Friday, March 27, 2015

i have a little addiction...

it all started with the blanket below
jesse's blanket...there i said it....she is my enabler :)


jesse is a beautiful knitter and always inspires me with her projects
take a look at the socks this girl knits.....amazing!



with the help from Andi of my sisters knitter , the inspiration of jesse & ravelry,
my addiction began.

Andi (my other enabler) was sweet & fed my addiction by send mini skeins to get me started & sent
me to a video on you tube to help me along~

sock yarn blanket tutorial


and tea...she sent one of her favorite teas :)


look at those little bitty skeins..those are andi's
(my yarn is the messy looking balls)
how could you not fall in love



oh the fun this is! 


my favorite part of this project is adding yarn from projects that i have knit
and adding yarn given to me from friends 
so many memories in a single project

if anyone is interested in starting this project & would like me to send
you some mini skeins, just drop me a line :)

xo ~ a special thanks to andi & jesse  ~xo

~*~

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

pink, yellow, purple, green...anything but white!

i have come to the conclusion that we continue having snow
because 
a. i still have a little snowman decoration on my porch
b. my blog STILL has a snowy picture on
c. i live in the wrong state

i can't do anything about c at the moment
but i did take the snowman down
and
i've put a pretty sunflower in place of the snowy picture

COME ON SPRING!!!!


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

gardening......and so it begins!


i can't speak for everyone
but
i think just about everyone i know has had their share of winter!


this has been the scene at our house for most of the past month...
(our house looks crooked...lol)

but...

the first of the gardening catalogs have been showing up in the mailbox
giving us hope that spring will indeed show itself  :)

the hubs & i started planning the garden today....yeah!!!!!!
the peas, according to my grandad, should go in the ground on st. patricks day



we did raised beds last year so this year will be easy peasy compared to last


are you planning on planting anything this year?

~*~


Sunday, February 15, 2015

I know better but I did it anyway...

Pipers Journey....and a journey it has been!

First let me begin by saying I received this pattern for my birthday last year
from my friend Andi over at My Sisters Knitter 
Thank you Andi!

It is a Quince & Company pattern (Andi knows me well :)
and
I ordered Quince & Company yarn (heavenly yarn)

now...had only they included a little note in my package that said

DON'T FORGET TO KNIT A SWATCH TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE!

they did not
so
i did not

i don't really blame Quince & Co., i know better...i really really do
i have only myself to blame  :(


this is pipers journey  take 1

pretty little bandanna don't ya think?
it's suppose to be a shawl
 ( it was a very little shawl)

i knew in my heart it was small but i thought it could be a nice scarf
(it was even little for a scarf!)

i had completed the pattern & thought hmmmmmm
the picture on the pattern wraps around her neck twice...
mine wrapped once, and barely that

the above picture is done
 except for the lace section which doesn't make it longer, only a few inches wider 
but i forged ahead & added the lace

(insert cuss words here)

(insert more cuss words here)

so gauge is important you say 
ok, i'll give this gauge thing a shot
suggested needle size 6....well you see how that worked out
so i tried size 7...nope
size 8...right on the money


this is pipers journey take two

it's already bigger than journey 1 and i'm only half way on the length

so lesson learned

gauge does matter

(take everything everyone ever told you about gauge & insert here)

to be continued....



~*~

Thursday, January 29, 2015

baby reed...


our son doug , our daughter in law ashlie & their daughter iris

welcomed "reed douglas" on december 25th

so precious is this little one











~joy~

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

the pixie is in the house :)

today turned out to be many things!
a snowday
a no work day
a no school day
a no volunteer day
a baking day
a "lets set up a playstore in the living room" day

we've had the first winter storm of 2015
several inches of snow followed by single digit temperatures 
brrrrrrrrrrr

sounds like a good reason to stay home
so stay home we did & the pixie came by to spend her snowday with us...yeah!!!!!


we baked flourless peanut butter cookies with kisses
it's paula deens recipe....super easy, gluton free & makes less than 2 dozen, so quick i tell ya!


then we set up a playstore for shopping


complete with shopping baskets



a discounted holiday department



and of course a check out girl

it was the best kind of day :)

how do you spend your snow days?

~*~






Wednesday, December 31, 2014

welcome little one~

*joy*


Reed Douglas was born to Douglas and Ashlie 
on
December twenty fifth, two thousand fourteen
seven pounds and ten ounces
nineteen and one half inches
at eight fifty seven am
he was greeted by his big sister Iris Grace

~*~