Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mud Hole

A funeral can bring family together to share memories, food and even play for the kids. I was the only adult in the pond with the kids making me the "coolest" aunt around. Really, I had to jump in in my clothes (and my good hat) to rescue my dog and then a three year old who fell off into the deep end -- a couple times. While a steep embankment made for the perfect mud slipper slide. Good times.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Uncle Larry

Larry Joe Fetty 8/14/51 - 5/23/12
Rest in Peace, Uncle Larry. You were sick for so long but that had a way of bringing our family together. Now I take comfort in knowing you are going home to be with Grandma and Grandpa. God be with you.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Green Valley

As we started a day of shoppping, Karen knew exactly where to take me. A short ride from Manitou Springs to Green Valley Weavers & Knitters in Colorado Springs, CO. A real fiber shop filled with spinning wheels, weaving looms and yarn. I was on the search for a special souvenir project and found it in a sample Shipwreck shawl (free Ravelry pattern) from locally hand painted superfine alpaca by Spruce Dragon, LLC in deep woods. The perfect shade of green turquiose.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Goodbye Colorado

Day 4: Time Flys:So much fun:Laughed:Cried:Thankful friendships:Road travel prayer:Goodbye Colorado:Hello Kansas:Small town tavern:Chicken fried steak sandwich:Icy cold beer:Love You:Karen:Melanie

Saturday, May 19, 2012

To the Top

Day 3:Rise early:Coffee:Knitting:Spice of Life:Rocky Mountains:Mineral spring fountains:Rain:Hail:Sun:Cog Train:Top of Pikes Peak:14,110 elevation:24 degrees:Snow:Twin Spring fountain favorite:Hell's Kitchen pizza:Last night in Manitou

Friday, May 18, 2012

Shop Til Ya Drop

Day 2:Early morning:Coffee:Scones:Colorado Springs Yarn:Chocolate:Shop:Shop:Shop in Manitou Springs:Amber:Turquoise:Shirts:Handbag:Butterfly belt buckle:Poppies:Lupines:Roses:Dinner walk:Chips and Salsa:Corona Margarita:Hot tub

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Girl Moto Posse in Colorado

Day 1:Girl Moto Posse together again:Two days off work:Sun on backs:Gas stop questions:Where ya'll heading:West:Scenic CO Hwy 94 to mountains:Creekside suite:Two patios:Lock up bikes:Short walk to Manitou Springs:Fish tacos:Margaritas

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Personal Threads Boutique

After a meeting in Omaha, NE, I stopped into a totally different yarn shop, Personal Threads Boutique. The first floor is an art gallery run by a wife and the second floor is the yarn shop run by her husband - and what interesting, artistic people they were. It was an absoulte joy to chat with both of them. I've never seen a wall of Koigu yarn before and too many chioces made my head spin and I couldn't even think of a single pattern idea to make a purchase - that I will regret. I wish I had more time to give it some thought but I did grab a couple large skeins of Mountain Colors, some sock yarn and a couple festive Chic-a project bags.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Happy Lake Dogs

Sheba has cancer so the time we have with her is precious. She loves to swim and fetch and I wanted to get her out to the lake to enjoy herself. This was Molly's first experience with water and Sheba showed her how to have fun. They both had a blast and I enjoyed seeing them so happy. Mom even surprised us with a visit for several hours into dinner time.