Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Nine squares into the Lizard Ridge Afghan, and I am not bored with it at all.
One might think an afghan is a poor choice for summer knitting, but this particular pattern has a lot of short rows, which means a lot of turning the work. (I don't like to knit backwards) So, this afghan is done in small blocks, perfect to carry in a summer bag.
I am using Noro Kureyon in two colorways, the green is Cascade 220, and the rust is Berroco Ultra Alpaca.
Nine down, lots more to go!
Monday, July 28, 2008
A tiny cemetery surrounded by a corn field
a number of grain sheaves set on end in a field to dry
to set up (sheaves) in shocks [probably Germanic]
In Packwaukee, we saw this big machine in the water.
What the machine is for, I don't know, but it certainly smelled bad!
Anyone know about this contraption?
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Even my Mom made it to the party.
My sisters and their husbands with the top down.We all keep getting older, but will still manage to have a good time.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Today, I can say she is definitely getting better!... She is walking again, and taking an interest in the world. I did a few household tasks, and after the chores were finished, and the laundry hung out, we sat out on the porch and watched the lovely, summer day progress.
I walked to the their garden and picked some green beans for my Mom, and the first two red tomatoes. Granted, they were the little cherry tomatoes, but they were ripe. My parents garden looks fabulous, all the rain earlier this summer must be the cause.
I picked some Swiss chard and a summer squash to take home. They looked so pretty while cooking, I just had to take a photo.
Those first fresh vegetables certainly taste good, don't they?
Dave and I have decided to join a CSA this year, CSA stands for community supported agriculture. It means we are trying to eat locally and seasonally. Making a smaller carbon footprint and all that. We have purchased a "peak season share", which starts next week. Each week we will get a box of fresh produce from a local farm. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.
One bathroom. Three relatively small bedrooms... Over the 14 years, various birds flew, some came back, only to leave again, & we welcomed a nephew into our nest. And we added a family room. Still a small house.
I have always had a space in the basement for sewing. But now that the nest is empty, I have taken over what used be my son's room as A STUDIO, la de dah!
This is a chicken coop, it now holds felted sweaters. In it's earlier years with me it served as a coffee table.... without any chickens,of course.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Lately, the days just slip by, one into another, always something urgent to attend to.... always busy,,,, and in a hurry. No time to visit with a friend, no time to walk in the garden, not even time to knit! I hate living like this. Always under the gun.
I had to look for my camera yesterday, and when I finally located the dang thing, I saw this is the last photo I had taken,,, on JULY 1st! My skills with the camera are very limited, but still, I like to take pictures, I like to blog, and I haven't done either in two weeks...
Here is the reason I was looking for the camera. My son and his girlfriend stopped by to show me his new motorcycle... He really is very handsome,,, but he looks like a simpering goofball in this photo.
So, here it is, simple, quick, posting but a least I took the time to write, and it feels good to do so.
I plan to shift over to the slower lane this weekend at Siever's School of Fiber Arts on Washington Island. Lynda and I are taking a class together and I don't care if I learn a darn thing! I am simply going to enjoy myself. So there.