Look what we saw on a recent hike
in a forest preserve in Illinois!
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Monday, September 19, 2022
Saturday, September 17, 2022
It's taken me a while to have time to post, and I'm sure you probably noticed. We were gone over Labor Day weekend. We traveled by air for the first time since COVID appeared in 2020 and had a wonderful family gathering in Mundelein, IL. All 12 of us were there, and my sister and her husband also stopped in for a couple of days. We also visited some friends in Wisconsin and walked around where I grew up; that was fun, too.
I finally finished the Miss May shawl, which was a MKAL that I didn't finish on time, but now it's finally done! It's huge. At them moment I'm also working on another MKAL that I didn't finish as scheduled. I guess I'll never learn, but at least I used yarns from my stash for both of them!
Monday, August 29, 2022
The lilies are done now, but the black-eyed Susan vine is headed up to our second floor. The red dahlia is full of buds, and the indoor plant that's called Moses in the boat has lots of boats with flowers. Don't you just love this time of year?😄
Thursday, August 25, 2022
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Sunday, August 21, 2022
Friday, August 12, 2022
There are two birthdays very soon in our family, so I made a couple of bracelets.
Sunday, August 7, 2022
Sunday, July 31, 2022
This morning I was sitting at the computer and happened to look out the window and saw a deer stroll by! No photo, though as we were too slow getting outside to the front yard. Its antlers had two prongs!
I do have a finish to share, however. It popped off the needles this morning and is a small hat, just the right size for a preemie. I still have some of this yarn left (Hayfield Bouquet) which should be enough for a third one which has already been cast on. I just love this yarn; it's so much fun to see how the "flowers" turn out and where they "land."
Saturday, July 16, 2022
Yesterday, we took a walk on a local trail and had some surprises. Someone has placed a work of art on the edge of the trail along with a sign. The frog is made of metal and attached to the fence.
Monday, June 20, 2022
It's been a while since I posted. It's been busy here, and just recently, we lost two good friends. But I am ok, and actually have a finish to share. It was started long ago which you can probably tell by the yarn! And it's done at last. Hurrah!
That's it for now. I will try to post sooner next time. At the moment I am doing the Miss May KAL which is keeping my needles busy, but I actually need to finish something else soon. Have a great week!
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
I just finished another WIP! I love this pattern, and it's a fun knit. Don't ask me why it took me so long to finish though.
Monday, May 9, 2022
Well, the calendar says it's spring, but it's sure chilly and rainy here. The paper said we've already passed the average amount of May, and here it is only April 9th! However, it's spring in our house. Thankfully several inside plants are blooming now, three violets and the crown of thorns.
Crown of Thorns
Have a great week!
Monday, April 25, 2022
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Enjoy the rest of the week!
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
On a nice day last week we took a long walk through a nearby playground that leads to another neighborhood where we saw lots of cherry blossom "snow"!
From there we continued downhill to the entrance to our favorite canyon walk where we saw another sign of spring: skunk cabbage! In case you've never seen it, it's appropriately named!