"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

13 September 2013

This week...

  • This week has really pushed my buttons.  Had to deal with the insurance co. because the A/C was fried due to the lightning from last weeks storm.  Fabulous.  
  • I was able to finish two very important projects that I have really put every spare minute into finishing with the last two weeks.  The blanket for Baby Evelyn and Tyler's sweater.  So glad they are checked off the project list.
  • Lots of time has been spent outside while working on recent projects.  Absolutely love these cooler temps where you don't sweat like a pig the second you walk out the door.  I so love my patio.
  • Went hiking today.  Didn't really want to go at first but I was glad I went.  Lots of stuff to see while exploring near the Idaho/Oregon state line.  Including dead stuff in a dry creek bed.  A tad bit gross.  And more rocks were brought home, again.
  • On the way home the check engine light came on.  I seriously nearly got sick.  I hate when that kind of stuff happens.  Just makes me want to scream.  After a few deep breaths and a call to my super master mechanic BIL, I think we resolved the problem with a little tapping on one particular part on the engine.  Apparently this stupid part is not a necessity in the vehicle running and it's sole purpose is to be a pain in the butt.  Great.  I was the one having to do the tapping because of small hands.  Of course the guys had to have a little fun at my expense.  With my hand down around wires, my dearest had to make a 'zapping' sound and scared the crap out of me.  I squealed in BIL's ear on the phone and both guys nearly pee'd their pants.  Gotta love brothers.  Yeah.  At least the check engine light went out and has not come back on.
  • Tomorrow I'm going no where.  Except for into my craft room.  I'm going to kick butt on getting the front of my monster quilt finished.  Everyone is on their own the entire day.    




  1. Your sweater and blanket are gorgeous. I love the colors you used in your blanket; very fresh and vibrant. Sounds like you had a bit of a rough week. I hope you get a nice relaxing weekend. Take care, Heather

  2. Car troubles, they're never fun. The safety of the craft room sounds like a good plan.
    Anne xx

  3. LOVE that sweater! Ca-ute. Enjoy your day in your craft room!

  4. First, the blanket and sweater rock. I'd like a sweater just like that in my size . . . can you whip that up real quick for me. ;)

    Also, the story about the engine light and your BIL had me laughing out loud. And I'm not a laugh out loud kind of gal.

    Have a relaxing weekend.

  5. Oh! I just love the afghan and the adorable sweater!
    I am loving this cooler weather too. Its so nice to have the windows open and fresh breezing blowing and not boiling.
    I had car troubles, thankfully Hubby is a mechanic, so he is usually a call away, but I just hate being stuck somewhere and not knowing what the silly car is trying to tell me.
    Have a lovely rest of your weekend, and I can't wait to see the quilt!

  6. Wow Kar, what a week you have had, I do hate car trouble and we've had our far share over the years. I hope you have better week next week. I love the sweater it is so darling, and I LOVE the colors in the blanket!
    Relax tomorrow, you deserve it.

  7. I'm sorry your week was not the best, hoping next is better. I LOVE the first pic. When I think of you buddy that's exactly what I think of. You in those cute chairs you guys painted and crocheting. Love the blanket and sweater, adorable!!! Hoping your air gets fixed soon. Glad to here your BIL was able to help with the car. Have a great day!

  8. Wow, with all that, you deserve a day to yourself. I love the blanket and the jacket! You have really put a lot of love into both of these projects. They will be well loved. Glad that check engine light is off. Did I tell you? I got my own car back after having been gone since May getting fixed. There was more life in it and I wasn't ready for a new purchase. My uncle did all the running around. He enjoys that stuff. I just want my car to work. He got it painted too. Oh, joy! :-)