Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Yarn Along

A little secret project going on. Some of you may be able to recognize the pattern. I'm using some stash yarn (labels are missing so I can't tell you what exactly it is) which makes me happy. 

I'm not reading anything but will be narrowing down some choices this weekend. I'll let ya know what I decide next week!

Wow - this seemed like a real uninformative blog post!  

Joining Ginny

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

10 on Tuesday

Even though the calendar says it's still technically Summer - it is evident that Fall is on the way. And here are 10 Things I Do To Get The House Ready for Fall:

1. Clear out the garden. Maybe plant a Fall crop. It's pretty cold already so I don't know how well that will work this year. 

2. Get more firewood. Soon it will be wood stove time. 

3. Buy some pumpkins. I may even be able to pick a couple out of my garden this year!

4. Switch my candles. No more beach scents - time for apples and harvest. 

5. Take the AC out of the windows. And let that fresh air in!!

6. Pack away the sprinklers, flower pots, etc till next Spring. It gets real windy around here - especially during the winter so if you don't want to go on a scavenger hunt for your stuff it's better to put it all away. 

7. Clean the wood stove - especially the chimney. 

8. Take out my Autumn decorations. 

9. Make sure my wool socks are all clean and ready to warm my feet (I was actually chilly on Sunday night and put on a new pair of knit socks).

10.  Make sure the down comforter is ready to go and the lighter sheets are off the bed.  Time for those flannels!

Disclaimer: more than half that list will be done by the hubby - lifting the AC out of the window does not fall in my job capabilities.  And I have no problem admitting that one!

Join us over at Carole's!

Monday, September 15, 2014


Finding new tv shows 
Taking pictures
Watching football
Catching up - on lots of things 
Feeling the change in seasons 
Being in the moment 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Another Week

Has passed by. It seems to have flown by. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Just catching up on house work, knitting and getting outside with my camera sounds wonderful. 
Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yarn Along... And Thanks

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your warm thoughts and wishes. Every single text, email,message, comment has been like a big hug from afar. We are trying to settle into a new normal as I know my brother would have wanted.

Knitting is my normal and I have been doing some. My Pebble Beach is finished 

It was so much fun to knit. 

The colors are perfect for Autumn. 

I'm sure I will knit it again. I think I would use some beads in the picot bind off. 

I still need to get a good shot of it all spread out. 

I wore it for the first time to my brothers Memorial service. Which makes it a little more special. 

Joining Ginny.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


I wrote a lengthy post last Tuesday. It was about my brother and him being in a boating accident and how worried we were and how when I recieved that call I was terrified. An hour later I took that post down. I got another phone call. He was gone. He didn't make it. 

So the next few days will be full of making arrangements, helping his children understand (how can a 16 month old and 3 month old understand?), and supporting my parents who's worst nightmare has come true. So keep us all in your thoughts. I'll be back as soon as I can. 

RIP liittle bro. You are missed more than you know. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

There Be Dragons!!

Before we get into dragons I wanted to mention that my friend Jen is running a really cool online workshop. I am looking forward to it - writing isn't one of my strengths and I'll use any excuse to take some pictures. Jen is offering a two for one deal (how can you beat that?). Amy from Amy Hood Arts is looking for a partner to join along with so if you're interested definitely get in touch with her. 

I'm not much of a Knit-A-Long (KAL for short) person. I tend to knit things on my own timeline. If it's a mystery KAL you can most certainly count me out.

Until the Game of Thrones Mystery KAL came along. I stumbled across it on a Yarn Along blog post that somebody shared.   I had just gotten into the series this year (thanks to my dad) and was anxious to cast it on. 

And I'm glad I did. 

Now you'll have to excuse the photos. This color green was a real challenge to capture. 

It blended with everything!! 

The construction is pretty neat and it's large. So large that I couldn't find a spot big enough to lay it all out. 

It stays on my shoulders really nicely. And the drape is incredible. 

Now mine looks a little different from the others because... I ran out of yarn. Don't ask how. I had more than enough according to the pattern. But it's ok. 

We shall just call it a "design feature". 


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