Saturday, April 20, 2024

Day 111 of 2024

I've got another evidence of spring picture, 
this time from Big D and R's garden.


Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Day 107 of 2024

Another item is done for Little E. 
This tank top will match the comfy pants and cardigan 
I made for her last year from the same fabric. 
Now she'll have a set.


Monday, April 15, 2024

Day 106 of 2024

I just washed (and did't press) the tea towel I bought in Bermuda. 
I've decided it's better to use this kind of treasure 
so that it can evoke memories frequently 
as opposed to the only occasional time I might come across it 
as it sits pristine in the kitchen cupboard. 
And if it gets worn out, 
there will be more adventures on which I can buy new tea towels.


Sunday, April 14, 2024

Day 105 of 2024

I began again with a different cast on
 and have made some pretty good progress.


Saturday, April 13, 2024

Day 104 of 2024

Other People's Gardens 
Things observed on a neighborhood walk on this beautiful day.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Day 102 of 2024

The hostas (and the weeds) are quite enjoying our recent rainy days.


Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Day 101 of 2024

I  have finally updated the incomplete posts from our latest adventure. 
The posts begin with Day 86 and end with Day 93. 
It was a great adventure
 and there is no way to cover all the fun things we did 
in just one picture a day. 
I am considering a post over on my other blog 
as a wrap up that would contain more pictures. 
I'll let you know and link it up if that happens. 
In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the newly posted pictures.


Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Day 100 of 2024

I cast on something new today. 
 I've had this yarn for probably 20 years, intended for another pattern. 
I couldn't get it to work for that pattern
 so I am hoping I can get it to work for this one. 
If not, I will be rehoming the yarn with someone else
 who may be able to use it. 
I'm not thrilled with the cast on method
 my new pattern called for though 
as it feels a bit sloppy. 
I may do a few rows of the next stitch pattern
 to see how I feel about it then, 
but there is a good chance I will start over
 with my favorite cast on, the long tail.


Monday, April 8, 2024

Day 99 of 2024

The Total Solar Eclipse 2024 was the experience of a lifetime. 
This photo is the best I could do with my limited equipment 
and lack of research on how to actually capture the moment. 
Regardless, it's a great reminder.


Sunday, April 7, 2024

Day 98 of 2024

I've changed the dishes to keep with the theme of the 
Total Solar Eclipse tomorrow. 

I did not look up all the colors I've used here, 
but they are most of my yellows, 
some of my oranges, black, gray and one turquoise for the sky.


Saturday, April 6, 2024

Day 97 of 2024

We had a family gathering. 
There was lots of fun and laughter. 
GB#5 was a lion and later, a monkey.


Thursday, April 4, 2024

Day 95 of 2024

On Monday the total solar eclipse will be visible in our city, 
barring cloudy skies. 
We are ready.


Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Day 94 of 2024

There is rain and cloudy skies today 
with no sign of light showing up any time soon, 
but I did note that in the week we've been gone
 everything growing at the house has made huge advances. 
The hostas in the front yard have all come up
 and the Bradford Pear in the back yard is in full bloom.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Day 93 of 2024

It's time to go home, but first I have a couple updates for you. 
The two bags I made before our travels made it here with us
 and were given to Little E and L. 
They are meant to be used as dice bags which is what they will do. 
Because there are mesh divided pockets inside 
they could also be used for jewelry as was guessed on the What is it? post.

My goal of making the crocheted Wednesday doll did not happen. 
No matter what light I tried to work in, including bright daylight, 
it was impossible to see my stitches when working with the black yarn. 
I stopped my efforts and brought all the pieces with me. 
I offered it to Little E to make if she wished. 
She took up the challenge and finished it just after we departed. 
GB#1 was delighted to find that the figure was actually for her.

