21 June 2009

Catching Up

I know I haven't posted lately but I do have a ummm reason, er excuse uhhh laziness. Anyway, here are some pictures to show a little bit of what I have been doing.

This is a pair of men's slippers I made. These are tucked away into my gift drawer for a future gift.

Here's another completed "purse project"-- a dishcloth in Christmas colors.

Here is Ray with a Fathers' Day gift from me. It is a German beer stein. To go with the stein, I gave him a really good bottle of beer--Dad's Root Beer!

I made these slippers to give to a friend and her grown children when I visit with them in Illinois. I gave my friend a pair once and the kids always wore them and she never had a chance so now they'll each have their own pair.

We've been enjoying the pool too. Here are our son Justin and ggd Leslie cooling off.

We spent several hours a few days ago cleaning out the pond. It is really nice to be able to see the fish. These fish were originally meant to be feeder fish for other critters but they have survived for several years in the pond at a fraction of the cost of koi. We actually put a real water lily in the pond. The fish like the shade it generates.

FYI the pattern I used for the slippers is found here. The first picture shows a modified version of the pattern.

I hope you have enjoyed today's post. Happy Fathers' Day and hugs to all!