Wednesday, August 19, 2009


My pieces are coming together. Soon they will be connected and on the road to becoming this. Hopefully, I will be able to wear this before summer ends. If not, it will be packed up for the season and pulled out in the Spring. Sorry about the colors. I lost my light this evening while reading blogs. opps.

I'm anxious to start knitting for Fall, but will be sad once the cooler weather arrives. It was a quick Summer, due to the cool and rainy July that we endured. Many knits are on my to-do list: this and this and both of these to name a few. My goal is to work through some of my stash, however, I'm on my way to New York City this weekend and that always means a stop at Purl and they sell Spud and Chloe. Let's see how good I can be.

Monday, August 17, 2009

5 Things....

1. The boys and I went blueberry picking this past weekend. Twenty minutes is all it took to pick four quarts. I froze most of them for a taste of summer in the middle of winter. We will go back to pick more.

2. As we were picking, I looked over the countryside and was thankful that my husband could find a job around here. I would miss looking at this beautiful land each and everyday.

3. After picking we went here. Not the actual show but for the massive flea and antique sale along the road to the show. Dealers set up a week in advance and you can shop until you drop. This is where you find your best deals...if you can beat the dealers to it.They tend to buy on the outside and then resell, at a greater price, on the inside.

4. I'm reading this. The recipes look good and very simple. As I have not been to Paris, the culture and food that he relates to goes right over my head. Someday, though, I will get there!

5. Ta DA! The finished treehouse. Here are a few pictures for now. I have a ton of others that I need to edit. As soon as they are done, I will put them all up for your viewing pleasure. The boys are super excited as is my husband. My family room didn't get painted on his stint at home, but this is much, much better. Well done big guy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Back to the Basics

Well, I finally got off my lazy behind and took a few pictures of my latest project. As I said before, this was a very basic knit, yet very satisfying. Blue Sky Organic Cotton is simply yummy. I have already used this wrap/shawl/rectangle to cover my shoulders while I took a ten minute nap in my favorite chair. I know, very old ladyish. I think that I might use this yarn again and again for the many baby presents that I need to knit. It comes in wonderful colors and knits up perfectly. I have heard that it sheds, but have not seen any evidence of that yet.

I can't believe it's the middle of August already. Of course, we didn't get to half the things on our list and the boys are now screaming boredom from every pore in their bodies. Here are a few pictures from the boring summer that they have been declaring that they are living....enjoy and oh yeah...that last picture of my husband...way too relaxed for not having a job! Thank goodness we received great news today and he will be dutifully employed come September 14th!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

To Die For Muffins

This is to make up for my granola fiasco last week. Go, hurry use up those blueberries that you have. These muffins are "to die for" or at least that's what the recipe says. Who am I to argue? But just for the record, the three that I ate yesterday and the one that I'm about to have for breakfast were "to die for," seriously!

Monday, August 3, 2009

5 Things...With One Extra!

1. My plan to post three times a week isn't going very well.

2. I tried to make granola bars from here. It didn't work too well. They look good, but had a terrible aftertaste. I think the honey was old.

3. But then I made this blueberry tart and all was good again. Recipe is from this month's Real Simple. Doesn't look much like their picture, but it was declared very good by Ryan and he should know...he's our dessert expert!

4. The tree house is coming along nicely!

5. Ryan's team won the championship for summer ball in our area! Yay Ryan!

6. Saturday evening was spent with 100 of our closest friends. Well, we didn't know everyone, but many we did. It was a wonderful night to be at the lake.

Have a good week everyone! I can't believe it's August already!