Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
We ate some really awesome food...
and ate some more really awesome food...
stayed in a cool, retro hotel with Barbie & Ken framed near our bed...
had fun in the hotel lobby with strange curtains...
saw an AMAZING Louise Bourgeois exhibition at the Hirshhorn...
saw some incredible modern sculpture
and ate lunch at the American Indian Museum ....
Thanks, Pam & Becky!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Things you've already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven't done and don't want to - leave in plain font
1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band. (Does Rock Band count?)
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world.
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo. (Again, RockBand!)
11. Bungee jumped.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden a gondola in
29. Seen a total eclipse. (Of the moon)
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors. (Ireland, no; Scotland, yes!)
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language. (Spanish, French & German)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo's David in person.
41. Sung Karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Visited the
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Gotten flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood.
65. Gone sky diving. (absolutely not!)
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp. (Weird, I know, but I would like to visit one)
67. Bounced a cheque.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the
71. Eaten Caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in
74. Toured the
75. Been fired from a job.
76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the
80. Published a book.
81. Visited the
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in
84. Had your picture in the newspaper. (In college for my French family exchange)
85. Read the entire Bible. (part of it)
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. (Prepared a fish that the hubs caught)
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someone’s life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Seen the
96. Swum in the
97. Been involved in a law suit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The spring surprise baby sweater is almost finished...The pattern is Henry's Manly Cobbleston Inspired Baby Vest by Nikol Lohr [ravel it] It is a really well written pattern, and free too! Once I have buttons, I'll post the finished product. I absolutely love this sweater and can't wait to gift it!
This sweater is my labor of love, but I'm almost there. I purchased this gorgeous yarn at Rhinebeck (Briar Rose) and have struggled to whip it into something. There's nothing wrong with the yarn. It's Briar Rose Fourth of July - it's soft, squishy and the colorway (rose, soft orange and olives) is truly amazing. The problem that I've had is that to make a chunky sweater, I need to double the yarn. Doubling yarn with size 11 needles and my small hands hasn't been completely satisfying. After ripping out the first sweater I attempted last fall, I am now on my way with Emerald by Amy Swenson [ravel it]. This pattern is so interesting and really well written (it's also free on Knitty.com). If you decide to make it, pay attention while you're doing the waist and neck decreases as you'll be making them at the same time :)
Monday, March 02, 2009
We finally received snow in Richmond, and not just 1-2 inches of snow, but 7-8 inches! All Northerners are laughing at us right now, but it's super exciting when you NEVER get this type of weather. I feel like a kid.
On the finished object front: I've posted several times here and on FB that I'm in a knitting rut and have lost my knitting mojo. Nevertheless, I did manage to finish another small project in February. This sweater is for Ryden (the baby brother of Landon - remember the caterpillar sweater?) and I hope he's not too big to wear it by the time I see him!