|our oldest son at One Year Old|
Our oldest just recently had a birthday and I was looking at this pic of him at One Year Old. I always loved this pic. And sometimes I still see him as he looks here... although many years have passed. I would guess that it's probably normal for all parents to do this. Anyway, I decided to share this pic today.
|Tux and toy pup|
This next pic is Tux and a toy pup that the cats like for some reason. If you look closely, you can see Ghost yawning in the background. I'm sure she's thinking... 'how boring, mom's taking pics again...'
|knitting and crocheting projects|
I've been working on a thick crocheted blanket for ages... putting it away and then picking it up again. That's the piece that's on the bottom here. The pastel crochet baby blanket I just started... and the knitted cream blanket on the bottom right is another. It gets a bit tiresome working one pattern, so it's nice to switch off to another project occasionally.
|cream knit baby blanket|
|pale pastel quilted piece|
This is a baby strip quilt that I just finished piecing this week. I still have to get the fabric for the backing and borders.
As you can see, since my recent cataract surgeries and no classes, I've been looking for projects (as if keeping my house clean, taking care of inside and outside cats, cooking for DH, and occasionally baby sitting with grandkids wasn't enough).Was planning to sculpt some clay animals recently (maybe a few more chickens), but when I checked my paper clay, it was all full of mold. I know that they say molded clay is OK to use, but with my recent eye surgeries, I didn't think it a good idea. So... I will try to get hold of some more paper clay.
|some of my clay chickens... and other critters|
Oh, and I finally got DH to write down his red bean recipe, so if anyone wants it, I will post it soon... along with my tea cakes and caramel sauce... as well as a few others. Just came across a cookie recipe called "chocolate globs" - has huge chunks of chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, walnuts, pecans, etc. in it. It was pretty darn good. We tried it yesterday.
And I will close today with a few Halloween decorations we have around the place.
|reading kitty and clay pumpkin|
My daughter-in-law gave me this little reading kitty recently. Isn't he adorable?
The books and skull are supposed to be out on the hay bale on front porch along with an assortment of pumpkins, but the black ferals out front have been sleeping on the hay bale, so we've postponed putting anything out there until Halloween Eve... when hopefully all the black cats will be safe and hidden away from trick or treaters (although they do make an appropriate Halloween decoration).
|ferals on hay bale|
That's it for today. Have a great week!