Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Knitting Socks

It seems as though I have the dreaded second sock thing going.  I didn't realize it until I took stock of all my unfinished knitting projects. I have so many sets of knitting needles with projects on them that I have to go out and buy a new set when I want to start a project, so I decided to try to finish some of them.  I started pulling out bags and discovered that I seem to knit the first sock then move on to something else before I finish the second sock.  I have set a goal for myself to finish all the socks I have started before I start a new one.  Below are a few socks I have started.


Okay, so now I did finish knitting the red pair!


I also discovered that I have enough sock yarn stash to knit 30 or 40 more pairs. I am not even going to talk about the yarn stash I have for other things.

I just finished knitting this helmetliner for our troops overseas.  If you are interested you can find out more by going to



Sunday, November 22, 2009


It's the end of the season, but some of the flowers are still bravely blooming.  I took these pictures in my yard of the last of the flowers, I think they are lovely.

The last of my old fashioned roses, but so beautiful!

 They look so delicate.


Rosemary, which is an evergreen, but look at the lovely little blooms.

Geranium buds


The very last of the petunias


Mallows, what a surprise to find these little blooms tucked away under the leaves!

More roses

And more

 And, while these are not blooms, they are pretty just the same, rose hips

I am not sure what this little beauty is, but it is just gorgeous

I couldn't resist including this flower pod from a Rose of Sharon, it is so pretty in it's own way

My Lambs Ears, I love these fuzzy leaves!

Seed pods, aren't they pretty?

Yes, I know this isn't a flower, it is a Hosta leaf, but it is just so colorful

So now I'll have to wait until spring for the colors to bloom again.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Beauty Surrounds Us

Hello, it has been a some time since I have posted anything and I apologize. Halloween and finding a better car for my daughter has taken up a lot of time.

It is amazing how much beauty you can find in everyday things, ordinary things that escape your attention. I was at a workplace and noticed these old boxcars stacked everywhere, I have seen them dozens of time without so much as a second glance. On this particular day I took notice of how charming in their color scheme and arrangement they looked and decided to share.

Then I noticed how interesting a set of doors looked up close.

Over in the weeds were two old pickups sitting side by side.  They have been sitting there so long, the weeds have grown up around them, but they are just great!

It's amazing how much beauty surrounds us, we just need to take the time to stop and look from a different perspective.

Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the beautiful fall weather