Saturday, October 30, 2010

Enter At Your Own Risk

Would you like to be my guest?

This is what my guest room looks like right now.  We're having a little work done to update a bathroom and the contractor asked if I'd mind if he kept a few tools on a drop cloth in the spare room to avoid running in and out to the van.   As they, temporary inconvenience for permanent improvement.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Garden Giveaway

I have been hard at work today cleaning out my raised beds and fighting off the gnats. I have an abundance of plants that I would be happy to share with fellow gardners instead of dumping them in the compost pile. 
These are miniature bearded irises.  I have had them for years and they continue to grow and spread and need divided every three or four years.  They bloom sometime after the daffodils but before the regular size bearded iris. 

 I also have some dianthus and black-eyed susans.

Any takers?  Obviously, I'm appealing to local blog readers, but then you already had that figured out, didn't you?

Monday, October 18, 2010

So Sad

It's always a sad day when we pack up and head for home -- the last leg of the trip.  Here are a few photos to give you a glimpse of how I spent my last real day of vacation.

The view from my chair at the campsite.
Earlier in the day I found my way around the lake and spent a little time at the spa in the lodge.
Then, of course, I had to be careful not to mess up the fresh pedicure so I relaxed in the sun with my buddy and did some knitting while DH was out on the golf course.

Life is good! 

Artie agrees.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another Gorgeous Day in Colonial Williamsburg

It was a bit cooler than yesterday, but still comfortable for shorts and t-shirts.  We covered a lot of ground again today but really had to hurry through some exhibits in order to cover everything on our list.
 I can never resist taking pictures of sheep.  This one's a Leicester Longwool, part of the rare breeds program at Colonial Williamsburg.

Inside the Magazine

The Courthouse

The Capitol Building
And this one's for Karen, a display of weather vanes from the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum.  Karen, are you reading this?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sun, Sand, and Hot Weather

It feels like summer to this northern girl, not mid-October.  Spent most of the day strolling around Colonial Williamsburg and walking in sand everywhere.  But I guess that goes with the territory .  Wish I could find a way to keep it out of the RV, though.

Here are a few scenes of the day.

Marvelous place.  So much to see.  We're going back tomorrow and still probably won't see everything.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Moving On!

We spent the first part of the day strolling through the Farmers' Market in Ashville, NC.

And then enjoyed the rest of the beautiful fall day on the patio with our boy.  Moving on tomorrow and want to be rested and ready for a long day on the road.

Some knitting progress to report: the traveling sock.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


The Lodge at Stonewall Jackson Resort as viewed from our campsite. 

Artie, a happy camper.

Pretty place.  Too bad we're only here for one night.  But we're coming back soon so Bill can spend some time on the other side of the lake.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

In the Company of Knitters

I'm not talking about just any knitters.

I attended Knitters' Day Out this weekend and Steph and I were fortunate enough to have two sessions with Barbara Walker.

It was awesome! 

Monday, September 13, 2010

Go Box, Go!!!

While our box is flying around the western states, I'm working on a toe-up sock of my own design.

I feel it's important to keep my knitting skills sharp.  It's the least I can do for the team.

Go X-treme Rag Taggers!  Amanda in Texas, are you ready!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Race is On!!!

If you don't know about Dish Rag Tag you can click on the button in the side bar for a detailed explanation.

This map shows all the states the X-treme Rag Tagger's box will need to travel to before crossing the finish line back in Alabama where it started. 


Friday, August 20, 2010

Unintended Absence

It has been far too long since I have posted.  I have learned  that I can be a very focused person.  So much so that being caught up in one event can cause temporary blindness to other things going on in my life.  For the past several, stressful weeks I have been working through a medical ordeal with my dear boy, Artie. 

 I am very glad to tell you that the crisis is over, at least for now, and he is stable, happy and enjoying life again.  And my life can return to some sort of normalcy.  Hopefully, that means you'll be seeing some activity here, because there's knitting fun coming soon that I need to tell you about. 

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Knitters Have Left the Building

Last night was the final session of the cardigan sweater class that I have been teaching since the middle of April.   Some students were finished with their sweater and some were nearly finished but all left with new confidence and new knitting skills.  It was a fun class with wonderfully friendly and interactive knitters and I am proud of every one of them.  But I think I am experiencing empty nest syndrome!  What am I going to do now?

I'm thinking that I should take advantage of this break in my teaching schedule and turn my focus back to getting some new sock designs down on  paper.  I have a lot of fun playing with different stitch patterns when I'm knitting socks and it's fun to be able to share the results with fellow sock knitters. 

Would a pattern for this sock entice anyone?

And just because I don't have a lot of photo content for this post, I'll leave you with a view from my deck as I sip the last of my late afternoon coffee.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday at the KY Sheep & Fiber Festival

Don 't do it, Steph!!  Step away from that yarn.

And there was a lot of yarn to be seen. 
A very nice festival and a beautiful day.

We ended the day by watching some of the stock dog trials.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Woodford Distillery

Limited Access

I've been trying to post pictures but it is nearly impossible with the unreliable internet connection we have here in Elkhorn. We're having a wonderful time and I'll keep trying to share what I can, when I can.

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Location

We've moved north for a few days.  This campground is a bit tigher than some but otherwise it's a very neat and tidy place on the Elkhorn Creek. 

We'll be seeing some of the sights in the Lexington/Frankfort area today, then off to the fiber festival tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Journey Begins

This is where we landed at the end of our first day,

a beautiful State Park in Ohio that we had nearly to ourselves.

The adventure boys have a mascot this trip!
Steph and I have been doing lots of knitting and napping as we roll along.  And Artie is being content just being with his family and living the RV life.

Tonight we're at our first stop in Kentucky and plan to see some local sights tomorrow.

Monday, May 3, 2010

A Day at the Beach ..........

Not just any beach, but Bow Wow Beach.

We needed to take the RV to Streetsboro, OH for maintenance in preparation for our spring trip to Kentucky.  But what could we do for a few hours while the rig was in the shop?  Fortunately, we have a friend that lives in the area and he suggested a trip to Bow Wow Beach

I couldn't think of a better way to spend a beautiful, spring day.  Dogs and sunshine.

Artie, being the mellow, senior citizen, chose to stay pretty close to us most of the time.  Bet he did wander a bit and made some new doggie friends.  And one little guy was quite fascinated with his tail.

Everybody had fun at this beautiful park.  What a joy it was to spend the afternoon with all the well behaved dogs and their watchful owners.