Warm Weather Socks

October 26, 2020
Noro Taiyo

I’ve been working on these since June. There’re not the only thing. I knit four others at the same time. Socks are something to carry when I sit and wait. That way I don’t bite anyone. The pattern is from a kit. I made other socks with the yarn in it. I’ve knit five pairs of sox with Taiyo. I make them a little big since they shrink a bit.

Cold and Rain

October 25, 2020
A good time for ‘Hide and Seek’
Or nap on the sofa
There’s always sewing
Or not

Blue Skies, Dead Leaves

October 24, 2020

It’s starting to feel like Autumn. The sun no longer hits the deck in the afternoon. My lovely aqua umbrella has been put away until Spring. With the cooler weather and frenzied neighbors, there are very few days that I want to sit out there anyway. The dreaded Winter is coming.

Mushrooms

These are in a low spot in my side yard. They pop up just about every year. I should look them up. They cover a large area and are quite pretty. The flowers may be dying, but I still have mushrooms to look at.

Headahe at 8AM

July 1, 2020

Monday morning I woke up to trees being removed at the house next to me.  Not a bad idea if you a view of the creek, but it’s Wednesday.  I’m beginning to wonder.  Are they leaving any?  I have visions of their house slipping into the creek.

The guy by the road got another dump trunk load of dirt for his back, so he was pushing that around all day. Normally, he only does this evenings and weekends.  He must have taken the day off. His land has always been lower than the rest of us and he’s trying to remedy it.  It needs a lot of work.

Then on the other side, my neighbor has decided to put in a boat ramp.  He has had several truckloads of rocks delivered. I’m not talking three inch rocks.  I’m talking three foot bolder type.  Do you know what that sounds like falling out of a big truck?  And it’s right at the river’s edge.

I managed to snap a few pictures of a mother Wood Duck and her chicks in the rain.  I was surprised to see them by the house.

Watermelon Socks

June 28, 2020

  It’s a Lucy Neatby pattern, but I don’t know the magazine.  I usually remove the ones I think I will make and put them in a binder after a few years. I don’t know the name of the dyer either.   Ruth ran off with the label.  It’s probably under a bed in 20 or 30 pieces.

  This is Ruth.  She may look the innocent, but she isn’t.

On Face Masks

June 24, 2020

I was getting very tired of looking at expressionless people so I decided to do something about it.

When you look at me you will see a nose and mouth. It just won’t be mine.

Sweetums became jealous so I had to fix one for him too.

A New Phone

June 22, 2020

After six years of good service, my phone died.  Everything linked up beautifully, even my car, but I had to get a new case.  I found one I liked with an extra fold for cards and cash.  It’s very nice, but too much to carry around in my pocket all day.  I needed something smaller.  I found some left-over fabric that I had quilted about ten years ago.  There were two pieces that I trimmed and sewed together.

  I’m not a brown person, but it’s soft and slippery and on the inside.  The kitty fabric is sparkly.

  Next, I turned down and sewed the hems in place.

  I sewed Velcro to the front and flap.  I wish the hearts were on both sides.

  Finished! It fits nicely in my pocket and only took an hour to make.

Happy Toes

June 17, 2020

I was finally able to get a pedicure.  The place that I usually use has not re-opened.  I really liked this girl so I think I will stay with her.

Red-winged Blakbird

June 15, 2020

I was surprised to see a red-winged blackbird on the porch early this morning.  I see them in the trees and the feeder that hangs off the deck.  But this was definitely a first.

Is That A Cormorant?

June 14, 2020

 

 

I didn’t think it was a vulture.  It was too sleek.  Sorry for the poor pictures.  I was inside and it was a bit overcast.  By the time I got outside, he was gone.  I didn’t even get to see him fly off.  Maybe next time, if there is one.  They usually travel in large groups.

Now, I want to thank my brother, Bill, for sending me ‘Birds of Maryland & Delaware’.  I’m putting it to great use.

It looks like another nice day.  I believe I’ll go out and enjoy it.