Saturday, June 23, 2007

I finished something (but it's not knitting)!

A while back, Purl Soho had posted this project on their website. I ordered fabric and finally got around to doing it today. I'm excited! But, the more I stare at it, the more I want to move the circles around. So, for now it's staying as is!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Our foster greyhound!

I couldn't resist posting some pictures of the greyhound, Lexi, we are fostering for the week. She's off to her new family tomorrow!

This is Lexi on the left, and our greyhound, Franklin, on the right.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Finally Some Pictures!

I finally got around to taking some pictures. First, since this IS supposed to be a knitting blog:
the tiny amount of progress on my baby blanket, and

my stack of Flicca! I've done the back and two front panels.

I've been painting walls too! I tried to take a couple pictures, but they didn't really come out too well. Here's the guest room that used to be a dumping ground. We painted the walls a light beige color.

And here's the soon-to-be nursery for when we adopt. Since we have no preference on the sex of the baby, I had to paint the room somewhat neutral. The walls are a greyish- light blue and the borders are a soft brown. I painted the shelf and outlets a light peach.

Here's the bedding for the crib too.

And, finally, the top of a quilt I started a long time ago. If I could just get the energy to face actually learning how to finish it!

We just finished our home study visit today. It all went well. My husband is out at the accountant's office doing more adoption paperwork. Then, he's picking up a greyhound we are fostering for the week. Her name is Lexi. I'm sure I'll have some pictures to post of her soon. I'm hoping she can perk up our Franklin, who is missing his sister, Meadow, a lot.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Quick Update

I have not had time to knit for a while! It's been a hectic time. We've been working like crazy trying to get the house ready for our home study visit tomorrow. I guess we're as ready as we're going to be. I keep meaning to take pictures of our paint jobs, but haven't. I must be out of shape because painting two rooms just about did me in. My muscles are killing! It was worth it though.

I wanted to share a picture of the second batch of baby birds we had. They look like they're about to go anytime. So cute!

And here's a picture of some of my first grade class's statues of liberty. They cheer me up whenever I'm stressed, they're so funny and cute!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


What a hectic day! You'd think finally being on summer vacation would be relaxing! We just scheduled our home visit for our homestudy on Monday, so we are in full gear getting the house ready. Of course, my husband is also teaching summer school, so I'm on my own for a lot of it. I've been painting like mad. We are moving our guest room to where our den is. It will now be a den/guest room. My husband just installed wood floors in it, so I'm painting the baseboards. Then we have to move the furniture into in and then get started on the nursery. Our backyard is also a disaster so we need to work on it too. Unfortunately it's been 100 degrees, so we are limited to working in the am. I've squeezed a little knitting in today. I'll post pics when I get a chance!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Good-bye my precious Meadow

Our sweet little greyhound, Meadow, passed away yesterday. She was only 7, and it was very unexpected. She had been ill the past couple weeks and we had been going to the vet. I had actually just taken her yesterday afternoon. We came home, and I left to run errands. My husband came home, and she was fine, running up with Franklin and greeting him. Then, he said a few minutes later, she went rigid and collapsed. He held her in his lap and she took her last few breaths there. He took her to the vet where they pronounced her dead. And of all days, I didn't have my cell with me so my husband couldn't reach me. I never got to say good-bye. The vet says she probably had cancer, but I guess we'll never know. She was my husband's first dog, and my first adopted greyhound. She and my husband have always had an extra-special bond, so it is especially hard for him. She always wanted to nuzzle and cuddle and hold hands, she loved loving and being loved. We miss her so much. I love you, Meadow!