Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year

Wishing you the brightest of days in 2013.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Sunday!

Monday, December 24, 2012

On The Eve

Merry Christmas to One and All
~ Joan

Friday, December 21, 2012

Well I do love to knit.
And really enjoy motorcycle riding.
It would be fun to find a way to combine the two.
But I don't think I'll be doing anything like this.
or this.
....and my boys may never speak to me if I did this to their dirt bikes.
[images found on Bing search associated with numerous links. Unable determine original poster to give proper credit]

Sunday, December 16, 2012

If Time had Been Stilled

My children, now adults, as 5 and 6 year olds.

My Kate, as a kindergartner, with her teacher, the week before Christmas

Thursday, December 13, 2012

City Lights

King Street, Alexandria Virginia




There's something special about an impromptu date night walk.
Popping into a local watering hole for a beverage and snack, all the better.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy Sunday
From the United States Botanic Garden, Washington, D.C.

Friday, December 7, 2012

It's All About Purple

First up is this recently completed vest.

Started last winter, it was put down when the heat wave struck in March. 
It's quite warm and cozy.

Those perfect buttons were found second hand.

With a sister's 50th Birthday a week a way, I finished this shawl just yesterday. 

Just a sneak peak

The yarn was spun and dyed by a knitting group member, which makes for an extra special gift.

It's full of sparkle, but it doesn't photograph well in the finished project.

I think she needs a red hat to go with it.

And just before he left for his home, I had a bit ball winding help with some lovely purple merino silk yarn. 

He did a great job. 


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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Last Day

One last outing before my little loves head back to California.
A trip into DC to see Seasons Greetings at the United States Botanical Gardens. 

A delightful display of trains,

rolling through an Enchanted Forest complete with fairy houses,

A very clever sniffing garden,

Replicas of the iconic Washington landmarks made from natural elements like twigs, branches, bark, leaves, pods and such.

The boys were fascinated as was the Marme.

A perfect end to a most pleasant visit.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Happy Sunday

Hope you have a beautiful day!