Sunday, May 15, 2011

Phew!


Wow! This has been a busy and fun week. It began on Mother's Day with a ferry ride to Bainbridge Island where we had a nice lunch with Carl, Catherine, and Brent at a Thai restaurant. While they went to the Blackbird Bakery, I slipped into Churchmouse Yarns and Teas and bought several patterns and a skein of Koigu. The nice woman who waited on me offered to wind the skein, a offer I never refuse. It turns out she was the owner! Catherine and Brent gave me these cute socks which I just had to share. She found them in January at Lake Tahoe.

On the home front, the kitchen/family room floor is done and has been thoroughly inspected by Ginger. We are doing lots of laundry today as that floor is next. Then all that remains is the backsplash and floor molding. The latter is drying in our garage, and the tile was supposed to come in Friday, but we've been to busy to check.

Friday afternoon I sewed these booties together. They were an interesting knit but seem pretty small. These are done with dk yarn and the needles suggested in the pattern....newborn size maybe or slippers for an American Girl doll perhaps?

Our cherry tree is blooming despite the chilly, grey weather. The paper noted on Thursday that we've not broken 70 degrees here since last November! However, clloudy skies have made preparing for our Elijah concert a great diversion. We had two rehearsals with the soloists this week and two exciting performances this weekend. Here's a link to some photos that were taken Friday night. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! (And now that Elijah will have quit invoking "rain upon the thirsty land," maybe, just maybe, we'll see the sun?)

13 comments:

Linda said...

I can't wait to see your finished kitchen...it sounds like it is coming along! I love the socks...really cute!It is raining here today...the weather this year has been weird, indeed! We have noticed that although we have a ton of apples...there are very few peaches and the tree is filling in strangely. Have a great week!

Dee said...

Oh my gosh .... what CUTE socks.

Becca said...

Hi Judy! Oh I just LOVE taking the ferry over to Bainbridge. The last couple of times we did though, we just did it for the ride & view. Your flowers look so pretty, and I hope you are enjoying warmer temps now. Love your floor, and look forward to seeing more photos of your re-do. Counting down the days until we leave for Seattle! Enjoy your Sunday. :-)

Kathy A. said...

Oh Judy those socks are priceless!!!
Glad to hear the kitchen renos are almost done.
You should have been here for the garage painting - NASTY!!!

Merry said...

What great post....terrific photos and story. Love those socks.

Dorothy said...

I've still never been to Churchmouse Yarns, but I keep hearing wonderful things. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for later this week. Maybe we'll come close to 70!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Taking a ferry for Thai is almost romantic! Cute socks - perfect sentiment! That floor is beautiful, so I can only imagine what the rest looks like. Can't wait to see it all...

Alisa said...

Those little socks are adorable! I'm glad that your kitchen is almost done...be sure to post pics of the finished masterpiece!

kathy b said...

the little baby slippers came out adorable!!!!

Love that you snuck out to the yarn shop....of course I would do the very same.

Love your gift socks with the knitter and quilter on them. SO so cute.

Cranberry Morning said...

Sounds like a great Mother's Day! What cute socks. :-) And of course the gorgeous blooming cherry. Our flowering crab, which usually is full of blossoms in April, is just full of buds - but no blossoms yet.

Nice kitty. :-) I do love kitties.

Kathy said...

The little slippers are adorable as well as your new socks. Anxious to see your finished kitchen. We have had a few days in the 70's and much rain. The girls played softball in the rain yesterday, at least tried playing. Didn't end up to well. The season is now over....thankfuly.

hakucho said...

LOVE those socks, especially the knitting girl ones :)

Sharon said...

Looks like you have been busy. Your home will be wonderful. Love the socks!!! Yes the sun has come out and so have the bears around here. Makes gardening really exciting at times! Yes I cut my hair and ran around for days saying OMG what have I done. I am getting used to it now...