Tuesday, September 11, 2018

More Knitting and Sweet September Glimpses

Hello kind visitor!  Jenny and her family are out in California for a few days (little vacay) so I thought you might like a beach photo.  Pretty, huh?
 I took a walk a while back and noticed that this tree is already changing!  It's HOT this week, but fall is rolling in.

Noah looks scared but he isn't scared of ANYTHING.  He's almost 2!  Wow!
 I finished the Shetland Wool Week (last year, I think) hat for an Australian friend.  I made a few boo boos but overall I think it turned out well.  I look very funny in hats, don't I?  I used the alpaca (brown) that I won at April's women's retreat two years ago.  It's warm and soft.  

It's pretty neat on the inside, too!  Yay!
I've finished all four seasons of Shetland (a detective show that takes place on the Shetland Islands) and I am sad that I have to wait for them to make another season.  I really want to go to Shetland one day.  I know it's expensive (Nana Go Go told me) but I want to see it.  I'm going to re-watch the seasons because I love the terrain.

 Mr. Spoiled has missed his guy (Bill gets home tomorrow).  He loves me, but he really loves Bill.  
 Bill bought one of these bands/wraps for his tennis elbow so I bought two for my knitting soreness.  They are nice!  They help!
 Ha!  I didn't take a complete break from knitting.  I finished this mitt that I began during my Jane Austen week.  

Saturday five grands were here in the morning.  I love photos of the little darlings running around in the green grass.
 My neighbor Reve made a pretty quilt for her grand niece.  Isn't it GORGEOUS?

 The garden is bursting.  The sunflowers by the chimney are HUGE and they are starting to hang their heads so soon we'll cut them down.  The zinnias are very tall, too!  What a summer! 

 Now that the Japanese beetles have left (I guess they went back to sleep) my roses can grow.  Isn't this a lovely grocery store rose (that's where I bought it a few years ago)?
 A friend of ours was promoted to battalion commander in the Army National Guard.  I tagged along with Kelli's family to watch the ceremony on Sunday.  I loved seeing all the Guardsmen and women all lined up so respectfully.  It was fun to see the helicopters.  These women and men fight the Colorado forest fires.  I was proud as I looked upon hundreds of service people.  
The girls liked sitting in a helicopter. 

We had to show our drivers licenses at the gate but we were on a list, too.  The guardsman asked, "Two adults and four kids?" Bryan said, "Two adults, three kids and a granny."  Birdie added, "But she's harmless."  Cracked me up.
I am going over to visit Jenny's cats today.
I will also stop in at the office store because I need page protectors for my knitting patterns.
I'm very grateful for simple doable errands.  I am sure all of you have had plenty of days where the errands were overwhelming and the to do's around the house were the same!  Sometimes I still feel that old pressure of "too much to do and not enough verve to do it" but really I don't have a lot of pressing tasks and I am grateful.  Very grateful.
Now, I shall take a nice bath (I bought some essential oil bath packets) and then I'll get dressed and head out to Jenny's.
Well, maybe I should do a little watering first, fill up the bird bath for the thirsty birdies and admire the show off-y flowers.
Thank you for popping in, good neighbor. 


Susie said...

The beach photo is adorable. That rose is so delicate and beautiful. The quilt is amazing. You look pretty cute in your hat and glasses. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie
p.s. I love seeing your knitting.

Elizabethd said...

What a beautiful quilt that is, so much detailed work in it.
Your flowers are looking so colourful, unlike our gardens here which are very Autumnal now.

Granny Marigold said...

It's so nice to have an up-date on what you are doing.
The picture of Noah looks like me watching a scary movie!!

Lisa Richards said...

I love watching shows like Shetland for the "atmospherics". My kids wonder why I can watch the same movies over and over. That has a lot to do with it. Mini vacations for me! (Just got a stack of movies from the library! Wee!)
I'm also thankful for being retired and having relatively pleasant things on my "to-do" list. I really need to do more house cleaning. We'll see...

Jennifer Hays said...

Hi! I loved catching up with you. It looks like you're busy with some nice things. I love your hat, the colors and design are beautiful. I enjoyed all of your photos today. It's always so nice to see your grands, you are such an involved grandma, it's really wonderful. I hope your weather cools down soon. It's still hot down here too, but you can just start to feel the change, especially in the early morning. I hope you're having a good week so far!

happyone said...

