Friday, May 31, 2013

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It's been a busy couple of weeks with the awesome GGPL Retreat and the holiday weekend.

I have a few great photos from the Guts, Grit and Pink Lipstick Retreat last weekend. There was lots of swag and a super awesome swap gift and I had a nice relaxing weekend. I'm super excited to know that the GGPL will happen again next year.

There was a lot of spinning and knitting done.
Here's some of the sweet stuffs...
 fiber from Fiber Addiction, spindle from Highland Handmades
braid from Yarn Hollow, green yarn from CJ Kopec Creations, orange yarn from Fiber Addiction.

I'm really close to being done with the Mara shawl...just a few more 650+ stitch rows of 2 x 2 rib to go...

and since I'm not nearly busy enough, I'm working on squares for a baby quilt...this square is about half way done
Thank you for coming and reading my blog. Remember to leave a comment so I'll know you visited. For more crafty/fibery fun hop on over to Wisdom Begins In Wonder and check out the other Fiber Arts Friday folks.

For all you LittleDog lovers I decided to hit record on my phone tonight when I asked if it was "dinner time"...this is one version of what happens...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Did you miss me...

when I wasn't here last week? It's been crazy busy here. In a good way. Spring brought a lot of rain which makes the grass grow which means I have lots of yard work to do. Since my yard man is still laid up I get to do that job. I'm actually enjoying it except for the part where I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning. It always pays off though when I can look out and see a freshly mown backyard.

The dogs are enjoying the shorter grass too. Here's LittleDog's take on a fresh cut lawn.

First Sam and I had a game of  "chase me"...
 with some stops to say "oh, what the heck is that?!"...
 followed by some "maybe she won't see me way over here looking for grass clumps to eat"...since I think I'm a goat...
 and then I was like "wow, that really wore me out"... toodles for now!
I've been knitting a bit. This is my almost finished TGV...only a couple more rows of ribbing then bind-off.
Planning a quilt for a friend's baby-to-be...
they're Chicago Bears fans so I picked the above fabric for the back and then I'll make irregular Log Cabin blocks for the top.
How do you like my new swift? My great friend Paula decided to part with it so now I have a true work of art to wind yarn with. She's the best.  If you're still here you must like the fibery stuff. Be sure to hop over to Andrea's blog and check out some other creative folks. Thank you for stopping in and leaving comments. Have a great weekend.