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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

This Week's Sweater Progress

Good morning,

The back is finished and the front of this sweater is well on the way.  That's good progress this week considering all of the other things we have done.

This sweater is a custom order so will go to the buyer as soon as it is finished.

I enjoy my cables and lace patterns.  This one is different from any I've done before because of the different size sweater I'm making.  When finished, I'll be sure to include it in the monthly Needlework and Wood Working Update.

What are you making this week?

All the best,
Lois

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mums in the Sun

Good morning,

These beautiful yellow mums are one of a pair that grace our front porch.

These are exactly the colors I've used to make afghans.  I've sold the last one of the yellow flower on dark green afghans and have another on my "To Make" list.  I can never go wrong when I use colors I find in nature when designing needlework projects.

So pretty!

Lois

Monday, August 19, 2019

A Beautiful Wedding

Good morning,

Last Saturday we attended the wedding of the daughter of our friend, Bill.  I'll share a few of the pictures I snapped with my phone camera.
This is a classic, isn't it.  The flower girl decided to exit and the ring bearer just put his pretty white satin pillow down when she did.
A little help from Dad helped the flower girl down the aisle.
Here are Bill and his gorgeous daughter.

Thank you, Daddy.

The ceremony was beautiful and according to script.



 Man and wife.  Beautiful!
 This is the gift that Kjell made and we gave the newlyweds. 

What a joy it was to attend their wedding.

All the very best,
Lois

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Fattening Up the Fish

Good morning,

We truly enjoy our goldfish pond.   Catherine purchased these goldfish for me for Mother's Day.  They were tiny feeder fish when we put them in the pond.
The fish grow quickly on all of the yummy bugs they find in the pond.
The sun on the water provides some lovely reflections, too.

Retirement is good.  We are able to be home to enjoy the garden and so many other things at home.

Lois

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Butterfly on a Log

Good morning,

We still have plenty of logs to split in the back yard.

I'm enjoying all of the critters that are on and around the logs.  We have lizards that scurry from one to another and butterflies that seem to like to land on them.  I used all of the zoom I could to get this image.  I quietly walked around the car and through the parking area and almost got a close up, the that clever butterfly immediately flew away.  Maybe tomorrow.

Happy Summer!

Lois

Friday, August 16, 2019

Go, Penny, Go!

Good morning,

At 14.5 years old Penny still enjoys her walks so we take her whenever the weather is cool enough.

I took this picture of her yesterday evening as we walked around our front yard.  The front of our property isn't fenced so we leash walk her there.

Penny is still a happy girl.  She softly wags when we talk with her and pet her.  To see her excited though, just pull into the driveway while she is outside at the fence.  When she recognizes the car, she gets so excited, hops around, and can't wait for us to come inside.  She acts like a ten year old!

Go, Penny, go!

:),
Lois

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Catherine's Rice Pudding

Good Morning,

Last night our son, Don, and grandson, Alex, were here for dinner.  Actually, they brought dinner from Marco's.  It was some of the best pizza and salad we've ever had.

The finale was our daughter Catherine's rice pudding for dessert. 

What a fun evening with family and yummy treats!

Thanks, everyone!

Lois