Cast on

Since there’s nothing to show in the sewing room — I continue to piece triangles and I’ve loaded and started one of the t-shirt quilts that I’m helping Mom with but haven’t finished it – I’ll show my knitting again.

I shouldn’t bother saying what I’m going to work on next because it seems to change more often than not. I decided I wanted a project with shorter rows to work on after my surgery (Thursday) so it would be easier to pick up and put down.

Easy Multi Rib scarf – free pattern on Ravelry

Yarn is Miss Babs Yowza but I’ve lost the tag so I don’t know the colorway.


I’ve finished the Catherine the Great audiobook and have moved on to The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck.

We’ve got a contract on Big Canoe but until we get past the inspection on Monday I’m not counting my chickens … we’ve done a lot of work and the appliances and HVAC systems are all new but it’s still an older building so we’ll see. It’s a cash buy and they wanted to close on July 16 at first but last night the realtor said they would like to close sooner as in June 29th … timing sucks because I really needed to make another trip to clear the last of the personal stuff out but Chris and Becky are going to help so assuming the inspection goes OK, we should have it sold in 2-4 weeks. I was afraid that I’d be sad but we’re ready to let go of the challenges of managing a vacation home in a different state especially since we don’t get there often enough to make it truly worth the money we spend on it

Best of all, Keith comes home tomorrow!


Today, I rested

Yesterday, I spent some time in the sewing room and knit. Progress has been made on my scarf, the Ohio Star binding is ready to be hand stitched, and more 16 patch blocks were made but today … after a doctor’s appointment and some errands, I rested. Nothing interesting to show so I’ll share recent photos of all my little ones. We had a big family vacation planned for June and I’m not going to be able to attend so I’m thinking of my little ones and sad that I’m going to miss seeing them. Keith and Chris will have to take lots of photos for me.

Luckily, I just spent Mother’s Day week with Rae and Mo and we had a wonderful time with them. Rae is getting so big and Mo is such a sweet baby!

Caleb turned 8 on the 11th of May and is such a bright little boy  he reminds me so much of Adam. I love seeing Adam share his love of cooking with Bree – how fun is that?!