Monday, February 20, 2012

Jump on Spring

I'm on a mission to get a jump on Spring and set up my new front patio. I made a trip today to Menards to get some pots. And by some, I mean alot, fifteen of them and a bigger pot (not pictured) that holds a garden hose.

The terra cotta looked way too orange so I also purchased some textured brownish spray paint to tone it down a bit. Worked out great and the pots now look a bit more "aged".

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Breakfast Knitting

It's very convenient to have a donut shop across the street from the yoga studio. After an early hot power yoga class I can sit and relax with coffee, donuts and a knitting project -- just about all morning! In fact, I made this capelet and wore it out tonight.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pampered Pets

Today was a high maintenance day for the dogs. They got the "works" including a soak in a warm bubble bath, ears cleaned, teeth brushed and nails trimmed. Sheba would just as soon have all the pampering time to herself instead of sharing the day with Molly.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Stash

Like I need more yarn! But how could I resist when I got a call from a friend (Celi) who was trying to sell off someone's yarn stash. All she had to say was, "Noro" and I was in. Then she carried in about 8 bins full of other yarns like Malabrigo, Manos, and Lamb's Pride to name a few. For $40 I have a pretty large pile to add to my own stash.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Weekend in Texas

Mom and I went to Texas over the weekend to visit family. Like usual, we stopped in Canton to shop at the First Monday flea market. I was searching for planters or pots for my patio and found a man who made wrought iron supports for terra cotta pots that will work perfect for my patio. On one, the 8" pots spiral up from a larger pot, and the other will stack 10 pots together (my favorite).

Friday, February 03, 2012

Patio Complete

The next step was to lay down concrete supported to the foundation of the house. The bricks we were able to get were not the same size as we've used before so we couldn't continue with a basket weave pattern. We staggered rows in each section for a different pattern. Now I need to decide on patio furniture and big pots to put in front of the basement windows. It's good to have a project completed.