Thursday, July 28, 2011

long, hot summer

it's been crazy hot, crazy busy and i have been pretty slack about keeping up with folks via blog, twitter, fb, etc. what's going on? nothing. and everything. we've had lots of guests this summer (three norwegians!), and the usual summer camps, lots of work, gardening, pet stuff, pondering, exercising (not enough), blah, blah, blah. i have been busier than a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest.

here's some good stuff

one birthday. two bouquets. how cool is that? thanks to leslie and michiela for making my day a lot sweeter. it wasn't one of those important birthdays that ends with a five or a zero. but it is always nice to be remembered. that's the best gift of all.
 an awesome kid. she makes me laugh every day. and she's the smartest person i know.

the roses went nuts in the early summer before it got wicked hot. now they're making a nice buffet for a family of japanese beetles.

this is all the knitting i have done all  year. these are bonnie squares from an old rowan book. the yarn is paint box, a nice single-ply with quick color changes. i'm planning on making a small afghan with a solid crochet border connecting all the squares. i have about four balls of yarn left.

i had a lot of fun with my window boxes this year. i had the help of a very talented friend who guided me with some unexpected combinations.

other fun stuff: i applied for no-coast again and i'm hoping to be chosen as a vendor for the textile center's holiday show. wish me luck.

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