Saturday, August 1, 2015

Starting August with a Finish

...or 2.
Last month, I started working on a Tumbler Quilt, started sorting and re-organizing fabrics, continued knitting Darren's socks and Mom's Sand Castle Shawl (the Yarn Mountain summer knit a long).
Today, I finished the bindings of two more candle/snack mats. 
I guess I'll do a row or two on the Sand Castle Shawl while I'm watching Lincoln. 

Enjoy the summer, it's almost gone. 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Loose Ends-July

I was able to stay the whole day for the Loose Ends Fiber Addicts "meeting". 

Spun some of the fiber I bought from the yarn shop, Fiber Frenzy, in Berea earlier this year.  

I'm calling it "Mermaid Hair". 



It really is very pretty. 
I just love the teal and orange combination!

Friday, July 17, 2015

FO Friday!

It's not much, but the binding is stitched down and this small hot pad is FiNiShEd!!


Listening to Dracula and trying to assess my WIPs for quick and easy finishes. Most of the other projects need bindings cut and attached. 

I might just switch to knitting. 

Fire!

I love a good fire!
And while we were at Camp, we had a great one!





You just can't beat a good camp fire!

FO Friday!

I think this might be my first legitimate Finished Object Friday!

So, here's the Mountaineer Baby Quilt!




It will be delivered to my little brother & his beautiful wife on Sunday! I'm so excited to meet my newest nephew. 

Now, I need to go back to Pinterest to see what "Momma" wanted knit for those first photos!



Another "To Do" List

We are home again...took a mini, whirlwind trip to The Great Smoky Mountains. 

I packed the fancy camera, downloaded all of the old pictures, cleared the disk and took 0 pictures. Yep. A big fat goose-egg. 

We went to The Dixie Stampede, Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, The Old Mill restaurant and I didn't bother taking a single picture. 

So, now we are home again, and I'm looking at an impressive amount of laundry, a filthy kitchen, trash that didn't get taken out for pickup on Monday and several deadlines that are creeping up on me. 
1. I need to finish the binding on the Mountaineer Baby Quilt. My newest nephew is due to arrive early next month.
 

2. I had hoped to have Darren's socks finished by Father's Day. I got tickets to a Heuy Lewis concert instead.


3. Still need to book a hotel room for the concert. 

4. Mom's birthday is coming up and I wanted to finish my summer KAL, Sand Castles Shawl, because it gets chilly in the hospital when she goes for chemo. 


5. School is finished, portfolio is done but I still need to get evaluations and my notice of intent to the board of education before the end of the month. 

I'm also stressing over these new government issues of removing country of origin from our food supplies. We get out beef locally, but may need to start raising some poultry...and doing more fishing. 

Anyway, I'm about done with my coffee and had better get busy. Money stuff first. I need to get finances sorted from our trip and go over the monthly bills. Probably my least favorite task. 


Apparently,

My iPhone and/or Blogger are conspiring against me!
I found several posts from the past couple of months that were never published. 
I'll be trying to re-publish them...in order...over the next couple of hours. 
Enjoy!