Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Some Great Finds

While getting back on the blogging "horse," I've found quite a few great finds!

First, my header's image was missing (?!??) so I re-uploaded it only to dispair that I couldn't get it to center (really??  how hard can that be??).  About an hour or two later, I stumbled across this article with a quick copy & paste CSS that worked like magic.  Yippee!

Then I came across a Pickles cardigan, an etsy seller feature (Yay Kim!), & this beautiful starburst throw pillow while catching up on my blog reading.

And thanks to Liesl, I now have two more books [Almost Amish & A Householder's Guide to the Universe] in my library's request queue....

What are you discovering?

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Adirondacks

Labor day weekend my husband and I traveled with another couple to New York for some hiking.

We stayed overnight in Akron & had dinner with my husband's best man and his girlfriend.  Then we continued our drive to meet up with our hiking friends.


I worked with some new yarn on the drive. It came from one 0f the boxes Dan's grandmother won at a "Chinese Auction."


We hiked Mt Marcy the first day.  It was my first mountain!

First Trail marker.

View from the Summit.

But us girls were too sore & stiff to do any more hiking the next day, so we dropped the boys off to hike the Gothics and we hung around the cabin, recuperating. 

Before we left, I sold one earwarmer right off my needles to the co-owner of our accommodations, Mountain Brook Lodge!


Then he asked about a hat for himself, which I gladly made as a compliment to his wife's earwarmer.  (see the matching yarn in his stripes?)


They were probably the best hosts I have ever stayed with [commercially].  They held bonfires every night in the courtyard to get to know their guests & really created a sense of community.  We felt like we were staying in a friend's home!  (ex. I forgot to bring milk for my coffee so Al brought me a glad of milk to keep in our fridge!)

All four of us can't wait to return. :)

http://mountainbrooklodge.com/