Sunday, September 25, 2022

Our day in Chicago

We enjoyed the Nick Cave: Forothermore exhibit at the MCA.

The Art Institute of Chicago had a special exhibit of David Hockney.  Photos not allowed.   David Hockney:  The Arrival of Spring, Normandy.   Nice to also view the Thorne Miniature Rooms, Hartwell Memorial Window, and the textile galleries.

 Us reflected off the Bean - Millennium Park.


Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Finish: It is a Wrap

 The Pattern is

Orbit by Janina Kallio, Woolenberry

Using 100% superwash merino wool.  LOOP Studio, color Easel.  I put this on a dark tee shirt so you can see the pattern.   

I'm really happy how easily this knit up and how nice it blocked.
It is ready to wear!

Thursday, September 08, 2022


 Moving along with Orbit --- I think one section to go -- then the eyelet ending.    

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Orbit by Janina Kallio, Woolenberry

 Latest knitting project.
Pattern is Orbit by Janina Kallio (Woolenberry).   Using 100% superwash merino wool.  LOOP Studio, color Easel.

Around the yard ... I've seen some swallowtail butterflies.   Fewer this year.

And .... new art supplies:


Thursday, August 18, 2022

Around the yard ....

.... and on the front porch, a package from William Morrow!!!!  

I ❤️ Bookmail!!!! 📖📬 Thank you William Morrow - HarperCollinsPublishers!!! Cannot wait to start reading 👓☕️ 👜 📖 #ReesesBookClub #KirstinChen #Counterfeit

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Try It Box

 Sometimes, it comes as described!   I'm delighted with my sample box.    I purchased a Try It Box from Farber-Castell.   

WITH THE CODE, the samples were $1 + tax + S/H.

 Was really happy to receive (quickly) in the mail!    Regular sized pencils, markers, pens!!!   Nice booklet.   There is an eraser & pencil sharpener for the graphite pencils.

 The paper samples (7" x 5")  included 2 sheets of black paper & 3 sheets of cold press white paper. 


The Faber-Castell Try It Box offers a generous trial assortment of core Art & Graphic materials. | 

The Try It Box includes a combination of Polychromos Color Pencils, Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils, Pitt Artist Pens, a Castell 9000 Graphite Pencil, a Matte Graphite Pencil and an Albrecht Durer Watercolor Marker (colors and quantities may vary). | 

Samples of Legion Papers specially selected for the materials are also included as well as a pencil sharpener and eraser. | 

Take advantage of this special offer by using promo code TRYIT at checkout and experience the exceptional quality Faber-Castell Art & Graphic products have to offer!

**Please note: The contents of the box may vary slightly. This offer is valid while supplies last. Limit 1 per household.  "


Thursday, July 21, 2022

Book Mail!!!

 I'm a happy
recipient of book mail from
Hachette Book Group.

How did this happen?   I entered a contest via emails from  Book reporter.     



Sunday, June 26, 2022

Wolf Park

 On Saturday, DH and I went to Battle Ground, Indiana for "Howl Night with Doug Smith".  Held at Wolf Park.   [I wasn't sure what to expect.]    Was an interesting experience.

 Bison, too -- bathing under the bridge.

 Snoozing on top of their house.


Monday, June 20, 2022


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