Saturday, June 25, 2011

WAY random

Right! I've got lots of bits and bobs to cover, and no way to get it all to fit into one coherent post, so we're having a random post today. With pictures. Lots of 'em.

1. Phil's kite!

A few of you mentioned you wanted to see Phil's latest kite, the 500 square foot monster that invaded every livable space in our home for more weeks than I care to remember. These ones are for you!

Not too shabby, eh?

2. Garden update

Stuff is growing! Stuff we can actually EAT! Really! On Friday, I turned this:

Into this:

Which later became this:

Kids hated it, of course, but Oh. My. God. My mouth is pulling a total Pavlov just LOOKING at that picture.

3. Sewing!

I started a new quilt! I joined the We Can Do It! Skill Building Sampler, and so far we've made 2 blocks. The QAL is going to take a year, with 3 blocks a month, each month focusing on a different technique. We've made 2 blocks so far, and I'm really enjoying it! It's a nice change from the blue and green of my "main" quilt WIP ;-)

4. Emilie !

School's out for summer, and Emilie will be moving on to second grade in the Fall. She's starting a horseback riding day camp on Monday. We bought her a pair of riding pants and boots today, and she Could. Not. Wait. to wear them. Excited? I think so!

There you have it. You're now officially in the loop about the goings-on chez Dear. We shall return to our regular semi-coherent posting après le weekend.

Happy Knitting, Everyone!


Maryse said...

Miam, miam, loved your garden update. The kite is quite impressive too!

cauchy09 said...

whoa, that kite is no joke!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Riding lessons! What fun! I can't wait to hear all about that.

Your dinner looked delicious. Too bad the kids weren't fans. Did they end up eating something else? What's the rules in your house?

Sewing looks great. One day I need to get on the quilting bandwagon.

Wow, that's quite the kite! HUGE! Where does he store all these kites he makes?

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sapphireblue said...

Random is okay. Looks like a great weekend. Nice kite. That's huge!!

Cynthia F said...

Wow what a kite!

And love your new blocks- you definitely have the quilting fever- woot!!

And yummy dinner!

And what fun for Emilie!!

And... you rock, but you knew that already Happy Birthday!!

Sandra said...

Talent runs wild in ur home !

Dawn said...

2nd grade for my Joshua too...where has the time gone?!?! Love the riding outfit! She's going to have a blast I bet!

tentenknits said...

wow now That's A Kite! Such a fun weekend!! :-) love catching up!

Jennifer said...

That's a huge kite! Is it supposed to be a particular shape/design? 'Cus my mind is going places... :)

Do you deliver your pasta? I'll gladly accept the kids' uneaten portions- that looks yummy!

Your quilt squares are so even! I tried one like that once, but it looked so wavy, I had to pretend it was on purpose LOL

I saw that pic of E on FB- so exciting! I love horseback riding (except for the time my horse tried taking a shortcut up a cliff instead of around the path...with a busy highway down below. Scared the pants off me!)