Monday, August 8, 2016

august...8th

summer will be over - another one with wasted time and money for lake Havasu

things on the home front haven't been what I expected...

oh well, that means we'll make up for it over the winter months, and truthfully, I enjoy those more anyway

I have been super busy with my knitting needles...

I've run out of time to upload the pics today...

I'll continue on tonight when I get home from work..

for now, enjoy your day....

wishing you a good one!!


Sunday, July 31, 2016


my beautiful pop of color!!! 
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there've been packages in my mailbox every day this week...

three of the four yarns for my Stephen West shawl are here now...
still waiting ..... one remaining chocolate brown being mailed from Canada??
did they have a mail strike up there?.... is my lovely yarn stalled in a bundle of trapped mail?
word is through the podcast world....a strike was on the way...

if so, I have at least a dozen other projects and three on the needles now to keep me busy...

my cozy memory blanket has received lots of love and attention the past two weeks, so I've folded it up, tucked it inside the project bag...and set it aside for another time...

socks, shawls, hats and surprises all need some loving attention...

Zoe has requested something very special...with Sept. weeks away and school about to begin...I want to make sure I have this special request ready and waiting when the proper weather arrives...

what did she request?...something only a five year old would hope for....in the brightest color pink I can possibly find....so for now?...the search is on for the pink!!

along with the project list getting longer...
my project bags are growing in number and styles...

I recently had someone ask me what's on my bucket list of yarns...

that's an easy answer.....I want it all baby....every last beautiful natural fiber skein out there...

have a happy week ahead...I'll be joining the knit group Monday again...


natural...undyed...merino!!


ready for another row on my memory blanket....
my longest project without an end date....on purpose! 

a special treat I'm glad I decided to rejoin after a few years of being missing in action...

see you soon, fingers crossed the chocolate skein comes today...I can't wait to cast on!!

Friday, July 29, 2016

hello...happy Friday!!

I'm wrapping up the end of a work week today...

grateful for having a paycheck to deposit....

and looking forward to time spent with friends over the weekend while hubby continues to be away visiting his Mom...

he left me with a non properly working toilet and an irrigation controller that's not programmed correctly...

the plumbing can be resolved by using the other bathroom....

the sprinkler system?

well, after getting somewhat crabby at the instructions he left me with....
I turned the knobs this way and that a couple of times on the controller dial....
and shut the door on the box and walked away muttering to myself...
knowing that I had no idea as to what those instructions were...nor did I care...

well, low and behold...
this morning when I woke up and went outside on my way to work....
the entire property looked to be fully soaked and relieved for the moisture that has been withheld...

now, I may have used up the resources of California's drought situation...
but honestly, I don't care a hoot...

my yard has suffered long enough...

so word to those who may...my investment means more to me than your dead yard while you save water (which you are fooled thinking our yards will save the state)

will the water come back on tonight? who knows?....

guess hubby will just have to figure it out when he returns...

until then?...my flowering lantana is grateful and rewarding me with new red blooms!!

see you soon, the mailman left me a present in the post...

and you have to see it!!!