Monday, November 29, 2010

Bell Ringing Time

What Bell?
You  can tell that it is the holdiay season when you  hear the Salvation Army bells ringing.  My parrot Albert is practicing to work for the Salvation Army.  Off and on all night long and tonight he has already started.  It is like a kid that puts away a toy and discovers it again.  lol
Made with lace weight Merino wool.

I also finished another pair of fingerless gloves.  Theses are mine.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

New Knitting and Crocheting

I have made several items lately and I thought I would display them.  Bruce is modeling his new scarf made with brown Merino wool.  It is dyed to make some areas less dark than others giving the scarf more texture.  I made a fingerless glove and cowl set using a Merino wool and dyed with various colors, but the main color is green.  The last item is a shawl made also with a Merino wool and dyed with varied colors.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Family Members

We have added three angora bunnies to our home.  Meet Ruby, Oliver, and Sebastian.   Doesn't Sebastian look like a koala bear?

Weekend Trip to Las Vegas

My favorite purchase!

This is made from jelly beans.


I took a weekend trip to LasVegas.  I saw many sights and found it very different from Kansas.  It was very crowded, to see the sights a person had to walk long distances, , there were outdoor escalators, there was a lot of noise at all times, and there was smoking inside of most places.  It was a little culture shock.  Everyone was friendly and I had a great time.  I picked up a few souvenirs.  My favorite was from the Pink Flamingo gift shop.  

Spa Feeling

 A few months ago I showed you how a local restaurant gave the bathroom a spa feeling with the use of river stones.  I tried the river stones, but I settled on something different.  Well, maybe it is more of a bling feeling instead of the spa feeling.  lol

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saucering a drink!

I had an elderly resident from my place of employment visit with me about some childhood memories. She said they categorized pie at home as a finger or a fork pie. A cream pie would be a fork pie and a fruit pie with two crusts would be a finger pie. Also they saucered their coffee. I guess the coffee was too hot and by putting it on the saucer it would help to cool it off.   They would slurp/drink it from the saucer. Things have changed, but stayed the same.  We can have iced coffee to drink with a straw or just in a cup and we can eat a fruit pie from Dolly Madison, (or various other bakeries), with our fingers.