Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Patio for Summer Fun

We decided to do a patio for the new Gazebo and make a great place for family gatherings. Of course since Denton does concrete work for a living he wanted to do it himself..(with the help of his sons)

The patio turned out great and we have had lots of fun cookouts. I love the family photo..Just me and my daughter are missing...Oh and the 6 grandkids.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Blanket from Ballband Dishcloths you say?

Last year I was in a contest in the Ravelry Peaches & Creme group to see who could do the most ballband dishcloths. Well there were many who got over a hundred done and a lot more than I did. I think I did 45 and decided to make a blanket with mine. Here is the stack of ballband cloths I did and them laid out before I decided how to join them.

I decided to join them with Ballband stitch design... then decided on the black and white so all the other colors would pop. I think I counted 17 solid colors and 20 variegated colors in the blanket.. That is counting the black and white.

This is the final blanket..It is on a queen bed yo show it spread out, but was made for a twin bed. I then entered it in the Highland County OH fair and won 2nd place in the Large Knitted Afghan category.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

WOW! What a Summer

I have had such a busy summer and will be posting till Christmas to get all caught up! First I have been painting and fixing up our house... So sick of beige walls we've had for almost 5 yrs. We also had concrete patio poured and a gazebo to put over it. (Patio done by my hubby). The Highland Co. Fair first of Sept. and I entered my knitting and crocheting for the first time. The same week my son and his wife Marie were here for her first visit to OH. First time we met her & we stayed busy that week and then My Step-daughter and I just got back from Myrtle Beach!

Soooo I better start posting some pics. First here is the spare bedroom that I redecorated. This is the room that used to be my dad's for the short few months he was living with us. I haven't had the heart to change it since he passed in Feb. 2007. So this was a healing process for me also and I love my new beach themed spare room. In fact I sleep there when my husband is out of town...which has been most of the summer.