Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Radio beams

My husband ( a ham radio operator) put these together and built a nice system for raising and lowering the tower to the ground in case of bad weather or need repairing. If anybody is wondering where the fiberart content is: soon there will be rug and placemat photos, my loom is put back together and the warp wound on, just need to thread the warp through and do the prep work for the fabric.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Car Show photos(many)

Spent the evening at a car show in Copper Harbor,with 200 cars, and this was the musical entertainment: a local band named U.P. Rising.

This was my favorite car, and it wasn't even in the show, just parked in the parking lot! Maybe it was the color,(pink) or just the style. They don't make them like this anymore, do they?

They were all in near perfect condition and spotless, so if you notice what looks like scratches or dings, it is my camera.

This won the best of show, and was built entirely from scratch, not a kit. Certainly deserves the title and more.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Taken in our backyard this evening. We were glad to see the doe and fawn out there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Garden and yard pictures

This picnic table is the backdrop for my finished projects during the summer. When we found muddy bear prints today, had to include them in the post.
Here's a closeup, not that it's easy to tell what it is.

This miniature rose is doing well in the flowerbed in the front yard, even though the soil isn't very good. The dark pink in the photo is actually red, and it is several years old.
Bought this Sweet William on clearance at Pamida last year. The blooms were worth the wait!

This is the second year for this campanula, am enjoying seeing the perennials come back and flourish.

Monday, July 6, 2009

All in bloom

My favorite thing to take pictures of with the digital camera are flowers. So when all the african violets bloomed at once, had to take advantage of it, although you have probably seen all of these plants in other posts. Of course they'll be done before the fair for exhibiting, but that's okay.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

One month old grandson photos

Here is Matthew at 1 month old. He was awake, so Grandpa propped him up on the couch between the cushions to help him stay there. He was content for quite awhile. His first July 4th was busy, going to a few parades,out to breakfast with us, family gathering with Dad's family, and fireworks the night before.

Dean Street Hat

This is a Ravelry pattern,click here if you'd like to see the pattern. Finished on July 5, made from Vanna's Choice yarn, in brown. The color is much darker than in the photo, but couldn't get the detail of the stitches in the sunlight.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


This is the Blue and White hat from the Kids Knitted Hats pattern book. Here's a link to the book. It has lots of cute hats in it, for ages 1 and up. Another one in Vanna's Choice baby yarn in the same colors as the berry hats. It's a pill box style hat, and if I made it again would use more contrasting colors. Am getting low on the lavender, anyway, time to move on to something else. Like getting the rest of the flowers planted, or setting up the loom and warping, maybe spinning or combing some wool.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

New toy

Found this on a local online yard sale site, an apartment size wringer washer. The motor wasn't working, but Bill got it running again. It is about 1 1/2 feet square by three feet tall total. There is no agitator, just a fan in the back of the tub to stir the water up, and a pump to run the water out. Or you can just drop the hose down to drain it. We have a hot water faucet outside, but it was a lot of work to wash wool out there in buckets. Now I can just roll this out there, plug in and fill with the hose. We just need some warm,dry weather to try it out.