It’s been a busy, fun summer that’s quickly dwindling away…
I spent lots of time with my grandkids and visited with a lot of relatives and enjoyed lots of time knitting. I spent several wonderful days in Canada, looking at places I remembered from childhood and hunting for gravestones – one of them was hidden in a huge bush!
There’s still almost two weeks of free time left, most of which will be spent shopping with grandkids and cleaning the house.
It’s been a long winter, but spring has finally sprung! I cleaned up the flower beds yesterday and found a few crocuses and some snowdrops. I have some daffodils coming up too.
I’ve done a lot of knitting this winter and have finished up some old projects along with some new ones. I’ve been getting the urge to sew recently and hope to get busy on some projects after I get some spring cleaning done.
Today I started making a cowl with merino and baby camel yarn! It’s really soft and easy to work with.
I’m trying to be productive…
I’ve finished a couple projects…
I finished some Christmas sewing – from last year…
I made a quick hat…
I spent some time with family…
I was seen with a handsome dude in a suit…
Looking forward to some relaxing time off work, spent with family, and thanking God for many blessings!
The sewing bug has got me spending time at my machine! After the intricacies of the costumes I made for Halloween, I had fun tonight making fleece diaper covers – seven of them. Two are definitely nighttime covers (double layered) and two are for daytime (single layered) and the other three are in between. I sewed a fitted piece of fleece into the areas most likely to get wet.
As usual, I’ve been knitting too. Abby wanted to wear her mommy’s hat so I made her one with a flower – just like Mommy’s – in Abby’s new favorite color green.
What do you get for $.99? A pattern on sale, fabric and notions from a stash, and lots of love from a grandma.
I’ve also been knitting a lot.
I’m getting back into the school routine – work all day, then come home and collapse. So far this school year I’m in Biology and Algebra II classes and mainly help students with these subjects. We’ve had some sweltering hot days but have had much cooler temperatures this week, which makes it more conducive to paying attention and learning!
I’ve become involved with a couple knitting projects – a shawl knit-along and a test knit for a cowl.
The cowl yarn is two colors of Malabrigo and works up quickly.
My shawl is the Quaker Ridge Shawl pattern and the yarn is Madelintosh Pashmina, a very soft yarn.
Along with knitting, I’ve been doing a lot of reading. I finished Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand recently and just started Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood last night. I like to read fiction for pleasure so I can relax and enjoy it – and I don’t have to concentrate to be sure I don’t miss anything important!
Aren’t grand kids great?!?
I’m trying!!! to link my blog to Ginny’s Yarn Along but I have to learn how! Maybe I should get on my computer instead of my iPad because I know how to copy and paste there…
Today I bought some nail polish. I was surprised at myself because of one color choice
I think I was inspired by my knitting project!
I also found out how easy it is to spend $173 at Walmart when I’ve been gone for two weeks! The refrigerator was bare…
After being gone for one day less than two weeks, I arrived home this afternoon! I immediately noticed some changes to the yard – 3 1/2 inches of rain in the rain gauge, beautiful hollyhocks
the promise of many echinacea
and found out what is planted in the field behind our property
I enjoyed spending lots of time with my kids and grandkids
and did some sewing with Becca.
It’s nice to be home – even though it’s really hot!
Yesterday, Michelle, the girls and I went to see the guys at their GOBA campsite.
While there, we went into town and had some yummy Mexican food.
On our trip down to camp I was knitting and came to the place where I really needed markers, but I didn’t bring any with me. I looked around and found one hair band and one paper clip but I needed four markers. When Michelle told me she had scissors, my problem was solved – I cut four pieces of my straw into nice markers!
As you can see, I’m babysitting this morning!
I’ve been at Jessica’s for a week and have been stiff and sore most of the time because of moving – packing and unpacking – but I’m getting a nice break this afternoon. Jess and Adam are running some errands and Audrey has been taking a nice long nap. I’ve been sitting here knitting and reading and enjoying a nice calm afternoon.
Audrey woke up a few minutes ago and is playing in her crib and talking happily. I have the baby monitor near me and am listening to her sweet voice!
Audrey loves playing outside and liked watching Mommy blow bubbles.
Audrey decided to dress herself!
Happy Flag Day!