I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit, weave and have picked up the sticks to needle knit, too! My patterns page links to Ravelry and I will answer questions about those. Maybe someday I will be back to write more. We will see where life takes me.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Before we go any further ...

into July, here are my photos from June's Photo A Day project.

Photo of the Day June

Both CB and I vote for the ducky hug as our favorite from the month. I started this project so I could squeeze a little "just me" time into each day. But as the days went by, CB snuck in more and more. Let's face it — she IS my life — every minute, every day. If she didn't show up in this project, the mosaic above would not represent my life at all.

june 15 ~ yellow
Cracking the CB code: "A duh!" = a duck ... "Aaaaaaah duh!" = all done ... "da da da" = daddy

The haze of 90-something temperatures are hard to ignore. Yep, July really is here. I'm gonna keep on with the photo project so my itty-bitty posts can brighten the blog while I work on bigger things. Stay cool!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

... and the moments in-between

I've been living day to day the past week or so. Sure, I got some stuff done with help. (Baby proofing!) But bigger things are looming and I gotta get moving.

Let's roll with some photo-a-days.

june 19 ~ imperfect  june 20 - fave photo you've ever taken
June 19 ~ imperfect ~ the gifter sewed her first stuffed animal just for me and I love him
June 20 ~ fave photo you've ever taken ~ my mom and two of my sisters at play

Interlacements Ibiza yarn
I have been spending CB's naps photographing (and re-photographing, color-toning, etc.) the latest goodies for Interlacements Yarns. ...

june 21 ~ where you slept
June 21 ~ where you slept ~ ... OR I have been napping. A teething baby can be exhausting.

CB and the lady lion
I took a sleepy (but no nappy) CB out for an afternoon of distraction at the local zoo.

 june 22 - from a high angle
June 22 ~ from a high angle ~ no teether can best a cooler strap

another high angle
Another high angle (in the form of hail) hit us later that day. But I had already posted the above pic so the deed was done. I also had the next one in the bag from a previous zoo trip.

Suri the giraffe at the zoo
Shy Suri

june 23 - movement  june 24- on my mind
June 23 ~ movement ~ the moment I realized I forgot to take a photo that day
June 24 ~ on my mind ~ the box of old toys that must be cleaned and sorted

The bunny and CB
CB and Willow love watching each other. But they hadn't gotten too close until Monday. 

Willow can be a little feisty princess. I gave in and they both surprised me. CB gently (and quickly) patted the bunny. And Willow stayed rather still. They parted ways when CB was "all duh". I think Willow smelled the girly's feet once. Even bunnies can't resist baby feet.

june 25 - something cute  june 26 - where you shop
June 25 ~ something cute ~ baby and bunny make 2 for 2
June 26 ~ where you shop ~ I am a recovering Threadless junkie. I bought two shirts on Monday. Hey, it's a gradual process. It was the first time since late last year.

Interlacements Ibiza yarn
So I re-shot the Ibiza yarn Tuesday afternoon to try something a little different. But I was not happy with the result. This is not one of those photos. Back to work!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Welcome to summer

"And today was a day just like any other." ~ Andrew McMahon

Nap, play, eat. CB and I kept it lazy today. (OK, so she had some not-so-fun moments with the teething. But we're doing our best to take it in stride.) After a wonderful wedding and weekend vacation, it felt good to stay home. I'm ready to welcome the dog days of summer.

My photo-of-the-day picks for the prompts ...

june 11 ~ door
June 11 ~ door ~ my wreath monster

june 12 ~ from a low angle    june 13 ~ art

june 14 ~ time    june 15 ~ yellow
June 12 ~ from a low angle ~ hidden hoya
June 13 ~ art ~ photographing yarny creations
June 14 ~ time ~ hometown "artifacts"
June 15 ~ yellow ~ ducky

CB's "a duh" was snapped right before we hit the road for a lil' vacation. Just in case I didn't have time, I already had a couple other yellow backups ...

Salmon lily
Salmon lily in bloom


Then it was off to Minnesota! On Saturday, we checked out Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America. 

Sea Life aquarium
June 16 ~ out and about ~ our turtle friend at the aquarium

Sea Life aquarium  Sea Life Aquarium  Sea Life Aquarium
He swam above us as we walked through a tunnel.

I thought I'd have lots to show for the next day's photo prompt. But it turns out that I didn't do much actual shopping at the MOA.

june 17 ~ in the bag
June 17 ~ in the bag ~ from the Mall of America

Now we're back home and our normal day was capped by a bath. I took the opportunity to play with our underwater camera.

June 18 ~ Something we don't know about you
June 18 ~ something we don't know about you ~ I didn't learn how to swim until my freshman year in grade school. To this day, I still use a swim mask because I haven't mastered "breathing" underwater.

In case those goggles aren't too clear in my chosen photo, here was my alternate from earlier in the day.

June 18 ~ Something we don't know about you

I'm gonna have to inflate our baby pool this week. Hopefully CB loves the water so she learns to swim at least a little earlier than I did. Happy summer days to all!