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About the Header Image: Idlebrook Wendy Darling Evensen "Wendy" one of our four Labrador Retrievers.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
Catherine and I attended the Ohio Society of CPAs' Issues Update this week. It's always a huge crowd to hear what our Society has to share with us about current issues.
It's also an excellent opportunity to see other CPAs we haven't seen since the last meeting.
It was fun.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Look who followed me to the basement when I went down to the laundry room.
What a sweetie.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, October 22, 2018
We went for sushi again this week and when it was served, I said, "Wait! I want to take a picture." When I grabbed my phone to get that picture, My Honey had beat me to it.
Four of us shared this plate to sushi this week. It was Catherine, Bill, My Honey, and me.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 2018
About a week ago we sold the two baby girl afghan blankets with matching dolls that we had listed in the shop. So, I've gotten busy and have started another one. This yarn is so soft and so pretty. This one will be available in the shop soon.
At this writing we have a baby boy blanket with toy turtle available in the shop, too.
The current knit project shown above is an intarsia Scandinavian knit sweater with different shaping from the last one (images here). The current sweater will have my usual ribbed bottom, collar, and cuffs as well as the gorgeous contrasting intarsia design at the shoulders. The color of the body of the sweater is blue steel heather. In this picture, it looks more gray. The contrasting design at the shoulders and neckline will be pink and white.
Currently, the sweater project is my "carry out" project for waiting rooms and car trips. The baby blanket project is my "at home" project as I wrangle three balls of yarn as I crochet.
The Blue and The Gray Large Lap Blanket I featured the other day in Work in Process is now finished and in the shop and ready to ship.
What are you making today?
Friday, October 19, 2018
I took this image of the Columbus, Ohio, skyline as we passed by on the highway.
The skyline certainly has changed since I visited this city while my brother was at The Ohio State University back in the late 1950's!
All the best,
Thursday, October 18, 2018
I took today's images at Cincinnati's Music Hall, in the beautiful foyer.
I love this place. Now that we have retired and are home to attend them, we have season tickets to the Pops once again.
All the best,
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Here's the current work in process. It's a large lap or wheelchair blanket. Since visiting my brother in assisted living I have noticed how many people living there are in large size wheelchairs, thus the need for large lap blankets.
This one just happens to be Georgetown University's blue and gray. It will be in the shop soon!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Monday, October 15, 2018
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
This is just too funny. Wendy loves sleeping in her kennel. This upside down pose was accompanied by loud snoring. Total relaxation.
We keep the doors of the kennels open so the pups can go in and "get away from it all" in their own personal space.
I've tried putting a blanket in there for her, but she just pulls it out so I guess that's the message: just leave me alone in my kennel!
What a sweetie!
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
We had another road trip last weekend to visit my brother just North of Columbus, Ohio.
What a beautiful day!
All the best,
Monday, October 8, 2018
We are truly enjoying the beautiful cooler days we are having now in Cincinnati.
A few days ago we visited Eden Park and stopped at the Overlook.
The Ohio River flows past Cincinnati so our side of the river is South Coast of Ohio and the land you see across the water is the North Coast of Kentucky.
What a beautiful view!
Sunday, October 7, 2018
All Catherine has to do is pick up the leashes and collars for the pups to get excited about taking a walk together.
They are good about not pulling, but we never know when a squirrel might cross their path and all bets are off!
Saturday, October 6, 2018
I generally have several items in process at the same time. That's because some get too big to take along when I leave my studio and because I try to keep a variety in process to keep my interest. In the image above I was working on the ruffle for a shawl.
What are you making this week?
Update: The red shawl is now finished. More images here.
Another update! The yellow flowers afghan blanket is finished, too! More images here.
Friday, October 5, 2018
While we were in Fairfield, Ohio, this week we spotted Christmas Dinner at the side of the road.
No, I didn't take one home.
Seriously, the Canada Geese follow I-75 on their regular trips North and South. They know they are safe in that corridor so have made it their regular route.
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Just in case you're wondering where to get one of these for dinner tonight, I found this one at Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield, Ohio.
No, I didn't buy it. But, just in case you were looking for one, now you know where to find it.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
We recently had doggie bath time on the patio.
Our pups enjoy getting baths so line up in order of seniority. Of course, Penny was first.
Penny, Jr., had never had a bath since Bill got her so it was time. She watched all of this, but still wasn't to sure about it.
It took all hands on deck when it was Penny, Jr.'s turn. We all got pretty busy with that one so I didn't get any pictures.
This was fun for everyone! Even Penny, Jr., will get used to this and enjoy it - eventually.