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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Another Finish!

These socks were a fun knit, and I know that I will make this pattern again. Try it, you'll like it!

You know it's fall when you see mushrooms and fall blooming crocus.

But does anyone know what this plant is?

Do think she likes her newest hat?


Happy Sunday!


Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Two Finishes Finally!

The prayer shawl is done and has been delivered. She loved it. The color is more blue than in this picture though. I have made this pattern many times.

These mitts were made for a good friend who found the pattern and is a pretty quick project. The yarn had a surprise white streak that was hidden in the middle, so I had to work around it!

On the last sunny day here we went to one of our favorite parks. It's right in the middle of town and appropriately named the Bellevue Downtown Park. It's a great place for a walk with lots to see, including some interesting artwork.

This piece recognizes that the park was created from what used to be the original high school, and on the back it says Union High School. The path leads to an interesting side trail with lots of flowers, bushes, and trees.

The ducks and geese love this park, too. You can barely see the water that circles the whole area. In the winter there's a skating rink there!

This is a photo of the most recent art installation. We were there once when they were working on it, and much of the many pieces were on the ground.

Despite the fact that we've been to this park so many times, this is the first time I'd ever seen this piece! It's right in the very middle of the park and not real obvious.  
Hope you've enjoyed this little tour. If you're ever in the area, we'd be happy to take a walk with you there!

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

My Scary Walk!


I am in the middle of making a prayer shawl for a friend who's just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and don't have any finishes, but I still try to walk everyday.  Yesterday this is what I saw! It's a little early, don't you think? And kinda scary, too!  It is only mid-September, isn't it?

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Sister Hats and a Morning Visitor

I just finished two hats for two sisters. I posted photos of the younger sister  a while ago, and their Grandma told me the older sister had almost outgrown the hat I'd made when she was born.  So I decided to remedy that issue. The pattern is the Pumpkin Beanie but not in anything close to pumpkin colors. I was so happy to have enough yarn for two hats!

Look who visited our yard this morning with Mama looking for breakfast! Apparently we run a deer restaurant!

Happy Sunday!

Monday, September 4, 2023

Finally a Finish and a Fun Walk

Here's another dishcloth from the same pattern as the last one. This one shows off the stitch pattern much better, just as solids usually do. Both sides are interesting. Below is the back.

And this is the front. It's a fun knit.

Last Saturday, we took a walk at a nearby lake.
It's well worth the drive, and there's also lots to do. It's about a 3 mile walk, but you can turn around any time. There's a splash pool for kids, boats to rent, swimming when the water's safe, just to name a few. The geese and ducks like it, too! Glad we went then because it's rained every day since then!

Happy Labor Day!

Monday, August 28, 2023

Yesterday Was an Interesting Day!

Yesterday we walked along the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) and got on at the Railway Station. There right beside some old tracks and a signal is an amazingly hearty tree!

 Also on yesterday I got two photos of a little one wearing the hats I made.  It was an unusually hot day, and she doesn't look very happy about modeling them, but it was nice to see them on her and a greatly appreciated surprise!

Have a great week!

Thursday, August 24, 2023

What a Nice Surprise!

 Not long ago Dick found this strange looking thing in the garage when he was looking for something.

All that he could see was the very top of the stem, and when he dug down a little further,
it turned out to be an Amaryllis that had been banished when it failed to bloom.

Well, it made up for that! After a few days in the sunshine, it had two pretty buds which was a very nice surprise.

The pretty flowers lasted for about a week! (And it will soon be time for it to go back to the garage...)

Hope you all are having a nice week; I've not been doing much knitting the past couple days because my hands are sore. Hopefully the soreness will go away soon!

Monday, August 21, 2023

Our Special Day!

Fifty-eight years ago we started our lives together and have been blessed with 3 wonderful children and 5 terrific grandkids as well as lots of fun memories. We sure feel blessed and grateful🥰!

Monday, August 14, 2023

August 14th Is a Special Day!

My Mom and Dick's Dad were each born on August 14th, and though they are no longer with us, we remember them fondly. 

In honor of them, this plant burst into bloom today!

And I even finished a project to donate along with a few other hats to KidVantage, a wonderful charity that is nearby and serves kids from birth-12 with things like diapers and school supplies!


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

An Exciting Weekend and Some Pretty Flowers

 Last weekend, the Blue Angels were in town, and we got a glimpse of them on Friday in the parking lot of a nearby shopping center, but on Sunday afternoon we walked up the hill to Somerset, and Dick was able to catch a few pictures of them.

It's much easier to photograph the flowers in our yard though because they stand still!

And so do the ones in vases.

We are expecting company from Minnesota tomorrow. They will leave on Saturday for Port Angeles to take a ferry to Victoria. Then that afternoon we will help Stella celebrate her 10th birthday and, on Sunday I will visit with some former workmates. Looks like a few busy days here! I hope you are enjoying these summer days, too. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Finally a Finish!

 It's been kind of busy here! We had a wonderful visit from our oldest grand daughter, and then had some landscaping done in our front yard. Despite the craziness, I actually finished a sock that had been ripped out and then started with a new pattern.  It fought me a bit, but they are done and even match pretty well.

We had a nice time with our sweet grand daughter and took her to see Snoqualmie Falls, and Bainbridge Island.  (On the island, we also visited a new yarn shop called La Mercerie. I behaved myself though and only bought some cute buttons.)We also took quite a few walks together before taking her over to our daughter's house for the rest of her time in Seattle. That night we all walked at Discovery Park and watched a beautiful sunset over Puget Sound.

Happy Cousins

One of the big trees at Snoqualmie Falls

Not too longer after that, we had some landscaping done and are very happy with the results.

Apparently this lace cap hydrangea approved and showed its approval with this bloom!

Enjoy this first day of a new month.  How did it get to be August already?

Sunday, July 16, 2023

A New Hat and Some Flowers

Our corn plant decided to bloom recently! The flower doesn't smell very good though and it drips a wax-like substance, so it's been removed.

And outside this crocosmia was looking great until a deer pruned it. Those flowers must taste great.

I finally finished this hat! It's supposed to be an easy pattern, but it made me crazy.

Happy Sunday!

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Happy Fourth of July! And 2 New Hats

I forgot to put this photo on my last post and just realized it's perfect for today! This little guy was on the road when we came back from Mount Baker, and we screeched to a stop to take a photo for our grandson who loves minions!  Have a happy celebration!

It was fun making this little koala bear hat for my friend's new grand daughter.  The second hat is an interesting project and making the bobble was fun.  Both patterns are free!