Happy Friday Everyone!
I'm back at the lake today and it's an overcast, rainy day. But I'm going to enjoy it anyway. I'll sit inside and sip tea and hot chocolate and either knit or cross-stitch. More on that later. I have a few pictures to share with you. My week has been rather slow and a bit lazy so I'll share in pictures.
This was a view from our backyard on Tuesday evening. A few clouds to the north at sunset with the most beautiful tint of pink in them.
Hubby sitting under the deck relaxing after some yard work. All of our good patio furniture is now at the lake so we just have our chairs and a little table.
I was laying in the yard, playing with Chloe when Hubby called out to me. I turned around to look at him and he took this picture. I usually detest pictures of me, but I like this one with Chloe.
Here's my best friend Jenny, with the runner I made for her. Look at how long that thing is! It goes over the top of the cabinet and down the other side for a foot or so. I'm really glad she likes it.
She insisted on picture of me too. Not sure I like this one at all. My chins are all showing! :-)
Teresa, (over there on my sidebar) took a picture and posted a pattern on her blog of some rocks she crocheted covers for. Several other blogging friends have been doing the same thing with rocks. I've been using this rock as a door stop in the trailer for three years now and procrastinated on covering it for some reason. I've been wanting too. I've been meaning too. Other things just come up and I never got it done. Well, I took the rock home Tuesday and in way less than an hour I had this. I also crocheted the bottom of the rock too so the floor doesn't get scratched when I scoot it around.
This is my view out the back window this morning . There are raindrops on the window. I love days like this. Just listening to the rain on the roof.
Here is the cross stitch I've started. I haven't done any cross stitch in years and years, but I've joined Vicki, (over on the sidebar as Stitchy McFloss), in a Stitch A Long, or SAL. I've never joined in one before but I thought this would be fun. Vicki has all the details on her blog. There are 25 animals, with a new one released every month. There have been four so far. They are supposed to be made into an advent calendar but I'm thinking of making Christmas ornaments as gifts from mine. What do you think this little guy is? I'll show you the completed pattern in my next blog.
I just had a knock on the door and it's Stella, a nine year old that is vacationing two campers down the road. She's been asking to learn to knit since spring and finally came over yesterday. Goodness she's learning fast. Last night I had Hubby stop at the house and bring out some bamboo number 8's for her to use. They are much easier for her than the metal needles I had here at the camper. I showed her the long tail cast-on and she was doing it like a pro within 15 minutes. Now she's knitting a blanket for her Barbie. :-) I'll close this and give her some help. It looks like stitch or two was dropped while she knitted by herself this morning.
Have a lovely weekend my friends. Mandy & Piper are coming on Sunday so I don't know how much I'll be online. I plan on having some Grandma snuggle time and playing. Much more important than computers any day! :-)