Saturday, September 21, 2013

On The Needles

I've been tempted once again. I am doing the 4th Quarter Challenge at the Loopy Ewe. I have a chance of finishing this one on time since it doesn't have to be done until the middle of December and I'm hoping to have it done before then. I am doing the Pine Forest Baby Blanket with Cascade 220 wool in violet. It is such a pretty soft color and I'm liking it alot. 

If you want to see what everyone is knitting check out Patchwork Times .

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Laugh for the Day

The daughter unit sent me a bunch of pictures today. There was one that describe Squeaker perfectly.

And that is why his sharp claws are kept cut short. Describes him perfectly when he plays.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Early Christmas

Today Christmas came early at our house. I'd rec'd an email earlier in the week from the Daughter Unit saying be looking for a box with an early Christmas Present. Since for the last several years we've always told the Kids we want nothing we already have everything we were wondering what would show up. This afternoon Fedex delivered a box which was to heavy to be nothing. Meet Neato.

After unpacking Neato we sent him to the charger for about 3 hours. About 4:30 I thought I'd turn him on and see what happened. He's louder than I thought, but very interesting to watch. Neato came out of the starting gate and Squeak immediately went over to see what was this noisy thing.

Meanwhile, Lucy and Emma were trying to figure out what was it doing, were they safe where they were, and how to hide from it. Emma hid in the corner until she could out run it.

 Squeak didn't trust it so he was keeping an eye on it as long as it didn't turn around and come after him.
P.S. See the nice new laminate floor the Daughter Unit and The Soon To Be Son In Law Helped to do.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


August was a busy month around here. Put the finishing touches on the wedding quilt going to Washington for our son's wedding. Had to take all 4 cats to the vet to get clearance for them to board while we were gone. They were not happy with us.
Drove up to WA stayed for 5 days and on the 6th day we made the 12 hour drive back home bringing our daughter and her fiancee for a visit. I hadn't seen Margaret for 10 years so it was really nice to see her and meet Mike. While they were here Margaret insisted that we rip up the carpet in the dining room, hall and living room and put down the laminate flooring we had been planning to do this one of these days soon, but just hadn't gotten around to it yet. Poor Mike spent 3 days of his vacation putting down flooring. He'll probably be afraid to visit again. We are very, very, very grateful for their help. We had a good time anyway. Then we drove them down to Salt Lake to catch their plane home.

I followed the wedding photographer around and took some pictures. After a short rain shower the sun came out and the wedding went on as planned by the golf course.
The day after the wedding was spent opening gifts with family and friends. There were guests from, England, Australia, Washington, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

As much as I had dreaded the trip it was a fun wedding and visit.
Margaret and Mike are planning a wedding after the first of the year and are thinking of flying out to Las Vegas to get married. That's close enough I can attend if we can find a non smoking place to stay. Well, that about covers it around here. Looking forward to cooler weather and the grapes getting ripe. It's time to get back to organizing the sewing room and getting some sewing done.
What did you do for August?