Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weekend in Review

After soccer Friday night on the school field and a trip to the National Zoo

we went to a birthday party Sunday afternoon.

This is Biscuit - the birthday girl's gift!

Our gift (pictured here -->) included a puppy-pal (cuddly puppy stuffed with buckwheat that you warm in the microwave so the real puppy doesn't miss his mommy so much), a chic leash-attaching satchel containing a roll of puppy-waste collecting baggies, a squeaking monkey (EVERY new puppy needs a squeaking monkey!), and a Halloween costume :)

In knitting news I am happy to report that I have been sock knitting.  I am also sad to report that I am a-d-d-i-c-t-e-d to Ravelry.  The forums, they suck me in and drain my days away!  So much useless information and needless drama.  It is better than reality teevee :)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How fun is


Oh! To live in the UK... :sigh:

ps: The conversion is complete.  Two of my most challenging "I can't knit" woman have succumb to the mesmerizing, gentle, soothing, click-click-click of needles and yarn held in-hand.  (Yes, Joan and Lourdes, I am talking about YOU!)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, Monday

Cue The Mamas and the Papas  Yesterday/Monday was a GREAT day at chez RMR! 

Apologies in advance for the very bad photography.  In my rush to document our good fortune, I couldn't find the "good" camera so settled for the "not so good".

We had an unexpected guest:
Mommy with Midnight - TLG's class mascot

TLG had an unexpected package:

TLG's "Back to School" package from Aunt S and Uncle T

And TWO packages for ME! The first from Wonderwoman who knows how much I love both The Knitter Magazine and Rowan Kidsilk Haze:

And the other from Lilly Pilly (aka, Jo in Taz) who was my upstream partner in Trashy's As You Like It Swap.  Poor Jo had her hands tied behind her back with the not-so-great words I'd selected.  You see, I submitted "Wedding" because the first 1/2 of our year had been dominated with preparation for two family weddings, one in June and one in July.  And the other word I'd submitted was "Hot" because June and July are blast-furnace hot here in metro Washington, DC (108F degrees at one point!); not exactly dress-up-in-your-very-best weather.

But Jo, she is a trooper - and a sewing goddess!!!  Look what she's sent me:

Blushing Bridal Bouquet (made up of fabric softie flowers!) and beautiful decorative favor box containing a bottle of buttons, heart-topped straight pins, lace, and ribbons!


Hot stuff fabric coasters with a packet of chi tea.

TLG, TBG and I were all doing a happy dance last evening!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Celebrating the Good, Acknowledging the Bad

We, family RMR, celebrated a momentous occassion this week:

Our sweet boy began kindergarten!

We are also acknowledging the not-so-good in that I am destashing  - Rav link. (TBG is doing a happy dance as he is none too thrilled with the size of my stash.)

Lastly, I want to acknowledge the bad only because it took place so close to my office. 
I said prayers of thanksgiving for all the police/SWAT team(s) who work so hard to keep the rest us safe.  They - and other personnel (traffic and mass transit folks, health care providers...) - have an amazingly difficult job, yet they do it willingly.  And they do it well.  I, for one, am thankful for them sharing their skills.  Today your task is to hug an emergency responder :)

Because I don't want to end on such a downer, how about some destash eye candy?