Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Paige is coming over to sew on Thursday, and I plan on working on a quilt top or two that I need to finish up also!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
who knit mittens for children and then tucked a dollar inside. :-) I like her style.
On the way home the highway was kind of bad,
So I did what every knitter should do, I knit. And knit. By the time we got to the Mackinac Bridge, my sock was almost complete, just a few rounds to do on the toe.
Unfortunately I was so nervous that I knit it way too long for my foot!
Monday, December 21, 2009
I am grateful for what I have, I am thankful for my family, friends and my job. I have a great job that keeps me very busy and it's a job where I get to help people. I couldn't ask for more.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
The polar bear fabric is so pretty, and Jim helped pick the coordinating fabrics. I made the pillowcases to match, and I also put the flannel sheets on the bed!
Today we are putting up the tree, Jim just ran to fetch it out of the basement. We had to move the tv and when we did something happened to the cable box, we have cable but no On Demand or cable guide. So I called and ended up ordering new services, as of Tuesday I will have BBC America and 47 other channels in addition to what we have now, and dvr. I think we'll like it.
We have had some snow but not alot, but it's certainly cold and icy in spots in the parking lots.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
I am also going to finish knitting a hat today for the troops, a lady on my knitting list is collecting them to send off.
So those are my big birthday plans, as well as going out to dinner!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
We had a great time. And I used some of my stash! The snowmen fabric was actually one Paige had given me after I admired it in her stash, she had already made 2 quilts with it.
Hockey again this weekend!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I am very glad we put that feeder up for her!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
It's right outside the bay window where she likes to sit, and I can fill it from the deck and I don't have to try to get thru the snow to it. Hopefully it cuts down on her sighing, she actually does sigh when it snows out!
I finished the baby sweater for my co-worker,
Fiber trends pattern #CH-33, Baby Brights. It's a great pattern.
Jim was given a puppet yesterday, it's going to school with him. The cats aren't too sure about it, Shadow wouldn't even pose with Lil' Doc...see the resemblance? :-) Thanks for the puppet Travis!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The Lakers played their first game on Saturday night and won. It was a great time!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I'm starting to think ahead to this weekend actually, and what I want to get done. I have so many projects and so little time! And Christmas is coming, hard to believe, but it's not that far away anymore!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Let us not forget today's date and those who died in the terrorist attacks.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
It's very foggy this morning, but at least it's Wednesday!
Sunday, September 06, 2009
So now I shall put it up for the night and spin while I watch Nascar.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
And here is the recipe:
Finished size, approx. 24" x 64". I did not measure my gauge, you want a fabric that drapes well.
(3) skeins Lion Brand Homespun
(1) circular needle, size 11 (I use circs because they are easier on my wrists, you can use straights if you like)
CO 63 sts.
Row 1: *K3, P3, rpt from * to end.
Repeat row 1 until you are almost out of yarn, bind off. Weave in ends. Very simple, I found knitting this to be very relaxing.
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Since I don't have a pic of anything I was working on this weekend, here is a scarf I finished a week or so ago for a co-worker. It's worsted weight, Cascade 220 actually.
I like to make things for people I work with. I appreciate the people I work with. We all work very hard to take care of the clients, and I want my co-workers to know that what they do is noticed.
Although I didn't get anything finished, we did get the first coat of paint on the foundation. I am hoping that we finish up the outside work this coming week, since it is going to be turning nasty weather wise sooner rather than later. One more coat of paint on the foundation, and the lattice under the deck and the railing. We got alot done this summer and it looks really nice. Here is before we painted the foundation,
and here is the after:
Once the lattice is up you won't be able to see the blue under the deck. And next summer we will have a sidewalk put in, and landscape between the sidewalk and the front of the house.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
So today I came home, after having to run to the grocery in the rain, and I got out my wheel after dinner. My beautiful wheel that I rescued after answering an ad in the classifieds. She was covered in splatters of paint and the wood was so dry. I took her home and oiled her and used the finest steel wool I could find to get the paint off without damaging the finish. She's pretty. A bit picky at times, not wanting to take right off and spin. Just tonight when I was trying to get her going she gave a bit of an attitude. See, it's been probably a year since I did any spinning. And she protested and teased a bit before she took off and started whirling for me. But I spent a nice peaceful hour with her tonight, and I left her in the corner of the living room so tomorrow, when I get home from another crappy day, she's ready to sooth.
Monday, August 24, 2009
because it was my willow tree behind it. My willow tree is huge!
Friday, August 21, 2009
A bit of a rambling post, but I would like to get some more opinions on this.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
(We left the old porch underneath. Once the lattice is up you won't see it, and it will make a great spot for the chipmunks to nest. I love watching them. :-)
Here are the neighbors who helped us with this project. Bill on the left, (Jim in the middle) and Randy on the right. They also helped with the siding. Randy knows all about how to do this stuff for yourself, and Bill provided ALOT of manual labor. Jim and I are both thankful for all the help.
All that is left to do for this summer is to paint the foundation, that blue has got to go!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
There won't be much action till this weekend now, when we actually get to put the flooring of the deck down. Jim is going to back fill around the posts tomorrow. And yes, we have purchased paint to paint over the blue of the foundation, it's 10% darker than the siding. You have to love the technology they have now to mix paint.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
And I got to eat some good food. I even had a roasted ear of corn on the cob, sold by this vendor.
I don't know why, but the site of that corn cart just cracked me up...every time it went by.
Monday, August 03, 2009
Jim and I went to Grand Rapids this weekend for a baseball game. We met up with our friends, Gregg & Kathy, and we got to meet Zoe. Zoe is a Boston Terrier, and she is a great dog. They got her from a rescue group, and she does a few tricks, and I apologize that the video is sideways, I couldn't figure out how to flip it, and it is late.
Friday, July 31, 2009
I have finished one sock lately and I am going to start the second. Jim has been working on the siding, found some rotten wood that needed replaced when he took the porch off the front. We are going to have a small deck on the front, and eventually the deck on the back might be a bit bigger. When we do have nice weather we love to be outside!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
We aren't quite sure what we are doing with the foundation, just painting it or putting a faux rock on it. All I know is Jim is doing a great job and it looks soooo much better!