Friday, March 31, 2017

31 MARCH 2017



















The past week literally flew by, mainly in the car! We drove over 2000 miles in 6 days!
Our oldest is getting married to the most wonderful lady, truly a match made in heaven!
Eric and I needed to go to Chicago to line up the rehearsal dinner and Nat & Nate found a great restaurant. We had dinner there, then looked at the logistics of the restaurant- Nat booked it the following day. Then it was out to the western suburbs for the wedding shower and to meet Nat's family. The shower was beautiful and the 'in-laws' amazing. I'm just saying: 'a match made in heaven all the way around'. 
To top off an already over the top weekend, our youngest drove to Chicago from Minnesota! So good to see her, my grown up baby! 

Eric drove the entire trip and I knitted, (except those two hours we were locked in dense fog, the kind one can hardly see past the car hood...uhgg). I completed one project and put a big dent in two other knitting projects. Knitting in the car does not feel natural to me but the time sure does fly. 

While I was gone my sweet baby girl grew! She is exiting babyhood and has one foot in toddlerhood.
Taking her first steps on her own, knowing what she wants and more what she does not want. She packed away her soft indoor voice, exchanging it for the all on excited outdoor voice! This little girl keeps a smile on my face!
I'd say it has been a perfect week here at Little House.

The quilt was given to Nat and Nate-they loved it! 
I'm so glad all my kids love the quilts I make for them and are always grateful to be gifted my endless supply.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

15 MARCH 2017 - YARN ALONG






















Happy Wednesday and Yarn Along Day
I finished another quilt and am very pleased with the results! This is my third 2" square quilt that I have done in 12 months. I love being able to use up scraps, ( fabric is getting expensive, yikes), so it's a good thing I have a house full to sew up. Grandpa brought Baby B down to my stuffed sewing room and her eyes flew open and she said; 'WOW', with big smile on her face. I looked at her and said; "baby girl, you can have whatever you want in this room," she gets anything she wants from me. 
Photographing my newly finished quilts has been a joy out in the great outdoors.
Mountains and rivers make the quilts all the more beautiful!
I have not, however, made much progress on my poncho. I love this pattern, it reminds me of a mystery book. I'm learning several new techniques to obtain different textures on this knit. The yarn is Shelter and is lovely to knit with, all that lanolin in the fibers, yum-yum.


Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6, 2017











 Last week I went on a little photo shoot with a friend. I was there to take pictures of my friend in her amazing hand knits, and what fun that was! She has a fantastic eye for arranging and staging photographs. I decided to bring along my Homespun Quilt that I finished several weeks ago, but had not taken any pictures of yet. Oh, how happy I was with these pictures that I may never "just take a picture" of my quilts again. But take them out in our beautiful foothills/mountains to photograph, it makes for a great pic and I get out in the great outdoors. 
My week with Little B was spent playing, reading and walking, [she is the sweetest, happiest little girl-just love her to pieces].
Do you take pictures of your finished quilts? If so, where do you normally photograph them? How about your hand knits?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MARCH 1 2017









Not sure where the time goes, and I don't feel particularly busy either. I don't run around with a list of things to complete, yet things seem to get done on time. Maybe the trick is that if things don't get done in a certain amount of time, I feel it is meant to be. Baby B sets the tone for the day. Everyday she comes over, the first thing she wants from Grandpa is his notepad that is in his shirt pocket. She opens it up as if reading the daily 'to do list', then returns it to his pocket. Baby B checks this notebook several times through out the day---cracks us up every time! Oh, and she is so  helpful with my quits! 
I finished another pair of socks, these, the first in many years are for Eric! I do knit for my best friend, every ten years! Men's feet are so big! No wonder I rarely knit men's socks;-]

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