Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Beachy Picture For You

How's this for a way to spend an end-of-summer day? We live by this water and can visit it all the time, so of course we only go there a couple of times a summer. Locals. It's terrible to take this huge body of water for granted, isn't it? But we make the most of it when we can get there. You can find Petoskey stones on this beach, when the waves aren't knocking you around. Seriously fun.



I have a picture here of a Webkinz, posing with some spinning that needs to be two-plyed. He felt he wasn't getting any blog time, and was beginning to feel unimportant. Poor little guy. I'm trying to figure out how many yards I get out of two ounces, four ounces, et cetera, of roving. Only my experiment has come to a screeching halt, because, having successfully kept the house clean for an entire week (last week, not this one), I have lost the spinning. I've looked everywhere. Now I've thought back on it, and the last time I remember seeing it was at church, when I was being a maniac about the dishrag tag. Haven't seen it since. I wonder what happened between there and my home? Because I'm pretty sure I brought it out to the car with me, and there was no big bag of spinning and knitting laying on a table when I was at church on Sunday. Seriously, I need a homing device that helps me find things once I clean.



Pretty, no? My mom and I also took a turn at making spindles. (Don't you love that my daughter wanted to try a very small flower pot?) They came out okay for us being newbies, and I'll likely try again. I need more spindles. I've misplaced one.

7 comments:

del said...

Great way to spend the last bit of summer! We live close to the beach, too, but hardly ever go.

Jen said...

Looks like tons of fun at the beach!
And your spindles look great. Use what you've got already. :)

Denise said...

What a beautiful beach picture! Makes me long for a bit more vacation.

tatjana said...

haha, lovin the flower pot ;)

Brigitte said...

Oh, that is a lovely shot of the beach!!

AR said...

Hopefully we'll have some nice days after school, and some time to go to the beach before winter! :)

Cute spindles!

Amy Boogie said...

I love the flower pot. The Fiber Frolic used to have a spindle contest -the most odd and original. One year there was someone that made one out of a dried orange. It spun well too. They all had to spin in order to qualify.