Tuesday, May 30, 2006

My Buy of the Day!

I bought this today at the Goodwill store for $2.50! It has a store sticker on it for $29.99. It's all there and unused. There's 8 balls of cotton yarn, knitting needles, G hook, sewing needle and instructions. I couldn't believe it. I also got a Daisy Flower Loom for 25 cents and it has the instructions too.

Let's Go to the Beach!

Here's my newest goose. All dressed up for the beach. I wish we had a beach here!

Friday, May 26, 2006

Sadee is Growing Up

She's not really a lap dog, but she sits on Mike's lap every night for a while. What a big baby she is! I'm guessing she's over 50 pounds now at 5 months old.
KC just wants her own space and is happy that Sadee is not chewing on her.

This is one of her many toys. It's hers and no one else can have it.

Lapghan Just Finished

I made this up to use for a raffle item for our club. I had extra squares from a past project so I started with those.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

My First Swap Square

Here's a picture of the May square that came from Norma (snbarclay) at the Mania.
Isn't it pretty?

Thank you, Norma!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Archery and the Scouts

This weekend we gave archery instruction to a group of boy and girl scouts. On Saturday, we did an orientation and then they got to shoot for a while. Sunday morning they were able to do whatever events they wanted and at one point I think we had all the kids there. They seemed to really enjoy it. There were several parents who tried it out as well.

Some of the other events were: hatchet/knife throwing, muzzleloading, rifle shooting, leather crafts, flint knapping and I'm not sure what else they had. The kids were all kept really busy though. It was a lot of fun for them and us.

The weather held until about 11:30 Sunday morning and it started raining. That was the perfect time, so we could put away all of our equipment before it got wet. We were supposed to do this last month and the weather did not cooperate at all and it was a bust. We have another weekend to do this in June, so we're keeping our fingers crossed that we have no rain or wind storms.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

It's Really Hot Here!

The temperatures just keep climbing! It was 96 yesterday and today it's supposed to be 101! Mother Nature, it's only May and we're getting these hot days. This is really weird. The weatherperson is predicting 80's for the weekend. I'm hoping that is right. We are spending the weekend giving archery instruction for a group of boy scouts and will be outside both days.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Walla Walla Aviary

This is a pheasant.

This peacock spread his tail feathers just as we were walking up. They sure are pretty when they aren't keeping a person up all night squaking!
This is some kind of a peacock pheasanat. Up close the feathers look like a peacock's feathers.

We went to the Aviary before we came home from the balloons. They have a lot of different birds there. Several kinds of pheasants, doves, ducks, swans, geese and peacocks are just a few.

Hot Air Balloons in Walla Walla

This one is called "Wild Goose".

There were 30 or more balloons there. The morning was beautiful. We had to leave our house by 5:00am to make it there by 6:00am for the liftoff. Some of the balloons even came back to the field. The weather was perfect with no wind or clouds. My younger son went with me. The craft show didn't open until 10:30 today, so we ended up coming home before that. It's hard to find anything to do for 3 hours on a Sunday.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Boobie Blankie

Well, you all know about the Boobie Pillow. I've come up with a Boobie Blankie to go with it.
Special thanks go to Kathy (Kahud48) over at Mania. Several months ago we sort of got together and she worked out a crocheted nipple. This came about after I told her that the baby bottle nipples I was using on the boobie pillows were not being made any more.
Please let me know what you all think of it.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

It's a Small Town Afterall

My youngest son has this somewhat new friend that he goes to school with and he's getting into archery. They were at his friend's house last night, and I went to pick him up. I was talking to his dad in the yard, when his mom comes walking up the sidewalk and says, "I know her! I went to school with her!" pointing to me. I turned around and I recognized her too. I was a year behind her in school, but we were friends. Our boys are the same ages and her dad used to be the president of our archery club, back in the 60's! What a small town this can be. We had a great time catching up and we really can't wait to talk some more.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Square A Month Swap

I signed up for a year long swap on Crochetmania. It should be fun. It'll be really neat to see what everyone's squares look like and to put them together in an afghan.