Friday, January 18, 2008

Chilly Day Pursuits

I will admit to being tired of the cold...and what little rain we have had.

That being said I have not remained idle! I've been doing lots of cooking
(freezer is filling), sewing and crocheting.

For the sewing projects I have chosen aprons - one type has a twill "skirt" with color cotton gusseted pockets (the blue with flag design). The other type is a log cabin pieced apron. Of the two I really enjoy the creativity of the pieced apron.

I've crocheted ditty bags and extenda bags from the Pattern's by Dot website. These are so easy to make and are finished in no time. The "extenda" bags are the ditty bags with an interior flap that comes up if you need more space or is folded like a liner when not needed. This has been a good project for using up little extra yarn balls.

I think I'll tackle the "bling" dog collars shown on the Martha Stewart Living website next.

December and January

Christmas visitors. Quiet times. A trip to the emergency room.

Christmas saw Loren, Daren and Kristie with us for dinner. A lovely day for all of us. Unfortunately Daren & Kristie had to eat and run.

We drove to Sacramento so we could provide Loren a ride to the airport for his flight east to return to work. We used the opportunity to visit with friends!

The first Sunday in January saw us making a trip to the emergency room at 5 a.m. - Larry experience his (and hopefully last) kidney stone. All is well, but the process was excruciating.

My brother returned from his trip to Australia and New Zealand and is off looking at property in Nevada.

It has been a little too nippy for us to ride, but we are hoping for a change soon!

We miss Lucie. Don't have any desire to have another dog right now, but it seems that at every turn there is a reminder of our gentle friend :(