Sunday, September 30, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
While hooking up the boat Sunday morning, I was getting back in the driver's seat and this image hit me of what's been hanging off our rearview mirror for almost 4 years. It took my breath away. Maybe you had to be there, but it caught me off guard.
And I finally took this photo of one thing I started and almost finished while there: a baby sweater for no one. I just loved the pattern and did it in a cotton/cashmere blend. As you can tell, it needs the sleeves sewn in and cute buttons down the side and a good blocking. Then what? I don't know. But it was sure fun. Did you notice that there are leaves on the front? Does that shock any of you? :)
All in all, this was a fantastic trip, full of relaxing, napping, fishing, knitting (most of what I can't show you), good food and wonderful family and new friends.
I drove all the way back home this time, gave me great time to continue with my ideas for this new venture I want to go on. Bill was a great help - he slept and left me alone. :)
All in all, it was probably one of the best Okoboji trips we've taken for quite some time, and those of you who know our history and our issues, you would be celebrating right along with us. A huge thank you to supportive family and good friends (old and new) who aren't afraid to get down in the trenches to pull you back out. Blessings to each of you.
I will have photos of the Northern Bill and Greg from Indiana caught, along with some other minor stuff. Keep watching and keep smiling.
Friday, September 14, 2007
1. Company coming from Chicago for the weekend - arriving tonight. THEN all the Canadian fishing trip guys and gals will be over for a fishfry. They call themselves "The Planning Commission". The men do all the work, cooking and whatnot. So it should be a fun evening.
2. We both will be working Saturday which means we will miss the tailgate party. :(
3. Will have to just listen to the game Saturday night (while friends get to GO to the game, but that's why they are coming from Chicago) so we can get packed and organized for leaving Sunday early.
4. Auction Sunday morning in David City which is offering up some of mom's things she sold to her neighbor when she sold the little white house back in the 80's. Could be a lot of fun. Will see mother-in-law at that time and get her some art supplies from Lincoln.
5. Vacation to OKOBOJI till the following Sunday then. All the knitting is packed and arranged and VERY ready for the trip. Went to Threads yesterday to get the final supplies for the greeting card idea I have that needs a prototype done while we're gone. Bill is more than ready with his fishing gear. Will try to take Guitar Hero with us. Bill wants me to teach him how to do the 'slide' and 'hold down' tricks. HA! Maybe he'll finally get himself off the medium setting and put himself up to the next level.
6. Poor pups have to be boarded the whole time. We're bummed.
7. The shop is full up with work while we are gone, which means that I will be working via cell every day to make sure my plans are being followed through with. Am I being a little obsessive? Probably, but the jobs in-house right now are of the critical nature and high dollar tickets.
Hope to find you all doing well when we get back into the swing of every day life on the 24th.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
And no one gets to touch my YARN HO!
Here is a satchel that I will be felting at some point and lining. Pretty excited about this one.
And here is the shawl update.......... working toward the center back. Then will come the long and tedious part once this little mid-section is done.
I worked both days this past weekend, but still found some time to get my homework almost done and knit a little. I have photos of a couple more dishcloths for you, Carole, (well, one you can't have because it says YARN HO) and an update on the shawl which has been more rewarding than any other project I think I've done. I also was given an idea (maybe done already but I don't care) yesterday on my way to work for a unique kind of greeting card. It will take some work and time, but I'm thinking it could work somewhere in the local marketplace. Will take supplies along on vacation to work on ideas while I look out onto the lake from the best spot I can imagine. Looking forward to some down time, and some recouping time.
Hoping and praying you are all doing good, traveling safely and enjoying life.