Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sneak Peak

Hump day, Wednesday, the middle of the week.... everyone seems to sigh and moan with dread when we talk about Wednesdays.   I happen to like Wednesdays....we are halfway to the weekend and I get to spend time with my knitting pals on Wednesday nights, a small island of fun in the middle of my week.  I do dislike Tuesday, the day before hump day, 4 days from the weekend and the day that makes it seem as if the week will stretch on forever.  ugh.

I decided to walk around my workplace today and take some shots that shows you some of my world here at work.  (yep, I'm getting low on subject matter)  The pond belongs to my boss, it's just down the hill from the shop and office, it's a photographers dream during warm weather.  I think every school team  within a 50 mile radius comes here to have their picture taken on the arched bridge to the island.  Prom goers, high school seniors, engaged couples and prom goers flock to the pond to have their picture taken.  We also have a covered deck that sits on the hill overlooking the pond that we use as our three seasons break room, it's quite beautiful and very peaceful. 
Winter pond shot taken today

Summer pond shot taken this past summer

This was a mirror that we made for my boss a couple years ago for Christmas and it hangs in the entryway just outside my office.   The mirrors and glass items that my husband sandblasts are never something we sell, we only do them to donate to some of the charity auctions or simply give them away as gifts.  Every mirror or glass item we do is a one of a kind creation and we really enjoy making them.  I design the layout and order the vinyl and Mike does the real work.  It's tough to get a picture of a mirror, so excuse the weird angle of this shot. 

Lucy-see how sweet she appears!!  Don't be fooled.
 I have a couple cats that "help" me at work, Sophie is the 11 yr old crabby, overweight cat and Lucy is the young one that likes to mess up my desk and annoy Sophie. 
Sophie-crabby only when provoked. 

Hope this fits when I'm done. 

I have vowed to complete some of the knitting projects that are in my fiber room and so here is the last sleeve for the Shawl Collared Cardigan.  This pattern is a free download from the Lion Brand Yarn website.  It is written with 3/4 length sleeves, but I have make them full length.  I completed a red, white and blue scarf last week, it  had been sitting in a bag for a year.  Onward and upward!!!!


  1. Good for you! Lovely pond and bridge.

  2. Dear friend, we think alike. I am also trying to finish UFOs. Our quilt show is March 16-17, and I am pushing to finish 12 quilts along with customer quilts. It might be easier if I would quit going back to work. My goal is to keep my blog more current. Check it out at
    Should have a new post each day this week.


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