought it was super cute
and should be easy to knit up without a pattern!
Need to get a furry pompom from Michael's.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

3-15-2017 Last Snow of the Winter?

Photos from 2 days ago...
DD and I took the girls sledding down the hill
on the side of our house.

GD#1 (age 4) is making a snowman.

GD#2 (age 3) is making a snow angel.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

3-14-2017 Saying Goodbye

 Driving through yesterday's snowstorm to Nebraska
to say our final goodbyes tomorrow
to our dear brother-in-law.
Rest in peace
in the Lord.
You will be missed!

A photo with his grandchildren...


Monday, March 13, 2017

3-13-217 Old Man Winter

...brought us another 6" of snow last night...



Sunday, March 12, 2017

3-12-2017 XOXOXO

Just for fun!
(for a granddaughter's upcoming birthday...shhh.)

Friday, March 10, 2017

3-10-2017 Meatloaf


I haven't made meatloaf for over 40 years
because as a new bride, my DH told me
that he didn't like meatloaf,
so I quit making it.
Watching a chef make meatloaf on a cooking show on TV today
my DH asked me why I never make meatloaf.
I reminded him of his comment many years ago
and he said, "I meant I don't like other people's meatloaf
and meatballs, because you never know what they put in them!
I trust you though, and would eat yours."
So after all these years, we decided to make some meatloaf, together.
We used Ina's recipe.
It was delicious!
Guess I can add meatloaf to our dinner rotation again!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

3-9-2017 Scraps

Used up some leftover cotton yarn scraps to
crochet this washcloth for spring cleaning
the windows, floors, car, etc.
using the spider stitch.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

3-8-2017 Iowa Virga

GD said, "Oma, the sky is falling!"

Monday, March 6, 2017

3-6-2017 Fire House Field Trip

After showing the children how he puts on his special clothes,
the fire fighter showed them how he crawls around on the floor
in a house fire looking for people to help
so if you see him, don't hide in a closet or under your bed.
He is there to help take you out of your burning house.
He may look scary, but he is your helper.

Driving a fire truck.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

3-5-2017 HAZE Smokehouse


Split the ribs and 2 sides...
fast friendly service...
fabulous BBQ!!!!
We will definitely return to this gem of a place
in Peru IL.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

3-4-2017 A Stroll in the Park




DH and I drove to Starved Rock State Park
this weekend and went for a stroll
to see 3 of the beautiful waterfalls there.