Monday, April 1, 2024

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Friday, March 29, 2024

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Day 88 of 2024

Tonight we attended the awards ceremony for an art contest 
in which Little E had a piece entered. 
She did not win an award but it was such a fun event. 
We got to see her piece and all the other entries in the gallery, 
eat cookies and drink champagne.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Day 87 of 2024

A fast walk down the road and up a hill 
gave us the opportunity to see this beautiful sunset. 
The answer to where we are should be evident from the picture below.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Day 86 of 2024

Fireball and I are off on another adventure. 
Can anyone guess where we are? 
These chickens are part of the wild life here 
although these specific ones are definitely treated as pets.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Day 85 of 2024

The weekend sewing didn't get done on the weekend, 
 but some of it got done today.


Sunday, March 24, 2024

Day 84 of 2024

Monday's list is a long one. 
Monday is also laundry day. 
I'm going off script and starting laundry tonight to make tomorrow easier. 
This plan works for me.

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Day 79 of 2024

Here is a blast from the past. 
I made this dress in 2017 for GB#2 for her Easter dress. 
Now it seems that it may fit GB#5 this Easter. 
It is pressed and ready.


Monday, March 18, 2024

Day 78 of 2024

This is my goal for tomorrow: 
Start and finish this project. 


Sunday, March 17, 2024

Day 77 of 2024

I broke out my forever scarf tonight. 
I will have some free time soon in which I'd like to insert a knitting project
 that can feel productive while at the same time be relatively mindless. 
I'm trying this out to see if it fits the bill.


Saturday, March 16, 2024

Day 76 of 2023

You know I love building things and seeing how things are built. 
I saw this slant-roofed "grill gazebo" and had to see how it was made. 
I took a couple pictures.


Friday, March 15, 2024

Day 75 of 2024

I've been working on some little gifts. 
I'm very happy to be finishing some things ahead of time. 
Does anyone want to guess what these will be used for? 
What is it?


Thursday, March 14, 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Day 73 of 2024

It looks like my new hydrangeas 
might have made it through their first winter.


Monday, March 11, 2024

Day 71 of 2024

I bought a new-to-me pair of pants over the weekend. 
I got them at a thrift store so the first thing that happens is a good wash. 
That happened today because Monday is laundry day around here. 
The stretch at the waistline is almost nonexistent
 so I will be replacing the elastic. 
Unfortunately, this means tearing out three rows of stitching. 
I started that task today, but then my neck light started to lose power 
and now I have to wait for either my light to charge up or some daylight. 

And since when did pants get so expensive? 
This pair is the same brand and exact style and color 
I had just tried on at the retail store earlier in the day. 
These pants were just over 10% of the retail cost.


Sunday, March 10, 2024

Day 70 of 2024

The Indiana Flower + Patio Show 2024 was full of the promise of spring
 and full of inspiration for my own yard.


Saturday, March 9, 2024

Day 69 of 2024

In just a few hours, this clock will finally show the correct time. 
It will be correct for the next 34 weeks
 at which time it will go back to being wrong.


Friday, March 8, 2024

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Day 67 of 2024

I'm beginning to not mind trimming these squares. 
It's a good thing since I will be doing so many this year
 for the temperature quilt. 
These pretty ones are for another project.


Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Day 66 of 2024

My temperature quilt blocks are coming along. 
The left is January and the right is February. 
If you go back to my other "temperature" posts, 
you can compare the January blocks  
and see that I did replace one of the fabrics. 
I am happy with this decision. 
Here is a little more information about the set up of the blocks. 
The house facades depict 30 days of the specific month. 
If the month has 31 days, that house gets a tree in the yard. 
Since my quilt will have both high and low temperature blocks, 
I have split the tree in the same manner as the house blocks. 
Since February has only 29 days, 
I have added something special in the empty spot. 


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Day 65 of 2024

Well, this was certainly a surprise I wasn't expecting today. 
Note: It wasn't for me specifically but for anyone who entered this room. 
It was fun, though, and made me smile.


Monday, March 4, 2024

Day 64 of 2024

Fireball and I have the task of choosing new flooring
 for one of our bathrooms. 
These are just some of the samples we are looking at.
Decisions are hard for me. 
Please wish us luck.

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Day 63 of 2024

Besides a good power wash, the deck needs a bit of repair. 
It has come to our attention recently that the two boards
 which I have removed were rotten. 
Upon closer inspection, it appears that I will need to remove more boards 
to determine exactly how much will need to be replaced.