Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday again

The weather appears to be cool and rainy again, which has been normal for us this July in the Upper Peninsula. I like the cool, don't miss the Ohio heat at all. And tomorrow is already August 1st, which doesn't seem possible. Which means we are closer to another winter. This will be our 3rd, which also doesn't seem possible! I have plenty of wool and yarn, and fabric for quilts. I could get snowed in for a week and still not run out of things to do!
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

A new game

I tried a new game tonight but the cats didn't like it.

So in the end I put the sock yarn back in the new bins I bought to store it, since the cats don't want to play and sit pretty in the bins for a picture.

Monday, July 20, 2009

The siding begins

Jim worked all weekend on the siding. I was clean up, and responsible for bringing water and food. It looks good!

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!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What kind of bird is this???

This bird was at the neighbor's, and I got a few pics before it flew away. My guess is a Common Flicker, yellow shafted form...a female. It was quite large.

The last picture is the best, although the second pic shows the red on the back of the head. Very cool!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Mackinaw City

We were able to get away Sunday night, and came home on Monday. We met up with some friends from Ohio in Mackinaw City. Here are the first few pics:
These are 2 of the ferries headed over to Mackinac Island. And here is my sock in progress, I got to sit on the beach and knit!

Monday we went to Ft. Michilimackinac ( and I spotted some yarn and some drop spindles:
More pics to come, we certainly had a good time!