Friday, May 31, 2013


I belong to a group called 'Grandma's Hand' on Ravelry. It was there that I first met 'Suspe'. I was a new 1st time grandmother and she was about to have her first.
Her profile said something about liking to ride with her husband on his Harley.
I felt like I was reading about a double version of myself living in the United Kingdom.
A yarn crazy, motorcycling riding granny.
So I went out of my comfort zone and sent her a little message. From there a friendship developed that expanded in to other social medias, countless emails of woes and joys, and the sharing of stories right here in Bloggerland.
Sue and her husband came all the way from England to meet me for real this week.
 Lucky, lucky me.
She and Peter have been a joy for Fritz and I to spend time with.
 All of our children and friends should be quite relieved to know that we are all safe and happy.
No one on this trip will be found butchered by internet crazies!
 We will only be found with laughter in our voices, good memories and pointy sticks in our hands.
 The red stains on our clothes are from strawberry picking, Not Blood!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The pool is just about ready for company too.
{picture yourself: cool beverage in hand, refreshing cold water to combat the sudden humidity, soaking up the relaxing view...}
The fence going up round it is just about ready for the grandsons.
My Kate and her Family start their journey to move back 'home' from the west coast tomorrow.
Safe travels my loves.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

S'mores Anyone?

The fire pit is ready for company too.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

a little front porch facelift on the cheap

From this
free to me treasures and a whole lot of spray paint
to this.
The front porch is ready for company!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Learning Something New

The super fun, rewarding, useful, pretty kind.
Socks worked from the instep forward to the toe and then around to the sole and heel.
Grun ist die Hoffnung by Stephanie van der Linden
And the super challenging, intimidating, scary kind.
It took me five days to get this far.
I now can actually make a call.
Answering, however, continues to be an issue.

Thank goodness we were all made with different interests and abilities.
The world would be pretty boring if we were all the same.
Sharing with Fiber Arts Friday