Monday, December 17, 2012

My Christmas Decor

Just a few pics to remember this lovely Christmas...and the felted "cat shoe" ornaments were on a little tree at the Legion of Honor!

Legion of Honor on a rainy Sunday

We escaped the rain by heading to the Legion of Honor. The new show is "Royal Treasures from the Louvre" but of course I could not take photos inside it, so instead I took pics of the porcelain gallery, which has some lovely things.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Ploughshare Nursery in Alameda

Yesterday, we went to see the auctions at Alameda--we never have the energy to check them out after spending several hours walking all around the antique market! But the market was postponed due to heavy rain this Sunday, and the rain let up enough so the drive was not bad. I didn't take any pics of the auction stuff, but we also stopped at the Ploughshare Nursery which is along the same street that leads to the antique market--another place we never have energy to see. There was only one person working in a back greenhouse, and we didn't buy anything, but it was interesting to finally explore it.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Ginny celebrated with us in a knitted Pilgrim dress and hat (complete with turkey and pumpkin). These were made for the Edward and Anastasia Bears that were in Your Knitting Life magazine before it folded. I made the cross stitch pumpkins years ago, and purchased the other decorations at various places.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Tiny Dolls

These are two little dolls that I purchased recently at the Alameda Antique Market. Now I need to make them some new clothes!

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Unexpected change in our landscape!

This morning, a crew showed up and began cutting down the huge pine tree in our neighbors yard that has been the backdrop of our garden ever since we moved here. I got home in time to take a couple shots before they removed the last branch from the top.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Knitters Lab Find

Last night, I went to the Knitters Lab vendor mall--it's at the same hotel where it was held last year, very handy for my commute (except the traffic on 101 was horrible!) Anyway, I managed to NOT buy any yarn, but I did invest in a set of color-coded Japanese crochet hooks that I have been coveting, and a lace-edged crochet shawl pattern called "Belle Epoque" by Kira Dulaney.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Farmers' Market in Our Small Town

Here's a few shots from our recent market.

Planting a garden in a wooden pallet

A friend gave me some free lettuce, onion, and artichoke plants, so I finally used the wooden pallet I picked up this summer. First, we nailed wire mesh over the bottom to discourage gophers, then filled it with soil and added the plants! I also had to dig out three bushes that were not happy in that spot in the garden, so this was a several-hour project, but it looks good. I was inspired by the wood pallet garden on this site.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stuck on Hwy 92...

As I was sitting in traffic last night, I took a few photos of my everyday commute, it's really quite beautiful!