Monday, October 24, 2011

10 Things to Do Before I'm 40

I need a jump start. Yep, I've been procrastinating for too long since we've moved to Colorado. Since I'll be 40 in January, I've decided to at least list some goals that I have before that big milestone:
  1. Run a 5K - The hubby and I are currently training and I hope to get off my duff and run the Turkey Trot in Castle Rock next month.
  2. Finish another easy baby quilt - Must.get.sewing machine!
  3. Make this owl from the Purl Bee
  4. Finish up a shawl for someone special
  5. Learn how to snowshoe in Rocky Mountain National Park
  6. Finish up more of my felted bird Christmas ornaments
  7. Buy a bird feeder for the newly landscaped back yard
  8. Go to knit night at Stash
  9. Lose 5-10 lbs
  10. Buy curtains

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Granny Teague

I came home tonight after picking up the CSA loot, and proceeded to snap beans for a vegetable soup. What a relaxing experience it is to snap beans - pop (1st end), pop (2nd end), pop (middle). This sound reminded me of Granny Teague, who every summer tirelessly took care of all of the cooking, sewing, canning, gardening, cleaning and rearing of all of us grandchildren. She would work in my uncle's chicken houses early in the morning and come back to fix me and my cousin breakfast on our summer vacation. She would then start on lunch - biscuits, ham, snap peas - maybe fried okra or squash depending on what was in the garden. Love you Granny.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Latest and Greatest




We recently moved to our new house and I'm in the process of looking at sunsets and creating a craft room! Lots more to do here, but here are the beginnings of my retreat!


Saturday, March 05, 2011

Monday, December 20, 2010

December Fun!

Love, love, love this yarn in this very simple shawlette. And, more birds for the tree!





Sunday, December 12, 2010

And Today's Lesson Was...


Blanket stitch, French knots, chain stitch and stem stitch. Isn't she cute!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Crazy for Owls





I took a class to learn how to make Edmund, a holiday owl at Fancy Tiger last week. It was so much fun! I've gone nuts for owls ever since the class and have been crafting away. My owls look pretty homemade (not handmade), but I'm learning the blanket stitch and how to mess around with felt. The hubby's owl is in the back in WV colors of blue and gold :) Happy Holidays!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!


Our first Thanksgiving day in Denver was filled with yummy smells, lots of sunshine and sleep. We were recovering a bit from our trip to Paris (which was AMAZING). The Thanksgiving weekend has been full as well...shopping and running around. I managed to finish the shrug I started quite some time ago. It's snuggly and warm. I'm not sure about the sleeves, as they tend to poke out. We'll see if I actually wear it. The yarn is amazing though - Misty Alpaca hand painted. Beautiful!