Friday, December 31, 2021

Day 365 of 2021

It's New Year's Eve. 
I finished a knitting project last night. 
There is football on TV. 
There is nothing else to do but cast on something new.


Thursday, December 30, 2021

Day 364 of 2021

I finished this tiny hat, so I guess the short rows worked out ok. 
A picture of the whole project will be posted soon, 
after it has been given to its recipient.


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Day 363 of 2021

I worked a short row section according to the directions tonight 
that was totally different than any other short rows I've done before. 
I think it turned out well. 
Time will tell.


Monday, December 27, 2021

Day 361 of 2021

I definitely need a haircut. 
I'm debating between a small change and a major change. 
Of course, I need to do some research. 
I'm not opposed to taking photos of hair I like. 
This one is on the cover of a magazine. 
I also took pictures of a stranger in the store, 
with her permission, of course. 
Stay tuned.

(Most recent picture of my current hair is here.)


Sunday, December 26, 2021

Day 360 of 2021

My knitting tools have finally outgrown their little pouch. 
I've been having a hard time finding things in the overstuffed pouch 
without dumping everything out each time. 
Thinking that I should make a bigger pouch, 
I realized that I had already made the perfect container. 
Since I made the Sew Together Bag, I had not found a specific use for it, 
but that changed today. 


Day 359 of 2021

Fireball and I had a very Merry Christmas full of Peace and Quiet. 
It was just what we needed. 
I hope you had the Merry Christmas you needed too.


Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Day 355 of 2021

You know I am highly distractible. 
While looking in the kitchen desk drawer for small Post-it notes, 
I came across my puzzle rings. 
They were quite tarnished so, of course, I had to start polishing. 
I found Post-its somewhere else.


Sunday, December 19, 2021

Day 353 of 2021

The dishes have been changed. 
I'm really feeling the traditional red and green this year. 

(meadow, slate, scarlet, evergreen, shamrock, white)


Day 352 of 2021

We set up the white tree today
 and threw on a few handmade ornaments I made last year 
and suddenly it's Christmas.


Friday, December 17, 2021

Day 351 of 2021

I'm sharing my breakfast since the rest of the day got away from me
 and I have no other photographic proof
 with the exception of my pedicure
 which I thought better of showing here. 
Breakfast: Leftover mashed potatoes with gravy
 topped with an over medium egg.


Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Day 348 of 2021

GB#1 and Bear are off on their next adventure. 
It's very quiet at our house.


Monday, December 13, 2021

Day 347 of 2021

All the little girls played one last time before parting ways 
until next time. 
At a red light on the ride home, 
I glanced back to see that GB#4 had fallen asleep. 


Sunday, December 12, 2021

Day 346 of 2021

We made ice skating wishes come true today. 
GB#1 and  GB#3 took to it very well 
and it all came back to R after a little "ice" time.


Saturday, December 11, 2021

Day 345 of 2021

Here is evidence that GB#1 is staying with us. 
She is loving the page-a-day Tangram calendar from 2009 that I never finished. 
Each day I give her another week's worth of puzzles to solve. 
She keeps getting faster at the problem solving. 
GB#1 is also fascinated with our glitter bottles - hours of fun.


Friday, December 10, 2021

Day 344 of 2021

We got new shirts for the little ones. 
We will not be all together this Christmas, so gifting happened early.

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Day 343 of 2021

I'm deconstructing the bridal bouquet and am loving the details.


Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Day 342 of 2021

I did get a chance to get some photos of the secret wedding project. 
I made a corgi puppy.


Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Day 341 of 2021

I've moved on to Christmas projects, 
but I have a secret wedding project I'll show you soon 
if I can get a chance to photograph it.


Monday, December 6, 2021

Day 340 of 2021

As things start to calm down, 
Fireball, Little E, GB#1 and I found time to play a new-to-me game 
that Little E and GB#1 recommended. 
It was tons of fun and I can't wait to play again soon.

(photo taken 12-6-2021)


Day 339 of 2021

We are enjoying yesterday's gorgeous flowers as long as they will last.

(photo taken 12-5-2021)


Day 338 of 2021

M is ready for her twice postponed wedding. 

(photo taken 12-4-2021)


Day 337 of 2021

Rehearsing for tomorrow's big event.

(photo taken 12-3-2021) 


Thursday, December 2, 2021

Day 336 of 2021

Pre-wedding activities involved cake and champagne. 
Good people, good time.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Day 335 of 2021

Fireball bought me the Stitch Supply Co advent calendar. 
(I had hinted and sent him the link for sign-up.) 
Today is December first. 
I opened box number one.


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Day 334 of 2021

I took this picture last night before I went to bed. 
Technically it was today as it was around 3:00AM. 
These headbands will look so cute on the flower girls at Saturday's wedding. 
I made them very late last night (very early this morning) 
because they needed to be done 
and I still had enough energy to accomplish just that.


Monday, November 29, 2021

Day 333 of 2021

I'm wrapping up a few last wedding things today. 
When a copper wire basket needs to be gold, 
enter my DIY spray painting booth made from an extra large box
 that just entered my home via a home improvement purchase
 and some fishing line. 
I hung the basket from the fishing line
 through a hole in the top of the booth 
and sprayed all sides at one time.


Sunday, November 28, 2021

Day 332 of 2021

Hello, from downtown. 
I do wish I had thought of taking the picture earlier in the day.
I believe the light would have been better.


Saturday, November 27, 2021

Friday, November 26, 2021

Day 330 of 2021

I was working in the workshop this evening. 
It faces west and has windows. 
I did not miss this wonderful view.


Day 329 of 2021

Happy Thanksgiving


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Day 328 of 2021

The last of the Thanksgiving Day food prep dishes are clean. 


Day 327 of 2021

Fireball in the midst of leaf pick up. 
The most interesting part of this picture
 is that he is wearing a hand-me-up jacket from Little E 
from more than twenty years ago. 
It's still in great shape and he uses it as his cold weather yard work jacket. 
The ear warmer headband was made by Little E much more recently.

Little E back in high school wearing the same jacket. 


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Day 325 of 2021

Another GB is another year older. 
She's getting so tall. 
Happy Birthday, GB#2!


Saturday, November 20, 2021

Day 324 of 2021

Seriously, CVS? 
This happening way too often. 
Last time it was a handwritten sign claiming a water main break.


Friday, November 19, 2021

Day 323 of 2021

I know it may not look like it here, 
but I organized, cut 
and framed a lot of wedding paper goods and signage today. 
Check that off the list.


Day 322 of 2021

In the 1982 animated short film The Snowman, 
the original version is narrated at the beginning 
with a wintery scene very similar to this. 
It felt very wintery today.
Now I want to sit down and watch The Snowman by Raymond Briggs.


Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Day 321 of 2021

The train table was in need of some serious dusting 
so I got out the vacuum and the horsehair brush. 
I'm feeling much better about it. 
 I noticed as I was getting ready to post this picture though I missed something. 
Do you see what doesn't belong? 

I also noticed that the last four posts didn't have much color in them 
so I'm glad I happened to find a bright and colorful subject for today.


Day 320 of 2021

The things you find while looking for other things-
This time it's one of my very favorite pictures of me with my dad. 


Monday, November 15, 2021

Day 319 of 2021

With just over two weeks until M and the Trumpeter's wedding day, 
and so much to do, 
my regular planner just isn't going to cut it. 
I'm transferring everything from my planner and my phone calendar 
onto these huge squares. 
From there I'll add specific tasks on specific days and get everything done.


Sunday, November 14, 2021

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Day 317 of 2021

Evidently this is "aleon phisics." 
I was told to memorize it and that there WOULD be a test later.