Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 11, 2009 - Phoebe

Here is Phoebe. She is very sweet, but needs to learn her manners. I heard rattling in the kitchen and she had her front paws on the table and had polished off half a stick of butter. She also likes to nose around in the waste paper cans. But we like her anyway!

January 11, 2009 - Another diversion

My sister has started knitting tiny caps for preemie babies. When she and her family were here for Christmas she gave me the pattern and I was hooked!

Usually when I travel I take a book to read. This past week my daughter and I had a vacation to our magical place and instead of a book, I took my knitting (packed in my checked bag).

Late afternoons and evenings I worked on the caps and came home with 3 of them. Aren't they adorable?

January 11, 2009 - We're excited!

Today we are picking up a four year old female golden retriever. We'll have her with us for a week, to see if she would be a good addition to our family. Her breeder wants her to have a litter of pups this spring, and if all goes well, she will join our family this summer! Her name is Phoebe. I'm sure I will be posting some photos : )

Sunday, January 4, 2009

January 4, 2009 - Star Student progress

This is going together pretty quickly, although sewing through the points of the flying geese is a bit tricky. There are at least 6 layers of fabric at the point, so the machine needs some encouragement to get through the thickness.

2 borders remain, the outer border is a piano key border with 104 pieces. Stay tuned. Get it?


Thursday, January 1, 2009

January 1, 2009 - Happy New Year!

Today I made Crock Pot Taco Soup. It is fabulous! I got the recipe from a blog that had a new Crock Pot recipe every day for a year. Here is the link

Be sure to use a super size crock pot, it makes enough for a small army. I will probably cut the recipe in half next time, it made so much!

Today I also made 10 bean bags for my friend's school, and I am starting on the flying geese for the Star Student quilt! Photos when I get farther along in the process.