Friday, November 30, 2007

Toys and Hockey

Tonight we went to the hockey game, and it was toy night. When our team scored their first goal, you threw stuffed animals on the ice. They were then gathered up and given to the police and other agencies for children who need a new friend to help them through a trauma. It was a great time. Jim & I threw these:

They got 2 big garbage bags of toys:

It is still snowing here, and tomorrow night we are supposed to get up to 10". I'm not sure how much that makes because it hasn't really stopped snowing and blowing since yesterday. Jim has stylish new boots that were delivered today by UPS.

And last, but not least, one more shot of the Lake Superior State Lakers.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I think it's here to stay

I think the snow is here to stay. This is a picture taken out the front door, with the flash.

And then without the flash:

And of course the backyard:

Jim is out shoveling, didn't want to leave it all for morning. I am going to "watch" the Packers game online, since I can't watch it live.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Getting Colder?

I think it must be getting colder? :-) I got out the 2nd fleece blanket for us to use in the living room while watching television, and it's been claimed. She made herself a nice warm nest. I love the way cats can cover themselves up.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Jim and his new Godson

We went to visit relatives for the holidays, and we got to meet our new nephew, Jim's Godson Dylan. He's a keeper.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Zac's quilt

I am almost done with Bradley's quilt, and now it's down to Zac's. Tonight I used safety pins to baste it, and I had help. Now to finish everything else I need to get done before Christmas!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sled Dogs

So today I got introduced to the world of dog sledding. It was really interesting, and the dogs were a trip. They are fed a high protein food the morning they are going to run, so by the time we got there they knew they were going to be out running and there was no slowing them down!
The first two pics are the dogs waiting to go.

And this dog is Dusty, she's camera shy.

This is Silver, he's very nice.

To train when there isn't any snow, the dogs are run in front of a quad runner. I'm on the back of the quad waiting to go. The training took place in Hiawatha National Forest, it was just stunning back in there. And it smelled so fresh.

Thursday, November 08, 2007


This is what we woke up to this morning

It's very pretty, and it's still snowing, just a fine snow, but it's snow!

Monday, November 05, 2007

On and off the needles

Why is it that I started and finished the moebius scarf in one afternoon, and the sock, on the right, has been on the needles for months? I have the other sock done too. Tonight I swear I will work on that second sock!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Such a rough day...

Yes, it's been a rough day in our household, can't you tell? :-)
Yesterday we went to Brimley to a craft show. It's about 20 miles from us. And I had to share this sign with you. Yes, we definatley live in the north now!

I did get some knitting done today, tried the Mobieus cast on. I'll find out in a bit if it's working or not, I'll be binding off my sample scarf and we'll see how this works.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Pat got her quilt!!!

I made a quilt in a class, the pattern is called Trip Around the World. And now that Pat has her quilt, I can safely post pictures of it. It was a surprise for her, and I didn't want to ruin it! The quilt was quilted by Marsha Hankins at She did a great job!!!