Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Yarn Porn

Saturday was a great mail day here as I recently went on an online yarn shopping spree :-)
sock-aholic sweet in sweet turquoise, sweet lavender & peach cobbler and   wollmeise pure merino superwash  in Erbse
madeline tosh merino light in volga, dream in color smooshy in flamingo pie & shalimar breathless in asilomar

dream in color smooshy in go go grassy

wollmeise pure merino superwash in Lila Ludmilla   
I've used Wollmeise once before - my boneyard shawl which I blogged about here. I have to say I love her colors. If you search around on ravelry you can find people destashing wollmeise more often these days. I highly recommend trying it. I've also used Shalimar Breathless before - also for a shawl:
And I have to say I LOVE this yarn! It's a blend of  75% Merino wool, 15% Cashmere & 10% Silk. It is super soft & feels heavenly both while you're knitting it & when you wear it.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Nothin' But A Hound Dog

And we have added to the family yet again.....
Hubster knowing I have always wanted a bloodhound decided to get me one for our anniversary. The pups weren't ready to go on our actual anniversary so we had to wait. There were 2 pups left when we went to pick out ours & the fellow told hubby he'd cut him a deal if we would take them both. I was having a hard time picking so we took the deal. :-))  So here are Jasmin & Jasper:
Jasmin & Jasper

oh those ears :-))

Jasmin is the one looking up at the camera

always into something lol

they love hanging out in the craft room

whew! playing is hard work.....we need a nap

and more playing



Saturday, May 26, 2012

Meet the Girls.....

Meet the newest members of the family aka the girls :-)
Please pardon the mess known as my backyard as these pics were taken while still in construction phase. The chicken coop was built from pallets & fence panels hubby got for free from his work. The only materials we bought were screws & chicken wire. We already had the boards he used for the door into their run leftover from a previous project & the door to the coop was in our basement not being used. We do plan to put a top on their run to keep predators out & to keep them in when there are no humans out there to monitor. They do get to come out of their run if one of us is out there to keep an eye on them. The city just changed the code so we may be getting 5 more *yay* really looking forward to fresh eggs from humanely kept chickens.

Bessie, Lucille, Hattie Mae, Clara & Matilda

Oldest kiddo & Lucille

Lucille trekking across back yard

the girls hanging out in one of my garden boxes

the chicken coop in progress

finished coop & run side view

finished coop & run front view

Friday, May 25, 2012

A New Vehicle

Well after a very long time of not blogging - I'm back :-)
Today was a very busy day. Started off with a trip to buy a new car (well new to me anyway). I recently had to sell my Range Rover Classic. She was becoming a money pit that I just couldn't handle anymore :-(
So meet the new baby..... a 2005 Ford Escape