Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ten Days

I have been taking pictures every day, but not posting. Oopsie. I had an amazing birthday last week. I made some super yummy cupcakes.
And had a great birthday party at the American Legion with Jill, my parents, and lots of friends.
Jill got me flowers nine days ago and they have been the subject of most days' pictures. They amazingly still look as good as the first day she brough them home. Who would even want roses?
Don't know what the big flower is, but it's definitely one of my favorites. So pretty!

The ever-cranky Paisley even sat still long enough to get a picture (even though I didn't do quite as well at holding the camera still).

Used my ghetto swift to wind the plies for my very first 3-ply yarn.

Got my super soft batt from bohoknitterchic as my prize from the Halloween SAL.

And along with it came the Bedtime Bear batt that was my birthday gift to myself (well, one of them). I love it... so sparkly!095

And I got this great shag carpet yarn from craftypuppylover. Look how awesome it was in a ball.
And I made it into the Golden Tulip Cowl, which I LOVE.

To finish off this amazingly long post, here are a few of some Mayo Clinic buildings, out the bus window as I was waiting to leave downtown last week.

That has to cover at LEAST the past 10 days, considering these flowers are again calling me to take their picture today. They're just so darn pretty. Happy Turkey Day! :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Combo platter

I have taken pictures the past few days, but haven't posted. So, here's the combo platter from a few days. SO happy it's Saturday even though Iowa just lost their football game in overtime... ugh. It was such a close game. Looking forward to Sunday and a nice, relaxing day.





Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Starry Beret

Started the Opus Spicatum last night and finished tonight. Love the hat. But I knit too loose and it turned out really huge. Threw it in the dryer for awhile and may have saved it enough to be wearable. We'll see when it's dry. :)

Last night's photo.

And a few from tonight. After it got wet it grew even more. Oopsie. I'm not sure if llama will shrink when it dries... we'll see. I really like it, even more than I expected to and I hope that I cam make it work for me.

Monday, November 9, 2009


Yesterday Jill hung up the little Ikea rack for pot lids. We really had nowhere to put them before, so it's nice they have their place. Everytime I go to the garbage can though I can see my reflection in the lids. I can't help but make a funny face every time. They are lined up just so that the bottom two have the same image, only different sizes. It's fun. I like it. Here's what I came up with:



I guess it kind of reminds me of those silly fun house mirrors... in a good way. I'm so easily amused it's ridiculous.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Is summer back?

We had another amazing day. The weather was perfect, we hung Christmas lights, raked leaves and have everything all in order outside for winter (even though it feels so far away when it's t-shirt weather). This is another of my favorite pictures from yesterday.


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Warm Fall Day

The weather today is amazing. One week after the blustery cold Halloween and we are near 70 degrees with sun. The windows are open and the fresh air feels amazing. The dogs are so happy to be outside (though the barking at squirrels could stop anytime).

Caught Basstion mid-yawn.

And the always hard to photograph Madison with her Wiggly Giggly toy that no longer has any wiggles or giggles left. She loves it all the same.
wiggly giggly love
Now if I could ever get her to actually LOOK at the camera.

Kiwi and Biggs getting a drink, I love the long shadows and Biggs' tongue in the bowl.

And Madison playing her favorite game of all time. Jump on the toy as hard as you can and see where is bounces.
bouncing the tennis ball

I love WARM fall days with crunchy leaves underfoot!

Friday, November 6, 2009


Ok, Jackie of the KIPing it Real podcast has planted the seed to do photo365 and post a photo each day. I can't even blog regularly, but I'm going to try it. Especially since I have a new camera and one of the main reasons listed for taking on this project is to become a better photographer, definitely something I want to do. Something is also mentioned about sharing through flickr, but I think I'm going to try to put at least a photo on the blog every day. Even if I don't write anything. I don't think I can handle blog365 and photo365. And I care more about the pictures anyway.

Today's pictures are of Ziggy our 5 year old buff tabby cat. He came with half a tail as a tiny kitten and is really hard to photograph. But, yesterday I got out the camera and he sprawled king of the jungle style and posed. It was his day for pictures. Of course I got a bunch of not so good ones (I'm getting used to the new camera, or so I tell myself), but a few that I really like and that totally capture his easy-going nature and interesting color.



I have a suspicion during this long Minnesota winter I'll have lots of pet photos. It's just too darn cold to go outside! But, it will give me lots of lighting challenges as there is just nothing worse than the glowing cat eyes in a camera flash. As for now tomorrow is supposed to be 68 degrees and sunny. Yeah!