Sunday, September 27, 2009

Interview with a Sheep

We had an amazing time at Oregon Flock and Fiber.

I will collect photos from the various cameras and share our wonderful weekend, but until then, enjoy my interview with a sheep, courtesy of Miss Sarah!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Time to get the Quilts out (or finished!)

This is a quilt that my grandmother made for me and gave me 12 years ago when I graduated from high school. I love this quilt. It is soft and comfy, and perfect in every way. The only problem is that the Duke thinks so too. Often when I go looking for it I find it, with him cuddled up beneath it! Sometimes I join him, but the quilt is only a twin size quilt, so then we are pulling and tugging and it just doesn't work. A new solution had to be found.

Last winter I purchased the fabric for a quilt just for the Duke. I let him choose from one of the Turing Twenty quilt patterns (of course he chose the most intricate one!) I got a good start and then, like everything else it got put on the back burner as I struggled to finish school and be a mom.

It has been on my TO-DO list all summer. I even took it to Utah and worked on it, but I forgot some of the pieces, so it didn't get finished. Well, today while Little Sir was happily playing with his friend and their nanny, I got the top done!!! Now of course the quilt isn't done, but I am "outsourcing" the quilting and the binding, cheating? maybe, but the Duke will be happier with a finished quilt and a sane wife.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Knitting? Yarn? What?


Yes, yes, but it's a surprise, so you'll have to wait. Also, knitting with a two year old is actually completely impossible, so it's going kind of slow.


Little Sir was given this vest a few weeks ago by the Queen Mother. Yeah, I love the vest, the colorway made me want to puke.


So in a moment of insanity when I had 8 zillion other things to do, I decided to do this to it. Problem solved. (I don't know if you can see a very big difference, my flash sort of washed out the second photo, but it is a pretty dark gray now instead of white.)


Also, this weekend was the Duke's Birthday. We went camping (I know, what was I thinking?) And since cakes don't travel well, he got cupcakes this year. They were fun to make, I swirled vanilla and chocolate batter together.


Here they are frosted! They were tasty if I do say so myself. Oh, and in case anyone is wondering you CAN make "butter" cream frosting with high quality margarine. You just have to add more frosting than you normally would. Tastes pretty good too! :) Oh, and don't add food coloring to them- it doesn't work well.


And just for the record. . . :)

Saturday, September 05, 2009


There is still a lot of great yarn left. Still a basket full of Rowan, two of Louisa Harding, one of Jeager, some Kreamer, TONS of sock yarn still left (200 pair of socks anyone?) Lots more- think 30 huge bins still full of yarn.

Come on over!

13716 Midvale Ave. N. Unit B

Friday, September 04, 2009


1. Robyn
2. Leah
3. Marisa

Ladies, check your email. Print the email that I send you and bring it with you!

Congratulations and SEE YOU ALL THERE!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Last Day to Enter the Yarn Sale Contest

My sister and her husband and both her adorable little boys are HERE!!! We are getting ready! My garage is nearly full of yarn, books, needles (we are very excited!)

We will announce the winners of the contest tomorrow night. You can enter until 10 pm tomorrow (Thursday)

Enter up to three times

See the last three posts.