Sample Knitted Doll

I teach knitting (along with other fiber arts) to kids ages 8-15.  I am always trying to make new things for them to see as possibilities for new projects.  I am so amazed at what they can do!

Sweet Little Doll.

Sweet Little Doll.

This little doll is a pretty easy one to make.  Each piece is knitted flat, sewn and stuffed.  Isn’t she so sweet?

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Roller Derby!

We decided to go outside the box and do something completely different.  We were able to get some discount tickets to the Roller Derby.

Coming out to the rink.

Coming out to the rink.

It was so much fun!  From the very beginning to the end.

Daddy and E.

Daddy and E.

We all had a great time.

Our team.

Our team.

The other team.

The other team.

Yummy popcorn.

Yummy popcorn.

We wound up eating dinner there – can you tell he liked his dinner of popcorn?

Getting autographs.

Getting autographs.

The cowboy.

The cowboy.

I think my boys had a crush.

I think my boys had a crush.

Another fabulous outing!

Chickens!

Our chickens are doing so well!  The have grown by leaps and bounds since last June when we brought them home as teeny tiny little chicks.

Short Wing.

Short Wing.

I know I’m not supposed to have favorites, but this one, Short Wing, is my favorite.  She’s really smart – she can get out of any enclosure and figured out how to follow the cat into the house through the cat door.  Imagine our surprise when we heard a fuss in the living room and there was our chicken chasing our cat around the room!!

Diva

Diva

This hen lays the biggest eggs with the brightest colored egg yolks.

Bonecrusher is the spotted one.

Bonecrusher is the spotted one.

The spotted one lays the brown eggs – and she is the biggest hen.

Whew!  Look at all these eggs!

Whew! Look at all these eggs!

We get three eggs a day and sometimes we don’t eat them quick enough.  Looks like it’s time for some baking!

Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup

I was at Cost Plus World Market the other day and saw one of those kits for soup that looked pretty good.

Soup Mix

Soup Mix

The best part was that I could cook it in the crock pot while I was teaching.  It is really nice to finish up with all my students and have dinner waiting for me with minimal work.

My soup.

My soup.

Doesn’t that look so yummy?!!  My husband and I loved it, the kids only thought it was so-so.  It is one of the things I will make once in awhile – but boy did I enjoy this soup.

17

My second child just turned 17 years old!

17!

17!

How did this happen?  Wasn’t she just 6 months old yesterday?