Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hunting Cap for T.

Here's a hat I made very quickly out of 1/2 a skein of Cascade 220 paints and the Brooklyn Tweed Turn-a-Square hat pattern. I really like this pattern... I'm going to try to get anohter hat out of this yarn.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Finished another baby gift

All of a sudden there are all these babies! Here's a hat I made with Debbie Bliss Rialto in Pink and Brown. SO CUTE!

I also started a Turn a Square hat ( hat in Cascade Paint in what I hope will turn out to resemble camo. Perhaps one of the hunters in my life will wear it?

Monday, October 20, 2008

Dallas Texas Conference

I made it to the conference in Dallas with no problems - yeah! My room is on the 5th floor with a great view of the top of the connecting building but there's blue sky and sunshine when I look up. :-)

The hotel has 2 Atrium's that rooms are around, my room is a huge corner room with a gigantic king bed with 5 pillows and it's all for little old me! I'm loving it!

The down side? The atrium ouside my door is all brick and glass which makes things echo nicely which wouldn't be so bad since people clear out for the most part at night, that is other than the mariachi band in the Mexican restaurant in one corner and the Piano bar in the other corner. Makes for strange medley's.... good thing they both close at 11 pm.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Another ear cozy :-)

I'm not sure how many I've made of these for gifts, but they make me grin each time I finish one. They are just so darn adorable!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Some finished items

A gorgeous baby "punkin" hat using Debbie Bliss Rialto and an original Tangled Skein pattern.... Warmest Mittens with Cascade 220 yarn in Mankato East colors for Allie's 16th birthday.

20 years already?!?

Would you believe my 20th reunion from college was recently celebrated?

Julee came over from her new home in Wisconsin. We started our evening at Whiskey River with supper and finished it with an adult beverage by the fire in the back yard.

There MAY have been a few visits to the local drinking establishments in between.... maybe..... ;-)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

House for sale!

We are nearing the finishing line on getting the house ready for sale. These are pictures I took of the pool area so we can show those to people who view the house now that the pool is closed. We can also look back and remember all the good times after we sell!

It is hard to believe that everything but the peonies and the concrete around the pool has been replaced since we originally moved in back in April of 1993. Darn tornado and wind storms. New fence (twice!), new pool liner (twice!), new slide, new diving board, new trees, new landscaping (twice!), new deck, etc. Such hours of love and labour in our yard.

The 2 maple trees we planted to shade our young children in the pool are finally providing shade, now that our teenagers are too busy for the pool. They sure are gorgeous to look at though!

Allie's Warmest Mittens

Another "East" colors Warmest Mittens pair. This is for a 16th birthday - happy birthday!

Cascade 2220 yarn in gold and black - I've made about 5 pairs with this one skein of gold and there's still more left. Yeah!