August 17, 2011

Yarn along...I'm painting and more!

Yes, I'm painting watercolors...jovial little animals riding bicycles, because it's fun and a great way to get around, no gasoline required, and one gets exercise! I do love to ride my bicycle. Tomorrow morning, Hannah and I will ride out bikes to the grocery store.My girls and their cousins posing in front of their collaborative garden installation at Brazee St Studios. They each made a glass flower and we will pick them up next month after the show.
This shawl is not exactly what I intended, but I ran out of yarn, so when I get more of this same color (it's the Stitch Nation 100% Peruvian yarn), I plan on working on it more! I love that big was in the package that my dear friend Charlotte gave me for my birthday.

Ginny's "Yarn along" is fun to check out every Wednesday, and yesterday she posted a sweet story about some reptile eggs her sons found and then took care of...and out came baby turtles!
Right now, the girls are selling our extra tomatoes in the front yard. The 2 girls that live next door came over, they wanted to help. We get a lot of traffic since we live across the street from a plaza with a library, Walgreens, Advanced Auto Parts, Payless Shoe Source, etc. They are 25 cents each.
The movie The Help was everything I though it should be...did a great job of showing the story written in the book by Kathryn Stockett. I took my mom who also read it. I used a giftcard I got as a gift from the families of the pre-school students at the end of the year in May, if I didn't have that, I would've waited until it came out on DVD and gotten it at our library (as it's free). So, a big thanks to all those families!


elizabeth said...

:) nice to enjoy summer...

Allison said...

It looks like your life is full of good things. That shawl is so pretty and will be perfect for fall. 25 cent tomatoes sound wonderful to me.

We were in Cincinnati over the weekend and had a great time! It had been a long time since I stopped in the city instead of just heading to Ikea.

Jane G Meyer said...

I love that you're painting bicycles, and that green yarn is delicious! Fun to see what you are all up to, Marfa. Blessings

Carol said...

The shawl looks cute now.

The tomato stand--great summer enterprise for your girls.

I will have to look for the book, The Help, at the library.

Enjoyed your post.

JO said...

Nice Painting =)

Valerie said...

Hi Marfa,
I do love all you've been up to! Your knitting projects are so much fun, and the green shawl looks wonderful on you. I can't wait to see what you will "paint" on a future sewing project!
x, Val