Sunday, July 15, 2007

Summer Color Spots

I was so happy with the flower pots that we planted up for a pop of color. They are beautiful, better than I dreamed. I had an idea of what I wanted planted and what colors I wanted. Then I went looking for the flowers. Well that was a different story. I wanted white, blues and then the Marigolds for the pop of yellow, but the big thing I wanted was the Pansies and the nursery guy is telling us that it's too late for Pansies, the will get all leggy and it's too hot for them. Well I'm here to tell you, they have been so wonderful and in the full sun till noon each day, along with the sweet alyisum and the lobilia they just make my day each time I see them. Tell me what you think. Maybe I should used them to dream up a new sweater concept and color scheme. We are in the midst of major garden work. This weekend was all about getting the back yard rose bushes tamed and trimed. Next weekend we will be renting a chipper or mulcher to chop up the huge pile of what we trimmed out.

I received Spike for Christmas a few years ago from a buddy of mine. I fell in love with him at first sight, now I want to share him with the rest of the world. So here is introducing SPIKE

How do you like him. I think he is the perfect pet. My geraniums blooming in the background. I think my years at Kodak served my well, I guess that and being a bit artistic probably helped a bit.
Next up I will be sharing my stash with you. I recently aquired some beautiful cotton I'm dying to see knit up in fairisle of some sort. Well you will just have to wait to see them.
I will have lots to catch you up with. I have plenty of yarn to share. I'm looking for ideas. I will also discuss my new views on trying to not add any further to my stash.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Been Busy with my new camera

I worked for Eastman Kodak years ago, and I really loved the company and my job. It might have been because it was somewhat creative. I was an inspector and retouch artist for some of the time I worked there. So when I decided I needed a digital camera, I checked out the Kodak website. I'm really glad I picked this camera. I have been busy taking photos of the dogs and my garden. I want to share with you a bit of what I have been up to

This is a photo of my sweet Keira Jean. She is an Old English Sheepdog that we adopted several years ago. We had another sheepdog, Tyler from an earlier adoption and he had been sick, I thought it was time to find another sheepie to help me over the loss of my darling boy. He lived another 4 years. Kiera was a life saver for me during the first months after he died. I will for ever be grateful for her. She has become such a wonderful companion and friend.

My husband and I adopted Taggart about 6 months after Tyler passed. Here is a photo of him. He has this wild blue eye as you can see in the photo.

He is huge, a whopping 116lbs and thinks he is a puppy. He will be turning 5 years old this August 5th. He made a very smooth transition to our home and he is loving to both of the girls and really quite sweet. His favorite pass time is to clean the girls ears. They allow it but don't clean his.

This is Daisy. My mom wanted a sheepdog of her very own after have experienced our Tyler and Kiera. So I looked high and low for this girl and found her in Southern California. She lived with my mom until my mom's stroke. So now both Daisy and Mom live with my husband and I and our two sheepies (photos above). It has been pretty exciting living with 3 sheepies and 3 adults in a very small 2 bedroom house. But you know, I wouldn't trade a moment of it for anything.

I love taking care of my mom and glad to come home and cook dinner for all of us and share what time she has on this earth, I hope it's many, many more years. To me it's a blessing that I am able to have this time with her. She is who taught me to knit. I love her for teaching me to knit and that we had the time to enjoy our habit all these years.