Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Newest Grandbaby

 The newest grandbaby (boy) is due any day now, but his shower is tomorrow. I finished up his blanket just the other day. I don't know why, but I always think it's going to be too small and end up with a crib size, which is fine, it just takes longer to finish.......This is just double crochet, with the white as single crochet, then drop down into the previous white row with a double crochet.  Seems complicated, but it's really pretty simple.

 My daughter also wanted those little mittens for babies so they don't scratch their faces.  I had some organic cotton yarn on hand, so I used that. It's a little hard to figure out how big to make them when you don't have a baby handy to measure by.  With the leftover yarn I whipped up a little hat for the boy too.
She said something about some pictures she has of other items she would like me to make him too. I guess I'll just have to add them to my list of projects!

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Little Backwoods Boogie

Our friends had their 10th annual Backwoods Boogie last week-end. I can't believe this is the first year we've made it, but I'm glad we finally did. There was a lot of homemade instruments to go around if you didn't happen to bring your own.
 I think at one point there might have been more dogs then people!  It was great, all ages were there, even Tamara's 95 year old dad who played excellent on the accordion  He didn't stay after dark, but it was great listening to him when he was there. I think the music went on until 4 or 5am, I went to bed quit a few hours before that, but everytime I'd wake up I'd hear them still at it!
A quiet morning for sure!