Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Knitting and Sewing

I work in Santa's Workshop before going to teach classes.  My room rocks!

Darned Hand Knit Socks

Favorites! They had holes so I knit little patches. Today I wore them to teach a class and always take off the shoe of my right foot.  Oops! Another two holes so these socks will go bye bye.  I could darn them but he and I both have a stash of newly knit socks that have never been worn! Spoiled much?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

#60 Could NOT Resist Peanut Butter

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Spectacular Summer



Wildlife has totally eaten the huge sunflower!  I had hoped to harvest some seeds before this but the birds found it quickly.

 his grape arbor, in front is the remains of the sunflower stalk



 Cosmos in front yard
 black eyed susan in front yard
lavender daisy in front

Monday, July 29, 2013

Always Knitting/ More Yarn

Rudolph hat for baby Elmo, due in January during cold days of Virginia
 socks for Doc but he said sell them as he has too many socks! On etsy they go!
more yarn! from ebay; the regia is discontinued and my favorite colorway so when I saw the lot on ebay, I bought it even though I have lots of yarn already (really??)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cool Temps, Rain, Growing Things

 I wore a wool cardigan to Mass this morning! And needed it!!



I do believe the baby pumpkins grew since yesterday!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pumpkin and Squash Patch


Two tiny pumpkins!  The first was bit (mouse? bird?) and I seriously doubt it was a squirrel chomp.  They are NOT delicate!
 Pumpkin patch
 squash on right, pumpkins on left
close up of new pumpkin patch

Incredibly DUMB

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Working At Home




No classes today so I'm playing in Santa's Workshop, watching sprinkles, and dehydrating herbs. The front garden calls me!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Black Birds


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We remember from last year that they only stay for about a week.  They aren't very pretty and they aren't very smart!

Another Lost Knitting Needle

Since I'm always knitting on the go, it makes sense that a needle will occasionally go missing.  Yesterday I knit on John Jeffrey's sock while in line at the Post Office and got home with only 3 of the 4 size one dpns.  No matter, I have more!

There's a size 2 dpn somewhere in Jekyll Island, a size one kollage square dpn on flight #942 going to San Diego, and even a size 1 under the passenger side of the Forester.  They are so small that it's hard to find them.

Monday, July 22, 2013

#58 Was An Easy Catch

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Complaining! And loaded with pincer bugs!

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Silly Squirrel

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My goal is to catch him before my sewing class today.

Birds Like Peanuts Too

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Birds like peanuts too!  Our two pine trees are enjoying summer; no snow!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Boulder Thrift Shop

He volunteers every Saturday and yesterday inspected the dehydrator for working condition. It worked!  We visited the store after Mass and wandered around.  The dehydrator was still there so it, and the 3/4 yard of pinwale corduroy, came home with us!  He is drying apples right now.