Thursday, May 10, 2012

Of late...........

Way past time to bring you up-to-date on the happenings around the "Place". We've been very busy prepping our house for sale.   Nearly done except for some weeding to finish up in the backyard.  It's pretty amazing how fast those weeds grow - especially since our weather has been "sun" followed by "rain" followed by "sun".    Several prospective buyers have come through the house, but no offers so far, but guess I'm impatient as it's only been on the market a couple of weeks.    

Meanwhile the new house in Arizona was started yesterday:
If you look closely you can see the trenches dug out for a foundation - so hopefully in 100 days we will have a house complete.

I've been having trouble with my camera this past few weeks.  First I thought it just needed a new battery so bought a new one.    Well then I started getting a "card error" message, so bought several different type SD cards and although the camera seemed to work, it was not connecting to my computer and software program Photoshop Elements.   Finally gave up and went to Costco today and bought a Nikon S4300 point and shoot.  (bought my own Mothers Day gift!!!)  So much fun with a new camera.  My old one was 6 megapixels and this one is 16!!  What a difference.

Following are a couple of pictures I took when I got it home. 

This first one is Moving Mountains Baby Blanket 
This will be going to our first great-grandson due next month.   I'm going to Spokane for a baby shower for the soon-to-be mom and baby tomorrow.  Hopefully she'll like it as much as I enjoyed knitting it.
This is a pretty creamy-yellow scarf I have been working on in my spare time.   It was advertised as a creme-yellow, but it's a little too yellow for my coloring, so will be gifting this one.  The yarn is bamboo, merino wool and silk - very yummy.

 Then I went out in the yard and took some pictures of flowers in the backyard with the close-up lens and really happy with the pictures.   

1 comment:

  1. How exciting to finally break ground Darlene!!! I'm so happy for you :)