Sunday, December 25, 2011


From our house to yours,
We wish everybody a good Holiday!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Long time

It has been a while since my last blog post, not much has changed ever since. Jeremy is still "King-of-the-porch" and has a habit of following us everywhere if we are outside. He has taken a special fondness to DH who says he does not like cats. He does however give Jeremy a treat every night after their walk around yard. 

Knitting has come to a standstill ever since an accident I had at work. Turns out thumbs don't really bend well the other way. Doctor gave me a nice splint and just extended the wear time. It drives me up the wall, crafting and knitting is what I love to do. Watching TV with nothing in my hands is like telling a kindergartner to go sit on his hands while everybody else gets to play with glitter and glue.

 These mittens where finished some time ago, together with another red pair and a pair of flip top childrens mittens. The last two pair already are gifted and I (of course) forgot to take pictures.

 I DS and me hung the laundry this afternoon. He does not really like to hang laundry with his mom, but you try it one handed! We turned around and noticed that we color coordinated the laundry with the barn. How is that for OCD? I will take suggestions where to hang the jeans......

Tess loves it if somebody comes outside to sit and talk with her and scratch her nose. Every day we have a little session, I talk, she listens. She is a very good listener (if Paco lets her that is). More about Paco in the next post. He is a character!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


The leaves are turning all shades of orange on the farm. The weather is still very nice, a bit cold in the morning but with nice warm afternoons.
Nice enough to sit on the porch and with Jeremy aka "king of the porch" as company it isn't at all bad.
And if for any reason you have to leave your chair, the king will take it and do a pretend sleep.

Every morning when we leave for school, he comes running over for his daily share of food (from us, we know he also eats at the neighbors later in the day) He then walks us out and sits at the bottom of the porch steps until we are out of sight.
Wonder what he does all day when we are not watching.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


A three day weekend has come to an end. We have been looking forward to it for a long time, imagine three whole days off, no school, no work. Besides the household chores of course, those keep coming, never stop, ever. 
But of course I had to schedule my dentist appointment on Thursday and had that pesky molar removed. For the rest of my three day weekend it felt like I had been kicked in the jaw, not to mention the two days of "soft food" while the boys where munching on all good stuff that I could not eat. 
One can only handle so much yogurt and soup.
This afternoon we sat outside in front of the school house and watched the ground squirrels for a while. There is a whole family living in the back, maybe even more that just one family. 
They have build a whole underground castle and frolic about all day.

 See, they make the ground look like Swiss cheese.

While watching them I knitted some on the worlds thickest, warmest knee highs. 

 Turned the heel on the first one, hopefully they will be done before it gets nice and cold here. (Yes, it does get a bit cold here)

 Only 41 days left until Christmas, that means I have to make a start on making decorations. Planning to make one of these a day.

They are called Julekuler (geez, I love that word) and come from this book. There are 55 different kuler in the book, so hard to choose.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

If you are not fond of Spider pictures and get the urge to toss your computer out of the window then run screaming through the house with the feeling of taking the jump yourself then don't look farther then the first pretty rainbow pictures.

There, now you are warned!!

 It was a rainy, but not that rainy, weekend. Just perfect, nice temperature small and pleasant showers and to top it off this afternoon a pretty full rainbow over the farm.
We all went outside to marvel at it, I almost was tempted to imitate this guy but it was not THAT intense.
In the mean time I am knitting mittens and knee highs to prepare for the nice cold weather. I can hear my relatives snicker, yeah, we call it "cold" you guys call it a summer day. Never mind, I think knee highs are "da bomb" the only set back is that my legs are long and the knitting really feels like it never ends......

Now for my little spider friend, poor lady almost got smacked in the head with the door (to my defense she did crawl into it her self) Just when I wanted to close the door I saw her, ran inside to get my camera, got her onto a piece of paper and took her to get her passport picture taken.

afterwards I let her go on a tree, DH watching on at a safe distance, he is not that fond of little critters as I am. Last thing to do is find out what kind of spider it is.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Weather

Above my desk at work is a whole collection of knitted toys that I made over time. I keep adding more but for some reason it seems the shelf never is too full. I could have sworn I made way more than these over the 5 years I work there. Now I like to think that they play together just like the toys in Toy story, but my gut says they don't wander off on their own. 
Of course it is time for the all over "catching-a-cold" at work and I got it too.
It got better just in time for the weekend, so I could enjoy a day of knitting with my friends and a lazy Sunday was spend half in the school house crafting and half of the day on the porch.
We do have a new "tiger" that keeps us company. Don't know what it is, he is again not ours but comes over for snacks and food and lately cuddles.
He just like the Black and White tiger in our former home lays underneath our chairs or if one is available on the chair.

 He is cute and he knows it.
 And he talks, we did have a whole conversation, I know he does not speak human, and I don't speak cat but we get along pretty well.
 After knit day I have a severe case of startitis, and there is already this on the needles.
Shawl Maia
 and a pair of mittens, one is done and the other one on the needles.
But yet there are more projects I really want to start. 
Going to be strong.............

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Planning to spend my day in the school house and doing some crafty stuff. After a very strange, hectic week at work, which I do not want to repeat ever in this lifetime, I also managed to loose my voice over night and have a sore throat. 
So being in the school house all by myself and the glorious sound of birds is a good idea. Nobody to talk to but the voices in my head, heeehee.
For now, here is the Diva, she loves the attention every time one wanders into her world, and she is not camera shy either.

Thinking of doing some Christmas crafty stuff, so I can get a head start on the gifts.

Saturday, October 08, 2011

Ready for Fall

After a few days of glorious rain, many don't like the word glorious used in this sentence, but it was lovely to have some rain and colder weather.
The warm weather and sunshine returned, the painting on the barn started. 

 And this morning a whole bunch of peppers where harvested when I looked out the window.

 There are lots of birds around, also some strange looking ones came by, this is Kiwi. Pattern found here

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Skeletons need clothing too!

I came across the wooden skeletons that I bought a few years back in an after-Halloween sale. The girls where just begging to be dressed up in their Halloween finest.
What girl would not like some tule, ribbon and sequins?

 The chickens in Cluckingham palace are not that impressed, only thing they are interested in is food.
 Paco on the other hand thought it very interesting, but in fear of the girls (including me) ending up with a nice green snot spit, we stayed at a safe distance.
 Tess was only interested in a nice long talk and some behind-the-ear scratching.
 Who also moved into the farm is Mona, this lovely monster who likes to dress up for Halloween was a test knit for Anna from Mochimochi Land. Pattern can be found here.

 Mona likes her costume, although going out in the fields made her a bit shy.

There is more knitting on the needles, the only thing is that I need to find more time. If you have any on hand or know how to generate more hours in a day, please let me know.
For now we are waiting on that big rainstorm that has been promised to us for days. Finally after a few very warm (hot) things are cooling down.
We are finally settled in here and it starts to feel like home. There is one thing about moving that totally baffles me. I lost things that I know (really believe me, I KNOW) had packed. I even saw the box here in the house, touched it even. And I just can not find the content of it.
My mouse from my laptop is gone, so are my headphones, my fishie vest, my new rainbow socks that I made at Sock Summit and my bead crochet book that I got from Kniterlines for my birthday. The last one bothers me the most. I have the urge to make some of that stuff for a nice little curtain for the bathroom. Have the fabric, have the yarn, have the beads but can not find the book. It is driving me bonkers!!!
For now, I think a cup of coffee is in order and some knitting while I wait for the rain.