Cool Kool-aid yarn!
Moving my blog . . .
The flu bug is finally trying to leave our house, finally, I think. The kids are still sniffling and coughing, but everyone's fever is gone and we are about to get back to normal around here. A person never realizes how great it feels to be 'okay' until after they have been sick, but right now, I'm appreciating it!
I live in a rural area of Western Kentucky, and it is just really pretty here this time of year, even lately when it has been unseasonably hot. I love living out here in the country where I can go out without having neighbors that can see every move I make. There is nothing like going outside on nice night like this, looking up at the moon and listening to crickets and katydids, smelling the fresh air, and walking around barefoot to feel 'grounded'. It really makes a person appreciate the little things in life and feel their connection to nature.
My friend Carol tagged me, so here are the rules:
Maizy had these beautiful puppies early last Tuesday morning, the first one being born at 1:09 am and the 4th born at 2:44 am!! Mama Maizy and the puppies are all in wonderful health and doing great! Maizy loves being spoon-fed vanilla bean ice cream as a post-partum treat! Click on the picture above if you'd like to learn more about them and see more cute pictures!! It is amazing how much the babies grow everyday. They had their first visit with the vet yesterday, and they are all fat and sassy! They were born in our sitting room, which is where we keep them so they will be used to all the sounds that go on in our home.
Here is the pattern for the wine bottle bag / cozy! I made a Booga Bag as my first felting project last month, then Tone (AKA Hobbygasa) translated this wonderful pattern into English from Norwegian for me! She is just so nice!! She said it was a free pattern that was very popular with knitters in Norway, and she thought it would be fun to get it started here in the States as well! I LOVE this pattern; it's fun, quick, and has endless possibilities, plus I think it would make a great gift idea.
I wanted to remind everyone that this Sunday, September 9th, is Grandparent's Day!! For my kids' grandparents and great-grandparents, they are going to whip up a batch of cupcakes, I'm going to take a picture of them wearing their aprons and cooking their little hearts out, then this weekend, we'll deliver each of them a plate full of chocolate cupcakes with pink icing and sprinkles AND a framed photo of them being made. That way even after the food is all eaten, they will have something nice to look at.
The picture on the right shows how big it was before it went through the washer. I have that nice bottle of Pinot Gregio chillin' right now so I can try out the bag/cozy with it tonight!
I might have to whip up a couple of these for Xmas gifts! I think it looks good like it is, but it would be easy to decorate. I think it would look great sitting on a dining table with maybe a few strands of rafia tied around the middle.
Here is the link to the pattern, just