Saturday, May 2, 2015

Hook and a book

So they are needles this time around.  But the thing is....this book ROCKS!



This book is so fast paced that I have to force myself to put it down.  If you like Jurassic Park...run, don't walk to go get it.....

Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday Favorites

Once again.....I find myself cracking up at the various pictures of Osa I take during the week...

Let's begin at the "end" since it is Friday....corgibutt....just too cute for words!



an afternoon "hello" from when I get home from work....



the random "drumstick" pose she does so often!



 her "first kill"....hahahaha!  Batty lasted the last month of Mojo's life and the first two months we had Osa so it was pretty loved before she killed him.


And my favorite of the week.  Osa let me know in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS that she despised this harness!


Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

CAL squares!

This just in....as in seriously.  I got these in just under today's deadline!


30 yellow solid granny squares for April!  yay!  I was so busy I didn't think I'd make it...but I did.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

"Legong" knit scarf

While I was in Florida, I bought some "legong" yarn by Mango Moon.  It is like the "chakra" yarn I used last month.    This yarn is pretty neat.  Recycled silk.   In black and gold with little gold beads and charms on it.



Once worked up, it resembles the other Mango Moon scarves.  I love it.  It is sort of a cross between a thin scarf and a necklace.  The pattern is so simple which makes it perfect for a beginning knitter.



Perfect for SAINTS games....so this one is mine!



Friday, April 24, 2015

DIY treat dispensing toy

I hate leaving Osa alone for hours at a time.  Mo and Ginger had one another, and the cats.....but Osa is pretty much on her own.  The cats are trying but still haven't warmed up to her.

I was looking for a treat dispenser at the store but didn't like any of them so I found this idea on pinterest:



Genious!  Pure and simple.    Use an exacto knife to cut a hole slightly larger than the treat.  Then fill it up and set it down.  Osa LOVES it.  I put an entire meal into the ball, along with a few soft dog treats.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

into the yard

Daddy would be so happy!  He loved working in the yard, puttering around and seeing what nature brought him that day.

We have a "bumper crop" of hummingbirds this year.  (I totally would have WON the contest.)

This little guy guards the window feeder and sits on this chair between visits.  He is FIERCE and runs all the other boys away....ladies are welcome though.  There are a couple that he brings with him...such a little Casanova!



The dianthus we planted last year is exploding...




My oxalis is super happy.  I have this stuff everywhere....in pots, in the landscaping.  Such a happy plant.  Pink blooms, white blooms...doesn't matter, I love it all!  



Even our nature trail is blooming, making our walks that much more enjoyable.



Oh, and I can't forget to share this.....tasty bruschetta.  Nothing like clipping basil from your own garden for it.....so good!




"garden fairies greet the day, kiss the flowers then fly away..."

Monday, April 20, 2015

Kaela's art

Kaela doesn't bring her sktechbook home often....so when she does, I have to snap pictures FAST!

Some of these are class sketches she had to do to "fit" a quote the teacher had put on the board...others are for, well...others!

 pencil for fun at home

  
 ink and watercolor, a gift for someone



pencil for class quote

                                                                   
   acrylic for local exhibit


colored pencil for practice at home


acrylic for class quote (my favorite!)


pencil for class quote


colored pencil and "liquid white out" for fun at home


Her work amazes me.  Brings tears to my eyes.  I hope all parents of gifted children tell them how wonderful they are.  I hope and pray she never stops developing her gift.

"Art is not about what you see, it is about what you make others see..." -Degas
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