Tuesday, September 20, 2011

seizing the day...

Well, today just might be the day... or rather, will be the day... So I thought I better pop some of the pictures I've been hording onto my blog.

this is my latest pattern testing pattern!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Yesterday, Andrew and I had SO much fun volunteering at the Farm to Fork event in Virginia Beach. We worked the drink table at the event - locally brewed beers from Beach Brewing Company, locally made wine, and apple cider. The beer was fantastic - yes, preg had a sip or two and enjoyed them very, very much. Andrew had a cup or two and also enjoyed them very much! His exact words were "this was the best volunteer opportunity I've ever heard of!".

Aside from all the beer, which clearly was a major hit, there was AWESOME food. And lots of it. There were a number of restaurants present that I'd always wanted to eat at, though never wanted to fork over the $25+ a plate that they charge. This was the perfect opportunity. We had delicious smoked brisket, roasted vegetable ratatouille, carmel apple cakes, tomatoes and fresh mozzarella, homegrown mushroom ragu, locally caught oysters, and so much more I can't even remember!

Needless to say, the tickets were $30 each... if we hadn't been volunteering, we certainly would have been enjoying! Plus, aren't good things even so much better when they are FREE!
Oh, plus the 6 pie pumpkin and 2 japanese eggplant table decorations I snagged at the end made the deal extra sweet!

Andrew, manning the beer table - in true Hanlon style, B.S.ing up a storm and enjoying every moment of it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

New Winter Boots!

Just finished up baby's first pair of winter boots. The lining is made from an old, shrunken sweater and the exterior is made from wet felted wool - from my favorite fiber store in Savannah Wild Fibre and a cute store in the upper peninsula of Michigan!

Can't blog long... too much stitching to do!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dad's Baby Blankie

Andrew had the fun idea of turning an old uniform into a cute little baby blanket! Well, the uniform wasn't exactly old...but rather had a small hole chomped into the back by our first born - Violet. She enjoys sneaking into the laundry room, pulling clothes through the holes in the laundry basket, and snacking quietly til mom comes to catch her. She has a special taste specifically for camouflage... we think it reminds her of her roots in the fields of west Texas.

So this is it. A little lap blanket for the car or for snuggling when dad's at work. Oh how soon will there be a little body under this blankie.