10-stitch pillow

I thought I would show you who REALLY enjoys the new pillow!

Tux catching a nap.

Tux catching a nap.

Every since I finished this pillow, our cat Tux, has claimed it as her own.  She sleeps on it all day long until the evening when she sits on my lap.  She is such a little cutie!

New Scarf Start

I found a cute scarf pattern, Scarf that Sparkles, online on the redheart website.  Since I had the yarn in my stash and I liked the way it looked I decided to start it.

Scarf that Sparkles by Red Heart.

Scarf that Sparkles by Red Heart.

I’m not quite sure, now that I’ve started knitting, that I like it – my husband said this part in the picture reminds him of a poodle, but it is fun to knit.  Knitting with the pompom yarn is fun!

Trying a new recipe

I tried Chicken Enchiladas…

Chicken Enchiladas.

Chicken Enchiladas.

And boy were they delicious!!  They were a hit with all seven family members-you can’t beat that!

IMG_3420Recipe from this book.

I can honestly say that every recipe I have tried from the above book has turned out deliciously!  I would highly recommend looking through it.

 

Monthly Dishcloth Ta Da!

This was a super fun knit!!

Back of dish cloth.

Back of dish cloth.

But what is it??

It's a Snowflake!

It’s a Snowflake!

It’s a snowflake!  You have to look at it from the side in order to see the design.  This pattern is from Emiy Byrd Adams and is called “Snowflake Illusion Scarf”.  You can find the pattern here on Ravelry.

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This one is so pretty it is going into the present bin for Christmas 2015!!

Lake Palo Verde

Awhile back we had a pretty big storm here – not as big as in other parts of the country, but big for us.  Lots and lots of rain fell and we had many big fun puddles to play in.  It also rained inside our home but that is a story for another day.

Heading out.

Heading out.

We decided to go to our local elementary school.  Since we had just been there picking up my youngest, we knew there were some VERY nice puddles just waiting to be jumped in.

Rooster Tails.

Rooster Tails.

Riding through the puddles was fun too!

Deep puddles

Deep puddles

The water was pretty deep – see how it is half way up the bicycle wheels?

Splashes.

Splashes.

Lots and lots of splashing.

More splashing.

More splashing.

What you can’t see is that both myself and G and our dog were all also wading through the puddles.

Bath time??

Bath time??

Beautiful, warm, tasty hot chocolate.

Beautiful, warm, tasty hot chocolate.

No better way to end an evening spent jumping in cold puddles, than to drink hot chocolate :o)

I love flowers!

Isn’t this the cutest little plant?

Hyacinth

Hyacinth

I found him at Safeway and just had to bring him home with me!

Growing tall!

Growing tall!

This is what he looks like right now!

Hopefully!

Hopefully!

If I don’t kill this plant, this is what it should look like pretty soon.  Keep your fingers crossed!

Yet ANOTHER puzzle!

We are extremely addicted to these puzzles.  No sooner is one finished than we feel the NEED to start another one.  It appears that no one in this house is able to walk past the puzzle table without stopping and placing a piece.

E picked this one.

E picked this one.

I think this puzzle is so pretty, but I think it will take us awhile to finish it.

Lots of blue...

Lots of blue…

Lots and lots of blue and even the buildings are very similar in color and shape.