Thursday, April 21, 2016

Nothing to report…working on the scarf still…but here are some photos!

So, thought I would share some things I like…this is a catio to keep a cat safe outdoor, with an indoor space.  It has climbing stairs and plants to help shade the space.  I love it! 

This is going to be a project I put together for the deck!  I actually think it is something I can do by myself, and love the way it looks.

This is my Tommy Socks up on the neighbor's roof last summer.  Spooky eyes!

And this is a wall of plants from a house in Spain I think.  I just think this is such an awesome idea.  Hooks in the way where you can put the plants out during temperate times and bring in if you have to…and you can water them in place!

Found some squares from one of Margaret's mystery afghans from two years ago…(Mugginsquilts on Ravelry) so am going to put them together soon.  That might be in the next post.  Also the finished scarf. Sure am enjoying the yarn.

Have a great evening!

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Last Hat, New Scarf

This is the Patriot themed hat for my nephew John.  The pom has silver in it, not white.  Glad to have them finished, but have to say (again) that I really do love this pattern. Might try my hand at making something different but similar.

This is my side yard. The lilac, azalea and dogwood can be see all lined up. Very pretty!

I am making another infinity scarf for me.  It's about 7" across in Malabrigo Rios. Don't remember the color name, but I think it is gorgeous. Love all the colors as it will go with so many different outfits.  It is a simple hdc and sc across on even numbered stitches.  Super cozy scarf when all is said and done.

Lastly my beautiful pink azalea.  The yard looks glorious this time of year!  I have three pink dogwoods and a lot of purple and pink flowers.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Beanie and Blooms

After sending the hats to the kids….now am making hats for the parents!

This is one is for Megan.   I am not working on the hat for John…trying to make it look more like a Patriot's beanie for football season.  It's darker than the one for their son Jack.

If you ever want to make a beanie I'd suggest this pattern…Backcountry Beanie.  I think it works up a little large so keep that in mind.  It really is a great pattern!!

Just thought I'd throw in a photo of my pink dogwood tree that is in full bloom as an added delight.

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 9, 2016

More stuff + hats…Ellie and Jack's beanies

This is the stitch (and the photo is upside down) for the Backcountry Beanie.  I honestly LOVE this pattern.  The photos do not do the beanies justice…so much prettier than they look.  

Could not find my pom maker, so this was a little less than beautiful!

Ellie's beanie turned out cute, but I took a photo with the seam facing the camera so doesn't look as sweet as it should.  As long as Meg doesn't put it on her that way, it should be stunning! LOL!

Saw this on FaceBook.  I would really love to have one like this to drive down to SoCal for visits with the dogs!  Would need a better engine and something that got better gas mileage or else it would never make it up and down the mountain passes and gas would be a fortune!

All but two of these were made by Paula Tooke.  Different swaps.  I have had them hanging on the light above my sink since moving into the OR house.  I love having them there! So bright and cheerful for a place that is often cloudy and dreary.

This is the swap package I received from Denise (Deniseworld) on Ravelry.  It is a swap Bev started where we send off a box of what-nots and the recipient is to make whatever they fancy from the contents of the package.  
I think that I can make about four or five different projects with this!

Am sharing my two shelves of the Nutrisystem food I get every 28 days.  There are 24 dinners so that I can eat my own creations or eat out for four of those dinners.  So far have lost 8 pounds and am doing pretty well.  Some of the food lacks "eat-ability" but for the most part it is okay, and a few items are actually quite good.

The yard here in OR is beginning to show signs of Spring!  The front yard has already had bulbs come up, but the back doesn't have any.  Might have to remedy that.  The flame perennial azalea is looking really pretty.  Last year I put in the Bloodgood Japanese Maple right where it is needed for the summer sun.  I put in another one on the other side of the yard in line with this one, near a 3rd that was here already.  I plan on putting in a couple in the front yard after having taken out the 50 year old Atlas Cedar that was falling apart.

Happy Spring everyone! I hope the East Coast comes out from underneath their snow pack soon!!! We were in the 80's here for a couple of days, but back to the 60's for the next week! Nice!!