Sunday, August 10, 2008

UFO crochet and Alpine goats

I have a couple of unfinished crochet pieces. This one will be a 'hello kitty' purse for one of my baby girls. I got this great idea from "my" new teacher She is in Brazil, and I do not speak Portuguese, but she is very thorough and if you know a little about crochet, you will 'understand' her--rather her instruction YouTubes. She has lots and lots of things that she shows how to make and lots and lots of stitches demonstrated. She also has her CDs for sale (don't know how to buy internationally)
The handles of the purse are made of the Romanian Stitch from Sunshine's blog, she also has a teaching video on her blog--I really love her stuff.

These are the parts to a dolly/ducky--have not decided yet--and the arms and the legs are my first attempt to making the Romanian Stitch {which I did not get until I was finished and checked the tutorial again} But this pleases me well, and works for arms and legs since it is more flexible than the real thing.

We went 'garaging' last Saturday and I found this baking stone with its own trivet....25c...could not pass it up. Maybe some of my people will like to have it, since I already have one. These work great for making Nan (Indian flat bread--sort-of-like pita) to make mini pizzas or dip in Hommus, or peanut butter and jelly, or tuna salad with decide.

The tomatoes are finally ripening. I love home grown tomatoes. Especially with Hellman's Mayonnaise and tuna salad. So yummy. We are staying ahead of the squirrels this year (Thank you, Lord!) One of them had a squirrel bite which began to 'decay' I'll cut it off.

Last week I took #4a and #4b to see 'my' goats (from whom I get my milk every week) and took some pics of the kids and the children. This is Cally (the nanny) and #4a

This is one baby girl peeking at another baby girl--Sammie the baby goat, and #4b the baby girl.

The 'goater' in blue is my friend Mrs. M with Samantha and her 'momma' Mattie and her 'aunt' Millie

It seems that the humidity has been overcome by a dry front. It feels so much nicer. We've had the most humid summer that I remember. (The 'weather guy' says that the hottest part is over) I hope he is right.
I'll leave you with this:

"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." Gen 8:22
In His hands, ^__^

1 comment:

SchnauzerMom said...

Great photos. I love homegrown tomatoes too, they taste so much better.