Monday, September 22, 2008

Knitted - Seafoam Green Star Afghan

Becky is turning 17 in October so I thought I would make her a lap afghan, she is always cold...Mom made me a lap quilt a few years ago for Christmas and I love the size and it is so beautiful, she inspired me! I found this pattern on Ravelry as a baby blanket. The designer took a German Doily Pattern published in 1912, and adapted it to a afghan. I just kept adding more yarn, kept knitting and came up with this beautiful creation. When you sit if is from your neck draped down to your toes, and it is a circle no corners. I hope she likes it I took it to "A Strand of Purls" my favorite knitting shop so I wouldn't be tempted to give it to her early. Laura the owner has it on display with other items to show the yarns she has for sale. I love going there and know that everyone is happy to see you. I go for the knitting club and whenever I need to escape my life and be with wonderful and kind people, I am continually amazed at how nice everyone is...because it really is hard to find a true friend.

The adventures of Lydia and Lily

As may of you know we have added a new member to team Dellinger Becky got a kitten a in August. She is very funny and I am very grateful Lily likes her I was really worried. Lydia thinks Lily is her sister. Burt says that is about right because Lily is not a dog but more a cat. They play and hang out together all the time. Although I worry that Lydia teases Lily too much and she may snap at her if she doesn't stop jumping on her head. Lily just looks at her like "what are you doing now!!!" It is never boring in our house.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

The Apron that I got from the Flirty Apron Swap by Shawnee

My dream vacation was to Japan. I would of course have to take Becky with me she could communicate for us. I got a beautiful red, my favorite color apron trimmed with gold. A recipe for Osaka Style Sushi and a pair of place mats and chop sticks, and some Strawberry Pocki which I shared with Becky and Logan. Yum....
So thanks to Paula for all of her creativity with my apron and dream vacation!

The Pop Tart Twins

Here is a funny picture of Becky and Logan. I got some pop tarts for Logan he loves them - and he saw the tattoos and wanted to put them on. Next thing I knew Becky and Logan were all tattooed up. They actually had them on for a few days, some kids from school asked if they were real! I couldn't believe it. Becky says there are a lot of kids at the high school with tattoos - what are they thinking. OK, here they are my pop tart twins........

The Attack of the Mushrooms

It all started with mowing over one mushroom. I never imagined it would expand to the craziness that it did. People are actually slowing down and stopping to look at the yard. I took pictures of them so Becky could use it for a art project, she is in a College Art course. I thought if she painted them in funky colors and designs it would make a great water color. I mowed the lawn again a few days ago and they are back. I actually picked the last batch it filled up a grocery bag and threw them away in the trash. I was trying to stop the spread. Well it is not as bad I didn't take another picture but there are only maybe 10 of them. They are still as big almost as big as a dinner plate but bigger than a dessert plate, crazy. My neighbor drinks his coffee on the front porch in the early morning and said it is really funny to watch peoples reactions to them.......

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My first Apron Swap

I participated in my first Apron Swap, Shawneeh's Flirty Apron Swap mailed the package sliding under the due date. I finished the apron a week or two early and couldn't decide what little presents or recipes I wanted to send with it. I finally found some at the local art museum wrapped it all up and took it to the post office. I can't wait to hear what she thought of it. It was so cute I hated giving it away. I really like making things and giving them to people, it makes me smile inside....