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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Happy Birthday, Catherine!

Good morning,

Happy Birthday to our beautiful daughter, Catherine.

The picture above is a flashback to earlier this year when she had our Baby Elsa at her office.  A client snapped this picture and sent it to Catherine just this past week.

Elsa is nine months old now, a whole lot bigger, and just as sweet and lovey as she was the moment she was born.

Happy Birthday, dear daughter!

Love you!

Mom and Dad




Saturday, October 19, 2019

Passing St. Louis

Good morning,

I snapped this picture with my phone camera as we were passing St. Louis at about 60 mph. 

Quite a few years ago daughter Catherine and I had a girl's trip to St. Louis over a long weekend.  We went up in the arch in those tiny little carts. 

We also had a lovely dinner aboard one of those riverboats by the arch.

It was a fun trip, but I'll skip the trip up in the arch next time!

;),
Lois

Friday, October 18, 2019

Indiana Farm Land

Good morning,

We had beautiful weather for our recent road trip.

We passed many farms in Southern Indiana similar to the one pictured above. 

It's wonderful to get out of the city and enjoy the countryside.

All the best,
Lois




Thursday, October 17, 2019

So Much Work In Process this Week!

Good morning,

During our road trip my fingers kept moving while My Honey was driving!

Above is the beginning of what I first thought would be a crochet scarf, but I changed my mind while making it. 
Now it has become a small light weight lap, wheelchair, or baby blanket.  The colors are all in the same ball of yarn.  Beautiful!
I've begun a custom order mulberry cables and lace sweater.  I switch between knit and crochet to keep my fingers from being too stressed with the same movements and my brain enjoys the variety, too. 
I have a black crochet lace shawl almost finished.   The sunshine on the road trip sure helped me work with this black yarn.
 While sitting at an event in Springfield, Missouri, I started this slouch hat.  I'll finish the top with double pointed needles (I didn't have them with me) and add a pom pom in the multi color yarn.
And, finally, this pretty large afghan blanket is still being assembled back in my studio.  It is too big to take anywhere else to work on it so it waits for me to return to the studio for more squares to be crocheted together.  This is so close to being finished!  I want to get it finished, photographed, and in the shop.  It's chilly outside here so it's the perfect time to cuddle up under a pretty afghan blanket.

Thanks so much for your encouragement, likes and shares here on the blog and on Facebook, as well as your favorites and purchases in our shop, EvensensProductions.com.  You are so very appreciated!

What are you making, baking, and growing this week?

All the very best,
Lois

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Dream House Going Down the Road

Good morning,

When we pulled up along side this oversize load I told My Honey it was surely our dream house going down the road.

Actually, it was only half of our dream house.  The other half was about a mile ahead of it.

;),
Lois





Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Not Like It Used To Be!

Good morning,

During a quick stop on our recent road trip, I ordered a Quarter Pounder with Cheese at the Golden Arches.

This is what I got.  I really think it was made by a machine.  I don't think a human would have made it with the dry hamburger falling out of the sandwich.  And, the beef patty just wasn't what I remembered from years ago.

Has this sandwich changed or is my memory just not real of a happier time?

Lois

Monday, October 14, 2019