look I can fly!
one more time , please?
I dig the lo-fi look. The App is called Shake It
Remember these? I couldn't get them out of my mind, so I made some. While these were indeed yummy, I will cut the salami into much smaller pieces next time…. these were great but a bit more rustic than i hoped for. I will also try them with ham and cheddar.
I harvested so many collards and mustard greens I had to give a bunch away. These were amazing.
and the sweet kitty Noodle (one of this blogs namesakes). Noodle will be 13 this March, and while he has slowed down a wee bit, he's still a tiger. I love his h(ears).
I know, I know…I've said this before, but this time I just may mean it! I still worry about my high strung Catahoula making mince meat out of one of the gals… but I think that I just need to try it. If there is blood, we'll build a funeral pyre and I can always deconstruct the coop/run to fashion a larger compost arena. The thought of walking out back in my jammies and scooping up blue/green and café au lait hued eggs makes me so dizzy that I am willing to set my fear aside and see if Callie Jo can be trusted.
at lunch I ran out to buy some Robin Eggs because I do not have children to steal them from. Easter just isn't Easter without hurting my tongue on these little buggers.
I know the temperature is about 90º today but I am determined to begin fall today with the rest of you. I love fall, or more accurrately, I love October… which is right around the corner.
Today, I am working from home. I have a pot roast in the crock pot and I'm working on this…
which is not making my pining for cooler weather any easier. Aah, doesn't it look just dreamy?
I spied this bird out my living room window… yeah, they like the giant teacup turned birdbath.
After much thought and consideration, we finally decided to give No Bark Collar a try with Callie Jo. She's a Catahoula and will tree a squirrel and bark at it for 7 hours… and is undeterred. We finally came to the conclusion that it was more humane than letting her get shot by a neighbor ( We o live in small town Texas. Yesterday she was very surprised… today she is just staring at squirrels.
Here she is napping and waiting for pot roast.
My Huge Triangle Shawl. I do love it, it’s so soft but I think I would probably add a stitch every other row to make it a more gradual deeper triangle. I finished it a while ago, but just got around to taking a pic.
Definitely my favorite quote of the day… shouted out by a coworker. I work with some interesting people.
Tomorrow DH is heading off for the weekend. Aaaah, just me and the dogs, the cat and a stack of movies. I am so looking forward to unwinding. I picked up Twist again this week, I’d put it down for a while. I was on a brainless meditative dishcloth binge, but I’m back and ready to knit.
I just ordered my gocco replacement part so will not be printing up the storm I’d hoped to this weekend
My List for this weekend
Potluck Friday at friend’s
knit some more of Twist
Visit my LYS for a book signing
Cut denim skirt to less Branch Davidian length and add patchwork bias binding on bottom
Pick green beans from garden for Salade Niçoise
Lay on hammock and read the pile of magazines I picked up for the weekend… I am a magazine freak
Sew wrap skirt (if I’m not too lazy)
Please note that this weekends list of things to do while DH is away is all about quiet, regeneration and beauty, unlike the home improvement, chore laden ones of the past two years. Finally the pay off for all the hard work.
My very first hand-spun yarn….it’s so cute at this age.
DH bought this for me at an estate sale….so sweet
Plums again. I drink my coffee outdoors every morning watching the dogs and just being still before the day begins. I love planting new things each spring but I think I get more pleasure seeing things come back to life for another season. it’s like catching up over a cup of coffee with an old dear friend.
Soy beans, I think the leaves are such a lovely shape.
Hey Maisy Blue, how’d you get stuck over there?
Wanna come out in the big yard?
Sweet girl, no one else is awake, let’s spend some time alone….shh.
Sweet, Sweet girl. Sometimes I just cannot resist curling up next to her and looking at what she sees. The world is pretty beautiful from her vantage point.
The compound. DH is building himself a studio next to the shed.
Notice that the shed where we keep the lawnmower and shovels has clerestory windows… he’s quite the over-achiever. We still need to set up another barrel to collect rainwater for the nearby garden.
I am presently in Wisconsin at a press check and have been working off and on since 3:30 this morning…yuck. the last time I was at press (in December) He was about 75% done with the shed. I bet there will be walls up on the studio when I get home Saturday.
One great thing about a press okay is lots of down time ALONE which translates into lots of knitting time. I brought Twist with me hoping I’d get further along. I’ll let you know. I also brought a whole bunch of Mission Falls 1824 Cotton for dishcloths. It is hands down my favorite for dishcloths, the secondary colors are lovely and they stay lovely wash after wash…the little bumpies give a little scrubby action too.
I took these photos at home yesterday before my flight (except for the peach blossoms…last month I think). You can see it’s definitely spring in Texas…. not so much here in Wisconsin. I love coming to Wisconsin, I even like these bleak months. I think it was sleeting when I got to the plant this morning. Great knitting weather!
I need pancakes, so I’m off.
Oh, I forgot to mention. I ordered something last weekend and it PAINS me that it will arrive while I’m gone, but will be so thrilled to see it when I get home. Thank god I have a couple comp days to play with it. What is it? Wait and see.
snuggling (this profile kills me)
knitting a shawl
and yes, knitting a sweater too.
How come so may things we knit begin with the letter "s" ?
We had planned to build my garden beds this wekend but I’m afraid it’s going to be cold and wet. damn. Looks like I may make a dent in any of these 3 projects and the baby sized duvet cover I need to finish for a baby shower next weekend.