Beautiful beach photo. LOVE the quilt.
I'll have to watch Shetland, looking for something good to watch.

Farm Girl said...

I am so glad you wrote a post. I hope to get back into the blog scene now. Today, I finally finished scrubbing the tile in the whole swimming pool. I worked so long I don't have any finger prints.
I am so impressed with all of your lovely flowers this year. Your green grass is wonderful too.
All of your grands are such sweetie pies. Peter wanted to bring a kitten home yesterday. I said no. I think Tim is so pretty.
I think you look nice in hats.
I have not heard about that series. It sounds like a very nice one.
I hope you have a nice evening. How nice fall has already started at your house. Blessings to you my dear friend.

Jeanie said...

Love your hat and handmitts and the quilt is fabulous! What a lot of knitting on your needles!

magsmcc said...

We all LOVE Shetland- the boys are (just about) old enough to watch it now, though Series 3 was a bit rough. It is very expensive to get to, even from here; but then, it is very far away, even from here. I imagine that hat would be required wearing, maybe even in summer! Now, roses scare me. I am not a gardener and roses are for gardeners, but recently I walked past a bed of Whiter Shade of Pale with my mother, and the scent was incredible, so now I have a dream of having a tiny slice of that life somewhere out back. Near the door. I have to-do lists in work, but at home I never know where to start, so generally don't... Hope your knitting pains aren't unbearable x

ellen b. said...

Hello dear Pom Pom, Hope this Thursday finds you well. I like the colors in the hat. I cannot wear hats but our daughter can wear any hat and any style and they always look fabulous on her.
I'm giving all the blogs I visit fair warning that I might be real scarce as we sort out internet in the country. It will be satellite and just not sure how it will work for blogging. Cheers.

NanaDiana said...

Love all your pictures-especially the one of the kids at the beach. Your needlework is amazing and you have kept busy!! That quilt she made is really lovely, too.
Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

Gumbo Lily said...

The knitted stocking cap is beautiful! I'd be proud of it. Your grands are growing up so fast -- right before our eyes. The quilt is terrific. I love that snowball pattern.
Happy September. It's cooling off where I live. Leaves are beginning to change too. I like that.

Wood Fairy said...

Nice to have a catch up on what you have been up to. Yes, shetland would be a fun place to visit, maybe to stay in a little workmans cottage with a wood fire, knit with 100% wool from local sheep, stroke a shetland pony, go on a long walk and pick heather. My imagination is strong today! Pictures of the grandchildren are lovely, you can never have too many photographs of little ones, the grow so quickly.

Kezzie said...

The hats are very cool! I'd like to visit the Shetlands too! That ocean-picture is beautiful. I laughed at Birdie's comment!!! So funny!

Kit said...

I wonder if your family was at Disney when I was! I hope they had a good time. I love the pic if them at the beach. Nice hat! Happy Fall! Kit

M.K. said...

Adam also bought some of those elbow bands for his tendonitis, and they helped a lot - he healed very quickly. Your knitting looks very pretty. I'd be scared of hat pattern like that - it looks tricky! You did a good job. I also really loved the Shetland show. I haven't watched season 4 yet, and it's on my list. But Adam doesn't like those "dark" shows, so I have to watch it when he's elsewhere :) Good show. Take care, Pom, and happy fall!!

Kim said...

As always, there is so much fun and delight to be had when visiting your place, dear Pom Pom. Sweet photo of you modelling your knitted woolly. Yes, the joy of the little things each day.....flowers, knitting, watering, long soaks in sweet smelling baths......and just being. Enjoy a lovely week, lovely lady.

Kezzie said...

Hello! Hope you are well!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Hey there! It's been so long since I've been by for a visit, this summer was so busy! So happy to pop in and see what you've been up to! Beautiful pictures of the kids at the beach, love the Shetland hat that you made, and of course, love the beautiful roses. So much happiness going on! Blessings and hugs to you!

Lowcarb team member said...

I must have missed this post!
Glad I stopped by today.

All the best Jan