I'm back, I've fixed my computer, and I've got pictures to prove it.
First, some knitting pics:
Yes! It is the long-suffering Black Boa. It is draped over hubby's side mirror. Its not very long - just enough to tuck in at the front of a jacket or coat. Its not any great shakes, but I FINISHED it.
(Don't click to blow it up - I don't know why but my pics are ENORMOUS. I know from experience with scanning that they don't need to be so big, but I don't know how to resize the digital pics that I'm downloading. Maybe go with less resolution?)
Another CRAPPY picture. I even did the color adjustment on this one. Its the long suffering Moonlight Mohair scarf in Rainbow Falls colorway. I do love this scarf. I started knitting it when Daddy was in the hospital, then frogged it after he died. It had rows of various widths.... very weird. I started it again when Mom was in the hospital, and finished it this time. It will work nicely with my chestnut brown leather bomber jacket. I've seen this yarn worked in drop-stitch in a scarf - way pretty - better than this by 100x. :-)
Why yes, that IS a Booga Bag in a tree. Funny you should ask... I also knit this while Mom was in the hospital. Its a burgundy, black, and gray Noro Kureyon - don't remember the color #. Isn't it nice? I am thrilled with this - I'm going to make another one, only bigger. It was so easy and so much fun. Kevin's girlfriend Tara will be getting this some day soon.
Now, some Quilting Pics:
A return to the Round Robin blocks. This one is Judi's - from a couple months ago. I was going to do a checkerboard border, but didn't care for it. This is a scrappy piano key border. Way too easy, but what the heck. I had other stuff going on.....
Do you see a trend developing here? This is Romelle's block. I did a piano key border on hers too. Her theme is Black and White with a touch of red. I think the black & white check corners add some pizzazz. I used some of my mom's black & white fabrics in this border. I really do know how to do something besides piano keys, but they're just so easy, especially when your brain is in neutral. :-(
Some flower pics:
This is one of the floral arrangements from my mom's services. It was so beautiful - look at those roses - and it had curly willow branches in it - very chic. This thing was easily 3' tall and probably 2.5' wide.
This iris was blooming in my yard a couple of months ago. There were actually about a dozen of them, all the same color. Iris do very well here because they are so tolerant of dryer conditions and not-perfect soil. We have plenty of that. I also had some gorgeous pumpkin-gold-orange irises but never got a chance to shoot pics of them this spring. There is always next year, right?
I love this picture. Its my Goofy sitting in his favorite place at my mom's house - between her blue chair and the window. He doesn't let a fly get past that window without announcing to the world that its there. He would watch for us to return for hours.
How could anyone resist this sweet face? That cocky ear? He's a love, truly he is. See, that face is what gets him out of trouble after he's been rooting through the kitchen garbage can... his eyes are like pools of melted chocolate.
Here's the beautiful Gracie - she's in her fave spot on the couch in Mom's living room. She rules! This couch is going to my son's new college home in Stillwater OK. He's rented a house and has inherited a houseful of furniture. It doesn't look much like a 22 year old guy, does it? He's also getting a dark blue leather easy chair & ottoman.
That's going to be all for now. I don't have a lot to write about, so I thought I'd post some pics. Back to regular blogging later this week.