Saturday, June 23, 2012

Praise the Lard!

Here are some sights from the NC State Farmers Market.  Today was a beautiful, hot Saturday and perfect for trying to find the perfect tomatoes.

Only in North Carolina!

Came home and had "mater" sandwiches for supper.  Does it get any better than this?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Deep Peace

Deep Peace,  Deep Perserverance, Deeply Disturbed

This weekend involved an epiphany.  Unless I want to rendezvous with the guys with  the huggy coats it is time to put this one  away.  I need to rip back about twelve inches and I have already knit the same six inches of chart B at least eight times.  I seriously began to question my cognitive abilities.  Perhaps I need to achieve Deep Peace before I pick this one up again!

Now I have a nice pair of socks on the needles and life is good again.

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Kite Guy

It has been really neat to watch Reed re-discover a childhood love of kites.  What has been even neater is watching people take to the skies with their own kites.  Reed is often sought out by those people for a little technical assistance and he always helps.

Some of the other "big kite" fliers have little patience with the children attracted to their kites, telling them to stay back and not to touch.  Reed is the opposite he encourages the kids to touch the big kites and even fly them with him.  He purposely carries inexpensive toy kites and gives them to kids and their parents at the park.

I think I will keep him, he is a good guy.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Perfect Weekend

Yesterday we had a Girls with Purls dye day at my house. We had five crockpots and the microwave and dozens of packets of koolaid.   It was such fun.  There were 19 of us including Reed and I.  We enjoyed the gorgeous weather and gobbled down some burgers and hotdogs.  I love my friends.  We never fail to have fun and way too much food.  They are a great group and I am extremely fortunate.  I was running around too much to take pics but others did and I will share soon. 

Today we are headed out to the park to picnic and fly kites.  It is the most gorgeous day, sunny and breezy.  Reed does the actually flying of kites, I make the ultimate sacrifice and sit in the shade watching and knitting. 

Below are some Spa Cloths with some of my handmade soap.  From left to right it is Rosemary Wake -Up, kitchen soap with coffee and lemongrass and lemon poppyseed.