Sunday, July 31, 2011

Socks at the Lake

My first pair of hand knit socks. 
I stalled out getting the second sock started and then stalled again finishing the foot.
I finished it in a hurry one morning at the lake when it was in the fifties.
The yarn is Deborah Norville Serenity Sock Weight by Premier Yarns.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Vacation Time!!

We are headed to one of our very favorite spots.
Lots of relaxation....ahhhh!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Five Foot Lily

This is a beautiful Canada Lily that is growing wild in a corner of my Mom's garden.
It just appeared a few years ago and has dazzled each year.
Here's a link that has a little bit of info. on this lily.
Each flower looks like a parasol.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

HP7 part 2

Yep, we saw the final movie of the Harry Potter series.
This board-above-was up at our local theater showing the Hogwart's school houses.
We enjoyed the movie, except the very sad parts,
which had Em and I looking at each other in the dark and wondering why we were torturing ourselves.
But, all's right with the wizarding world now!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Summer Blooming

Did you ever look closely at the flower of the zinnia? All those little yellow floweretes.
We have got the 4H judging over with finally and I am so proud of Em.
She was very poised and only a little scared to go speak with the judges. :-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Velveteen Rabbit

Isn't this guy a cutie.
His name is Cinnamon Bun and he is so jumpy,
he likes his nose rubbed but doesn't like being held--at all.
He has been with us since April, part of a 4H project.
Em has her 4H rabbit judging today.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sewing and Growing

Em and I have been sewing.
A 4H project for this summer was to make an item of clothing so Em chose a skirt.
She has finished it and will go to judging this coming week and a style revue the following week.
Em is getting so grown-up and very tall.
I'm remembering making her a twirly skirt for kindergarten not so many years ago. ;-)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Purple Power

I have been waiting on you to bloom, you beautiful morning glory.
For the longest time you have swirled and twirled your way up my fence and today you burst open.
More purpley goodness.
I made this bag for my mom.
I kind of just made up the pattern by looking at pictures of bags I admired and combined the ideas. 
The beautiful fabric with the lettering on it is a fat quarter found at the quilt show we went to last month.
I used up every last bit of it on this bag, not even the smallest scrap left.

Monday, July 4, 2011

July Fourth

Happy 4th of July America!