Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Colorado Vacation: The one in which Teddy becomes a real mountain dog.

This holiday weekend we traveled to Colorado and stayed with the usual friends and did the usual thing, relax.

It was Ted's first real road trip and he didn't totally love it.  In fact he was pretty antsy.  We arrived to our destination late Friday night and were welcomed by the terrified barking of one of the dogs that lives there.  Ted was spooked but curious and totally wired; Josh and I just wanted to sleep.  After some calming pets, Ted did settle and sleep.

The next morning was Teddy's moment to prove his breed.  We took him down to Lake Granby, along with our friends and their dogs and let him swim.  It was his first time swimming and his first time in the mountains but he fully embraced it.

He played hard the entire time we were there.  He made friends with three other black dogs and all in all was a wonderfully behaved puppy son.  As you can imagine he slept the entire drive home!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Stitchin' Wednesday Belated: Scrap Headband

Now that summer is here it's ponytail-hair-out-of-my-face season. With my seemingly endless scraps (leftovers from the scrap flowers) I quickly put together this headband. If you have smaller scraps you can even make a patchwork headband! 

Quick. Easy. Functionable. Fashionable. 


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stitchin' Wednesday: Knit Coozie

This week I decided to knit!  With warm weather already here in Kansas that means one thing at our house - back yard beers after work.  In order to keep that beverage cold you have to have a coozie!  With small balls of yarn left over from larger projects I was able to whip this up with a free pattern from ravelry.

It wasn't quite as easy as I had planned and had far more tails to weave in than I like so this might be a one of a kind Heather Knit for quite some time.  Once I find a proper button for that loop (I didn't have one in my stash, sad face) I know I will get some use out of it this summer.  That is if Josh doesn't make it his own first.

PS - Sorry for missing the last two weeks.  I have lots of great projects lined up this summer, so hopefully I'll be able to bring you regular weekly posts!