Sunday, February 27, 2011

For baby one and baby two...

... one in pink and one in blue!
Yep... more babies on the way!
These are for my friend who's expecting twins.
The shower is in two weeks... babies should be here in about about eight.

These should help keep these little ones warm and snugly.
Can't wait to meet them.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Making pretty things

I can finally post a picture of my first completed crochet project... 
a shawl for my Mom-in-Law.

This was an excellent project for a newbie like me - 
and it was a FREE pattern from Lion Brand, the Lavish Lace Shawl.
I used Vanna's Glamour, Onyx.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

12-of-12: February 2011

I love when the 12th falls on a Saturday... I can take my time and enjoy snapping away throughout the day.  I had LOTS of plans for the day, some happened, some did not.  All-in-all it was a great day... and as soon as I'm done posting, I'm going to finish it off with a snuggle and a movie.  (Better hurry.)

But first, thanks, as always, to Chad Darnell for thinking of this fun project.  It's been a blast.

9AM - Time to make the muffins!
I've been looking forward to these yummy treats for a week... Raspberry-Lemon Muffins that use yogurt & cottage cheese instead of milk and only 1/4 cup of oil. Mmmmmmmm!

All ingredients - ready to go!
Goldfinches share their morning with us
LOTS of snow - the bar across the door is 3' tall
Muffins are ready!

1:30PM - Time to play outside!
My sister and her kids were supposed to come out to see us this morning... but the falling snow made the roads too nasty for her to make the trip.  The dogs still needed some running around, tho.  So we played in the BIG snow in the yard.

Awww... poor little grill, so sad that it's all covered up for the winter.
I made the kids a Puppy Habi-Trail (yes, the snow is THAT deep)
Using the trails to get to Mom...
... and puppy treats!
5PM - Time to finish chores!
I was going to try to make this a "theme" month... Fe-blue-ary - where all the pictures are of something blue... but, alas, I failed.  I got a couple blue things, like this...
Boring... I know... but I needed squirts in my car

... and this beautiful shot of the evening sky... (if you look closely, you can see the ski slope in the distance)
Much better!

7PM - Time for dinner with my Valentine!
We celebrated Valentine's Day tonight instead of waiting till Monday... more YUM!

Now it's time for me to go snuggle with my Valentine... and fuzzy Valentines, too.  Hope you're snuggling with yours.

See ya next month!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Turn the Page... Tuesday

It's February folks!
Tuesday, the 1st!
So, as you all know from Adrienne's blog at Some of a Kind, it's Turn the Page... Tuesday!

Not much to report today... I haven't finished any books and I've barely started the one I'm on.  BUT, I have met the two main characters and I'm looking forward to reading more.  My only real problem is (awake) time.

I'm almost done crocheting a gift for my mom-in-law (more on that once it's finished and delivered), so any waking moment not spent at work is taken up by my H-hook and yarn.  As soon as that's done, I'm back to the book.

What book, you ask?
Well, I'm following Adrienne's guidelines and picking up a book on my shelf.  It hasn't been there long.. maybe 4-6 months... but it's calling me.  It and it's two mates.

I started Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy in late-January and met The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  I'm getting to know Lisbeth and Blomkvist now... she's barely a character at the moment, just a caricature, but from all the hoop-la, I'm sure there will be much more to learn about her.

I'm doing my best to resist watching the movie before I finish the book.  That shouldn't be too difficult since my Netflix queue is pretty full.  But, BOY, am I excited to know what's so hot about these books.

Guess I'll have to keep reading to find out!