Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My To Do Checklist for 2014 (The last one is the biggest)

My goal for 2013 was a simple one - eat more fruit and vegetables.  I did really good on my daily quest of fresh fruit and raw veggies until we prepared to move and I got lax. 

I’m feeling bold for 2014 and I have multiple goals I want to reach.  But, hey, I have 12 months to get there, right?

  • Finish the teal/brown quilt - I have it pinned, I just need to quilt and bind it.
  • Finish butterfly quilt - Have a handful of squares to finish piecing.  Then they all need embroidered bodies.  Assemble, quilt, bind.
  • Add more items to my etsy store - the owl wrist warmers remain popular and I enjoy doing them but I would like to add more mitts and a selection of hats to the store as well.   All of the money made from my store is tucked away for a special purpose (read on to see what).
  • More 5Ks - It's harder to find them out here but I hope to be able to find at least 4 to be a part of.
  • Visit Mt Rainier
  • Visit Mt St Helen
  • Visit Crater Lake
  • Visit Moab
  • Travel the Pacific Coast Highway from Portland to LA
  • Get closer to buying a house - Cancer takes much, too much, but we are working very hard to be able to build or purchase a home to call ours once again.  Any little "extra" money that comes our way gets tucked for this purpose.  All of my "owl money" gets set aside too, so thank you for your purchases. :)  I don't think we will be able to make the purchase in 2014, but hopefully in 2015- we'll just keep trudging along. 

Rock Words

I don't know why by there are many words written with rocks along Salt Lake - like graffiti.  Some areas the rocks are covered with water, but most they aren't.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Multnomah Falls

Husband took this photo and edited it.  I had to share.  Such a beautiful area.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Space Needle - Seattle

I loved peeking at it through the trees.  Because of construction, we went round and round before we got close enough to park and walk.

Then I forgot my big camera in the car and could only rely on the iphone.  Won't forget next time.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Just the start

I think this is going to work up fast. :). It will be a hooded scarf for me. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Silly fingers

I have now been knitting a year and decided it was time to attempt fingers, or gloves lol. This is the first time I have made a closed thumb. They are working up bigger than I hoped but with practice....
These will have complete finger and the hood to go over them. We will see. 
I sell so many of these owl wrist warmers it's hard to find the time for anything else. On the up side I have gotten really good at them. :)

Evel Knievel Cow

 Believe it or not, as a little girl I got evel knievel in his white suit and motorcycle for Christmas one year.  Loved it! lol  Now I live in the area where he did much of his jumps.