Wednesday, January 21, 2009


For all practical purposes, it hasn't snowed here since early 2004, when Kirby was a puppy. On Monday they said it was supposed to snow 2-5 inches, and we got 7! Needless to say, we were pretty excited. We bundled up and went outside and stayed outside basically all day. It was so much fun!

Me with the boys.

Isn't he cute?

This was NOT supposed to happen!
Kirby and our snowman.

Kirby playing in the snow.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Christmas Projects

While I didn't get much knitting done during December, I had a reason. I was very busy with other projects. I made several felt ornaments, like my mom made when she was younger. (Those were so much fun, and so easy!) I made an apron from a pattern in a book my friend gave me for my birthday. It was my first big sewing project! (Not counting the quillow [quilt/pillow] I made several years ago. That was easy.) I had fun with it, and I just love how it turned out! I also made a tiny sweater for myself, and gave several as gifts. While I stayed with my grandparents for a week in November, we went ceramic painting. I painted an ornament, and it took me 4 1/2 hours! I adore ceramic painting. We don't have a good place close to us, so I only get to go a few times a year, but it's one of my very favorite things to do!Here are some pictures. I'm still learning how to use my new camera, so some of the coloring is not the best.

I finished the first pattern in the 2009 Dishcloth Hangups calendar. Patterns that use two colors are my favorites, and I love this one. The color combination is VERY different from anything I'd done before, but I had fun with it!