Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Akron SnB has come up with a badge of the year club. For every year you are a member, you get a home made pin to show your support. My job was to make the 4 year badges....a bowl full of socks.

A local gal is going through Chemo, made a few hats, the little one is for a doll. I love to crochet, these each took less than an hour to complete. MnM, we are praying for you!

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Well, oldest is off and living his own life now...nobody told me how hard it was going to be to say goodbye!

She's a doll, they are crazy in love, a wonderful life ahead of them.....
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

goodbye, you've croaked

Here's a salute to my friend Froggy. A big ole hawk has been hanging around, even in the bird bath, I think Froggy was lunch. So long, I'll miss you!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Finally started my butterfly/hummingbird garden, it's been brewing in my mind for many years now. Bee Balm, Coneflower, Russian Sage, Balloon Flower and many more. My baby boy Max helped and spread the mulch, I love it now but can't wait for a few years, it should fill in beautifully! (ya, he's 19, not so much a baby)

The view from our patio, I just love the pond, it is constantly changing. The bonfire pit is full, too bad it has been so hot, now the nights aren't cooling down as much.
Now the birdies have a place for a bath and dinner. That's the Oriole feeder, haven't seen one on it just yet, they are flying around though.

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Summer Critters

Fred and I were sipping some nice wine out on the patio and found a little friend joined us. Look closely in the middle of the picture and you can see a spider. Double click on the pic to get a closer look.

There are so many woodpeckers now, they are so much fun to watch and listen to. We can hear them pecking away in the distance. We finally got an Oriole, but not at the feeder, he was flying around in the tall trees. Goldfinches are flying by so fast, none of them at the feeder either though. The hummingbirds have gotten so bold, they are flying past our heads all the time now.

The little tadpoles are finally out of the water, our little friend Michael caught one for me to photgraph, where did they all go?

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So, my SnB had another tech meeting, this time Stacey taught entrelac, here is the start of a bag to be felted in Noro. I've finished the second side last night and started sewing them together, but I don't want to post a pic. I think this will be one of the gifts for our birthday swap. I'm not sure how it will turn out, that's half the fun of felting, the other half is it hides all sorts of mistakes. Oh, me? Mistakes? Ha

I finally got past the first 10 rows on the Muir lace shawl, after, count them, 22 starts. I've even asked the great yahoo knitlist for help, and of course I got several ideas and recommendations, Thank You!
I've decided to use the little girl hair rubber bands as markers, any of the other markers I have were slipping under the yarn overs and I kept on losing count. I'm also using a dental floss life line, haven't had to use it, but maybe just the thought that I have it helps me to relax a bit. This is a beautiful butter yellow merino lace weight I got at the Sewing and Quiling Expo from French Creek Fibers in Avon. Because I really need to pay attention to what I'm doing, it's hard to sit down and work on it, this may be a year long project!
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Sock Wars End

These are the weapons that "killed" me. At least I made it half way through the war!

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