Monday, June 22, 2015

Gift for the Mamma

I finally finished the Mountaineer Baby Quilt. It was gifted yesterday, so I can share some better pictures. I was so excited, I didn't get final measurements. But, I will. 
I'm hoping that they will use this quilt and not hang it on the wall. I'm funny like that. A baby quilt should be drooled on and washed lots and lots. 

Today I will spend some time knitting on my Sand Castles Shawl. 

Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday at the Lake

Darren wanted to take the twins fishing, so we headed to the lake for the evening. Bass & bluegill cooked up for dinner. Watched River Monsters...creepy anacondas. 
Here are a few quick pics I took. 

The wine really messed up my count on the Sand Castles shawl KAL. But, it's all good now. 

Sunday, June 7, 2015


My baby girls were home alone yesterday and had to look after the chickens. 

The oldest now claims to be "a murderer" and Princess an "accessory"! 

And they were all dolled up to go to the Taylor Swift concert!

Ain't life sweet, livin' in the country?!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Today's Accomplishments

1. The bobbin is wound & ready for me to finish quilting the Mountaineer Baby Quilt.

2.  Portfolio stuff is sorted & ready for review on Monday. 

3.  School cabinet is cleaned for fall curricula. 

4.  Checkbook is balanced (and deposit made to cover over-spending).

5.  Weaving project sheet(s) are written. 

6.  Rug is off the loom. 

7.  Ends are tied and trimmed. 

8.  Pink wool blanket section is cut into 1" strips. (The rest will have to wait until I can work outside. It's very dusty.)

9.  Warp for new rugs tied on and ready to go. 

10.  Orange rags stripped to 1" and the new rug is started.

I'm ready for bed!  What did you accomplish today?



More Open Cup Photos

Well, we had a great time!
The boys worked hard and won both games on Saturday. Sunday, they got a little "up in their heads". Their first game was against a team that beat us in the regular season 8-0. Blitz (that's us) was able to hold them 3-2 at the half with the great AR on our side of the field. The second half, we weren't so lucky and had a less experience AR that missed some key penalties. But, everyone has to get experience somehow. I just hate that it was such a disadvantage to our little guys. 

Anyway, here are the 3 amigos taking a nap between games on Saturday. Aren't they just the cutest?!

Thing 2 getting laced up for Saturday's 2nd game. 

And Thing 1 with his "Game Face"

This kid is never serious! Well, I guess he was in the last picture. 
This kid is hardly ever serious!

The boys at Fat Patty's. Well, some of them...

And here are the rest of them. 

All in all, we had a great time. I even had a little (very little) time to work on Darren's Trail Ride socks. 

I'm hoping to get all of our busyness recorded on here, so come back in a bit and tell me what you think of the boys Mug Rugs!

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Open Cup Update

Twins team won their first game!
We play again at 4pm. 

It's been a typical road trip so far.  Dr. Pepper, Cheetos & Bon Jovi before 930 yesterday morning. Can't beat that!
Krispy Kreme donuts for lunch and spent the afternoon at Jane's studio. 

She must have taken the pictures of my boys...they made mug rugs & had a fun time while Jane & I worked up a project sheet for my rug loom. 

Dinner at the Golden Corral. Just one rule...DO NOT PUT THE COTTON CANDY UNDER THE CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN!!

Look for another update this evening. Plan is to go to Fat Pattys for dinner!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Trail Ride Update

I haven't spent much time with my socks this week, so today I took Darren's Trail Ride pair to the doctor's office. They were running right on schedule so I didn't get much done... 1 purl round and most of a pattern round. 

I'm hoping I can get them finished by Father's Day. Not that a deadline actually helps me get things done. But I like to try and convince myself that I can set reasonable goals. 

I'll be taking these and my summer KAL to the twin's Open Cup Tournament this weekend. 

What will you be working on?