Wednesday, July 29, 2009

1 scarf down, 2 to go

And many thanks to Helen, for modeling it for me!

I am working with my Tuesday B.A.M. ladies to make scarves and hats for our Appalachian project for kids, in conjunction with a Fort Lauderdale group (did you see the 20/20 show?). Anyhow, my personal goal is for three scarves and three hats by September (in between Christmas knitting and finishing a few personal projects). This is my first finished scarf. I finished it yesterday and sewed in my ends at our Tuesday night meeting. I got Helen to model it for me so I could take a picture.

So, ONE DOWN - TWO TO GO! Will update as I finish more. :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

VBS was awesome!

Welcome to Crocodile Dock! We had a good time down on the bayou this year!
Thanks to a bigger church down the road, we had some great decorations, like this fishing shack and dock. ;)
Our volunteers were truly outstanding this year. Here is our new Pastoral Intern, John Scott, with "Skeeter". Skeeter is looking sad, because the kids couldn't seem to remember their Bible points that morning.
Our teen/young adult volunteers went above and beyond our expectations also. I was so proud of them all!
By Friday, we all looked a lot like this though....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Crazy Busy!

Vacation Bible School is happening at my church this coming week! Are we ready? I sure hope so! I am in charge, and from what I can tell, we have it all together. Here's hoping!

I have been crazy busy trying to get it all together, and woefully neglecting my blog. So I thought I would add a picture that I love. It's a plaque on my bedroom wall. And yes, there is a story....

My DH has an obsession with flamingos. For years he has threatened to fill the front yard with those tacky plastic flamingos as soon as we moved to Florida. Soon after we moved here, he waited until I was out of town, and bought a small (1ft) resin one (on the phone he just said "Yep, bought a plastic flamingo for the front yard, you'll like it") that sat by the door for awhile - until it succumbed to the heat. DD bought him a singing and dancing one that was 2 ft high at Spencer's for Christmas in '07, but it gave up the ghost too (plastic doesn't last as long as it used too!). This one we picked up at Sea World in Orlando, (or was it Busch Garden's in Tampa? anyhow...) it is suppose to be the three of us! We have very interesting family portraits!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I haven't posted recent FO information lately, so I thought I had better pull something out of my hat to put on here. Just so y'all could be sure I am still knitting. ;)

Here is a "Market Bag" that I finished a few weeks ago - free pattern from Knitting Daily. I lucked out and got two skeins of the Euroflax linen at a "going out of business sale" last year. It's almost the exact same color as my text here. :)

DD Modeled for me, with some groceries from the cupboard. Lighting not so good, but you can still see the bag.

Monday, July 6, 2009

We enjoyed our local firework display Saturday night. I put my camera on nighttime and took about 100 pictures. Came home with some good ones! (Especially that last one!)

But, I decided this year that I am getting too old for this. (Or sick of the hassle, or...whatever) Drive downtown, find a place to park, set up lawn chairs, sit in the parking lot, spray down for bugs, sweat for a few hours to OOOOH and AAHHHHH for 1/2 hour, then get back in the car and fight with 400 others to get out and on the road to get home.

Maybe I will feel different when we have grandchildren someday, but next year... I say we stay at the in-laws, have a barbecue, play in the pool, and listen to the firecrackers the neighbors set off!