Tuesday, July 31, 2018


IMG_3357 Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; 
they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. 
~Luther Burbank~

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sunflower Field!

DSC_0260_2 DSC_0426 Nyla and Titus DSC_0245_2 DSC_0236_2 DSC_0364 DSC_0268_2 DSC_0230_2 DSC_0360 Advice from a sunflower: Be sunny and bright! Rise, shine and hold your head high! Spread seeds of happiness!

A sunflower field in the evening is sure to bring a smile to your face! If you are in the Raleigh area, you must head out to Dorothea Dix Park and check out the field of sunflowers. I promise it will brighten your day.

My sister and I headed out Monday evening after work and was there until the sun set. Nyla enjoyed running among the flowers and Titus wanted to play with all the dogs and give all the kids kisses. It was kind of hard to get pictures without other people in them since the field is a hot spot for pictures, but we ended up getting some cute pictures.

Best way to end a Monday.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Boneyard Shawl

The makings of my Boneyard Shawl
 shawl_beginning shawl7 shawl8 shawl6 shawl4 simple_knitting_2 mothers day ring_shawl shawl2 DSC_0043_2 shawl3 shawl DSC_0062_2 I've never been a fan of shawls, but since making this one, I now have a long list of shawl patterns I want to knit! I'm a little obsessed!

For my first shawl, I wanted something fairly easy to knit and the Boneyard Shawl by Stephen West was perfect. The pattern was easy to memorize, and the knitting was comforting. It felt good to sit down after a long day and just knit to my hearts content without a lot of thought to the knitting.

Since finishing the shawl it has gotten lots of use, even though its the middle of summer. When it gets a little chilly in the house with the AC on, I just grab it and wrap up. When we took our trip to the mountains I brought it with me and was so glad I did! It was cool and rainy as Fonzy and I sat in the bleachers at the college watching the football camp. Some days at the office when its so chilly with the AC pumping I wish I have it with me! Restaurants too! I just need to start carrying it with me everywhere. I see it getting plenty of use when the weather cools. Or one of  the 100's I have saved to knit. Need more knitting time!

Monday, July 2, 2018

Quick Mountain Trip

riverside car knitting IMG_2906 mountains2.JPG IMG_2922 IMG_2826 IMG_2905 IMG_2878 IMG_2923 mountains3 IMG_2958 ghost hunting Two weekends ago we took a quick trip to the mountains for a football camp at Western Carolina University. It always feels good to get away for little trips. Fonzy and I are hoping to take more little trips once Elijah graduates. We have two more years to an empty nest!

Driving through the mountains I thought about how splendid it would be in the Fall with all the vibrant color leaves. Definitely need a Fall mountain trip, and maybe a ghost tour! If I can convince Fonzy! It would take a lot of convincing!