We’ve been busy.

Mom stayed with us from Thursday through yesterday – Monday – when she left to stay with my sister Liana.  Thursday we spent with Danielle – which I already posted about.  Friday was doing things locally that she likes – breakfast at the Bagel Cafe, looking around her favorite Chatham store “American Pie” – then spending time with the boys and dinner from Pizza Hut.

Saturday Mom and I went to the Crafts at Rhinebeck juried craft show at the Dutchess County Fair Grounds.

We love this show.  Wonderful potters and artisans.  We stopped at a booth where there was a couple selling skeins of lovely mohair that they spun with free patterns to make various things using their mohair.  Mom got two skeins of yarn to make two scarves.  This is a picture of the spiral scarves they had hanging in the booth.  Mom is going to make one of these types of scarves.

We also found the last Father’s Day present I needed there so we started Father’s Day Saturday evening, giving Chip his cards and presents.  What follows are pictures of him opening his presents.  Just hold the cursor over the picture for further explanation of what each picture depicts.

 Sunday was church, followed by egg and cheese croissants from the Bagel Cafe, another trip to the Crafts at Rhinebeck show – this time with Chip – and then dinner at Mexican Radio.  (Chip had not come with us to Rhinebeck the day before because he was running the boys to various birthday parties. )

The food – as always – was phenomenal.  Chip got their special – a rolled stuffed chicken breast with a seasoned mashed potato.

Mom had Fajitas

I had the Mexican Louis Salad – BEST salad in the world.  Includes melt in your mouth steak and spicy shrimp and avocado.  Wow.

The boys get tacos or quesadillas – adult size because they eat alot!!

We all have fun at Mexican Radio

Liana picked up Mom on Monday and I tried to get back to work.  With all the running I don’t have much to show you on knitting projects other than some length completed on the bottom of Elaine’s Imagine Sweater.

You can already see the change in colors with the second skein of yarn – less yellows and more white tones.  Normally I would try to intertwine the colors more throughout but because this is a hippie tye dye substitute, I decided to try varying shading stripes in the body of the sweater.  Hopefully it will come out looking a little funky and fun – we will see.  This is just part of working with hand-painted yarns.  No uniform dye lots.

This week is the last week of school – so there are field days and parties and book swaps.  Chip will have to keep up with all of it because I have 4 court appearances this week.  Next week starts two months without having to get the boys up at 6:30 a.m.  Woo Hoo!!

Hope you all had nice Father’s Days.


About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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1 Response to We’ve been busy.

  1. danielle says:

    Great pics Shel, and I LOVE the lizard mug! How cool!

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