My boy says "hurry up" as it's too hot here in Corpus Christi to wear a sweater.
Monday, March 30, 2009
After a tedious estate sale and storing the excess (the items that did not sell, the items we couldn't GIVE away), in our garage, we will finally get to purge some of the recyclables used to transport from the estate sale house to ours. Most of the contents went to Goodwill over the weekend. Someone can use them well.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Suddenly we were under a tornado watch, thunder was non-stop, and dog was totally freaked! After the inch of rain, the sun came out and the wind began. I checked my garden and the gigantic pumpkin seeds that I planted on Saturday were well above ground. There was no sign of them earlier today! According to the package, the pumpkin can be as large as 100 pounds. Can't wait! Thanks Jenny for the great seeds!
Whew! I'm glad I started early on the May Man's birthday socks! There are a lot of rounds to this long sock! He wears a size 12 shoe and the first sock appeared incredibly long and big. However, when compared to the bare foot of DH who wears a size 10 shoe, it just might be a perfect fit!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Wow, it's so hard to believe that our firstborn is 33 today! This man has it all: lovely wife, great job, innate talents, and plenty of tech. So, what do you give an adult man for his birthday when he has so much tech already? A hand knit dinosaur!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
It's summer here, time to work in the yard, time to ride bikes, and not as much time to knit. As usual, I have ten projects going at once and the little ones only need about 30 minutes each to finish. Alas................they won't be this weekend! However, there's always time to eat! Here is our guest, Flat Stanley, enjoying Jeff's famous hand made pizza. The dough is made from scratch in the breadmaker.................so yummy!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
My great niece from Iowa had mailed Flat Stanley (written by Jeff Brown and a fun story in case you need a quick read) on the same day that we flew to Portland, Oregon. I'm taking good care of him and making him do my many tasks with me.
This was a funny conversation! Duncan won a GPS for something and gave it to Pat as an early Mother's Day present. They had not used it at all but Pat thought Jeff and I might want to use it for directions to the wineries in Washington state.
Jeff has been using a GPS long before I even knew what one was!! In this picture, Pat and Jeff are comparing their GPS units! We ended up using our own as we drove from winery to winery to yarn shop!
Sunday, March 1, 2009
At age 85 years young, having raised seven children, worked as an RN, assisted with numerous pleas to help with grandchildren, Mom is still more active than those many years younger. Among other weekly activities (such as Fitness, weekly manicure and pedicure, volunteering with the Hospital Gift Shop, counting the money for her parish, and weekly bridge groups), she knits! Here she is buying yarn for the next project, a top-down cardigan.
Knitters never have enough yarn in their stash! Jeff used his GPS and easily drove from the Barnard Griffin Winery to Sheep's Clothing in Kennewick, WA. How fun! As always, I gravitate to the sock yarns and Mom likes the interesting natural fibers with plenty of texture.
Hubby Jeff drove me and Mom over to Richland to check out the new yarns at Knitty Gritty. Of course we found another project to add to the several that each of us already has mid stream. I chose navy wool for a special order and Mom found some bulky yarn that she just could not resist! As always, I took one of my dolls with me.