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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our three Labrador Retrievers.
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Good to the Last Lick
In the image Catherine is holding the wrapper from cream cheese.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
It's Skyline Time
If you're from Cincinnati know exactly what the title of this post means.
Skyline Chili is a Cincinnati tradition with a very distinctive taste. My Honey and I haven't been there for 20 years so it was time to go back. That happened because we invited our grandson to dinner and gave him the choice of venue. ;)
My order is pictured above. That's a small Five Way (spaghetti, chili, beans, onions, cheese) and small Greek salad. This food comes with a side of oyster crackers. That's unsweetened iced tea in that cup.
Monday, August 29, 2016
A little brag from me again today. When not on guard duty here at home (see current header), our Wendy is a Canine Athlete.
Wendy brought these blue ribbons home from a recent Saturday of AKC Dock Diving competition.
Wendy's trainer is our daughter, Catherine. Way to Go. Wendy and Catherine!
Click to see an earlier post about Wendy at dock diving class.
Very Proud Mom
Sunday, August 28, 2016
I'm in design mode again creating and knitting custom order sweaters for two brothers for Christmas.
The matching dark green hand knit sweaters will have crochet red truck applique pockets on the front.
I get such a kick out of making things for children. These will be so cute on two little boys! I hope I get to see a picture of the boys wearing these!
There's another one of my truck sweaters available in child size 4 here in the shop:
Saturday, August 27, 2016
My Loyal Body Guard
This is the first thing I see most mornings.
That fellow is my loyal body guard and my buddy.
What a sweet heart!
Friday, August 26, 2016
Canal Winchester, Ohio
These images are of our arrival in Canal Winchester, Ohio, where my brother has lived with his family since he left The Ohio State University. His job took him all over the world, but he always returned to Canal Winchester where he and his wife raised their two children.
Just outside of town there are new, modern stores, but this section of town is just so warm and comfortable.
I love this place where my big brother lives.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ohio Rest Stop
I remember when highway rest stops consisted of a couple of parking spots and an out house. Yep, that was a long time ago.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Mini Road Trip
We're off on a mini road trip to Central Ohio to celebrate my brother's birthday with him.
More of our mini road trip to come!
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Norwegian Comfort Food
Sometimes you just have to have some comfort food.
My Honey made the sauce for this comfort food, Norwegian Fish Balls. The white sauce included bacon and green onion so it had to be good!
In traditional fashion it is served with boiled potatoes and, of course, at our house with my home made fresh bread.
Can you say "carbs?"
Monday, August 22, 2016
My Honey snapped this picture as I was putting the final touches on the border of a full size Pink Lovers afghan blanket.
So soft and comfy!
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Brio Tuscan Grille
We had lunch with friends at Tuscan Brio Grille at Newport on the Levee. This is the second time we've been here and will surely go again.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
If you are a sushi lover, this image will make you hungry!
My Honey and I enjoyed this sushi with our daughter, Catherine, and a friend. It didn't take us long to clear that tray.
Friday, August 19, 2016
What's for Dinner?
This sweet face appeared beside my desk.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
We have hibiscus in white and many different shades of pink.
Each morning I wake to a new group of blossoms. I just love this color.
We are enjoying the warm weather while we still have it, but sure are looking forward to cool Fall days.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Needlework and Wood Update - August, 2016
It's so hot outside that it's a good time to stay inside and create. This month was another busy one for the knitting needles and crochet hooks! Many of these items are available in the shop.
Be sure to scroll all the way down and see the wood items new this month, too.
Above is a button-side poncho with turtle neck that will be wonderful to have when the weather turns cold. This one was a special order and is already with it's new owner.
There will be many more wood items coming next month.
Thanks for getting this far in this long post. If you'd like to go take a look, I've got a coupon for you to use in our shop:
Coupon Code: BLOGFRIENDSFALL16
$5 off a $50 minimum order
Good through September 30, 2016
We sincerely appreciate everyone who visits and shops at our little on line store.
Thanks, and we now return to our regularly scheduled blogging. ;)
All the best,
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