Friday, November 28, 2008

W is for...

I got this from Claudia

Sandy issued a challenge:

* Go to your Sixth Picture Folder then pick your Sixth Picture.

* Pray that you remember the details.

* Tag 5 others.

Not being a meme-er, I'll go so far as doing the first and the second.

The owls are part of an extensive collection belonging to my brother in law living in Vancouver, WA. I spent some time with them around teaching at TKGA Portland last September.

W is vanes.

This is on a local garden center. I don't know if it really works.

The steam engine weather vane is on our garage. DH loves steam engines.

Knitting gifted
All the gifts made in the last 2 months have been given. Two pairs of socks were birthday presents. One Christmas stocking was given on Thanksgiving. Youngest daughter and husband were in town from Florida. They gave out Christmas gifts early, so I decided to reciprocate. This morning we went out for breakfast and gave out Josh's grey socks, the book "It Itches" by Franklin Habit, and a bag of potato soup mix. I'm still working on Vitor's socks 1 1/4 sock done. I might finish by Sunday night, the goal of one KAL I'm participating in. They'll be given next Sunday morning at breakfast.

New toy pictures.
My new laptop. It does what computers are supposed to do. The top is connected tot he bottom. It runs on Windows XP, which means that my business software runs like it did before.

My new serger. This will not be my everyday machine, but an extra that does the fancy stuff. It does a beautiful rolled hem and cover stitch. It does a chain stitch and chain and serge at the same time. There are 20 stitch variations, using up to 5 threads. It has 5 needle positions and 3 loopers. A LED display helps with the settings etc. I will have either a repaired machine or some toher simpler machine for everyday use.

Cute grandkid!
They were given the piano. He's started lessons from someone at church. This is in addition to the tuba and trumpet he already owns. (Yes, they're real! Small size, but not toys).I don't think he 's had lessons on the other instruments except from his father.

We had Thanksgiving dinner at his house. There were about 25 people, 2 turkeys, and loads of food. All the women and some men in the family are good cooks. I got to bring Diet Coke, as usual.

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