Tuesday, June 22, 2010

More squirrel antics...and a finished scarf!

Our little Moorpark "monkey" a.k.a. Squirrel figured out how to jump into the free hanging bird feeder!!! So funny!!!
When I snapped his picture above, he suddenly had this "uh oh, I'm caught" expression, and you should have seen him jump onto the patio below! He then scaled the stucco wall up to the roof of the house!!
Here is the finished scarf...pattern is one of the little "recipe" cards from The Little Box of Scarves, and I used Laines du Nord's Kiddy Print mohair and Eros ribbon yarns and I think it turned out so pretty!
The lace was simple yet delicate to knit with a very simple repeat for the entire scarf.
I'm glad that it got long enough so I could finished the scarf and enjoy it...and perhaps go and knit something else!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Moorpark Squirrels

Squirrels are something new to us in the suburbs of Moorpark...I'm sure there are plenty of them in the more rural areas, but in our housing track, it's something new. Sure, we'd see an occasional squirrel, but now we're seeing them in pairs playing on our backyard wall.
Makes for something very entertaining for me and the Maggi beagle dog...
When Maggi sees them, she goes tearing out after them with all her vim and vigor! So funny!! You wouldn't guess that Maggi is 9 years old running after these critters!
They just run away or sashay their tails at her! But the dog sure isn't bored!! And I have fun watching too...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mom and Dad's birthdays...

We celebrated both my parents' birthdays since Dad's birthday is June 14 while my mom's is June 20...we try to pick a date somewhere in the middle. Mom received a wallet size of the Family portrait as well as a nice size picture of Will.
Dad is enjoying his Lena Horne cd set...he has the album, but this way, he can listen when he drives.
My sons, Will and Peter enjoying the festivities...we later went out to dinner at a yummy Greek restaurant.
For both their birthdays, we gifted them with the family portrait. It was finished just in time! I was thrilled to find a handsome frame at Michaels that fit right in with my parents' decor.

We had a wonderful celebration...sorry that my husband Frank and daughter Kara couldn't be there but they are coming home soon for the 4th of July weekend.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ice Cream and Seals...

We had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend together in Monterey where we did a vast amount of walking and visited the piers and coastline. And probably every ice cream shop along the way!

We also were amused by the number of seals that were enjoying the sunshine. Some were sleeping at the boat ramp and sunning themselves.
Frank thought this was a cute boat house...it did have some cute lace curtains in the window...
We saw this seal posing for the cameras...really funny!
And this one just chilling on this rock with his belly in the air. He let out an "AR!" when the tide rose and covered him with water!
So back home again with memories of seals!! We also had a yummy bowl of clam chowder at one of the restaurants at the pier and did lots of walking. I even got to visit the Monarch yarn store in Pacific Grove and bought a very soft hank of silky mohair yarn!